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Streaming Media Services: A Short Guide to Cutting the Cord
Ready to cut the cord? Apple TV+ begins streaming in November 2019 at $4.99 per month. Image: Apple.

Streaming Media Services: A Short Guide to Cutting the Cord

If you’re in the middle of modernizing your TV den, consider swapping your cable and satellite providers with a streaming video service. More and more consumers are cutting the cord and going with internet-delivered movies and live TV over traditional services. That’s because streaming offers…

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Infographic: Primer to 12 Top Connected Home Accessories
Where do you start building your connected home? Scroll down for an infographic. Image: MyMemory.

Infographic: Primer to 12 Top Connected Home Accessories

When you walk into a consumer electronics store or do a web search, the number of connected home accessory choices out there can be dizzying. So where do you begin with outfitting your connected home? In this infographic from our colleagues in the UK at…

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How to Incorporate Organic Elements Into Your Kitchen
Looking to add more organic elements to your kitchen? Read on for our suggestions. Image: Rene Asmussen from Pexels.

How to Incorporate Organic Elements Into Your Kitchen

In most households, the kitchen is the heart and hearth of the home so when the time comes to remodel it, it's imperative you remain guided by your style and convenience. Preparing delicious meals for your family takes both skill and inspiration so the overall…

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Best Air-Purifying Indoor Plants for Your Home
Low-maintenance indoor house plants can help to purify the air in your home. Image: Kari Shea on Unsplash.

Best Air-Purifying Indoor Plants for Your Home

Back in the 1980s, a series of studies by NASA found that plants have the potential to purify the air. However, enormous amounts of plants would be needed to rid an average home of mold spores, bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other pollutants. Still,…

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5 Ways to Boost the Energy Efficiency of a Home-Based Small Business
By boosting the energy efficiency of your home-based workspace, you can invest more in moving your unique products and services forward. Image: Marek Levak from Pexels.

5 Ways to Boost the Energy Efficiency of a Home-Based Small Business

Small business owners are increasingly choosing to run their companies from the comfort of their homes, as the technological revolution is making it easy and cost-effective to center your operations in your home office, manage a remote team via the cloud, and automate various processes…

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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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