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All posts by Alana Bender

After getting her Computer Science degree in NorCal, Alana's interest in writing about technology took over and she started freelancing for various blogs & publications. She loves the beach and Apple products.
  • Screw The Jetsons: smart devices and the era of the automated home

    Advanced technology and mobile device automation are coming together to manage our homes -- growing electronic systems in ways that even George Jetson could not imagine. Who would've surmised even five years ago that home automation tools would have progressed so far to allow us to manage and view alarms, locks and timers directly from mobile devices? Advanced digital wireless systems are allowing more home owners to now use smartphones and tablets to choose heating and cooling levels, set security alarms and remotely view surveillance cameras on their property. Experts suggest that this scenario is only going to get more prevalent....