Macworld writer Jason Snell published today a thought-provoking piece titled "It’s time for new hardware at the center of Apple’s home strategy" that's well worth a read, especially if you belong to the camp that believes it's high time for Apple Home.
Apple, Amazon, Google and the Zigbee Alliance are establishing a working group tasked with the creation of a royalty-free connectivity standard smart home devices.
Apple has quietly absorbed home security camera maker Lighthouse AI after buying several of its US patents earlier in the month.
Apple recently snapped up a batch of US patents from Lighthouse AI, a defunct home security camera company that shuttered a few months ago. The acquired IP portfolio includes crucial patents related to the depth sensing technology used by Lighthouse's cameras.
Developer Khaos Tian has managed to add his Smart TV to the Home app on the iOS 12.2 beta by hacking Apple's HomeKit protocol. As a result, he's discovered, screenshotted and capture on video some of the upcoming HomeKit features for Smart TV integration and control.
Although not official as of yet, Apple's HomeKit software framework for managing smart devices for the connected home apparently includes support for controlling power, volume, input source, brightness and so forth on compatible Smart TV sets.
Elgato Systems announced Wednesday that it's renaming itself to Eve Systems and selling its successful gaming business to the gaming peripherals maker Corsair.
According to Google, its Assistant now works with more than 5,000 smart home devices.
Many smart home vendors are reportedly building homes that prioritize accessories that work with the smartphone assistant Alexa while deemphasizing accessories that are compatible with Apple's HomeKit framework for the connect home.
In the fourth installment of our HomeKit Automation series, we take a look at one of the constant struggles for any HomeKit user—storing and organizing the medley of secure HomeKit pairing codes.
Smart lock maker August announced today that owners of their Doorbell Cam and Doorbell Cam Pro home security cameras will now have access to 24 hours of free cloud video storage.
In our third entry to our HomeKit automation series, we explore a simple way to create a door lock status light. While the status light could represent many things, I use it as a way to be sure all my doors are closed and locked.