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Topic: HomeKit

Hands on: Nanoleaf's HomeKit-enabled Rhythm Edition Light Panels

08/07/2018, 03:08 pm

Having recently looked at LIFX's Beam and Tile, we thought we'd remedy a hole in our coverage of HomeKit-ready wall lights: Nanoleaf's popular Light Panels, specifically the recent Rhythm Edition.

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Apple joins smart home mesh networking standards group Thread

08/06/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple recently joined Thread Group, an organization focused on delivering mesh networking solutions to smart home devices, as a member of the body's board of directors, suggesting a potential interest in adopting the technology as part of the HomeKit protocol.

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Apple's removal of the HomeKit doorbell category is no cause for alarm

08/02/2018, 01:08 pm

As we reported two weeks ago, doorbells were deleted from the upcoming and current HomeKit product page, leaving many in limbo on the actual status of the category. But, there are options, and no cause for concern about the ecosystem.

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New patent lawsuit targets Apple over voice control tech in Siri- & HomeKit-enabled devices

07/26/2018, 11:07 pm

A fellow Californian company, SpeakWare, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of violating a U.S. voice control patent.

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Philips at work on HomeKit-ready Hue Outdoor LightStrip

07/24/2018, 06:07 pm

A quickly deleted page on Philips' Dutch website indicated that the company is working on the "Outdoor LightStrip," taking yet more of its HomeKit-compatible lighting outside.

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Apple retail expands HomeKit demos with Nanoleaf Remote hands-on area

07/20/2018, 10:07 am

Apple is expanding their in-store HomeKit marketing and demonstrations in-store with a new hands-on display featuring the Nanoleaf Remote and the company's colorful LED light panels.

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Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3

07/20/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, keyboards, and Mike joins us to talk about Siri, eGPU and the difficulties with ThunderBolt 3, USB-C, and the trouble with sorting cables that all look the same.

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Wemo Mini Smart Plug first HomeKit product to use software authentication

07/19/2018, 04:07 pm

A firmware update to the Wemo Smart Plug makes the product the first of its kind to offer Apple HomeKit software authentication.

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Apple purges 'Doorbell' category from HomeKit accessories page

07/18/2018, 08:07 am

Apple has quietly removed the entire "Doorbell" category from its roster of current and future HomeKit accessories, suggesting that once-promised upgrades by August and Ring are at least in purgatory.

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Review: LIFX Tile with Apple HomeKit is too rough around the edges

07/17/2018, 03:07 pm

The Tile looks nice enough on a wall, but has enough flaws that for the price we'd recommend other products -- from LIFX or otherwise -- if you want lights as decorations.

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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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