Apple added a new Home app in iOS 10, currently available in preview before the official release this fall. The Home app serves as a centralized controller for all HomeKit-enabled devices, so here are some of the cool tricks up its sleeve.
Apps/Software June 25, 2016
Apple could release a standalone HomeKit app in its latest operating system. At the WWDC 2016, iOS 10 will meet its users, and it could pack quite a few surprises for smart home enthusiasts.
Apple May 9, 2016
Philips updated the Hue app for HomeKit-connected smart lights and lightbulbs. The latest update brings a number of improvements and easy controls to the app.
Apps/Software April 28, 2016
iDevices has announced a new range of connected gadgets, including a light bulb socket that enables users to simply screw in any standard light bulb, and that is controlled through Siri.
Gadgets January 5, 2016
Apple has halted sales of Google's Nest products from its stores, making room for HomeKit-related products. The news highlights the growing competition between Apple and Google when it comes to the Internet of Things.
Gadgets July 24, 2015
The Nest Learning Thermostat is no longe rlsited on Apple's online store and physical retail locations. The device is compatible with iOS devices, but not with Apple's HomeKit.
FUTURE TECH July 24, 2015
The ecobee3 will be the first smart thermostat to showcase Apple's HomeKit smart platform.
FUTURE TECH July 7, 2015
Apple kicked off its annual WWDC with its keynote Monday. Here is everything that was announced and what it means for Apple moving into the future.
Computers June 8, 2015
The Disney movie 'Smart House' is becoming a reality - with Apple's HomeKit.
FUTURE TECH June 8, 2015
Apple is set to make a number of big announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year, from updates to iOS and OS X, to a completely new music streaming service.
Apps/Software June 7, 2015
Apple has uploaded a support page for HomeKit suggesting that the Apple TV will be required to use many of HomeKit's features, such as the ability to remotely control HomeKit-enabled devices.
Apps/Software June 3, 2015
We chatted with Control4's Martin Plaehn to learn more about his company that manages your smart home all through a single app and what makes them unique compared to other options out there.
FUTURE TECH June 2, 2015
Apple's iOS 9 will be unveiled at the WWDC 2015. Expectations on the new Apple mobile operating system include an app for smart home devices, optimization for older devices and a focus on quality and stability over new features.
Apps/Software May 25, 2015
The upcoming iOS 9 may include a new app called "Home" for managing a connected smart home. The app is expected to be a continuation to the HomeKit framework.
Apps/Software May 21, 2015
Apple has dispelled rumors of HomeKit being delayed, saying that the platform itself has been available for a few months and that the first devices in the platform will be released next month.
Apps/Software May 15, 2015
Apple Stores and the company website will sell San Francisco-based startup August Smart Locks to become the hub of smart homes.
Internet Culture October 14, 2014
Consumer electronics company Withings rounds out its line of health products with the Home. The all-in-one monitoring station captures video, monitors air quality and analyses the environment for sounds of distress.
FUTURE TECH September 4, 2014
Apple's rumored wrist-worn "iWatch" may be unveiled alongside the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, according to a report. The device is expected to make good use of Apple's HealthKit and HomeKit platforms and may be priced at $400.
Wearable Tech August 31, 2014
Apple's iWatch may take its sweet time before residing on your wrist. While the device is expected to be unveiled on September 9, a source said the device will not be shipping anytime soon.
Wearable Tech August 30, 2014
Apple will finally introduce its wearable device on September 9. Some joke that was, John Gruber.
Wearable Tech August 28, 2014
Apple's new "Parenthood" commercial showcases the iPhone 5S as a partner of parents in raising their kids. Several apps are highlighted, including the HomeKit and HealthKit that will be released with the iOS 8.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 1, 2014
Google wants to one-up Apple’s HomeKit in the home-automation department. It plans to unveil a new feature that automatically connects two Android devices in close proximity to each other.
Apps/Software June 11, 2014
An Apple smartwatch is coming, and it appears the date is set for October 2014. This particular watch will focus much on fitness, which is not surprising.
Wearable Tech June 9, 2014
The battle for our living rooms is still ongoing, but the battle for our entire home is about to begin. The smart home is clearly the future, and it is closer than you think.
CULTURE June 8, 2014
The latest version of iOS, dubbed iOS 8, is probably the best version of Apple's mobile operating system yet, mainly due to these awesome new features.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2014
The iOS 8 will be released to the public in the fall. It is now currently available to developers.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 3, 2014