FYRTUR Smart Blinds Make First Appearance on Ikea’s US Website

Released overseas late last month, Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds have been targeting October 1st for the North American market. With such a short time away from the potential release, many have been left wondering why there has been no mention of the blinds on Ikea’s United States website, prompting fears that another delay may occur. Well the good news is that Ikea has finally added … Continue reading FYRTUR Smart Blinds Make First Appearance on Ikea’s US Website

Terncy’s HomeKit Compatible Products Now Available on Amazon

Terncy, the Shanghai smart home device manufacturer has had HomeKit support listed for a range of products for quite a while on their website, but they have yet to have been released in North America. This has changed this week, with several of the company’s products becoming available for shipping on Amazon for customers in the United States. While the previously mentioned smart dial is … Continue reading Terncy’s HomeKit Compatible Products Now Available on Amazon

Video: More iOS 13 HomeKit Icons and Animations

iOS 13.1 developer beta 1 and the latest macOS Catalina beta have introduced a new set of iconography for various devices. These long overdue options are also animated, bringing a little life to the rather mundane Home App. Here’s a brief demonstration of the new lighting icons and animations in iOS 13.1 developer beta 1: Read our hands on for a complete recap on the … Continue reading Video: More iOS 13 HomeKit Icons and Animations

Video: iOS 13 HomeKit Lighting Icons and Animations

iOS 13.1 developer beta 1 and the latest macOS Catalina beta have introduced a new set of iconography for various devices. These long overdue options are also animated, bringing a little life to the rather mundane Home App. Here’s a brief demonstration of the new lighting icons and animations in iOS 13.1 developer beta 1: Read our hands on for a complete recap on the … Continue reading Video: iOS 13 HomeKit Lighting Icons and Animations

What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13.1 Beta 1?

Apple pretty much shocked us all today by dropping a beta for iOS 13.1, about a month before iOS 13 is most likely going to be released. The newest beta seems to be a way of providing developers and testers with a version of iOS 13 that includes some of the planned features for iOS 13 which are looking like they have been pushed back. … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13.1 Beta 1?

What’s New in the Home App in macOS Catalina Developer Beta 6?

Apple has released macOS Catalina developer beta 6 this week, coming in around a month since the previous release. Admittedly, we were not expecting to see any changes in the Home App when compared to its iOS siblings which seems to be ahead of macOS when it comes to the development cycle. This however, was not the case, and it turns out that macOS has … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in macOS Catalina Developer Beta 6?

Wallflower App Update Adds One Time Payment Option, Expanded Free Features

Wallflower, the “dashboard” style of App that is designed for wall-mounted iPads has been updated to include a new guest Wi-Fi sharing mode as well as some changes to its subscription pricing. The Wallflower App is notable as it launched with a subscription based model with the promise that updates would add additional functionality in future updates, but as we have seen with other subscription … Continue reading Wallflower App Update Adds One Time Payment Option, Expanded Free Features

How to set up your HomeKit accessories

Apple has made it incredibly easy to set up your new home automation accessories with its HomeKit system — assuming, that is, you’ve picked up an accessory which works with HomeKit. (If you’re not sure, look for the “Works with Apple HomeKit” badge on the accessory’s packaging; additionally, we have a breakdown of all the currently compatible devices. >Continue reading at iMore. Continue reading How to set up your HomeKit accessories

Ikea’s FYRTUR Smart Blinds In Store Now in the Netherlands

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