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  • Apple's tvOS 15 is now available for Apple TV

    I feel like I’ve always been able to turn my Apple TV on with a HomePod original and mini.Is it just now to a specific show?and any show from any app or just Apple TV+ ?
  • Apple's new iPhone MagSafe wallet adds Find My support

    I’m confused on why this wallet isn’t compatible with the clear case with MagSafe.I thought the clear case was the same as the rubber and leather but clear.
  • New Level Lock complete smart lock package with HomeKit arrives

    mike1 said:

    I thought HomeKit didn't allow Siri to unlock doors as a safety feature. (Preventing someone from yelling into an open window to unlock the front door.)
    You can unlock with Siri, but you have to do so on an authenticated device like an unlocked iPhone or an Apple Watch with Wrist Detection on. 

    If you call out "Hey Siri" to a HomePod, it will ask you to authenticate on your iPhone using Face ID, Touch ID, or your password before the door gets unlocked.

    I'm more curious how Level is going to allow users to automatically unlock upon returning home. The article says it uses HomeKit for that, but it's not really something that HomeKit supports. Geofencing can't be used to unlock a door, since HomeKit requires authentication to do so, and even so, unless Bluetooth proximity is involved it's not a good idea for most people as it's not nearly precise enough — you probably don't want your door unlocking automatically when you're still several hundred feet away from your house. Other locks like August use their own apps with a combination of geofencing and Bluetooth proximity so it only unlocks when you're reasonably close by.
    Level (using level bolt) uses geofencing and Bluetooth through its own app.I had it set up through HomeKit (using a scene) but it would always ask to authenticate,with the level app my door unlocks automatically once I’m in Bluetooth range.
  • AirTag review: sets out to do one thing, and does it near perfectly

    What I can’t figure out is…if me and my wife both have airtags on our separate set of keys will we always be notified that the other ones tag is “tagging alone” every time we ride together?Or on a bus or train with multiple people with airtags on them 
  • Apple Car US production reportedly assigned to Hyundai subsidiary Kia

    Xed said:
    I'm not sure why so many find Kia and Hyundai connection confusing. They acquired Kia (and LG Semi-Conductor in 1997) when Japan's economy collapsed. It would be like not understanding how Apple can make both AirPods Max and Beats Solo3 Wireless.
    FINALLY ...someone who gets it,I had to explain this to 5/5 people who asked me did I read this article lol