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Smart Light Bulbs: Wave of the Future or Security Threat?

Smart light bulbs are yet another new technology to modernize our lives. Now you can use an app on your phone to control the lighting in your house. Unfortunately, while that can offer a futuristic alternative to flipping a switch, it can also increase the vulnerability of your home network.  As you add more devices…

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How to Select the Best Phone Service

Selecting the Best Phone Service Selecting your first cell phone plan or looking to upgrade your current one? When choosing a mobile carrier, you have several factors to consider, beyond just price. You can choose one of the three main providers in the U.S., or you can look into smaller companies. The best phone service…

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How to View and Delete a Photo’s Metadata

There’s tons of information floating around on the Internet. There’s the information we know: our documents, emails, and photos. But there’s also information about those documents, emails, and photos hidden within. Welcome to the matrix… This information hidden within our documents and photos is called metadata, and it tracks when files are created, when they…

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Clever Technology That’s Helping Solve Crimes

Procedural crime dramas like CSI and NCIS have us convinced hackers are on staff at most law enforcement agencies and ballistic experts look like models. Movies franchises like James Bond and Mission: Impossible have left us salivating for new technology. While some of these story elements are far-fetched there are technological advancements helping to solve…

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Four Things to Understand Before Switching Your Landline to VoIP

To avoid paying high fees for landline phone service, many people are switching to VoIP. VoIP, or Voice over IP, lets you make and receive calls over the Internet. Households are dropping their landlines because they already pay for high-speed Internet and using an Internet-based phone service can cut costs. Businesses are switching to VoIP,…

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What’s so Problematic About TikTok?

TikTok has quickly become a social media craze. Even Cher’s on TikTok. This popular app lets you create, edit, and share videos across multiple social media platforms. Given the app’s reach, with 62 million installs in January 2021 alone, you can reach people all over the world. Some hashtags are reaching billions of users.  TikTok…

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What to Do if You Get a Threatening Letter from Getty Images?

Getty images is a media giant. From exclusive celebrity photos to stock images, they have established themselves as the name in licensing photos for the Internet. But that’s not the only part of their business model. If you happen to accidentally, or purposefully, use one of their images without paying for it – beware. You’ll…

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The Safest Cloud Storage Apps in 2021

Storing your files in the cloud is one of the easiest ways to back up your computer. Cloud services are ubiquitous these days, and many offer free storage up to a certain amount. Most cloud storage apps are user-friendly and sync across multiple devices as well. While being free and easy to use are significant…

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