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While Google has Nest Labs and Apple has HomeKit, Samsung is reportedly looking to enter the home automation space by acquiring Internet of Things company SmartThings for $ 200 million, according to TechCrunch. SmartThings is a home automation platform that allows… Read more ›

Apple has a massive pile of cash sitting overseas and the U.S. Senate is now weighing options on how to entice Cupertino to bring all $ 138 billion of it back to American soil. Senate Democrats and Republicans are reportedly in… Read more ›

iOS 8′s HomeKit puts Apple at heart of home automation

In the not-so-distant future, we’ll use smartphones to control nearly everything around our homes. We already have smart light bulbs, thermostats, locks and appliances, but we lack a central platform for all these devices. That’s all going to change this… Read more ›

It’s the eve of the Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff, and tomorrow morning Apple will hold its first media event of 2014. Like always, there’s a ton of speculation on what will and won’t be announced. Some last minute reports share new information on… Read more ›

It’s all happening! WWDC 2014 is right around the corner, and if recent rumors prove true, Apple’s about to make major moves into your home with iOS 8—we’ll fill you in. Plus, the Apple/Beats deal is now a reality, and… Read more ›

Mobile Home button controls Siri from afar, in a car

The Mobile Home is a one-thing-well kind of product. It connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth and lets you trigger Siri remotely. Which brings me to that excellent name – this is literally a mobile home button. Why? Cars. The… Read more ›

Sure, it’s nice to know that you have a bunch of unread email messages, and we all get that apps want to notify us when there’s something new going on there. It’s crowded on that home screen. But after a… Read more ›

iPods are being used in a nursing home pilot program designed to help rekindle the memories of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.   The program uses iPods, equipped with personalized playlists, to help improve the mood and interactions… Read more ›     

  Dropbox is planning an update that will let you switch between home and work accounts, according to the Verge. The new service will be announced on April 9th, and will let users switch between accounts without logging out of… Read more ›     

The iPhone Home Screen has room for 20 app icons on the front page and four Dock icons across the bottom, with even more app spots available for the iPad. If that seems like 20 icons too many for you, using a little trick lets users create a completely blank home screen page in iOS, … Read More