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

How To Safely Sell Your Used Electronics

New electronics are expensive. Old electronics still hold some value. So, why not sell your old laptop, tablet or smartphone to help pay for the latest and greatest model? What’s the worst that could happen? It turns out that the worst that could happen is actually pretty bad. If

Should You Worry When There’s a Data Breach?

Every day you're entering your personal information online. You type in your password to access your email account or give your credit card information to an online storefront. Companies will often store this information, and it's up to them to keep it secure from hackers. But it doesn't always

Do Older Devices Slow Down Your Wi-Fi?

If you’ve already done everything you can to set up a lightning fast Wi-Fi network, including getting the newest router, there’s one other thing to consider: older devices. A smartphone, smart home device or computer connecting to your network's router using an outdated Wi-Fi standard can slow down your

How To Get the Most From a Customer Rewards Program

You’ve probably seen them in your inbox and mailbox: Those tempting offers to join customer rewards programs. You can earn discounts on store purchases, hotel stays and more. And you can do it all online. Customer rewards programs are very popular with American consumers. About 80% of us belong

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

Smart Home

Choosing The Right Smart Home Monitoring System To Prevent Floods and Fire

Homeowners face an uphill battle against fires and floods. Insurance prices are rising as quickly as disaster can strike, and just the thought of repairs and rebuilding post-calamity can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a growing number of ways to protect your home from weather extremes and other catastrophes.

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

Entertainment

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

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