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September 10

HomeKit Weekly: Yale Smart Cabinet Lock brings HomeKit support for securing your liquor or medicine cabinet

The August Lock is one of my favorite HomeKit devices I own, so when I came across the Yale Smart Cabinet Lock, it was something I was immediately curious to try to see how it worked with HomeKit, as I’ve not used an indoor lock before.

September 17

HomeKit Weekly: These HomeKit light strips feature a unique ‘paint mode’ for custom lighting options

I’ve written about a handful of HomeKit compatible light strips in the past few months, but a new model looks to be the best yet. The Onvis Kameleon Smart Light Strips bring some unique features to HomeKit that are worth checking out.

September 3

HomeKit Weekly: This HomeKit floor lamp from Meross improves Zoom video quality, offers flexible installation

Since I’ve started working from home full-time as the Senior Digital Web and Marketing Manager for Cribl, I’ve had to rethink my desk set up in the short term. My wife and I are currently in the home building process, so this setup isn’t permanent, but it’s what I have for now. A few weeks […]

August 27

HomeKit Weekly: HOOBS 4 levels up Homebridge with new features and upgrades to bring all your devices to HomeKit

About a year ago, I did a review of HOOBS, which is an out-of-the-box solution for running a Homebridge environment. Homebridge has become the centralized platform for connecting devices that don’t natively support HomeKit to Apple’s platform. There are countless other projects going to make all of your smart home products HomeKit compatible. HOOBS 4 […]

September 7

Thinka launches the first certified HomeKit controller for Z-Wave

Thinka has launched their new Z-Wave Controller Thinka Z-Wave. The new controller is the first Apple HomeKit-certified Z-Wave controller and is designed to add more than 3,300 smart Z-Wave products for HomeKit users.

September 13

Tedee is latest HomeKit-compatible smart lock via firmware upgrade

If you’re in Europe and looking for a HomeKit-compatible smart lock, you have one more option now. Tedee has announced that the promised HomeKit support has now been added to its existing locks via a firmware update…

September 2

Eve Thermo latest HomeKit-compatible product to get Thread support

Smart home device company Eve has been adding Thread support to its product lineup, and the Eve Thermo is the latest HomeKit-compatible device to be updated.

The Eve Thermo is a smart radiator valve that allows you to control the temperature of individual rooms in a variety of ways, including Siri

September 8

Aqara Matter support added to M1S and M2 hubs; will support sensors, switches, and more

Aqara Matter support has been added to two of its existing hubs, which upgrades them to the HomeKit-compatible connectivity standard for smart home devices. Updating the hubs will provide Matter connectivity to much of the company’s product range, including sensors, switches, and plugs. The company says that Matter compatibility is coming first to two hubs, […]

August 13

HomeKit Weekly: Eve Aqua automates outdoor watering with Shortcuts and HomeKit integration

I frequently review Eve products for HomeKit because I’ve grown to appreciate their support for Thread and being very privacy-focused. One of their products I am just getting around to using is the Eve Aqua with Thread support.

August 19

Nanoleaf HomeKit lights get Thread border router support with latest update

Nanoleaf is out today with an update that transforms its Shapes and Elements smart light panels into Thread border routers. That means faster performance and better connectivity along with other benefits like Thread being self-maintaining and self-healing.

September 15

Everything new with HomePod’s upcoming software update

During the WWDC21 keynote in June, Apple almost didn’t mention tvOS 15. And if the Apple TV software was almost forgotten, what could we say about HomePod 15, which is a variation of the tvOS operating system? Luckily, with the Release Candidate version of HomePod 15, we are able to confirm everything new coming to […]

September 1

Philips Hue Spotify integration from today; new Hue lights too

A new Philips Hue Spotify integration has been announced, and is rolling out to the Hue app from today. This will sync your color lights to the music you’re playing on Spotify, either fully automatically or with some degree of manual control. Unlike third-party apps like Hue Disco, the integration doesn’t rely on your iPhone […]

August 13

Apple-backed ‘Matter’ smart home standard delayed to 2022

Back in 2019, Apple announced that it was teaming up with Samsung, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance to create a more open and secure standard for smart home accessories. Then referred to as “Connected Home over IP” and eventually rebranded to “Matter,” the launch has now been delayed until 2022.

August 17

Deals: New 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro $100 off, M1 MacBook Pro $199 off, AirTag and HomeKit gear, more

It is now time for another edition of your daily Apple deal roundup. Today, we are looking at $100 price drops on the higher-end 2021 M1 chip iPad Pros with 1TB of storage capacity. Those offers join a $199 discount on the latest M1 MacBook Pro models as well as the first notable price drop on Case-Mate’s AirTag-ready dog tag collar, some HomeKit smart home gear, and more. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

September 8

Wednesday’s best deals: Apple Magic Keyboard from $111, AirTag Leather Loop $29, more

We’ve made it halfway through the week with all of today’s best deals following suit. First up, a rare discount has dropped Apple’s Magic Keyboards to as low as $111 alongside an all-time low on the AirTag Leather Loop at $29. That’s alongside the latest Anker iPhone accessory sale from $13. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

August 13

HomeKit Weekly: The new Eve Weather brings Thread support for tracking your local weather

Weather plays a huge part in the automation of your home. From understanding when to heat and cool your home to running the sprinklers at optimal temperatures, being able to drill down with your home’s actual temperature will be a handy feature. Over the past month, I’ve been using the new Eve Weather as yet […]

August 27

9to5Mac Daily: August 27, 2021 – App Store changes and more

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September 10

Friday’s best deals: Apple MagSafe charger $30, MagSafe Duo $117, Apple Watch $60 off SE, more

We’re heading into the weekend with all of the best deals, headlined by a sale on a pair of Apple’s official MagSafe chargers from $30. That’s alongside an Apple Watch SE sale at up to $60 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

September 3

Deals: Apple Labor Day weekend Best Buy sale, HomePod mini $75, more

We’re heading into Labor Day weekend with all of the best Apple deals, headlined by a massive sale at Best Buy. That’s alongside a rare HomePod mini discount to $75 alongside a series of official Apple Watch bands at all-time lows from $29. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

September 2

Deals: Save $99 on AirPods Max alongside M1 Mac discounts at up to $149 off

Thursday has arrived, and with it comes a new batch of the best deals headlined by $99 off AirPods Max. That’s on top of a pair of notable M1 Mac discounts, with the latest MacBook Air at $149 off being joined by a low on its Mac mini desktop counterpart. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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