Posts in Smart Home
Smart Home Hub - Hubitat Review

I’ve been on a quest for the perfect smart home platform. A smart hub that can replace Smartthings and bridge the gap between Z-Wave, Zigbee, and WiFi smart home devices. A smart hub that’s platform agnostic and can work with Google, Amazon, and Apple. A smart hub that's easy to use and yet highly customizable. And even more important, a system that I have complete control over and has my privacy and data secured.

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Sonos Google Assistant - Setup and review

Sonos Google Assistant is here ... it’s finally here. The long, year and a half wait for Google Assistant on Sonos is over, so we can now link up Google Assistant to Sonos speakers like the One and the Beam. How well does it work? What features is it missing? And was it worth the wait? Let's walk through the setup and give this a review.

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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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