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Topic: HomeKit

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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CES post show: The best gear coming this year for Apple fans

01/14/2020, 03:01 pm

CES 2020 is now in the rearview mirror so we are quickly taking a moment to reflect back at our favorite devices that we tried out during the show that are sure to appeal to Apple fans.

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CES 2020: Hands on with August Wi-Fi Smart Lock with HomeKit

01/08/2020, 10:01 am

At the 2020 CES, August and Yale parent company Assa Abloy are debuting a large lineup of new HomeKit-enabled devices, including a new flagship August smart lock that addresses consumer's most frequent comments.

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Eve Systems launches first dedicated HomeKit Secure Video camera

01/07/2020, 12:01 pm

For CES 2020, Eve Systems is launching the world's first security camera that works exclusively with HomeKit Secure Video. Eve Cam is an elegant plug-and-play camera that offers simple setup, end-to-end encryption, and full support of Apple's HomeKit Secure Video feature for storage footage.

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The best gear for Apple fans at Pepcom 2020

01/07/2020, 06:01 am

Pepcom brings new and exciting products across the spectrum, and there is a lot featured. We've pushed through the noise to find the best and most exciting products for Apple users being shown off. Here is the best of Pepcom at CES 2020.

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CES 2020: Best of HomeKit

01/06/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's HomeKit platform is gaining more support from smart home device producers wanting to join the growing ecosystem of inter-connected devices. Here are some of the many HomeKit-enabled devices introduced at CES 2020 with the aim of improving your home life, updated on Wednesday with more releases.

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All of the best gear and gadgets from CES Unveiled 2020

01/06/2020, 12:01 pm

CES 2020 is upon us and Unveiled is the first event leading into the massive trade show. AppleInsider is on the ground to seek out the most interesting gadgets debuted during the showing.

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Ikea quietly adds HomeKit support to Fyrtur smart blinds

01/03/2020, 11:01 am

Following an unexpected release in the United States in October, The "Fyrtur" range of Ikea smart blinds are reportedly starting to gain support for HomeKit, enabling the window blinds to be automatically controlled by Apple's smart home platform.

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LG's new 8K TVs support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

01/02/2020, 10:01 pm

Ahead of CES next week, Korean tech giant LG on Friday unveiled a slate of "real" 8K TVs with integrated support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies.

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Apple takes 66% of smartphone profits, HomeKit, Mac Pro, Apple AR & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/20/2019, 09:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about how Apple is making so much more money from phones than even its closest rival Samsung. Plus the rumored Apple AR glasses, Mac Pro availability, and what on earth is Apple doing making HomeKit accessory development code open source.

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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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Apple part of 'Project Connected Home over IP' group to simplify home automation connectivity

12/18/2019, 08:12 am

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance are forming a new working group that plans to develop a new smart home networking standard.

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Gifts for her: these top-rated holiday gifts are perfect for Apple fans

12/11/2019, 11:12 am

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be especially tough if they already have the latest devices. We've rounded up a variety of gift ideas that appeal to pet lovers, fitness enthusiasts, smart home gurus and photography buffs that are great for Mac and iOS users.

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How to set up and use HomeKit and AirPlay 2 on Sony Smart TVs

12/03/2019, 02:12 pm

Just in time for the end of the year, Sony has delivered its long-promised HomeKit and AirPlay 2 update to some of its popular smart TVs. Let's go hands-on to see how to perform the update, set it up, and what you can do with the newfound features.

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Cyber Monday 2019: Best HomeKit home automation deals

12/01/2019, 12:12 pm

Cyber Monday is home to some great deals on HomeKit peripherals. Here are the best deals we've found so far on highly-rated accessories -- and everything you need for a complete home automation system.

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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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Abode delivers long-promised HomeKit update for DIY Iota smart home security hub

11/21/2019, 09:11 am

After being announced at CES 2018, Abode is finally following through with its promise of delivering HomeKit support to its Iota do-it-yourself smart home security update today.

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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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Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

11/14/2019, 01:11 pm

Logitech's Circle 2s became the first cameras to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video storage feature on Thursday with the release of a beta firmware designed to upgrade units already in customers' hands.

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