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April 28, 2019
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How to decide if investing in a big Homekit setup is right for you.

Apple’s HomeKit is growing, and there is now a range of smart devices for every function. Yet there are both potential savings and hidden costs that will make or break your decision on whether to invest. Plus, HomeKit is still … Continue reading

April 8, 2019
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Comments Off on Save on HomeKit Sylvania Lighting, Apple Watch Series 3 LTE from $269, MacBook Pro and more in today’s best deals

Save on HomeKit Sylvania Lighting, Apple Watch Series 3 LTE from $269, MacBook Pro and more in today’s best deals

Today’s best deals over at 9to5Toys are highlighted by Amazon’s 1-day Sylvania HomeKit lighting Gold Box. Additionally, you’ll find notable price drops on Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and Apple Watch Series 3. Head below for all of today’s best offers. … Continue reading

January 13, 2019
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Exploring what you can, and can’t do with HomeKit for TVs

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 … Continue reading

January 13, 2019
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Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support is coming to all SmartCast TVs since 2016

At CES 2019 this past week, Vizio was one of several TV manufacturers to announce that it will soon support AirPlay 2 functionality. Now, the company has more good news for customers. more… The post Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & … Continue reading

January 7, 2019
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Comments Off on Eve shares new details and release timeline for upcoming HomeKit Energy Strip and Light Strip

Eve shares new details and release timeline for upcoming HomeKit Energy Strip and Light Strip

Connected home company Eve (formerly Elgato) is back again at CES with an update on its previously announced Eve Energy Strip and Eve Light Strip. Last year at CES the company introduced the Eve Room and Button and later restructured … Continue reading

December 5, 2018
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LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit

It’s no secret that Apple is incredibly bullish on the future of augmented reality, having introduced ARKit 2.0 as part of iOS 12. Now startup LinkDesk is using ARKit to allow you to control your HomeKit accessories. more… The post … Continue reading

November 9, 2018
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Honeywell HomeKit Thermostat $123, Apple Watch Sport Bands $4, Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard $45, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure … Continue reading

November 8, 2018
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Wemo HomeKit support comes to WiFi Smart Dimmer through software update, no hub

Belkin continues to bring HomeKit support to its smart home accessories, and the Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer is the latest to join the club. Wemo HomeKit support is retroactively being added through a free software update starting today. Wemo was first … Continue reading

October 25, 2018
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9to5Mac Happy Hour 196: iPhone XR reviews, iPad mini 5 rumors, HomeKit speakers

This week Benjamin and Zac talk iPhone XR reviews, the upcoming fix for ‘beautygate’, the newly rumored iPad mini 5 and AirPower expectations, the iPad Pro and Mac updates expected at next week’s Apple event, the latest AirPlay 2 HomeKit … Continue reading

October 19, 2018
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone XR Pre-order Deals, Lexar Lightning Flash Drive $25, Insignia HomeKit Light Switch $20, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure … Continue reading

September 25, 2018
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Rachio 3 smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

Elgato’s smart hose attachment led the way (reviewed) with sprinkler integration in HomeKit earlier this year. Today, Rachio is announcing the first smart sprinkler controller ($ 229) with HomeKit integration. After a simple set up process, users can control their sprinkler … Continue reading

August 7, 2018
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Apple joins ‘The Thread Group,’ opening up the possibility of more advanced HomeKit tech

Apple today has joined the smart home-dedicated group The Thread Group. While Apple’s extent of involvement in the group is unclear at this point, the company is now listed as a “member” on The Thread Group website… more… 9to5Mac

April 24, 2018
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Comments Off on Review: Philips Hue Wellner is a HomeKit table lamp with a fun design, but color costs extra

Review: Philips Hue Wellner is a HomeKit table lamp with a fun design, but color costs extra

Philips Hue isn’t just a line of smart bulbs — the collection also includes a variety of complete smart lighting solutions including table lamps. Hue Go is a popular option with its portable design, while Hue Wellner trades portability for … Continue reading

March 29, 2018
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Comments Off on HomeKit Weekly: Using Automation to put sensors to work

HomeKit Weekly: Using Automation to put sensors to work

HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.  In our third installment of HomeKit Weekly, we’re going to explore how to make HomeKit-enabled sensors … Continue reading