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Top 5 @IFTTT home automation recipies
Here are 5 IFTTT recipes I use to automate my home: Created a IFTTT calendar which gives me control of scheduling my Hive devices from my calendar  Link Turn on the lights before it gets dark. - Link Needs a hive light Turn the hall light on as we get home....
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Required ports for HIve Active Heating from British Gas
Just a short post for anyone having the Hive Active Heating system installed in their home with a hardened router. The engineer had no idea what ports it required. So during the installation I reviewed the router logs and identified the ports needed. The fo...
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3 podcasts to improve your awareness of privacy and security on the internet
What sells news is extremes not the common or average. So its no surprise that you may find yourself fearing the worst based on the news you read. It is not my style to scare monger or cause techno Panic. However I do believe its important to know the risks...
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Getting stuff into Evernote
Here are just a few of the ways I get notes into Evernote : Drafts The drafts app for iOS is the closest thing to a pad of post-its you can get in digital. As soon as the app opens it displays a clear screen and a keyboard, just begging for input. So quickl...
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How I backed up the cloud to the cloud
Cloud storage like Dropbox shouldn't be considered for backup . Especially if like me you use Evernote and Google Drive as your primary copy. I also don't want to decorate my home with physical media used to backup the cloud. So my backup rule of thumb is t...
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How I tackled my digital legacy when writing my Last Will
Writing a Will is very important especially when you have dependants you want to provide for if the worst was happens. If there is one thing I have learnt from having my father die when I was young: is that you must prepare early even if it is hard to think...
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Parenting using Evernote
Just a quick post on how I have been using Evernote since the birth of my son 6 weeks ago: Firsts things first -  Journalling Brett Kelly  (@inkedmn)  gave me the idea for this first one when he was a guest on  Mac Power Users . Everytime my son Archie does...
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Why do I use Evernote?
My Requirements If you like I are going to use anything to suppliment the brain, it must meet the same requirements as your brain, these are: Indexable and Searchable for (sometimes) easy retrieval Available everywhere I am Flexible allowing storage of anyt...
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Christopher  Brown Digital Advocate, Husband,  Father-in-waiting Technology is changing the world. The way we interact with each other. Teaching us about and improving our health. Indexing the worlds knowledge. Preserving a person's memories. Understanding ...
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Christopher  Brown Digital Advocate, Husband, Father-in-waiting Technology is changing the world. The way we interact with each other. Teaching us about and improving our health. Indexing the worlds knowledge. Preserving a person's memories. Understanding f...
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Christopher Brown
browncp.blogspot.com
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