Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit. If you wish to join him on his quest to automate everything, you can follow him on Twitter at @itschrisclose or on the web at christopher-close.com.
HomeKit devices are here, and with them comes home automation devices that can interact with Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant. Once you've installed and connected your HomeKit device, here's how you set it up with Siri!
The Logitech Pop Button is a great way to control your HomeKit connected light bulbs, light strips, and more. Simply pair the button with HomeKit, and assign some lights to the options for button presses.
I've been using Hue lights from Philips for a while now so when the new, HomeKit-compatible bridge came out, I jumped on it. Serenity Caldwell has already shown you how to get started with HomeKit and Hue, but if you're upgrading, you're going to need to know how to transfer. It's not difficult, but I'll walk you through it just so you don't have to worry about any surprises.
HomeKit is the name for Apple's home automation framework for developers. With HomeKit, our iPhones and iPads will have a rational way to configure, communicate with, and control "the internet of things" around us, including connected lights, speakers, security systems, appliances, and more. Both locally when you're home and remotely when you're away, through apps and through Siri,...