Can You Use an iPad in the Kitchen?

Using an iPad in the Kitchen

When it comes to cooking, I love to work in my Kitchen. If you cook as much as I do, you know how helpful it is to have an assistant when you are preparing meals, and getting dinner ready. Thankfully there is a device you probably already have which can make the job easier. The … Read more

How to Turn a House Into a Smart Home for Under $220

How to Turn a House Into a Smart Home for Under $220

Are you ready to take your home to the next level?  Have you ever thought “How do I make Siri turn on lights?” If you have an iPhone, then you have everything you need to get started to turn your home into a smart home.  The technology is no longer out of reach, and it’s … Read more

Using the Nanoleaf A-19 in my Bedroom

Installing the Nanoleaf Essentials A-19 Bulb

This is the first HomeKit enabled Bulb that supports Thread. It sort of looks like a standard US Lightbulb that fits Into the usual screw in fixtures but has a unique design (more about that below). And right now, it’s one of the lowest priced smart bulbs, coming in at less than $20 on Amazon. … Read more

Finding the Best location for a HomePod mini

HomePod Mini Locations

Are you wondering what the best place for a HomePod mini is? I’ve done a little informal research and put the device in a few different places in my bedroom to find out where it works best for me. All in all I tried 3 different places and I’ll summarize the information below. Before I … Read more

Setting up your First HomePod Mini

The other day I decided to order my first HomePod mini to begin to replace my various smart speakers I have around my house. At first I wasn’t sure if it was the right solution for me, but as I went more into the HomeKit Home Automation world, I learned that a HomePod mini was … Read more

Which Home Hub is Best?

When it comes to choosing the best hub for your Homekit Home Automation system, you really have only 3 choices. An Apple HomePod mini, and Apple TV 4K or a dedicated iPad. If you have each of these devices or even multiple copies of each, Apple makes it super easy and actually decides which device … Read more

The Best Home Automation

The Best Home Automation system is easy to use, affordable, secure, and reliable. It will do exactly what you want it to, when you want it to. I have evaluated the three major systems currently on the market, and for my uses, Apple HomeKit is the easiest, most secure, and fun to use. The other … Read more

What are Apple AirTags Used For?

Apple AirTags have so many uses! Here are my top 7, and a list of 16 more ways you can use Apple AirTags. You can read more about each AirTag use as well as some other common questions asked about AirTags Luggage Musical Instruments Camera Bag Laptop Bag Tools Tech Devices (games, kindle, GoPro) Binoculars … Read more