All Articles by Mikah Sargent

Getting Started With Home Automation for Under $100

Thinking about purchasing some smart home tech but not sure where to begin? Things can get pretty pricey pretty quickly so we put together this guide to help you get things going on a $100 budget!

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How to use Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11

I've been using Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11 and it's already changed the way I interact with my phone while on the road.

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Smart accessories for your grill

Grilling is cool but smart grilling is cooler! Add some gadgetry to your outdoor cooking with these smart accessories for your grill!

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Save Water and Improve Your Lawn With a Smart Sprinkler System

Watering your lawn can be a costly endeavor. A smart sprinkler system can help you cut back on your water bill by helping you determine the best way (time, duration, amount, etc.) to water your lawn.

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How to keep an eye on your pets for an overnight holiday trip

Planning an overnight holiday trip that doesn't include your fluffy friends? Pet separation anxiety works both ways — here are a couple tips to keep them safe and protected and you calm and collected while you're away from home.

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Celebrate Independence Day with HomeKit!

Celebrate Independence Day and show off just how proud you are to be an American (cue the overplayed song — you know the one) with HomeKit-enabled accessories!

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How to keep your pets safe and protected this Canada Day

Canada Day is a day of celebration … loud celebration. Between the fireworks, parades, and loud celebrations, things can get a little scary for your pets. Here are a couple tips to keep them safe and protected this Canada Day!

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Celebrate Canada Day with HomeKit!

Celebrate Canada Day and show off your Canadian pride with HomeKit-enabled accessories!

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Best Accessories for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro (2016)

Despite the 10.5-inch iPad Pro supplanting its 9.7-inch sibling in the new iPad lineup, the smallest iPad Pro is still a worthy iOS 11 contender. Make it better by decking it out with all the best gear!

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How to swap out your Apple Watch band

Apple Watch is as much about style as it is about tech and that's why Apple makes it very easy to swap out your band as often as you'd like. Need some help? Here's how to get swappin'!

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SoundCloud: Everything you need to know!

SoundCloud is pretty much what it says on the tin: a cloud platform that hosts sounds. You can use SoundCloud to discover music, podcasts, beats, and other sounds; connect with artists; and upload content of your own!

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Elgato Eve Degree Review: A well-designed, HomeKit-enabled environment monitor

Elgato's Eve Degree is a HomeKit-enabled indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity monitor with a screen that displays temperature and humidity readings.

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Philips Hue — Everything you need to know!

The Philips Hue line of smart lighting and lighting accessories are some of the best smart products money can buy. Check here for information and updates on the Hue app and updated and upcoming Hue products!

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Häftigt! Ikea working with Apple to launch an AR app when iOS 11 ships this fall!

Ikea is reportedly working on an augmented reality app that allows customers to place, view, and buy furniture. The app would allow users to get an idea of how the furniture would look in their space.

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How to block contacts in Amazon Alexa Calling & Messaging

Although Amazon didn't give us the option when Alexa Calling & Messaging first shipped, you can now block contacts from calling or messaging you on your Alexa-enabled devices.

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How to capture and visualize photo depth in iOS 11

When iOS 11 ships this fall, developers will be able to use the depth data in photos like those taken in Portrait Mode in their own apps. You can look forward to depth-based filters and effects come iOS 11!

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Why I'm waiting to buy a new iPad Pro

Apple's brand new 10.5-inch and updated 12.9-inch iPads Pro are calling my name … LOUD. I'm plugging my ears and waiting to upgrade — at least until later this year.

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HomeKit News — Everything you need to know!

Apple's HomeKit framework, which brings together various smart home devices from various companies, is at the forefront of the increasingly popular smart home market. HomeKit news breaks all the time and we're collecting it here to keep you updated!

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Should you wait for Apple HomePod or buy a Google Home or Echo today?

Wondering whether you should hold off until Apple's new HomePod speaker ships this December or spring for an Amazon Echo or Google Home now? Here are some things to consider!

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How to create your own HomeKit-enabled accessories

Apple has opened up the HomeKit Accessory Protocol Specification to all developers! That means you can make your own HomeKit-enabled accessories and control them with Siri and the Home app for iOS.

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