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4 Myths of the Apple Watch | WiFi, Battery, Function, Waterproofing

4 Myths of the Apple Watch | WiFi, Battery, Function, Waterproofing

All over the internet there are four issues that keep arising with regards to false information about the Apple Watch. I’m a REAL Apple Watch user and I would like to dispel them below. 1. You can’t use the Apple Watch without being near Bluetooth range of your phone False.  The Apple Watch uses WiFi when ... Read More
 
AutoIt and Home Automation

AutoIt and Home Automation

AutoIt is an amazing tool for home automation or any Windows automation for that matter. Below we discuss some sample scripts to integrate your PC with most API’s and services with some sample scripts to get you started. Remember that if you are looking to get started with AutoIt and ... Read More
 
IFTTT Home Automation Recipes

IFTTT Home Automation Recipes

IFTTT is an incredible tool. You can do almost anything from creating fancy lighting recipes that once you email yourself it can turn on your HUE lights. We talk about the most useful recipes that you won’t find on other automation websites. All of these you can do yourself: Recipes: ... Read More
 
DIY Home Automation Recipes

DIY Home Automation Recipes

We cover some of the least common DIY home automation recipes found on the net. We give you the power to do things that plain old automation hubs can’t do at this moment.  These recipes require software either on your Android, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad or MacBook.  All these recipes ... Read More
 
iPhone and Home Automation

iPhone and Home Automation

Apple makes amazingly intuitive products.  It also restricts the capability of them to limit the ‘options’ users have to make it easy for just about everyone to pick it up and use it.  When using your iPhone with Home Automation you’re limited in what you can do without opening that ... Read More
 
Multiroom Audio Compared | Sonos Airfoil MultiRoom Amp

Multiroom Audio Compared | Sonos Airfoil MultiRoom Amp

Introduction There are several ways to automate your music at home.  There are several purposes for this: You wake up in the morning and want the local radio station to play while you’re getting ready. You want weather news/radio while getting dressed. You want new spotify workout music play when you enter the gym at ... Read More
 
Which Home Automation Platform Do I Start With?

Which Home Automation Platform Do I Start With?

SmartThings VS Wink VS Vera VS Insteon VS Aeon USB Stick VS Tasker Below is a comparison of the current major players in the home automation world.  Since this is just getting competitive now the prices are still somewhat high.  Prices will drop with the more entrants into this game. ... Read More