Brent Dirks

Technology/smart home writer for @appadvice, @makeuseof. E-news guru @secprods, @occhealthsafety, @eponline. Dad and husband. Texas born and raised.

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The 5 Best Wi-Fi Light Switches to Save You Time and Money
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The 5 Best Wi-Fi Light Switches to Save You Time and Money
August, 16 2018
The 6 Best Hidden Cameras for Checking on Your Babysitter
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The 6 Best Hidden Cameras for Checking on Your Babysitter
August, 10 2018
The 6 Best Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combos for All Budgets
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The 6 Best Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combos for All Budgets
August, 3 2018
The 10 Best Calming Apps to Relax, Destress, and Clear Your Mind
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The 10 Best Calming Apps to Relax, Destress, and Clear Your Mind
July, 27 2018
iPad or iPhone Won’t Charge? 4 Ways to Get It Working Again
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iPad or iPhone Won’t Charge? 4 Ways to Get It Working Again
July, 23 2018
The Best Phone Watch for Kids: GPS Trackers and Smartwatches
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The Best Phone Watch for Kids: GPS Trackers and Smartwatches
July, 4 2018
The Best Hybrid Smartwatch for Fitness Tracking and Notifications
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The Best Hybrid Smartwatch for Fitness Tracking and Notifications
June, 27 2018
The 5 Best Free Stock Market Apps for Android and iOS
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The 5 Best Free Stock Market Apps for Android and iOS
June, 21 2018
How to Customize Your Apple Watch With Watch Faces
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How to Customize Your Apple Watch With Watch Faces
June, 20 2018
The 10 Best Smart Home Gadget Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day
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The 10 Best Smart Home Gadget Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day
June, 14 2018
5 Best Apple Pencil Alternatives for iPads and iPhones
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5 Best Apple Pencil Alternatives for iPads and iPhones
June, 7 2018
7 Mobile Apps Every Star Wars Fan Needs
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7 Mobile Apps Every Star Wars Fan Needs
May, 4 2018
The 3 Best Places to Buy a Used or Refurbished iPhone
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The 3 Best Places to Buy a Used or Refurbished iPhone
April, 27 2018
8 Apple AirPods Tips for Maximum Enjoyment
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8 Apple AirPods Tips for Maximum Enjoyment
April, 25 2018
The Best iPhone Clipboard Managers
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The Best iPhone Clipboard Managers
April, 13 2018
How to Capture, Share, and Edit Live Photos on iPhone
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How to Capture, Share, and Edit Live Photos on iPhone
April, 2 2018
iOS 11.3 Fixes Battery Throttling, Adds New Animoji, and More
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iOS 11.3 Fixes Battery Throttling, Adds New Animoji, and More
March, 30 2018
Ditch the Babysitter: 15 Amazon Alexa Skills for Kids
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Ditch the Babysitter: 15 Amazon Alexa Skills for Kids
February, 27 2018
Host a Hi-Tech Game Night With Amazon Echo Buttons
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Host a Hi-Tech Game Night With Amazon Echo Buttons
February, 19 2018
Let Amazon Alexa Add Romance to Your Valentine’s Day
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Let Amazon Alexa Add Romance to Your Valentine’s Day
February, 6 2018
Ecobee4 vs. Nest: Compare the Two Best Smart Thermostats in 2018
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Ecobee4 vs. Nest: Compare the Two Best Smart Thermostats in 2018
January, 26 2018
How to Set Up and Use the iHome SmartMonitor
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How to Set Up and Use the iHome SmartMonitor
January, 25 2018
15 Best Amazon Alexa-Compatible Gadgets to Buy in 2018
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15 Best Amazon Alexa-Compatible Gadgets to Buy in 2018
January, 18 2018
The Best Smart Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
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The Best Smart Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
December, 15 2017
How to Set Up and Use the Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat
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How to Set Up and Use the Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat
December, 15 2017
4 Completely Wireless Security Cameras for Your Home
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4 Completely Wireless Security Cameras for Your Home
November, 16 2017
The Best Polaroid or Instant Cameras for Kids
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The Best Polaroid or Instant Cameras for Kids
November, 8 2017
Personalize Your Amazon Echo for Multiple User Profiles
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Personalize Your Amazon Echo for Multiple User Profiles
October, 27 2017
5 Spooky Ways to Set Up Your Smart Home for Halloween
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5 Spooky Ways to Set Up Your Smart Home for Halloween
October, 24 2017
13 Spooky Alexa Skills Perfect for Halloween
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13 Spooky Alexa Skills Perfect for Halloween
October, 17 2017
15 Affordable Smart Home Gadgets and Devices Under $50
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15 Affordable Smart Home Gadgets and Devices Under $50
October, 3 2017
How to Set Up and Use Your Google Home
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How to Set Up and Use Your Google Home
September, 28 2017
10 Smart Home Products You Can Install in 10 Minutes or Less
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10 Smart Home Products You Can Install in 10 Minutes or Less
September, 19 2017
Enhance Your Note-Taking With the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro
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Enhance Your Note-Taking With the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro
August, 29 2017
Fed Up With Fitbit? 5 Unique Fitness Trackers You Should Consider
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Fed Up With Fitbit? 5 Unique Fitness Trackers You Should Consider
August, 24 2017
Smart Switches vs. Smart Bulbs: Which Solution Is Best for You?
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Smart Switches vs. Smart Bulbs: Which Solution Is Best for You?
July, 27 2017
5 Things You Aren’t Using the Apple Watch For (But Should Be)
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5 Things You Aren’t Using the Apple Watch For (But Should Be)
July, 24 2017
How to Use Amazon Echo’s Voice Calling and Messaging in 3 Easy Steps
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How to Use Amazon Echo’s Voice Calling and Messaging in 3 Easy Steps
June, 19 2017
The $400 Smart Home Starter Kit for the Budget-Conscious Beginner
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The $400 Smart Home Starter Kit for the Budget-Conscious Beginner
June, 16 2017
Our Fujifilm Polaroid Instax Mini Camera Product Guide
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Our Fujifilm Polaroid Instax Mini Camera Product Guide
May, 31 2017
What You Need to Know About Apple Watch Security
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What You Need to Know About Apple Watch Security
May, 25 2017
Save Money and Water With the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
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Save Money and Water With the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
May, 19 2017
How Smart Buttons Can Make Home Control Easier Than Ever Before
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How Smart Buttons Can Make Home Control Easier Than Ever Before
May, 10 2017
Need a Mother’s Day Gift? These 10 Gadgets Are Perfect Choices!
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Need a Mother’s Day Gift? These 10 Gadgets Are Perfect Choices!
May, 5 2017
Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Home With a Robot Vacuum
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Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Home With a Robot Vacuum
May, 3 2017
How Smart Home Security Systems Save Money and Keep You Safe
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How Smart Home Security Systems Save Money and Keep You Safe
April, 19 2017
5 Easy and Affordable Smart Home Devices You Don’t Want to Miss
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5 Easy and Affordable Smart Home Devices You Don’t Want to Miss
April, 12 2017
How to Control Your Smart Home Using Apple Watch and Siri
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How to Control Your Smart Home Using Apple Watch and Siri
April, 5 2017
Why the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat Should Be Your First HomeKit Device
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Why the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat Should Be Your First HomeKit Device
March, 23 2017
Put Apple HomeKit Devices to Good Use With Automation
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Put Apple HomeKit Devices to Good Use With Automation
March, 20 2017
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Brent Dirks is a writer who has produced content for appadvice.com and makeuseof.com
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