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How to Setup and Configure Your Amazon Alexa Devices

Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of an Alexa-enabled device! Alexa is the virtual assistant built into popular devices such as the Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Auto, Echo Input, Amazon Fire TV, etc. The list of Alexa-enabled devices continues grow along with an ever-expanding library of functionality that you can take advantage of in your …

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How to Protect Yourself from Hackers

Bought a new smart doorbell or thermostat? That’s great but can hackers can break into it? Do you know how to protect yourself from hackers? Everything connected to the Internet, from smart IoT devices to your phone, are susceptible to hackers. Fortunately, warding them off doesn’t require a degree in computer science! Don’t fret, we’ll …

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Keeping the Virtual Door Locked: How to Secure Your Smart Home

Between 12 and 16% of Americans own a smart device for the home. And the use of smart home technology will only increase. Smart home technology improves the functionality of your home products and even offers other benefits such as energy efficiency. Unfortunately, this doesn’t guarantee your smart home is secure. Your home products and …

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A Beginner’s Guide: How to Set up a Home Network

Here’s the deal: the first home network setup was created in 1999. Since then, setting up a home network has become wildly popular among individuals and companies alike. Why is that? Because your home network is literally the fastest way to stream entertainment on YouTube, Netflix, and more. Wondering how to set up a home …

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The Not-So-Basic Guide to Understanding Simple Home Automation Control

Although it may seem overwhelming, automating your home can be an easy and enjoyable process. Setting up simple home automation control can save you time while also bringing your home and lifestyle into the 21st century. In fact, 57% of Americans say that smart home tech saves them around 30 minutes every day. If you …

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IoT Home Automation: Making Your Smart Setup Intelligent

Predictions state that by 2020 there will be more than 30 billion connected devices in the world. That works out at roughly four connected devices for every man, woman, and child on the planet. By 2025 those numbers could rise to about 10 per person. More and more products are being given online connectivity. The …

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Home Automation Protocols: How Your Smart Devices Work Together

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about smart devices lately. Smart refrigerators, smart ovens, smartwatches, even smart toothbrushes. When you put all of these things together, you can have a whole smart home! But how do all those devices work together, and where is that communication happening? The question of how home automation protocols …

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