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Why does the Outdoor Sensor not work with Hue Secure? Manufacturer provides explanation

Manufacturer provides explanation

With the launch of the Philips Hue App 5.0, the Dutch manufacturer has introduced a new Security Center. In addition to the new Hue Secure cameras and Hue Secure contact sensors, the Hue motion sensors, which have been available for a long time, also get a new task there. If the system is armed, which is usually the case when you are not at home, you can receive a push message on your smartphone when a motion detector detects a movement – i.e.

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Wireless Hue Secure Camera is now available to order Delivery starting mid-November

Delivery starting mid-November

After the wired versions of the Philips Hue Secure Camera could already be ordered a few weeks ago and will start shipping this week, we have to wait a little longer for the wireless version with integrated battery. If you want to integrate a Hue Secure Camera into your Smart Home without a fixed power connection, there is now good news: The wireless Hue Secure Camera is now available for pre-order for 249.99 euros in black and white in the Hue Online Shop.

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Philips Hue 5.2: Camera support and two more Halloween scenes Update in the App Store

Update in the App Store

Just in time for the launch of the Philips Hue Secure cameras, mine made its way yesterday evening, the manufacturer has released another update for its app. From now on you can download Philips Hue version 5.2 from the App Store or Google Play Store. You can count the new stuff on two or three fingers this time.

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Philips Hue: Spare parts can now be ordered Mounts, power supplies and more

Mounts, power supplies and more

If you have lost a power cable of a light strip or need new mounts for your Lightbars, Philips Hue now has the right spare parts on offer. After the announcement in September, the official spare parts can now be ordered in the Hue online shop. For example, you can get mounts for the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip including new adhesive strips or a charging station for the Hue Go.

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Hue Widgets: Now with interactive widgets thanks to iOS 17 Unfortunately still too few possibilities

Unfortunately still too few possibilities

Almost a month ago, iOS 17 was launched and Apple finally allows interactive widgets on the home screen. In a nutshell, this means that actions can now be performed in widgets without having to open the corresponding app. This is exactly why Philips Hue removed widgets from the iPhone and iPad a few years ago and has not yet presented a new solution.

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Philips Hue re-activates six Halloween scenes Now it's getting spooky

Now it's getting spooky

In a little more than three weeks it will be time for Halloween. And what is still a relatively small affair here in Germany is celebrated in the USA, for example. Of course, you can provide the right lighting with Philips Hue. The Halloween scenes launched last year are now available again in the Philips Hue app.

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Hue Log: Advanced analysis software for Mac Coming next week to the Mac App Store

Coming next week to the Mac App Store

I greet you one last time from Greece, which is quite windy today, before I return home tomorrow. One child is asleep, the other is at the mini-club – enough time for a little article for you. Today I would like to take a first look at Hue Log, a new Mac app by developer Stefan Pettersson.

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Philips Hue API: Many possibilities remain unused Developers are being slowed down

Developers are being slowed down

About two years ago, Philips Hue introduced a new API. API stands for Application Programming Interface and is an interface through which apps can send commands to the Hue Bridge to perform certain actions. In development, however, there are still major restrictions, as Stefan Göhler, the developer of iConnectHue, told me in conversation.

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Dimmer Switch and Smart Button get Natural Light Scene So far only for the Hue Tap Dial Switch

So far only for the Hue Tap Dial Switch

Late last year, Philips Hue introduced the Natural Light feature. A 24-hour scene that adjusts colour temperature throughout the day, always providing the optimal white light for your well-being: Cool, activating white tones in the morning and relaxing warm white in the evening. In the last few months, the smart scene has already received several updates, including the ability to switch between time periods faster or slower if desired.

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