General Electric, which recently made the HomeKit news rounds with an announcement of an updated line of window air conditioning units, is again making HomeKit news with a potentially new product. According to an anonymous tipster, G.E. has recently released a new portable air conditioner, with the model number APHD10AXWB exclusively to be sold at Walmart stores. The unit is marked as supporting both The … Continue reading HomeKit Support for G.E. Portable Air Conditioner Coming Soon?
Apple has released the latest rounds of iOS13 for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV today, right at the two week mark from the previous builds. Developer beta 5 has brought with it some much needed bug fixes, cosmetic tweaks, and unfortunately, some regression with regards to automations and shortcuts. Apple’s tvOS beta update has also included a small reference to HomeKit as well. Let’s jump … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS13 Developer Beta 5?
Just a day after news broke from LG Australia’s Twitter Account that HomeKit support was coming “in a week”, LG has officially announced their update release date. Starting this Thursday, July 25th, select LG TV’s will be able to download an update that will enabled AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality. According to the company, all 2019 LG OLED, NanoCell and UHD TVs with ThinQ AI … Continue reading LG’s HomeKit and AirPlay 2 TV Update Coming July 25th
Harmony Bridge, the macOS utility that connects Logitech Harmony Hub connected devices to HomeKit has been updated to support several new features. The App, developed by Guy Brooker, worked exactly as advertised when we reviewed it just a few months ago making it a must have for those with a Logitech Harmony set up in their homes, especially for those without one of the latest … Continue reading Harmony Bridge macOS App Update Adds Device Specific Toggles
Rainmachine, which recently jumped on the HomeKit bandwagon by updating its Pro models of sprinkler controllers is back today with another round of updates making even more products HomeKit compatible. Spotted on reddit by u/Zonk-er, the company made the announcement on their website this morning, which states that a beta firmware update is now available for the company’s Touch HD 12 & 16 models. Even though this … Continue reading Rainmachine Adds HomeKit Support To Touch HD 12 & 16 Sprinkler Controllers
DayView, a popular “dashboard” style of App from developer Punya Chatterjee received an update this week bringing it up to version 1.5, and it comes with quite a big surprise. For those unfamiliar with the App, DayView essentially turns your Apple TV into a “dashboard” of sorts, displaying information that you care about on the big screen, such as the time, news, weather, and even … Continue reading DayView Apple TV Dashboard App Updated, Now Completely Free
Locometric, the United Kingdom based developers behind the RoomScan Pro App are back with a new HomeKit App named Cabin. The company’s latest offering provides a unique way of interacting with the HomeKit accessories in your home by using mapping technology to provide 2D and 3D views of your home. Once your home is scanned, individual accessories can be assigned to the various fixtures located … Continue reading Cabin, HomeKit Visualization App Now Available
This week, Apple has released the 4th developer betas for all of its operating systems, as well as public beta 3. In the fourth round of developer betas, we expected to see some improvements with regard to the little bugs and issues introduced in Beta 3, but unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case. In fact, we were hard pressed to find any … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13/macOS Catalina/WatchOS 6 Developer Beta 4?
Swedish retail giant, Ikea has uploaded a commercial for the company’s highly anticipated smart blinds and Sonos speaker to their Denmark YouTube page today. The commercial, first spotted by u/Benkbrodrost on the Tradfri subreddit, features no spoken words, shows off how the two connected devices can simulate waking up naturally, with bird calls and sunlight coming through a speaker and opening blinds. While nothing new … Continue reading Ikea Releases Commercial for Upcoming Smart Blinds, Confirms Mid-August Launch
Eve Systems has officially taken the wraps off of their newest product, the Eve Extend today, just a few days after we reported on the company’s FCC filings that indicated that a release was imminent. Eve Systems has been working on the Eve Extend for quite a while now, which is evident by the design language used for the Extend as it follows the original … Continue reading Eve Extend Bluetooth Range Extender Officially Announced, Pre-Orders Start in August