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Satechi Launches New HomeKit-Compatible Dual Smart Outlet

Satechi Launches New HomeKit-Compatible Dual Smart Outlet

Satechi, known for its line of accessories for Apple's iOS and Mac devices, today announced the launch of its first HomeKit product, the Dual Smart Outlet. Priced at $60, the Dual Smart Outlet offers
IKEA’s Smart Shades Will Begin Shipping In August

IKEA’s Smart Shades Will Begin Shipping In August

Earlier this year, IKEA launched their smart shades in Europe. The launch of these shades were planned for a launch in February but was later delayed, but it seems that we now have an idea of when
Belkin's Wemo Brand Launches New HomeKit-Compatible 3-Way Light Switch

Belkin's Wemo Brand Launches New HomeKit-Compatible 3-Way Light Switch

Belkin today announced a new addition to its lineup of HomeKit-compatible Wemo-branded smart devices, the Wemo 3-Way Light Switch, which is now available. Announced at CES, the new 3-Way Light Switch
Apple's Secure Video HomeKit Feature Requires a 200GB or 2TB iCloud Storage Plan

Apple's Secure Video HomeKit Feature Requires a 200GB or 2TB iCloud Storage Plan

Apple at WWDC announced a new HomeKit feature called HomeKit Secure Video, which is designed to offer up a better, more secure way to manage the footage captured by in-home security cameras. As

Time and location triggers make Shortcuts far more useful in iOS 13

In iOS 13, Shortcuts can run at a specific time or when you arrive or leave a location. They can even start when you open an app or disable Bluetooth. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an
iOS 13 Includes Updated Home Interface, Support for AirPlay 2 Devices in Automations

iOS 13 Includes Updated Home Interface, Support for AirPlay 2 Devices in Automations

In iOS 13, the Home app has received a few notable updates that will make it easier than ever to control and identify your HomeKit devices. The main Home app screens are the same in iOS 13, but the
Apple's Got a Fresh Plan to Make HomeKit Actually Useful

Apple's Got a Fresh Plan to Make HomeKit Actually Useful

When it comes to smart home platforms, Apple HomeKit’s been sort of like the ugly stepchild. Smart home devices were much slower to adopt it than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and even though it
Apple is now the privacy-as-a-service company

Apple is now the privacy-as-a-service company

Apple shared plenty of news today at its WWDC 2019 annual developer conference, but a few of the announcements early on are potentially its biggest in terms of what they signal about the company and

Apple's HomeKit adds security to routers and streaming cameras

Apple is continuing its privacy-based assault on Google and Facebook. At its WWDC event, the company unveiled HomeKit Secure Video and HomeKit for Routers. Both services are meant to protect the
Apple debuts HomeKit Secure Video and router privacy certification

Apple debuts HomeKit Secure Video and router privacy certification

Apple's doubling down on privacy with new software and hardware features for HomeKit, its home automation software framework.
Leaked Philips Hue 2019 Lineup Reveals HomeKit Smart Plug

Leaked Philips Hue 2019 Lineup Reveals HomeKit Smart Plug

If you wanted a HomeKit product from Philips, you would need to buy one of the company’s Hue branded lightbulbs. However, it seems that the company is trying to make it easier for customers to adopt
HomeKit Coming to Routers and Gets New 'Secure Video' Feature

HomeKit Coming to Routers and Gets New 'Secure Video' Feature

Many home cameras today send video the the cloud to, for example, analyze the difference between a leaf blowing in the wind or someone at your door. Apple aims to improve this with a new feature
Vizio's 2019 Smart TVs Now Available With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support Coming This Summer

Vizio's 2019 Smart TVs Now Available With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support Coming This Summer

Vizio today announced that its 2019 smart TV models with forthcoming AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are now available at various retailers in the United States, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco,
Tado Launches Smart AC Controller With HomeKit Support

Tado Launches Smart AC Controller With HomeKit Support

Smart home company Tado has announced an updated version of its Smart AC Controller that includes Apple HomeKit support out of the box. Available today in the U.K. and other European countries, the
New 'Friends of Hue' Partner Lutron Debuts New Smart Bulb Aurora Dimmer

New 'Friends of Hue' Partner Lutron Debuts New Smart Bulb Aurora Dimmer

Lutron, a new "Friends of Hue" partner, today announced the launch of the Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer, a Hue accessory that's designed to be placed over a traditional toggle light switch to prevent it
Ring’s Smart Doorbells Now One Step Closer To Gaining HomeKit Support

Ring’s Smart Doorbells Now One Step Closer To Gaining HomeKit Support

Several years ago, Ring announced that they would be working to bring HomeKit support to its smart doorbells. However, after Amazon acquired the company, some were understandably worried that this

Amazon’s Ring could finally get HomeKit support

The wait for Amazon's Ring video doorbell to integrate with Apple's HomeKit could soon be over. Ring has long promised HomeKit support, but it's faced repeated delays. Now, it looks like Ring's Video
MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Energy Strip and a Light Strip With Extension From Eve

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Energy Strip and a Light Strip With Extension From Eve

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Eve to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of smart home products that includes the Eve Energy Strip, Eve Light Strip, and a Light Strip

Six HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Accessories Worth Checking Out

Last year, we shared a list of some of the best HomeKit products you can buy, which was quite popular with MacRumors readers, so we thought we'd follow it up. In our 2019 HomeKit video, we're
Sony's Upcoming Smart TVs to Receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in Summer 2019, Including $70,000 Model

Sony's Upcoming Smart TVs to Receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in Summer 2019, Including $70,000 Model

Sony today announced that some of its upcoming smart TVs will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in summer 2019, including its A9G series of 4K OLED TVs, Z9G series of 8K LED TVs, and X950G series of 4K