Windows 10 moves closer to smart-home centerpiece with big Internet of Things deal

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Lazy people will love Windows 10 and its ability to automate home tasks, and the operating system’s smart-home credentials are getting a serious boost with a recent internet of things pact.

Source: Windows 10 moves closer to smart-home centerpiece with big Internet of Things deal | PCWorld

Leviton Extends Omni Home Automation to Apple Watch, Windows 10

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Leviton announces Apple Watch support for its Snap-Link Mobile app for home automation and audio/video control. The new app enables control of Levitons Omni (formerly HAI) security and smart-home systems either remotely or locally without monthly fees or device licenses. The Apple Watch extension utilizes watchOS 2 and allows for control over the most commonly accessed connected devices such as lighting loads, the Leviton Omni security system, thermostats, surveillance cameras and more.

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Insteon confirms update to Hub for Windows app but leaves users waiting

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Insteon’s current app is a Windows 8.1 app, and the company keeps it well supported with its most recent update occurring just this August. However, Windows 10 is nearly two months old to the world, and Insteon has yet to get around to releasing a Windows 10 Universal app.

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Official Vera smart home controller app comes to Windows Phone

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The Vera Home Automation service have released an official beta app for Windows Phone. The app, for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10, lets you view and manage your home from the comfort of your couch, or from halfway around the world. If you have a Vera Smart Home Controller and home automation system for climate, lighting, security and more the app lets you: Control your front door, monitor your home and property.

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Digital Smackdown: Siri Vs. Cortana Vs. M

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The battle for digital domination is about to get serious.

San Francisco last week was playing the big game of Who is it? as everyone tried to figure out who had taken over the Bill Graham Civic Center, parked a brigades worth of security in front of it, and was busy knocking out windows and dropping power generators all around the building.

Was it a political announcement? A secret concert? Nope, turned out to be Apple taking over the joint for a big announcement this month.

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