Tag: HomeKit

C By GE Smart Lighting Bulbs Finally Coming To Apple HomeKit

Fear not Apple users, GE is still planning to bring HomeKit support to its C by GE smart light bulbs in early 2018. However, only certain products will be available for use.

Smart Home January 4, 2018

iOS 10 Home App Takes HomeKit To The Next Level: Easy Control, Extra Convenience

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

WWDC 2016: Apple Could Unveil iOS 10 With Standalone HomeKit App

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

Updated Philips Hue App Makes Smart Bulb Smarter

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 Announces HomeKit-Enabled Light Bulb Socket

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 Pulls Nest Products From Stores To Make Room For HomeKit

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

No Surprise: Apple Stops Sale Of Nest Learning Thermostat

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

Apple HomeKit-Compatible Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat Goes On Sale

The ecobee3 will be the first smart thermostat to showcase Apple's HomeKit smart platform.

FUTURE TECH July 7, 2015

Apple WWDC 2015 Recap: Apple Music, Apple Watch Apps, Open Source Swift And More

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

HomeKit introduced at WWDC 2015

The Disney movie 'Smart House' is becoming a reality - with Apple's HomeKit.

FUTURE TECH June 8, 2015

WWDC 2015: Apple Gets Ready To Unveil iOS 9, New Music Streaming Service And More

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's HomeKit Requires Apple TV To Properly Function

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

Hands-On With Control4 And Interview With Smart Home Company's CEO Martin Plaehn

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 iOS 9: What To Expect And What We Know So Far

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

Apple iOS 9 May Include 'Home' App To Help Manage Your Smart Home

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 Rubbishes Rumors Of HomeKit Delay: It's Coming Next Month

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

No keys? No problem. August Smart Locks are coming to Apple stores

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

Withings' Home is no ordinary baby cam, it detects motion, crying and even monitors air quality

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 iWatch may launch alongside iPhone 6 on Sept. 9: Priced at $400?

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

iWatch rumors: Apple smartwatch debuting on September 9 but will not ship until 2015

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

Watch out for iWatch on Sept 9: Report

Apple will finally introduce its wearable device on September 9. Some joke that was, John Gruber.

Wearable Tech August 28, 2014

New iPhone 5s ad shows how Apple's smartphone is a partner in smart parenting

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 working on Nearby feature for Android devices? Well, hello Apple HomeKit

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

About time: Apple iWatch being prepped for October debut, analysts claim

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 smart home is the next battleground: What to expect from the top 3 tech companies?

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

Apple unleashes iOS 8: Top 7 features detailed

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

WWDC 2014: Apple unveils iOS 8 with HealthKit, HomeKit and more

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

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