Danalock today announced that the HomeKit version of its Danalock V3 smart lock is now available for purchase from Apple’s website and retail stores in more than 20 other countries across Europe, after limited availability in April.
Danalock V3 is said to be the first and only retrofit smart lock compatible with Apple’s HomeKit platform and Home app in Europe. Like the August Smart Lock, it is mounted on the inside of the door, enabling users to use a regular key for locking and unlocking the door from the outside if needed.
HomeKit support means users can control the lock with Siri voice commands or the Home app using an iPhone, iPad, or Apple [...]
If you are attempting to navigate with Apple Maps right now, you may be unable to do so, as the service appears to be experiencing downtime.
The issue appears to be widespread, with many users reporting that Apple Maps is down across the United States, Canada, and other countries. The outage affects all devices with Apple Maps, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.
„Directions Not Available,“ the app says. „Route information is not available at this moment.“
Apple has yet to update its system status page to reflect any issues. We’ll update this article if that changes or when the issues are resolved.Tags: [...]
Ring, the Amazon-owned company known for its camera-equipped doorbells, today announced that its new Ring Alarm security system is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping out on July 3.
First announced in the fall of 2017, the Ring Alarm is marketed as a „do-it-yourself“ home security system that does not require professional installation, nor are its users required to sign up for a long-term contract.
For $199, the Ring Alarm system includes a Base Station, a Keypad, a Contact Sensor that can be situated on a window or a door, a Motion Detector, and a Range Extender.
It is designed to be paired with existing Ring Cameras [...]
The new watchOS 5 update, which was introduced at the keynote event of the Worldwide Developers Conference this morning, will not be available on the first-generation Apple Watch models that were released three years ago in 2015.
There were some hints that support might be dropped for the original Apple Watch, including warnings in later watchOS 4 updates after Apple stopped supporting the watchOS 1 SDK.
watchOS 5 will be able to be installed on Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 Apple Watch models, while original Apple Watch models will not be able to be upgraded beyond watchOS 4.
The original Apple Watch likely does not have the power and battery life [...]