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Topic: HomeKit

Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

07/15/2019, 09:07 am

Eve Systems has launched the Eve Extend, its Bluetooth range extender that allows items within the Eve product line to connect to a HomeKit network by acting as an access point, enabling the devices to function without needing Bluetooth connectivity with a nearby iPhone or iPad.

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IKEA expands HomeKit compatible line of smart bulbs

07/11/2019, 08:07 am

Ikea has a refreshed their TRADFRI HomeKit compatible smart home series, updating their existing light bulbs and introducing new products ahead of their highly anticipated smart blind launch.

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How to use NFC to control your home with iOS 13

07/08/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple's Shortcuts app is exceptionally powerful, but it becomes even more useful with the iOS 13 update. It comes preinstalled rather than a post-setup download, and it also arrives brimming with new features. One of the most built-out areas is for the smart home.

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Eve to launch HomeKit Extend Bluetooth range extender

07/04/2019, 12:07 pm

Specifically made for HomeKit users, the forthcoming Eve Extend will relay commands to devices further away, allowing users to place Eve smart devices at greater distances from a central hub.

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Reagle's HomeKit-enabled Smart Door Lock ships in July

06/30/2019, 09:06 am

A promised HomeKit accessory, the Reagle Smart Door Lock, is confirmed as launching in early July, expanding the limited number of HomeKit-ready smartlocks on the market.

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New Philips Hue bulbs updated with Bluetooth connectivity

06/27/2019, 09:06 am

Philips has updated the Hue line with Bluetooth-equipped bulbs replacing the Zigbee-only ones, but they still need the Hue Bridge to work with HomeKit.

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Review: Satechi finally nails the HomeKit smart outlet

06/26/2019, 11:06 am

Other than smart light bulbs, smart plugs are the most prevalent smart home product genre on the market. It escapes us, why it took so long for us to finally get an option that checks all the boxes before the Satechi Dual Smart Outlet.

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Satechi releases HomeKit-capable Dual Smart Outlet

06/18/2019, 11:06 am

Satechi is entering the smart home market with the new HomeKit-equipped Dual Smart Outlet, which is available to order starting today.

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Logitech's Circle 2 wired camera to support HomeKit Secure Video later this year

06/14/2019, 05:06 pm

Logitech on Friday announced support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video, a set of tools designed to protect and store data from streaming video cameras, will be rolled out to wired versions of its popular Circle 2 camera later this year.

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Review: If you have Philips Hue bulbs, you need Lutron Aurora

06/13/2019, 12:06 pm

Philips Hue bulbs are arguably the most popular smart home accessory on the market, but they've always had one glaring issue. One that is easily fixed thanks to the simple Lutron Aurora.

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Ikea's HomeKit-ready Smart Shades to ship in August

06/12/2019, 04:06 pm

One of the most hotly anticipated HomeKit products in recent memory, Ikea's Smart Shades, will finally launch in August after a months-long delay, the company says.

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Everything new with HomePod in iOS 13

06/08/2019, 12:06 pm

Alongside iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, the HomePod will be gaining an array of new features making it a far more capable device. Let's go through all the new features arriving for HomePod with iOS 13.

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All the changes coming to HomeKit in iOS 13

06/06/2019, 02:06 pm

HomeKit is getting more powerful than ever with a major update in iOS 13 both in terms of functionality and app improvements. Here are all the features and changes coming in the iOS 13 update.

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Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell to support HomeKit Secure Video at launch, indoor & outdoor cameras to follow

06/06/2019, 10:06 am

French smart home manufacturer Netatmo was one of the first announced to support Apple's upcoming HomeKit Secure Video standard when it launches this fall, and now we know what cameras from the company will be receiving the new storage and encryption feature.

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HomeKit will securely store videos in iCloud, explicit router support coming

06/03/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple is finally adding an oft-requested feature from smart home users with iOS 13 -- securely storing HomeKit video in iCloud, as well as privacy additions coming to select routers.

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Belkin ships three-way, HomeKit-ready Wemo Smart Light Switch

06/03/2019, 10:06 am

Belkin on Monday shipped the new Wemo Smart Light Switch, compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

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Philips' fall Hue lineup to include first-ever Smart Plug & Filament bulbs

06/03/2019, 09:06 am

One of Apple's most important HomeKit partners, Philips, is reportedly planning a host of new Hue products for the fall, among them its first smartplug and several retro-style filament bulbs.

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Review: The ecobee SmartThermostat is the best choice for HomeKit users but needs AirPlay 2

06/03/2019, 06:06 am

After making waves with the ecobee4, ecobee is back with their latest thermostat and is dropping the numbering scheme. The new ecobee SmartThermostat is an upgraded smart home thermostat that takes aim at the premium market with speed, better design, improved audio, and much more.

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Fifth-gen ecobee thermostat with HomeKit promises better Wi-Fi, added Alexa & Spotify features

05/29/2019, 06:05 pm

ecobee's fifth-generation thermostat, compatible with Apple HomeKit, should be mostly an evolutionary device but include important upgrades in wireless, Spotify, and Amazon Alexa connectivity, according to a product leak.

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Review: The Caseta Fan Speed Control is the best way to integrate your fan with HomeKit -- for now

05/29/2019, 11:05 am

The Lutron HomeKit-enabled fan controller makes it easy for anyone to control a ceiling fan from the wall, with their phone, or with their voice. But, it isn't perfect.

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