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Report: HomeKit manufacturers tripped up by changing standards?

07/15, 1:21pm

Tighter security, hardware authentication may be hampering products

A new report makes the claim that third-party products utilizing Apple's HomeKit technology are slow in coming to market because of the iPhone maker's changes to improve the security of the devices, including a certification requirement to use hardware-based authentication chips that makes product upgrading difficult, and products more expensive. The report also makes more questionable claims of "capricious" changes.

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Apple now accepting HomeKit product plans for approval

11/17, 9:11pm

Shenzhen conference gathered HomeKit, iOS accessory manufacturers

On the heels of reports that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips that feature Apple's HomeKit API already embedded in them are now arriving to accessory makers, Apple announced during its "Made For i" (MFi) developer conference in China that manufacturers can now submit product plans for HomeKit-based products to the iPhone maker for approval, making it possible that the first group of such devices could arrive before the end of the holiday buying season. Apple's MFi certification would be the last step for devices before hitting the market.

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Apple updates entry-level IT certification for Mountain Lion

08/03, 9:58pm

Other certifications remain unchanged so far

The first Mountain Lion training guide and IT certification for OSX 10.8 has been released by Apple. The Apple Certified Associate -- Mac Integration certification, first offered following the release of Lion, is available for free. The course does charge $65 to take the online exam, but one free retake is allowed. The guidebook for the courseware is only available as a PDF currently -- the Lion version was available from Apple's iBookstore in ePub format.

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