Work From Home

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

Future-Proofing Your Work-From-Home Setup

Work from home is here to stay, and you have plenty of ways to ensure your equipment is up to date to handle all the latest technological innovations remote work requires. Check out our top tips on how to future-proof your WFH office: Figure out what tools you need

Working From Home at a Connected Desk

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who works remotely, it’s time to enhance your work-from-home setup to better equip you to professionally excel in our digital age. It doesn’t matter if you’re in your home office just one day a week or you’re a full-time remote worker—you

Technology

What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

A lot of times these days, you’ll be asked to take an extra step to verify that you’re really you when you sign into your online accounts. It might seem like a hassle, but it’s a good thing. It’s called two-factor authentication (2FA) or multifactor authentication. And you can

How To Wipe Your Devices When You Get Rid of Them

Before you get rid of an old wallet, you take out your credit cards, driver's license and family photos, right? The same thing applies to electronic devices. Don't sell that computer, tablet or smartphone without removing your personal data first. Wiping your device is not as hard as it

5 Steps To Speed Up Your Browser

Got a web browser that can’t keep up with you? That’s no way to live on the internet. Your browser shouldn’t be slowing down your web searches or making online shopping a drag. Whether you use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge or another, there are easy ways to speed up

How To Connect Your 5 Gig the Right Way

5 Gig service is among the fastest residential fiber internet speeds you can get. But if your home network and devices aren’t set up for it, you won’t see those lightning fast speeds. Here’s how to connect your devices to your 5 Gig internet service—the right way. And get

5 Common Online Scams and How To Avoid Them

It's a tale almost as old as the internet. A faraway prince emails that he needs help transferring funds to a location outside of the country. He's willing to pay you a hefty commission in exchange for your help and money. Veteran internet users know better than to pay

Smart Home

New Smart Home Hubs Are Emerging

Smart homes aren’t some futuristic fantasy—they're here. Right now, you can build an awesome smart home with lights that come on with a voice command, smart security cameras that beam footage to your smartphone, smart locks that tell you when your door is open and so much more. At

How AI Can Upgrade Your Home Security

While smart home security devices like cameras and locks have been around for a while, these devices are becoming even more efficient, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). Smart devices enabled with AI collect and analyze vast amounts of information. They then use this knowledge to mimic intelligent behavior, such

How Matter Changes Your Smart Home Experience

In an ideal world, a smart home would be simple to set up, all your devices would work well together no matter the make and you’d be able to control everything from whatever smart speaker, smartphone or other device you wanted without running into any weird bugs. For a

Creating a Whole Smart Home Sound System

Music—it’s part of what makes us human, and you should be able to fill your home with it just how you like. You should be able to play your music in any and all of your rooms at any time with the tap of an app or a voice

How To Keep Your Smart Home Secure

Smart home devices can make your life easier, but just as you do with your computer or your smartphone, you need to take action to make sure everything is secure. Once you’re connecting to the internet, you’re opening the possibility of an authorized user gaining access to your network

Entertainment

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

How to Turn Alexa Into Your TV Remote

She can play your favorite songs, make your coffee in the morning and help you set your thermostat. But did you know you can also use Alexa to control your TV? It’s one of the 100,000-plus skills you can enable on your Alexa device to make life a little

How and Where To Watch the 2023 NFL Season

America’s Game is back with the upstart Detroit Lions beating reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs in the season’s first game. And like the reshuffling of team rosters throughout the offseason, fans can expect to see plenty of revisions to how the NFL will air games in 2023. The new

Get More Out of YouTube TV With These Easy Tips

So you've decided to switch to streaming TV and chosen a YouTube TV subscription for its price and the number of channels and live TV streaming you can access via the service. However, did you know that it offers a wealth of features that aren't automatically obvious upon signing