Kwikset’s Kevo updated, now lets you supply unlimited guest eKeys and schedule eKeys for limited access

Kwikset’s Kevo updated, now lets you supply unlimited guest eKeys and schedule eKeys for limited access

Our smartphones are smart, our wearables are smart, so now the only thing left to really focus on making smarter is our homes. Apple’s giving it a go with the recently announced HomeKit, and other companies have been working at it for some time now. Kwikset’s Kevo Bluetooth-enabled lock/deadbolt has been leading the charge for smart locks, and now it just got even more useful.

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Apple patent application outlines automatically switching iOS ‘Do Not Disturb’ on or off based on activity level

Apple patent application outlines automatically switching iOS ‘Do Not Disturb’ on or off based on activity level

Apple, like many other companies, has quite a few patent applications out there, many of which can be used to take a look at what may be coming down the pipe for the company in future products. This particular application outlines iOS in a future where physical activity is a big focus.

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Best New Games: ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ ‘The Great Prank War,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and more

Best New Games: ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ ‘The Great Prank War,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and more

We’re back with our weekly Best New Games roundup, covering the best new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game releases from this week. Apple typically refreshes the App Store with a lineup of exciting new games on Wednesday night, this week featuring Modern Combat 5: Blackout, The Great Prank War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Poptile, Dream Revenant and Soccer Physics.

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OS X Yosemite Public Beta is now Available for Download

OS X Yosemite Public Beta is now Available for Download

As expected, OS X Yosemite public beta is now available for download.

The public beta is available to the first million users who have signed up for OS X Beta program.

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Apple tops Samsung as leading tablet vendor in second quarter

Apple tops Samsung as leading tablet vendor in second quarter

The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that Apple maintained its position as the top tablet vendor in the second quarter, shipping 13.3 million iPads for a leading 26.9% global market share. Meanwhile, rival Samsung shipped 8.5 million tablets and had 17.2% market share worldwide for the three-month period ending June. 

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7 ways that Xiaomi has blatantly copied Apple

7 ways that Xiaomi has blatantly copied Apple

When you hear about tech companies that are accused of being Apple copycats, it is usually Samsung that is at the forefront of the discussion. However, the Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has recently came into the spotlight because of allegations that it has been blatantly copying Apple as well. Take a look for yourself ahead. 

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Apple patent filing hints at improved Touch ID on future iPhones, iPads

Apple patent filing hints at improved Touch ID on future iPhones, iPads

It has been rumored over the past several months that Apple will make improvements to the Touch ID fingerprint scanner found on the iPhone 5s, in addition to expanding the security feature to a wider range of iOS devices. A new Apple patent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appears to corroborate those claims. 

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Apple patent filing reveals its continued interest in AMOLED displays

Apple patent filing reveals its continued interest in AMOLED displays

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for OLED displays with “variable optical path length,” confirming the iPhone maker’s continued interest in the next-generation display technology. Apple has at least three other OLED-related inventions credited to its name through the USPTO. 

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Swiss watchmaker Swatch denies involvement with Apple on iWatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch denies involvement with Apple on iWatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report from last night that claimed it was working with Apple on the iWatch, with a company spokesperson stating that its only relationship with mobile phone makers is to provide integrated circuits and other electrical components. 

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New Report claims Apple won’t launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 together to avoid competition

New Report claims Apple won’t launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 together to avoid competition

Apple is widely expected to release two variants of the iPhone 6 this year, one with a 4.7-inch display and the second one with a 5.5-inch display.

But we have heard contradictory reports about when the two new iPhone models will be launched.

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