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The Smart Home Guide: How to Turn Your Hi-Fi Stereo System into a Smart Home Wonder  

Want to get up in the morning gently awakening to the sounds of your favorite song blasting through your Hi-Fi system? Want your playlist to start playing when you enter your home? Want to surprise someone by blasting a song from the stereo, while you are at work? You can do all that, if you make your Hi-Fi system just a tiny bit smarter. We’re here to help you do exactly that with this week’s smart home guide on how to turn your Hi-Fi Stereo System into a Smart Home Wonder.

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5 Favorite Home Automation Hacks with IFTTT

For those of you unfamiliar with IFTTT, it’s a program/website/app that allows you to connect different systems and create rules, or as they call them, “recipes”. IFTTT becomes especially awesome when you connect all of your smart home devices. Instead of waiting for your favorite brand to launch a version 2 or an update, you can just develop them yourself. The best part is that non-developers like me can do it. These are my 5 favorite home automation hacks with IFTTT. Actually, it should be called “My 4 favorite Hacks and 1 bonus Recipe for IFTTT” but that’s too long of a title.

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How to control your Ceiling Fan with Z-Wave

Ceiling fans are very popular in the United States and have a long history of existence. The first models appeared in the 1860s and were not yet powered by electricity but rather by a stream of running water. Nowadays almost every U.S. based household has at least one ceiling fan at home.

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How to use your iPhone as a Wireless Light Switch

You can easily turn your iPhone into a wireless light switch with the right technology. Please keep in mind that you will always need corresponding hardware to turn your iPhone into a home automation command & control center. Below we have listed the top convenient solutions to control your lighting in your house wirelessly.