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?

Harmony Bridge macOS App Update Adds Device Specific Toggles

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

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?

Apple Releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, and WatchOS 5.2.1 Updates

Apple has released versions of iOS 12.3 for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and HomePod today, bringing a mix of several new features as well as the standard bug and security fixes that dot releases are known for. iOS 12.3 supports all of the same devices that were included with the original iOS 12 release, meaning devices all the way back to the iPhone 5s and … Continue reading Apple Releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, and WatchOS 5.2.1 Updates

Bloomberg: Upgraded Home App & More Coming at WWDC 2019

Bloomberg today has released their report on what is expected to be announced for iOS 13, macOS 10.15 and WatchOS 6 at Apple’s upcoming World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose. WWDC 2019 will be kicking off with Apple’s Keynote on June 3rd, and will span the entire week with developer sessions, which will more than likely include one specifically devoted to the HomeKit as … Continue reading Bloomberg: Upgraded Home App & More Coming at WWDC 2019

Harmony Bridge macOS App Review

Recently released on the Mac App Store, Harmony Bridge by developer Guy Brooker, provides a quick and easy way for Logitech Harmony Hub owners to add their devices already set up to HomeKit. The developer claims that the Mac App involves no configuration required, and in our testing, we can confirm that this indeed is the case. Once installed, the App will scan for Harmony … Continue reading Harmony Bridge macOS App Review

What’s New for HomeKit in iOS 12.2 & macOS Mojave 10.14.4?

Announced alongside the slew of new services from Apple yesterday was the release of iOS 12.2 and macOS Mojave 10.14.4. These releases were touted as introducing more mainstream features, such as new animoji and the aforementioned Apple News+ service. As always these releases also contained some under the hood improvements as well. However, there are a few things that HomeKit and home theater enthusiasts should … Continue reading What’s New for HomeKit in iOS 12.2 & macOS Mojave 10.14.4?

TPL Bridge for macOS Brings TP-Link Kasa Devices to HomeKit

Recently released on the Mac App Store, TPL Bridge by developer Guy Brooker, aims to provide an easy way for TP-Link Kasa device owners to add them to HomeKit. While other methods, such as running a HomeBridge server exist, the TPL Bridge App takes a focused approach, one that the developer claims involves no configuration required. Once installed, the App will scan for TP-Link devices … Continue reading TPL Bridge for macOS Brings TP-Link Kasa Devices to HomeKit

WWDC 2019 HomeKit Wishlist

In case you somehow missed it, Apple announced this week that their annual developers conference, WWDC, is taking place in San Jose, California during the week of June 3rd. This is obviously an exciting time of year for not just developers, but for Apple fans in general as the company announces the next version of their operating systems, frameworks, and potentially hardware. Now, for those … Continue reading WWDC 2019 HomeKit Wishlist

What’s New for HomeKit in the latest public betas for iOS 12 & macOS Mojave?

After a bevy of new beta releases over the course of the last couple of weeks, Apple seems to be wrapping up development of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave as we get closer to September. Despite these frequent releases, HomeKit, or rather the Home app, has not seen many changes recently, with the new background wallpapers being the only thing of significance. With that being … Continue reading What’s New for HomeKit in the latest public betas for iOS 12 & macOS Mojave?