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How to prepare for Apple’s NEW Home app

Every year at their WWDC developer conference, Apple previews its plans for software updates coming over the following twelve months. This fall we are getting a completely redesigned Home app with a lot of great new features. But there are some good moves you can make this summer to set

How to prepare for Apple’s NEW Home app
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Is Sonos Voice Control better than Apple Siri?

Sonos has a new voice control system for managing music playback with Sonos speakers. Does this make it a narrowly focused system that is useless? Or a solid performer that's better than using Siri and HomePods? Or is it a little a both? Let me explain in the video. More

Is Sonos Voice Control better than Apple Siri?
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What nobody tells you about Apple HomeKit

This video is an idea and project I've been iterating on for months now and really frames a lot of my principles for my smart home in 2022.

What nobody tells you about Apple HomeKit
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The new Eve Outdoor Cam

Eve's new Outdoor cam is a new option for an outdoor, wired camera that supports HomeKit Secure Video. There are some circumstances where this camera makes a lot of sense, but is it the ideal option for your setup? Get an Eve Outdoor Cam on Amazon Learn more and buy

The new Eve Outdoor Cam
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Inside your future smart home with Matter

Matter is supposed to be the exciting new standard that simplifies and improves our smart homes to be everything we ever hoped for and more...right?!? Well yes and no. The future of Matter is getting clearer over time but is still a bit fuzzy. In this video, I break

Inside your future smart home with Matter
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Your smart home questions answered (Q&A)

This week I'm answering your questions about smart home tech and also about my side business here on the internet. Related videos mentioned: Ring Alarm ReviewPrevious Arlo Video  HomeKit Secure Video Worth It?Arlo Pro 3 ReviewApple HomeKeyUsing Nest with HomeKit Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+Chapters00:00 Intro00:15 Ring

Your smart home questions answered (Q&A)
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Why I bought a Ring Security System for my Apple home

After struggling to get my Abode security system to work reliably, I decided to switch to Ring. After about 6 months of use, I'm happy with the result, aside from a few downsides. Get a Ring AlarmGet a Ring Alarm ProGet a Hoobs box for HomebridgeChapters00:00 Why I left

Why I bought a Ring Security System for my Apple home
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How to install a Lutron Caséta Dimmer Switch

This week I wanted to show you that installing a Lutron Caséta Wireless Dimmer is easier than you might think. Here are some helpful links mentioned in the video: Get a Lutron Caséta starter kit Just the dimmer (Lutron bridge required)Circuit TesterLutron Claro Switch PlateLutron LED Compatibility ToolDon’t

How to install a Lutron Caséta Dimmer Switch
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Apple HomeKey Explained

Apple's HomeKey is a great new technology making it easier than ever to unlock your door. But there are some unique details to how it works with members of your family that are worth thinking through if you are considering a HomeKey lock for your smart home. Get a Schlage

Apple HomeKey Explained
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See what's on my iPhone with MacSparky!

David Sparks has long been an internet hero of mine. He is a co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, his MacSparky Blog, Field Guides, and more recently MacSparky Labs (where I'm a member). I really enjoy his content, so I was honored when David asked to feature my home

See what's on my iPhone with MacSparky!