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August 5, 2017
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Review: Kwikset Premis HomeKit lock chews through batteries, disappoints

The Kwikset Premis is a lot of things. It’s a HomeKit compatible connected deadbolt with a nice touch number pad with well-lit numerals. It’s also a disappointment. We reviewed it for an extended period and found all the wrinkles. AppleInsider … Continue reading

July 25, 2017
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Yale launches ‘Assure Lock SL’ Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt, HomeKit support module incoming

Yale Locks & Hardware is launching its latest smart lock product today with one of its most streamlined designs yet and support for Apple’s HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee and Amazon Alexa platforms. It will also enable HomeKit support on six of … Continue reading

July 16, 2017
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Review: Koogeek P1 Smart Plug an affordable way to get started with Apple’s HomeKit

We may be in a renaissance of HomeKit peripherals after iOS 11 ships, but if you’re ready to get in now, the Koogeek P1 Smart Plug is a decent starting point — but not perfect. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 20, 2017
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Ring ships Apple-compatible Video Doorbell 2, says HomeKit coming to other accessories

Ring on Monday launched the Video Doorbell 2, a Mac-, iPhone-, and iPad-compatible smarthome accessory that makes several key upgrades over its predecessor. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 17, 2017
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This week’s top stories: 10.5-inch iPad Pro reviews, benchmarks and our hands-on video, iPhone 8 reports, iOS 11 & HomeKit, & more

In this week’s top stories: The verdict on Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as reviews arrive, the latest iPhone 8 reports, hands-on with some new iOS 11 features, and much more. more… 9to5Mac

June 13, 2017
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Logitech releases Circle 2 camera with future HomeKit support

Logitech today has officially announced the release of its new Circle 2 home security camera. The latest version is an upgrade from the original Logi Circle camera, introducing more flexible hardware options for customers. Users of the Circle 2 will … Continue reading

June 10, 2017
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9to5Rewards: Koogeek Smart Socket with Apple HomeKit support [Giveaway]

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Koogeek, offering its Smart Socket with HomeKit support. The company has three of its Koogeek Smart Sockets (pictured above) to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week.  more… 9to5Mac

June 8, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple opens up HomeKit development with software authentication & looser licensing

Apple opens up HomeKit development with software authentication & looser licensing

In a Wednesday session during the company’s ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple announced a pair of changes to HomeKit meant to encourage faster adoption of the smarthome platform. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 31, 2017
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Elgato launching Eve Degree, a miniature HomeKit temperature & humidity sensor w/ display

Elgato is expanding its lineup of HomeKit sensors with its new, Bluetooth-connected Eve Degree temperature and humidity monitor. Eve Degree is a miniature, wall-mountable sensor with a built-in display for showing the current room temperature right on the device. more… … Continue reading

May 10, 2017
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Apple adds WeberHaus to list of builders offering HomeKit packages

Apple on Tuesday officially added German pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus to a running list of companies offering HomeKit packages, suggesting the firm will soon roll out compatible "SmartHomes" in Europe. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 3, 2017
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Comments Off on Friday Labs ships crowdfunded smart lock, adds HomeKit compatibility

Friday Labs ships crowdfunded smart lock, adds HomeKit compatibility

Two years after a successful funding round on Indiegogo, startup Friday Labs on Tuesday said it began shipping its HomeKit-enabled Friday smart lock to backers, while at the same time opening pre-orders to new customers. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 1, 2017
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iLuv’s Rainbow8 is a decent Wi-Fi smartbulb for Apple’s HomeKit, but not much more

On its own iLuv’s new Rainbow8 does what a HomeKit bulb needs to, and should satisfy most people. A poor app and a lack of IFTTT or Alexa integration, however, may mean there are better choices. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 14, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple snubs Nokia’s Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

Apple snubs Nokia’s Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia’s Withings subsidiary. AppleInsider … Continue reading