This might surprise you but I think the new Matter smart home standard is the best thing that's happened with Apple HomeKit yet. And just because I like sharing multiple surprises, you might not know how much HomeKit has influenced that standard. … [Read more...]
With Insteon down, possibly for good, what options do you have for your devices?
This hasn't been a good week for the smart home as yet another connected device service seems to have disappeared. It appears anyone using Insteon products has faced a dead-end as the company's cloud service has gone silent. So too has the company up … [Read more...]
Insteon is down and may not be coming back
Is your Insteon smart home system down? I'm getting reports from dozens of Insteon users that as of Friday their smart home hubs have stopped working. So far, none of them have heard from the company, and Insteon's Twitter account hasn't been updated … [Read more...]
Why smart home hubs are great… until they’re not
On our most recent IoT Podcast episode, David called in to our voicemail hotline with a question about smart home hubs. He has several in his home and has noticed that when he upgrades the hub, he often has to deal with some issues. These range from … [Read more...]
Where have all the smart home hubs gone?
This was going to be a post about the smart home options to buy after you ditch the Wink hub that has been down for the last few weeks, but it has since turned into a realization that there are no smart home hubs available on the market from … [Read more...]