Amazon and Google smart speakers can eavesdrop and phish owners; HomePod safe

We’ve known since the spring of last year that Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers can eavesdrop on owners, and even phish them via voice. However, new research shows that new malicious apps with these capabilities continue to be approved by both companies. The two vulnerabilities – demonstrated in videos below – occur because […]

Prime Day 2019 Deal Hub: Apple, HomeKit gear, smart home tech, more [Updating]

Over at 9to5Toys we’re tracking all of the best Prime Day deals from Amazon’s 48-hour shopping event. A number of notable offers have already popped up ahead of Monday’s 3AM ET start time, and you can find all of them just below in our best Prime Day deals hub. Make sure you’re following along on […]

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell to support HomeKit Secure Video at launch, indoor & outdoor cameras to follow

French smart home manufacturer Netatmo was one of the first announced to support Apple’s upcoming HomeKit Secure Video standard when it launches this fall, and now we know what cameras from the company will be receiving the new storage and encryption feature. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound bars

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while SoundTouch speakers are still playing the waiting game. more… The post Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound […]

IDC: Smart home market to grow 27% in 2019, Apple to continue gaining traction

IDC is out this week with a look at the smart home market in 2018 and predictions for 2019. According to IDC data, the global smart home device market is expected to grow 26.9 percent year-over-year to 832.7 million shipments. more… The post IDC: Smart home market to grow 27% in 2019, Apple to continue […]

Apple officially releases Smart Battery cases for iPhone XS/Max/XR with Qi charging support

Apple today has officially released Smart Battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. This comes after 9to5Mac discovered various pieces of evidence within iOS hinting at the existence of such cases. more… The post Apple officially releases Smart Battery cases for iPhone XS/Max/XR with Qi charging support appeared first on […]