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How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to iPhone?

August 26th, 2021 by

Whilst we are mostly Android here, we understand plenty of people are involved in the Apple Ecosystem. As such, moving your text messages from Android to iPhone may be a necessity. Unfortunately, there’s no native way of doing so and it does require some third-party intervention. So, if you’re big on security, you may be



How to Build a Smart Home for $100

July 29th, 2021 by

Smart Homes are quite expensive, but if you’re not able to able to afford all the lights, controllers, hubs etc. There is a way you can do it all for under $100, even if it is a bit difficult! Voice Assistant: Google Home Mini ($25)Smart Plug: Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip ($23)Smart CCTV Camera: Blink



How to fix Luxpro Thermostats problems

June 25th, 2021 by

Recently a friend of mine called me to have a look at their Luxpro Thermostat thinking that because I had a fancy Smart Home Thermostat I would be able to fix this one. This lead me to learn quite a bit about the Luxpro Thermostat and how to fix common issues after traipsing forums, Reddit


3 reasons your Smart Homes need a VPN

November 12th, 2020 by

Running a Smart Home Over VPN Before we go into setting up a Smart Home over VPN, it’s important to understand the benefits and cons and why you should or shouldn’t use a Smart Home over VPN. What is a Smart Home? A few years ago, phones were only touch-tone that we used to communicate.







Smart Thermostats & How they work

May 9th, 2020 by

The smart thermostat is an intelligent home automation technology used to control the temperature remotely via air conditioning circulation, radiators and other heating using your Wi-Fi. You can schedule the temperature automatically for the whole day. Smart thermostats increase the comfortability of your home day and night. With increased smart technologies, home automation, just like


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