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Apple reveals release dates for 'Amazing Stories,' 'Home,' 'Trying'

01/19/2020, 04:01 pm

Apple has provided the first real information on "Defending Jacob," and "Central Park," and has revealed early 2020 release dates for the upcoming Apple TV+ shows "Amazing Stories," "Trying," and "Home."

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Hands on: Philip Hue's new HomeKit-enabled smart lights for 2020

01/15/2020, 02:01 pm

At the 2020 CES, AppleInsider had a chance to try out all of the new Philips Hue HomeKit lights launching early 2020 including wall-mounted options, path lights, and more.

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Review: Aqara HomeKit Starter Set is an easy way to begin your smart home

12/19/2019, 03:12 pm

Aqara's new HomeKit starter kit is a quick and simple way to automate lights, add a security system, and more, at an affordable price.

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Apple open-sources HomeKit Accessory Development Kit to spur adoption, grow new standard

12/19/2019, 12:12 am

Apple has published an open-source version of its HomeKit Accessory Development Kit, allowing more users to experiment with the development of HomeKit accessories. The release is designed to accelerate development of a new universal smart home standard created by a consortium of companies including Apple, Amazon, Google and the Zigbee Alliance.

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Review: Hue Smart Plug is another capable HomeKit-enabled outlet

11/22/2019, 01:11 pm

The Hue Smart Plug is an expansion of the Hue lineup from smart bulbs into controlling lamps, one that brings the HomeKit-compatible range closer to becoming a whole smart home solution.

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How to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13

11/14/2019, 08:11 pm

Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13 allows smart home device users to encrypt security camera feeds end-to-end and securely store those videos within iCloud. This is everything you need to know about the feature and how to use it.

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Eve Systems announces new HomeKit devices & Eve Extend availability

09/05/2019, 09:09 am

Eve Systems has debuted several new accessories for HomeKit users including new Eve Light Switch, Eve Thermo, Eve Water Guard, and the availability of the Eve Extend.

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Signify unveils Hue smart plug and button, filament bulbs, updated Hue Go

09/05/2019, 03:09 am

Hue is expanding its lineup once again and on Thursday unveiled new smart plug and smart button accessories for the connected home, as well as retro filament bulbs, an updated Hue Go and more.

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Review: The Lifx Beam is a stunning modular HomeKit smart light

08/25/2019, 03:08 pm

The Lifx Beam is a modular smart light system that integrates with Apple's HomeKit to create stunning colors and impressive effects throughout the home.

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New Philips Hue bulbs updated with Bluetooth connectivity

06/27/2019, 09:06 am

Philips has updated the Hue line with Bluetooth-equipped bulbs replacing the Zigbee-only ones, but they still need the Hue Bridge to work with HomeKit.

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Review: Satechi finally nails the HomeKit smart outlet

06/26/2019, 11:06 am

Other than smart light bulbs, smart plugs are the most prevalent smart home product genre on the market. It escapes us, why it took so long for us to finally get an option that checks all the boxes before the Satechi Dual Smart Outlet.

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Satechi releases HomeKit-capable Dual Smart Outlet

06/18/2019, 11:06 am

Satechi is entering the smart home market with the new HomeKit-equipped Dual Smart Outlet, which is available to order starting today.

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All the changes coming to HomeKit in iOS 13

06/06/2019, 02:06 pm

HomeKit is getting more powerful than ever with a major update in iOS 13 both in terms of functionality and app improvements. Here are all the features and changes coming in the iOS 13 update.

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Review: The ecobee SmartThermostat is the best choice for HomeKit users but needs AirPlay 2

06/03/2019, 06:06 am

After making waves with the ecobee4, ecobee is back with their latest thermostat and is dropping the numbering scheme. The new ecobee SmartThermostat is an upgraded smart home thermostat that takes aim at the premium market with speed, better design, improved audio, and much more.

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Review: The Caseta Fan Speed Control is the best way to integrate your fan with HomeKit -- for now

05/29/2019, 11:05 am

The Lutron HomeKit-enabled fan controller makes it easy for anyone to control a ceiling fan from the wall, with their phone, or with their voice. But, it isn't perfect.

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HKCam is an open source, DIY HomeKit security camera project

05/24/2019, 07:05 am

HomeKit app developer Matt Hochgatterer today has unveiled an open-source HomeKit camera project. The HKCam utilizes a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a 3D printed enclosure to allow users to create their own security camera compatible with Apple's HomeKit for less than $30.

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How to make HomeKit work for you automatically with scenes and automations

05/10/2019, 02:05 pm

Yes, you can use your iPhone to turn on your bedroom light. But you could also have that light turn itself on at your bedtime -- and only in the winter, only when you're in the house. There is so much that HomeKit can do for you automatically, it just takes some planning.

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Tips: How to get started with your first few HomeKit devices

05/06/2019, 03:05 pm

If you've decided to get into HomeKit and you're just now thinking of which smart devices to buy for your home, there are some things you need to know to make this practical and cost-effective.

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Our favorite tips and tricks for making the most out of Apple HomeKit

05/02/2019, 12:05 pm

HomeKit has made waves for being the easiest to use home automation platform, while still being extremely powerful. These are AppleInsider's top tips you may not know for getting the most out of your HomeKit setup.

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Review: Arlo Ultra is a 4K HomeKit-ready smart home camera with endless features

04/23/2019, 03:04 pm

Arlo Ultra is the most capable smart home camera yet, with a laundry list of features including forthcoming HomeKit compatibility to back up the hefty price tag. AppleInsider tests it out.

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