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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.

Apple HomePod Will be Updated Over-the-Air Through the Home App

Apple HomePod Will be Updated Over-the-Air Through the Home App

Unlike the Apple Watch, which has a dedicated app specifically for the device, the HomePod will be an accessory that gets its support from the standard Home app.

The Best iPhone, MacBook, and HomeKit Accessories Unveiled at CES 2018

The Best iPhone, MacBook, and HomeKit Accessories Unveiled at CES 2018

CES is not just about huge televisions, washing machines, and refrigerators. While like every year they did dominate the scene, CES 2018 also saw plenty of other interesting devices being launched. More importantly, we saw a number of accessories related to MacBook and iPhones being unveiled at the event as well. Additionally, we also saw a number of HomeKit accessories being unveiled at the event as well.

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.

Apple Unveils Interactive HomeKit Experience Zones Across 46 of Its Worldwide Retail Stores

Apple Unveils Interactive HomeKit Experience Zones Across 46 of Its Worldwide Retail Stores

To make it easier for potential customers to understand and experience HomeKit, Apple has unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences across 46 of its retail stores worldwide. These new stores will have an Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad running the Home app and connected to LED displays.

Apple Making HomeKit More Accessible to the Developers

Apple Making HomeKit More Accessible to the Developers

Apple has made some key announcements at the WWDC 2017 keeping the developers in mind. The company yesterday announced that it’s removing some of the restrictions for the development of the HomeKit platform.

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.