Apple said the first HomeKit-enabled smart-home devices are coming out next month, refuting a report that said delays with the home automation software platform would push back the launch until August or September.
“HomeKit [hardware certification] has been available for just a few months and we already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market and we’re looking forward to the first ones coming next month,” said Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller.
Apple recently voiced concerns over the potential sale of its customer data as part of RadioShack’s bankruptcy filing. As an authorized reseller of Apple’s products, RadioShack is sitting on a collection of customer data of Apple product owners. According to Law360, Apple has formally objected to any data on its product sales through RadioShack being made available for sale citing the reseller agreement between the two companies and its interest of protecting personal data.
Highlighting the new version is Meet, a quick and easy way to schedule a meeting. The unique feature takes the form of an iOS 8 keyboard, so you can select a meeting time without needing to actually open the Sunrise Calendar app itself.
If you spend lots of time behind the wheel ever day, whether for commuting or business travel, Automatic is a must-have that can help you save money on gas, manage your gas budget, and call for help in case of an accident. Although the business tagging feature isn’t quite baked yet, being able to export the data is super handy for expensing, even if you need to pick the relevant data out by hand.
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