Happy Hour 252: Apple December ‘event’, iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases and HomeKit Secure Video

Apple has a ‘special event’ dedicated to apps, the WWDC app has been rebranded, iPhone 11 has an all-new Smart Battery Case, Zac has hands-on experience with HomeKit Secure Video, and Apple TV+ has some unexpected movie drama.

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Stories we discuss in this episode:

  • Apple holding ‘special event’ for December 2nd in New York City
  • Apple renames WWDC app to “Apple Developer”, adds new features
  • Apple releases new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
  • Bloomberg: Apple is changing the way it tests software following iOS 13’s buggy debut, new process starts with iOS 14
  • Logitech now rolling out HomeKit Secure Video support to Circle 2 Wired camera
  • Using HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13.2 with Logitech Circle 2 cameras
  • HomeKit Secure Video is a privacy win, but expect some missing features for now
  • site:9to5mac.com theater mode
  • [Update: Officially announced with full specs] Netatmo’s upcoming HomeKit video doorbell features microSD card slot for no-cost recording, more
  • Netatmo Weather Station now supports HomeKit: air quality, humidity, temperature and CO2 sensors
  • Hands-on: Netatmo Weather Station combines indoor and outside sensors with excellent HomeKit integration
  • Apple wants to premiere Apple TV+ films in movie theaters weeks ahead of their streaming release
  • Apple TV+ Plus Guide: Here’s all the Apple TV shows and movies available now
  • Apple cancels premiere of ‘The Banker’ original film starring Samuel L. Jackson over ‘concerns’ [U]
  • HomeKit Weekly: Hyperlocal temperature and humidity with Siri and the Home app
  • afi festival
  • Apple TV Channels to add support for CBS All Access subscriptions next week
  • CBS All Access now available through Apple TV Channels
  • 9to5Mac Watch Time podcast
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