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Apple TV gets HomeKit functionality via update

Apple TV gets HomeKit functionality via update

Apple TV might just be the best platform you’ll have for a connected home. An update to the software today shows how Apple could leverage the device to make HomeKit reliably cool. If you’ve got Apple’s set-top box, it may be your go-between for controlling your home from your smartphone.

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Car tech and Siri slammed for driver distraction

Car tech and Siri slammed for driver distraction

Capable but complex infotainment systems built into modern car dashboards are dangerously distracting, a driver safety study has concluded, while voice controlled systems like Apple's Siri have been equally criticized. Hands-free tech intended to maintain a driver's grip on the wheel can, ironically, cause greater cognitive distraction than actually picking up a phone, a study by the AAA and the University of Utah revealed, testing a number of basic tasks like making calls or changing radio station across cars from Toyota, Mercedes, and other marques.

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iPhone 6 prototype eBay auction ends with no buyer

iPhone 6 prototype eBay auction ends with no buyer

That odd eBay auction, which was offering up an iPhone 6 prototype (allegedly), has ended. We know, you’re looking for sensational talk on how much some sucker ended up paying for it, but nobody did. Without any notice, the item is “no longer available”, leading us to think something is amiss.

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iOS 8 adoption: why 6% matters more than 47%

iOS 8 adoption: why 6% matters more than 47%

A lot of attention has been thrust on iOS 8 adoption rates lately, as downloads seem to have stagnated. With 47% of iOS devices running the latest version, it matches iOS 7 for device software supremacy. Now that the two are at a stalemate, it seems it may not matter much just yet. Here’s why.

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Apple may be asking for more iPhone 6 Plus models

Apple may be asking for more iPhone 6 Plus models

Looking at Apple’s website, both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are out of stock. Available in a few weeks, both are keeping Apple on their toes when it comes to stock levels. If you’re angling for an iPhone 6 Plus, there might be some good news ahead, as Apple is reportedly shifting their production energy to make more of the bigger iPhone.

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Purported iPad Air 2 specs leaked

Purported iPad Air 2 specs leaked

In about ten days, we all think we’re going to get our hands (or eyes, at least) on new iPads. To that end, a small blog claims to have “all the details” on the upcoming iPad Air 2 from Apple. If correct, it’s about what we expected from the second iPad Air, but there are some curious aspects to this one.

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Apple Pay use in apps detailed via Security Guide

Apple Pay use in apps detailed via Security Guide

Apple Pay gets a lot of attention for how it interacts with the physical world, and rightly so. Apple’s inclusion of NFC on the iPhone 6 means we’ll get the ability to pay for goods with a tap of our phone. Sadly, that tech needs various point-of-sale terminals to include it, but there’s another way Apple Pay will be useful: in apps.

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