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2019

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.

OWC launches Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, new portable storage, USB-C 'ClingOn' cable stabilizer

Sunday January 06, 2019

Other World Computing has launched a number of new items for CES 2019, including the Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, a number of new USB-C and Thunderbolt storage appliances, and a new USB-C cable stabilization system called 'ClingOn.'

Lutron adds ceiling fan control to iPhone-controlled Caseta smarthome lineup

Sunday January 06, 2019

Prior to the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show start, Lutron on Sunday announced the addition of a fan control system and matching remote to its Caseta smarthome platform, which until now has been focused on lighting.

Editorial: Apple note sends media pundits into a fit of histrionic gibberish

Saturday January 05, 2019

After Apple restated its December quarter revenue guidance to account for weaker than expected iPhone demand in China, media across the spectrum has cranked their clickbait content generators up to 11 to take full advantage of AAPL panic season. Unfortunately, what almost all of them are writing is ignorant gibberish that has nothing to do with actual events.

How to extend the battery life of your iPhone XR or iPhone XS to all day and beyond

Saturday January 05, 2019

Whether you've got your first iPhone or you've just upgraded to a new one, AppleInsider shows you 20 ways how to stretch out that battery life, and spend a lot less time near a power plug with that mobile device.

Apple elaborates on iPad Pro precision manufacturing process, reiterates 400 micron tolerance for bends

Saturday January 05, 2019

Apple has published a support document detailing the new iPad Pro's enclosure manufacturing process, in an attempt to assure customers that the new device is durable and strong.

Pandora releases redesigned Apple Watch app with offline playback support

Saturday January 05, 2019

Pandora on Friday pushed out an update to its official iOS app that includes a redesigned Apple Watch accompaniment boasting offline playback support, a much requested feature from users of the music streaming service.

Apple plasters privacy ad on billboard near Las Vegas Convention Center ahead of CES

Friday January 04, 2019

Though Apple is not scheduled to make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, the company is using the event as an opportunity to push its message on privacy and has purchased a large billboard near the city's convention center.

Spectrum offers Apple TV 4K to subscribers for $7.50 per month

Friday January 04, 2019

Following the launch of an eponymous standalone Apple TV app, Charter Spectrum on Friday announced a promotion that allows new and existing Spectrum TV and Internet customers to add an Apple TV 4K to their subscription for $7.50 a month.