“Apple’s new iOS 10 is set to launch this fall and a number of neat features are in the mix, including a ‘Home’ app for controlling HomeKit devices,” Alexandra Burlacu writes for Tech Times.
“The connected home is getting smarter, and heavyweight companies such as Apple couldn’t miss the party. Apple’s Home app will serve as a centralized controller for HomeKit-enabled gadgets, something users have long been asking for,” Burlacu writes. “The app will enable users to rely on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch using Home as the single control solution for HomeKit gadgets.”
“Taking a closer look at the Home app, the first impression is that it delivers a fast, simple and convenient solution for controlling all connected products within your home,” Burlacu writes. “You can use an Apple TV as a remote hub for HomeKit as well as enable an iPad to act as a hub and enable remote operation for HomeKit-connected devices. Supported HomeKit devices in iOS 10 include air-conditioning systems, humidifiers, air purifiers, heaters, doorbells, cameras and more.”
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MacDailyNews Take: For anyone who been dabbling (or more) in home automation, Apple’s Home app looks like a godsend.
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