Hue-topia 1.11 MAC OS X Review

Hue-topia 1.11 MAC OS X
Name: Hue-topia
Version: 1.11
Size: 7.61 MB
Mac Platform: Intel
Includes: Pre-K’ed
OS version: 10.7+
Processor type(s) speed: intel
RAM minimum:
Video RAM:
Version History
Version 1.10.2 released Feb 2016
Fixes problem with the transition time for scheduled presets
Version 1.10.1 released Jan 2016
Fixes hang when visualising schedules (gantt chart) for users upgrading from an earlier version of HT than 1.9 with existing schedules
Fixes a problem with the logic of bridge login which was causing the ‘please press button on your bridge’ message to not appear or appear sporadically, so some users didn’t know that HT was waiting for the bridge button to be pressed and thus had appeared to hang.
Version 1.10 released Dec 2015
Adds ‘Chart’ option for visualising schedules (gantt chart)
Version 1.9.5 released April 2015
Improves sunrise/sunset lookup for more accurate times – or at least corresponding with more of the online services
Adds option to preferences: ‘only show groups, not individual lamps’ – allows users with many lamps to have a cleaner control panel
Adds DST check and updates schedules on bridge when DST changes
Fixes Schedule ‘link to sunrise/sunset’ button not showing when action is ‘trigger preset’
Adds button for Bridge Explorer in Preferences > Bridge (Was and still is also under View menu)
Fixes bug – Bridge Explorer would display properly first time, but problem (crash, hang or just no action) when accessed second time.
Welcome to a world where you feel safer in your home, save energy and can enjoy lighting effects from cosy to practical. Philips Hue bulbs are low-power LED bulbs with all of the benefits of dimmers, time switches and colour adjustment. Hue-topia gives you manual control over your Philips Hue bulbs and makes it easy to schedule them for when you’re not around. Plus other reassuring security features.
Manual control over each bulb and groups of bulbs
Control groups of bulbs with a single touch
Appear to be at home even when you’re not by scheduling your lights to switch on and off, or up and down.
The scheduled times will continue to work when your computer isn’t on or isn’t in the house
Scheduled times can be slightly randomised so they don’t look as if they’re on a timer
Listens via the computer’s microphone and can turn light(s) up (returns to previous state after a preset time)
‘False dawn’ and ‘False dusk’ which can be scheduled or started manually (just dusk) for lamps or groups
Switch all lights on or off or access your presets from the status bar
Access your presets really quickly by assigning your F keys
Detects your bridge – just switch everything on and go (you’ll be prompted to press the button on your bridge the first time you start Hue-topia)
Bridge explorer’ window allows you to browse the contents of your bridge
Touchlink command allows you to pair lamps and bridges from different starter packs (alternative to LampStealer)
‘Badges’ dock icon with the number of lamps lit
Script your own colour changes and effects
Yosemite and Retina screens supported
Looking for LIFXstyle support?
Comparison of LIFX and Philips Hue
Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) or higher, Intel 32 or 64. 10.10 (Yosemite) supported
Philips Hue bulbs and their ‘Bridge’ required (all part of their starter pack)
For all features to work properly, Bridge’s firmware must be up to date (free and easy to do)

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