Posts in Home Automation
Apple Siri Shortcuts - Why They Matter

Apple Siri Shortcuts and iOS 12 immediately broke away many of the constraints that were holding Siri back. Hardcore iOS users jumped in right away, but there’s still a lot of people who aren’t familiar with what it does, or why it’s so important to the future of iOS and Apple. Or how Shortcuts and Siri have changed for HomeKit, home automation, and devices like the Homepod.

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My Smart Home 2019

Here's my smart home 2019 tour. I’ve touched on aspects of my smart home setup during my reviews of products like the Sonos One, Logitech Harmony Elite, and Ring Video Doorbell, but I thought it was time to take you through my full smart home setup. See what systems I’m using, how I have them integrated, what I find useful, and what I’m considering next.

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Google Home Hub Review

The Google Home Hub smart screen is Google's take on the Amazon Echo Show. It gives you all the same voice controls as the Google Home Mini, but the display solves many of the problems smart speakers can't seem to overcome. But how well does it work and fit into your home?

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Home Automation

Smart home automation ideas can be challenging with so many options out there from Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit, Smartthings, Wink, and more. I'll run you though some of the best smart home ideas and rules that I've discovered, which can help save you time, money, and energy.

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