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 LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit appeared first on […]

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 to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast: […]

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 to use a new software authentication method for certifying HomeKit devices with its Mini Smart […]

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 speaker, Safari and Dark Mode on the web, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is […]

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 to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast: […]

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 through the Home app or using their voice with Siri. You can now ask your […]

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 a larger and interesting design… more… 9to5Mac

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 more useful through automation in Apple’s Home app. 9to5Mac has also teamed up with FIBARO to […]

Review: VOCOlinc’s smart power strip is an affordable way to add HomeKit to 3 devices

Adding HomeKit to your house can be expensive, but as the technology progresses, more affordable options have been making their way to market that make HomeKit a viable choice for a broader market. A couple of weeks ago, Zac reviewed Hong Kong-based VOCOlinc’s HomeKit-enabled LED light strips, noting that the price almost seemed too good […]

iOS 11.2.5 Home app icons suggest HomePod will support HomeKit scenes for muting Siri, more

New icons discovered in the latest build of iOS 11.2.5 have revealed some of the functionality that may arrive with the release of the elusive HomePod in upcoming weeks. Specifically, users may be able to create custom scenes with support for muting the speaker’s “Hey Siri” capabilities. more… 9to5Mac

001: HomeKit at CES, HomePod launch, iPhone SE 2, and Safari Spectre fixes | 9to5Mac Daily

Welcome to 9to5Mac Daily, a new podcast bringing you the latest in Apple news and top 9to5Mac stories every Monday through Friday. Today on 9to5Mac Daily we’ve got CES HomeKit announcements, a possible HomePod launch date, iPhone SE 2 rumors, and important iOS security updates. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, […]