Don’t Touch!

If there's something to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that we should be minimising contact with surfaces; including light switches, and other common devices. Since the development of the first usable light bulb in the late 1800s, we have become used to...

Video conference like a pro

With the current society requirements for social distancing, video conferencing is becoming the new normal, and will probably continue into the foreseeable future. Video conferencing is much more enjoyable for you and others if some preparation is provided. As you...

Smarter Homes Podcast

I am pleased to announce my Smarter Homes Podcast that can be found on Apple Podcasts. With the evolving world of technology, our homes need to be connected more than ever. Homeowners and residents are faced with many choices and decisions, and numerous...

Good morning

Imagine... Your alarm clock peacefully wakes you up at 5am. As you remove the bed covers, and your feet touch the floor, a suptle glow of light illuminates your path to the bathroom and robe, allowing you to change into your gym clothes in an unobtrusive, dimmed...

What is a smart home?

The words 'Smart Home' (sometimes known as home automation, intelligent home etc.), gets mentioned a lot, and can be confusing for many. I avoid using 'smart home' (or variations of), as it often implies the addition of unnecessary, complicated, cumbersome electronic...

My nightstand

My nightstand provides the right amount of technology to allow me to settle in for the night, go to sleep, and wake up in the morning. Amazon Echo Spot Even without the Spot's ability to control smart home products and systems, it is the perfect bedside clock. The...

Why the Apple iPhone X matters to smart homes

With the recent release of the new Apple iPhone X, almost two months ago, critics once again condemned Apple for being late to the market, re-hashing existing technologies etc. As usual, many Apple critics just don't get it - being more focused on features and...

Why I’m a Mac

I see much of my technology as a ubiquitous, symbiotic system, and believe AppleĀ provides the best ecosystem for me. My mobile devices; iPhones (yes, my family and I have multiple), iPads (yes, multiple of those as well), Apple Watch, and MacBooks (multiple of those...

Designing integrated future-ready homes

As the demand for home technology continues to grow, one consideration is becoming increasingly important: homeowners should be looking to merge home technology systems into the design of their homes. This may include electronic and technology system such as;...

My notebook

I have always found note taking a challenge. I have so many notebooks that have been started with a handful of entries, and then not used again. They were misplaced, or never at hand when needed. Notebooks take up space, and then what do you do with them, how long do...

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