Best Door and Window Sensors for Apple HomeKit

Whether you’re sleeping soundly at home or out and about, you can use these HomeKit-enabled door and window sensors to monitor areas of ingress within your home.

A HomeKit-enabled door and window sensor is going to give you an easy way to keep an eye on your property regardless of your location. You can use sensors to get a notification that a door or window has been opened while you’re away from home or past a certain hour (no sneaking out past curfew!). You can also use them to create automations, such as a HomeKit-enabled thermostat programmed to turn off when you open a window or HomeKit-enabled lights set to turn on when you open the front door. You can use these HomeKit-enabled door and window sensors to make that happen.

Elgato Eve Door & Window
Fibaro Door / Window Sensor
Koogeek Door & Window Sensor
Elgato Eve Door & Window

The $40 Elgato Eve Door & Window sensor is a small, unassuming contact sensor that can help you keep track of the state of your door…

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Aukey’s mini Bluetooth speaker is down to its lowest price ever right now

Big sound from a small package.

Aukey is well-known for making great accessories for our gadgets, including charging gear and Bluetooth add-ons. This mini Bluetooth speaker is no exception, and right now you can pick one up for its lowest price ever, just $14.99. It normally sells for almost double this.

Don’t let the small package fool you, though. It has a 5W speaker inside and offers 10 hours of playback per charge. If you don’t want everyone connecting their phone to your speaker via Bluetooth you can opt to use the Aux connection or microSD card slot instead. It also has a built-in mic which allows you to not only listen to music on it but also take phone calls when needed.

This speaker is backed by a 45-day money back guarantee and a 24-month warranty from Aukey.

See at Amazon

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How to generate an app-specific password for Twitter on Mac

Looking to generate an app-specific password to really lock down your Twitter account? Here’s how.

Sure, having your phone number attached to your Twitter account for two-factor authentication is great, but if you really wanted to make sure your account was secure, you’d take a peek into generating an app-specific password.

Before you assume this is too complicated to do on your own, just know that Twitter makes it super simple to set up. All you’ll need is your computer, your cellphone, and a third-party authenticator app.

Some examples include

Duo Mobile
Google Authenticator

In case you’re wondering why you’d even want to do this, it’s a bit more secure than SMS, since SMS-based two factor is subject to hacks where attackers take over your mobile account, for example through requesting a new SIM for your account from a human service agent. Authentication apps are harder to swipe and can follow you even if you change numbers or lose access to your phone. (Tech Crunch)

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Brydge Keyboard for iPad Pro Review: An almost-perfect convertible solution

Though I still prefer the simplicity of the Smart Connector solution, Brydge’s hinge-based Bluetooth keyboard is the next best option.


My love affair with Smart Connector keyboards for my 10.5-inch iPad Pro ended the morning of the WWDC keynote. After months of not being particularly happy with the options, it took literally having to use my MacBook Pro as a stand for my iPad during Apple’s presentation for me to look for an alternative option.

I’m happy to say I’ve found it in Brydge’s $129.99 10.5-inch iPad Pro keyboard, the latest hinge-based Bluetooth option from the keyboard company. While Brydge has in the past (and continues to have) reliability issues with its keyboards, the company’s new lifetime warranty allows me to feel comfortable recommending them to anyone who wants a superior typing experien…

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Gorilla Glass 6 premiärvisat – ska ge mobiltelefoner extra skydd

Det tåliga skyddsglaset kan bli aktuellt för kommande modeller av Iphone och Samsung Galaxy.

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Pokémon Go shadow bans: What they are and how to avoid and appeal them

What’s a shadow ban in Pokémon Go? How do you stop it from happening to your account? If you’ve been shadow banned in error, how do you get it reversed? Let’s dig in!

Pokémon Go is cracking down on accounts that try to access their API (application programming interface) illicitly and illegitimately. It’s taking place in the form of a ”shadowbox” and it’s affecting some players. Here’s what’s going on!

July 19, 2018: Pokémon Go institutes new Three Strike policy for bans

Here it is, laid out in black and white:

Strike 1: Warning

Disciplinary actions

If this strike is issued, you will see a warning message within the Pokémon GO app informing you that we have detected cheating on your account.

In addition to this warning, your gameplay experience may be degraded in the following ways for the duration of the warning:

You may not be able to encounter rare Pokémon in the wild. These Pokémon may not appear on the map…

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Glömt wifi-lösenordet? Så hittar du igen det på din Mac

Har du glömt bort lösenordet till ditt eget nätverk? Frukta icke, det finns lagrat på din Mac. Vi visar hur du enklast hittar igen det.

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MacBook Pro: Key death and the butterfly keyboard effect

Apple’s MacBook Pro dome and butterfly keyboard mechanism is decisive, to say the least. So what’s going on?

July 19, 2018: Apple Authorized Service Provider documents describe new keyboard protection membrane

While publically Apple has only commented on the noise reduction aspects of the 3rd-generation butterfly keyboard, internal documentation provided to Authorized Service Providers paints a clearer picture of how the new design improves reliability as well:

From MacRumors:

Keyboard and Keycaps

The keyboard has a membrane under the keycaps to prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism. The procedure for the space bar replacement has also changed from the previous model. Repair documentation and service videos will be available when keycap parts begin shipping.

Good news for anyone worried about keyboard failure in the new models. It should be noted, however, that according to Apple Insider, the same language is not included in all versions of the service do…

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iPhone customers still way more valuable than Android customers

‘Great reviews, feature list, screenshots, and app description do not matter if the price is already beyond what the user perceives to be the right price for the app.’

Creative Strategies in general and Carolina Milanesi and Ben Bajarin in specific do amazing work when it comes to putting numbers to Apple and other industry trends. In other words, where discussion so often revolves around opinions informed and otherwise, they bring the data. Case in point, how and why people spend money on apps.

From Techpinions:

Interestingly, when it comes to paid apps, the leading drivers remain the same for both groups but only after the price of the app itself. I find this point interesting because it would suggest that smartphone users are not assessing the return of investment they would get from an app but they might, instead, be putting a limit to how much they are prepared to spend before they look beyond the price in what the app has to offer. In other words, great reviews, feature lis…

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How to catch Unown in Pokémon Go

How do you find and catch all 26 — make that all 28! — of the Unown Pokémon in Pokémon Go Gen 2? Here are our top tips, from A to Z…?!

Unown is one of the rarest and hardest to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go Gen 2 and, now, Pokémon Go Gen 3 . Scratch that. Unown is one of TWENTY ~SIX~ EIGHT of the rarest and hardest to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go — period. That’s because it doesn’t spawn very often in most areas and, when it does, it can manifest as any one of the 28 forms, stylized after the letters of the alphabet, from A to Z. So, as well as the punctation ? and !. So, how do you catch ‘em all?

July 18, 2018: Unown ‘SD COMIC CON’ spawning at San Diego Comic Con

In celebration of San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest and most influential entertainment events of the year, Pokémon Go is letting Unknown loose in the area. More precisdely, Unown spelling out SD COMIC CON.

If you’re in the area, go catch ‘…

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