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Four Challenges Landlords Face With Smart Apartment Tech
Savvy landlords are embracing smart apartment tech. Here are the top four challenges they face. Image: Ferenc Keresi from Pixabay.

Four Challenges Landlords Face With Smart Apartment Tech

Once upon a time, the phrase "smart apartment" defined a property in a great location at a highly appealing rental rate. Nowadays, "smart" carries a new meaning—it signifies that a property contains up-to-date technology to help make life easy and comfortable. Typically, to qualify as…

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Best Security Cameras for 2019: 13 Makers Compared
Ring Stick Up Cam (top), Amazon Cloud Cam (lower left), and Kasa Spot (lower right). Image: Digitized House.

Best Security Cameras for 2019: 13 Makers Compared

Home security is more important than ever. But traditional security cameras can only let you know when a crime has happened after the fact. You can't keep an eye on your home 24/7—or, at least, you can't do it all by yourself. That’s where the…

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5 Smart Alarm Clocks You Never Knew You Needed
The smallest Amazon smart display, the Echo Show 5 makes an ideal alarm clock. Image: Digitized House.

5 Smart Alarm Clocks You Never Knew You Needed

Although there are some days where it sounds nice to spend the day in bed, that's obviously not feasible for people who have work, school, and family obligations. For most of us, alarm clocks are typically bedroom staples for getting going after a long night…

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Forthcoming Features in Apple iOS 13 You Should Care About
The forthcoming iOS 13 will include a new Sign in with Apple feature for websites and apps. Images: Apple.

Forthcoming Features in Apple iOS 13 You Should Care About

Whenever Apple announces a new operating system, people immediately start assessing which features are the most important and which might be mere hype. iOS 13, slated for release in September, is no different. Here's a rundown of some of the offerings that seem to be…

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7 Best Automation Systems to Turn Your House into a Smart Home
The Samsung SmartThings hub and smartphone app. Image: Digitized House.

7 Best Automation Systems to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

Are you ready to bring your home into the 21st century? With automation products like lights, outlets, security systems, lamps, humidity sensors, and more, you can control your entire home from the palm of your hand. But managing dozens of products can get tricky. That's…

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The Amazon Echo Show Line Just Grew Larger
The Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display has a privacy switch for its camera. Image: Digitized House.

The Amazon Echo Show Line Just Grew Larger

If you’ve been hanging onto the edge of your seat for news of another smart hub device, you’ll be happy to hear Amazon’s release of the Echo Show 5. The 5-in. smart display—which resembles the 7-in. Google Nest Hub—is available from the Amazon website and…

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6 Smart Gadgets to Automate Your Summer
Make your summer go more smoothly with a smart irrigation controller. The Rachio 3 is one of the best choices out there. Image: Rachio.

6 Smart Gadgets to Automate Your Summer

Summer is closing in fast, which means warm weather, plenty of time spent outdoors, and lots of fun. But the hotter temperatures and more time at home, especially for kids, tend to boost household costs. Thanks to modern technology—particularly smart devices—you can offset some of…

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Opening the Door to Smart Ovens for Culinary Finesse
The Hoover Vision smart oven has a built-in HD camera and an interactive touchscreen door. Image: Hoover.

Opening the Door to Smart Ovens for Culinary Finesse

Smart devices are becoming more and more commonplace in modern homes. While you may be familiar with virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, did you know you can trade in your traditional kitchen appliances for smart alternatives? Let's take a closer look at…

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Amazon Alexa vs. Google Assistant for Smart Home Control
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home Mini Speakers. Image: Digitized House Media.

Amazon Alexa vs. Google Assistant for Smart Home Control

The soaring popularity of virtual assistants has set the stage for competition. With contributions from Amazon and Google, consumers across the country have to choose between two of the tech industry's leading brands. Neck and neck, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and each deliver value…

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Tips for Managing Security Settings on Apple iOS 12
Apple iPhone XR with padlock. Image: Digitized House Media.

Tips for Managing Security Settings on Apple iOS 12

Apple has always prioritized its customers' privacy and security. They designed their iOS mobile platform around potential hazards, drawing on decades of experience to address threats and vulnerabilities. Through the synergy of software, hardware, and services, they've nearly perfected the operating system of the iPhone…

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8 Connected Home Gadgets for a Stress-Free Vacation
Put your mind at ease while on vacation by gearing up with the right smart home tech. Image: Vinicius Amano on Unsplash.

8 Connected Home Gadgets for a Stress-Free Vacation

Smart home devices aren't just for when you're actually at home. They can be just as useful when you're away, and are a sure-fire way to contribute to a stress-free vacation. Here are eight gadgets for your connected home that will help you check in…

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A Closer Look at Google Assistant and Multilingual AI
Goggle Assistant is taking on the world with its multilingual AI capabilities, enabling users to navigate seamlessly between two languages. Image: Digitized House Media.

A Closer Look at Google Assistant and Multilingual AI

While Google Translate may have a bad and sometimes hilarious reputation for mistranslated text, that doesn't mean Google Assistant won't understand you when speaking another language. The new Google Multilingual AI upgrade for the Google virtual assistant is adding three new Spanish dialects, and earlier…

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Smart Coffee Makers to Energize You and Your Home
Ready to find your inner barista? The Saeco GranBaristo Avanti is a thoroughbred among coffee makers. Image: Saeco.

Smart Coffee Makers to Energize You and Your Home

You walk into the kitchen and stare at your countertop. It looks so empty and lonely there. Your trusty old coffee pot brews some bitter muck that helps you get through the morning, but you wouldn't call it smart. Sometimes, when you go shopping, you…

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4 Smart Home Upgrades for Smooth Entertaining
Getting ready to entertain? The Nativ Vita High-Resolution Music System is a versatile option for easy-to-use music. Image: Nativ.

4 Smart Home Upgrades for Smooth Entertaining

A smart home can be uniquely positioned to create a welcoming atmosphere for guests. Smart home capabilities provide homeowners with the ability to select from a variety of products, all of which can contribute to a fantastic source of entertainment for guests. These products range…

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8 Workout Gadgets for Your Smart Home Gym
Looking to smarten your workouts? The Tacx Flow Smart Indoor Bike Trainer connects with smartphone apps while it simulates a cycling experience. Image: Tacx.

8 Workout Gadgets for Your Smart Home Gym

You can buy smart, connected home products to complement the rooms where you entertain guests or engage in much-needed relaxation, so why not invest in them for your workout space, too? These eight products will get you off to a good start in the quest…

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