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The Best Mac Home Automation Platform Gets Even Better with Indigo v7 Release

The guys at Indigo Domotics have been working hard for more than a year on their latest release and earlier this week they launched v7. Indigo 7 has dropped the ‘Lite’ option as it goes all ‘Pro’. The developers have clearly identified that the strength of the system is in its ability to integrate a variety of evolving smart […]

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Video: EVE Connect Links Your Smart Home With Your Smart Car

As more people prepare to get their hands on a Telsa via the Model 3, here’s a software platform that links your your smart car with your smart home. EVE Connect is described as “the most advanced connect home / connected car solution available” and it can talk to a range of home automation hardware […]

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SmartRules v2.0: Easy Logic for your SmartThings Smart Home

We reviewed the SmartRules app at the start of this year and found it powerful and easy to use. Now developers obycode have released v2.0 with a raft of new features and switched to an in-app purchase model to allow users to try out the app before paying for it. Check out all the improvements below… […]

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Weekend Project: Setting up Home Assistant on your PC or Mac

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3 Earlier this week version 0.18 was released and with it even more support for a wide range of hardware and software like Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Hue, Nest, WeMo, MQTT, WebOS TV, Roomba, Sonos, Plex – the list goes on and on. Community member tktino has made three getting […]

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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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