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9 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Home Security Camera
Security camera have many uses beyond security. In this article, we cover nine clever ways to make the most of your camera.
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Apple Homekit - An Overview
An overview of the Apple Homekit, skills and actions, scenes and rooms, and controlling compatible devices
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Apps to Help You Manage Your Money
A comparison guide for different financial apps that bring together all of your information into one spot.
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Are AirPods Right For Me?
AirPods are Apple's take on the wireless headphone. Read more to learn if AirPods are right for you,
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Best Ways to Cable Manage Your Electronics
An informational guide regarding your Smart TV and choosing the right cable length for your different devices.
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Cable Haunt - Remote Access Exploit Affects Hundreds of Millions of Cable Modems
Guide to the Cable Haunt vulnerability, found across a variety of cable modems and wireless gateways.
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Common Technical Support Problems for Small Businesses
Learn more about common technical support topics that can drastically impact how your small business operates, and helpful information and recommendations on how to handle them.
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Complete Guide to Online Safety, Phishing and Scams
Our definitive online safety guide. Spot email phishing, marketplace and other scams to avoid identity theft and malware. Strong passwords and MFA. Parental controls.
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Devices That Will Lose Netflix Support on December 1
Starting December 1, 2019, many older devices will no longer be able to play Netflix. Learn more about the coming changes to ensure you don't lose access.
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Five Amazing Features for Philips Hue Lights
Learn five features of Philips Hue Light bulbs to enhance your everyday life from chores to watching TV.
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Five Apps to Save Money While Shopping
Learn about 5 free apps and sites that give you cash back on groceries, discounts on your prescriptions, and even free gift cards for doing simple tasks.
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Five Smart Security Gadgets to Keep Your Home Secure
Discover some of the best home security products out there as we highlight five products that are making waves in the industry.
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Getting the Most out of your Amazon Prime Membership
There is a lot more to Amazon Prime than just two day shipping. This blog post explores other great benefits such as free music and video streaming as well as audio and e-books
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How Parental Controls Work
Overview of concepts used in Parental Control tools and links to specific instructions to set them up across a wide variety of devices and services.
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How to Add More USB Ports to a Computer
Learn about different options to add more USB ports to your Windows or Mac computer if you've run out of ports for all your devices.
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How to Avoid COVID Online Scams
Recognize and protect yourself from COVID-19 scams such robocalls, spoof emails, text message scams, app scams, etc.
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How to Avoid Online Scams
There are many types of online scams. Learn how to recognize and avoid phishing, fake ads, malicious pop-ups, cat-fishing, and scam phone calls.
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How to Block Spam Phone Calls
Spam calls are a growing annoyance and security concern. This article reviews new services that allow consumers to identify and block these calls.
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How to Create, Store and Manage Passwords Securely
A password must be strong enough to hold up to hackers and brute-force attacks. Learn about creating the perfect password, managing online accounts and two-factor authentication.
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How to Get Started with Smart Home Automation
Get started with smart home automation technology. There are many different smart home platforms and hubs out there. Which one is the best for you?
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How to Keep Personal Information Safe Online
Your Social Security numbers, credit cards, online passwords may be at risk. Here are 12 ways to keep personal information safe on the Internet.
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How to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure on Summer Vacation
Twelve ways to prepare, secure, monitor your house for vacation. New technologies to help you. And a final checklist before you head out.
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How to Prevent Spectre and Meltdown CPU Flaw Attack
Meltdown and Spectre exploit security vulnerabilities in modern processors to allow programs to steal data being processed on your computer or mobile device.
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How to Select a Mesh Network - a Look at Six Popular Brands
Overview of six popular mesh network systems from Netgear, Google, TP-Link, Samsung, Asus, and Gryphon covering a range of needs and prices.
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How to Share Photos Online
This guide helps you learn the different methods of sharing photos online with or without social media.
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How to Stop Email Scams, Spam and Phishing
Spam, scams, and phishing emails arrive in our inboxes every minute. Learn how to recognize and get rid of them.
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How to Tell if Email Attachments are Safe or a Virus
Opening email attachments is a common way to get malware. Steps to quickly verify the sender. How to safely inspect attachments. How to spot spam. What to do with a download.
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How to Upgrade Hardware on a Computer
A guide for determining possible upgrades available for your Windows PC or Mac. Upgrade RAM, graphics card, CPU, power supply, hard drive, cooling, etc.
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How to Use a Heyday Power Bank
Learn about your Heyday Power Bank, how to charge it up, how to check its charge level, and how to charge your devices with it.
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How to Use Google Family Link?
Family Link helps parents control and keep track of what a child is doing on their Android or Chromebook device. This guide will take you through setup.
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How to Watch Netflix on a Nintendo Switch
While Netflix is not offered on the Nintendo Switch at this time, other video streaming services are available.
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In-Depth Review of Apple HomeKit
In this article we will dive a little deeper into the many features that make the HomeKit an exceptional piece of technology and what the HomeKit can do for you.
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Is It Safe to Pirate Movies, Music, Books and Apps?
Downloading movies, music, books, and apps for free may seem like a great idea but FREE offerings are often illegally pirated and come loaded with malware.
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Is Online Gambling Safe and What to Avoid?
Online gambling has been around since the 1990s and has recently become legal in many states but is it safe?
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Mesh Networks: An Answer to Weak WiFi and Dead Spots
Mesh networks are the perfect answer for large home, weak WiFi. and dead spots. Learn what a mesh network and when to use one.
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Multiple Catastrophic Facebook Hacks Put Over 120 Million Users at Risk
Between September and November of 2018, hackers obtained personal information from over 120 million Facebook Users. Learn how to protect your account.
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Protect and Recover an Amazon, eBay, or Etsy Account
The more popular your seller account on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy the more hackers will want to crack it. Learn how to protect and recover your account.
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Protect Your Privacy With Brave And DuckDuckGo Browsers
Brave and DuckDuckGo browsers make it easy for you to avoid being tracked online and give you more control over your browsing experience.
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Security Worries Cause Ring to Add Privacy Dashboard
Ring has been in hot water lately due to security loopholes that allow their devices to get hijacked. To fix this they're adding the Ring Privacy Dashboard.
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Seven Tips To Help Limit your Kids' Screen Time
Children have troubles controlling their screen time. In this blog post, we cover effective ways to work with your kids to help them manage their screen time.
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Smart Lighting - An Easy Way to Get Started with Home Automation
Learn about smart lighting and why it's one of the easiest ways to get started with home automation. The article covers Philips Hue, C by GE, and Lutron Caseta.
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The Difference Between Spotify and Apple Music
Thinking about trying out a streaming music service? Check out this brief article to help decide if Apple Music or Spotify is the service for you.
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The new way to send money digitally: Venmo
Venmo is the new way to transfer money straight from your bank account to a friend's with just the tap of your smartphone. Best of all, it's free.
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There's a new iPad
Learn about the new iPad Pro 2018 released by Apple. Announced October 30th it has a bunch of exciting new features.
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Top Accessories for the Apple HomeKit
Connecting smart lighting, security cameras, baby monitors, and thermostats to your Apple HomeKit
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Top Craigslist Scams to Be Aware Of
How to spot Craigslist marketplace scams. Scams include like non-local ads, phony job postings, ticket fraud, fake checks, escrow scams, purchase protection and scam emails.
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Top eBay Marketplace Scams to Be Aware Of
Get a leg up on eBay scammers and protect your online reputation and money by knowing how to combat the various scams and protect yourself.
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Top Facebook Marketplace Scams to Be Aware Of
In order to fight scammers on Facebook Marketplace you need to be aware of what they do and what you can do if you're scammed.
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What is a VPN and How To Use One?
What is a Virtual Private Network and how does it work? Learn about VPNs with the help of this guide.
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What is Amazon Alexa and What Can It Do?
Voice assistants such as Alexa can help control numerous devices in your home. Learn how Alexa works, what it's available on & what it can do for you.
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What Is Apple HomeKit and What Can It Do?
Apple HomeKit is a system that lets you control your smart home devices all in one place. Learn about how it works and what it can do for your home.
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What is Google Assistant and What Can It Do?
Voice assistants can be very helpful within a smart home setup. Learn about the Google Assistant, where it's available & what it can help with.
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What is Identity Theft and How to Recover from It
Having your identity stolen is terrifying but there are ways you can avoid the theft. If it does happen to you, recovering is not as difficult as you think.
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What is IFTTT and What Can It Do?
Learn how IFTTT can make devices that were not designed to work together collaborate and work in unison. Create your own features unique to your home.
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What is the iPhone XR?
Released on October 26th, 2018, the Apple iPhone XR is the twelfth generation iPhone and is Apple’s new, cheaper, more colorful solution to their main iPhone.
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What is Two-Step Verification? (2FA, TFA, 2SV, MFA)
Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security used to prove that people trying to gain access to an online account are who they say they are.
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What is Wink and What Can It Do?
An explanatory introduction into Wink and it's software explaining what Wink is and how to set up your Wink system.
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What is Z-Wave and What Can It Do?
Learn about the Z-Wave home automation protocol, how it works, and the types of home automation devices it can be found in.
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What is Zigbee and What Can It Do?
Learn how the Zigbee home automation protocol works and whether or not it's the right choice for your home.
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What Parental Controls are Available on Apple Devices
The best parental control is just talking to your kids, but Apple provides a large number of custom restrictions and reports to keep you and your kids safe.
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Why browse in private: Incognito and InPrivate modes
Learn why to use private browsing in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox to decide if it is right for you.
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You Got a Windows 7 Out of Support Notice, Now What?
Microsoft Windows 7 has reach the end of it's support life cycle after a decade. This guide will help you understand what that means and your options.
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Your Passwords Are Not Secure
Most passwords are not secure because they contain commonly used or personal phrases. Learn why and how password management applications can help.
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