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Topic: HomeKit

Apple is rolling out these 40 new features and changes in iOS 12.2 for iPhone & iPad

03/25/2019, 03:03 pm

Now that Apple has rolled out iOS 12.2 for iPhone and iPad, AppleInsider breaks down over 40 features and changes that are included in the new OS update.

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LG preps AirPlay 2- & HomeKit-compatible Nano TVs, launching in April

03/18/2019, 12:03 pm

Building on top of recently-announced OLED models, LG on Monday announced several new NanoCell LCD TVs compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit standards.

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LG OLED smart TVs with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support start shipping in April starting from $2,499

03/15/2019, 01:03 pm

LG will be releasing its first OLED smart TVs with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support in April, the South Korean electronics producer has confirmed, with the range able to connect to other devices and audio hardware that take advantage of Apple's smart home platform.

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Review: Fibaro's HomeKit water sensor is a must as flood-season approaches

03/14/2019, 02:03 pm

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is a great HomeKit-compatible way to monitor your home for leaking water, but Bluetooth connection may be too limited for some.

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Ikea delays HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades until later in 2019

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

Ikea on Thursday said that it's delaying both the U.S. and European launches of its Apple HomeKit-ready Smart Shades, anticipated for bringing that type of smarthome accessory within a realistic price point.

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Review: Eve Flare is the portable HomeKit light you need for your smart home

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Eve Flare is a gorgeous, portable HomeKit smart light that you can take with you everywhere for soft, colorful illumination.

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August's HomeKit support for smart doorbells not coming anytime soon

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

Once promised, Apple HomeKit isn't coming to August's smart doorbells anytime soon. That includes the newly-announced View, representatives told AppleInsider at the SXSW festival in Austin, Tex.

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Hunter Douglas brings promised HomeKit support to window blinds

03/06/2019, 08:03 am

The number of HomeKit-ready window shades and blinds grew this week, thanks to the addition of long-delayed support by Hunter Douglas.

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LG TV support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to launch mid 2019

03/05/2019, 10:03 pm

LG has narrowed the timeline for adding HomeKit support to its 2019 television models, specifying the release as arriving "mid-year."

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Lutron ships Smart Fan Speed Control with Apple HomeKit

03/04/2019, 12:03 pm

The Caséta by Lutron Fan Speed Control with HomeKit support has just been made available, letting people upgrade their ceiling fans without having to pay hundreds of dollars for a new model.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor motion detector for HomeKit

03/03/2019, 12:03 pm

The Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor HomeKit sensor, and adds motion, temperature, and light sensors to automate the outside of your Apple-centric smart home.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip brings more HomeKit lights to the outside

03/01/2019, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider took our smart home to the great outdoors by way of the Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip, that added not just a pop of fun color but can serve as a functional security light as well.

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The 10 best HomeKit lights, locks, thermostats, and more

02/22/2019, 01:02 pm

It can be tough to sort through the variety of HomeKit accessories on the market, especially if you're new to the smarthome world. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order -- the ones we actually use day-to-day.

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Eve's HomeKit-compatible Flare moodlight ships in US & Canada

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

The Eve Flare, a HomeKit-compatible light originally launched in Europe last year, is now finally available in the U.S. and Canada.

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Apple recruits former smartlock developer Sam Jadallah to head up home initiatives

02/17/2019, 07:02 pm

Apple's latest significant hire is Sam Jadallah, who will reportedly be heading up the company's smarthome efforts.

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Review: Eve HomeKit lightstrip is bright spot in a crowded market

02/05/2019, 12:02 pm

As one of the most popular HomeKit lighting product vendors, Eve has much to do to elevate its offering above its competitors -- but fortunately, it appears to have done so.

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Roku rumored in talks to support Apple's AirPlay 2

02/04/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple and Roku are reportedly in negotiations to bring AirPlay 2 to the latter's media streamers, and possibly Roku-based TVs by the likes of Sharp and TCL.

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LIFX responds to security vulnerabilities in HomeKit smart bulbs saying fixed in Q4 2018

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

LIFX has responded to the recent revelation of serious security flaws within its White mini HomeKit-enabled bulbs, saying all three issues were fixed at the tail-end of 2018.

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LIFX HomeKit bulbs appear to be storing Wi-Fi passwords unencrypted

01/30/2019, 02:01 pm

A hardware hacker has revealed a trio of vulnerabilities in the popular LIFX HomeKit-enabled smart bulbs, that could expose a user's Wi-Fi password to somebody devoted to rooting through your trash.

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Vizio now testing SmartCast 3.0 with AirPlay 2, final release coming in the spring

01/28/2019, 09:01 am

Vizio has launched a sign up for the beta of SmartCast 3.0, its upcoming TV interface -- which also weaves in support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

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