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iConnectHue 4.1 released: These are the new features Exclusive long button press, light migration wizard and more

Exclusive long button press, light migration wizard and more

The application iConnectHue (App Store link) for iPhone and iPad, which is now partly subscription-based, has received its first functional update after the major upgrade a few months ago. It comes with the exclusive long print, which I already presented to you a few weeks ago. What else there is to discover?

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Philips Hue: January update has half closed security flaw Check your bridge firmware

Check your bridge firmware

So is this good news or bad news? Check Point’s security experts have discovered a vulnerability in the Hue system that allows you to access even computers that are shared on the network with the Hue Bridge. The vulnerability has now been resolved by Signify – at least partly. Signify, the manufacturer of Philips Hue, was already informed about the gap in the system in November 2019.

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iConnectHue: Long keystroke will be even better with the next update For dimmer switch and Smart Button

For dimmer switch and Smart Button

iConnectHue (App Store-Link) for iPhone and iPad has always offered the possibility to assign a long keystroke to the Philips Hue dimmer switch, and more recently to the Philips Hue Smart Button. Until now, this function had only one disadvantage: the long key press was always executed in addition to the short key press.

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Hue app: Zones no longer in beta status with next update Version 3.4.0 brings new features

Version 3.4.0 brings new features

Last year, Philips introduced Hue zones in the Hue app. This made it possible to either combine several rooms or group individual lamps within a room. Until now, the zones were a beta feature but this will change with the update to version 3.4.0 of the Hue app.

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Philips Hue Bluetooth app now supports routines Wake up naturally, go to sleep & timer

Wake up naturally, go to sleep & timer

Even though most of us still rely on the full-grown Hue system with a bridge, I don’t want to leave out today’s update for the Bluetooth version of the Hue app. It is interesting for beginners who want to start with only a few bulbs – or for children’s rooms where the child’s smartphone should only display lamps from their own room.

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Hue Essentials: now also available for iOS Free download for iPhone and iPad

Free download for iPhone and iPad

Last year in April, we announced that the popular Android app Hue Essentials will also be available for iOS. Now the release is online. Hue Essentials (App Store link) is now available for iPhone and iPad. Since we are rooted in the Apple cosmos we generally rely on the well-known and long-standing application iConnectHue.

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Hue Smart Button: problems with third-party devices are fixed Innr and Paul Neuhaus affected

Innr and Paul Neuhaus affected

Do you remember my previous articles from November 2019? Back then, I reported that using the Hue Smart Button causes problems with third-party accessories, especially when used with the popular Innr Smart Plug. Also affected were Innr lamps or ZigBee products from Paul Neuhaus. As soon as the Smart Button is connected to the Bridge, these devices lose their connection after a few hours.

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Signify, Apple and other Internet giants want to develop smart home standard Connected Home over IP

Connected Home over IP

Finally, someone has understood what it’s all about. After numerous smart home systems have flooded the market in recent years, it feels like just as many standards have been established. Some systems work together, but other products cannot be linked. The Connected Home over IP project is intended to address this problem.

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Recommendation for Apple users: Home+ makes HomeKit even more comprehensive Connect Hue lamps to your smart home

Connect Hue lamps to your smart home

I keep coming across questions in my email inbox and social media about which smart home devices, such as radiator thermostats, can be linked to the Hue Bridge and controlled by the Hue app. The answer in these cases is always negative because Philips Hue is a pure lighting system. However, there are ways to connect to other smart home devices without external hubs.

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My comment on the latest iConnectHue update Is a subscription a rip-off or not?

Is a subscription a rip-off or not?

On Sunday, the probably biggest update of iConnectHue (App Store link) was released. There are many new features, new in-app purchases and two different subscriptions – and of course many comments under my article here in the Hueblog and also over at appgefahren.de. Understandably, user comments drift far apart.

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