Saturday, February 23, 2019

Smart home

Smart home, news, reviews and rumours for anything that is a Smart home. Products are appearing all the time from Apple, Amazon, Google, Philips, Hive and more.

The smart home space is booming with products like Google Home, HomePod and smart lighting from Philips Hue and robots from Neato. Active JR will keep you up to date with all the latest smart home news and reviews.

Samsung SmartThings App for the Gear S3 & Gear Sport

Samsung to bring SmartThings app to its Gear smartwatches

Samsung has announced that they are bringing the SmartThings app to t Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches. Whilst lots of people were expecting the Samsung Gear S4 to be announced at CES 2018, this is still an interesting update...
Google Home smart home

Google Home app for iOS updated with better support for smart devices

Google released an update to the Google Home app for iOS to better support smart home devices bringing them into one easy to access simple view, alongside the unveiling a new Google Home Hub yesterday. With the...
Circle 2 review

Logitech Circle 2 review – Smart security camera done right

Logitech Circle 2 review Keeping an eye on your property has never been so easy with the introduction of smart security cameras. As the smart home market starts to expand with more devices being released...
Netatmo Presence review

Netatmo Presence review: Solid smart security camera

Netatmo Presence Review Netatmo is well known for its smart home thermostats, but they also do a line of home security products and in this article, I will be reviewing the Netatmo Presence smart security camera. So...
How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP Nas wit

How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP NAS using Container station

I am a massive user of smart home products and most of my home is linked up in some shape or form with smart home accessories. I am a user of Apple's HomeKit to...
AVIA Smart Lock with HomeKit

Avia smart lock offers HomeKit with support for MultiPoint locks

HomeKit enabled multipoint lock Introduced at CES, the Mighton Avia smart lock that supports HomeKit and is specifically made for multipoint locking doors, rather than using a deadbolt lock found in most of the other...
HomePod not selling

HomePod not selling as well against market expectations.

HomePod shipments for 2018 'could be far below market expectations', according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Mind-Chi Kuo has said that expects HomePod shipments to arrive at 5-10 million units in the 2018 fiscal year,...
HomePod audio sources confirmed

Apple confirm audio sources for HomePod, Spotify not on the list

The Apple HomePod was available for pre-order starting 26th January, but one of the biggest questions is what audio streaming services or sources would work with the HomePod. Apple has now confirmed the audio...
How to setup Home Assistant on a QNap NAS

How to setup Home Assistant on Qnap container station

Install Home Assistant on a Qnap NAS Are you wanting to combine the power of you Qnap NAS and the Home Assistant open source software, then you have come to the right place to learn how...
HomePod not selling

HomePod can make calls, timers, improved Siri

At the end of the Apple Event today which introduced the new iPhone and the Apple Watch, the company also announced new features for the HomePod home smart speaker which brings improvements to Siri...

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