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April 19, 2019
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Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound bars

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while SoundTouch speakers are still playing the waiting game. more… The … Continue reading

April 1, 2019
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IDC: Smart home market to grow 27% in 2019, Apple to continue gaining traction

IDC is out this week with a look at the smart home market in 2018 and predictions for 2019. According to IDC data, the global smart home device market is expected to grow 26.9 percent year-over-year to 832.7 million shipments. … Continue reading

January 16, 2019
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Apple officially releases Smart Battery cases for iPhone XS/Max/XR with Qi charging support

Apple today has officially released Smart Battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. This comes after 9to5Mac discovered various pieces of evidence within iOS hinting at the existence of such cases. more… The post Apple … Continue reading

January 8, 2019
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LaMetric Sky is new wall-mounted smart light that can give you data at a glance

LaMetric has just announced a new smart light — Sky — that is similar to those already on the market but able to show a more stylish mosaic pattern as well as display metrics from a variety of different sources. … Continue reading

January 8, 2019
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GE debuts HomeKit-enabled C by GE smart lights, wall switches, wall plug

GE built on its smart home offerings at CES 2019, announcing a range of new C by GE products including HomeKit-enabled smart wall switches, white and full color LED bulbs, and a smart wall plug. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

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 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 7, 2018
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Halide Camera updated with new ‘Smart RAW’ feature for iPhone XS, more

Halide, the popular camera app for iOS, has been updated this week to version 1.10. The update includes a handful of new features to Halide for iOS, including a new Smart RAW capability for iPhone XS, optimization for Apple Watch … 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

June 4, 2018
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9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s RED iPhone 8 + August Smart Lock bundle

9to5Rewards is teaming up with sponsor August Home for a huge give away with a chance to win both August’s Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge and Apple’s latest 64GB (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8. One reader will be selected to take … Continue reading

May 8, 2018
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Philips Hue 3 upgrades smart lighting app with refined design, fast controls, photo scenes

Philips is releasing a major new version of its iOS app today that gives the smart lighting controller an updated look while restoring some missing features. The new version includes 30 new lighting scenes and brings back a feature that … Continue reading