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Apple HomeKit may get an official controller app in iOS 10

Apple could make HomeKit more convenient and less confusing with its own control app.

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Spotify takes a page from MTV with original video series

Spotify’s video push includes 12 TV-style video series with musical themes.

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Enterprise-network builder Ubiquiti Networks to offer home Wi-Fi routers

The unusual-looking AmpliFi 802.11ac Wi-Fi router series will ship with two pre-paired range extenders.

BedJet V2 review: Make your bed feel just right with smartphone-powered climate control

Too hot? Too cold? Regulate the temperature of your bed and sleep easy.

Latitude Family Next Generation Mobility

Mobility products are playing a bigger role than ever in the workplace. Watch as Kirk Schell, VP of commercial client solutions, walks you through the next generation of design, reliability, and security that defines the Dell Latitude family and explains why now is the time to refresh.

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29% off Seagate 4TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage - Deal Alert

This high capacity portable USB drive from Seagate is currently discounted 27% and can be purchased via Amazon for $127.

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Apple Music Connect will reportedly be downgraded in iOS 10

The Apple Music social feature that allows artists to share music and videos directly with listeners won't be as prominent in the upcoming redesign.

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Mohu's ReLeaf broadcast antenna is made from crushed cable boxes

Mohu’s ReLeaf antenna is partially made from crushed up cable boxes, but the cord-cutting pride will cost you.

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Apple Music to offer 50 percent discount to students

If you're headed to university in the fall, you may be able to get Apple Music for $5 a month.

Why ransomware works so well

At Interop 2016, Network World chats with John Pironti, president of IP Architects, about why ransomware is on the rise, and why many consumers and businesses are paying the ransom.

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72% off Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Deal Alert

Also designed to be water resistant, this highly rated speaker's list price has been slashed 72%, down to just $27.99 on Amazon.

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Google, Honeywell resolve patent dispute over Nest thermostats

Google and Honeywell have signed a patent cross-license agreement that resolves a long-standing patent dispute over thermostats made by Nest Labs, the home automation startup the Internet giant acquired.

Early warning signs of a DDoS attack

At Interop 2016, Avi Freedman, CEO of Kentik, chats with Network World about why Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are still popular with hackers, why they still work, and some of the signs that an attack may soon commence.

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Buster Keaton and ballot boxes, streaming this week

Celebrate this election season with two movies that revel in the dark side of politics, plus documentaries, martial arts, good ol' fashioned physical comedy, and more.

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30 must-know secrets and shortcuts for your Apple TV

Tips and tricks to getting the most out of Apple's fourth-gen set-top box.

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro Review

Even with its design quirks, this 15.6-inch notebook is impressive: It packs in a 4K touchscreen display, quad-core CPU, and discrete GPU for just $1,500.

USB-C Explained: Why some devices are 5Gbps and others are 10Gbps

USB-C promises up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.

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Newer Wi-Fi's faster, but it needs a fast wire behind it

So-called gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac, is slowly starting to show up in homes, buildings and public hotspots, but it’s not delivering a gigabit to smartphones, according to an analysis by research company OpenSignal.

Windows 10 File History offers a simple backup solution anyone can do

The File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically. You don’t need any extra software, and it’s very customizable.

Why passwords fail end users

At the 2016 Interop show, Network World got a quick demo of Keeper Security's password management and vault app. The company's CEO, Darren Guccione, also explained why most password methods fail end users, and whether biometrics (beyond the fingerprint) will ever catch on as an authentication method.

Methods hackers use to attack DNS

At 2016 Interop, Cloudmark Engineering Director Angela Knox talks with Network World about several different ways that hackers go after DNS as part of other malicious attacks. Knox explains the methods for DNS ID hacking, spoofing, cache poisoning, exfiltration/tunneling, and DNS amplification.

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Netflix isn’t big on virtual reality for the obvious reasons

Netflix: Virtual realty has too few users, and isn’t conducive to binge-watching.

Ethernet's future goes fast and slow

At the 2016 Interop show, David Chalupsky from the Ethernet Alliance chats with Network World about its six new data rates and 2016 Ethernet Roadmap. Chalupsky also explains why the networking standard is not only getting faster, but slower for some particular applications and use cases.

Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now available for pre-order

This 802.11ac router has a ZigBee radio built in, and you can add support for Bluetooth and/or Z-Wave with USB dongles.