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Topic: HomeKit

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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Logitech sees growth opportunity, seeks to build more HomeKit, Google Now devices

03/06/2017, 11:03 am

Long-time accessory maker is looking to widen its involvement into the home automation and "internet of things" marketplaces, rather than throwing in as a development partner solely with Apple, Amazon, or Google.

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Apple updates Home app webpage with new promotional video, design

03/02/2017, 01:03 am

In an update to its webpage on Wednesday, Apple refreshed the design of a mini-site dedicated to iOS 10's Home app and debuted a video showing off some of the smarthome software's best features.

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Nokia rebrands Withings, launches HealthKit competitor 'Patient Care Platform'

02/27/2017, 03:02 pm

Nokia is making a bigger push into the healthcare market, announcing at Mobile World Congress that the health and fitness accessory maker Withings will rebrand its products under the Nokia name, as well as revealing a "Patient Care Platform" that appears to directly compete against Apple's HealthKit.

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D-Link's HomeKit-connected Omna 180 is a great pet, baby or nanny cam, but security hounds should look elsewhere

02/27/2017, 12:02 pm

If you don't feel a need to be covert with a live camera feed from your home, the D-Link Omna 180 is a great choice for keeping tabs on your pets or loved ones. It's also the first HomeKit-enabled camera on the market, but security-focused users should probably wait for another option.

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Hands on: D-Link Omna 180, the first Apple HomeKit security camera

02/17/2017, 12:02 pm

This week, accessory maker D-Link began shipping the Omna 180, the first security camera on the market boasting compatibility with Apple's HomeKit line of smart home accessories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new hardware that can keep your home safe.

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D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple's online store, coming to retail this month

02/15/2017, 09:02 am

A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

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HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD spotted in German Apple Store ahead of US availability

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

D-Link has started to ship its HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD in Europe, with the network-connected camera now appearing in regional online Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

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Inside Tim Cook's Apple HomeKit-equipped smart home

02/02/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave a rare glimpse into his personal life this week, when he spelled out how he uses HomeKit-connected smart accessories in his own home. AppleInsider offers a guide to how you, too, can live like a millionaire tech CEO.

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Apple demands specially-certified chips & factories for HomeKit devices, report says

01/27/2017, 11:01 am

One of the factors slowing down adoption of Apple's HomeKit platform is the company's demand that accessory makers not only buy specific chips, but have products manufactured at Apple-certified factories, a report said on Friday.

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Here's every Apple HomeKit product announced at CES 2017 coming later this year

01/11/2017, 11:01 am

Apple itself may not show up to CES, but about a dozen companies came to this year's show with a range of HomeKit-capable products from smart lighting products to home security. Here's a complete guide to everything HomeKit unveiled at CES 2017.

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