On Wednesday Apple released iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 to its customers. It’s a minor update that contains a few bug fixes.
While the live security camera view works fine, a bug in HomeKit Secure Video may leave your quick-look thumbnails very outdated.
Nanoleaf devices will help strengthen your smart home mesh network acting as border routers for other Thread over HomeKit devices.
Wemo’s new smart video doorbell announced at Pepcom 2022 will support Apple’s HomeKit. Videos will be stored in a person’s iCloud+ account.
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Amazon released its Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs on Wednesday. It also announced that the devices will soon support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, according to The Verge.
Amazon has already rolled out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to some of its “Fire TV Edition” TVs from Toshiba and Insignia. Curiously, these features have yet to come to the company’s standalone Fire TV streaming devices — including the just-released Fire TV Stick 4K Max. I’m not sure if that’s an intentional choice, but it’s a bit odd that Amazon is ready to announce support on day one for its brand-new TVs with nothing to share about AirPlay 2 coming to its cheaper devices. (Roku supports AirPlay 2 on both its players and Roku TVs.)