With these Windows 10 Gem apps, one of the most exciting post-smartphone technologies to come along has to be home automation. Nexia Home Intelligence is one of the more well-known home automation systems. What makes Nexia interesting is its support for the open Z-Wave specification.
Leviton announces Apple Watch support for its Snap-Link Mobile app for home automation and audio/video control. The new app enables control of Levitons Omni (formerly HAI) security and smart-home systems either remotely or locally without monthly fees or device licenses. The Apple Watch extension utilizes watchOS 2 and allows for control over the most commonly accessed connected devices such as lighting loads, the Leviton Omni security system, thermostats, surveillance cameras and more.
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Insteon’s current app is a Windows 8.1 app, and the company keeps it well supported with its most recent update occurring just this August. However, Windows 10 is nearly two months old to the world, and Insteon has yet to get around to releasing a Windows 10 Universal app.
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The Vera Home Automation service have released an official beta app for Windows Phone. The app, for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10, lets you view and manage your home from the comfort of your couch, or from halfway around the world. If you have a Vera Smart Home Controller and home automation system for climate, lighting, security and more the app lets you: Control your front door, monitor your home and property.
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The battle for digital domination is about to get serious.
San Francisco last week was playing the big game of Who is it? as everyone tried to figure out who had taken over the Bill Graham Civic Center, parked a brigades worth of security in front of it, and was busy knocking out windows and dropping power generators all around the building.
Was it a political announcement? A secret concert? Nope, turned out to be Apple taking over the joint for a big announcement this month.
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