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All Articles by Mikah Sargent

Smart Switch vs Smart Bulb: Which Is Best for Your Smart Home

Smart switches and smart bulbs can both be used to control the lighting in your home, but they provide different experiences and have different requirements. So which is better for your smart home? It all depends on your preferences!

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eero TrueMesh Wi-Fi System: What's changed in the 2nd generation

eero's whole-home Wi-Fi system has been updated to support more wireless bands, more speed, better mesh Wi-Fi, and updated security features.

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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which has the better speaker for music?

Smart speaker choices are relatively limited, true, but the differences between the devices are what you'll need to consider before you make a purchase. If music listening is most important, this is likely the smart speaker you'll want to buy.

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What can you automate? Your morning coffee and more!

When you start thinking creatively, you can add smart home tech to just about anything that runs on power. With just a little bit of planning and some connected home accessories, you'd be surprised what can be automated.

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How to improve Amazon Alexa voice recognition

Having trouble getting your Alexa-enabled device to hear and understand you? There are a few things you can do to improve Alexa's voice recognition!

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Snapchat Spectacles: Everything you need to know!

It used to be if you wanted to order a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, you'd have to either visit the Spectacles store in New York City or wait for a robot vending machine (yes) to visit your area. Now you can order them online!

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Staying Cool with Smart Air Conditioners

Beat the heat with these smart air conditioners for your connected home!

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How to use the Dock on your Apple Watch

Use the Dock on your Apple Watch to control your music, keep your most used apps running and at the ready, and quickly switch between recently used apps.

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New emoji alert! Apple shows off some of the characters coming to iOS later this year

To celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple is showing off some of the new emoji that'll be headed to your iPhone (and Mac, and Watch, and iPad, etc.) later this year!

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iPhone or iPad keeps shutting off? Here's how to fix it!

If your iPhone or iPad keeps shutting off without you asking it to, there are a couple things to try before scheduling that support appointment with Apple. Try out a few of these tips and tricks and you might just solve your problem!

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How to set up a home automation system without running any wires

Wiring up smart switches, motion detectors, and cameras can be fun, but you can get an excellent smart home system up and running without snaking cables throughout your home and fiddling with electrical wiring.

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Best iPad Stands for POS Systems

Thinking about starting a small business or looking to upgrade your current system? You might want to consider running things from an iPad! These are the best iPad stands for your business's POS system.

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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 QR codes in iOS 11

Apple has added native support for QR code scanning in iOS 11. You simply open up the camera, point, and tap on the notification banner to access information stored in the QR code. Here's what you need to know to get scanning!

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How to use (and turn off!) in-app ratings and reviews

App Store review prompts got an upgrade in iOS 10.3 — come iOS 11, you'll be able to toggle those prompts! Here's how you use (and turn off) the new App Store rating and review prompts in iOS.

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Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11 can change your habits if you let it

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 your pets safe and protected this Independence Day

Independence Day is a day of pride, courage, and celebration … loud celebration. Between the fireworks, parades, and loud goings-on, things can get a little scary for your pets. Here are a couple tips to keep them safe and protected.

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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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