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2019

AirPlay 2 & HomeKit also coming to 2019 Vizio TV lineup

Monday January 07, 2019

Joining Samsung, budget TV maker Vizio will be deploying Apple's AirPlay 2 to its TVs starting early this year.

Mighton Avia smart lock offers HomeKit control for multipoint locking doors

Monday January 07, 2019

Mighton is helping home owners make more of their entryways part of their smart home network, by announcing the Avia as the first Apple HomeKit-compatible smart lock that can work with multipoint locking door systems.

HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades starting gradual roll-out at Ikea

Monday January 07, 2019

Swedish giant Ikea is beginning to roll out its first Smart Shades, compatible with Apple HomeKit and other smarthome platforms when paired with the company's Tradfri hub.

iPhone XS and iPhone XR Juice Pack Access battery cases beat Apple to the punch

Monday January 07, 2019

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, long-time accessory maker Mophie has rolled out a new battery case for the iPhone XS family, and the iPhone XR.

New simplehuman AirPlay 2-equipped vanity mirror debuts at CES

Monday January 07, 2019

The Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi and Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi Assist are two new vanity mirrors from simplehuman, both integrating a smart AirPlay 2 speaker for daily routines.

Arlo announces additional HomeKit support alongside new Ultra camera & security system

Monday January 07, 2019

Arlo has a number of new announcements at CES 2019, including finally bringing HomeKit support to its lineup of Arlo Pro 2 cams and the new Ultra 4K HDR wireless camera.

First third-party USB-C to Lightning cable is the Belkin BoostCharge

Monday January 07, 2019

Belkin has introduced a collection of BoostCharge cables for connecting devices requiring power to chargers and power banks, with the series featuring the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable that has been approved by Apple.

Belkin launches mesh-enabled router alongside Boost Charge chargers and HomeKit-enabled WeMo light switches

Monday January 07, 2019

Belkin has launched a new Linksys Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router at CES, alongside chargers and a power bank under its Boost Charge brand, and new HomeKit-enabled Wemo Light Switches.

Netatmo debuts stylish HomeKit-enabled Smart Video Doorbell

Monday January 07, 2019

In what is shaping up as a race to be the first HomeKit doorbell to market, Netatmo took its stab at the niche segment and debuted its new Smart Video Doorbell at CES 2019.

Blue preps professional-level Ember XLR condenser mic

Monday January 07, 2019

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, Blue Microphones has unveiled the Ember, a cardioid XLR condenser microphone aimed at musicians, podcasters, YouTube producers, and other people needing high-quality audio.

Siri finally jumps into your shower with upcoming U by Moen showerhead update

Sunday January 06, 2019

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Moen showed off an iOS-connected leak detector to save money and protect your home -- and announced that the U by Moen shower head finally will be receiving its long-awaited Siri and HomeKit update in early 2019.

OneLink expands smart home wares with mesh Wi-Fi system & smart doorbell

Sunday January 06, 2019

First Alert is doubling down with several new products in its OneLink line of smart home devices, including an updated version of the Safe & Sound, a new whole-home Wi-Fi mesh system, and a smart video doorbell.

iPhone users can get ECG readings from the Withings BPM Core cardiovascular monitor, Move fitness trackers

Sunday January 06, 2019

Withings is expanding its range of health-related devices by introducing the BPM Core cardiovascular monitor, while its wearable fitness tracking range grows with the introduction of the Move collection, including one that is the first analog watch that has on-demand electrocardiogram capabilities.

Early render suggests 2019's 'iPhone XI' could have triple-lens rear camera

Sunday January 06, 2019

This fall's next flagship iPhone may come equipped with a triple-lens camera on the rear, according to a render said to be based on an early development leak.

HomeKit doorbells not dead as first model set to start shipping in early 2019

Sunday January 06, 2019

HomeKit doorbells have apparently risen from the dead, as the first model appears set to begin shipping in early 2019.

Connect four displays to a MacBook Pro with the Targus Universal Quad video HD Docking Station

Sunday January 06, 2019

Targus has launched what it calls the world's first universal docking station capable of working with up to four HD monitors simultaneously, plus other peripherals and accessories via a single USB-C port.

Eve Systems announces new Energy Strip and Light Strip HomeKit devices

Sunday January 06, 2019

HomeKit maker Eve Systems has announced two new devices that will integrate with Apple's smart home platform -- the Eve Energy Strip for multiple AC-powered devices and the Eve Light Strip.

Crime blotter: Crashing a vehicle into an Apple Store fails, Find My iPhone locates several stolen cars

Sunday January 06, 2019

The iPhone remains a popular item for thieves, and if you steal a car with one in it, you may get caught with "find my iPhone." All this in more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

iTunes & AirPlay 2 coming to Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart Televisions [u]

Sunday January 06, 2019

In a radical departure from Apple's normal exclusivity, some of Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart TV models will soon get an app enabling access to iTunes movies and TV shows, and AirPlay 2 compatibility to boot. [Updated with news on other brands]

New Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station also works with USB 3.1 type C

Sunday January 06, 2019

Monoprice unveiled a slew of accessories ahead of this week's CES, including the Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station, which isn't just limited to the higher-speed connectivity, and alters performance when plugged into a computer with only the slower USB 3.1 Type C.