Subscription Boxes – the Art of the Last Minute Online Gift

What if I told you that there is a gift that you can get last minute, which is perfect for anyone on your list, and that will be remembered well past the holidays? Urban legend? Fairytale? Au contraire! They’re called subscription boxes and they are figuratively (but not at all literally) the bee’s knees. So […]

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Is Your Kid Ready For Alexa?

Smart home assistants are one of the fastest growing corners of the tech consumer market. In quarter 1 of 2018 alone, over nine million smart speakers were sold in the US. Compare that tidal wave of sales to the comparatively meager 3 million units sold in 2017, and it’s pretty clear these handy, voice-activated devices […]

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Insta-Marketing and the Age of Influencers

Chances are, you’ve heard the word “influencer” being bandied about recently. If you’re a bit puzzled why this perfectly harmless verb has suddenly become a slightly ominous noun, this article will hopefully shed some light. In the process, we aim to give you some solid advice on how to spend your money wisely in the […]

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Scoring Black Friday Deals from Home

Black Friday is one of those days a lot of folks equally love and hate. On the good side, it’s a day where, with just a bit of luck and planning, you can land a truly frabjous deal. On the less good side, a horde of screaming, orcish consumers who will stampede you if you […]

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Introducing The Verizon 5G Experience

Sacramento just leveled up its cellular data service in a big way. Partnering with Verizon, Sacramento is in the process of launching Verizon 5G service across the whole city!! Skeptical that the above statement warrants double exclamation points? That’s totally fair enough, but allow us to take a step back and walk you through why […]

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5 Ways to Improve the WiFi in Your Home

When WiFi works, it’s quasi-miraculous. You just connect the Internetty box to the WiFi makery thing and bam! Your home is magically surrounded in a glorious bubble of data goodness.  This is when it works. When WiFi goes bad though, fixing it can seem only slightly less challenging than slapping lycra trousers on a chicken. […]

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How to Use Public WiFi Safely

I recently read an article titled “Why you should never EVER connect to public WiFi,” but come on, really? I mean, we all know there are risks to accessing your data while connected to an unsecured community network, but free WiFi is everywhere these days – from the airport to the library and even McDonald’s […]

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Robocalls: Why You Can Win the Battle but Not the War

We’ve all experienced it. You’re out there innocently living your life when the phone rings. There’s a moment’s silence before a halting robot voice implores you not to hang up—that it has a vitally important message you urgently need to hear. These scam RoboCalls are one of the most annoying downsides of constantly having a […]

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4 Ways to Clean Up your Twitter History

Love it or hate it, Twitter is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s a constant stream of ideas, opinions, and impressions, each tweet vying for 15 seconds of fame. It’s easy to forget this, but Twitter is also a persistent record. Something said six weeks ago, six months ago, six years […]

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The Windows 10 Update Disaster And What You Should Do About It

Computing is getting faster and I’m not just talking about the processors and graphics cards churning away in your computer’s innards. I’m also talking about the pace at which operating systems are evolving. Operating systems are constantly updated, not just to stay ahead of a steady barrage of security issues, but also to maintain a […]

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