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Detecting Water Leaks with Iris

A few weeks ago our garbage disposal had a meltdown. We use it a lot and it had been struggling for some time, but it wasn’t until we needed something under the sink that...

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CES Smart Home Wrap-up

The Consumer Electronics Show is the place for companies from all over the world to show their latest products and ideas with the hope of capturing the imagination of the press and the industry...

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Our new Wink Relay

We recently installed the new addition to the Wink family, the Relay. This device allows control of all the same devices as the Wink app, using a touchscreen panel mounted to the wall that...

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Which Smart Home Platform is Right for You?

When we first started our experiments at AppMyHome, there were no real DIY smart home platforms out there, just point devices with a single purpose, like the Nest thermostat or sophisticated specialty platforms that...

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Lowe’s Iris hub works ok, but too slow

We had the Orbit Water Valve sort of working with Smartthings but it was unreliable.  So, I repurchased the Iris hub and, yes,  I provided my credit card against what I think is right. Figured...

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Cutting the Cable

With all the talk this week about Aereo and the Supreme Court decision, it seems like a good time to talk about our experiences cutting the Cable. We started experimenting with video streaming and...

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Home automation needs true integration

With the house almost completely automated we now look for an integrated app to control all the functions. And would really like the app to support the tablet format. Certainly the various hub providers...