Neato Robotic Vacuums Adding Siri Shortcut Capabilities This Fall

Neato Robotics is preparing to release Siri Shortcut capabilities for its line of connected vacuum cleaners this fall according to Engadget. This will mark the first known “official” instance of a robotic vacuum cleaner adding Shortcuts support, and it helps to fill the void in the space with regards to HomeKit. While Shortcuts is not full blown HomeKit integration, it will allow for convenient commands … Continue reading Neato Robotic Vacuums Adding Siri Shortcut Capabilities This Fall

WWDC 2019: All the HomeKit Related Little Things

HomeKit at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference made a surprise appearance during the keynote address today, and while cameras and routers were the stars of the show, there were quite a few “little” things that went under the radar. Here’s the breakdown of what we have found so far: Contextual based HomeKit actions have been added to CarPlay. An example shown was an icon depicting … Continue reading WWDC 2019: All the HomeKit Related Little Things

Dyson Link App Updated to Support Siri Shortcuts for Air Treatment Devices

Dyson, the company best known for its lineup of “premium” vacuum cleaners, among other things, has released an update today to its iOS App adding support for Siri Shortcuts for select devices. Supported devices include “Air Treatment” products which feature the Dyson Link branding, which means that the company’s connected Air Purifiers, Humidifiers, Fans and Heaters should all work with the new functionality. While it … Continue reading Dyson Link App Updated to Support Siri Shortcuts for Air Treatment Devices

Siri Shortcuts: How to Control A Whole House Fan With An Ecobee Thermostat & The Yonomi App

With spring in the air around parts of the United States, many are in that portion of the year where it is not quite warm enough to run the air conditioner and not too cold enough to fire up the furnace. During these in-between periods, it is great to use the whole home house fan in your HVAC as a way to help circulate the … Continue reading Siri Shortcuts: How to Control A Whole House Fan With An Ecobee Thermostat & The Yonomi App

How to: Control Devices Connected to Logitech Harmony, Wink, Nest & More with Siri Shortcuts and the Yonomi App

Siri Shortcuts, the powerful automation tool released with iOS 12, enables users to create workflows that can simplify many types of tasks. These tasks range from sending messages to loved ones with an ETA when leaving a location, to controlling devices within a home. For those of us in the HomeKit ecosystem, we are all too familiar with the limited number of devices and categories … Continue reading How to: Control Devices Connected to Logitech Harmony, Wink, Nest & More with Siri Shortcuts and the Yonomi App