Best Black Friday Deals on Apple HomeKit Accessories

It is almost Black Friday, the largest shopping day in the United States, where retailers mark down all matter of products ahead of the holidays. Small businesses and major retailers alike are offering sales on tech devices and accessories, so we thought we’d round up some of the best HomeKit deals for those who are […]

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Review: Eve’s Outdoor Floodlight Camera Offers Privacy-Focused HomeKit Secure Video

Eve back in May came out with the Eve Outdoor Floodlight camera, one of the only floodlight-enabled HomeKit Secure Video cameras that are on the market. I have been testing the camera for several months now to get a feel for how it works and whether it’s worth investing in. Part of the reason that […]

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Nanoleaf Debuts ‘Lines Squared’ LED Light Bars

Nanoleaf today updated its Lines LED Light Bars to add a new configuration that allows the lights to be arranged at 90 degree angles using new square Mounting Connectors. The Lines Squared can be set up around door frames and corners, and new geometric shapes are possible. The new 90 degree connectors can be paired […]

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Nanoleaf Announces New Matter-Compatible Smart Bulbs and Lightstrips

Smart home accessory maker Nanoleaf today announced the upcoming launch of new products that are compatible with Matter, a smart home standard that Apple began supporting with the launch of iOS 16.1. Matter is designed to allow for interoperability between smart home devices from different manufacturers. Nanoleaf is debuting Matter-equipped A19, GU10, and BR30 light […]

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Eve Announces Matter Updates for Eve Energy, Eve Motion and Eve Door & Window

Eve Systems today announced an upcoming firmware update for three of its devices, with the new firmware set to add Matter integration. The latest models of the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve Door and Window devices will receive Matter firmware updates on December 12. Eve says that Matter certification has been completed for these […]

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iOS and iPadOS 16.2 Betas Overhaul Home App Architecture With Improved Performance

The iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1 betas introduce a new Home app architecture upgrade, which can be installed to upgrade performance. The architecture overhaul follows the addition of the Matter smart home standard in iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1. Apple ahead of the launch of iOS 16 promised a new architecture for […]

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Level Lock+ With Smart Home Key Integration Now Available From Apple’s Online Store

Smart lock maker Level today announced the official launch of its Level Lock+, which is now available for purchase from Apple’s online store. The Level Lock+ has been in Apple retail stores since last week as part of a soft launch, but those who do not live near a store location can now order it […]

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Level Lock+ Smart Lock With Home Key Support Launches in Apple Retail Stores

One of the Wallet features introduced in iOS 15 last year was support for home keys, which lets users add digital keys for compatible HomeKit door locks to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch. Few third-party smart home locks support home key yet, but today, Apple retail stores are stocking popular smart […]

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Eve Launches Matter-Ready Eve Light Switch

Eve today announced the official launch of its updated HomeKit-enabled Eve Light Switch in the United States, with the new accessory now available for purchase. Eve’s Light Switch is the 15th Eve product to support the upcoming Matter smart home standard that is expected to launch later this year. Matter is designed to allow products […]

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Matter Smart Home Standard Officially Launches, Support Could Come in iOS 16.1

The Connectivity Standards Alliance and its members that include Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, and other smart home manufacturers, today announced the official launch of the Matter 1.0 smart home accessory standard. Companies that have agreed to support Matter now have all of the resources that they need to begin implementing Matter into their platforms, so […]

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Eve Debuts New Thread-Enabled Light Switch, Outdoor Cam, and MotionBlinds Options

HomeKit accessory maker Eve Systems today added several products to its smart home lineup. The Eve Light Switch with Thread support, which debuted in Europe last April, is set to expand to North America in October. Eve Light Switch joins 14 other Thread-enabled products, all of which will also support smart home standard Matter when […]

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Philips Hue Line Gains New ‘Lightguide’ Bulbs

The Philips Hue line of HomeKit-connected smart lights is today gaining three fresh bulb styles in a new “Lightguide” line that’s meant to complement contemporary home decor. Available in three shapes that include large globe, ellipse, and triangular, the Lightguide bulbs have an inner tube that offers diffuse light in white or one of sixteen […]

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HomeKit-Enabled Eve Aqua Gains Thread Support

Eve Systems today announced the launch of a redesigned version of the Eve Aqua, a HomeKit-enabled smart home device designed to automate irrigation systems and convert standard outdoor faucets into smart water outlets. The Eve Aqua water controller is able to automatically activate an irrigation system using the Home app on the iPhone, the Eve […]

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Review: Meross’s Smart Oil Diffuser Adds a Scent to Your Home With HomeKit Support

Meross’s smart essential oil diffuser seeks to allow you to add a pleasant aroma to the air using any essential oil of your choice and increase a room’s humidity to counteract dry air, with HomeKit support for control and automations. Meross offers a wide range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices, including garage door openers, lighting, […]

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Review: Meross’s Smart Air Purifier Offers HomeKit Support at an Affordable Price

Meross’s smart air purifier provides a way to filter out dust and pollutants from the air to improve air quality at an affordable price, with full support for Apple HomeKit and the Home app. Meross makes a wide range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices for regions around the world, including garage door openers, smart lighting, […]

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Review: Aqara’s Curtain Driver E1 Provides an Easy Way to Retrofit Curtains With HomeKit

Aqara this week launched the Curtain Driver E1, providing a solution to retrofit traditional curtains with automated motors and HomeKit functionality. The Curtain Driver E1 hooks onto curtain rods and uses a motor to push curtains open or pull them closed, also offering Zigbee 3.0 and a 6,400mAh battery that can deliver 12-month battery life. […]

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Ubiquiti Rolling Out HomeKit Support for AmpliFi Alien Router

Ubiquiti earlier this week announced that it is rolling out firmware version 3.7.0 for its AmpliFi Alien router, which delivers HomeKit support. ‌HomeKit‌ support allows the router to be managed from the Home app across Apple’s platforms to adjust security settings for various ‌HomeKit‌ accessories installed in the home. The functionality serves to firewall ‌HomeKit‌ […]

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Finalement, l’iPad pourra être un concentrateur HomeKit, mais pas avec Matter – Mac4Ever

Devant les interrogations des utilisateurs, Apple fournit quelques informations supplémentaires quant à l’utilisation d’un iPad en tant que concentrateur HomeKit avec iOS/iPadOS 16. Selon les informations disponibles en bas de page sur le site officiel d’Apple ou au sein des bêtas d’iOS/iPadOS 16, les utilisateurs ne pourront plus se reposer sur leurs iPad pour jouer […]

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Eve Launches First Outdoor Camera With HomeKit Secure Video

Eve Systems today announced the availability of its Eve Outdoor Cam, which is the first outdoor HomeKit-enabled camera that supports the HomeKit Secure Video feature. First introduced at CES, the Eve Outdoor Cam is a floodlight cam that features a black metal frame and an opaque white glass for the lighting component, along with IP55 […]

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