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You just found a treasure: All of Alexa's Music Commands

Alexa, Play Some Music: All The Music Commands (and more …)

In this post we will look into all the Alexa music commands, to enjoy all the music services supported by your Amazon Echo. We will cover basic volume and playback commands, as well as...
Cutting through the noise: All Google Music Commands!

Ok Google, Play Some Music! All The Music Commands (and more …)

In this post we will look into all the Google music commands, to enjoy all the music services supported by your Google Home. We will cover basic volume and playback commands, as well as...
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Google Home and Philips Hue: Setup and Voice Commands

In this post, we will look into the Philips Hue for Google Home setup. We've updated this post to reflect the improvements in scene and room support. We've included all the voice commands, added...
Illustration Google Home surfing with Logitech Harmony

Logitech Harmony and Google Home: New Setup and Voice Commands

Ok, we were a bit disappointed. There were quite some bugs in the initial integration of Logitech Harmony and Google Home. Guess what? It took some time and now the bugs are fixed. Time...
Google Assistant and Logitech Harmony

Logitech Harmony and Google Assistant: (Retired) Setup and Voice Commands

In this post, we will connect Google Assistant with our Logitech Harmony Hub. In case you have not already set up your Harmony devices, activities and favorites, it is a good time to do...
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Hey Siri, Play Some Music: All the Music Commands (and more …)

In this post, we will look into all the Siri music commands, which are not only limited to your HomePod but will also work with your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Mac....

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How to teach your Logitech Harmony: Alexa, Hey Google turn on Roomba!

It must have been a strange moment for Mr. Colin M. Angle, CEO of iRobot, when he presumably announced summer 2017 his plans to sell the mapping data share maps for free with customer consent of his...
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Logitech Harmony and Alexa: Setup, Voice Commands and a Candlelight Dinner

This Valentine's post is a story of appreciation, harmony and ultimately ... love. In this post we are going to connect Alexa with our Logitech Harmony Hub, only to find one of the loveliest integrations...
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Sleeping Better with Smart Lighting: Smarter “Go to Bed” and “Wake Up”

We spend 36% of our lives asleep, and while the average sleep period has decreased over the last 60 years, neuroscience is discovering more and more how important sleep is for our well-being. Can...

The Many Ways of Controlling Smart Lighting

Smart lighting offers various ways to be controlled. Some initially appear traditional, like a simple light switch, but the options we nowadays have to switch to our preferred lighting scenes, go way beyond only...

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AI-News – Episode 10 – Halloween Special – The Smart Treehouse of Horror

Spooky times ahead! This Halloween Episode is full of spooky stories and let's not spoil the Halloween party before you see it, spoilers are below the clip. Ok, just the Head-lines: Intro (very spooky) The...
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AI-News – Episode 9 – with Siri, Alexa and Google

Alexa invites us to her surprise party and demonstrates all the new Amazon products with Alexa inside. Google and Alexa are still crunching Q2 numbers to figure out who has the biggest market share....
iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

AI-News – Episode 8 – Special: iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

With the arrival of iOS 12, Siri finally released her "Siri Shortcuts". You've updated already to iOS 12 and now you're asking yourself: "Where are these Shortcuts?" Well, they will take their time to...
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AI-News – Episode 7 – with Siri, Alexa and Google

I need to name this longest episode ever a tragicomedy. (Actually, it's not that long, it will take you only about 8 minutes =) Why? Siri, Alexa and Google first entertain us with some figures on...