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Legrand Smart Plug-In Dimmer and Switch with Apple HomeKit Review
Legrand has launched a line of Apple HomeKit-compatible smart plug-in dimmers and switches. Image: Digitized House.

Legrand Smart Plug-In Dimmer and Switch with Apple HomeKit Review

Legrand has just moved into the Apple HomeKit neighborhood, bringing with it a broad range of connected home products. For the U.S. market, they have launched a full line of HomeKit in-wall switches and dimmers, as well…

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Review: Controlling Philips Hue Lighting on Apple TV With Hue TV App
The Hue app on Apple TV enables control of Philips Hue smart lighting from the Apple TV screen. Image: Digitized House.

Review: Controlling Philips Hue Lighting on Apple TV With Hue TV App

A cottage industry of app development around the Philips Hue family of smart LED lighting has produced a nice collection of software that runs on the popular Apple TV platform. Certainly, the native Hue smartphone app is…

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Pani Smart Water Monitor Review
The Pani Smart Water Monitor is a wheel-shaped device designed for use with showers, toilets, and other fixtures. Image: Digitized House.

Pani Smart Water Monitor Review

How much water did your household consume today? Yesterday? This week? This month? You probably don’t know. Moreover, if you did know, what could you reasonably do about reducing your water footprint, and why would you care?…

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Infographic: Water Hero Smart Leak Detection + Shut-Off
In this infographic, learn about how smart leak detection and automated shuf-off with Water Hero can avert water damage. Image: Digitized House.

Infographic: Water Hero Smart Leak Detection + Shut-Off

Your home's water system called. It wants your respect back. With all of the buzz around connected homes, your water system may still be stuck in the dark ages. Its pipes and valves are tucked behind the…

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Ring Stick Up Cam Battery Review
Ring Stick Up Cam Battery, with the mount configured for sitting on a shelf. Image: Digitized House.

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery Review

With the Ring Stick Up Cam Battery, the company that launched the smart doorbell phenomenon has just redefined the bounding boxes of home security cameras. No longer do you need to choose between indoor versus outdoor versions…

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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…

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Aoycocr LED Smart Bulb Review
These Aoycocr LED smart bulbs offer a wide color temperature range and broad digital assistant support. Image: Digitized House.

Aoycocr LED Smart Bulb Review

Aiming to offer voice-controllable LED smart lamps at an affordable price point, Aoycocr has launched a line of lighting that brings broad compatibility with the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant ecosystems, while also enabling Apple Siri Shortcuts…

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7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Latest Smart Devices
Adjusting privacy settings are among the things you can do to recoup privacy on recent tech devices. Image: Digitized House.

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Latest Smart Devices

Smart devices are collecting more personal information than ever before, from what you do on the internet to where you use your phone. It’s not just smartphones, either—that smart device in your kitchen and the smartwatch on…

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Setting up an Apple HomeKit Home Hub
Apple iPads can be configured to run as a HomeKit Home Hub (iPad Pro 12.9 fitted with a Brydge 12.9 keyboard). Image: Digitized House.

Setting up an Apple HomeKit Home Hub

It seems Amazon Alexa- and Google Assistant-compatible accessories steal the connected home headlines these days, yet products with Apple HomeKit compatibility are still widely popular and new HomeKit accessories continue to hit the market. But to get…

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August Enables More Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Skills
Just in time for Halloween: August Home brings new Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT skills to its smart locks and doorbells. Image: August Home.

August Enables More Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Skills

Adding to a repertoire of voice commands for its smart door locks, August Home has added a smart unlock feature for the Google Assistant. Designed to work with the August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro, the…

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Google Home Hub Embraces the Hybrid Connected Home
Google Home Hub aims to be the central command center for your connected home. Image: Google.

Google Home Hub Embraces the Hybrid Connected Home

Making a wager on the existence of connected home life beyond pure voice activation, Google has announced Google Home Hub, a 7-in. touchscreen tabletop display with the Google Assistant built in. As part of the growing Google…

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Rachio Brings Apple HomeKit and Siri to Irrigation Control
The Rachio 3 Smart Irrigation Controller has been upgraded to support Apple HomeKit. Image: Rachio.

Rachio Brings Apple HomeKit and Siri to Irrigation Control

Filling a gap in the Apple HomeKit home automation ecosystem, Rachio has added HomeKit compatibility to their latest smart irrigation controller, the Rachio 3. The Colorado-based company says this is the first smart irrigation controller with onboard…

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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…

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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…

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5 Apple Watch Apps for Smart Home Mastery
Featuring integration with Apple iOS as well as watchOS, the Philips Hue app for Apple Watch enables Hue lighting control via widgets. Image: Digitized House Media.

5 Apple Watch Apps for Smart Home Mastery

There are a variety of watchOS apps that enable you to control your smart home accessories from Apple Watch. Variances in functionality and interface make evaluating each app a prudent endeavor, especially if you're seeking a premiere…

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5 Smart Controllers to Elevate Your Garage Door
Do you know if your garage door is open or closed right now? The new generation of smart garage door opener controllers can let you check via your smartphone. Image: Digitized House Media.

5 Smart Controllers to Elevate Your Garage Door

There are smart door locks and intelligent room lights and thermostats, so why not smart garage door controllers, too? As it turns out, you can buy those and there are a growing number to choose from. Here…

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Verisure connected home automation gets even smarter with Yale smart door locks by ASSA ABLOY
In Scandinavia, alarm monitoring company Verisure has added the Yale Doorman smart lock from ASSA ABLOY to their connected home repertoire. Image: ASSA ABLOY and Verisure.

Verisure connected home automation gets even smarter with Yale smart door locks by ASSA ABLOY

According to recent research by consultancy IFSEC Global, more than 90 percent of security system installers view home automation as a significant growth market. Verisure, Europe’s leading alarm monitoring company, offers more than just protection against intruders.…

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4 Indoor Air Quality Monitors for a Healthier Smart Home
As the adage goes, you can't manage what you can't measure. That rings true in your home, where smart devices like the uHoo can help you measure and then improve air quality. Image: uHoo.

4 Indoor Air Quality Monitors for a Healthier Smart Home

Do you often wonder why you sneeze a lot indoors or find your allergies flaring up? It could be because there’s room for improvement regarding your home’s interior air quality. There are smart home accessories for almost everything,…

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