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?

What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13 Beta 7?

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?

What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13 Developer Beta 6?

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?

What’s New in the Home App in iOS13 Developer Beta 5?

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?

What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13/macOS Catalina/WatchOS 6 Developer Beta 4?

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?

What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13 Developer Beta 3?

Arriving just a day after the two week mark since the last iOS13 developer beta, today Apple has released the latest round betas for their suite of devices. In this third round of betas, we were expecting to see some further refinements within the Home App, with full blown features such as HomeKit Secure Video not being enabled to the fall. Unfortunately, developer beta 3 … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13 Developer Beta 3?

HomeKit Video Analysis Study Document Found in macOS 10.15 Beta

As with most Apple software beta releases, the moment that new builds are available to download work begins to unearth any potential signs or hints to unannounced features. Typically, references to unimplemented features, product set up videos, and codenames are found, but today has brought a new kind of leak, an actual internal consent and release form. Discovered by Steve Moser of The Tape Drive, … Continue reading HomeKit Video Analysis Study Document Found in macOS 10.15 Beta

What’s New for the Home App in iOS 13 & macOS Catalina Developer Beta 2

Today, Apple released the second beta of iOS/iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina to registered developers. In this version of the beta, we expected to see some refinements to the overall experience within the Home App, and we found pretty much just that. This early in the beta cycle, we did not expect to find many new additions, and while we were correct, we did find … Continue reading What’s New for the Home App in iOS 13 & macOS Catalina Developer Beta 2

HomeKit Hands On: iOS & iPadOS 13 Developer Beta 1

Apple has released their first developer betas for its upcoming operating systems today, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS Catalina, WatchOS6 and finally tvOS 13, all set to be released this fall. Naturally, we wanted to checkout what was new with HomeKit, so we took the plunge and installed all of the betas across all of our devices. Let’s take a look at what changes have … Continue reading HomeKit Hands On: iOS & iPadOS 13 Developer Beta 1

Nanoleaf Canvas Beta Firmware Enables Light Tiles To Function As Buttons in HomeKit

Nanoleaf, makers of the popular Aurora and Canvas light panel systems has recently released a beta firmware update to testers that add new functionality for HomeKit. The new update turns the Canvas light panels into a bridge in the Home App, and each individual light tile into a button, meaning that owners of the starter kits will suddenly have 9 devices added to their home. … Continue reading Nanoleaf Canvas Beta Firmware Enables Light Tiles To Function As Buttons in HomeKit