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Nest Cam Setup Problems? Here’s How to Fix Them Fast

So you’ve purchased a new Nest cam and are raring to get it up and going. First off, pat yourself on the back. You’ve made a great choice – the Nest cam is unbeatable when it comes to keeping an eye on your home’s security from anywhere in the world, and has a laundry list of smart capabilities including sending alerts directly to your phone, and even allowing to you talk and listen to people at home via the camera’s mic and speaker system.

What Type of Home Should You Live In?

Thinking about moving to a new home in the near future? Before you get started in the process, it’s important to do your research and thoroughly weigh out each of your options.

10 Amazon Alexa Skills to Use in the Kitchen

Amazon’s increasingly popular voice assistant, Alexa, makes a myriad of everyday tasks around the house an absolute breeze. The smart speaker is a fantastic means of entertaining company, kids, and streamlining just about everything we need at home.

Is It Worth It to Buy a New Set of Appliances for your Kitchen?

Getting new stuff is always fun. Getting new kitchen appliances can be even more exciting with all the great time-saving and energy-saving features built into today's models.

Ring Camera Installation: How to Tell if it’s Installed Properly

The Ring Video Doorbell is not only a pretty nifty device (especially if you’re like us and you can’t get enough gadgets), but it also makes us feel more safe and secure at home or when we’re away from our home. But like any other piece of equipment or technology that you add to your home, the Ring Video Doorbell can be tricky to install, and if it was done incorrectly then it won’t work—meaning that you won’t be able to properly use it for security (and let’s face it, to see if any neighborhood feral cats come to your door). 

How to Throw the Ultimate BBQ with Alexa

You can find barbecue the world over, from South America all the way to Korea – but nowhere is it quite as beloved as in the USA, where the good old-fashioned cookout is a hallowed tradition. 

Simple Tricks to Transform Your Outdoor Space, Patio or Deck

There’s nothing quite like lounging around, making the most of those beautiful sunny days and crisp evening breezes from the comfort of your outdoor space, patio, deck or balcony. Whether you’re a homeowner or an apartment renter, we all can agree it’s a special experience, combining the best of the indoors and out.

Stay Productive All Day Long with these 10 Alexa Hacks

Amazon Echo’s ultra-popular voice assistant, Alexa, came into our lives just a few short years ago. Now, many households rely quite heavily on Alexa, and she plays quite a significant role in simplifying our daily routines.

5 Smart Appliances You Didn't Know Existed

It’s 2019, and while we’re not driving around in flying cars, we do live in an immensely digital world. We walk around with tiny computers in our pockets, our tech industry is booming and we can have a package at our door within hours via the tap of our fingers.

How to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

There’s nothing quite like relaxing at home, enjoying those warm summer rays in the morning and a cool breeze at night. Whether you detest the heat or you can’t get enough of it, you’ll need to find a way to sustain an ideal temperature throughout your house that’s comfortable for everyone.

Summer Checklist: Top 10 Home Maintenance Tips for Summer

Go ahead and let out a sigh of relief - you’ve endured winter’s worst, and summer is finally here, once and for all. It’s time to pack away those winter clothes, and get ready to enjoy cookouts, laying out on your deck, and some much-needed vitamin D.

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