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Topic: HomeKit

Wemo Bridge adds Apple HomeKit to Belkin's line of smarthome accessories

01/08/2018, 09:01 am

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show Belkin made good on years of promises and launched the Wemo Bridge, which lets other Wemo smarthome accessories link with Apple's HomeKit.

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Moen wants you to take a shower with Siri and Alexa

01/07/2018, 11:01 pm

Plumbing hardware giant Moen is building out its U by Moen smart shower system with the latest virtual assistant technology from Apple and Amazon, allowing users to turn on fixtures, adjust temperature settings and more with their voice.

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First Alert debuts Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm/speaker with HomeKit, AirPlay 2 support

01/07/2018, 10:01 pm

Smoke detector manufacturer First Alert is getting into the premium speaker business with its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, an in-ceiling device that boasts integration with Apple's HomeKit platform.

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Elgato announces 'Eve Room' and 'Eve Button' HomeKit-enabled accessories

01/07/2018, 09:01 pm

Accessories maker Elgato expanded its HomeKit-enabled product offering at the Consumer Electronics Show on Sunday, announcing the debut of a revamped "Eve Room" sensor with embedded e-ink display and "Eve Button," a new wireless device capable of triggering HomeKit scenes remotely.

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ConnectSense announces Apple HomeKit and Siri-ready In-Wall Outlet

01/03/2018, 10:01 am

Accessory maker ConnectSense has announced the In-Wall Outlet, an alternate version of its Smart Outlet for people who want HomeKit support in a format that sits flush with their walls.

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C by GE smart bulbs gaining HomeKit support in early 2018

01/02/2018, 09:01 am

GE is still planning on bringing HomeKit compatibility to its C by GE smart lightbulb lineup, pledging support for Apple's smart home platform in its C-Life and C-Sleep bulbs and C-Reach Hub in early 2018, long after its original support announcement last year.

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Why Apple's Siri needs to become an 'ambient' ecosystem to compete against Amazon & Google

12/26/2017, 02:12 pm

The HomePod -- now due in 2018 -- will mark Apple's first real attempt at making Siri an "ambient" voice assistant. Arguably, though, the company needs to push a lot harder if it wants people to choose Siri over alternatives from Amazon and Google.

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Home security camera company Blink bought out by Amazon

12/22/2017, 01:12 pm

After fulfilling a $1 million crowd-funding campaign for a debut security camera, shipping a second, and announcing a third Blink has been bought by Amazon for undisclosed terms, likely dashing any hopes for HomeKit integration.

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Developer says now-fixed Apple HomeKit vulnerability was temporarily worsened in iOS 11.2

12/21/2017, 01:12 pm

Though Apple ultimately solved the issue with iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, a HomeKit vulnerability discovered in October was simply made more severe in iOS 11.2, according to one developer.

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Apple releases promised iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 update, restoring shared HomeKit access

12/13/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, with bug fixes and minor changes including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app.

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HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

12/07/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple's software woes continued this week with the publication of a HomeKit flaw that allowed remote access to smart home devices like locks and lights. The company has since issued a temporary patch by disabling remote access to shared users, and plans to permanently plug the hole in a software update next week.

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Honeywell Lyric home security firmware update brings Apple HomeKit compatibility

12/07/2017, 09:12 am

Honeywell's Lyric Controller Home Security System is now certified for use with Apple's HomeKit technology, with users only needing to install a firmware update.

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Review: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKit

11/18/2017, 12:11 am

The LIFX Mini is about what you'd hope for from an iPhone-compatible smartbulb, and with HomeKit, LIFX is finally ready to go toe-to-toe with the popular Philips Hue platform.

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iHome launches new HomeKit-compatible outdoor plug, indoor sensors that lack official HomeKit support

11/16/2017, 12:11 pm

Smart home accessory maker iHome this week launched a new Apple HomeKit smart plug, intended for outdoor use, just in time for the holiday season and lighted Christmas decorations. The company also debuted a trio of indoor sensors, though none of those offer HomeKit compatibility.

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LIFX launches HomeKit-compatible LED light strips, add-on bridge for older setups

11/15/2017, 04:11 pm

Lighting provider LIFX has upgraded its LIFX Z light strip kit, with the new version supporting HomeKit natively.

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Review: August's Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is a pricey but useful Apple HomeKit add-on

11/12/2017, 02:11 pm

August's top-end Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is probably a costly luxury for most people, but works as advertised, and with HomeKit in tow can be a gateway to some clever automations.

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First look: LIFX Mini smartbulb with Apple HomeKit

10/26/2017, 12:10 pm

LIFX is one of the better-known LED smartbulb brands, but until recently, it was also completely missing from Apple's HomeKit platform. We're currently testing this newfound support with one of the company's latest lights, the Mini.

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First Look: Yale Assure Lock SL with iM1 HomeKit-compatible networking module

10/25/2017, 07:10 pm

Long-time lock producer Yale has added HomeKit support to its Assure lock family in the form of the iM1 Network Module -- and AppleInsider has the Assure Lock SL with the module on-hand.

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First look: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect with Apple HomeKit [u]

10/24/2017, 03:10 pm

August's top-of-the-line package, the $279 Smart Lock Pro + Connect, lets people control a door from anywhere with internet access -- and with HomeKit support, becomes fairly easy to integrate with third-party accessories.

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How to customize Philips Hue Dimmer Switches to control any Apple HomeKit devices

10/24/2017, 09:10 am

A recent firmware update for the Philips Hue lighting lineup has given HomeKit compatibility to the company's affordable dimmer switches. That means you can now customize the switches to your liking, making them control a multitude of HomeKit accessories beyond Hue bulbs. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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