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2019

iPad, iPad Pro get new cases from Zagg with Rugged Book Go, Slim Book Go, Messenger Folio

Monday January 07, 2019

Zagg has launched new accessories for the iPad and iPad Pro lines, including an all-new Slim Book Go, the Rugged Book Go, and Messenger Folio cases and keyboard bundles for working while on the move.

Honeywell debuts T9 and T10 Pro smart thermostats, lack HomeKit support

Monday January 07, 2019

During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Honeywell parent company Resideo has shown off two new smart thermostats -- the T9 and T10 Pro. While both add quite a few new features for users of the controlling app, they lack HomeKit support -- at least for now.

Netgear boosting its Orbi mesh networking with Wi-Fi 6 later in 2019

Monday January 07, 2019

Netgear has used CES 2019 to introduce an updated version of its Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi system, its mesh-based networking product, with the latest version offering connectivity using sixth-generation Wi-Fi, 802.11ax.

HomeKit is coming to Brilliant's $299 wall-mounted smarthome controller

Monday January 07, 2019

The Brilliant Home Control, which replaces a light switch with a speaker and touchscreen panel, will be getting HomeKit compatibility through an over-the-air firmware update this spring.

Future iPhone Face ID could have infrared sensor that works through OLED screens

Monday January 07, 2019

Potentially pushing Apple further towards eliminating the notch on iPhones, sensor creator AMS has debuted new technology that can detect ambient light and human proximity from behind an OLED screen.

Hands on with Lutron HomeKit Fan Controller

Monday January 07, 2019

Lutron is set to become the first manufacturer to get a HomeKit fan controller to market and while we were at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider went hands-on to test it out.

Hands on with Arlo's Ultra 4K HDR HomeKit camera and security system

Monday January 07, 2019

AppleInsider is at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and we checked out all of Arlo's new gear including the impressive Arlo Ultra 4K HDR HomeKit-enabled camera and the new security system.

You can now use Apple's Siri & HomeKit to control the $8000 Numi 2.0 'intelligent toilet'

Monday January 07, 2019

One of the more unusual Apple-related announcements out of CES is that Kohler's "intelligent toilet," the Numi 2.0, is gaining support for HomeKit and even Siri commands.

Apple's $145M payout to WiLAN in patent infringement case slashed to $10M

Monday January 07, 2019

A verdict against Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit has been slashed by a judge, with the original award of $145 million to WiLAN cut down to just $10 million by a California court on Thursday.

Apple issues third developer betas for iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, tvOS 12.1.2 [u]

Monday January 07, 2019

Following a break for the holidays, Apple has issued a new batch of developer betas for testing, with third beta builds of iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 now available for download

Final day: Enter to win a Disk Drill Pro license for easy data recovery

Monday January 07, 2019

AppleInsider is partnering with CleverFiles this week to offer readers the chance to win a Disk Drill Pro license, allowing for data recovery with support for over 200 file types. Ten winners will each receive a Pro license for Mac or Windows valued at $89.

Harman Kardon's Citation speakers next in line for AirPlay 2

Monday January 07, 2019

Harman Kardon's Citation smartspeakers will be updated with AirPlay 2 support early this year, according to the latest announcement out of CES 2019.

LG joins TV brands promising AirPlay 2 & HomeKit

Monday January 07, 2019

A third TV maker, LG, said on Monday that it will bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility to its 2019 models.

Third-party USB-C Lightning cables made official at CES by Griffin

Monday January 07, 2019

Griffin is also coming to market with a third-party USB-C to Lightning cable suitable for connecting Apple's newest hardware to the iPhone.

Griffin announces four new wireless iPhone charging products at CES 2019

Monday January 07, 2019

Griffin has just taken the wraps off several new Qi wireless charging accessories at CES 2019 including a battery pack and Apple Watch combo dock.

Ring lineup grows with new peephole camera and series of smart lighting, still no HomeKit

Monday January 07, 2019

Amazon's Ring has continued to grow its offerings, introducing a new peephole camera as well as a variety of outdoor smart lights at CES 2019.

Tile's location-tracking tech to be integrated into Bluetooth chips

Monday January 07, 2019

Tile on Monday announced that its location-tracking technology, which normally helps to find things like keys and wallets, will soon be integrated into the Bluetooth chips of major suppliers.

Apple financial miss not due to US-China trade dispute claims Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Monday January 07, 2019

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has advised that Apple's reduced revenue expectations are not due to trade tensions between the United States and China, while simultaneously claiming that the dispute between the two countries "certainly has hurt" the Chinese economy.

TP-Link to finally bring Apple HomeKit to Kasa smart plugs

Monday January 07, 2019

Electronics maker TP-Link is introducing HomeKit support to its smartplugs starting in early 2019, potentially providing a significant boost to Apple's platform.

Apple not the only one hit badly by China economy -- Samsung is taking a beating too

Monday January 07, 2019

Samsung is preparing to follow Apple in warning of lower than anticipated revenue, with the South Korean electronics giant expected to advise of a 12-percent year-on-year quarterly operating profit drop, its first in a two-year period.