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xyzzy-xxx said:Apple needs to find to its roots again, even it will not be Wallstreets darling anymore.
M68000 said:It’s getting ridiculous now with these news stories. Car thieves and now this. Technology for technology sake is not necessarily a good thing. It reminds me of the fascination some have with self driving robot cars, just because it is possible does not mean it should be done or is a good thing. Perhaps a time is coming soon where these tracking products need to be shut down and banned, regardless of brand.
bakerzdosen said:Sigh... I NEVER would have considered upgrading from my Ecobee3 to one of these, but suddenly it's on the table with this update. As long as you don't HAVE to enable Alexa, it's on my watch list now.
mark fearing said:Should foreign companies follow the laws of the countries they do business in? Just ask that question. And it should become obvious that we want companies to follow our laws when they do business here. The U.S. weapons industry sell tens of billions of dollars of weapons and sends support to many countries with horrible human rights records and anti woman and anti LGBT records. Apple is simply doing what every other company in the world does, which is follow the laws of the country they do business in. There is an easy answer that the American capitalists would never stand for - make it illegal for American companies to do business in foreign countries. There. Your issue is solved. Ford, Microsoft, Google, McDonalds ALL follow the laws of the countries they do business in. Please explain why Apple is held accountable in this case but no one else, and what we should do about it?
ihatescreennames said:sflocal said:Hunter Fan owner here. I bought their fan because of this option. When it work, it great. I emphasize "when".
I’m very happy with the solution we went with. In our house we have several “non-smart” ceiling fans. A few years ago I started buying Caseta dimmer switches from Lutron. A couple of years ago Lutron introduced a Caseta fan control switch. I put two in and they work great. It’s a more expensive solution (considering the cost of the fan, the dimmer switch and the fan switch) but I haven’t had a single issue yet. The only thing the Lutron switches can’t do is adjust the fan rotation. That’s controlled by a small, physical switch on the fan body. Otherwise everything works great. Lutron has been the most rock-solid of all my HomeKit gear.