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  1. Elgato goes all-in on HomeKit, changes name to Eve Systems, sells off gaming division

    Elgato makes a lot of great HomeKit hardware and smart home accessories…

  2. Sony PlayStation 4 cumulative sales 2.5 times greater than Microsoft’s Xbox One

    It’s no secret that the PlayStation 4 has been outselling the Xbox One, but the extent…

  3. Apple is struggling to stop a ‘skeleton key’ hack on home Wi-Fi

    Even with all Apple’s expertise and investment in cybersecurity, there are some security problems that are so intractable…

  4. Great light bulbs that work with Apple’s HomePod and Siri

    I was able to tell Siri to change the bulb color to purple, blue, yellow…

  5. Smart speaker penetration hits 20% of U.S. Wi-Fi households

    In just three months, that’s more than a 50 percent increase to an astounding 18.7 million U.S. home…

  6. The Inquirer reviews Apple’s HomePod: ‘Looks great, sounds fantastic; Siri needs work’

    We’ve now spent a month with the Apple HomePod, the company’s first attack on the smart speaker market…

  7. Apple needs more than HomePod to play in smart home

    When Apple announced in 2014 that it was creating the HomeKit for iOS devices…

  8. How Apple’s HomeKit broke my digital heart

    When Apple first announced HomeKit in 2014 I hoped it would be the unifying platform…

  9. I want another Apple HomePod for sure, maybe two more

    One of the tests of truly useful technology is how quickly it stops feeling like a luxury and starts feeling like something you wouldn’t want to live without

  10. How to control your home with the HomePod

    You can use your HomePod to control HomeKit accessories…

  11. A new OS war is about to begin

    We are about to move into what I call the mini operating systems wars for edge devices…

  12. Apple’s AirPlay 2: What it is, how it works, and which devices support it

    AirPlay has been with us for a long time…

  13. Apple TV 4K is an impressive extension of the iTunes ecosystem into the living room

    The new Apple TV 4K biggest selling point is right in its name — 4K…

  14. Where did Apple go wrong with Apple TV?

    The problem with the Apple TV lies mostly in lost opportunities…

  15. Gizmodo reviews Apple TV 4K: ‘A damn good set-top box’

    In the years since its release, Apple TV has often lagged behind competitors, seemingly forgotten by Apple…

  16. CNET reviews Apple TV 4K review: ‘Premium-grade 4K HDR streaming for a high price’

    The Apple TV 4K is the new luxury box. It combines the best streaming video quality available today with the smoothest, most polished feel…

  17. How Apple should fix Apple TV: This all seems so obvious, and yet…

    Let me preface this by saying that I like the Apple TV. It’s a solid device….

  18. Massive HomeKit improvements in iOS 11 include faster switching and much more powerful automation

    You can tell from the numerous improvements iOS 11 brings to HomeKit that the standard…

  19. Elgato showcases five new HomeKit accessories

    Elgato is expanding its Eve product family of HomeKit-enabled accessories…

  20. Apple’s future is Siri

    The iPhone shows no signs of going away, and it’s possible to imagine that we’ll still be carrying some…

  21. Ikea’s smart home dares to make sense

    The ‘smart home’ has not yet distinguished itself. Sure, you might dim your lights…

  22. TechHive reviews Schlage Sense: The heaviest-duty of heavy-duty HomeKit-enabled smart locks

    A bit on the industrial side? Perhaps, but if reliability is what you really want…

  23. Apple has proven me wrong about HomeKit

    Apple has made major changes to HomeKit that accelerate the standard’s trajectory…

  24. Apple acquires BellSouth patent regarding home device automation and smart interaction

    The patent covers a smart home environment being controlled by a single handheld device that learns new functions over time…

  25. Bluetooth SIG announces mesh networking capability, ideally suited for IoT solutions

    The new mesh capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimized for creating large-scale device networks…

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