Apple has been playing the slow game with HomeKit compared to Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem. Where Apple is working on detailed projects like HomeKit Secure Video, Amazon and Google are being bundled into nearly every device that has Wi-Fi in it. I love HomeKit, and I prefer it over Alexa or Google Assistant, but as we come to the end of 2019, I have four Amazon Echo Dots in my home and no HomePods. One of the key reasons I finally succumbed and bought a few Echo Dots was when Apple Music support launched and I found them on sale. If someone who loves Apple has started to dip his toes into the Alexa waters, what should be on Apple’s HomeKit plans for 2020? more…
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In honor of World AIDS day today, Tim Cook has taken to Twitter today to tout that Apple has donated $220 million to (RED). The work of (RED) means that “we can achieve an AIDS-free generation,” Cook explained.
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Another popular home security camera now supports Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video feature. Starting this weekend, Netatmo is rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support to its uniquely designed Smart Indoor Camera, enabling more advanced control and recording via the Home app.
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Earlier this month, Apple Watch fall detection made a humorous appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Show when it was unexpectedly triggered by a guest in the audience.
Following that, Siri on Apple Watch recently made an unplanned appearance on a BBC broadcast this week after a meteorologist accidentally activated the assistant.
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IT professionals are known for having all of the latest technology products, so they can be hard to buy for during the Christmas season. In my Apple @ Work post for this week, I want to run through a handful of products that would make for an excellent Christmas gift ideas for the IT professionals in your life. more…
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Apple currently sells four different iPhone models, with the two bookend models — the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 8 available in both large and small sizes. With so much variety, it may be confusing as to which iPhone is best for you or someone you plan on buying one for.
In this hands-on video walkthrough, I share my opinion and answers to the question: Which iPhone should I buy? more…
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Totallee has been making high-quality, ultra thin iPhone cases since 2013. They are one of your best options if you’re looking for a thin case to protect your iPhone without adding bulk. Their cases are designed to be as minimalistic as possible and completely branding free. From now until December 8th, totallee is offering all 9to5Mac readers 25% off its cases for Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
Get an exclusive 25% off all Totallee super thin cases with code 9TO5HOLIDAYS
Totallee offers 3 different styles: matte, transparent and leather. Head below for a quick overview of the whole collection:
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Wondershare’s dr.fone offers iPhone and iPad users a full software suite that goes beyond the iOS management that’s possible with iTunes/Finder in macOS. Features include data recovery, erasing/restoring all or just parts of your data, system repair, restoring social media apps, getting around your device’s Lock screen, and more.
Thanks to Wondershare for sponsoring 9to5Mac. Read on for more details about the 40% off Black Friday deal as well a shot at winning the full iOS dr.fone 10 Toolkit for free.
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