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HouseLogix Release Control4 Driver for Honeywell Evohome

-+*Pennsylvania based tech company HouseLogix have released a Control4 driver for the Honeywell evohome system. This driver integrates Honeywell Evohome heating systems into a Control4 system. The Honeywell Evohome is a modular heating system designed specifically for European markets. Radiator heating, underfloor heating and stored hot water. Whether you live in a small apartment or […]

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Windows Phone App for the Honeywell Evohome System

-+*Automated Home reader David Horn has just released a free Windows Phone app for the Honeywell evohome heating control system. This app allows European Honeywell Evohome users to remotely control their heating and hot water system from their phone over the internet. David tells us his app is completely free (no ads either) and was written […]

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Recommended: Infuse Media App Replaces VLC on Our iPhone & iPads

-+*I’ve been searching for a replacement for the VLC app which has has been out of the UK iOS App store again since last year. A Plex setup is a great way to sync your media to your mobile devices. But if you’re not a Plex user or you just want a quick way to get […]

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Home Assistant – Open Source Python Home Automation Platform

-+*Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3. The software allows you to track and control devices around your home from a single, mobile-friendly, interface, and with an emphasis on privacy, none of your data is stored in the cloud. The team promise “installation in less then a minute” and powerful logic allows you to […]

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Plex Home Brings User Switching and Parental Controls

-+*Plex have announced their new ‘Home’ update that brings one of the most requested features for the highly regarded media server… I’m happy to announce that parental controls and more are available today in the form of an awesome feature we like to call Plex Home….we set out to make Plex a better place for […]

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IFTTT Launch New Channel for Honeywell evohome

-+*If This Then That is turning into a really interesting home automation controller in the Cloud. The new IFTTT channel for Honeywell’s evohome smart home heating system will bring even more users into the fold. Now evohome can work with the 134 connected products and services – from weather services and iOS/Android locations to calendars and […]

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Exclusive: We Talk to Roomie Remote – First Look at New Hardware

-+*With the release of Roomie Remote v3.0 and rumours of some special new hardware we took the opportunity to talk to founder Will Price about the future of his amazing App that turns your smartphone into a powerful universal remote. Hi Will, for someone that’s never seen Roomie before, can you explain the concept and advantages in […]

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Indigo Rule Out HomeKit Integration, For Now

-+*Back in June Apple announced their new home automation framework, HomeKit. Since then home automation hardware and software companies have been delving into the nitty-gritty to see how they can interact with HomeKit. Now Jay Martin from Indigo Domo, our favourite OS X home automation software, has posted an article outlining the reasons their software will not be […]

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Crestron Pyng Aims to Transform Home Automation

-+*Crestrons new Pyng app enables the complete setup and control of your home automation system from your iPad. After years of smart home apps being used as add-ons to control systems, now Crestron say that with Pyng, the app IS the home automation system. While Crestron hardware installations will remain the domain of the approved installer, […]

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Beecon is Free iBeacon Home Automation App

-+*It’s a year since Apple announced iBeacon (check out our explanation of the technology here). Now the Beecon App aims to combine home automation with the iBeacon tech to enable users to trigger events based on proximity to things, places or locations. Such scenario didn’t exist prior to iBeacons. GPS, as you know, doesn’t really […]

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