iDevices Thermostat (HomeKit enabled) review

iDevices has a line of products for the home using Apple HomeKit technology. I had the chance to review the iDevices Thermostat in my first jump into Apple HomeKit technology. You can see the full review video here on Amazon.
Apple HomeKit technology provides an easy and secure way to control your home's lights, thermostats, and more. Control your iDevices connected home products by using Siri on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

BLU VIVO 5 GSM unlocked Smartphone review

BLU was kind enough to send their VIVO 5 GSM unlokced smartphone over for review. Coming in under $200 USD it packs quite a punch. Let's get deep into a video review of the BLU VIVO 5 here. The BLU VIVO 5 is an excellent under $200 USD unlocked phone if you are on the right networks for usage. It comes in 3 colors, but we look at the gold version. The phone looks amazingly like high end phones and many people asked what version of iPhone or Galaxy I had when testing this around town.
BLU VIVO 5 smartphone
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    On Friday, June 10th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

Remocam Smart Home Security Camera review

Remocam has become a winner to us in home security cameras after our tests. I walk you through the unpacking, ease of setup, app functions and all the features Remocam offers. One of the immediate things you nice about the Remocam is the sleek look. With the pan and tilt, night vision, audio listen/talk and alerts I hoped it would be easy to use and I was not disappointed.
Remocam Smart Home Security Camera
The Remocam Smart Home Security Camera  setup is so simple as I show in the video. Unlike others (where you connect to the camera with bluetooth or wifi, enter wifi info, let it connect to the wife then you reconnect and use the app) the Remocam simply reads a QR code, grabs all the wifi configuration and other data and the app sees it.  This all happened within a minute in our tests and we show it in the review video.
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    On Thursday, June 9th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for June 2016

IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for June 2016. Here is some of the updates


Filter messages to show unread when offline

Filtering messages by unread messages is not new, but having that feature available when you're in offline mode is.  Tackle your inbox and get organized by identifying which messages are new and which ones have been read. A new envelope icon now appears in the message list toolbar. Click the icon to toggle the display to show only unread messages. The unread filter works on messages in the inbox and folders. It is not supported for search results.

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    On Monday, June 6th, 2016   by Chris Miller        

What is IBM Sametime Complete 9.0.1

IBM has a package called IBM Sametime Complete 9.0.1 that claims to have at its core the most advanced standards-based media engine. Here is more information on IBM Sametime Complete
IBM Sametime V9.0.1 features content curated from IBM Connections Chat Cloud and IBM Connections Meetings Cloud as well as new powerful capabilities designed specifically for on-premises deployments. The following features are included in Sametime V9.0.1:
  • A new direct-registration softphone that gives users the ability to use the Sametime desktop client to place and receive phone calls as an extension of your existing telephony system.
  • Optimized support for Citrix XenApp on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Windows desktops.
  • 64-bit Microsoft Office support.
  • A more intuitive, easy to use meetings experience.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) support for authentication on IBM Connections Cloud.
  • Support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and the U.S. Government's Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS.)
  • A native Sametime Web Player browser plug-in (no Java dependency) for audio and video and screen sharing in Meetings on Microsoft Windows workstations.
  • Enhanced annotations on the Web and mobile Meetings clients (not available on the desktop meetings client in this release.)
  • Security improvement for safer HTML usage in Meetings.
  • Desktop and browser client support on Apple Mac OS X 10.11 and Microsoft Windows 10
I found a huge chart of differences between IBM Sametime Communicate, IBM Sametime Conference and IBM Sametime Complete. The funny hting was the page would never come up on the IBM site.  I had to find a Google cache of the page. Continue Reading here" What is IBM Sametime Complete 9.0.1" »
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    On Friday, June 3rd, 2016   by Chris Miller