Author Archives: baineteo

Did your Mi Hub or Gateway stop working out of the blue? Here’s a possible fix.

So I went home to business as usual yesterday afternoon. Nothing seems off. However 10 minutes in, I noticed something weird. My automations weren’t working. Thinking this could be a network issue, I checked the connection on my other devices like my Google Home. All seems fine. Therefore I pulled up the Mi Home app in an attempt to figure

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How to – Install Yeelight Ceiling, Connect to Remote, Dimmer, and Apps

The Yeelight Ceiling Light is an affordable, sleek and HomeKit compatible Smart Ceiling light. Being HomeKit Compatible makes it easy to work with, especially if you are in the Aqara, Mi Home or HomeKit ecosystem. Today, we take you through how to physically install the Ceiling Light, connect it to the remote, the dimmer switch (and actually explain how to

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iOS 14 and home automation

Apple has just concluded the WWDC and one of the biggest things that has a direct impact on us Home Automation enthusiasts is the new Back Tap feature. You can be used to trigger Shortcuts, screenshot or even open Google Assistant. If you’ve been using both Siri and Google Assistant like me, you’ll know how cumbersome it is to launch

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Is it “a live”?

Before you go into full blown home automation, we need to have a basic understanding of wire circuitry at home. Prior to that, let’s do a little time travel – Singapore is former British colony because of a certain Sir Stamford Raffles who supposedly stepped onto our shores… the rest, as they say, is history. Like literally. But that also

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