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How To Fix Hue and Alexa “Please Try Again Later” Errors

Alexa and Hue error saying they can't be linked at this time

Philips Hue is one of the most popular smart lighting systems in homes worldwide. People who use Hue lights often use them with Amazon’s AI assistant, Alexa, one of the most popular smart home hubs. Normally, these two work together seamlessly. However, there are times when this isn’t the case. Either during setup or at … Read more

Is Philips Discontinuing Hue? (Should You Still Buy Philips Hue?)

The box for a second gen Philips Hue GU10 white and color ambiance smart light bulb

The rumor mills are always buzzing about one thing or another. Anything from celebrity gossip, to when the world will end. Unfortunately, the smart home sector doesn’t escape the rumor mills. First was the notion that Samsung SmartThings was being fazed out. Now the buzz is – is Philips discontinuing Hue? Philips Hue is practically … Read more

Is Someone Shining Bright Lights Into Your Doorbell Or Camera?

Me shining a phone torch light into a Ring Indoor Cam

In this day and age, most of us have at least one smart home camera and/or video doorbell to monitor and protect our homes. Especially when it comes to outdoor cameras, the potential to have something happen to one of them is unfortunately always there.  One new trend involves people flashing lights at smart cameras. … Read more

Ring Smart Floodlight vs Floodlight Cam vs Cam Plus & Pro (Huh?!)

Two Ring Floodlight Cams installed at different points of my property one on my house and one on my garage

Ring’s line of products is dynamic – always expanding and changing. Some devices get upgrades, others, new versions. But the bottom line is, Ring is always finding new ways to expand their line of smart home devices. One way they’ve done this is with their smart Floodlights and Floodlight Cams. While originally many thought there … Read more

Why Does Amazon Music Stop Playing ‘Due To No Activity’?

Sleep Timer in Amazon Music

One of the best things about having an Amazon Echo is the ability to play your music. You can have it either playing from one Echo or, if you have multiple Echos in different rooms, you can play music throughout your home! So it stands to reason that when you’re, let’s say, cleaning, or working, … Read more

Does Eufy Support Cellular Backup (No Wi-Fi = No Recordings)?

A Eufy Indoor Camera sitting on a living room table

Most smart home cameras are reliant on Wi-Fi in order to work properly. This enables them to connect to their respective apps, as well as upload recorded videos to the Cloud. In fact, many smart cameras won’t work without it. But what about those that offer local storage, such as Eufy? Some Eufy cams offer … Read more