If you have either the Echo from Amazon or the Google Home device, you likely already use it to play music, get news updates, and ask for information about the weather, but thanks to integration with the If This Then That (IFTTT) platform, you can do much more—including finding your phone when it’s lost.
Sphero’s Force Band, a gesture-based wearable remote that made you feel like an actual Jedi while you controlled its wildly popular BB-8 toy, is now further increasing your ‘mastery’ of The Force with the addition of IFTTT support letting you control other things in your home, including your smartphone, using simple…
Earlier this month, IFTTT (If This Then That) changed its automation platform into a more sophisticated tool. Rather than using one-dimensional “recipes” that trigger actions when certain conditions are met, the company launched something entirely new called “applets.” The new applets allow users to create multiple…
Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here’s how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.
When you take a vacation, you get to explore a new place and get away from the daily grind. Of course, vacations require a fair amount of prep work, and the super useful tool IFTTT can help with that.
Whether you’re constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there’s a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query—and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.
Expanding on its range of smarthome accessories introduced at CES last year, D-Link is introducing a new device this year that makes it easy to integrate your existing ‘dumb’ smoke and carbon monoxide detectors into your smarthome setup.
If you’re wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone—either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over what it already does—we’ve got just the collection of tools for you. These automators, taskers, and shortcut makers can quickly hack Android or iOS to do your mobile bidding.
Of course you want to wish all of your social media followers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, but what happens if you’re stuck in a snow drift? Or playing charades with your cousins? Or on a seasonal walk far from any kind of data connectivity? Here’s how to get your holiday greetings lined up ahead of time.
IFTTT is an incredibly useful tool for all kinds of tasks, which is why we talk about it so regularly. The platform continues to expand its smartphone integrations for Android and iOS users, and one of the best ways you can take advantage is by automatically alerting your significant other when you’re heading home.
Interested in seeing what Instagrammers are sharing in your local town or city? Or a famous landmark? With the help of a simple IFTTT recipe you can collect up snaps from a specific geographical region and have them delivered to your inbox. Here’s how to get it set up and tweak it where required.
The original pitch for Automatic was simple: plug this thing into the port underneath your dashboard and keep track of everything from fuel economy to fault codes. Now it’s out with a new device, developer tools, and an app store that lets you pre-heat your house, log lap times, and even send a Yo.
Hello fellow app enthusiasts. This week was a good one for smartphone app stores across the board. An automation juggernaut makes putting your digital life on autopilot even easier. Sending short video messages is now as easy as texting. Sending email is as easy as texting. Sending texts is as easy as texting! Just…
Good news! One of our favorite web services—IFTTT—has been updated with some extra features making it more useful than ever before. The new Do apps bring one-tap magic to your phone (or smartwatch) and can be used to quickly push out photos, trigger actions and create notes. Here are 15 Recipes that show off the…
Are you spending too much of your time burrowed away in the office? Did you waste more hours at your desk in December than you did in November? Just how much overtime pay does your boss owe you? Keeping a log of your work hours can be helpful for all kinds of reasons and you can automate the whole process using your…
IFTTT, one of our favorite apps for doing just about anything, just got updated with a bunch of new Twitter triggers—if you want to stay on top of tweets that mention your name, you now have a much wider choice of ways to do it. These same alerts can also be set up for tweets from a particular @name or using a…
You don't have to settle for the charts and reports produced by your fitness tracker's own software—export the data elsewhere and you can use it in a variety of different ways. It's not difficult to do and it could help renew your enthusiasm for working towards a healthier lifestyle.
Have you ever thought that everyday activities like, say, summoning your family for dinner, need a little more drama? Bttn, a giant, shouty, Wi-Fi-enabled button, is thinking yes.