Tag Archive: automate

Grow and automate your social media with dirt cheap AI-driven app

It isn’t a state secret that an incredible amount of business engagement is done via social media. Sure, in-store and online customers are great, but having rapport and feedback with virtually anyone is equally important.

Understanding, building, and growing social media isn’t rocket science but it can be tough for some. Leveraging the tools is a fundamental component of business in 2019. As to how to go about crafting the right message, when to schedule, and where to publish? Those  [Read More…]

Automate your appliances with discounted TP-Link and Ora smart plugs

Bring your dumb devices into your smart home.

Woot is currently offering several smart plugs at a discounted. Prices start from just $ 9.99 for these home accessories that can add some smarts to your otherwise not-so-smart electronics.

The most affordable smart plug in the sale is the Ora Wi-Fi Mini Smart Plug. It transforms a regular outlet into one with remote control, Alexa-compatibility, and the ability to set schedules, timers, and more. It’s usually a few  [Read More…]

Automate home electronics with a discounted TP-Link Smart Plug for just $14

This TP-Link smart plug can be controlled from anywhere in the world via the free Kasa app on iOS or Android devices.

The TP-Link TP-Link Kasa HS100 Smart Wi-Fi Plug is down to just $ 13.98 at Amazon. It regularly sells for $ 20 or more there and today’s price represents a new low for the product. We have occasionally seen reductions on the two-pack, but this deal makes it better value to buy the plugs individually.

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Automate your daily flow with SmartThings

SmartThings not only allows you to control individual devices in your home but also create routines that will automate multiple processes at once. For example, when leaving your home, you can set a routine to automatically turn off the lights, set your thermostat, and lock the door. You can edit your routines as you see fit to help automate your daily flow. Here’s how to get it done.

Products used in this guide Amazon: SmartThings Hub 3rd Generation  [Read More…]

Automate all the things with two discounted Teckin Smart Plugs

Alexa, save me money.

You can pick up two Teckin Mini Smart Plugs for $ 15.95 at Amazon when you use code CUY8Q322 during checkout. That gets you $ 3 off their current price, though they’ve gone for as high as $ 20 recently. This deal is the best we’ve ever seen.

These highly-rated smart plugs work in conjunction with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. They’ll allow you to use your home’s Wi-Fi network and the  [Read More…]

TP-Link’s $45 Smart Switch 3-Way Kit lets you automate home lighting

Control them with your phone, or your voice.

TP-Link’s Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, 3-Way Kit is a great way to take more control over the lighting in your home, and right now it’s available at Amazon for just $ 44.99. That marks a return to its lowest price ever there, plus it saves you a bit over $ 20 off what it sells for on average. It comes with two smart switches to replace existing ones  [Read More…]

How to automate your morning routine with the Amazon Smart Plug

Alexa routines are incredibly powerful, and if you have an Amazon Smart Plug, integrating it into an existing routine is dead simple and a great way to make your mornings go even smoother. Here’s how to do it!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Amazon Smart Plug ($ 25) Amazon: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($ 50) How to use a Smart Plug with your morning routine

For this guide, we’re going to assume you already have an existing  [Read More…]

How to automate your evening routine with the Amazon Smart Plug

The Amazon Smart Plug is a helpful little accessory for making dumb things around your house smart. Here’s how to integrate one into your evening routine!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Amazon Smart Plug ($ 25) Amazon: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($ 50) How to use a Smart Plug with your evening routine

For this guide, we’re going to assume you already have an existing evening routine and an Amazon Smart Plug connected to your Amazon account.

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How to use Tasker to automate Bluetooth connections

Tasker makes managing Bluetooth a breeze.

If you want to connect and disconnect from a Bluetooth device, usually the easiest thing to do is power the Bluetooth device off, but that’s easier said than done for some Bluetooth devices, such as Bluetooth-enabled audio-video receivers and out-of-sight Bluetooth adapters. For those, you usually have to dip into Settings and manually disconnect. Thankfully Tasker, a handy plugin, and a good launcher can make connecting and disconnecting a breeze.

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4 Tips To Automate Your Halloween Scare Tactics

Use your Connected Home tech for evil.

Most of the time your Connected Home tech is busy lighting your home, pinging your phone when there’s a water leak, and letting you know who is at the front door.

While any Halloween supply store will gladly sell you something that will flicker a strobe light from a remote control while you’re hiding in the bushes dressed as a murderous clown, some of your Connected Home tech could  [Read More…]