What Internet Cookies Should I Accept?

Almost every time you visit a website you will get some kind of pop-up or banner asking you to accept cookies or telling you what cookies are used. But what should you do? Just click accept? Decline them all? Or ignore the pop-up and browse on? Let’s take a

When To Use 5GHz on Your Router

Wi-Fi relies on radio waves to connect your devices to the internet. Those radio waves typically operate at one of two frequencies: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. While your router almost certainly has a 2.4GHz network set up, it might not have the 5GHz channel active. If this is the case,

How Does Wi-Fi Work?

Wi-Fi uses radio waves to connect your devices to the internet wirelessly. It’s what allows you to use your smart TV to watch Netflix or your laptop to make video calls without needing a cable between your device and your router. Let’s look a little deeper at how it

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 A smartphone, smart home device or computer connecting to your network's router using an outdated Wi-Fi standard can slow down your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

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