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Oct 18, 2017 - 05:15 PM UTC — AAPL: 159.76 (-0.71, -0.44%) | NASDAQ: 6624.22 (+0.56, +0.01%)

Tag: home automation

  1. 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…

  2. Where did Apple go wrong with Apple TV?

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

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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….

  6. 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…

  7. Elgato showcases five new HomeKit accessories

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

  8. 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…

  9. Ikea’s smart home dares to make sense

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

  10. 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…

  11. Apple has proven me wrong about HomeKit

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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide

    A chance to try some Apple HomeKit products…

  15. Apple’s Siri is still the top-ranking personal assistant, but active users declined 15% YOY

    The report analyzed mobile app usage of U.S. consumers between May 2016 and May 2017…

  16. With HomePod, Apple just wants to shake things up (for now)

    Apple’s HomePod speaker is a depth charge dropped into the ocean where Google Home and Amazon Echo sail…

  17. Amazon exec: Alexa and Siri should be able to communicate with each other

    Alexa and Siri, rival voice assistants on Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s iPhone, don’t directly communicate…

  18. Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo

    Apple has officially stepped into the market for stationary speakers powered by virtual assistants…

  19. How Apple’s once-revolutionary Siri lost its edge

    For its first three years, Apple’s Siri had no real competitors. Today, Apple is playing catch-up in a product category it invented…

  20. Apple CEO Cook discusses philosophy behind HomePod, ARKit’s potential market impact

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week answered questions surrounding the the reasoning behind ARKit…

  21. CNET: Apple’s HomePod offers superior sound quality vs. Amazon Echo and Sonos Play:3

    It may well have Siri’s smarts, but Apple wants you to know that the new HomePod speaker…

  22. Apple’s new HomePod sounds incredible!

    Listening to the Apple HomePod was like listening to a CD, audio through Amazon;s Echo sounded like AM radio…

  23. Apple HomePod takes on Amazon Echo

    For months we’ve heard rumors of a Siri-powered rival to the Amazon Echo…

  24. Apple reveals HomePod smart home music speaker

    Apple today announced HomePod, a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers amazing audio quality…

  25. Associated Press: New Siri smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off WWDC 2017

    Apple appears poised to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker that would create a new digital pipeline into people’s homes…

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