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Topic: HomeKit

Wemo Bridge will add HomeKit compatibility to Belkin's home automation platform in the fall

05/25/2017, 09:05 am

After a commitment from Belkin to share plans about future Wemo HomeKit compatibility earlier in May, the company has made good on its promise, and has announced the Wemo Bridge allowing currently installed peripherals to function with Apple's home automation solution.

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Ikea Tradfri smart bulb system will get Apple HomeKit upgrade in the summer

05/23/2017, 09:05 am

In late summer or early autumn Ikea will roll out a firmware update to its Tradfri network gateway, to make its line of smart bulbs compatible with Apple's HomeKit.

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Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two HomeKit compatible models

05/22/2017, 12:05 pm

Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

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Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

05/17/2017, 01:05 am

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual in about two minutes.

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Philips widening HomeKit-compatible Hue lineup with E12 candle bulb, new table lamps

05/15/2017, 10:05 am

Philips has expanded the HomeKit-compatible Hue lighting line with a series of White Ambiance bulb size, plus two new table lamps.

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Apple adds WeberHaus to list of builders offering HomeKit packages

05/09/2017, 11:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday officially added German pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus to a running list of companies offering HomeKit packages, suggesting the firm will soon roll out compatible "SmartHomes" in Europe.

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C-Reach Hub brings HomeKit compatibility to C by GE's 'sleep' and 'life' LED bulbs

05/04/2017, 12:05 pm

The family of devices compatible with Apple's HomeKit is soon to grow, with a bridge to make the established C by GE smart lightbulbs work with the system coming over the summer.

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US homebuilder Brookfield makes Apple HomeKit standard in new homes

05/03/2017, 03:05 pm

U.S. homebuilder Brookfield Residential on Wednesday announced that all of its new southern California communities will by default come with Apple HomeKit accessories, making them controllable via Siri or iOS 10's native Home app.

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Friday Labs ships crowdfunded smart lock, adds HomeKit compatibility

05/02/2017, 09:05 pm

Two years after a successful funding round on Indiegogo, startup Friday Labs on Tuesday said it began shipping its HomeKit-enabled Friday smart lock to backers, while at the same time opening pre-orders to new customers.

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Apple's HomeKit accessory list updated with new Ecobee 4 thermostat, more devices shipping

04/26/2017, 10:04 am

Apple has updated its curated page of HomeKit-compatible devices, notably adding the as-yet unreleased Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, and removing a Bluetooth extender and a Lightwave to HomeKit bridge.

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Withings Home Plus HomeKit security cam cancelled, likely over Nokia-Apple patent spat

04/19/2017, 03:04 pm

Apparently a casualty of the patent war between Nokia and Apple, the HomeKit-compatible Withings Home Plus video camera announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show will not see the light of day.

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Logitech POP programmable button gains Apple HomeKit compatibility with new model

04/18/2017, 10:04 am

Logitech has updated the its POP home automation line, adding support for Apple's HomeKit platform with a new hardware revision, giving users the ability to control smart home devices and scenes with the simple press of a button.

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Koogeek Smart Plug converts regular light socket into Apple HomeKit light

04/05/2017, 11:04 am

Smarthome vendor Koogeek has updated its line of HomeKit products, and has released the Smart Socket -- a device that plugs into any Edison-style lightbulb receptacle turning it into a Siri-controllable light.

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iLuv's Rainbow8 is a decent Wi-Fi smartbulb for Apple's HomeKit, but not much more

04/01/2017, 03:04 am

On its own iLuv's new Rainbow8 does what a HomeKit bulb needs to, and should satisfy most people. A poor app and a lack of IFTTT or Alexa integration, however, may mean there are better choices.

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Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes

03/17/2017, 09:03 am

More than 80 percent of light fittings found in common households are now supported by Philips Hue connected lighting, thanks to the launch of new E14 candle/chandelier-sized sockets, in both multi-color and white ambiance versions.

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Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

03/16/2017, 09:03 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.

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iLuv launches Wi-Fi-enabled Rainbow8 bulb with support for Apple's HomeKit

03/16/2017, 12:03 pm

Accessory maker iLuv on Thursday opened up sales of the Rainbow8, a new HomeKit-ready lightbulb that connects via Wi-Fi without requiring a dedicated hub.

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Apple snubs Nokia's Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

03/13/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia's Withings subsidiary.

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Apple updates HomeKit accessories page with availability & new categories

03/13/2017, 11:03 am

Apple this week updated its webpage for supporting HomeKit accessories with changes like new categories, and rough indications of when some future devices will ship.

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WeberHaus will offer HomeKit-enabled smart homes in Europe this year

03/10/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple's smart home connectivity platform will be offered to more buyers of new homes in Europe, as pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus has confirmed its home control systems will include support for HomeKit, starting later this year.

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