How to control your home with your iPhone or iPad #ipad #controlled

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How to control your home with your iPhone or iPad

Most iOS users will already be used to using their iPhone or iPad in just about any situation – to kill a bit of time with some games; to check the train schedule; to write a shopping list; to watch a video – you can do a huge amount with these tiny computers.

But what you can do with the device isn’t just limited to things contained within its screen – you can control your home from it as well. Instead of getting up to hit the light switch, you can just grab your iPhone. To see what’s on and change the channel, grab your iPad. Everything from the temperature to the curtains can be controlled with the right apps and accessories.

It’s not just about giving commands, though. With wireless audio and video, and remote access to the files on your PC, you can use your iOS device to conduct your digital life like an orchestra. You can even monitor the security of your home when away (or just keep an eye on the baby).

If you think you use an iPhone for everything now, just wait until you’re changing the colour of your mood lighting with it. Soon, you’ll never have to leave your sofa again (with the exception of basic human needs).

The automated home

The idea of home automation has been around for years, with systems that let you control the level of lighting in your home, the temperature, what time the doors lock; systems that can open and close the curtains, turn appliances on and off and much more. In the past, these were only available through expensive installations, and controlling them was awkward, requiring elaborate remote controls or wall-mounted panels.

While the comprehensive home installation is still an option (and is still expensive) for giving you the most complete control, there are also now easier accessories that can give you many of the same options, but just need to be plugged in.

The crucial thing these days is that they’re just about all app-connected – with the right download from the App Store, you can take total control of your house from your iPhone or iPad .

When it comes to lighting, one of the more outlandish options is the Philips Hue set. These LED lightbulbs just plug into regular light sockets, but are wirelessly controlled by a base station that connects to your iPhone or iPad, so you can make lighting changes from the accompanying app.

What makes the Hue different to other light-dimming systems is that you can change not just the brightness of the bulb, but also its colour. The app lets you customise colours, and if you have multiple Hue bulbs, they can be different colours – you can even tell them to match the various colours in a photograph, to set a scene.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Hue bulbs are quite expensive, so if you want a similar system for less, have a look at LightwaveRF’s dimmable CFL bulbs. Like the Hue, they work in normal lighting fixtures and you control them from an iOS app. They don’t change colour, but you can control their brightness (or turn them off) without having to install custom light switches.

If you don’t want to buy expensive smart lightbulbs, installing custom light switches can be a great option. You basically replace your current light switch with one that can communicate wirelessly to a compatible base station, and you’ll gain dimmable and remote control of any light that switch connects to. LightwaveRF sells switches that work with its base station, as do many other companies, including Control4 and the X10 range (uk-automation.co.uk ).

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If you use a lot of lamps in the home, you can use plug-based systems to control them. LightwaveRF makes plug sockets that can be controlled by your iOS device. Alternatively, the same company makes plug adapters for wireless control – plug your lamp into the adapter, which then plugs into the wall socket.

Belkin’s WeMo range also offers this kind of adapter. They’re more expensive than LightwaveRF for each unit, but don’t require a base station to function (they connect directly to your iPhone), so might cost less up front. In either case, you can then control multiple lamps either independently, or together.

With most of these controller apps, it’s then possible to group sets of lights together, so you can set ‘scenes’ or ‘moods’; a ‘movie’ mood might have your main light off and some side lamps on dimly, for example. The Control4 system includes a Goodnight option, which will turn off all lights in the house in one tap.

Of course, these iOS-controlled plugs and plug adapters can be used for more than just lights. You could control a fan remotely, or turn off your computer or TV at the wall to save power. There’s also a safety aspect – LightwaveRF touts the ability to immediately disable all the power sockets in a room if you’re worried about a child playing with them, for example.

Control freakery

Controlling the heating is something else that’s really useful to be able to do from your device – especially if you want to turn the heating on before you get home.

The Nest thermostat is a smart system that learns about how your home is heated and when you tend to feel cold, and adapts automatically, but it can also be controlled remotely from your iPhone (if you have more than one, you can control them independently too). Control4 also offers a wireless thermostat system, where multiple thermostats can be controlled independently if you have zoned heating.

If you want that kind of granular control without installing separated heating systems, though, there is a simpler option. LightwaveRF offers wirelessly controlled radiator valves that just replace the normal valves on your radiators. Each can be controlled individually, letting you create ‘zoned’ heating without having to have a full installation with multiple thermostats. You can then control the valves with your iPhone as well as the compatible wall-mounted control.

You can even use your iPhone to keep your house secure. This is at its most direct with Control4’s lock system – its smart deadbolt and handles can be installed instead of a regular lock, and can be controlled either by using a good old-fashioned key, by entering a code on the buttons above the lock, or by using your iPhone. Just before bed you could make sure all the locks on your doors are set just by grabbing your iPhone and hitting the button in the app. Z-Wave also offers this type of lock.

Most of these systems will also let you set timers for many things, such as the lights, so you can set them to come on and turn off at certain times, perhaps to give the impression that you’re in. This doesn’t require any further hardware than what we’ve already described you can just set this in the app. Some systems, such as Z-Wave, even let you open and close the curtains from your iPhone and that can also be scheduled, so it appears that someone is in your home when you’re on holiday.

Read on to discover how to control your home entertainment with your iOS device.

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ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services, which help you manage your home environment and family lifestyle, requires the purchase and/or activation of an ADT alarm system with monitored burglary service and a compatible computer, cell phone or PDA with Internet and email access. These ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services do not cover the operation or maintenance of any household equipment/systems that are connected to the ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services/Equipment. All ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services are not available with the various levels of ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services. All ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services may not be available in all geographic areas. You may be required to pay additional charges to purchase equipment required to utilize the ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services features you desire

ADT Pulse Installation starts at $199. Burglary, Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Medical Alert monitoring requires purchase and/or activation of an ADT security system with monitored Burglary, Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Medical Alert devices. Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Medical Alert services are an additional charge. Quality Service Plan (QSP) is ADT’s Extended Limited Warranty. 36-month monitoring contract required from $51.99 per month, ($1,871.64), including Quality Service Plan (QSP). Additional charges may apply in areas that require guard response service for municipal alarm verification. Prices subject to change. Prices may vary by market. Some insurance companies offer discounts on Homeowner’s Insurance. Please consult your insurance company. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Additional monitoring fees required for some services. Photos are for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect the exact product/service actually provided.

A $100 Visa Cash Card provided by Protect.com shall be delivered to the customer within 4-6 weeks of having the ADT system activated. Visa gift cards issued by MetaBank™, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Neither MetaBank nor Visa is a sponsor, endorser or participant in this promotion. Monthly inactivity fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity. Lost/stolen replacement card fee of $5.00. See the cardholder agreement for more details.

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Test Automation Tools – Popular Automated Testing Tools and Software #test #automation,

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Software Test Automation Tools

Automated software testing is becoming more and more important for many software projects in order to automatically verify key functionality, test for regressions and help teams run a large number of tests in a short period of time. Many teams (especially larger projects) still require a significant amount of manual functional testing in addition to automated testing, either because of the lack of sufficient resources or skills to automate all tests.

There are various tools that help software teams build and execute automated tests. Many teams are actively using unit tests as part of their development efforts to verify critical parts of their projects such as libraries, models and methods. Historically, testing user interfaces of desktop-based applications via automated tests have been more challenging, and currently available tools for this are usually commercial and quite expensive.

With the growing number of web-based applications this is changing, however, as verifying and testing web-based interfaces is easier and there are various tools that help with this, including free open source projects. Please see below for a list of popular and useful tools, projects, books and resources to get started with automated software testing.

Automated Web Testing Tools 7 Tools

Automatically testing your web application is a good way to ensure that new versions of your application don’t introduce bugs and regressions. Automation of your web application testing also allows your development team to make changes and refactor code with more confident, as they can quickly verify the functionality of the application after every change.

However, actually building automated tests for web applications can be challenging because the user interface of your application might change regularly, because of incompatibilities between browsers and because you usually need to support various server or client platforms. The following tools make it easier to build and execute automated tests for your web application.

Selenium is a popular automated web testing tool and helps you automate web browsers across different platforms. Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser.

Watir is a set of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers and allows you to write tests that are easy to read and maintain. Watir drives browsers the same way people do (it clicks links, fills in forms, presses buttons etc.) and also checks results such as whether expected text appears on the page.

Windmill is a web testing tool designed to help testers automate and debug web applications. It comes with a cross-browser test recorder, JavaScript integration and an interactive shell to automate web browsers.

Ranorex allows you to automate your web application testing (among other things) and both record user interactions and play them back to execute your tests. Ranorex is one of the more popular commercial tools to build and run automated web and GUI tests.

SoapUI is a cross-platform functional testing tool. It has been specifically designed to help automatically test APIs such as SOAP and REST interfaces to ensure the interoperability of different applications.

Sahi is a tool for automation of web application testing. Sahi is available as a free open source edition as well as a commercial Pro edition.

Tellurium is a web automation tool that allows you to design and write your automated tests using plain English without any scripting or programming experience.

Automated GUI Testing Tools 5 Tools

Building robust automated GUI tests for desktop applications (e.g. on Windows or Mac systems) is quite difficult, as small changes to the user interface can often result in broken tests. The following tools help you build and execute robust GUI tests for various platforms and operating systems.

Squish is a GUI testing tool for various platforms, including QT, native Windows and Mac applications. Squish allows testers and developers to build automated tests using familiar scripting languages such as JavaScript, Perl, Python and Ruby.

Ranorex allows you to automate your desktop applications (among other things) and both record user interactions and play them back to execute your tests. Ranorex is one of the more popular commercial tools to build and run automated GUI and web tests.

TestComplete is an automated testing tool for the Windows platform. It allows you to record, script and run GUI tests for applications built using different frameworks and languages, such as .NET or C++.

Test Studio is an automated functional and load testing tool that helps you test applications on various platforms built using different frameworks and tools.

eggPlant is a GUI test automation tool for professional software applications and enterprise teams. It can be used to automate different application types, such as .NET, Java and Flash applications.

Unit Testing Frameworks 9 Tools

See below for a list of popular unit testing frameworks and tools for major platforms and programming languages. These frameworks can be used by programmers to test specific functionality in libraries and applications. Unit tests can then be used to automatically test new versions and builds as part of an automated build system or deployment process.

NET, Open Source

NUnit is a unit-testing framework for all .Net languages. It was initially ported from JUnut to .NET and has been redesigned to take advantage of many .NET language features.

NET, Open Source

xUnit.net is a community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework written by the original inventor of NUnit. xUnit.net is the latest technology for unit testing C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages.

Python, Open Source

The Python unit testing framework, sometimes referred to as “PyUnit”, is a Python language version of JUnit. It’s part of the Python framework and supports test automation, sharing of setup and shutdown code for tests and various other features.

Java, Open Source

JUnit is a simple unit testing framework to write repeatable tests in Java. JUnit has been important in the development of test-driven development and is one of the standard testing frameworks for Java developers.

Java, Open Source

TestNG is a Java testing framework inspired by JUnit and NUnit and introduces some new functionalities that make it more powerful and easier to use. TestNG is designed to cover multiple categories of tests, including unit, functional, end-to-end and integration tests.

PHP, Open Source

PHPUnit is a popular framework for unit testing in PHP projects. It provides both a framework that makes it easier to write tests as well as the functionality to easily run, execute and analyze tests and results.

PHP, Open Source

Lime is a unit and functional testing framework built for the popular Symfony PHP web application framework. The framework is designed to have readable output from tests, including color formatting, by following the Test Anything Protocol.

Ruby, Open Source

Ruby comes with its own standard unit testing framework as part of the Test::Unit namespace and can be used to define basic pass/fail tests and group tests. The framework also comes with tools to run single or whole groups of tests.

Ruby, Open Source

RSpec is a testing tool for the Ruby programming language. Born under the banner of behaviour-driven development, it is designed to make test-driven development more productive and enjoyable.

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What is mobile marketing?

Mobile marketing is promotional activity designed for delivery to cell phones. smart phones and other handheld devices, usually as a component of a multi-channel campaign.

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Some mobile marketing is similar to advertising delivered over other electronic channels such as text, graphic and voice messages. SMS messaging is currently the most common delivery channel for mobile marketing. Search engine marketing is the second-most common channel, followed by display-based campaigns.

The expanding capabilities of mobile devices also enable new types of interactive marketing. New mobile marketing channels include:

  • location-based service (LBS). which involves detecting the area the user is connecting from (geolocation ) and sending marketing messages for businesses in that area.
  • augmented reality mobile campaigns, which overlay the user’s phone display with location-specific information about businesses and products.
  • 2D barcode s, which are barcodes that scan vertically as well as horizontally to include much more information. A mobile user can scan barcodes in the environment to access associated information.
  • GPS messaging. which involves location-specific messages that the user picks up when he comes into range.

The Kelsey Group, a marketing research company, predicted that the mobile advertising industry would grow from to $3.1 billion in 2013, up from $160 million in 2008. The firm also predicts that mobile search marketing will account for 73% of mobile marketing by 2013, up from 24% in 2008, and that SMS-based campaigns would shrink to 9%, down from 63% in 2008. Display-based campaigns are expected to stay relatively steady, up to 18% from 13%.

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