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Topic: HomeKit

Review: Canary View is a well-designed smart home camera that screams for HomeKit

11/07/2019, 06:11 pm

With an attractive, modern design and some great AI smarts, the Canary View is a fantastic and affordable security camera that unfortunately lacks support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should

10/28/2019, 11:10 am

Bloomberg believes that Apple is hiring people to overhaul how the company's HomeKit devices work with third-party products. The report is based on disprovable information, yet it is true that Apple both should and could do much more with the technology.

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Arlo Ultra security camera gains HomeKit support

10/22/2019, 10:10 am

Arlo is continuing to roll out its support for HomeKit in its devices, with compatibility with Apple's smart home platform now included in its Ultra security camera systems that pair with the Arlo SmartHub.

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Ikea smart blinds make unexpected and limited US debut

10/18/2019, 07:10 am

The 'Fyrtur' range of smart blinds from Ikea are appearing in a few US stores, despite the company's recent announcement of delays.

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How to keep your home's air clean and odor-free with HomeKit

10/17/2019, 02:10 pm

Poor air quality in your home can stink up the joint or exacerbate allergies -- and it can be hard to tell at a glance when its a problem. But, HomeKit peripherals can keep your home's air clean with minimal aggravation, and it won't cost as much as you think.

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HomeKit Secure Video features, interface leaked from Apple Store iPad

10/08/2019, 08:10 am

In a video posted to YouTube, Apple's forthcoming HomeKit Secure Video technology has been exposed, and shows what the software's artificial intelligence will flag for the user.

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Apple's U1 chip, 2020 iPhone, iOS 13.1, plus Izotope's John Wyner on the AppleInsider Podcast

09/27/2019, 08:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the release of iOS 13, 13.1, and how Amazon and Apple are both working on hyper-local protocols for home automation. Plus Victor interviews John Wyner of Izotope about audio production.

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Apple looking at big expansion of HomeKit with Ultra Wideband

09/26/2019, 08:09 am

A future version of HomeKit could provide the ability to control items at a socket level depending on where the user is, with Apple investigating the possibility of making electrical outlets that can provide granular control of power to devices, as well as knowing the location of nearby smartphones, tablets, and other items.

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Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box will coordinate your lights with the television

09/17/2019, 10:09 am

If you're looking for a fun, new way to experience your media, check out the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box and take your home theater experience to the next level.

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ICYMI: All the best smart home accessories and speakers from IFA 2019

09/08/2019, 02:09 pm

The IFA show in Berlin, Germany is over, and every year, there are a ton of new gadgets and devices released at the event that Apple users may want to take a look at. Here are all of the best smart home products announced before the expo and at the show over the last week.

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Lifx launches new HomeKit switch, filament & white candelabra bulbs

09/06/2019, 02:09 pm

Lifx has just announced several new HomeKit-compatible products at IFA 2019, including filament bulbs and a multi-input switch.

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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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HomeKit-compatible Intellithings RoomMe presence sensor now available

09/03/2019, 10:09 am

Intellithings has announced availability and HomeKit support for its RoomMe smart home presence device that helps improve the automation of connected devices.

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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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TP-Link cancels HomeKit plan for Kasa smart plug mini

08/12/2019, 06:08 am

Following previous pledges to support HomeKit in its Kasa range, TP-Link has now revealed that its popular accessory will not be updated to work with Apple's system.

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Arlo delivers long-promised HomeKit support to Pro & Pro 2 cameras

08/05/2019, 10:08 pm

Arlo has begun to roll out HomeKit support to specific models of its popular security cameras, enabling compatibility with Apple's smart home ecosystem.

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Review: Yale Assure Lever brings HomeKit to all door locks

08/05/2019, 03:08 pm

The Yale Assure Lever is the first smart lock to support HomeKit on non-deadbolt doors, finally brining Apple's smart home platform to garages, sheds, basements, offices, and much more. We hooked one up in our own studio to test it out.

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Crestron & Apple partnering for HomeKit & Apple TV integrations

08/05/2019, 10:08 am

Crestron's popular TSR-310 touch screen home automation remote is getting full Siri, HomeKit, and Apple TV support in a firmware update.

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LIFX readies launch of HomeKit-enabled Candle bulb and TV light strip

08/02/2019, 11:08 am

Lifx is set to release a pair of new smart lights that were initially teased earlier this year at CES 2019, including the Candle Color and the Z TV Strip.

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