Meross offers one of the first smart home products in the world to support the Matter standard. The Meross Matter Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini is now available for pre-order in a two-pack. The first round of devices has already sold out, with a second batch estimated to ship on January 31, 2023.
Hundreds of smart home device manufacturers have agreed on the Matter standard, which promises to make the setup and operation of smart home accessories easier for consumers. Specific apps and hubs for individual products will no longer be needed, with each Matter device being interoperable with any platform.
Apple has released the latest iOS security and bug fixes with iOS 15.2.1. For those who recently updated to iOS 15.2, it's time to open Settings and start the process again. While it may not seem important to take advantage of these minor updates, this one plugs a dangerous vulnerability in HomeKit.
Those experiencing bugs in various apps should also update right away. Apple has listed two bug fixes included in iOS 15.2.1:
Apple's Home app is designed to be the hub from which you control all of your smart accessories, appliances and other systems around your house. If you have geared up your home with all the latest technology you could set your thermostat, control your lighting, turn on music/TV, set the alarm and much, much more, all from your iPhone. Usually, when you set up a new HomeKit ready device in your home, it has a QR code that will automatically add it to your Home app. For the Apple TV, however, you have to add it through the TV's settings. Here's how to do it:
One of the more interesting revelations at CES 2019 is good news for Apple fans shopping for a new TV. Both Samsung and Vizio have announced plans to support AirPlay 2 on future Smart TV models. Apple has added details to its official AirPlay page, showing direct integration of AirPlay to upcoming TV sets.