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Atmos – what kind of audio is it?

The sound of silence? Atmos sound provides enhanced listening for music and and movies. But how do you actually get it and use it without breaking the bank? Technobabble Bare with me as we delve into some acronyms and industry jargon. I’ll try to keep it simple and...

What is a mesh Wi-Fi local network?

Time to upgrade to mesh Wi-Fi? Ok, so you’re going to keep working from home for the foreseeable future, at least part time. Do you need mesh Wi-Fi now? You’ve put up with flaky or weak Wi-Fi for too long. Maybe you’ve read the tips on how to improve your existing...

Smart home support – one throat to choke?

Does this sound familiar? Getting smart home support help (or any tech gadget) is an ongoing source of frustration for many of us. No matter how advanced and amazing tech gadgetry becomes, we all face problems in making it work. Everyone has a story. Hours and hours...

Smart sprinkler controller – why buy?

Are you suffering from the irrigation shuffle? I don't have a smart sprinkler controller so this weekend I went through a well rehearsed routine for sprinkler maintenance: Walk to the garageOpen the dumb not smart sprinkler controller boxMove the mechanical dial to...

Security cameras – Fun with Fido

Fun and practical use for security cameras Time to lighten up. We need to step back and have a little fun with the security cameras and tech in our lives. Based on personal experience, here’s a tip for a fun and creative use of video surveillance technology. Security...

HomeKit backup app Apple should have made

Controller for HomeKit backup configuration I can’t get no satisfaction Sometimes I think the Rolling Stones knew about the missing Apple HomeKit backup app back in 1965 when they released this song. Apple smart home fans struggle with HomeKit. It’s got a lot of...