The day has finally come for HomeKit users in the Netherlands as Ikea’s highly anticipated FYRTUR smart blinds are now available in stores. Reports are coming in from the TRADFRI reddit community that they are available for purchase, and Ikea’s website for the particular region is allowing orders now. The blinds are notable for their relatively low price when compared to existing solutions from competitors … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands
Today Apple has released the latest developer beta of iOS 13 exactly one week after the previous build. At this stage in the game we expected to see longstanding bugs squashed, but unfortunately as seen with the last few betas, this is not the case. This release not only leaves behind several visual bugs, but a new one has been introduced in the camera live … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13 Beta 7?
Coming in as somewhat of a surprise this week, Apple has released the latest rounds of the iOS13 beta for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. While we are getting closer to the traditional September release, iOS 13 has been pretty rough in some spots, leading us to believe that we would stay on a slower path for a while. This was not the case however, … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13 Developer Beta 6?
HomeKit accessories enable some pretty awesome conveniences such as turning on and off lights and locking and unlocking doors all from the comforts of your couch. However, issues can arise causing your devices to become unresponsive to Siri commands and will show “No Response” in the Home app, suddenly making your home not so smart. Here are a few good troubleshooting tips for getting a … Continue reading How to Troubleshoot your HomeKit Accessories
We love being able to see all of our home automation devices in the Home app, but the best part of HomeKit is using it with Siri, Apple’s voice-activated assistant. Whether it is through our iPhone, Apple Watch, or HomePod, we use Siri to turn off our lights, set the temperature, and to check on things such as humidity levels around our home. >Continue reading … Continue reading How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories
Today, Arlo, makers of the popular line of wireless cameras, has came through on its promise to add HomeKit support to a couple of select products. First mentioned back at the Consumer Electronics Show held in January, the company originally promised support for Apple’s smart home platform in Q1, but ultimately, the company missed on that goal. We saw signs that support was incoming over … Continue reading Arlo Updates Pro & Pro 2 Cameras with HomeKit Support
If you’ve yet to set up scenes and automations in your smart home, you’re not getting the full benefit of the smart products you’re buying. >Continue reading at iMore. Continue reading How to create automations and scenes in the iOS Home app
The Apple Watch is the ultimate remote control for your smart home devices. With just a raise of your wrist and a few taps, you can turn on and off your lights, lock your doors, or set your favorite scene. You can also view a live feed of HomeKit cameras and even communicate with those that are near your camera by speaking through your watch’s … Continue reading How to use the Home app on Apple Watch
LiFX, the connected lighting manufacturer famous for its line of hubless light bulbs has announced a pair of new products launching in October of this year. According to Digital Trends, LiFX will be releasing an updated version of the company’s light strip specifically tailored for behind a television installation. A new candelabra style of light bulb is also coming soon, which will help to fill … Continue reading LiFX Z TV Light Strip and Candelabra Light Bulb Announced
Moen, established manufacturer of household fixtures has announced that HomeKit support is now available for the company’s Moen U line of connected shower systems. First reported by iMore’s Rene Ritchie, the company’s pricey, yet powerful, line is the first indoor water based devices to become available for HomeKit, joining Amazon Alexa support which launched with the product earlier this year. While the product category may … Continue reading Moen’s HomeKit Connected Shower System Available Now