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Topic: HomeKit

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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First iOS 12.2 beta gives hints as to how HomeKit on televisions will work

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

While everyone is eagerly awaiting the first HomeKit televisions to come to market, developers have taken to the first beta of iOS 12.2 to provide initial demos of the functionality.

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35 years of Macintosh, Apple earnings season, Microsoft Office on the App Store on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/25/2019, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, and talking about Microsoft Office on the Mac App Store, a batch of software betas, and the idea that we haven't heard the worst of earnings guidance.

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Everything new in iOS 12.2: HomeKit TVs, Remote in Control Center, Apple News, & more

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

After a lengthy beta period for iOS 12.1.3, Apple has released iOS 12.2 to developers. There are several changes in store for this point update and AppleInsider walks you through what to expect.

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The next HomeKit could have very precise geofencing, accurate to within feet

01/24/2019, 10:01 am

HomeKit could be more responsive to a user's needs depending on where they are in a future update, with Apple considering the possibility of adding hyper-local position tracking to the smart home platform with an accuracy of just feet to suggest what items a user wants to control based on their location in the home.

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Abode unveils second-gen smarthome gateway with future Apple HomeKit support

01/21/2019, 11:01 am

Abode on Monday launched its second-generation smarthome gateway, with the promise that Apple HomeKit support is coming "soon."

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Hands on with the HomeKit compatible ConnectSense V2 smart outlet

01/18/2019, 01:01 pm

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, AppleInsider met up with ConnectSense and got to try out the second version of the company's smart outlet, with HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatibility -- without a bridge.

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All the new HomeKit gear landing in 2019

01/14/2019, 05:01 pm

HomeKit adoption is quickly accelerating, with an unprecedented number of accessories slated to hit the market in 2019. AppleInsider walks you through the dozens of new devices poised to hit store shelves in the coming months.

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Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs

01/13/2019, 09:01 am

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

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Additional details emerge for first HomeKit doorbell from Robin Telecom

01/11/2019, 01:01 pm

AppleInsider has received new details regarding Robin Telecom's ProLine HomeKit-equipped doorbell, including the price point and a more detailed shipping schedule.

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Hands on with Brilliant's smart home controller and how HomeKit will integrate

01/11/2019, 11:01 am

Brilliant is one of the latest to integrate HomeKit into its smart home gear with the the company's touchscreen wall controller gaining support for Apple's smart home platform this spring. AppleInsider went hands-on ahead of the release to try it out and see what HomeKit will be able to do.

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Ikea's HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades come to the US on Apr. 1

01/11/2019, 10:01 am

Revealed earlier this week during CES 2019, Ikea's low-cost Smart Shades now have a precise U.S. launch date, Apr. 1.

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Hands on with the Connected by August Yale Assure HomeKit smart lock

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

AppleInsider goes hands on with a series of new locks by Yale, Emtek, and August including the world's first and only HomeKit lever lock.

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Hands on with Siri in the shower thanks to U by Moen

01/10/2019, 10:01 am

In 2018, Moen announced the U by Moen shower unit, promising HomeKit support down the line. That time has finally come and AppleInsider was on hand to see what it really was like to use Siri to control our shower.

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iTunes and AirPlay on your Television, HomeKit everywhere -- AppleInsider Podcast at CES

01/10/2019, 09:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Andrew and Victor are out at CES, looking for every HomeKit accessory, USB-C gear, and the hot trends coming out of the show.

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