Apple opens HomeKit protocol specification to all developers

Apple opens HomeKit protocol specification to all developers

A quick tweet from a Seattle-based developer today noted that Apple's just made it a lot easier for developers or hobbyists to work on creating HomeKit-controlled devices. Victor Ilyukevich (@yas375) just tweeted that the "HomeKit protocol spec is now open to all devs! Can build a smart device using Arduino and control it via HomeKit without getting MFi license."

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AWT News Update: Special WWDC Keynote Edition (June 5, 2017)

AWT News Update: Special WWDC Keynote Edition (June 5, 2017)

Today's AWT News Update all records and is now the longest -- at 25 minutes -- audio podcast we've done. Why? Well, in case you missed it there were a ton of announcements made in San Jose, California today -- the WWDC 2017 keynote was about two and a half hours long. We've compressed it all down to the details using our new AWTKit™ framework and squeezed the news into 25 minutes.

Be sure to join the entire AWT crew live on AWT TV tonight. Just point your browser to the AWT YouTube Channel at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT, and we'll be discussing all of the announcements made today.

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watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and more

watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and more

First out of WWDC today were updates to watchOS. watchOS 4 will provide new watch faces, one of which will be powered by Siri intelligence. This will all be part of a free update this fall! The Siri face provides data that changes as the day progresses, with a rotation of the digital crown providing a 3D-list of what's been going on.

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AWT TV Tonight: Join us for a live recap of all of today's WWDC announcements

AWT TV Tonight: Join us for a live recap of all of today's WWDC announcements

Today was full of exciting and sometimes perplexing announcements, and we've now had a few hours to digest them all. Join Dennis Sellers, Marty Edwards and Steve Sande for a live discussion of everything that we heard about today. Just point your browser to the Apple World Today channel on YouTube tonight at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT and we'll be on the air!

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AWT News Update: June 1, 2017

AWT News Update: June 1, 2017

Thanks for another record month of the AWT News Update podcast in May! Here are today's stories:

  • Decorations are popping up around the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA in preparation for WWDC next week
  • Developers have now received $70 billion on payments from Apple
  • Those Nike+ Apple Watch bands that matched some Nike shoes? They're now available...but sold out in many locations
  • A digital camera site has posted a review of Halide, a new iPhone app that lets photographers take more control of the photo-shooting process
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