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How do I disable phone ringing from my Tile?

For iOS users, an option to disable "Find Your Phone" was added in Tile v2.28.1. Open the Tile device list Press ... on a tile and select Edit Tile Details Under Actions, unselect the ...
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Controlling one device using Alexa and Siri at the same time?

Yes, providing the device provides it's own control infrastructure. The model is (roughly): Device connects to a gateway Gateway exposes an API which supports a variety of 3rd party systems Control ...
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Controlling one device using Alexa and Siri at the same time?

Yes, it's perfectly possible. As and example, I have a set of IKEA Tradfri lights that are controlled by Alexa and Google Assistant at the same time. If I had an Apple device I could add Homekit ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as USB bridge

A Full sized Raspberry Pi ( not a Pi Zero or Pi A) with more than 1 USB port can not act as a USB device. This is because to get 4 USB ports the USB controller is hard wired to a USB hub on the board. ...
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Near real-time LAN device status without polling

I'm guessing your best bet is actually using BLE beacon and notifications. Why? Because there are very few things that can wake iOS from backgrounded mode, and the list is even more limited if you can'...
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How can you send location based push notifications to all android/ios devices that enter range of an IOT device

This is exactly what BLE beacon technology does. It requires an app* on the device to tell the phone to listen for the broadcasts and then act accordingly when it receives one. Beacons have a normal ...
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How to setup time alarm as a silent vibration?

I've found that this can be achieved using Sedentary Alert in VeryFitPro app for iOS, by selecting the start and finish time with the interval, and a smart watch will only vibrate in the morning when ...
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What are the best / recommended approach for communicating or sending message between iOS/Android app to hardware / Raspberry Pi?

Use pushbullet it is a great app which let's you send data from your raspberry pi to your other devices. Also you can send messages to your raspberry pi as well from your mobile phone. it is available ...
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Can I run Unity AR on a single board computer instead of a smartphone?

Lots of single-board computers support android in their BSP. It's often less porting effort than Ubuntu since the SoCs generally have mobile as a primary market. If you need it, this can give you more ...
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iRobot vacuum cleaner wakes me up in the middle of the night because it starts vacuuming or annoying me with voice messages

This answer is only if you are willing to modify the machine. you can buy a smart switch and put it between the battery and the mother board and set it to connect the battery only on the day or ...
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How would I make a wifi alarm clock?

The fundamental structure of the LiFX system, and roughly speaking, most of these IoT systems is as follows: Device <-> Cloud <-> User The device (the alarm clock) establishes and maintains a ...
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Can I run Unity AR on a single board computer instead of a smartphone?

You could potentially install Android 7 on a Raspberry Pi 3 if you wanted to run that, as described by the MagPi magazine. The binaries can be downloaded here, although I can't tell if the ...
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