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5 Ways for Securing Your Smart Home this Fall
Autumn is a perfect time to upgrade your home with smart security and convenience features. Image: iStock.

5 Ways for Securing Your Smart Home this Fall

The sweltering heat of another record-breaking summer is finally coming to an end. That means cooler temperatures, holiday travel, family gatherings, and plenty of time spent indoors getting cozy. If you want to go into fall with confidence, these smart tech investments can keep your…

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6 Smart Ways to Minimize Costs of Home Security
Your home is your castle, but you don't need to spend a king's ransom to secure your home. Image: Ialicante Mediterranean Homes on Unsplash.

6 Smart Ways to Minimize Costs of Home Security

Investing in a home security system may not seem like something you have the budget for, especially as a new homeowner. However, having a security system offers lots of benefits and financial perks. Residential security systems can save you some hassle when submitting insurance claims…

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Can Apple and iOS 12 Help Cure Smartphone Addiction?
New in iOS 12, Screen Time is an effort by Apple help alert users to potential smartphone addiction. Image: Angelique Emonet on Unsplash | Apple.

Can Apple and iOS 12 Help Cure Smartphone Addiction?

If you were asked where and how you’re reading this article, what would you say? It’s likely that many of you could have—or did—stumble upon this article while browsing the internet on your smartphone. Like a lot of people, you’ve probably had moments where you…

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6 Tips for the Road Ahead—to Your Smart Home
Now more than ever, your smartphone and your voice can make you master of your domicile. Smart tech makes sense in your current home or the one you are moving to. Image: iStock.

6 Tips for the Road Ahead—to Your Smart Home

Smart home technology is among the best things to come out of Silicon Valley in recent years. The ability to control your home from your smartphone or with your voice, even when you’re not there, can be quite compelling.  Summer can be the perfect time…

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9 Parenting Tips to Help Kids Use Smart Tech Safely
Kids are immersed in smart tech from a very early age, and its up to parents to help them safely navigate through it. Image: Patricia Prudente on Unsplash.

9 Parenting Tips to Help Kids Use Smart Tech Safely

Today’s children have the luxury of technology at their fingertips. In an instant, they can download a favorite song or catch up on a friend’s day. The digital world is a huge privilege for them—but it comes with some risks. Internet bullying, identity theft, and…

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Future-Proofing Your Smart Home with a Structured Media Enclosure
One of the best ways of future-proofing your new smart home is with a structured media enclosure. Image: Digitized House Media.

Future-Proofing Your Smart Home with a Structured Media Enclosure

A structured media enclosure has become standard fare in many new homes, as production and custom home builders are often including technology wiring packages in their base home feature lists, or offering them as upgrades. These in-wall panels are congregation and access portals for various…

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5 Approaches to Make Digital Assistants a Partner in Your Kids’ Education
Voice-controlled digital assistants can be a valuable asset for parents looking to bolster the education of their children. Image: Digitized House Media.

5 Approaches to Make Digital Assistants a Partner in Your Kids’ Education

Your family has a voice-controlled home assistant, but you’re tired of asking silly questions like “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” If you haven’t explored the technology’s ability to help with more useful things—like supporting your child’s education—it’s…

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Smart Solutions to Accelerate Garden Growth
Robotic mowers can be a big time saver in your landscape, giving you more time to tend to the garden. Image: Husqvarna.

Smart Solutions to Accelerate Garden Growth

Having a garden is one of the biggest joys a nature enthusiast can have in their lives. You get to hand pick the little plants you want to raise in your yard and take pride in raising them well into their blooming stages. The trick…

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With Smart Security Cameras, Location Is Everything
Security cameras have gotten much smarter, but where you place them can increase their effectiveness. Image: Digitized House Media.

With Smart Security Cameras, Location Is Everything

So you installed a security system and you're feeling great knowing that your family and your home are protected. After researching, you purchased one of the the best security systems that you could find and opted for adding a number of cameras around the exterior…

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4 Key Smart Home Safety Features to Invest In
Smart door locks offer keyless entry and added safety for your home. Image: August Home.

4 Key Smart Home Safety Features to Invest In

If you’re just starting to entertain the idea of installing smart security devices in your home, remember that these devices can sometimes carry a hefty up-front cost. It’s helpful to think about them as long-term investments—in your safety and in your finances.  Besides making your…

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Smart home tech solutions for summer celebrations
Smart grills and grilling accessories can keep your backyard party going down the right path. Weber offers the iGrill smart thermometer for many of its models, like this Spirit 2 grill. Image: Digitized House Media.

Smart home tech solutions for summer celebrations

Summer is a time filled with celebrations, such as birthday parties, weddings, and family reunions. If you’re hosting such an event, you may feel the stress of all the responsibility resting on your shoulders. You want everything to run smoothly, but you aren’t quite sure…

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Tips to maximize internet speed in your smart home
Your Wi-Fi router might be slowing you down. It's among the key things to check if your smart home network is not up to speed.

Tips to maximize internet speed in your smart home

Smart homes and connected devices have become a part of modern life for many—our homes can relay information to us at any time, no matter where we are, and many common tasks can easily be automated. These devices require non-stop internet bandwidth to operate, though,…

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5 Energy Efficiency Tips for Connected Homes
Smart plugs like the iDevices Switch can help promote energy efficiency for non-smart devices. Image: Digitized House Media.

5 Energy Efficiency Tips for Connected Homes

These days, technology is prevalent everywhere. It may be in our pockets, on our wrists, in our cars and—unsurprisingly—may be found throughout our homes. With the right suite of tech accessories, all you have to do is tap a button on your smartphone or tablet…

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10 Smart Works with Nest Gadgets That Go Easy on Your Budget
The Google Home Mini speaker offers broad voice activation compatibility with Nest and Works with Nest products. Image: Digitized House Media.

10 Smart Works with Nest Gadgets That Go Easy on Your Budget

So you’ve invested in some Nest-branded smart home products and want to make your abode even more connected. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to meet your goal. Get started with this helpful list of 10 budget-friendly gadgets from various companies that offer…

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Your Apple TV is now an AirPlay 2 speaker and HomeKit accessory
Finally, some synergy with Apple HomeKit, Apple TV, and the Home app: With iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4, Apple TVs will appear in the Home app and can play AirPlay 2 audio. Image: Digitized House Media.

Your Apple TV is now an AirPlay 2 speaker and HomeKit accessory

Since the launch of Apple iOS 10 and the Home app, Apple TV devices have been stealth-like participants in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem as HomeKit hubs, but have never made an appearance in the Apple Home app itself. That all changed with the release this…

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