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Apple TV on vacation?

Apple TV on vacation?

Apple TV To Go? Take your Apple TV on a trip? Yeah, you’re probably thinking “Talk about bad timing. Should have explained this before I started my trip.” What’s The Problem? The Apple TV is a great streaming platform. So is Roku, FireTV, and Chromecast. Vacations...

Smart thermostat – great idea or epic failure?

Smart thermostat – great idea or epic failure?

Why smart thermostats became a huge hit Smart thermostats were the first big success of consumer home automation. The Nest smart thermostat burst onto the scene and quickly racked up huge sales. Many of us bought them, loved them, and continue to use them. Naturally,...

Touch screen on the wall?

Touch screen on the wall?

Wall-mounted iPad touch screen interface Can't touch this! As our smart homes grow, it is tempting to turn to a wall-mounted iPad or touch screen for controlling everything. The allure is simple - a touch screen mounted to the wall is infinitely more configurable than...

HomePod Mini puts HomeKit Bluetooth range within reach

HomePod Mini puts HomeKit Bluetooth range within reach

Bluetooth wireless The Bluetooth range conundrum Bluetooth low energy (BLE) smart home devices can make outfitting your smart home easier but they have a range problem. BLE is low power, so a small battery can power many wireless devices. Your bluetooth motion...

HomeKit hub is Apple’s HomePod Mini secret

HomeKit hub is Apple’s HomePod Mini secret

Apple HomePod Mini smart speaker with Siri and HomeKit Hub support Apple HomeKit basics Apple’s HomeKit hub smart home system, using the Apple Home app, is one of several popular solutions for controlling and automating devices in our home. HomeKit has several key...

Afraid to install smarthome products?

Afraid to install smarthome products?

Wyze smartLEDs Are you afraid of smarthome systems? Try this easy starter kit When I first started installing smarthome products, I was! You might find that home automation systems seem complicated, expensive and scary. You have to make choices about which eco-system...