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Review: SmartTiles Puts Whole House SmartThings Dashboard on Your Tablet

Part of the big attraction of Samsung’s SmartThings system is its ability to work with an extensive range of hardware. But the more kit linked to your system, the more cluttered and inefficient the app can feel. SmartTiles SmartTiles is a a web client for SmartThings that started out life as an open source project called ActiON Dashboard. Now […]

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Review: SmartRules App Promises Easier Logic Programming for SmartThings

If you consider the SmartThings app (and all the other SmartApps within) confusing then this may be just what you’ve been looking for. SmartRules is a 3rd party app from obycode that promises to make it easier to program powerful If While Then logic for your SmartThings system. This weekends latest release (v1.4) includes first time support […]

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New HomeKit App ‘Devices’ is Free for Limited Time

Earlier this week we showed you how to add HomeKit control to your SmartThings setup. Now here’s a timely app launch that gives you another option for part of that setup. ‘Devices’ is a new Apple HomeKit app that aims to make managing your smart home devices easier than ever from your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. LinkDesk […]

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Video: Latest Loxone App Adds New Room Mode

Loxone’s latest app update brings a new ‘Room Mode’ which has been designed to give an at a glance overview of the important information and functions of a room, such as temperature, lighting and audio and is ideal for wall mounted tablets… In our new Loxone Smart Home App 6 (in addition to the much anticipated […]

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Homebridge Links Legacy Home Automation Devices to Apple HomeKit

[UPDATE – Read our HomeBridge tutorial for a guide on how to set it up with SmartThings and Siri] As companies decide wether or not to support Apple’s HomeKit, here’s an open source software bridge that could bring your existing smart home kit into the 21st Century. Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server you can run on […]

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New LightwaveRF Smart Home App Brings New Features Improved Performance

UK Smart Home specialists LightwaveRF are launching a new app along with their new website. The new app allows you to control multiple sites, not just your home. This could be used to control the heating in an elderly relative’s house in addition to your own, or perhaps a holiday home. LWRF say performance has “massively […]

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New Plex Media Player Leaves XBMC Behind

Plex have revealed the new front end for the their media server – ‘Plex Media Player’. The existing ‘Plex Home Theatre’ will still be available but no longer developed. PMP is based around the open source mpv media player, with Plex hiring their lead dev… What’s the best media playback engine in the world? After careful consideration, […]

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Exclusive Interview: ‘Works with Nest’ at the Centre of The Smart Home

It’s been less than 18 months since the ‘Works with Nest’ program was launched and Nest say they’ve already signed up more than 10,000 developers. Their devices have connections up and running to other brands of smart home equipment in one out of every eight Nest homes. Now their sights are firmly fixed on expanding those numbers, using their Cloud API […]

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Roomie Remote Rebrands as Simple Control – Adds New Features

The app that turns your iPhone or iPad into an amazingly powerful universal controller, Roomie Remote now has a new name, Simple Control. The Simple Control app should roll out across the App Store later today and it’s now free. “Prior purchases of the app grant credit for a 3 Device Pack (regardless of whether you originally purchased 2 […]

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Idratek Makes The IoT a Whole Lot Smarter

Idratek are an amazing home automation company built on decades of research. Their impressive system even powers the UK’s smartest home. If you needed any proof of the maturity of their tech just check out the version number of their latest software release. Cortex V27 brings with it a comprehensive Web API based on RESTful principles. Both […]

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