Make Your Home Smarter and Safer with IFTTT Recipes

Give your dog a rest! Protect your home by making it smart -- Internet-connected devices and these IFTTT recipes let you customize a sophisticated security system on a small budget. Traditional motion detectors with lights don't tell you anything. They may startle a potential intruder, but the surprise won't last long, and it doesn't provide much of an illusion that someone is home. The sam…

Andrew Thomas

Top 10 IFTTT Recipes for Moms

If you ask a any mom what's the toughest job in the world, she'll likely say, "Parenting." It's demanding, it's hectic juggling the many demands, and almost impossible to find your own downtime. Even if you work a full day before taking on the parenting, your view isn't likely much different. Smartphones and wireless devices offer many conveniences--as long as you have the time to take adva…

Andrew Thomas

Home Security Gets Smarter, More Affordable in a Connected World

In an age when mobile computing promises almost endless possibilities, the idea of the wired home security system is simply outdated. Wireless technologies have unlocked a lot more than just the mobility of phones and computer connectivity. With the sophistication now built into devices, you can connect them on your wireless network and control them with your smart phone. The Wi-Fi network and sma…