Smart Home Part 12: Harmony Bridge App

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In this screencast tutorial I cover an application that sets up your multiple Logitech Harmony Hubs to run a separate instance of Homebridge which makes them available to HomeKit.

One the application is running, you will see each Harmony Hub and all of your activities will show as switches instead of showing up as separate HomeKit devices. This then allows you to use your Harmony Hubs in your HomeKit automation and with Siri.



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macOS Mojave Server Part 11: Profile Manager Preference Menu Items

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to use the preference menu in Profile Manager to manage settings for your devices. I walk through all of the settings and what they do to help you manage your users and devices from the web interface making it possible to do that management remotely without needing to be in front of the device itself.







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macOS Mojave Server Part 10: Profile Manager macOS Device Profiles

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to use Profile Manager to manage settings for your macOS devices. I walk through all of the settings that would be best managed for an macOS device and tell you what each does and how to set them up









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macOS Mojave Server Part 9: Profile Manager iOS Device Profiles

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to use Profile Manager to manage settings for your iOS devices. I walk through all of the settings that would be best managed for an iOS device and tell you what each does and how to set them up. In future screencasts I’ll cover how to do the same with macOs devices.







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macOS Mojave Server Part 8: Profile Manager Users & Groups

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In this screencast tutorial I cover how to use Profile Manager to manage settings for devices used by specific users or user groups. I walk through all of the settings that would be best managed on a per user or user group basis and tell you what each does and how to set them up. In future screencasts I’ll cover how to do the same with iOS and macOs devices.





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macOS Mojave Server Part 7: Profile Manager Overview

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The actual Profile Manager interface has a lot to offer in terms of managing your devices all in a web interface. It is handy to have all of your device information available in one place where you not only can view that information but take action on your devices as well and push any changes you want to make over the air without ever having to have physical access to the device.

In this screencast tutorial I do an overview of the Profile Manager Interface. I walk through each section and talk about it’s function and how it is used to manage your users and devices.



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macOS Mojave Server Part 6: Profile Manager-Mac Device Enrollment

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Profile Manager gives a great way to manage your Mac or iOS devices in a great web interface. This allows you to manage these devices anywhere you can get a web browser as long as you open the proper ports on your server.

In this screencast I cover how to enroll a macOS device into profile manager on macOS Mojave Server. I cover how to install the trust profile and the remote management profiles that add your Mac devices to profile manager so you can begin managing your Macs through the MDM interface.



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macOS Mojave Server Part 5: Profile Manager-iOS Enrollment

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Profile Manager gives a great way to manage your Mac or iOS devices in a great web interface. This allows you to manage these devices anywhere you can get a web browser as long as you open the proper ports on your server.

In this screencast tutorial I cover how to enroll your iOS devices into Profile Manager so you can begin to manage them through the MDM service. I cover how to install the trust profile and the remote management profiles to add your iOS devices to Profile Manager.



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Smart Home Part 11: Fuse-Home & Music Control App

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In this screencast tutorial I cover an application that combines your HomeKit device control with Sonos and your Mac’s and AppleTV’s all in one application. The Fuse app uses a simple card style to create a one screen quick look at all of your smart home devices which you can control. It also includes an Apple Watch App incase you don’t have your iPhone or iPad handy.







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Smart Home Part 10: Ecobee Switch+ Install & Set Up

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In this screencast tutorial I cover the installation and set up of an Ecobee Switch+. The next in my series on home automation covers something most of us wouldn’t think would be that exciting, a light switch. This light switch however is not just a switch. It also includes a motion & occupancy sensor, a temperature sensor, a night light and Amazon Alexa with speaker built into the switch itself. Also since it is only an on/off switch it will work with smart bulbs like Phillips Hue. This is a great addition to a home automation set up.

In this screencast I cover the installation of the switch and walk through the steps to setting it up an managing it on the Ecobee App.



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macOS Mojave Server Part 4: Remote Access Set Up

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Part of having a server is to be able to access that server remotely. There are a number of ways to do that including using another application or setting up your own domain name.

In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up your server for remote access. I walkthrough changing the hostname and setting up your DNS at your domain provider to point to your server so you can access the Profile Manager service remotely.



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