HomeKit-enabled Yale Smart Cabinet Lock protects your booze and meds

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Secure your valuables with the Yale Smart Cabinet Lock with HomeKit support.
Secure your valuables with the Yale Smart Cabinet Lock with HomeKit support.
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The Yale lock company dates back to 1868, but that doesn’t mean it’s only about that heavy padlock grandpa had on his shed. These days, it even makes smart locks for your smart home system. The Yale Smart Cabinet Lock, for example, integrates with HomeKit to protect your indoor valuables.

Grab an Apple TV 4K for the lowest price we’ve seen

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Apple TV Siri Remote
Bag yours before they're all gone!
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Update your home entertainment experience with an Apple TV 4K at its lowest-ever price. OWC is offering brand-new previous-generation units for just $109 for a limited time only.

That price is a whopping $70 off the hardware’s original price, and well below the previous low of $119. Act fast — you can buy up to three while inventory lasts.

Apple households need this powerful Linksys mesh router [Review]

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Linksys Velop AX4200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System review
iPhone, Mac and iPad users, the Velop AX4200 might be the mesh Wi-Fi router you’ve been looking for. Especially if you also use HomeKit.
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The Linksys Velop AX4200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System offers the features Apple users need. And that’s especially true for fans of HomeKit as the routers add extra security to these home automation accessories. Plus, the system offers an improved version of Wi-Fi.

To test the system out, I added Linksys mesh Wi-Fi routers to my home. Here’s how they work in real-world use.

Monitor air quality with Aqara’s new accessory for HomeKit

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Aqara's new air quality monitor works with HomeKit and other smart home systems.
Aqara's new air quality monitor works with HomeKit and other smart home systems.
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Smart home accessory maker Aqara’s new gadget for HomeKit lets you monitor air quality in your house. As pollution rises from wildfires and other causes — depending on where you live — you may find it handy to glance at the Aqara TVOC Air Quality Monitor to know whether you need to do something about the air you breathe.