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  10. <title>home8 Elder Care Security Kit review</title>
  11. <pubDate>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:49:44 -0500</pubDate>
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  14. home8 has put together an Elder Care Security Kit including a security shuttle (hub), wide-angle and remotely controlled moveable camera, a panic button and two tracking sensors. We look at the control app and more in this review. ...
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  20. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
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  23. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <strong>home8</strong> has put together an <strong>Elder Care Security Kit</strong> including a security shuttle (hub), wide-angle and remotely controlled movable camera, a panic button and two tracking sensors. We look at the control app and more in this review. <br /> <br /> Overall, the<a href=http://idonot.es/home8elder><span style="text-decoration:underline"> home8 Elder Care Security Kit </span></a>is a good collection of gadgets to give you a better feeling that your elder family member is safe and can reach you (and you them) at any time. You can even peek in via video when needed. See the full review as we break down the equipment and application below. <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> <br /> The Security Shuttle</span></strong> <br /> The security shuttle (or hub) has a built in router with firewall ready to go. &nbsp;It supports standard 802.11 b/g/n and also has a ethernet port on the back. &nbsp;I chose to locate this near somewhere I could use the ethernet, yet still centrally locate it in the house. &nbsp;It has a built-in 80dB siren that can be triggered with the panic alarm and remotely. &nbsp;The shuttle itself is a very thin plastic and it is incredibly light in weight. &nbsp;There is blue and green status light along the front that are very bright. &nbsp;Internally is has 4GB of storage but there is an alternate USB 2.0 port on the back for adding external storage as needed. <br /> <br /> We had no issues getting this working right away. Plugging it in and connecting the app from our mobile device (more on the app below) was simple. &nbsp;Make sure to centrally locate the shuttle to hear the siren and also give range to the panic button and sensors. They include a small quick start guide but nothing more. I would hope for a more advanced guide online. <br /> <img  alt="home8 Elder Care Security kit" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/home8-elder-care-security-kit-review.htm/content/M2?OpenElement"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> <br /> The Twist HD Camera</span></strong> <br /> The camera is a winner for ease of use and function. &nbsp;  The <em>Twist</em> &nbsp;part of the name comes from the ability of this 100 degree wide able lens camera to rotate 300 degress via the application. &nbsp;Tilt setting must be done manually, but the pan ability is all remote controlled. &nbsp;The camera has night vision, a built in ability to listen to audio and even speak through the camera. &nbsp;It has a microSD storage card slot for up to 64GB to capture whatever video you need with alerts and triggers. <br /> <br /> Panning was a bit slow but always worked. &nbsp;The ability to listen always worked. The ability to speak always worked but sometimes could be very quiet. &nbsp;For an elderly person with hearing issues this could be a hindrance for that feature. &nbsp;Night vision worked very well and the quality of the images were great in lighting. The app will let you capture video events (triggers or alarms) from all the cameras and watch live at any time. <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> <br /> Panic Button</span></strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=http://idonot.es/home8elder><span style="text-decoration:underline">home8 </span></a>&nbsp;made to be so simple for anyone to work. A decent sized red button on a large white plastic case. &nbsp;It is not waterproof, so keep it away from showers. But the clip on the end, and the included lanyard, allows the elderly to wear this on their neck, hang it on a door or even a wheelchair or walker. &nbsp;A quick press kicks off the siren and sends notifications (all depending on your settings). We had good range with using it. Just keep in mind the Security Shuttle should be centrally located for both the siren and range of the panic button and tracking sensors. &nbsp;300 feet line of sight is the maximum stated distance. &nbsp;Walls and basements reduce that greatly. <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> <br /> Tracking sensors</span></strong> <br /> The sensors are small, not waterproof and worked right away. They do not come with any clips or ability to hang. They have an odd shape we show in the video and you are forced to use the provided 3M sticky strips to mount them. &nbsp;We can see that being easily dislodged or falling off. We hope they reconsider and make a clip or clasp for it. I would love to mount this to a walker, not just a coffee maker or pill container. &nbsp;The sensors supposedly work up to 300 feet in line of sight. Nowhere in a house do you have 300 feet line of sight. So use some testing and make sure the Security Shuttle is centrally located for best coverage. <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> <br /> The home8 Application</span></strong> <br /> This review area could be huge. So let us summarize and allow the video to cover the rest. The home8 systems have tons of capabilities. THe app is designed to let you do everything for all of the systems. We wish they had some scenes or options to reduce the homescreen on the app to what I bought. &nbsp;For example, we do not have the medicine kit nor temperature sensors. We do not need those huge options available on the screen, they just add complexity. &nbsp;Even advanced security features that are not part of this kit seemed exposed in the app.  <div align=center><img  alt="home8 iPhone application" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/home8-elder-care-security-kit-review.htm/content/M3?OpenElement"></div> <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> We did appreciate how easy ti was to allow additional family to be added as users. So you could share viewing ability and tracking. There are many notification options for family and a place to store local emergency numbers. This means the app can then push the number to the phone so you can quickly make those calls. You can store doctors or anything else in there you need. <br /> <br /> The app never crashed during any usage. Some of the ways to get to configurations could be done through various paths and clicks. There is no advanced help via the app. Like screen demos and how-to steps. That was disappointing. The FAQ link in the app was a wide variety of things, but nothing specific to setup or detailed instructions. <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> <br /> Overall</span></strong> <br /> This is a good kit that I see they put together from other options they have. home8 has a nice suite of security products and add-ons, but chose to put this combo together to target elderly care. Add on the medication tracker they offer and you have a great way to keep tracker of the elderly, or anyone with needs, at home that just need that extra set of eyes and communication. <br /> <br /> You can find this kit on the home8 website, <a href=http://idonot.es/home8elder><span style="text-decoration:underline">Amazon </span></a>(affiliate link) and even <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=/D3bauLt*F8&amp;subid=&amp;offerid=492045.1&amp;type=10&amp;tmpid=13127&amp;RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.bestbuy.com%252Fsite%252Fhome8-elder-care-wireless-home-security-system-white%252F5579419.p%253FskuId%253D5579419">Best Buy</a> (affiliate link) in our searches. &nbsp;Prices varied greatly, so make sure to check them all. <br /> <br /> Also if my reviews are helpful, even if not buying, click the Yes on Amazon and the thumbs up on YouTube. &nbsp; Please see all the <a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/archive?openview&amp;title=Product+Reviews&amp;type=cat&amp;cat=Product+Reviews&amp;sort=I"><span style="text-decoration:underline">product reviews</span></a> here on the IdoNotes blog and subscribe to the SpikedStudio channel or<a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL13E3381E5DCAAA24"><span style="text-decoration:underline"> product review playlist </span></a>&nbsp;on YouTube . &nbsp; We also have a ton of smaller CES2017 review on the<a href=http://spikedstudio.com/><span style="text-decoration:underline"> Spiked Studio</span></a> blog site. <div class="feedflare">
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  30. <title>Cross Canada Collaboration User Group is April 27 2017</title>
  31. <pubDate>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:05 -0500</pubDate>
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  34. You can register to attend virtually for the Cross Canada Collaboration User Group event. You can attend in person or virtually for this day of 8 sessions ...
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  40. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
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  43. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ You can register to attend virtually for the <strong>Cross Canada Collaboration User Group</strong> event. You can attend in person or virtually for this day of 8 sessions. <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=http://www.c3ug.ca/><img  alt="Cross Canada Collaboration User Group" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/cross-canada-collaboration-user-group-is-april-27-2017.htm/content/M2?OpenElement"></a><br /> Sessions will cover Watson, Alexa, Domino applications, case studies, the IBM Connect Hackathon and more. <br /> <br /> Register for the Cross Canada Collaboration User Group event <a href=http://idonot.es/2p9TOaL><span style="text-decoration:underline">right here</span></a>  <div class="feedflare">
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  50. <title>IBM Connections now says &#x2019;heart&#x2019; my status</title>
  51. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:35:00 -0500</pubDate>
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  54. IBM Connections is releasing an update that is replacing the Like with a heart icon.  It will universally replace "Like" and in some places the happy face icon. I am torn by this. ...
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  60. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
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  63. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <strong>IBM Connections</strong> is releasing an update that is replacing the <em>Like</em> with a heart icon. &nbsp;It will universally replace "Like" and in some places the happy face icon. I am torn by this decision. <p><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections now says &#8217;heart&#8217; my status" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-now-says-heart-my-status.htm/content/M2?OpenElement"> <p>As you can see in the above image, the heart icon allows you to let the author of the file, blog, status update or comment know that you love it. I did say love it since the heart usually means love.  <p>&nbsp;In the business world I think the 'like' meaning was so much better. Even Facebook adopted 'like' with some added ones for laughter and crying and of course Love with the heart, &nbsp;There are so many issues and contexts associated with using 'love". I can only imagine someone saying "<em>they went in a loved all my posts, comments and pictures. That was creepy</em>". &nbsp;It just adds connotations I am sure was not intended but is one of the cultural things I can see not working well everywhere. <p>What do you think? Do you love the new icon? Do you like it? <p>Read my blog posting on the IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017<a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-april-2017.htm"> right here</a> <div class="feedflare">
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  70. <title>IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017</title>
  71. <pubDate>Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:49:33 -0500</pubDate>
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  74. IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for April 2017. Here is some of the updates. ...
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  78. <category>Cloud</category>
  79. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
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  82. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ IBM has released <strong>what's new</strong> for <strong>IBM Connections Cloud</strong> for April 2017. Here is some of the updates. <br /> <table width=639 style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=633 style="border-style:ridge ridge ridge ridge;border-color:#FFFFFF;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% bgcolor=#214a63 style="border-style:ridge ridge ridge ridge;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong><em>Verse</em></strong> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:ridge ridge ridge ridge;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Verse: Automatically show remote images</strong><br /> <br /> Messages that contain remote images can pose a security risk. Up until now, if you wanted to see an external image, you had to click <strong>Show Images</strong>&nbsp;in each message containing external images. However, if you are willing to trust external images, you can have Verse automatically show remote images for all messages.  <p>There's a new setting in <strong>Mail and Calendar Settings > Security</strong>&nbsp;where you can set a new default to Always show remote images.  <div align=center><br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-april-2017.htm/content/M2?OpenElement"> <p> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> Verse on Android: Persistent password for encrypted emails</strong><br /> <br /> Verse now saves your password so you're not prompted for it again while viewing encrypted messages.  <p>To read an encrypted message in Verse Android, the mail password must be entered. Previously, the password was cached for 30 minutes, the default <strong>max screenlock timeout </strong>interval. If you opened an encrypted message after that time you would be prompted for your password again. This proved to be inconvenient for organizations which encrypt all their messages. Passwords are now saved in encrypted storage, so once you enter it you are not prompted for it again.  <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-april-2017.htm/content/M3?OpenElement"></div></table> <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=#214a63 style="border-style:ridge ridge ridge ridge;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong><em>Connections</em></strong> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:ridge ridge ridge ridge;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Connections: Like something? Show some heart!</strong><br /> <br /> Now you can put your heart into it when you like something in Connections Cloud. The new heart icon has universally replaced the word "Like" or, in some places, the happy face icon.  <p>Click the heart icon <img  alt="heart icon" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-april-2017.htm/content/M4?OpenElement">&nbsp;to like a file, blog, status update, or comment.  <p> <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-april-2017.htm/content/M5?OpenElement"> <p> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> Connections: New navigation bar now on business partner pages</strong><br /> <br /> The new navigation Bar that has already been enabled on IBM Connections Cloud pages will be extended to business partner app pages on or after April 28, 2017. This allows IBM business partners to fully use the newest navigation bar features. <br />  <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-april-2017.htm/content/M6?OpenElement"></div></table> <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=#214a63 style="border-style:ridge ridge ridge ridge;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong><em>Administration</em></strong> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:ridge ridge ridge ridge;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Administrators: Integration server supports City and Zip Code headers</strong><br /> <br /> During an <strong>Add</strong>&nbsp;or <strong>Update</strong>&nbsp;action using provisioning files or change files with the Connections Cloud Integration server, the <strong>City</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>ZIP Code</strong>&nbsp;can be used as headers to update the corresponding fields in the <strong>Address</strong>&nbsp;record. <br />  <div align=center> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> Administrators: Enable navigation bar base64 extension icons</strong><strong><br /> </strong><br /> Administrators, for increased security, enable navigation bar base64 extension icons. This change allows only base64 encoded icons to be used in the Application Registry navigation bar extensions to enhance security. Administrators must update their icons if not already encoded.  <div align=center> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> Administrators: Navigation Bar now uses new extension registry</strong><br /> <br /> Administrators: Navigation bar now uses organization extensions migrated into the new extensions registry. <ul> <li>The organization extensions shown in the organization extensions UI will appear slightly differently.  </li><li>Unsupported Navigation bar extensions features will be deleted.  </li><li>Previously disabled extensions will be deleted. The new extension framework does not support previously disabled extensions.  </li><li>Migrated extensions links will now be displayed vertically at the bottom of the <strong>More</strong>&nbsp;drop down menu. <div align=center></div></li></ul> <hr> <br /><strong>Administrators: Display multiple subscriptions on one page</strong><br /> <br /> The Subscriptions page shown in <strong>Admin > Manage Organization > Subscriptions</strong>&nbsp;now allows you to view 10, 25, 50, or 100 items per page. This change can help you easily navigate the list of multiple subscriptions available to your organization.  <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-april-2017.htm/content/M7?OpenElement"></div></table> <br /></table> <br /></table> <p>See the previous IBM Connections Cloud enhancement<a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/search.htm?opendocument&amp;q=enhancements%20AND%20cloud"><span style="text-decoration:underline"> posts</span></a> right here (and <a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/search.htm?opendocument&amp;q=smartcloud"><span style="text-decoration:underline">previous SmartCloud</span></a> naming ones) on IdoNotes  <div class="feedflare">
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  101. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ IBM has released <strong>what's new</strong> for <strong>IBM Connections Cloud</strong> for March 2017. Here is some of the updates.  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:groove groove groove groove;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"> <br /><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Verse Mobile: Android users now can view mail as threaded conversations</strong><br /> <br /> Verse Mobile is introducing visual grouping of messages and their replies into threaded conversations or threading. You have the option of viewing messages individually or as a grouped thread.  <div align=center><br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M2?OpenElement"></div> <br /> <ul> <li>A thread is shown as one item in the Inbox or folders  </li><li>Forwarding rather than Replying starts a new thread  </li><li>Changes in subject do not start a new thread  </li><li>Enabled by default</li></ul> <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M3?OpenElement"></div> <br /> <div align=center> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> <br /> IBM Mail Support for MS Outlook: Accumulate more than 30 days of mail</strong><br /> <br /> As an IBM Mail user on MS Outlook, you can accumulate more than 30 days of email up to <br /> 50 GB.<br /> <br /> Typically when you first migrate your mail and sync to the cloud, you download 30 days of existing mail locally. What's new is that now, after initially downloading 30 days worth of email, you can over time accumulate up to 50 GB of mail without any time limit. For example, after six months, you'll have seven months of local mail. The accumulated mail is carried over if you switch to a new computer or you create a new Outlook profile.  <div align=center> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> <br /> IBM Mail Support for MS Outlook: Calendar rich text content</strong><br /> <br /> By default, Outlook users who have IBM Mail Support for MS Outlook (IMSMO) can now see Calendar rich text content in the description field (tables, fonts, and so on) instead of plain text. Outlook users can also insert rich text into Calendar entries. There is no change to the attachment limitations in Calendar entries at this time.  <div align=center> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> <br /> Developers: Extend the navigation bar to add menu items</strong><br /> <br /> While we told you about this new extension point last month, we've updated the description to give you the correct help link.  <p>See <a href="https://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/appdevwiki.nsf/xpDocViewer.xsp?lookupName=Dev+Guide+topics#action=openDocument&amp;res_title=Managing_applications_for_Verse_or_the_Top_Navigation_Bar&amp;content=sdkcontent" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Managing applications for Verse or the Top Navigation Bar</span></a>.  <p>Add, modify, or delete menu items in the Verse or Connections Cloud navigation bar. Organization administrators can now extend the navigation bar in the following ways:  <ul> <li>Add links to the top level navigation bar  </li><li>Add new menus (and menu options to the menu)  </li><li>Hide (disable) existing links at top level or inside a menu  </li><li>Hide (disable) an entire existing menu </li></ul><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M4?OpenElement"><br /> <br />  <hr><strong><br /> <br /> Developers: Extend the Verse mail send command to hook before sending</strong><br /> <br /> IBM Verse is introducing an extension point to allow developers to call other services when a user is about to send a message. This extensibility point allows businesses the opportunity to ask users to validate actions or information before proceeding to send a message.  <p>For example, some companies like to ensure that every email meets security requirements before it's sent. Some countries may prohibit sending work emails after a certain hour. In some countries, similar names are so common that companies want their employees to confirm recipients before sending.  <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M5?OpenElement"></div> <p>Note that the extension cannot force users to make a change; it can just advise them that they should. Look for the ability to disable send in an upcoming release.  <p>See the <a href="https://git.swg.usma.ibm.com/pages/IBM-Verse/verse-developer-chrome-ext/reference/reference.html" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Verse extensibility documentation</span></a>  <div align=center> <hr></div> <p><strong><br /> Developers: Extend Verse to create a custom name picker</strong><br /> <br /> IBM Verse is introducing an extensibility point to invoke a custom name picker when composing. This extensibility point is designed to give organizations, system integrators, and business partners the ability to develop their own directory search solutions.  <p>Why write a custom name picker for IBM Verse? In some countries, similar names are so common that companies want their employees to see additional information about recipients when choosing a name. A custom name picker allows users to search for recipients using various name filters. Or a name picker might help narrow a name search to a certain locale. <br /> <br /> For example, when a user composes a message, the <strong>To</strong> field is clickable  <div align=center><br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M6?OpenElement"></div> <p><br /> <br /> The name picker then appears, covering the message body. The user can drill down by location or department to find the correct name:  <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M7?OpenElement"></div> <p><br /> <br /> For a tutorial and instructions on creating a name picker:  <ul> <li><a href="https://git.swg.usma.ibm.com/pages/IBM-Verse/verse-developer-chrome-ext/tutorials/tutorial_custom_name_picker.html" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Name Picker Tutorial</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://git.swg.usma.ibm.com/pages/IBM-Verse/verse-developer-chrome-ext/reference/reference.html" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Verse extensibility documentation</span></a> <div align=center></div></li></ul> <hr> <br /><strong><br /> We want your opinion of IBM Verse</strong><br /> <br /> How likely are you to recommend Verse to a friend or co-worker? Beginning this month, we will be posing this question to random users at random times. Not everyone will get the survey, but we thought you'd like to know that it's coming. Thanks for helping us become the best mail and calendar program on the planet. <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M8?OpenElement"></div> <br /></table> <br /> <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=#325c80 style="border-style:groove groove groove groove;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>SmartCloud Notes</strong>  <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:groove groove groove groove;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"> <br /><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Administrators: New process for when SmartCloud Notes mail is over quota</strong><br /> <br /> Effective immediately, when a user's mail file is over quota, a number of new messages are temporarily held for delivery, instead of immediately returning a non-delivery or failure notice back to the sender. Also, users whose mail files have reached quota are now notified about this issue.  <p>The following list describes what happens when a mail file reaches quota:  <ul> <li>Messages (up to 1,000 - subject to change) sent to a user whose mail file has reached quota will be held for 3 days (subject to change) so that the user can take action to reduce the mail file size.  </li><li>Users will receive an email that they have reached quota and there are messages waiting. They are advised to take action such as deleting or archiving messages. If users don't take action to reduce mail file size and empty trash the held messages will be returned to the sender after a period of time.  </li><li>Held messages are stored "first in first out". If the held messages exceed the limit (1,000) then the oldest messages will be returned to the sender making room for newly received messages.  </li><li>No configuration is required. This enhancement is being enabled for all users. </li></ul><br /> Previously, messages sent to a user whose mail file was over quota resulted in a Non-Delivery Report (NDR) being returned to the sender. Depending on the client used, users who were over quota might have been notified that they were over quota.  <p>Again, no configuration is required, this feature has already been enabled for your users. We are already temporarily holding messages for your over-quota users. We suggest that you encourage users to delete or archive messages, and then to empty trash.  <p>If you have any questions please contact IBM Support by submitting an online <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/support/servicerequest/quick_start.html" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Service Request</span></a>. You may also refer to the <a href=http://ibmcloud.com/social/support target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Support Information</span></a> page for additional contact information  <div align=center> <hr></div> <p><strong><br /> Administrators: Reset password API for SmartCloud Notes</strong><br /> <br /> This API allows applications to reset the Notes ID file password for ID files available in the SmartCloud Notes ID Vault. The new password is passed as an HTTP header X-HTTP-Query-Password. Password length must be at least 8 characters  <p>For more information, see <a href="https://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/appdevwiki.nsf/xpAPIViewer.xsp?lookupName=API+Reference#action=openDocument&amp;res_title=Reset_Notes_ID_File_password&amp;content=apicontent" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Reset Notes ID File Password</span></a>.</table> <br /> <p> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=#325c80 style="border-style:groove groove groove groove;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong><em>Connections</em></strong>  <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:groove groove groove groove;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"> <br /><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>IBM Docs: New financial formulas</strong><br /> <br /> IBM Docs has new financial formulas for the Spreadsheets editor.  <ul> <li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_cumipmt_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">CUMIPMT function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_cumprinc_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">CUMPRINC function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_disc_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">DISC function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_fv_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">FV function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_fvschedule_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">FVSCHEDULE function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_ipmt_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">IPMT function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_ispmt_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">ISPMT function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_npv_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">NPV function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_pmt_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">PMT function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_ppmt_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">PPMT function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_pricedisc_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">PRICEDISC function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_pricemat_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">PRICEMAT function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_pv_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">PV function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_received_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">RECEIVED function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_tbillprice_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">TBILLPRICE function</span></a>  </li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/docs/text/spreadsheet/s_xnpv_function_financial.html?view=kc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">XNPV function</span></a> </li></ul> <hr><strong><br /> <br /> Meetings: Prompt participants to join call in-progress</strong><br /> <br /> When a moderator starts the audio or video portion of Connections Cloud Meeting, participants now receive a notice asking them if they would like to join. If a participant enters the meeting room while a call is in progress, the participant will be notified on entry and prompted to join the call. <br /> <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M9?OpenElement"> <div align=center> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> <br /> Meetings: Support for 64-bit Chrome and Firefox</strong><br /> <br /> Moderators or participants running a 64-bit version of Firefox or Chrome can now participate in an audio/video call within the meeting. The experience in these browsers will be a floating audio/video window. <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M10?OpenElement"><br /> <br /> </table> <br /> <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=#325c80 style="border-style:groove groove groove groove;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong><em>Administrators</em></strong>  <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:groove groove groove groove;border-color:#325C80;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:1px 1px;"> <br /><br />  <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Use Cisco Jabber, Spark, or WebEx with Connections or Verse</strong><br /> <br /> Organizations using Cisco Jabber, Cisco WebEx or Cisco Spark can choose to use WebEx Meetings or their preferred Chat tool for Click-to-Chat from IBM Connections and Verse. These features will be available on or after March 27, 2017. <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M11?OpenElement"><br /> <br /> You can make Cisco applications available to one user or the entire organization. You can configure only one chat program but you can deploy more than one meeting program. For more information, see the following documentation:  <ul> <li><a href=https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/admin/bss/topics/c_jabber_overview.html target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Jabber integration overview</span></a>  </li><li><a href=https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/admin/bss/topics/c_spark_overview.html target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Spark integration overview</span></a>  </li><li><a href=https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL3JX/admin/bss/topics/c_webex_overview.html target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">WebEx integration overview</span></a> </li></ul> <hr><strong><br /> <br /> Connections Compliance for Social</strong><br /> <br /> IBM Connections Compliance for Social is a new offering of Connections Cloud that supports effective enforcement of your organization's acceptable use policies.  <ul> <li>Helps protect your brand and reputation with monitoring and alerting  </li><li>Helps reduce legal costs through fast and simple content review and retrieval  </li><li>Enhances return on investment (ROI) by extending the life of existing archive and eDiscovery investments  </li><li>Includes an archive feature that can reduce the cost of eDiscovery by uniquely displaying social content in context  </li><li>Features a single repository for social and other real-time communications  </li><li>Offers preservation of context in an easy-to-view format  </li><li>Provides ease of search and review through identity reconciliation across data sources</li></ul><br /> IBM Connections Compliance for Social is provided by Actiance, an IBM Business Partner and an industry leader in security, management, and compliance solutions for unified communications, collaboration, and social networking platforms.  <div align=center> <hr></div> <br /><strong><br /> <br /> Subscribe to What's New</strong><br /> <br /> Subscribe with your favorite RSS feed reader to read about new and changed features.  <p>Be notified of new features and changes as they go live. Go to <a href="https://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/bhwiki.nsf/dx/Subscribe_to_Whats_New" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">What's New</span></a> and click Subscribe > Recently added articles in this category.  <div align=center><img  alt="Image:IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-connections-cloud-enhancements-for-march-2017.htm/content/M12?OpenElement"></div></table> <br /> <p></table> <br /> <br /><br /> <br /> See the previous IBM Connections Cloud enhancement<a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/search.htm?opendocument&amp;q=enhancements%20AND%20cloud"><span style="text-decoration:underline"> posts</span></a> right here (and <a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/search.htm?opendocument&amp;q=smartcloud"><span style="text-decoration:underline">previous SmartCloud</span></a> naming ones) on IdoNotes &nbsp;  <div class="feedflare">
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  108. <title>Deploying IBM Blockchain on IBM Bluemix - IBM Connect 2017</title>
  109. <pubDate>Wed, 1 Mar 2017 10:03:15 -0500</pubDate>
  110. <description>
  111. <![CDATA[
  112. At IBM Connect 2017 I presented the above session of Deploying IBM Blockchain on IBM Bluemix as a Customer. I was happy to see so many interested in this topic. ...
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  114. </description>
  115. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Idonotes/~3/SMmel_OFsbE/deploying-ibm-blockchain-on-ibm-bluemix-ibm-connect-2017.htm</link>
  116. <category>Cloud</category>
  117. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
  118. <comments>http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/deploying-ibm-blockchain-on-ibm-bluemix-ibm-connect-2017.htm?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  120. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ At <strong>IBM Connect 2017</strong> I presented the above session of <strong>Deploying IBM Blockchain on IBM Bluemix as a Customer</strong>. I was happy to see so many interested in this topic. &nbsp;I also have a video that was complied walking through the steps coming. <br /> <blockquote><strong>Deploying Blockchain on IBM Bluemix as a customer</strong> <br /> Explore the benefits of IBM Blockchain for decentralized and trusted controls. Decentralized and trusted processing of real-time transactions can speed up your business processes! Learn how to deploy both test and production Blockchain environments on IBM Bluemix. Walk through the business needs for the evolving Blockchain technology from the customer perspective. View validations in progress and the health of your peers in the chaincode</blockquote> <div class="feedflare">
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  127. <title>Gurupalooza replay from IBM Connect 2017</title>
  128. <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:35:14 -0500</pubDate>
  129. <description>
  130. <![CDATA[
  131. I had the pleasure of participating again in Gurupalooza at IBM Connect 2017 . I managed to capture the entire thing on Facebook Live. Here is the replay. ...
  132. ]]>
  133. </description>
  134. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Idonotes/~3/hGx6oVOy1NU/gurupalooza-replay-form-ibm-connect-2017.htm</link>
  135. <category>Conferences</category>
  136. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
  137. <comments>http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/gurupalooza-replay-form-ibm-connect-2017.htm?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  139. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ I had the pleasure of participating again in <strong>Gurupalooza</strong> at <strong>IBM Connect 2017</strong> . I managed to capture the entire thing on Facebook Live. Here is the replay. &nbsp;You will find tons of <strong>Connect 2017</strong> content on the <a href=https://www.facebook.com/IdoNotesNetwork/>IdoNotes Network page </a>on Facebook. <div class="feedflare">
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  146. <title>IBM Business Partner sessions at Connect 2017</title>
  147. <pubDate>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:15:11 -0500</pubDate>
  148. <description>
  149. <![CDATA[
  150. IBM Connect 2017 is a week away and while Business Partner Day is not there anymore, there is an agenda for IBM Business Partners still. ...
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  152. </description>
  153. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Idonotes/~3/fQtMne73Lrc/ibm-business-partner-sessions-at-connect-2017.htm</link>
  154. <category>Conferences</category>
  155. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
  156. <comments>http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/ibm-business-partner-sessions-at-connect-2017.htm?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  158. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <strong>IBM Connect 2017</strong> is a week away and while Business Partner Day is not there anymore, there is an agenda for <strong>IBM Business Partners</strong> still. <ul> <li>The general session for partners is Tuesday. Look for strategy and 2017 plans here </li><li>IBM Tools and Incentives - on Wednesday you can find out where to look and what incentives are new </li><li>Plan your 2017 strategy with IBM is also on Wednesday </li><li>Taking on Microsoft Office 365 with IBM solutions is tapped for Wednesday (against my session I see) </li><li>Making money in the Cloud is also Wednesday. </li><li>Enhanced Partnerworld is also on Wednesday</li></ul>So if you want a non tech track and a lot of BP content then Wednesday is the day. &nbsp;The IBM Event app has it all and I will have a video coming on that shortly <div class="feedflare">
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  165. <title>NuBryte Touchpoint smart panel review</title>
  166. <pubDate>Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:08:00 -0500</pubDate>
  167. <description>
  168. <![CDATA[
  169. NuBryte Touchpoint is a smart hub/smart touch panel that fits into existing lightswitch boxes.  You control numerous things like lighting, fans and even use Alexa voice commands. ...
  170. ]]>
  171. </description>
  172. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Idonotes/~3/pM_JsXOE-GQ/nubryte-touchpoint-smart-panel-review.htm</link>
  173. <category>Product Reviews</category>
  174. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
  175. <comments>http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/nubryte-touchpoint-smart-panel-review.htm?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  177. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <strong>NuBryte Touchpoint</strong> is a smart hub/smart touch panel that fits into existing lightswitch boxes. &nbsp;You control numerous things like lighting, fans, an internal intercom, security and even use Alexa voice commands now. With a sleek design and just large enough touchscreen, the Lucis Technologies NuBryte Touchpoint can fit into any home decor. <br /> <br /> While I was immediately curious how this compares to some of our reviews on hubs like Wink (<a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/wink-connected-home-hub--pwhub-who01-review.htm">see our review</a>), I wanted to run this review as a new homeowner looking for some modern controls just entering the smarthome foray of products. &nbsp;Ease of installation, configuration and use were key factors we went after.  <div align=center><img  alt="NuBryte Touchpoint description" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/nubryte-touchpoint-smart-panel-review.htm/content/M2?OpenElement"></div> <br /><br /> The <a href=http://idonot.es/nubrytetouchpoint><span style="text-decoration:underline">NuBryte Touchpoint</span></a> is available for single and double gang lightswitch boxes currently. They are definitely looking at models for larger three and four switch gangs as well. &nbsp;The wiring on the back is labeled so well and a great instruction booklet comes with the product. Their support is just a call away to help you with any questions on the installation. &nbsp;It took me about 8-9 minutes to install, which included turning off the power to the switch via the circuit breakers before I started. &nbsp;Please remember to do that. <br />  <br /> The Touchpoint fit in easily and immediately was able to turn on and off the light using the switch that sits behind the touchscreen, Make sure to test this first as it will let you know you did your wiring right. &nbsp;The touchscreen snaps on easily by lining up the connection port and pressing firmly. &nbsp;You are then ready to configure all the options you want and start using it immediately. <br /> <br /> In the settings menu there is a built in wizard to help expedite the process. You can also manually configure every setting. &nbsp;The very first thing you should do it connect to your wifi (2.4gHz network) so you can start pulling updates and allowing the mobile app to connect. &nbsp;I had no problems getting it to connect and it found my wifi easily. &nbsp;The rest of the settings are thing such as screensavers, proximity awareness, time settings and more. All of the Touchpoint panels must be on the same Wifi network, router and subnet to see each other. <br /> <img  alt="NuBryte Touchpoint settings" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/nubryte-touchpoint-smart-panel-review.htm/content/M3?OpenElement"><br /> The camera at the top, that we talk about in the video, has a privacy shutter. This allows you to slide it over the camera lens guaranteeing no video can be taken. This does affect one of the security features we cover later. &nbsp;The camera itself is wide angle with a 720x480 format that gets stored in MPG4 at 8fps. Not HD quality but enough for the videos it takes for security alerts. <br /> <br /> The interface of the touchscreen has four options on the sides and then the main menus in the large LCD area. &nbsp;On the sides you can access the intercom, security, lights and main home screen. &nbsp;The home screen has choices for lighting, weather/temp, energy consumption, clocks/alarms and settings. &nbsp;I can see them easily adding more options for the home screen through software updates. <br /> <br /> The built in proximity sensor can allow the touchscreen to illuminate automatically. This is great as a night-light or to pick up motion. &nbsp;This same sensor is used with the security mode and becomes highly sensitive at a longer range. <br /> <br /> The intercom feature can only be used between two or more NuBryte Touchpoint systems. Currently, you cannot use the mobile app to communicate nor can you listen to a panel. &nbsp;You can talk to a specific room or broadcast to all of the panels in the house. This is a great way to enable a full house intercom system with other advanced features. <br /> <img  alt="NuBryte Touchpoint intercom" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/nubryte-touchpoint-smart-panel-review.htm/content/M4?OpenElement"><br /> The security feature is interesting to us. While there is no need for any subscription services, a trigger will make the connected lights flash and the panel to make noise with a 100 decibel alarm. The camera is also activates to take a video of whatever it sees in the wide angle view. A good distraction for anyone breaking in, but I wish an external siren could be activated to alert neighbors. Or even silent mode with the alert sent to your device. You could then have the video and be calling police. &nbsp;I think what we are asking for is more granularity and options in configuring the security capabilities. <br /> <br /> Lighting controls were pretty slick. Being able to turn off all connected lights in one button is nice. You can also drill down into each room and even dim or brighten with pinch and zoom. &nbsp;It remembers your last brightness setting when turning the lights on and off. &nbsp;What I need is some integration with other lights like Lifx so I can also control colors and scenes. &nbsp;There are many lighting modes, even vacation type schedules to be configured. We did not go deep into this because users basically expect this capability now. Even having lights come on as you pass by and dim as you leave is possible. There is a lot of capabilities with the built-in sensors. <br /> <br /> Temperature shows for the room the panel is in as well as outside temp and forecast. Humidity for the current room was a nice touch, mainly in basement areas. &nbsp;There is even an alert for bad weather coming. When you configure you city/location you will get the forecast for the day and even next five. <br /> <br /> The energy tab shows the energy usage of connected lights to the <a href=http://idonot.es/nubrytetouchpoint><span style="text-decoration:underline">NuBryte Touchpoint.</span></a> If the daily usage was higher than average it does flash that screen. &nbsp;This is not monitoring the entire home by any means. Now I do wonder if you can have a rollup report of all lights connected to all panels in the home when you have multiple Touchpoints installed. I could not find that documented as a feature anywhere. <br /> <br /> The mobile app installed on iOS 10 without incident (but would not find the panels on iOS 9). We quickly connected and paired our Touchpoint and had control after creating a required user account. One immediate thing I did not like from a UI perspective is while the colors and main menu items were the same, the icons were not the same. &nbsp;Compare the image at the top with the mobile screenshot below.  <div align=center><img  alt="NuBryte Touchpoint mobile" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/nubryte-touchpoint-smart-panel-review.htm/content/M5?OpenElement"></div> <br /><br /> As you can see security is on the main mobile screen, but on the side on the panel. The calendar icon is on mobile while the time icon is on the panel. Things like that just seem odd mainly when someone may be color-blind. Learning two icons sets was weird to us. &nbsp;But the mobile app worked great and had no crashes or errors. We could turn on and off both lights and security with the same clicks (security screen is different on mobile than on the panel once again). <br /> <br /> We did not get to test the new Alexa integration but imagine it is as simple as all the other connected devices just yelling to turn things on and off. Or like Nest to change the temp. &nbsp;I wish they would also add lock controls that connect to the same wifi. They have also promised some IFTTT, Zigbee or Z-Wave and other vendor integrations are coming soon. We look forward to those changes and putting other NuBryte Touchpoint panels in the house to get a whole house control experience. Couple this with Wink Smart Hub and you pretty much have control over everything. <br /> <br /> You can get the NuBryte Touchpoint on <a href=https://shop.nubryte.com/><span style="text-decoration:underline">their website</span></a> and on Amazon at <a href=http://idonot.es/nubrytetouchpoint><span style="text-decoration:underline">http://idonot.es/nubrytetouchpoint</span></a> (affiliate link). The pricing seems to be in line with other hubs and entries into this area. With the touchscreen and software updates, Lucis can offer many enhancements and features with the product. Light controls, integration with the thermostats, Alexa voice, mobile alerts and more make this a good choice. &nbsp;The mobile app will grow but we hope they keep the UI as simple as it is today. &nbsp;Allowing us to create scenes of controls (and even robots that do things for us) across numerous Touchpoint panels is a hope that we have. While we would have to replace a whole panel to get better cameras, HD will soon be a required standard to compete with ones like Nest. <br /> <br />  Also if my reviews are helpful, even if not buying, click the Yes on Amazon and the thumbs up on YouTube. &nbsp; Please see all the <a href="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/archive?openview&amp;title=Product+Reviews&amp;type=cat&amp;cat=Product+Reviews&amp;sort=I"><span style="text-decoration:underline">product reviews</span></a> here on the IdoNotes blog and subscribe to the SpikedStudio channel or<a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL13E3381E5DCAAA24"><span style="text-decoration:underline"> product review playlist </span></a>&nbsp;on YouTube . &nbsp; We also have a ton of smaller CES2017 review on the<a href=http://spikedstudio.com/><span style="text-decoration:underline"> Spiked Studio</span></a> blog site. <br /> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=http://idonot.es/nubrytetouchpoint><span style="text-decoration:underline">http://idonot.es/nubrytetouchpoint</span></a> <div class="feedflare">
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  184. <title>Reading tiled interfaces - I dislike staggered rows</title>
  185. <pubDate>Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:13:36 -0500</pubDate>
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  188. Recently IBM has been sending more newsletters with a tiled interface. While cool looking with images and bold text, the boxes stagger and make it so hard to read. ...
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  192. <category>General</category>
  193. <dc:creator>[email protected] (Chris Miller - IdoNotes)</dc:creator>
  194. <comments>http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/reading-tiled-interfaces-i-dislike-staggered-rows.htm?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  196. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Recently IBM has been sending more newsletters with a tiled interface. While cool looking with images and bold text, the boxes stagger and make it so hard to read. <br /><img  alt="Image:Reading tiled interfaces - I dislike staggered rows" border="0" src="http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/reading-tiled-interfaces-i-dislike-staggered-rows.htm/content/M2?OpenElement"> <br />In this example the tiled rows all start even at the top. But they allow different sizes so soon there is no semblance. Making sure you read everything turns into a column approach. Now in some cultures that is acceptable. But for most you read left to right, row to row. Not down, scroll up and back down. <br /> <br />You then even end up with huge wasted space at the bottom s one column goes longer than the other. &nbsp;I will let the above image speak or show for itself. <div class="feedflare">
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