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2019

Netgear shows off new mesh networking devices, 5G router, Meural smart art frame

Monday January 07, 2019

Netgear has used CES to introduce a number of new networking products, including a 5G hotspot, routers with built-in cable modems, and a third-generation model of smart art frame from subsidiary Meural.

Sony to deliver Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to upcoming TVs

Monday January 07, 2019

Following word that Samsung plans to integrate iTunes and AirPlay 2 into select smart TV models, Sony on Monday said its TVs, too, will add support for Apple streaming and remote control protocols TVs later this year.

Apple Music expands song lyrics support to seven countries including France and Germany

Monday January 07, 2019

Apple expanded Apple Music song lyrics functionality to seven major markets on Monday, with users in France, Germany, Spain and other countries now able to use the capability for both streaming and searching for songs.

Hands-on with Eve Energy Strip & Eve Light Strip HomeKit-enabled accessories

Monday January 07, 2019

Eve Systems, a prominent manufacturer of connected home accessories, fleshed out the final details of its upcoming Eve Energy Strip and Eve Light Strip HomeKit devices at CES 2019. AppleInsider was on hand to take a closer look at the devices before they hit store shelves later this year.

Apple begins collecting iTunes and Apple Music sales tax in Canada

Monday January 07, 2019

Apple on Monday announced a change in billing policy that will require Canadian users to pay taxes on TV, movie, music and audiobook purchases, bringing the tech giant in line with recently adopted tax laws.

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.