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Here's the situation: you're interested in what's happening in the lives of a few of your friends, but you're reluctant to open up Facebook lest you get submerged in the usual tide of branded offers, game requests, and inane updates from people you haven't seen for several years. Don't worry! There are ways to check Facebook without actually having to deal with Facebook.

Going to the effort of setting up a smart home just so you can turn your lights on and off from your phone may not seem like the best use of your time and resources, but with the right gear and apps you can put together some routines that really will impress family, friends, and occasional Airbnb guests. Here are five of our favourites.

We're just a week or so away from the end of daylight savings which means the biannual mantra of "Change your clock, change your smoke detector battery" is about to be replayed in homes across the country. But I don't have that problem anymore. I swapped out my old smoke detectors for a couple of Nest Protect devices.

Discover Weekly is great. The only downside is that when Spotify magically generates a new playlist for you each week, it replaces your old Discover Weekly playlist. Now, thanks to IFTTT, there's a super easy way to keep an archive of your favourite ephemeral playlists.

If you're listening to music from your phone while you're out in the car, or while you're commuting home on the train or bus, it makes sense that you should share it with everyone in your house once you get there. With that as our criteria, we've built a short list of five of our favourite Android apps that take streaming music, radio and audio out from your earphones and pipe it into the real world through your house's wireless speakers and your TV.

Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here's how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.

Whether you're constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there's a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query -- and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.

IFTTT (IF This Then That) is an incredibly useful tool for all kinds of tasks, which is why we talk about it so regularly. The platform continues to expand its smartphone integrations for Android and iOS users, and one of the best ways you can take advantage is by automatically alerting your significant other when you're heading home.

Interested in seeing what Instagrammers are sharing in your local town or city? Or a famous landmark? With the help of a simple IFTTT recipe you can collect up snaps from a specific geographical region and have them delivered to your inbox. Here's how to get it set up and tweak it where required.

Hello fellow app enthusiasts. This week was a good one for smartphone app stores across the board. An automation juggernaut makes putting your digital life on autopilot even easier. Sending short video messages is now as easy as texting. Sending email is as easy as texting. Sending texts is as easy as texting! Just kidding on that last one.

Good news! One of our favourite web services -- IFTTT -- has been updated with some extra features making it more useful than ever before. The new Do apps bring one-tap magic to your phone (or smartwatch) and can be used to quickly push out photos, trigger actions and create notes. Here are 15 Recipes that show off the potential of the new tools.

Are you spending too much of your time burrowed away in the office? Did you waste more hours at your desk in December than you did in November? Just how much overtime pay does your boss owe you? Keeping a log of your work hours can be helpful for all kinds of reasons and you can automate the whole process using your phone and IFTTT.

IFTTT, one of our favourite apps for doing just about anything, just got updated with a bunch of new Twitter triggers -- if you want to stay on top of tweets that mention your name, you now have a much wider choice of ways to do it. These same alerts can also be set up for tweets from a particular @name or using a specific hashtag.

You don't have to settle for the charts and reports produced by your fitness tracker's own software -- export the data elsewhere and you can use it in a variety of different ways. It's not difficult to do and it could help renew your enthusiasm for working towards a healthier lifestyle.