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Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with original Nianhua folk art wallpapers made on Mac and iPad

01/06/2017, 05:01 pm

Continuing its celebration of the 2017 Chinese New Year, Apple on Friday published to its website a series of high-resolution Nianhua folk art wallpapers created using its ecosystem of devices, from Mac to iPad and Apple Pencil.

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Leviton presents hub-free HomeKit in-wall dimmers, switches

01/06/2017, 03:01 pm

Leviton's Decora Smart lineup of automated switches and dimmers promise a HomeKit-friendly lighting solution -with no hub required, unlike some competing lighting solutions.

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Hands-on: Fibaro's HomeKit-enabled flood, door/window, and motion sensors

01/06/2017, 02:01 pm

Smart appliance maker Fibaro is embracing Apple's HomeKit platform with three upcoming Bluetooth-connected accessories. AppleInsider paid a visit to the company's boot at the Consumer Electronics Show Friday for a closer look.

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Focalcrest Mixtile Hub claims to bridge HomeKit, previously incompatible home automation devices

01/06/2017, 11:01 am

The Consumer Electronics Show HomeKit reveals continue, with "internet of things" company Focalcrest showing its bridging solution that claims to bridge smart home devices from different brands, allowing access to Apple's HomeKit platform, and Home app.

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AppleInsider podcast at CES talks Apple HomeKit, tech trends, and the struggle to ship

01/06/2017, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor talks to Neil from Vegas, the site of CES, about Apple-connected announcements from the show, and what are some of the best and worst products seen at the 2017 event.

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Downtown Brooklyn Apple store rumored, Fifth Ave cube renovations begin this month

01/06/2017, 12:01 am

As rumors swirl that Apple is planning a new retail location near Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, the company's iconic Fifth Avenue cube in midtown Manhattan will temporarily relocate as renovations take place.

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Apple confirms plans for first South Korean retail store in Seoul

01/05/2017, 10:01 pm

Following rumors that Apple was scouting locations for its first flagship store in South Korea, the company on Thursday posted retail hiring notices and confirmed that it indeed plans to open a brick-and-mortar outlet in the country.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook declines Ireland committee invite, branded as 'snub to Irish people'

01/05/2017, 06:01 pm

Irish politicians are accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook of snubbing the country's legislature, and by association the entirety of Ireland, by declining an invitation to answer questions about the European Union's recent tax ruling.

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Honeywell embraces Apple HomeKit with Lyric Home Security and Control System

01/05/2017, 01:01 pm

The existing Lyric Honeywell home security system will gain HomeKit support in early 2017, thanks to a forthcoming software update, making make it the first-ever pro-installed security system with support for Apple's smart home platform.

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D-Link launches new HomeKit range with Omna 180 Cam HD security camera

01/05/2017, 11:01 am

The first camera from D-Link's Wi-Fi camera range to be compatible with Apple's HomeKit, the Omna 180 Cam HD, is a network camera for the home that can stream encrypted 1080p video to iOS devices and the Apple TV.

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Apple's negotiations with India continue, government officials reluctant to give more tax breaks

01/05/2017, 10:01 am

More information regarding Apple's possible entry into India's manufacturing and retail markets has emerged, with government officials making statements before a full ruling suggesting Apple would not receive any special tax incentives to do business in the country that wouldn't also apply to other companies.

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Earin combats Apple's AirPods with new M-2 truly wireless earbuds

01/05/2017, 09:01 am

Not long after the release of the M-1 --and Apple's own AirPods -- Earin has unveiled its new M-2 completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds, adding a touch interface to the tip of the earpiece.

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August Home announces mortise kit for smart lock, Logitech POP switch integration

01/05/2017, 03:01 am

August Home, a leading manufacturer of connected home devices, on Wednesday announced a new mortise lock compatibility kit for its Smart Lock product, as well as platform integration with Logitech's POP switches.

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Hands-on: AirBar turns MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop

01/05/2017, 02:01 am

AirBar on Wednesday showed off a prototype "plug-and-touch" USB device that turns Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop, a feat accomplished through infrared light, sensors and other proprietary technology.

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Nvidia announces GeForce Now gaming service for Mac, $25 for 20 hours of play time

01/04/2017, 11:01 pm

Computer graphics giant Nvidia on Wednesday announced the upcoming Mac and PC launch of GeForce Now, a cloud-based game streaming platform previously limited to the company's Shield tablet and TV devices.

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Apple yanks New York Times app from China App Store at government's behest

01/04/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple in December was served, and complied with, a request from Chinese authorities to remove all instances of the New York Times news app from its regional App Store for violating unspecified local laws.

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New HDMI 2.1 specification brings support for 4K at 120Hz, 8K, 10K resolutions

01/04/2017, 05:01 pm

The HDMI Forum has released the latest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, with the new protocol variation able to drive 4K at 120Hz, 8K at 60Hz, and 10K across a new cable capable of 48 gigabits per second of data transfer.

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Griffin expands BreakSafe magnetic cable lineup with 100W USB-C model, car charger, more

01/04/2017, 04:01 pm

Accessory maker Griffin on Wednesday added four new models to its BreakSafe charging lineup with the 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, BreakSafe Car Charger and BreakSafe Wall Charger.

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Incipio's Wireless Smart Power Strip lets you power four devices with Apple HomeKit

01/04/2017, 12:01 pm

In a unique addition to Apple's HomeKit product lineup, Incipio has announced a new four-outlet smart power strip, which will allow users to discretely control and power multiple appliances via one accessory.

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Chamberlain announces Smart Garage Hub to connect any garage door to Apple HomeKit

01/04/2017, 12:01 pm

Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.

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