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Smart home, news, reviews and rumours for anything that is a Smart home. Products are appearing all the time from Apple, Amazon, Google, Philips, Hive and more.

The smart home space is booming with products like Google Home, HomePod and smart lighting from Philips Hue and robots from Neato. Active JR will keep you up to date with all the latest smart home news and reviews.

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HomeKit how-to Guide #004: How to change HomeKit icons

How to change icons in HomeKit HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home app and HomeKit framework.In the fourth...
WWDC 2018 HomeKit improvements

WWDC 2018 – What to expect from HomeKit

With WWDC 2018 just around the corner and Apple set to announce iOS 12, WatchOS 5, MacOS with lots of new features to help with our lives, I am hoping that Apple gives some attention...
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HomeKit how-to Guide #003: How to group HomeKit accessories

How to group smart accessory's in HomeKit HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home app and HomeKit framework.In the...
Eve energy review

Elgato Eve Energy Smart plug review – HomeKit enabled switch

Elgato Eve Energy review Most smart home devices like bulbs or thermostats replace the old dumb device in totality, but what do you do if you want to connect a kettle, TV or another non-smart device?...
How to add a room to HomeKit

HomeKit how-to Guide #002: How to add a room to HomeKit

HomeKit how to guide - How to add a room to HomeKit HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home...
How to add a HomeKit accessory

HomeKit how-to Guide #001: How to add an accessory

HomeKit how to guide - How to add a smart accessory HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home app and...
Philips Hue 3.0 app

Philips launches Major Update to Philips Hue App for iOS and Android

Philips Lighting has announced its going to roll out the update to its Philips Hue 3.0 app for iOS and Android. Back at CES 2018 Philips teased us with the new features and simply...
Circle 2 review

Logitech Circle 2 review – Smart security camera done right

Logitech Circle 2 review Keeping an eye on your property has never been so easy with the introduction of smart security cameras. As the smart home market starts to expand with more devices being released...
HomePod not selling

HomePod not selling as well against market expectations.

HomePod shipments for 2018 'could be far below market expectations', according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.Mind-Chi Kuo has said that expects HomePod shipments to arrive at 5-10 million units in the 2018 fiscal year,...
Lightwave generation 2 review

Lightwave generation 2 review – Smart Power & light switch dimmer

Lightwave has been around since 2008 making smart home products and the Lightwave generation 2 product line is the latest from the company offering light switches and power sockets with new features like support...

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