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Everything You Need to Know about Smart TVs

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Everything seems to be going smart these days, and that now includes our television sets.  But if you’re wondering if it is wise to go smart with your entertainment system, here are answers to all the essential questions. What is a smart TV? “Smart TVs”, or what used to [...]

Smart Homes Can Cool Your House and Your Energy Bill

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems As we swing into the dead of summer, people are trying to think of all sorts of ways to save on energy costs while still living comfortably. But maybe it’s not us homeowners that need to be smarter. Maybe it’s our homes. And long gone are the days when [...]

The Exciting New Features of Apple’s iOS 8

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Here at Modern Home Systems, we couldn’t wait for the beginning of June because that’s when Apple showcased its new software and technologies at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). And, as usual, this year they didn’t disappoint; they unveiled their new mobile operating system iOS 8. If you [...]

Tips for Your Home Entertainment System

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems We live in a golden age of home entertainment. There is so much great TV we can enjoy from the comfort of our own homes: HBO series like Game of Thrones, Netflix originals like House of Cards, the NBA playoffs, the Stanley Cup, HGTV. That’s why it’s so important [...]

New Apple TV Rumored to Be Unveiled This Month

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems If rumors are true, then this month promises to bring us something very exciting. According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc. is planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box. Apple has been planning to unveil it this month and have it in stores by the holiday season, but because [...]

Beyond the Basics: How Your Home Automation System Can Enhance Your Lifestyle

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems It never ceases to amaze me how technological advances enable us to live our lives more conveniently, comfortably, and safely. Today, we can easily control the lighting, temperature, appliances, and security systems of our homes in the palms of our hands—and what’s astounding is that those home automation features [...]

New ADT Pulse Line Provides True Comfort and Safety

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems “There is nothing like staying home for real comfort,” wrote author Jane Austen. She wrote those words approximately two hundred years ago. In other words, Jane Austen had no idea what real comfort looks like. Real comfort looks like adjusting your home’s climate without leaving the comfort of your [...]

Sony Introduces 2014 BRAVIA LED HD TV Line-Up


By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Earlier this month, Sony unveiled its 2014 Bravia Full HD TV line-up at CES, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas. Sony’s BRAVIA models will be released in spring include the W950B-, W850B-, W800B- and W600B-series. Sony got us excited [...]

Why Tuning-Up Your Mac Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution


By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems When we think about why we love our Apple computers, the sleek design, the advanced operating systems, and the user-friendly functionality probably come to mind. What probably does not come to mind are the software update notifications. Many of us ignore these notifications because they can slow down our [...]

Holiday 2013: Jingle All the Way With Home Automation & the New iPad Air

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Spirits will be a little brighter this year with the introduction of the iPad Air – the latest innovation from Apple released just in time for the holidays. If you’re like many people, Apple products are a big part of your daily life. From the iPhone to the MacBook, [...]

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