Smart Home

Microsoft Cortana gradually gains ground on Alexa with new integrations

Microsoft's Cortana recently announced its compatibility with more smart home providers as well as IFTTT, making it easier for users to control smart home devices from anywhere at anytime.
Emerging Tech

Automate all the little stuff in your life with these awesome IFTTT recipes

Curious about what kind of awesome things you can do with If This Then That? IFTTT recipes allow you to set up a variety of automated routines to make life easier. Check our list of the best and you'll be automating your life in no time!

Orion Labs partners with IFTTT, makes the Onyx far more productive

Orion Labs has officially unveiled its integration with automation service IFTTT. Onyx users will now be able to link voice-driven apps to their devices, helping them stay productive even while on the go.
Smart Home

Want to sleep better? Air-monitoring device Awair has some insights

Awair is growing up, and providing users not only information, but actionable insights as well. The company has just launched a Sleep Report feature in the companion app for both Await and Glow air quality monitors.
Smart Home

IFTTT data reveals what people are doing with Google Home and Alexa

After surveying over 1,500 platform users, IFTTT has compiled data about how people are using their voice assistant devices. From playing music to checking the weather, people are certainly making use of their assistants.
Smart Home

How to use Alexa and Google Home to make your home safe and sound

As Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Home continue to battle it out, home security is important to many owners. Here are some ways that both companies are leveraging their smart speakers to make your home more secure.
Emerging Tech

Bright idea? Aumi nightlight sends notifications when your phone is asleep

This smart Aumi nightlight uses its IFTTT integration to send you notifications. Changing color to tell you the weather? Good. Flashing to let you know your boss has emailed? Not great.

IFTTT’s Data Access Project seeks to make public data more accessible

IFTTT's Data Access Project makes it easier than ever to tap the U.S. government's public transportation, health, and cybersecurity info. It's launching in June, with a broader rollout to come later in the year.

IFTTT makes linking devices easier with improved developer program

IFTTT, the platform that facilitates links between devices, websites, and apps, is making it easier to customize those connections. Now, developers can create entirely custom routines and make them publicly available.
Smart Home

OK, Google: What can Home do? The speaker’s most useful skills

With the introduction of Google Actions, Google Home owners are about to have many more command options, skills, and apps available to them. Here are some of our favorites things you can do with the Home.
Smart Home

Domino's and IFTTT team up to make people lazier, one pizza at a time

Dominoes integrated its pizza tracker with IFTTT, and by connecting the platform to your smart home, you can get all ready for your pizza dinner without even getting up off of the couch.
Smart Home

Don't get bogged down by smart home devices, just push a button and swipe

Tantiv4's FetchItGo is a smart home remote that uses IFTTT recipes to control smart device actions by pushing buttons. Sixteen buttons on the device can trigger 16 different actions.