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Topic: HomeKit

Netgear adds HomeKit compatibility to Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera

02/21/2018, 02:02 pm

Netgear has issued an update to its Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera that adds support for HomeKit, a change that now allows homeowners to watch a live video stream from the camera through the Home app on their iPhone or iPad, as well as by asking Siri to view the feed.

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iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

02/16/2018, 09:02 am

Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

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How to limit HomePod access so family and friends can't send texts, create reminders, or hijack your music

02/14/2018, 04:02 pm

There are two different ways to lock your HomePod from outside access -- restricting access to AirPlay only, disabling messages, reminders and notes. AppleInsider shows you how to access and control both of these.

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Despite being a HomeKit accessory, HomePod does not work within custom triggers or scenes

02/09/2018, 03:02 pm

Though HomePod integrates with Apple's HomeKit, and even shows up as a smart home accessory within the iOS Home app, it cannot be used as a part of an automated trigger or custom scene.

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AppleInsider podcast interviews Michal Jurewicz of Mytek, talks about HomePod and a 6.1 inch iPhone

02/09/2018, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about HomePod, rumored iPhones and Bryan Fuller's inability to stay on a show. In addition, Michal Jurewicz joins to talk about audio digital signal processing.

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Nest absorbed into Google to better battle HomeKit, Alexa for home automation supremacy

02/07/2018, 03:02 pm

Google is merging the Nest and the native Google Home hardware team to "supercharge" the goal of conquering the smarthome market.

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HomeKit-compatible Philips Hue Bridge updated to support Zigbee 3.0 smart light bulbs

02/07/2018, 02:02 pm

Philips has issued new firmware for its HomeKit-compatible Hue lighting system, updating the Bridge to include support for Zigbee 3.0, allowing it to work with a wider array of connected lights, lamps, and similar devices produced by other companies.

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Logitech adds notification snapshots, whole-home subscriptions for HomeKit-enabled Circle 2 camera

01/31/2018, 03:01 pm

Looking to ramp up appeal, Logitech on Wednesday announced a pair of upgrades for the Circle 2, its iPhone- and iPad-compatible security camera.

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Logitech now shipping Harmony Hub replacements to owners of discontinued Harmony Link

01/26/2018, 04:01 pm

After announcing that its Harmony Link remote control device will no longer operate as of March 2018, Logitech promised free Harmony Hub replacements to all users of the product, and is now making good on its promise.

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Reminder: HomePod can replace an Apple TV or iPad as a HomeKit hub

01/24/2018, 03:01 pm

Not only can Apple's HomePod be used to control HomeKit devices, but it can take the role of a HomeKit hub, allowing for access and control of compatible peripherals from outside the home.

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Kopi shows off suite of HomeKit-compatible smart home security devices

01/12/2018, 12:01 pm

Kopi has launched a range of smart home accessories and security devices compatible with HomeKit at CES, including a central security hub, contact sensors, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and a motion sensor with a built-in LED for illumination.

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AppleInsider Podcast interviews Deirdre Leid from Pioneer, and talks CES

01/12/2018, 10:01 am

On this week's AppleInsider Podcast, Victor interviews Deirdre Leid of Pioneer about using Lightning for headphones and the advantages it brings, and catches up with Mike about the weird and wonderful things from CES 2018.

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Video: First look at the next-generation SimpliSafe security system with incoming HomeKit integration

01/11/2018, 04:01 pm

AppleInsider was given a first look at SimpliSafe's refreshed home security system, guided by founder and CEO Chad Laurans, as well as its outdoor security camera and video doorbell arriving later this year.

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Nanoleaf Remote launches as 12-sided HomeKit controller alongside tease of upcoming square light panel kit

01/09/2018, 02:01 pm

Smart home lighting producer Nanoleaf has launched two products this week, with the dodecahedron-shaped Remote able to control HomeKit scenes by changing orientation, while a square version of its Light Panels will offer motion and touch sensitivity, while also increasing the number of panels usable in a single installation.

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Video: Hands on with the Elgato Eve Button & Aqua Smart Devices and Apple's HomeKit

01/09/2018, 02:01 pm

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider was given a hands on demonstration of how the new Elgato Eve Button, Degree, and Aqua work with HomeKit.

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HomeKit compatible Incipio CommandKit Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip debut

01/09/2018, 10:01 am

Incipio has expanded its CommandKit home automation solutions suite with the HomeKit-compatible Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip.

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Fibaro reveals a HomeKit-compatible version of The Button scene controller

01/09/2018, 10:01 am

Fibaro is expanding the utility of The Button scene controller, an accessory providing simple controls for smart home devices, by announcing at CES that it is introducing a HomeKit-compatible version of the controller alongside its existing Z-wave model.

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Netgear adding HomeKit support to Arlo Baby camera in early 2018

01/09/2018, 08:01 am

Netgear will be updating its Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera later this quarter to include support for HomeKit, an update that will allow for the live video feed to be viewable from within the Home app on an iPhone or iPad, as well as a request to Siri.

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Do-it-yourself Abode Iota security system features HomeKit integration, 1080p camera

01/08/2018, 07:01 pm

Home security company Abode has expanded their system with the new Iota gateway, bringing HomeKit compatibility to the do-it-yourself solution.

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Belkin's smart Bridge brings HomeKit control to Wemo accessories

01/08/2018, 05:01 pm

Looking for a fast and easy way to control your Wemo smart accessories using HomeKit and the Home app? Belkin has the answer with its new Wemo Bridge, which now features compatibility with Apple's smart home platform.

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