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Setting Up a Home Workstation for Freelance Success in the Gig Economy
Are you a freelancer? Getting your at-home workstation just right is key to productivity in the gig economy. Image: Twelve South.

Setting Up a Home Workstation for Freelance Success in the Gig Economy

As a freelancer in today's gig economy, you have the advantage of being able to work from anywhere. Sometimes it's just you and your laptop in your favorite coffee shop, the next day it's on your phone in the park, and sometimes even in the…

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4 Most Common Password Attacks and How to Protect Against Them
Hackers work hard to get around security, but you can thwart them by being smarter with your credentials. Image: Pixabay.

4 Most Common Password Attacks and How to Protect Against Them

Password thieves operate very covertly and most people do not even realize they have been scammed until it’s too late. Being one step ahead of the hackers is the only way you can protect your data from these unscrupulous thieves. First, you have to know…

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How to Choose the Ideal Smart Gadgets for Your House
Just beginning your smart home journey? A smart speaker is a great place to start. Image: John Tekeridis on Pexels.

How to Choose the Ideal Smart Gadgets for Your House

You’ll be surprised how far technology has come in recent years, and the latest gadgets for the home are slick and super useful. Move over, sandwich toaster, and make way for smarter and more utilitarian devices that are internet connected and can be controlled remotely.…

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How to Choose the Perfect Smart Home Assistant for You
Amazon Alexa (Echo), Apple Siri (HomePod), and Google Assistant (Google Home Mini) are all vying for a place in your smart home. Images: Apple and Digitized House.

How to Choose the Perfect Smart Home Assistant for You

If you plan to turn your house into a smart home, choosing a digital voice assistant is one of the first steps. On the surface, it seems like a simple decision—pick the one you’re familiar with. But the choice of a home assistant shapes the…

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7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Latest Smart Devices
Adjusting privacy settings are among the things you can do to recoup privacy on recent tech devices. Image: Digitized House.

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Latest Smart Devices

Smart devices are collecting more personal information than ever before, from what you do on the internet to where you use your phone. It’s not just smartphones, either—that smart device in your kitchen and the smartwatch on your wrist may be collecting information, too. But…

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Setting up an Apple HomeKit Home Hub
Apple iPads can be configured to run as a HomeKit Home Hub (iPad Pro 12.9 fitted with a Brydge 12.9 keyboard). Image: Digitized House.

Setting up an Apple HomeKit Home Hub

It seems Amazon Alexa- and Google Assistant-compatible accessories steal the connected home headlines these days, yet products with Apple HomeKit compatibility are still widely popular and new HomeKit accessories continue to hit the market. But to get maximum return on your HomeKit investments, a HomeKit…

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Window Shades: 6 Solutions to Maximize Natural Lighting
Hunter Douglas Duette Lightlock cellular honeycomb shades. Image: Hunter Douglas.

Window Shades: 6 Solutions to Maximize Natural Lighting

Having plenty of natural light in your living space is not only healthy, but it’s also very beneficial for your overall well-being. What’s more, having adequate daylight streaming into your living space will reduce the need for artificial lighting—thus saving you money on energy costs…

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How a Smart Home Can Help You Go Green
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How a Smart Home Can Help You Go Green

When talking about smart homes, the main focus is usually the functionality and convenience factor. However, investing in smart home automation technologies can also help you save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. There are myriad ways in which a smart home can help you…

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How to Use Google Assistant for March Madness Listening
March Madness bliss: Listen to your favorite game on Google Home speakers. Image: Digitized House Media.

How to Use Google Assistant for March Madness Listening

As March Madness rolls into its final days, the drudgery of work can get in the way. But seriously, what's more important than NCAA hoops this time of the year, particularly when your alma mater is still in the mix? Solve that dilemma by asking…

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Do Smart Home Features Make It Easier to Sell Your House?
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Do Smart Home Features Make It Easier to Sell Your House?

Millions of people out there are constantly drawn to the latest tech. Whether it’s an app on their latest smartphone or another screen to help them keep in touch with relatives, technology is always improving. One thing that is for certain; people’s lives are being…

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How to Choose the Right Mini PC in 2019
The main circuit board of the new Intel Hades Canyon model NUC. Image: Intel.

How to Choose the Right Mini PC in 2019

Mini PCs are becoming increasingly popular with each passing year, and not just because they are nowadays able to rival the computing power of traditional tower PCs. Often referred to as Next Unit of Computing (NUC) PCs by Intel, some of their benefits include portability…

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How to Go Truly Sustainable in Your Interior Design Efforts
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How to Go Truly Sustainable in Your Interior Design Efforts

The modern homeowner doesn’t put up with wastefulness in their household. No, nowadays the residential realm is all about sustainability and aiding the preservation of the environment—not just for the sake of Mother Earth, but for the sake of their family budget as well.  Through…

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