Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

The Advantages of Automatic Gates

Nowadays, safety and comfort go hand in hand, and securing the premises of your home is now affordable, convenient and practical. If in the past driveway gates or any type of electric gates were only for the rich and famous, now they are within reach for all budgets. There are numerous options available on the market, all sorts of automatic gate systems to meet all preferences, styles and requirements. Whether they are for residential or commercial use, automation provides great advantages and increases the comfort level significantly. […]

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iBeacon With HomeKit – What We Can Look Forward To

iBeacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication technology that enables mobile apps to capture signals from beacons in the physical world and react to them. It allows mobile apps to gauge their position on a micro-scale and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on their location. We take a look at how these two Internet of Thing (IoT) endeavors by Apple will work together to make our lives simpler. iBeacon on HomeKit Currently, iBeacon has been largely marketed by Apple for the retail environment. With HomeKit, […]

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What Is Wardriving And How Can You Prevent It

Imagine a car equipped with nothing more than a laptop computer, a portable GPS receiver, and a wireless network card slowly strolls through your neighborhood. Unknown to any onlookers, this is no ordinary vehicle; rather, it is a wardriving machine. As the car strolls past homes and businesses, a wireless network card (available at any electronics store for as low as $ 25) scans for any wireless access points. Anyone with a wireless network (and there are many out there) is vulnerable. The computer is looking for […]

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Product Review – GE Simon XT Home Security System

It's quite easy to review something that you use yourself especially after researching it to death before buying it. Yea, I just gave away the entire review as this is my favorite home security system on the market today! The GE Simon XT is made by their Interlogix Division. Interlogix has very long history in the security arena with a trusted and great reputation. What should you look for in a home security system? A home security system needs to be easy to use at bare minimum […]

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Make Your Home Affordable With Green Living

There is no single prototype for living green. Lowering energy bills is the best way to increase long-term affordability of home ownership. Some builders create smaller spaces with a luxury feel or rustic Santa Fe style adobe housing. The quest to lower electric bills increases the foreign market for solar and wind energy. It is not one size fits all. Going green is based on lowering your carbon footprint. It includes a new solar or hybrid car, solar pool heaters, solar hot water heaters, increased attic or […]

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How to Connect Two PCs Together and Play Multiplayer Games

In this article we will describe how to connect two PC together so as to play multiplayer games or share files. We will be actually creating a LAN network with two computers. You can do this either using wireless network cards or using a wire. We’ll be describing the “wired” way. The “wired” way can be done either using two ethernet cables and a hub or by using a cross-over ethernet cable which is the cheapest and works brilliantly. Here’s what to do: First you must physically […]

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Make Your Home Affordable With Green Living

There is no single prototype for living green. Lowering energy bills is the best way to increase long-term affordability of home ownership. Some builders create smaller spaces with a luxury feel or rustic Santa Fe style adobe housing. The quest to lower electric bills increases the foreign market for solar and wind energy. It is not one size fits all. Going green is based on lowering your carbon footprint. It includes a new solar or hybrid car, solar pool heaters, solar hot water heaters, increased attic or […]

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