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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.

Eve Systems

Elgato is now Eve systems focusing on HomeKit

The developer behind numerous Homekit smart home products, Elgato Systems, announced today that it will rebrand itself as Eve Systems with a focus to continuing to develop Apple HomeKit smart home accessories.Eve makes loads of HomeKit compatible hardware including...
Netatmo Presence review

Netatmo Presence review: Solid smart security camera

Netatmo Presence Review Netatmo is well known for its smart home thermostats, but they also do a line of home security products and in this article, I will be reviewing the Netatmo Presence smart security camera. So...
Home app on Macos

Hands on with Home App, HomeKit, Siri on macOS Mojave

Home App, HomeKit and Siri control on macOS HomeKit has been on iOS for years and now HomeKit and the Home app along with Siri control have made their way to the macOS. In macOS Mojave,...
Home App for Mac

Home App coming to MacOS Mojave to control HomeKit

Home App coming to MacOS Home App for HomeKit has been on iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod for some time now and now Home App is coming to MacOS.For sometime users of HomeKit have...
Philips hue app new features

Philips Hue 3.0 app available for download

Philips Hue 3.0 app now available for download As previously reported the Philips Hue app was getting a huge overall and it is now available to download from the app store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod...
Icons HomeKit

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...
HomeKit accessories group in Home app

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...

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