HomeKit

Apple Reportedly ‘Losing Ground’ to Amazon With New Smart Home Builders

Apple Reportedly ‘Losing Ground’ to Amazon With New Smart Home Builders

As homes get smarter, builders are working to integrate those features right out of the gate in new homes, so owners don’t have to add so many features down the road.

Developer Who Discovered the HomeKit Bug Details Its Functioning

Developer Who Discovered the HomeKit Bug Details Its Functioning

On October 28, developer Khaos Tian discovered multiple bugs with Apple’s HomeKit which allowed unauthorized access to anyone connected with the service. The developer claimed that even though he made his concerns known to Apple on the same day, Apple didn’t fix the bug all through November, and that the subsequent iOS update only worsened things.

Apple Patched a HomeKit Vulnerability That Allowed Unauthorized Access to Devices

Apple Patched a HomeKit Vulnerability That Allowed Unauthorized Access to Devices

Recently, Apple released iOS 11.2 to the public, and while the new software brings new features to the fore, it also adds some important security fixes.

IKEA’s Tradfri Smart Lighting System Now Supports Apple HomeKit

IKEA’s Tradfri Smart Lighting System Now Supports Apple HomeKit

Earlier in the year, IKEA had announced that it would be bringing HomeKit integration to its Tradfri range of lighting systems by fall 2017. Now, the company has started rolling out a software update to its Wireless hub that enables HomeKit integration on its products.

The Koogeek Smart Socket Makes an Ordinary Light Bulb HomeKit Ready

The Koogeek Smart Socket Makes an Ordinary Light Bulb HomeKit Ready

HomeKit-enabled devices and accessories are so convenient and flexible, but a major downside is usually the price. That even includes smart bulbs – Philips Hue bulbs are often $50 per bulb, which adds up quickly. Koogeek thinks it has a solution to this problem.

Top 8 Apple HomeKit Products for 2017

Top 8 Apple HomeKit Products for 2017

Smart home accessories get more and more popular by the day. With Apple becoming increasingly dedicated to smart homes and HomeKit, new devices keep coming out to support it. HomeKit allows smart home devices to integrate directly with iOS so you can control them with the Home app, through Siri, or with Control Center. This also enables notifications for certain devices like security cameras. Many HomeKit-enabled accessories are set to come out this year in 2017, and some already debuted. Here are our picks for the best ones so far.

Apple Revises HomeKit Site to Serve as Directory for Accessories

Apple Revises HomeKit Site to Serve as Directory for Accessories

Apple has made a noteworthy change to its dedicated site for HomeKit accessories, making it much easier to find a specific product.

Apple Highlights New Home App and HomeKit in New Promo Video

Apple Highlights New Home App and HomeKit in New Promo Video

Apple has released a new 45-second promo video highlighting what its new Home app in iOS 10 is capable of. The ad was released by the company on its HomeKit web page, though it should be released on its YouTube channel soon as well.

How to Set Philips Hue Lights to Slowly Fade Out on Your iPhone

How to Set Philips Hue Lights to Slowly Fade Out on Your iPhone

After the first week of setting up Philips Hue lights in my bedroom, I was fantasizing about an ability to have them slowly fade out at night. I thought perhaps it could signal me to start getting nice and sleepy for bed. Well, it turns out this is totally possible and fairly easy to set up — and the end result is pure relaxation.

Apple Silently Removing HomeKit Support for 3rd Gen. Apple TV with iOS 10

Apple Silently Removing HomeKit Support for 3rd Gen. Apple TV with iOS 10

Apple is silently removing HomeKit support from 3rd generation Apple TV with the iOS 10 update. Apple has introduced a new Home app in iOS 10 that will allow users to access and manage their HomeKit-compatible devices remotely through it.