For users of ECU – environmental control units – also known as EADL – electronic aids for daily living. Primarily for those who use their computer or mobile device to replace remote controls and perform functions such as turning lights on/off, changing TV channels, and so forth. Also known as “smart home” or “internet of things” functions.
Home automation for Macs and mobile devices has existed for a long time, but the quality has been pretty awful and the technology has been patchy and expensive. Now seemingly overnight everything is getting cheaper, better, and more readily available!
Today’s article is a list of integrated smart connected home automation systems aimed for mainstream audiences. Integrated systems have more than one controller and sensor that work together. They can frequently also integrate other companies’ products into the system. This lets you have just one iPhone app (or web page, Mac app, etc.) to control the system instead of a different app for each product. Continue readingSmart Connected Home Automation – Integrated Systems→
Home automation for Macs and mobile devices has existed for a long time, but the quality has been pretty awful and the technology has been patchy and expensive. Now seemingly overnight everything is getting cheaper, better, and more readily available! Continue readingSmart Connected Home Automation – Overview→
Recently I’ve stumbled upon a new holder for the iPad that I hoped would end up being the missing link I’ve been looking for in my quest to find a way to make the iPad work for me. It’s called the “Hand-e-holder” and it’s unlike any other holder I’ve seen thus far.
I run a blog about assistive technology for Apple users. People who, like me, use iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers for at least some of our assistive technology needs. You can probably tell from this that I really like Apple products! But today I’m going to post a Microsoft commercial for you to view. Surprised? Continue readingTechnology Is Amazing…→
Dialogue allows hands free mobile phone calls through your Mac. It establishes a Bluetooth connection between your iPhone and your Mac, letting your Mac act like a headset for the phone. This means you can use all the accessibility features of your Mac to make mobile phone calls – useful for those people with complex accessibility requirements who can’t otherwise use an iPhone independently. Continue readingDialogue – Make handsfree mobile calls with your Mac→
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