Tag Archives: home automation

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CES 2016 Preview: USB-C, Home Automation and More

  The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is not only a huge event for manufacturers, developers, and the tech press, but a fascinating look for consumers at new products that may be arriving in stores soon. Although the...

How You’ll Be Able To Control Your Home With Siri

Consumers are beginning to see the fruits of Apple’s HomeKit framework as the first home automation accessories are shipping. Now Apple has added a full list of Siri commands to the HomeKit support page, showing how users will be able...

HomeKit Details Appear On Apple Support Page

With only five days to go until WWDC 2015 in San Francisco, some details are beginning to emerge about how iOS devices will work with HomeKit-enabled home automation accessories. Today, the company published a support page detailing how to set up and...

HomeKit-Enabled Accessories Begin Shipping

One of the interesting highlights of last year's Apple WWDC was the announcement of HomeKit. It is a framework that is designed to integrate iOS devices and Siri with home automation accessories such as thermostats, light switches, and more. The idea...

Home Automation With iOS: Use Cases and Standards

This is the first part of a continuing series that I'll be writing for the Rocket Yard about automating your home with iOS. Over the past year, we've seen Apple take a more active part in terms of home automation with...