iOS 10 features the Home app, which grants you quick access to your HomeKit-enabled accessories via the Control Center on your iOS device. HomeKit is deeply integrated into iOS, and offers additional stability and features that benefit the Eve app and Elgato HomeKit-enabled accessories. While the Elgato Eve app permits complete control of Eve accessories, the Apple Home app offers exclusive functions that cannot be replicated by other HomeKit-enabled apps, including Eve.
iOS 10.2 finally introduces notifications for Eve Door & Window and Eve Motion in the iOS device lock screen and/or home screen. That means you will automatically be notified of value changes, namely when a door or window is opened or closed, or movement is detected.
With TV apps having gained mainstream traction, Apple’s marketing machine appropriately positions Apple TV 4 as “The Future of Television”. Its upcoming TV app gives you access to shows and movies from multiple video apps — via one unified portal. It shows you what to watch next and offers recommendations attuned to your viewing preferences. And, with Apple TV 4 Siri Remote, you can control everything with your voice, including your HomeKit-enabled home – even without the new TV app.
On October 21st a large-scale cyber attack hit parts of the Internet in the US and Europe. Responsible for the attack are IoT devices that were hacked and infected with malware dubbed Mirai, which rendered them Botnet slaves. The target of the DDoS attack this time was DNS provider Dyn. Here’s Elgato CEO Dr. Markus Fest’s statement on the attack, and reasons why Eve devices were – and remain – unaffected.
With the release of iOS 10, Apple has taken the next big step in further enhancing its operating system for iPhone and iPad. Indeed, we are excited about all the numerous new features and improvements, but what truly thrills us is HomeKit. With iOS 10, HomeKit is finally an integral part of iOS, to such a degree that it is accessible via the Control Center. And of course, Eve and Eve products are made for iOS 10. In addition, Apple now offers users another way to control their connected home – with the app called Home.
When setting up a new HomeKit-enabled device, Eve offers to set a Siri name for the device. This is an option you should choose for a better Siri experience later.
HomeKit uses three types of locations to manage both your Eve devices and any HomeKit-enabled devices from other vendors. The main three types are “Rooms,” “Zones,” and “Homes.” Within Homes you’ll find “Scenes” and “Service Groups,” which offer an easy way to control several devices with one command inside a Home.
You can share your HomeKit configuration with all your iOS devices that are set up using the same Apple ID. On top of that, HomeKit allows guest access. Use it for family members and friends who use a different Apple ID on their iOS devices. Note that guests do have full access to view all the values of your HomeKit-enabled devices and can even control them — such as Eve Energy. Guests are not allowed to edit your HomeKit configuration or invite other guests.
HomeKit accessories, including Elgato Eve accessories, are setup with an iOS device — for example, your iPhone. To share your Eve accessories with other devices such as your iPad, you can set up other iOS devices using the same Apple ID as the master iOS device, and iCloud will sync the HomeKit setup across all of them.