Review: Breathe easier with Awair Glow C

Review: Breathe easier with Awair Glow C

Last year, we ran several reviews of home air quality devices from Awair: the Awair 2nd Edition and less expensive (but also less capable) Awair Glow. Today, the company is releasing a new version of the Awair Glow that is not only less expensive ($75 launch price and $89 MSRP), but more useful as well. The Awair Glow C is a multi-function device that measures three indicators of air quality and also acts as a smart plug and ambient light.

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AWT News Update: September 20, 2017

AWT News Update: September 20, 2017

The construction's over at AWT HQ, and we take a look at some of the updates that have recently appeared or are about to arrive, as well as some new products from Nest

  • We tell you what's new in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS
  • Thinking about upgrading to macOS High Sierra on Monday? We give you a few pointers on things to do to prepare
  • Nest says Hello and wants to give you a Warm Welcome, as long as you're Secure
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AWT News Update: June 15, 2017

AWT News Update: June 15, 2017

Already halfway through the month of June? Tell us it's not true! At least we have some good news to keep you from getting too depressed. 

  • Apple World Today has just posted a video "first look" at macOS High Sierra that all Mac owners should watch
  • Those new iPad Pros are not only fast, but they're actually faster in many ways than Apple's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro
  • IBM is setting up "Garages" where developers will create apps for the Apple-IBM MobileFirst initiative.
  • Alphabet's Nest may be looking at supporting Apple HomeKit after an announcement last week at WWDC that software authentication of accessories will now be accepted
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Apple hires founder of Dropcam for an (apparently) unknown project

Apple hires founder of Dropcam for an (apparently) unknown project

Greg Duffy, a former Nest manager, has joined Apple—the company where Mr. Fadell made his name. It’s not clear what his position will be, but according to The Information “given his background, starting security camera firm Dropcam, people who know Mr. Duffy suggest he is likely to be leading a special project at Apple that is operating like a startup within the company.”

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Nest Protect (2nd-generation) CO/Smoke Detector: No HomeKit support, but that doesn't matter

Nest Protect (2nd-generation) CO/Smoke Detector: No HomeKit support, but that doesn't matter

I recently had to have my hot water heater replaced, and of course that meant that a county inspector had to come and sign off on the permit. While he was doing that, he asked me if our house had a carbon monoxide (CO) detector. "Sure," I replied, "It's in the basement near the furnace and hot water heater." Well, it turns out that changes in the building code have made it so at least one CO detector needs to be 15 feet away from each bedroom. This ended up being the perfect opportunity for me to try the 2nd-generation Nest Protect Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector ($99).

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