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Friday, June 2, 2017

Control your smart home with a single command

For those unfamiliar with IFTTT, the name stands for if this, then that. It's an automation tool that specializes in bridging the gap between various online services and connected hardware. The possibilities seem nearly endless. The problem is, applets have always been limited to simple automations that adhere to a simple conditional statement: if this, then that. The Maker tier changes that. It introduces filters, which makes multiple actions possible. For instance, you can have an applet turn on your smart lights, but only after 5:00pm.

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