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Topic: HomeKit

Review: Yobi B3 HomeKit Doorbell is easy to install and use

04/04/2020, 08:04 am

The Yobi B3 HomeKit Doorbell camera was announced at CES 2019, and after a long road through development, has escaped the fate of most products shown at CES. It's now available for pre-order, and we have some hands-on experience to share.

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HomeKit-compatible heater, doorbell and smart plug to debut soon

03/25/2020, 08:03 pm

Apple this week updated its list of supported HomeKit devices to reflect the addition of three upcoming products including a smart doorbell, smart plug and smart heater.

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How AppleInsider staff work from home and what gear we need to do it

03/20/2020, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider staff work all around the world, and most of us have home offices. If you're looking for the ideal desk setup, we can show you that there isn't one -- but here are eight favorites that help us get our work done.

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HomeKit Secure Video support rolls out for Anker eufyCam 2 [u]

03/17/2020, 09:03 am

Anker is now rolling out a firmware update to its eufyCam 2 security cameras bringing support for HomeKit Secure Video, after only starting with basic support for HomeKit after an update in January 2020.

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Triple-camera iPad Pro, 'iPhone SE 2' Touch ID, HomeKit improvements appear in 'iOS 14' leaks

03/10/2020, 10:03 am

The flood of new feature claims within iOS 14 continues, with the mobile operating system leaks allegedly confirming rumors about upcoming hardware including the iPad Pro refresh and the "iPhone SE 2," as well as a number of changes to HomeKit.

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Unannounced Ecobee camera to support Apple HomeKit

02/28/2020, 02:02 pm

New FCC filings have revealed that Ecobee's as-of-yet unannounced smart camera will be equipped with support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Review: Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera pairs HomeKit Secure Video with AI facial recognition

02/26/2020, 03:02 pm

The Netatmo Indoor Camera isn't a new product, but what is new is a fresh firmware update that builds on its initial HomeKit support by adding HomeKit Secure Video support. We upgraded our cam to the latest firmware to test out the camera with all of its promised features.

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HomeKit support lands on Amazon's Eero mesh routers

02/26/2020, 12:02 pm

Eero's long-promised HomeKit update has finally arrived, making the Amazon-owned mesh router the first to support Apple's smart home platform.

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Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera now supports HomeKit Secure Video

02/25/2020, 07:02 am

Netatmo has finally added support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video to its Smart Indoor Camera, bringing compatibility for the smart home platform's video feature to the home security and monitoring hardware.

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Arlo adds HomeKit support to Arlo Pro 3 smart home camera system

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

After releasing the Arlo Pro 3 at the end of 2019, Arlo is bringing HomeKit support to the popular smart home security camera through a free firmware update.

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First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

02/18/2020, 09:02 pm

First Alert on Tuesday issued a software update that adds AirPlay 2 support to its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm-cum-speaker, fulfilling longstanding customer requests for integration with Apple's audio streaming technology.

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Linksys Velop HomeKit Router firmware update is coming, but not imminent [u]

02/13/2020, 10:02 pm

Linksys appeared at first glance to be the first vendor to make available a HomeKit router, with the inadvertent release of information surrounding a firmware update enabling the functionality leaking out.

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Apple exploring HomeKit smart home update with device tracking, simple setup

02/13/2020, 07:02 am

Apple wants to expand the abilities of HomeKit by making it possible for devices to communicate with wall outlets, units which could potentially track the location of other HomeKit hardware, as well as potentially simplify the configuration of new HomeKit devices with others.

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Abode adds HomeKit support to Smart Security Kit

02/10/2020, 11:02 am

Abode has updated the Gateway in its Smart Security Kit with HomeKit support, bringing it in line with the Iota Security Kit to make it compatible with Apple's smart home platform.

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Review: VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb packs a ton of features in at a fair price

02/07/2020, 01:02 pm

If you're looking for an attractively-priced, feature-packed HomeKit smart bulb for your home, the VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb should be on your short list.

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Review: Eve Water Guard isn't flashy but can put your mind at ease

02/06/2020, 02:02 pm

Eve Water Guard may not be the flashiest of HomeKit accessories, but anyone who had to deal with water damage knows the advantages of owning such a device.

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Review: Eve Energy continues a winning HomeKit formula

02/04/2020, 11:02 am

After being announced at CES 2020, the redesigned Eve Energy is now available. We've spent the last several days testing it out to see how it measures up.

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Inside all the new HomeKit products coming out in 2020

02/01/2020, 01:02 pm

We are barely kicking off 2020 and we already have more than 35 new HomeKit products waiting in the wings to launch at various points throughout the year -- some of which have already hit the market. Let's take a look at some of the best.

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Review: Vocolinc Flowerbud HomeKit-enabled humidifier works better as a diffuser

01/31/2020, 01:01 pm

The Vocolinc Flowerbud is the only HomeKit-enabled humidifier that also can act as a smart diffuser, though it does the latter much better than the former.

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Review: VocoLinc's Smart Power Strip is an easy but fickle way to upgrade 'dumb' devices

01/29/2020, 02:01 pm

If you've got a couple devices you're looking to make smarter, the Vocolinc smart power strip features three HomeKit-enabled smart outlets, three convenient USB outlets, and boasts an attractive price point to boot.

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