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Tested: Using the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case on the iPhone X

01/22/2019, 11:01 am

The Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS physically fits on the 2017 iPhone X -- but how well does it actually work with the older device? AppleInsider puts it through its paces.

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All the rumors and leaks surrounding the 2019 iPad and iPad mini 5

01/21/2019, 11:01 am

The rumors surrounding the 2019 iPad launches have started to mount up. AppleInsider covers what has been claimed so far, including the possibility of a fifth-generation version of the pint-sized iPad mini.

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Review: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is a step towards the future

01/19/2019, 11:01 am

Whether you want it to or not, USB-C will take over as the port of choice for consumers, but the lack of chargers that sport more than one USB-C port stands in the way. The Satechi Dual USB-C Travel Charger packs two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports into a single package -- and it may just help adoption.

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Hands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

01/17/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has released a new Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhones. Here are our first impressions of the newly updated accessory.

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All the new HomeKit gear landing in 2019

01/14/2019, 05:01 pm

HomeKit adoption is quickly accelerating, with an unprecedented number of accessories slated to hit the market in 2019. AppleInsider walks you through the dozens of new devices poised to hit store shelves in the coming months.

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Hands on with Brilliant's smart home controller and how HomeKit will integrate

01/11/2019, 11:01 am

Brilliant is one of the latest to integrate HomeKit into its smart home gear with the the company's touchscreen wall controller gaining support for Apple's smart home platform this spring. AppleInsider went hands-on ahead of the release to try it out and see what HomeKit will be able to do.

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Hands on with the Connected by August Yale Assure HomeKit smart lock

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

AppleInsider goes hands on with a series of new locks by Yale, Emtek, and August including the world's first and only HomeKit lever lock.

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Hands on with Withings Move ECG smart watch & Core Blood Pressure Monitor

01/10/2019, 12:01 pm

Withings is back under its own control after stepping out from under the control of Nokia. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider got to try out its new Core BPM, Move, and Move ECG wearables to see how the company plans to excel in 2019.

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Hands on with Siri in the shower thanks to U by Moen

01/10/2019, 10:01 am

In 2018, Moen announced the U by Moen shower unit, promising HomeKit support down the line. That time has finally come and AppleInsider was on hand to see what it really was like to use Siri to control our shower.

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Trying out Mophie's Juice Pack Access wireless battery case for iPhone

01/10/2019, 07:01 am

Mophie has revamped their Juice Pack line with the new Juice Pack Access. This is the first Juice Pack that completely avoids the bottom of the iPhone, leaving the Lightning port free. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, AppleInsider checked it out.

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Hands on with the Netatmo HomeKit smart doorbell cam

01/09/2019, 02:01 pm

With an unveiling at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, Netatmo is angling to be the first HomeKit doorbell camera. AppleInsider took some time to try it out.

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Hands on with LaCie's new USB-C mobile drives designed with the Mac in mind

01/09/2019, 10:01 am

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Seagate's boutique brand LaCie has introduced several new mobile drives, all connecting over USB-C, and all designed with Mac in mind.

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Hands on with the worlds first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable from Belkin

01/08/2019, 10:01 am

While wandering the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider goes hands-on with what may be the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable certified through Apple -- Belkin's BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning.

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

01/07/2019, 07:01 pm

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.

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Hands on with Lutron HomeKit Fan Controller

01/07/2019, 02:01 pm

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.

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

01/07/2019, 01:01 pm

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.

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Editorial: Apple's iPhone strategy is bad for investors, good for consumers

01/04/2019, 12:01 pm

There has been much drama over Apple's stock prices lately, with the latest being the swing because of slowing iPhone sales in Greater China. While a lot of what Apple has done leading to this point isn't great for investors, it is pretty good for consumers.

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Review: Zens Dual + Watch wireless Qi charger is great, but still no AirPower

01/02/2019, 11:01 am

Zens has done a great job moving us towards the ultimate wireless multi-charger with the new Dual + Watch, but it still lacks one feature we'd love to see.

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Tips: How to use Apple's eSIM technology in the iPhone XR or iPhone XS with GigSky

12/30/2018, 11:12 am

As carriers continue to add support for Apple's eSIM technology, using apps from the App Store to get the second number set up is also an option. AppleInsider walks you through how to use the Gigsky app to start using eSIM without having to shlep to a carrier's local store.

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Comparing the 2.6GHz i7 versus the 2.9GHz i9 Vega 20 MacBook Pro

12/29/2018, 11:12 am

We compared both models of Apple's late-released Vega 20-equipped MacBook Pros to help determine whether the performance gains warrant the extra cash needed to upgrade from the 2.6GHz i7 to the 2.9GHz i9

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