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Home Networking #2: Apple HomeKit

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Let’s push on with our series on smart home technology. Our next home networking option – waiting for a proto-Gadget Master to get busy – is the Apple HomeKit, the company’s home automation platform (a “a high-level device connectivity framework”, in its own words).

Securing the smartphone with Fieldbook Secure


Want to feel totally secure with your smartphone? French firms Ercom (mobile test) and Logic Instrument (device maker) have announced they are collaborating on introducing “a complete secure smartphone solution” – ‘Fieldbook Secure’ is the name. Doubtless it will generate interest – everyone wants secure communication for voice, messaging and data traffic, after all. The companies claim Fieldbook Secure’s “fast octa-core processor with 1.7GHz ...