MacVoices #18074: Josh Centers Takes Control of Apple Home Automation

Internet of Things devices and automation are hot topics, and we’ve got the man who wrote the book. Josh Centers newest release is Take Control of Apple Home Automation, and he has plenty of tips and tricks for both beginners and those who have already started controlling their homes. Focusing on Apple’s HomeKit, Josh explains the advantages of making it the basis for your devices, what he recommends you start with, and delivers his Ten Commandments of Home Automation.

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Show Notes:

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Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of TidBITS. He’s also an occasional contributor to MacworldBoing Boing, and The Sweethome. You can keep up with him on Twitter and his blog at joshcenters.com.

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