Home Automation

Apple Will Attend CES To Promote HomeKit – This Is A Huge Deal

Apple having an official presence at CES 2020 is the first time in decades that they have attended is huge. And for it to be about HomeKit makes it doubly huge.

As reported by Bloomberg, Apple will make a rare official appearance and an Apple executive Jane Horvath is scheduled to speak on a consumer privacy panel Jan. 7. But don’t expect any new hardware announcements.

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New Home Automation Alliance Should Benefit From Apple HomeKit’s Focus on Security

On Dec 18 Apple announced that Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices. That should be very good for home automation by promoting open standards, and Apple’s focus in HomeKit on security, among other things, should benefit every company and customer invested in home automation.

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Design Inspiration: The Ultimate Internet TV Product & UX Design

To follow up my last article Design Inspiration: Smart TV, Internet TV & Gaming, where I discussed the current state of the market, the convergence that is occurring and opportunities that are emerging.   In this article I dive into: What would a great TV User eXperience (UX) look like …

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Big iBeacon Developments in Q1 2014

A lot continues to development with iBeacon local positioning tech since my iBeacon articles in November and January.  Here are the highlights: Apple may be considering iBeacon for use in mobile payments. More retailers rolling out iBeacon trials. More rumors of Apple developing mobile payment tech. Starwood Hotels pilots using …

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