Philips reveals new Hue smartbulb with shades of white, plus iOS app 'routines'

Article Image Philips on Monday announced a new version of its HomeKit-compatible Hue smartbulb — offering multiple shades of white light — along with a future iOS app update, which will enable “routines” for the company’s lighting.

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HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands – report

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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First look: Lutron's HomeKit-compatible Caseta Wireless smart lighting dimmer

One of the first Apple HomeKit-compatible products on the market is the Lutron Wireless lineup. AppleInsider was given the opportunity to test out its new smart lighting dimmer, and we found that while HomeKit shows plenty of promise, our initial experiences show there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality to HomeKit with Event Triggers

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple is getting ready to add new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful –?including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.



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