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iConnectHue gets support for Hue Tap Dial switch Version 4.12 also improves the Watch app

Version 4.12 also improves the Watch app

That was fast: Last week Philips Hue released the new Hue Tap Dial switch, you could already read my impressions. Now the popular iConnectHue app also offers full support for the new switch. Before we get into the details, one small thing first: Existing customers might not get the update around the Hue Tap Dial Switch for free.

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Wake up naturally: How the new Philips Hue wake-up light works Automation after update to version 4.20

Automation after update to version 4.20

Since yesterday, a new version of the Philips Hue app is available. While we are still waiting for the final integration of the Sync Box and also the new presence simulation, this update gives us support for the new Philips Hue Tap Dial switch and delivers a new automation: Sunrise. Philips Hue writes in the update description: “Wake up to the colors of the morning sun!

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iConnectHue brings major update: Cross-bridge sorting possible All this is new in version 4.11

All this is new in version 4.11

After several months of work, Stefan Göhler releases version 4.11 of his popular iConnectHue application (App Store link) for iPhone and iPad this afternoon. Included are 700 individual changes and, of course, numerous new functions. The update is worthwhile especially for users with many rooms, zones and perhaps even several bridges.

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Philips Hue: Update delivers new scenes again Demo mode officially launched

Demo mode officially launched

At least Philips Hue has a small update today. According to the update description, you can look forward to seven new scenes in the Hue light scenes gallery, of which only four are actually new. Miami, Cancun and Rio have already been available for a few weeks. Newly added are the scenes Blossom, Crocus, Precious and Narcissa in the “Refreshing” area.

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Hue Controller: Now as a small app for Mac and Windows Can also be used in the browser

Can also be used in the browser

In February, I already drew your attention to Jakob Lykke’s project. The developer from Denmark has built a web interface with which you can control the lamps of a Hue Bridge via the browser. Now there is news about the Hue Controller. Via this website, the small software package can no longer only be run directly in the browser, but can also be downloaded as a small mini-app to the Windows PC or Mac.

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Philips Hue: Now with demo mode within the app Try out functions and accessories digitally

Try out functions and accessories digitally

To start the new week, here is another small update from the overcast week. Shortly after the update to version 4.16 of the Hue app, another new version was released: Philips Hue 4.16.1. With this small bugfix update, a new feature seems to have been unlocked in the Discover section – a demo mode.

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Philips Hue now allows multiple bridges per account Simplified control on the go

Simplified control on the go

Only last week, I explained in a small guide how to control several bridges on the go – until now, it was necessary to set up several Hue accounts. I could have saved myself the effort, because with the update to version 4.16 Philips Hue seems to offer new possibilities. This new option is hidden in the settings of the Philips Hue app.

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Philips Hue 4.16: Bug fixes and some new scenes Finally with Flamingo

Finally with Flamingo

Yesterday evening Philips Hue released another update of its official app, the update description reads more than sober: “Bug fixes and performance improvements”, it says in the App Store. But beyond that, there are some new things to discover. There are some new scenes – and finally a flamingo in the Hue app.

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Ambee 2.0: Updated app promises atmospheric effects New version based on subscription model

New version based on subscription model

You have to hand it to Tomas Baran, the developer of Ambee: He was clearly faster than Philips Hue. Back in 2013, he offered an app, then still called Goldee, with which you could use dynamic scenes. It was eight years later that the manufacturer itself integrated such a function into his app.

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Hue Engage: New app for Android devices released Not yet available for iOS

Not yet available for iOS

When it comes to apps around Philips Hue, apart from the official app, we mainly think of apps like iConnectHue or Hue Essentials. How about a new release for a change? Hue Engage is now available in the Google Play Store. Hue Engage comes from Daniel Meyer, a developer from Switzerland.

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