Getting started with home automation
There are a variety of different protocols and services that allow you to remotely control lights, thermostats and locks throughout your home. From things like WeMo to Z-Wave, the world of home automation can be a complex and confusing place. Fortunately for us, there are people like Dignan17 in the world. He shares how he got started with home automation and his experience setting up Z-Wave devices. If you're looking for a new weekend project, this thread is for you.
How to identify battery-draining apps in iOS
Frank has a problem. Something is draining all the precious battery life from his iPhone 5s, however he doesn't know what the culprit is. Do you have any tips and tricks for finding those apps that like to snack on your power reserves for lunch? Help him out!
Favorite Chrome extensions?
I basically work inside a browser window all day, everyday. My go-to choice is Chrome because it's fast, flexible and the options to keep it in sync with my main Google account between various devices are pretty awesome. Because of this, I find myself downloading and using a lot of extensions. Here are a few of my favorites. What are yours?
Justifying digital magazine subscriptions
Both Apple and Google have made significant strides in getting traditional content publishers to use their digital newsstands. A quick look through either service reveals a large number of the most popular magazines around offering digital alternatives. Do you think digital magazines have finally arrived and is it worth it to pick up a subscription?
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