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Topic: Smart Home

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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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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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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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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Hands on: Linksys Aware is a useful software feature for the Velop router

11/11/2019, 03:11 pm

The Linksys Velop line has been a go-to mesh router recommendation, but recently it has become even more useful with the addition of Linksys Aware, an add-on security service that allows your routers to monitor for motion in your home.

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Review: Canary View is a well-designed smart home camera that screams for HomeKit

11/07/2019, 06:11 pm

With an attractive, modern design and some great AI smarts, the Canary View is a fantastic and affordable security camera that unfortunately lacks support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Arlo Video Doorbell launches with large field of view, but no HomeKit

10/17/2019, 08:10 am

Smart home purveyor Arlo has announced the new Arlo Video Doorbell with a wide vertical field of view -- but unfortunately no HomeKit integration.

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ICYMI: All the best smart home accessories and speakers from IFA 2019

09/08/2019, 02:09 pm

The IFA show in Berlin, Germany is over, and every year, there are a ton of new gadgets and devices released at the event that Apple users may want to take a look at. Here are all of the best smart home products announced before the expo and at the show over the last week.

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Lifx launches new HomeKit switch, filament & white candelabra bulbs

09/06/2019, 02:09 pm

Lifx has just announced several new HomeKit-compatible products at IFA 2019, including filament bulbs and a multi-input switch.

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Eve Systems announces new HomeKit devices & Eve Extend availability

09/05/2019, 09:09 am

Eve Systems has debuted several new accessories for HomeKit users including new Eve Light Switch, Eve Thermo, Eve Water Guard, and the availability of the Eve Extend.

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Signify unveils Hue smart plug and button, filament bulbs, updated Hue Go

09/05/2019, 03:09 am

Hue is expanding its lineup once again and on Thursday unveiled new smart plug and smart button accessories for the connected home, as well as retro filament bulbs, an updated Hue Go and more.

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