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Apple.ca Now Carries Philips HUE HomeKit Upgrade Bridge for $39.95

Back in early October, Philips announced HomeKit support for their popular HUE line of smart light bulbs. They also released a new HomeKit Upgrade Bridge for existing users, but was hard to find in Canada due to the popularity of the upgrade program. That has changed as Apple.ca now carries the HUE HomeKit Upgrade Bridge,...

Philips Announces New Hue Bridge 2.0 with Apple HomeKit Support

Philips has today announced the support for Apple’s HomeKit framework with its new Hue bridge 2.0, which would allow users to control their Hue smart bulbs by talking to Siri. This means that Philips Hue lights can now be voice controlled through an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch, and integrated to work seamlessly with other HomeKit-enabled...

Philips Teases Hue Widget within iOS 8 Notification Center [PIC]

Apple announced at WWDC 2014 developers would soon have access to actionable widgets in Notification Center in iOS 8. This means quicker access to control apps and more, including wireless home accessories like the Philips Hue lightbulb. Philips teased a concept prototype of what Hue access from Notification Center could look like yesterday—and it got...

Philips Smart LED Lights Challenge Apple’s iBeacon

In case you thought other tech players would sit relaxed and allow Apple's iBeacon to conquer location-based services, well, you should think again: Philips has just announced its own version of such a service in the form of smart LED lights (via Engadget). Indeed, instead of using low-power Bluetooth, Philips is testing a new LED...