Meross Launches Modular Smart LED Floor Lamp With HomeKit Support

Meross this week added a height adaptable LED Floor Lamp to its smart home lineup offering Apple HomeKit support. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Boasting a modular three-piece design, the […]

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Aqara HomeKit Accessories Now Available From Online Apple Store in Europe

Aqara HomeKit accessories are now available from the Apple Store Online in a range of European countries, the company has today announced. Aqara products will be available from the Apple Store Online in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. To date, Aqara products have only been stocked in Apple Stores in Mainland China, Hong […]

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Apple Adds New Products to Online Store, Including Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Routers With HomeKit Support

Apple recently added several new products and accessories to its online store, including the Linksys Velop AX4200 mesh Wi-Fi 6 system, with one node priced at $249.95, a two-pack priced at $399.95, and a three-pack priced at $499.95. Mesh technology offers whole home Wi-Fi coverage that is easily expandable by adding additional nodes, with Wi-Fi […]

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Available on 2020 Toshiba and Insignia Fire TVs

Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features have been rolling out to a number of smart TVs, and as of today, the functionality is available on 2020 Toshiba and Insignia 4K UHD Smart Fire TVs. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 is designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to stream content to an AirPlay-compatible device, and with built-in […]

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Philips Hue to Launch Brighter Bulbs and Expand Filament Range

The popular smart lighting brand Philips Hue is planning to launch considerably brighter bulbs and expand its filament range later this year, according to hueblog.com. Most Philips Hue lights can only reach a maximum brightness of 806 lumens, but the company is planning to launch new standard-size bulbs that offer up to 1,100 lumens of […]

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Review: Aqara’s HomeKit H1 Switches, Temperature Sensor, and Hub M2 Expand Any Smart Home With Easy Setup

Aqara makes a range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices for multiple regions around the world. This review takes a look at four of Aqara’s latest products, including its Temperature and Humidity Sensor and the newly-released Hub M2, as well as the Wireless Remote Switch H1 and Smart Wall Switch H1, which launch today. With these […]

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HomeKit Secure Video Cameras Can Notify You When a Package Has Arrived Starting With iOS 15

Starting with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, which will be publicly released in the fall, security cameras and video doorbells that support HomeKit Secure Video can now detect and notify you when a package has been delivered. HomeKit Secure Video, available on iOS 13.2 and later, leverages iCloud to securely stream and store video clips […]

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Apple, Amazon and Google Smart Home Alliance Announces New ‘Matter’ Connectivity Standard

The Connectivity Standards Alliance, which includes major tech companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google, today announced the launch of “Matter,” a new interoperable, secure connectivity standard designed for smart home devices. Formerly known as “Project CHIP,” Matter is a unified IP-based connectivity protocol that will be used to build and connect Internet of Things ecosystems. […]

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Hunter Fan Company Expanding Lineup of HomeKit-Enabled Ceiling Fans

Hunter Fan Company today announced it is expanding its SIMPLEconnect collection of Wi-Fi-enabled ceiling fans, all of which feature HomeKit support for controlling the fans with Apple’s Home app or Siri voice commands. The company’s new Aerodyne fan pictured above is said to offer 20 percent higher airflow velocity than leading competitors. The 52-inch fan […]

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Wemo Launches New Stage Scene Controller Wireless HomeKit Remote

Apple Announces Redesigned iMac With M1 Chip and Seven Color Options Apple has announced a new, redesigned 24-inch iMac, featuring an M1 chip, a 4.5K display, and a range of color options, as well as an improved cooling system, front-facing camera, speaker system, microphones, power connector, and peripherals. The new iMac features a completely new […]

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Apple-Backed ‘Project CHIP’ to Start Smart Home Device Certification in Late 2021

In late 2019, Apple along with Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance announced plans to develop a universal standard for smart home products, leveraging existing protocols like Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Weave. The so-called “Project Connected Home over IP” or “Project CHIP” aims to make it easier for device manufacturers to build devices […]

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User Adds Car to HomeKit for In-App Controls and Automations, Showing Future Potential

Blogger Siobhán Ellis has successfully integrated their electric car into their Apple HomeKit setup, adding in-app toggles for door locking, climate control, and more. The setup, which is outlined in detail on the blog Practical HomeKit, allows multiple elements of a Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle to be monitored, controlled, and automated using the Home app. […]

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Eve Expands Thread Support With HomeKit-Enabled Eve Energy and Eve Weather

Eve today announced that it is bringing its popular Thread-enabled version of the Eve Energy to the United States, debuting the new Eve Weather with Thread and introducing Thread firmware for the second-generation Eve Aqua. Eve has been investing in Thread like other HomeKit accessory makers, and has now unveiled several Thread-powered devices. As an […]

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Eve and Coulisse Join Forces to Launch First Thread-Enabled HomeKit Blinds

Dutch company Coulisse is working with Eve Systems to launch a range of HomeKit-compatible smart window covering motors. According to HomeKitNews, the new range will include wireless motors to work with roller blinds, Venetian blinds, cellular shades and curtains. Notably, they will also be the first product of their kind to support the Thread wireless […]

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