Work From Home

5 Tools To Manage Social Media Posting

There’s a huge difference between posting on personal social media and influencing. A regular Joe can post as often—or rarely—as they like. A professional content creator has to post every single day to build a business. Thankfully, there’s an easy way for influencers to manage social media posting: scheduling.

How AI Can Help You Work Better From Home

Whether you run a small business, work remotely for an employer or freelance, working from home comes with some challenges. You can’t walk over to coworkers and bounce ideas off each other, you have to really stay on top of your schedule and everything happens online. The latest generation

How To Be a Virtual Volunteer

According to the Stanford Center of Longevity, about 90% of people want to volunteer, but only about a quarter of people do volunteer. Inability to travel, distance from population centers and lack of time contribute to the gap between wanting to volunteer and doing it. But volunteering is good

What is the Difference Between 5 Gig and 5G?

If you’re shopping for new mobile phone or home internet service, you'll come across a whole alphabet soup of acronyms to decode. It’s confusing, so let’s get smart about what 5 Gig, 5G and even 5GB and 5GHz all mean. Why so many G's? Gig is all about gigabit,

How Much Internet Data Are You Using?

If you have an internet plan with a monthly data cap, you’re probably worried about going over it. It’s not always easy to know how much data your internet activities are using. So, let’s break things down, look at how internet data is measured and consider the best ways

Technology

Why Fiber Is the Reliable Choice

You’ve probably heard that fiber broadband is reliable—but what does that even mean? Is it fast enough that you can count on it for all your internet needs, going to last a long time without needing to be upgraded or capable of weathering the worst storms? Well, fiber technology

How a Fiber Connection Enhances Your Online Fitness Experience

The limits of the pandemic inspired many of us to find new ways to stay fit without going to the gym. The gyms and studios came to us. Today, the trend of online fitness is booming. Whether you’re streaming a live class, working one-on-one with a trainer or playing

5 Ways To Reduce Fiber Internet Installation Time

The good news: You're ready to upgrade to fiber internet! You'll soon be enjoying all it has to offer, like increased reliability and a speedier connection. The not-so-good news: You have questions. How is fiber internet installed in a house? How long will it take? Will it be a

How To Extend the Life of Your Smart Devices

Smart devices have become an indispensable part of modern life. So it’s a huge inconvenience when they break down sooner than you expect (and it’s not easy on the wallet, either). Thankfully, there are ways to extend the life of your smart devices and keep them performing at peak

What Is An Optical Network Terminal?

When you’ve decided on new fast fiber internet service, you’ll hear a lot about getting an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) device. You absolutely need an ONT with fiber, but why? What is an Optical Network Terminal? The ONT is a box that sits directly at the entry point to

Smart Home

Top Smart Home Devices To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Hoping to make your home more green? You’re in luck. Every day, new smart home technology is making it easier to reduce your carbon footprint. There are eco-friendly solutions that help our planet, slash your energy bills and better protect your home. From smart systems that save water to

How AI Enhances Your Smart Home Automation

In the market for a new thermostat, doorbell or refrigerator? It’s an entirely different shopping experience than 20 years ago. Now, rather than just getting a fridge that looks nice and keeps your food cold, you’ll have to decide if you also want an appliance that can seamlessly fit

What’s New in Smart Lighting?

Smart lighting increases your home security, saves energy and adds ambiance. And given it’s one of the easiest ways to add smart technology to your home, you might have started with it. Smart home technology changes constantly, so it could be time to take a look at some easy

How To Make Your Home A Smart Home

Even if your house was built in the 1800s, you can still make your home a smart home with voice-activated lights, a whole-home audio system and all the cool smart home features you want. Smart speakers, smart lights and all the other clever smart home devices available now generally

How to Set Up Parental Controls on Your Smart Home

Updated on May 2, 2024 It's crucial to use parental controls at a time when technology is deeply woven into our daily lives. Parents often wrestle with an intricate web of devices within their homes. As kids become more familiar with their own personal devices, like phones, computers and

Entertainment

The Ultimate Guide To Streaming Sports Events Summer 2024

This summer will sizzle for sports fans. From the Summer Olympics to tennis to soccer to baseball, a great summer of action is ahead. Here’s how to catch it all, whether you’re streaming the action on your home TVs, mobile devices or tablets. For streaming sports live, reliable internet

Solving Your TV Streaming Issues

You’ve been waiting all day to catch your favorite show through YouTube TV. Just as you’re settling into the sofa, your TV starts buffering. When the video plays again, the quality is fuzzy. Then the stream crashes entirely. Unfortunately, streaming disruptions can happen to anyone. And it’s not likely

Why Do I Need Subtitles When Streaming?

It’s a familiar feeling in the age of streaming: You’re watching a movie at home when suddenly you can’t hear the actors. You turn up the volume, so you don’t miss the plot. But that doesn’t help, and you start to wonder—is it me or my TV? Chances are,

Guide to the Best Streaming Video Services for Different Genres

If you’re convinced downloading is better than streaming, choosing the right combination of streaming services can be overwhelming. Before you know it, your credit card statement contains several small payments to various services that all add up. According to one survey, the average American spends $39 monthly on streaming

How Do I Manage My Streaming Accounts?

When you start streaming your TV content, you find a lot of new rules to learn. You come across terms like users, accounts, households or profiles. What do they mean, and how do you set up your accounts so they’re right for the way you want to watch? You