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Review: Ecobee debuts Haven security system with HomeKit SmartCamera and contact sensors

3 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Ecobee is expanding its lineup of smart home accessories with the introduction of a new SmartCamera with voice control, new SmartSensors for doors and windows, and a new Haven home security platform to monitor it all. I've spent the past two weeks testing Ecobee's latest announcements, including details on HomeKit support, future updates, and much more.
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OVAL Hits CES 2021 With 5 Sensor, Camera-Free Smart Home Protection

OVAL Hits CES 2021 With 5 Sensor, Camera-Free Smart Home Protection

3 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

OVAL Digital, Inc. is back at CES for 2021 with its new 5-sensor Smart Home, an all-in-one protection system.
For clarity, the OVAL Smart Home is effectively a camera-free and mic-free way to monitor temperature, humidity, water, light, and motion. Those metrics are, in turn, utilized to detect a plethora of potential in-home issues. According to the company, that's for everything from open windows to water leaks. With the overall goal of preventing "theft, accidents, and property damage" as well as helping to conserve energy and provide general peace of mind.
So, what exactly is OVAL...
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Linksys Is Turning Your Whole Smart Home Into A Motion Sensor

Linksys Is Turning Your Whole Smart Home Into A Motion Sensor

3 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

If you're worried about home security then you may want to check out the Linksys Aware service, as the company will be using it to turn your entire smart home into a motion sensor.
Starting early this year, Linksys will be pushing out an update to its Linksys Aware service that will utilize its mesh router system to transform other smart home products into motion sensors to detect movement.
Linksys Aware already sort of offers this by utilizing the the mesh router access points for the same purpose. But this upcoming new update expands on this by utilizing other smart home devices. Which...
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Apple Testing In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 13, Foldable iPhone...

Apple Testing In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 13, Foldable iPhone Also in the Works

Apple has started "early work" on an iPhone that has a foldable display, according to a new report from Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman. Though testing of a foldable ‌iPhone‌ has... Read more ...

Apple Developing Redesigned iMac With Slimmer Bezels, Apple Silicon Chips

Apple Developing Redesigned iMac With Slimmer Bezels, Apple Silicon Chips

Along with new redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple also has major plans for other Macs in the Mac lineup. We've been hearing rumors about a redesigned iMac for... Read more ...

Bloomberg: Apple testing in-screen Touch ID for 2021 iPhone, AirTags coming...

Bloomberg: Apple testing in-screen Touch ID for 2021 iPhone, AirTags coming this year

A new report from Bloomberg today sheds more light on what to expect this year's update to the iPhone. The report says that Apple “isn't planning major changes” for the 2021... Read more ...

For a second time, Apple extends the expiration of TV+ free trials

For a second time, Apple extends the expiration of TV+ free trials

Did you receive a one year trial of Apple TV+ with the latest purchase you made of an device? Is that free trial set to expire between now and June? If so, you now have some... Read more ...

Samsung is discontinuing last year's Galaxy S20 range

Samsung is discontinuing last year's Galaxy S20 range

Last year's Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and Ultra have been discontinued in certain regions, reports. The trio , and this could be chalked down to the fact that it was... Read more ...

Sideloading iOS Apps No Longer Possible on M1 Macs

Sideloading iOS Apps No Longer Possible on M1 Macs

Apple this week implemented a server side blocking mechanism to prevent M1 Mac owners from sideloading iOS apps that have not been made available on the Mac by iOS app... Read more ...

Apple Loses Appeal in VirnetX Dispute, Could Owe Over $1.1 Billion

Apple Loses Appeal in VirnetX Dispute, Could Owe Over $1.1 Billion

Apple has not been successful in reducing the amount of money that it owes VirnetX in patent infringement fees, with the Cupertino company today losing an appeal that would... Read more ...

MagSafe is Coming Back to the Mac: A Look Back at Apple's Original Magnetic...

MagSafe is Coming Back to the Mac: A Look Back at Apple's Original Magnetic Charging Technology

Surprise late night rumors last night provided us with our first in-depth look at what we can expect from the new MacBook Pro models that are coming in 2021, and there are some... Read more ...

WhatsApp delays privacy policy change that led to confusion about Facebook...

WhatsApp delays privacy policy change that led to confusion about Facebook data sharing

WhatsApp has announced that it is delaying a controversial and confusing change to its privacy policy. A new WhatsApp privacy policy was slated to go into effect in February... Read more ...

Samsung Just Turned Its Phones Into Galaxy Watch Active 2 Finders

Samsung Just Turned Its Phones Into Galaxy Watch Active 2 Finders

Samsung announced a slew of updates this week including both hardware and software refreshes, and part of those updates is dedicated to integrated features between the Galaxy... Read more ...