Apple Smart Home Display: Everything We Know

Apple is working on a new Home accessory that is designed to serve as a central hub for smart home management. The Apple TV and the HomePod are already home hubs and almost all Apple devices can control a HomeKit setup, but Apple is designing an all-in-one home management product to make control even easier. […]

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Samsung to debut eco-friendly customized home appliances at KBIS 2023 in the US

Samsung will introduce a new range of eco-friendly, customized home appliances that will focus on sustainability at the KBIS 2023 (The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2023) event held in Las Vegas, USA. The event will start will be held between January 31 and February 2. The KBIS is the largest kitchen and bathroom-related exhibition […]

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Review: How Eve’s Matter Accessories Work With a HomeKit Setup

Smart home company Eve in December began rolling out a firmware update that adds Matter support to the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve Door and Window. I have been testing the new Matter integration to see how the devices work with a standard HomeKit setup. I have the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve […]

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Apple Preparing to Re-Release Revamped HomeKit Architecture That Was Removed From iOS 16.2

Apple with the iOS 16.2 update introduced an updated underlying architecture for HomeKit and the Home app, but it was pulled a week after launch because of bugs and installation issues. At the time, Apple said the removal was temporary and that the upgrade option would “return soon.” It appears that Apple is nearly ready […]

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Easily add RGB to your home with Govee’s LED strip lights on sale for $35

You can grab two segmented LED strip lights from Govee for just $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) thanks to the $15 off on-page coupon. These lights never drop this low naturally, so you’ve got to look for the coupons. Otherwise you’ll only ever find them going for around $50 with a few sales […]

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One UI 5.0 feature focus: Create home screen widget stacks

One UI 5.0 has modernized many aspects of Samsung’s mobile user experience. One of the latest additions to this One UI update is the widget stacks feature. It elevates home screen widgets to a new level and cleans up the UI. As the name suggests, stacked widgets allow you to add home screen widgets on […]

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SmartThings Galaxy Watch update brings new smart home controls

As revealed at CES 2023, Samsung is committed to improving its device ecosystem and connectivity between different devices through the SmartThings platform. As part of its new strategy, Samsung is now rolling out a massive update for SmartThings on the Galaxy Watch series of smartwatches. The update brings more convenient control to connected devices from […]

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Apple is reportedly working on a smart display for smart home control

Apple just introduced its latest smart speaker earlier today, but the company’s plans for the smart home are much grander, a new report reveals. According to the omnipresent “people with knowledge of the plans”, Apple is working on a bunch of devices that will make it better compete with Google and Amazon in the space. […]

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Apple is reportedly working on a smart display for smart home control

Apple just introduced its latest smart speaker earlier today, but the company’s plans for the smart home are much grander, a new report reveals. According to the omnipresent “people with knowledge of the plans”, Apple is working on a bunch of devices that will make it better compete with Google and Amazon in the space. […]

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Best wireless headsets for home and office 2023

Adding a wireless headset to your office supplies will increase productivity immensely. You can wander around your office while making important phone calls and collaborating on projects. You never have to miss out. A good headset can be helpful while working from home, where you might need one to block out the noise around you […]

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Aperçu de Live Home 3D, l’app qui reproduit votre intérieur en AR avec la technologie RoomPlan d’Apple

La réalité augmentée, c’est impressionnant, et Apple s’y entend pour en mettre plein la vue (en attendant la pièce manquante du puzzle, autrement dit le casque de réalité mixte !). Il suffit de lancer une application comme Live Home 3D pour s’en convaincre. Petit aperçu. Live Home 3D est une application de conception d’habitation qui […]

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Interopérabilité dans la Smart Home : la Home Connectivity Alliance annonce la spécification de l’interface HCA 1.0 au #CES2023

Au CES 2023 qui s’est tenu la semaine dernière à Las Vegas, la toute nouvelle norme Matter était la star du secteur de la Smart Home. Et pour cause, elle promet la tant attendue interopérabilité dans la maison connectée. À l’occasion du salon de Las Vegas, la Connectivity Standards Alliance n’était cependant pas la seule […]

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iPhone/iPad: How to Hide Apps on Home Screen

It’s easy for our iPhone or iPad screen to get junked up to the point where we don’t even know what some of the app icons are even for. Hiding an app can even keep the information out of view of friends and family. This is also a good method if you tend to use […]

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Samsung and other HCA brands bring improved smart home interoperability with new standards

At CES 2022, Samsung announced the formation of HCA (Home Connectivity Alliance). It is an alliance of consumer electronics and home appliance brands to improve the interoperability of smart home devices. Now, Samsung and other HCA brands have announced that they’ve reached an important milestone by introducing HCA Specifications 1.0 for C2C (Cloud-to-Cloud) interoperability for […]

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CES 2023: Aqara Announces Video Doorbell G4 With HomeKit Secure Video and Smart Lock U100 With Apple Home Key Support

Smart home accessory maker Aqara today announced several new devices with support for features like HomeKit Secure Video and Home Key in Apple Wallet. The Video Doorbell G4 is compatible with ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ and local streaming to Amazon and Google smart displays, and will work with Matter after the specification is officially ready for […]

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Samsung’s SmartThings Station is a smart home hub, smart button and Qi charger all in one

Samsung’s new SmartThings Station is a multi-function hub for your smart home – it’s a hub, it doubles as a button and it has a 15W Qi charger built in. Note that this supports the Matter protocol, which has been widely adopted by the smart home industry – it unified Samsung’s and Google’s ecosystems, even […]

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Thousands of smart home devices not made by Samsung will support SmartThings

Samsung is betting on its new strategy of creating connected experiences and “bringing calm to our connected world.” Or in other words, enabling seamless smart home connectivity with as few barriers and headaches as possible. It outlined its vision at CES 2023, and one key element in its plan is to bring SmartThings technology to […]

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Samsung explains its improved connected home strategy at CES 2023

During the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2023, Samsung shared its strategies and commitments to create a better-connected world for a sustainable future. Speaking at a press conference, Samsung and its partners highlighted their efforts to bring “calm to the connected device experience.” The South Korean giant expressed that they are always prioritizing the environment […]

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Apple Fitness+ Takes Over Apple’s Home Page to Help You Reach Your New Year’s Goals

With 2023 now upon us, many people are setting New Year’s resolutions and one of the more popular ones is always a desire to get into better shape. To entice those looking for some help reaching that goal, Apple has turned over its home page to Fitness+, the company’s subscription service with thousands of workouts […]

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Google Home app now lets you control fans, air purifiers, TVs

The Google Home app lets you control compatible TVs running Android TV or Google TV. It can also help you control fans, air purifiers, TVs, and even vacuum cleaners. TV sets that are compatible with Nest Hub and the Google Home app can now be controlled via the app’s touch controls. Back in August 2022, […]

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