HomePod can push a critical notification to your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch if the sound recognition feature detects a smoke alarm beeping in your house.
How to upgrade your smart home to Apple’s new architecture
Upgrade to the new smart architecture in Apple's Home app to make your HomeKit appliances perform faster and more reliably than before.
How to fix HomePod and Home app repeatedly asking for your Apple ID password and failing to authenticate
Are you entering the correct Apple ID or iCloud password in the Home app on your iPhone or iPad, but it repeatedly fails to authenticate? In this tutorial, we will go over common causes of this issue and provide step-by-step instructions on how to troubleshoot and resolve it so you can get back to using your HomePod and other smart devices.
Apple clarifies that the option to upgrade iOS 16.2’s Home app will return soon
The option to upgrade the iPhone's Home app in iOS 16.2 will return soon. Issues and problems that users reported have prompted Apple to abruptly pull the upgrade.
HomePod software 16.2 makes your smart home faster and more reliable
The HomePod Software 16.2 updates the architecture of your smart home, making devices perform faster and more reliably than before.
20+ Work From Home tips for Mac and iPhone users
For decades people have been working in offices as it has its advantages like teamwork, meeting old and new colleagues in person, the easy building of work relationships, maintaining work-life balance, effortless collaboration, and more. That's why companies like Apple are asking employees to physically be in their offices.
That being said, some jobs are designed to be done from home, and several companies, like Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Atlassian, etc., have allowed permanent Work From Home (WFH) for their employees. If you're someone who works from home, here are Mac and iPhone tips followed by some general tips to ensure you do your job well while keeping yourself healthy and your employer pleased.
Apple confirms the iPad will work as a home hub when iOS 16 launches, but not with the new architecture
During the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple confirmed that it is putting some major effort into the Home app. That means a brand new experience, one that's more streamlined and easier to use with more accessories in your home. But there's been some confusion regarding home hub support.
Apple removes support for using your iPad as a home hub
Apple's iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura updates lack support for using the iPad as a home hub, and upcoming Matter support may have something to do with it.
Apple’s head of Home Services departs the company after a couple of years on the job
Technically speaking, Apple does have an initiative built around the smart home, but it's not as aggressive as some other companies. And Apple may have run into a bit of a speed bump recently. According to reports, the head of Apple's Home Services division actually departed not too long ago.
homeOS remains elusive, but appears again in a brand new Apple job listing
It's been a bit of a busy years (going on a busy two years, honestly), so no one would blame you if you didn't remember that, at one point, it was rumored that Apple could be launching a brand new operating system in 2021. Or just rebranding an existing framework. Either way, "homeOS" was all the rage for a very short period of time, and now it's back to help stoke the rumor flame.
Amazon will add support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in its smart TVs soon
Back in July of this year, Amazon's "Fire TV Edition" smart TVs made from Insignia and Toshiba started rolling out support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. But, for fans of Amazon who have been waiting for the company's own self-branded TVs, there's good news on the horizon: AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support is coming to those sets, too.
watchOS 8: A redesigned Home app for Apple Watch picks up new smart home features
watchOS 8 brings a significant update to the Home app on your Apple Watch, making it easier to control your HomeKit accessories and scenes, use Intercom and more, right from your wrist.