philips-gue Stories August 28, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27-inch Retina iMac $1,750 w/ .edu, iPad Air 2 $380, Philips Hue Bloom $100, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals

Last Call Updates:

Western Digital 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive: $130 shipped (Orig. $200)

Best Buy 2-Day Sale: Apple 27″ 5K iMac $1,750 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,999), Beats On-Ear Headphones $250 (Reg. $313+), more

13.3-inch MacBook Air (early 2014) 1.7GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,249 shipped (Orig. $1,849)

15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2014) 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB: $1,749 shipped (Orig. $2,499)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,100 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Gold, Silver, or Space Gray $380 shipped (Reg. $499)

Philips Friends of Hue Bloom Luminaire Starter Kit: $100 shipped (Reg. $180)

App Store Free App of the Week: Nighty Night Circus kids’ bedtime story app ($3 value)

Get a free download of the AirPano Travel Book iOS app courtesy of Apple ($3 value)

Back to school gift guide: essential tech gear every student should be using

More new gear from today:

Bose SoundSport workout in-ear headphones (multiple colors) $80 shipped (Reg. $120)

MicroSD cards: Silicon Power 64GB $20 (Orig. $36), PNY 128GB $51 (Orig. $80), more

  • Games/Apps: Splatoon $50, Destiny $15, BADLAND $2, Kingdom Rush Origins $1, freebies, more
  • Daily Deals: HP Envy 5530 Wireless Color Printer $65, Motorola X Sol Republic DECK NFC Bluetooth Speaker $40, more
  • Timbuk2 bags, backpacks, and rollers 25% off + extra 20% off: Command Messenger Bag $89 shipped (Reg. $150)

More deals still alive:

VIZIO 49-inch 120Hz 4K LED Smart HDTV $600 (Reg. $720), 43-inch $548 or $528 w/ Prime (Reg. $599)

MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables: 6-ft. Braided Nylon $9.50 (Reg. $14), 2-ft. Retractable $9 (Reg. $13), more

New products & more:

Logitech’s new Artemis Wireless Gaming Headsets focus on features and compatibility

Samsung introduces new multi-room speakers alongside an improved Android and iOS app

philips-gue Stories April 8, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: WD 2TB Portable USB 3.0 HDD $80, Philips Hue Lux bulb $20, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Spigen’s new aluminum Apple Watch dock is down to $10 shipped (Reg. $20)

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $80 shipped (Orig. $140)

Philips Hue Lux price drops make it cheaper than ever to add smart lighting to your house: single bulb $20, Starter Kit $80

JBL SoundFly Air wireless speaker with Apple AirPlay (Refurb.): $29 shipped (Orig. $140)

Mac/iOS App Store promo discounts 35 Photo + Video apps by 50% or more

iTunes Free App of the Week: Back to Bed ($4 value)

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is IGN’s free iOS game of the month ($5 value)

Small States Review: This is Ground’s Mod 2 is the ultimate on-the-go iPad companion, giveaway worth $310

More new gear from today:

Games/Apps: Royal Trouble Hidden Adventures free (Reg. $7), Mortal Kombat X for iOS/Android launches, iOS freebies, more

Daily Deals: DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter $599, CaseCrown Pro Case for iPad Air 2 $5, Vaas Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker $15, more

More deals still alive:

Media: Harry Potter 8-film iTunes collection $50, Game of Thrones S1 Blu-ray $20more

New products & more:

Orange Chef’s Countertop kitchen prep accessory integrates with Apple Watch and Vitamix

philips-gue Stories December 15, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Retina iPad mini $50 off, Klipsch speaker system $110, Philips Hue smart LED Kit $80, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

iPad mini 2 w/ Retina display and iPad Air from $250 shipped ($50 off)

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System $110 shipped, $93 (open box)

Philips Hue Lux LED Starter Kit w/ bridge and two connected home light bulbs: $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

Giveaway: iDevices iGrill Mini Bluetooth Grilling Thermometer for iOS/Android ($40 value)

More new deals:

More deals still alive:

Holiday Gift Guides:

New products/ongoing promos:

philips-gue Stories August 26, 2013

Control your Philips Hue lamps from your Mac Menu Bar – new app coming soon

I can see why manufacturers opt for iPhone apps as the remote controls for their gadgets. A small touchscreen device is a familiar form-factor for a remote, and it’s likely to be easily to hand. But if happen to be in front of your Mac at the time, it can seem a bit awkward to have to pick up your phone, open an app and then use a smaller, fiddlier device.

Philips seem to have recognised this, with a new Mac app on the way to control its range of Hue smart LED bulbs. The app sits in the menu bar, providing a convenient way to control any of your Hue lamps.

Philips updated the iOS app back in May, with geofencing, schedules and a wide variety of triggering actions, including support for the popular IFTTT (If This Then That) app.

philips-gue Stories March 11, 2013

Philips announces iOS SDK & APIs for Hue wireless lighting system

Philips announced today that it launched an SDK and opened APIs to iOS developers who are interested in creating apps that work with its “Hue” personal wireless lighting system. The company started selling its smart, Internet-connected LED lighting system in October exclusively through the Apple Store.

Philips today, as promised, launches a software developer program for Hue that allows consumers to create and control their light bulbs using a smartphone or tablet. In publishing Hue’s open application programming interfaces (APIs), as well as releasing guides and libraries in an iOS software developer’s kit, Philips reinforces its commitment to helping the developer community start programming with Hue. This move opens the playing field for third party developers to create new, exciting applications using light, enabling Hue to communicate with a variety of devices and applications (apps). Philips Hue’s developer platform is available at developers.meetHue.com.

The Hue system allows iOS users to control lighting from their iPhones or iPads by enabling Hue bulbs to talk to iOS devices and one another using the ZigBee LightLink standard. The Hue app provides pre-programmed light settings for the bulbs, timers, and much more, but now developers will be able to create even more great apps that work with Hue.

One app that just hit the App Store is Ambify from developer Kai Aras. The app is described as a Hue-enabled jukebox that “turns music into light using Philips Hue Smart Bulbs.”

The full press release is below:

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