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The Best Video Doorbells of 2021

Video doorbells keep your home safe by monitoring your front door and sending instant alerts to your phone. This lets you respond immediately to someone or a package at your door. Here are our top picks for the best video doo…

What to Look for in a Security Camera

Security cameras come with a wide variety of features, so it can be challenging to pick the one you want. You need to think about what you plan on using your camera for and then browse for a suitable option….

The Best Security Cameras of 2021

Security cameras help keep your home safe by scaring off intruders and monitoring what’s going on around you. They can continuously capture video, have two-way audio, and send instant motion alerts to your phone. Here are our…

The Best Robot Vacuums of 2021

Robot vacuums are convenient home appliances that keep your floors clean. They pick up dirt, hair, and other debris while navigating around your home. Check out our recommended list of robot vacuums to find one that’s right f…

The Best Smart Plugs of 2021

With smart plugs, you can schedule appliances to turn on and off, control them with your voice, and track their energy consumption. Use our recommended list of smart plugs to find one that’s right for your home….

How to Schedule Lights with Amazon Alexa

With Alexa Routines, you can schedule your lights to turn on and off, change brightness, and change colors. You can even create schedules for your lights to run on specific days and times. Today, we’ll show you how….

The 5 Most Useful Actions for Alexa Routines

You can add useful actions to your Alexa Routines such as Messaging, which sends customizable notifications to your phone and Alexa devices. You can also use the Smart Home action to control your smart devices….

How to Control LED Strip Lights with Alexa

You can control LED strip lights with Alexa using the Alexa app or voice assistant, or by creating a schedule for the lights to turn on and off. Of course, you’ll need to connect your lights to Alexa first….

How to Schedule a Smart Plug with Alexa

With Alexa Routines, you can schedule a smart plug to turn on and off at specific times. For example, you could have Alexa turn on your coffee maker before you get up in the morning and turn off your lights at bedtime….

What Is a Smart Plug?

Smart plugs make any appliance or device smarter by allowing you to control them remotely. You can track energy consumption, schedule when a device turns on and off, and control it with your voice.

How to Connect a Smart Plug to Alexa

Once you pair a smart plug with Alexa, you can turn any appliance on or off with your voice using an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-powered device or app—making any appliance or device a little smarter.

How to Make Your Venmo Friends List Private

Anyone on Venmo can see your friends list by default. However, you can make your friends list private through the Venmo app. You can also prevent your Facebook friends and phone contacts from finding you….

What Is an Echo Dot?

Amazon’s Echo Dot is a smart speaker that uses Alexa, a voice assistant that performs tasks like controlling smart home hardware, setting timers, and answering questions. The Echo Dot has a different design from other Echo s…

How to Reset a Ring Doorbell

Amazon’s Ring doorbell is normally reliable, but nothing is perfect. If your Ring doorbell isn’t working properly, try resetting it to factory-default settings. This is also essential if you’re getting rid of your Ring doorbe…
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