Amazon Acquiring Ring

Michael Potuck:

GeekWire shared today that Amazon has come to an agreement to buy Ring. This will fast track Amazon in branching out its smart home products, but Ring has just confirmed that is will still be bringing HomeKit support to some of its products! Statements from Ring about incoming HomeKit support go back to 2016.

As for current HomeKit enabled smart cameras, options are pretty limited. Logitech’s Circle 2, D-Link’s Omni (review), and Netgear’s Arlo Baby Camera (review) are some of the top picks.

Amazon is expected to retain the Ring branding, but will be able to deeply integrate its Alexa digital assistant among other key services. Ring products already had Alexa support, but this acquisition will no doubt only increase that functionality.

Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update including Telugu character fix 

“Apple has released new software updates to address the Telugu character bug that affected devices running the latest public version of Apple’s software. Updates available today include iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad, tvOS 11.2.6 for Apple TV, watchOS 4.2.3 for Apple Watch, and macOS 10.13.”
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