Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Smart Home Articles

The Xiaomi PHILIPS ZhiRui Smart Bedside Lamp is Perfect for My Daughters’ Room! Here’s Why!

Review of the Xiaomi PHILIPS ZhiRui Smart Bedside Lamp which is an LED lamp with a variety of smart color scene options and lighting configurations.

Hive + OhmConnect = Home Automation, Energy Savings & Saving the Earth

Earth Day is a reminder that we must preserve the resources and environment of our fragile planet. But using home automation & smart home technology, you can conserve energy automatically. Hive & OhmConnect have teamed up to help you save the planet with their services & technology.

Review: Rachio Gets Even Better with its Gen 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

Review of the Rachio Gen3 smart sprinkler controller that automatically knows when and how long to water your garden or lawn based on hyper-localized weather stations. A "set it and forget it" type of home automation makes your garden smart & helps conserve water in the process.

Review: Fingbox Will Be Parents’ Favorite Way to Manage Kids’ Online Time & More

Review of Fingbox, a device and app that discovers all connected devices in a home network, and then provides parents with the ability to pause their kids' devices based on rules, as well as secure their home network environment quickly and easily! $10 off code in the Fingbox review!

Noon Home Creates Smart Lighting Scenes, Not Switches – Review

There are dumb light switches that do nothing, "smart" switches that have connectivity built in, and now intelligent lighting scenes which transform your living space based on activities. A review of Noon Home intelligent switches do layered lighting intelligently.

NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 Review: An Easy to Set Up and Use, HD Wireless Security Camera

Review of the NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 Wireless HD security camera & system which has 2-way audio, rechargeable batteries, 1080p resolution, & easy setup & usage.

*Privacy Not Included…But Should be Required! Mozilla’s Connected Shopping Guide

If you're buying a connected gift this holiday season, learn about its privacy & safety. Review of Mozilla's *Privacy Not Included guide & how it helps!

Those New Connected Holiday Gifts May Be Spying on You!

Connected device manufacturers are not required to disclose privacy/security policies. It's up to the consumer to know. Mozilla has a new buyer's guide to help called *Privacy Not Included.

Ring Floodlight Cam Review & Install Tips – An Easy & Smart Security Upgrade

Review and installation tips as well as a walk-through of the Ring Floodlight Cam security camera's configuration. The Cam is an easy home security upgrade!

How To Protect Your Breathing Indoors – Blueair Blue Pure 211+ & 411 Air Purifier Review

Air pollution can happen inside your home too! Review of the new Blueair Blue Pure 211+ and 411 air purifiers that provide filtration inside the home.

Review: Make Your Sprinklers Intelligent with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

Review of the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. The Generation 2 Smart Controller automatically adjusts based on weather & much more! All smartly!

Want a True “Smart Home”? The Sense Power Monitor Gives You Energy Insights Using Machine Learning

As it monitors your home energy consumption by device, the Sense power monitor uses Machine Learning to discover electrical devices magically.
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How To Fix Almost Any Mac Software Problem Using these 4 Techniques

This How To article walks through 4 critical techniques to resolve almost every macOS software problem using proven tactics. Tips can be used with PC's too.
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What’s the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max’s Best New Feature? Duh, It’s the Camera! See How!

The best feature of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is the camera obviously. This article has a comparison of images from iPhone XS Max & 11 Pro Max.

A Perfect Balance of Features, Smarts, Quality & Price – VIZIO M-Series 4K/UHD TV Review

Review of the VIZIO M-Series 4K/UHD HDTV - a stellar blend of features, smart home functions, picture quality, and more, all at a reasonable price.

Little Things That Make A Difference – 2019 Toyota Sequoia 4×4 & Season of Giving

Toyota's Season of Giving includes a 2019 Toyota Sequoia loan, donations to food banks, the Toyota Panda, & several little things I liked about the Sequoia.

It’s Time to Show Off Your Google Assistant – Lenovo Smart Display 7 Review

Review of the Lenovo Smart Display 7 - a 7" touch-screen, Google Assistant-enabled device that can control various smart home devices & play media & music.