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Apple HomeKit Automation Gear Sees Slow Ramp

Products that let us use iPhones like remote controls for appliances won't reach stores until this spring.<p>The first products to take advantage of Apple’s home automation technology won’t likely reach stores until this spring.<p>That’s nearly a year after Apple announced HomeKit, the software that …

Home Automation

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant now works with Twitter, Gmail, and Evernote

Plus a few others, thanks to If This Then That<p>When Amazon's Echo speaker mysteriously appeared out of nowhere last year, it came with another surprise: a voice assistant named Alexa. Like Apple's Siri, you could casually talk to it and it would attempt to infer what you were talking about into …

Smart Homes

Transform your home into a futuristic wonderland with these HomeKit gadgets

Almost a year since Apple unveiled its home-automation platform HomeKit, the first compatible products were officially announced today — allowing you to start building that <i>Jetsons</i>-style smart home you’ve always dreamed about, operated via Siri using your iPhone, iPad or even Apple Watch.<p>Among the …

Home Automation

Design and Install Your Own Smart System - SAGE by Hughes

Let customizable, modular, and easy-to-use smart-home automation help you take control of your own home—turn on lights automatically, let you know …

Home Automation

Automate your home with openHAB

The openHAB open source automation platform is designed to use a pluggable architecture, which means new devices and protocols can be added easily. …

Home Automation

Filling the Gap: A look at third-party HomeKit apps

Apple’s rollout of HomeKit has been an interesting one — a behind-the-scenes framework introduced in iOS 8 that was mostly invisible until the first …

Home Automation

IFTTT: The Personal Assistant You're Looking For

ifttt basic tutorial

Raspberry Pi

Subscription-Free Monitoring Devices : monitoring solution

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the consumer home smarter than ever, but this can come with expensive monitoring fees, so the 'Homsense' is a home …

“Smart Homes?” Not Until They’re Less Dependent On The Internet

Connecting your appliances to the Internet seems like a great idea, until their servers go down and they don’t work anymore.<p>Buying into a smart home ecosystem is sort of like selecting a holy grail in the <i>Temple of the Sun</i>. Choose poorly, and everything crumbles.<p>Just look at the Revolv hub, which …

Internet of Things

Motorized Shades

January 15, 2018 Crestron's new horizontal shades help consumers blend natural light into their home spaces. The horizontal sheers are available in …

Feature Request: How Apple’s Siri-controlled HomeKit could improve in the future

Like a lot of new technologies from Apple these days, HomeKit isn’t perfect but the parts that work well are really useful. Apple’s home automation framework connects smart accessories from various companies all under the control of Siri and HomeKit apps like Home or Hesperus. But HomeKit is …

Home Automation Hubs And Systems Guide (video)

If you have been considering setting up a home automation system within your living space and transforming your home into a smart home, you might be …

9 Essential Tips For New Bloggers

If you have just started blogging, it might seem a bit overwhelming for you because there are unlimited resources and guidance out there that might …

Color Management

Download Videos from YouTube, Save Photos from Instagram, and More with Workflow on iOS

Workflow is one of those amazing apps that really shouldn’t exist on iOS. With it, you can do all sorts of automation things. Over on One Tap Less, …

Where Does Your Time Go?

In 1961, when more and more people were buying television sets to go with their radios, the BBC wanted to work out the best times to air its …

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Web Design

iOS and Android wallpapers: This stylish collection features over 50 minimalistic designs

If you’re looking for some new wallpaper for your smartphone, we recommend checking out Miniwallist.com, a website that features more than 50 …

Man gets $136 ticket for riding with zombie baby in his car

Commuters will do just about anything to get access to that sweet, sweet HOV lane.<p>On Tuesday, the Washington State Police Twitter account shared a …

The Commuter

5 Ways To Make Your Twitter Account Management More Efficient | Audiense

If you manage social media accounts on a day-to-day basis, we’re sure you’ll know that managing multiple accounts effectively across channels is no …

Need Answers? Create a Twitter Poll

iOS, Android, and Web users will be able to weigh in on trending topics and create simple questionnaires.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Twitter Marketing: How to Succeed on Twitter

Shares 8K<p>Do you use Twitter for your business?<p>Are you wondering how to get more out of your Twitter marketing?<p>To learn how to successfully market …

Infographics

Twitter Marketing Tips: 7 Ways You're Wasting Time

<i>Edit: This post has been refreshed to reflect another 3 months of time-saving and the addition of 6 more twitter accounts plus a revitalization of</i> …

A Little Used Technique To Grow Twitter Followers Fast

Twitter is a tool.<p>If you think it is going to save your marketing job, make the planet move sideways or transform your love life then you are very …