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Topic: HomeKit

Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch gains HomeKit support via software update

11/08/2018, 12:11 pm

Wemo is upgrading another of their smart home accessories with the addition of HomeKit today. Through a software update, the Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch will now be compatible with Apple's HomeKit with no need for an additional hub.

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How to run HomeKit scenes from your Apple Watch

11/02/2018, 03:11 pm

Any HomeKit and Apple Watch user may be familiar with the struggle that comes with invoking scenes directly from their wrist. Apple's watchOS Home app can be bloated, difficult to navigate, and straight up slow. For this edition of HomeKit Insider, we take a look at a new way to control your home from Apple Watch.

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HomeKit support rolling out for Netatmo Welcome security camera

10/02/2018, 08:10 am

Netatmo is beginning to deploy HomeKit support for owners of its Welcome indoor security camera, beginning with beta testers, the company has confirmed.

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Weekend accessory deals: Save up to 96% on USB-C adapters, HomeKit switches, Apple parts & accessories

09/29/2018, 01:09 pm

Accessories to enhance your MacBook Pro or iMac setup are on sale now, with discounts of up to 96% off. Pick up a USB-C adapter for $5.49 or a HomeKit light switch for $19.99. Parts and accessories are also as low as $1.75.

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Yale and August team for HomeKit-connected keypad locks

09/25/2018, 10:09 am

August has teamed up with Yale to launch a new line of keypad smart locks that bundle August's cloud-based software and app with Yale's well-known hardware.

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Rachio 3 sprinkler controller adds support for Apple's HomeKit

09/25/2018, 10:09 am

Rachio on Tuesday announced that its Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller now supports HomeKit, enabling control via Siri and the Mac, iOS, and watchOS Home apps.

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Ikea could introduce blinds with Apple HomeKit support to smart home range

09/07/2018, 08:09 am

Furniture giant Ikea may add more products to its range of smart home devices, after an FCC filing from the company revealed it was producing a compact remote control, one that is thought could be used to open and close smart blinds.

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Review: Fibaro Motion HomeKit sensor is more than meets the eye

09/05/2018, 12:09 pm

Motion sensors certainly aren't the flashiest of HomeKit accessories, but they can add a lot of options to HomeKit installations. Fibaro makes the best out there with not just motion detection, but two other sensors packed into its slightly quirky body.

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Nanoleaf's HomeKit-compatible Canvas panels coming Dec. 1

08/31/2018, 03:08 pm

Nanoleaf's next foray into smart lighting, the Canvas panels, will finally ship on Dec. 1, the company's CEO revealed on Friday.

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Eve debuts HomeKit-ready Light Strip & Power Strip

08/30/2018, 09:08 am

Eve Systems on Thursday announced several HomeKit-enabled smarthome accessories, most notably the Eve Light Strip and Eve Power Strip.

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Review: Eve Room 2 gives users climate monitoring and HomeKit Siri automation

08/28/2018, 12:08 pm

Eve Room was one of the first HomeKit products to hit the market. Now years later, Eve Systems is back with the updated version, the aptly named Eve Room 2.

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Eve Room 2 HomeKit air quality sensor now available for preorder

08/27/2018, 09:08 am

Eve has opened preorders for the Eve Room 2 HomeKit air quality monitor, with a new and improved design including an e-ink display and integrated rechargeable battery.

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IKEA expanding HomeKit lineup with new smart plugs in October

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

IKEA will be building on its popular and affordable smart home platform this fall with a new HomeKit-equipped smart plug, according to new rumors.

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Hue lineup expands with two new ambient lighting solutions

08/20/2018, 06:08 am

Signify announced Monday the addition of two new ambient lighting solutions to the Philips Hue lineup, intended for the living room and fully compatible with the recently released Hue Sync app.

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Review: Nanoleaf's Rhythm Edition Light Panels top HomeKit-enabled wall lights

08/14/2018, 03:08 pm

With or without the Rhythm module, Nanoleaf's Light Panels are probably the best HomeKit-enabled wall lights on the market, assuming you like their style and can spend enough to do them justice.

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Review: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

08/13/2018, 12:08 pm

Hue has become the most popular indoor smart light, and now they have evolved to tackle the outdoors as well. Hue Lily is one of many new outdoor bulbs and fixtures from Signify, marking the first official outdoor HomeKit lights.

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Philips confirms Outdoor Lightstrip, other new Hue lights on the way

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Phlips has announced a slew of new HomeKit-compatible Hue lights due in 2018, including the previously leaked Outdoor Lightstrip.

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Hands on: Nanoleaf's HomeKit-enabled Rhythm Edition Light Panels

08/07/2018, 03:08 pm

Having recently looked at LIFX's Beam and Tile, we thought we'd remedy a hole in our coverage of HomeKit-ready wall lights: Nanoleaf's popular Light Panels, specifically the recent Rhythm Edition.

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Apple joins smart home mesh networking standards group Thread

08/06/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple recently joined Thread Group, an organization focused on delivering mesh networking solutions to smart home devices, as a member of the body's board of directors, suggesting a potential interest in adopting the technology as part of the HomeKit protocol.

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Apple's removal of the HomeKit doorbell category is no cause for alarm

08/02/2018, 01:08 pm

As we reported two weeks ago, doorbells were deleted from the upcoming and current HomeKit product page, leaving many in limbo on the actual status of the category. But, there are options, and no cause for concern about the ecosystem.

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