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Topic: Smart Home

Yale and August team for HomeKit-connected keypad locks

09/25/2018, 10:09 am

August has teamed up with Yale to launch a new line of keypad smart locks that bundle August's cloud-based software and app with Yale's well-known hardware.

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Review: Fibaro Motion HomeKit sensor is more than meets the eye

09/05/2018, 12:09 pm

Motion sensors certainly aren't the flashiest of HomeKit accessories, but they can add a lot of options to HomeKit installations. Fibaro makes the best out there with not just motion detection, but two other sensors packed into its slightly quirky body.

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Eve debuts HomeKit-ready Light Strip & Power Strip

08/30/2018, 09:08 am

Eve Systems on Thursday announced several HomeKit-enabled smarthome accessories, most notably the Eve Light Strip and Eve Power Strip.

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Review: Eve Room 2 gives users climate monitoring and HomeKit Siri automation

08/28/2018, 12:08 pm

Eve Room was one of the first HomeKit products to hit the market. Now years later, Eve Systems is back with the updated version, the aptly named Eve Room 2.

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Eve Room 2 HomeKit air quality sensor now available for preorder

08/27/2018, 09:08 am

Eve has opened preorders for the Eve Room 2 HomeKit air quality monitor, with a new and improved design including an e-ink display and integrated rechargeable battery.

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IKEA expanding HomeKit lineup with new smart plugs in October

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

IKEA will be building on its popular and affordable smart home platform this fall with a new HomeKit-equipped smart plug, according to new rumors.

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Hue lineup expands with two new ambient lighting solutions

08/20/2018, 06:08 am

Signify announced Monday the addition of two new ambient lighting solutions to the Philips Hue lineup, intended for the living room and fully compatible with the recently released Hue Sync app.

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Review: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

08/13/2018, 12:08 pm

Hue has become the most popular indoor smart light, and now they have evolved to tackle the outdoors as well. Hue Lily is one of many new outdoor bulbs and fixtures from Signify, marking the first official outdoor HomeKit lights.

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Apple joins smart home mesh networking standards group Thread

08/06/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple recently joined Thread Group, an organization focused on delivering mesh networking solutions to smart home devices, as a member of the body's board of directors, suggesting a potential interest in adopting the technology as part of the HomeKit protocol.

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Review: Awair and your iPhone help you understand what's in the air you breathe

08/05/2018, 03:08 pm

The air quality within your home can affect many aspects of your health, which is why it is important to understand the quality of what you breathe. Awair aims to do just that while looking striking in the process.

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Apple's removal of the HomeKit doorbell category is no cause for alarm

08/02/2018, 01:08 pm

As we reported two weeks ago, doorbells were deleted from the upcoming and current HomeKit product page, leaving many in limbo on the actual status of the category. But, there are options, and no cause for concern about the ecosystem.

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Review: Ecovacs Ozmo 601 is an iPhone-controlled robo vac that can also mop

07/15/2018, 08:07 pm

Robotic vacuums have grown increasingly capable over the years. We recently put one of Ecovacs' newest to the test that is capable of not only sweeping up debris on solid floors and carpets, but mopping as well.

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All of the new Apple HomeKit features in iOS 12

06/27/2018, 11:06 am

Smart home users will love the new enhancements coming to HomeKit alongside iOS 12, which include a new accessory type, changes to the Home app, and better tools for manufacturers.

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Elgato unloads gaming peripherals, focuses on Homekit in new Eve Systems rebrand

06/27/2018, 09:06 am

Elgato is doubling down on their HomeKit-equipped product line with the announcement that they will sell off their gaming division and rebrand to focus exclusively on their smart home gear.

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Nanoleaf Remote is a HomeKit remote control that gets people talking

06/22/2018, 09:06 am

Nanoleaf Remote is a twelve-sided controller that lights up and vibrates as you control your HomeKit accessories, like adjusting the lightscape on your Aurora LED panels or locking your doors. AppleInsider has had it for a while -- is it worth adding to your HomeKit suite of accessories?

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Hands on with the Elgato Eve Aqua HomeKit-equipped smart watering system

06/21/2018, 11:06 am

The newly released Eve Aqua is a HomeKit equipped smart water controller that tries to make lawn and garden maintenance easy with scheduling, remote control, and even Siri support. AppleInsider has spent a few days testing it out during the latest heat wave.

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CarPlay, Monster offerings, and a Bluetooth water bottle: A day at CE Week

06/21/2018, 07:06 am

At the annual CE Week tech event in New York, Monster announced two public funding offerings, Pioneer showed its wireless CarPlay units, and a Sonos exec spoke about AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

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Hands on: Controlling your smart home with HomeKit on macOS Mojave

06/05/2018, 02:06 pm

After being on iOS for years, HomeKit and the Home app have made their way to the Mac. In macOS Mojave, you can finally control your smart home right from your Mac.

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Review: The Button by Fibaro makes a HomeKit setup more accessible to all

04/27/2018, 01:04 pm

The Button from Fibaro has finally gained much needed HomeKit support. While not as powerful as its Z-Wave brethren, it is still an awesome way to control your smart home.

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HomeKit Insider: How to fix HomeKit camera's biggest flaw and gain some privacy

04/09/2018, 11:04 am

There are a few major drawbacks to HomeKit security cameras. We take a look at a creative solution to fix one of them to afford yourself some privacy.

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