30 March 20178By Mikah SargentApple's HomeKit framework helps link up disparate home automation products and platforms. That said, it's not the only system for bringing together home automation products and platforms. These are the best alternatives to HomeKit!
21 April 2017By Mikah SargentAmazon Dash Buttons make it simple and quick to re-order household essentials. Peel, stick, and press when you need a refill on supplies! Follow along to learn how to set up and use Amazon Dash Buttons.
18 April 2017By Mikah SargentLogitech's new POP Smart Button is the first HomeKit-enabled programmable switch to hit the smart home scene. What's a programmable switch and why do you want one? Read on to find out!
18 April 20172By Mikah SargentRecently discovered product marketing materials from Ecobee show what is likely the ecobee4 smart thermostat. Notably, the marketing materials confirm Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will be integrated into the device.
14 April 20172By Richard DevineDon't let that old Apple TV sit in a closet — or worse, go to the great electronics scrapheap in the sky. With Kodi, an open-source media center, you can bring it back to life again!
13 April 201713By Mikah SargentIndoor security cameras are a great way to give yourself peace of mind when you're away from home. Not only can you check in on pets if you have them, but you can also receive notifications that'll alert you to intruders. These are some of the best!
07 April 20172By Mikah SargentIf you're tired of waiting for your favorite home automation products to get HomeKit support, you might try Homebridge! Homebridge serves as a HomeKit-enabled bridge that links up to non-HomeKit-enabled products.
06 April 20172By Mikah SargentAmazon Music Unlimited, Amazon's music streaming service, is a great music streaming option that's even better on the Amazon Echo. If you've got an Amazon Echo and want to give the music streaming service a shot, here's how!
05 April 20172By Mikah SargentThe Amazon Echo might not be the best Bluetooth speaker money can buy but when you consider all the other features and benefits that come with owning an Echo, the music starts to sound a little sweeter.