Author: Tom

Tom is a Lifelong introvert. Writer. Musicaholic. Future teen idol. Tom's two greatest passions are consumer technology and games. Because technology improves people's lives, and he enjoys solving people's technological difficulties. He is very passionate about Apple devices.

Announced way back at CES 2017, the Eve Extend from Eve Systems has yet to make its retail appearance as of yet. While the company has stayed quiet regarding its status, it is has become pretty apparent that device extenders for HomeKit hit a snag in the approval process by Apple, as Eve was not the only one to announce such as device. This may be changing soon though, with Eve submitting their device for FCC testing late last month. In the filing, the device itself is shown off, as well as the instruction manual, suggesting that its release may…

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Ikea’s FYRTUR AND KADRILJ Smart Blinds, which have pretty much had one of the strangest product rollouts in recent memory, look to be suffering from yet another setback, at least as far as HomeKit support goes. The blinds, which were announced at the beginning of the year have faced multiple delays, going from an anticipated Spring release, to eventually a fall product release, and they are just now becoming available for purchase online for those within the United States. Now, already up against a small window for shipping HomeKit support by the end of the year, Ikea’s UK Twitter support…

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A new HomeKit enabled smart plug has appeared this month in the FCC’s database with the name of the Popa F2 Smart Outlet. While yet another smart plug isn’t usually the biggest of news, some of the details behind it are, as HomeKit fans may already have a plug similar in their homes. The smart outlet, which appears to be from the same manufacturer (Foneric Electronics) behind VOCOlinc’s line of HomeKit accessories, and has essentially the same compact form factor and features of the SmartBar from the popular low-cost device maker. Popa F2 HomeKit Smart Outlet Digging for information surrounding…

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Home Flash, the attention-grabbing App by developer Matthew Corey, has received an update today, bringing it up to version 1.2. The App, which is designed to work with the existing HomeKit lighting already set up in your home, can “signal” those in a specific room or area by flashing the lights on and off with a simple tap or Siri command. This simple, yet, effective action has worked wonders in our testing, where audio cues to let someone know that they were needed to be failed, and only flashing the lights did the trick, making this one of our favorite HomeKit Apps. Also…

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iTunes utilizes an authorization system to ensure that only a few computers can have access to purchase your favorite music, videos, and other required content. If you plan to replace your computer or reinstall Windows on your system, then it is essential to Deauthorize iTunes from your computer to stop accessing your content. To use iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, it is necessary to authorize the purchase of movies, music, TV shows, audiobooks, and other various contents. Remember, this is only applicable to DRM media, and most of the music files on iTunes are DRM-free, and you don’t…

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