Some third party apps still work. Most will no longer do so after the middle of May.
My OBi202 is one, and so is GroovIP, and so on and so on. Bummer, for sure, but other free, or nearly so, alternatives do exist. So, in the end
I use Win8. All my stuff is on my HDDs. There is no reason you HAVE to use the cloud.
Yes, you have to actually open BOTH eyes and even get more than two neurons firing at the same time when setting things up, but it's not at all mandatory to use the cloud.
Anyway, think about animals, little kids, etc. when you're electrifying your furniture.
That's exactly what I was thinking. That, and how many hits my CC camera clips would get on youtube