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Topic: HomeKit

Sonos first third party to deliver promised AirPlay 2 support

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched its promised support for AirPlay 2, initially available through a handful of the company's speakers.

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Hands-On: LIFX's Tile wall lighting with Apple HomeKit

07/05/2018, 11:07 am

Having recently reviewed the Beam, we thought we'd take a look at LIFX's other recent entry into lights as decorations, the Tile.

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Review: LIFX Beam with Apple HomeKit is a cool remote-controlled lighting feature

07/04/2018, 01:07 pm

The Beam may be a luxury, and has a few rough edges, but proves to be a cool way of making smart lighting a focus of your home instead of just another fixture.

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Review: Elgato's Eve Aqua water controller is for HomeKit diehards

06/29/2018, 03:06 pm

As the British might say, the Eve Aqua "does what it says on the tin," even if it could stand refinements in some areas.

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Podcast discusses 2018 iPhones, the iPhone 6s rebirth, and Foxconn in Wisconsin

06/29/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss the new 2018 iPhone rumors, iPhone 6s production in India, and Foxconn's factory in Wisconsin. We also give a preview about some multi-room speaker systems Andrew is reviewing.

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Third-party remote platform support for Siri in iOS 12, tvOS 12 will be a game changer

06/27/2018, 01:06 pm

In what amounted to little more than a toss-away line during Apple's WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi offhandedly mentioned that in tvOS 12, Apple was working to bring more Apple TV functionality, including Siri, to third-party remote platforms. This is a big deal, and AppleInsider discusses why.

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All of the new Apple HomeKit features in iOS 12

06/27/2018, 11:06 am

Smart home users will love the new enhancements coming to HomeKit alongside iOS 12, which include a new accessory type, changes to the Home app, and better tools for manufacturers.

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Elgato unloads gaming peripherals, focuses on Homekit in new Eve Systems rebrand

06/27/2018, 09:06 am

Elgato is doubling down on their HomeKit-equipped product line with the announcement that they will sell off their gaming division and rebrand to focus exclusively on their smart home gear.

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Nanoleaf Remote is a HomeKit remote control that gets people talking

06/22/2018, 09:06 am

Nanoleaf Remote is a twelve-sided controller that lights up and vibrates as you control your HomeKit accessories, like adjusting the lightscape on your Aurora LED panels or locking your doors. AppleInsider has had it for a while -- is it worth adding to your HomeKit suite of accessories?

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Hands On: LIFX's Beam wall lighting with Apple HomeKit

06/21/2018, 03:06 pm

The Beam is one of the more unusual smarthome accessories on the market, as much a centerpiece decoration as it is practical lighting.

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Hands on with the Elgato Eve Aqua HomeKit-equipped smart watering system

06/21/2018, 11:06 am

The newly released Eve Aqua is a HomeKit equipped smart water controller that tries to make lawn and garden maintenance easy with scheduling, remote control, and even Siri support. AppleInsider has spent a few days testing it out during the latest heat wave.

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Everything new in tvOS 12: Over 20 new features for Apple TV

06/19/2018, 11:06 am

During WWDC 2018, Apple devoted a bit of screentime to tvOS 12, but not nearly as much as the others. AppleInsider dives in and find over 20 new features and changes coming to the Apple TV.

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HomeKit support for third-party remote controls coming in iOS 12 and tvOS 12

06/12/2018, 10:06 am

HomeKit didn't get any huge mentions during WWDC last week, but it did pick up one major new feature: support for remote controls that aren't Apple's Siri Remote.

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Review: HomeKit compatible First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector more than it appears

06/10/2018, 03:06 pm

By acting as a pair of safety sensors, a speaker, a HomeKit device, an Alexa smart assistant, and soon an AirPlay 2 speaker, First Alert's Onelink Safe & Sound wants to be a welcome addition to any home. AppleInsider checks it out.

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90+ new changes & features in macOS Mojave

06/09/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming update to the Mac is full of new features to explore. We've taken a deep dive on macOS Mojave, the successor to macOS High Sierra, to find over 90 changes and new features for users.

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Apple's Airport Express reappears in Home app in iOS 12 beta

06/07/2018, 02:06 pm

The Home app is once more spotting the AirPort Express in iOS 12, raising the hopes for devotees of the now cancelled hardware.

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IKEA and Sonos tease new smart speakers, but it may mean nothing for Apple users

06/07/2018, 01:06 pm

Flat-pack furniture giant Ikea has prototypes of its upcoming, low-cost Symfonisk line, the first products to come from IKEA's partnership with Sonos.

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MacOS Mojave: Everything you need to know

06/05/2018, 03:06 pm

Apple has announced macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Mac maker's new operating system that will ship out to users this fall -- and here's everything you need to know about it.

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Hands on: Controlling your smart home with HomeKit on macOS Mojave

06/05/2018, 02:06 pm

After being on iOS for years, HomeKit and the Home app have made their way to the Mac. In macOS Mojave, you can finally control your smart home right from your Mac.

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Sync Philips Hue lights to music and games on Mac with the Hue Sync app

05/31/2018, 06:05 am

Philips, makers of Hue smart light products, on Thursday released a new app for Mac and Windows that allows users to create synchronized lighting effects based on games, movies and music playing on a Mac.

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