Common Smartphone Security Features and How They Work

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There are several security functions on the average smartphone intended to protect your data from the outside world. Devices have always had several options for users to employ, but as mobile technology advances, the numbers of ways to unlock a smartphone only increase. Gone are the days when devices has only password, PIN, and pattern […]

The Best Smart Plugs in 2019 that Work with Alexa and Google Home

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Everyone wants to cut energy costs. One of the easiest ways to do that is through energy monitoring tools, but another simple solution is to eliminate phantom power draw. “Phantom power” is energy drawn by devices even when not in direct use, such as to power LED displays. The only way to stop phantom power […]

10 of the Best Apps to Scan and Manage Receipts

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Whether you own your own business or you’re just trying to track expenses as part of your job, the following 10 apps will help you scan, track, and manage your receipts. The criteria used to choose the best receipt scanning apps included ease-of-use, quality of scans, OCR functionality, and user reviews. The best apps for […]

Top Benefits of LinkedIn Premium. Is It Worth the Price?

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Since launching in 2003, LinkedIn has evolved from a mere social networking business platform to a veritable structure of intricate services professionals and businesses can access through an assortment of web and mobile apps. Whether you’re using LinkedIn to build a network, find a job, hire talent, market your business, or make a sale, there’s […]

The 10 Best Android Phones for 2019

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Since most Android smartphone makers, especially the leading manufacturers, update their wears annually and at varying times throughout the year, writing an up-to-date comparison of the top models is a bit of a juggling act. As I write this, for example, Samsung is starting to ship the Galaxy S10 and S10+, two of its top […]

How to Find Your Public IP Address

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You public IP address is the address visible from outside your network. Most people don’t need to know their IP address except for very specific reasons, but fortunately, it’s extremely easy to figure out. You might need your public, or external IP address, when you’re remoting into your computer when away from home, or when […]

The Most Versatile Smart Assistant in 2019

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In this world of battle royales, there is one that stands out above all the others: the never-ending contest of the Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomePod. The three smart assistants dominate the market, each one claiming to the best at what it does—and all three claim to be the right choice for your […]

Three Unique, Free Fitness Apps to Get in Shape With for 2019

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Run one mile: check. Do 50 pushups: check. Plank for one minute: check. Backslide into your former state of inactivity after only one week of exercise in 2019: check. If this sounds like you, don’t worry, it’s not too late to recommit to your fitness-focused New Year’s resolution (don’t feel bad, it’s the easiest resolution […]

How To Make & Manage Music Playlists For VLC Media Player

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One of my favourite software apps by far is VLC Media Player. I love how it plays anything you throw at it and I particularly like its playlist features too. If you’re in the flow, work-wise, there’s nothing worse than having to stop all the time to start a new MP3 album or one single […]

The Best Mileage Tracking Apps

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If you aren’t tracking the miles you drive for work, you’re losing money. Period. Any self-employed person can deduct up to $0.585 per mile from their annual taxes for qualified miles, and believe us, that adds up. Think about it like this: for every 100 miles you drive, you can deduct $58.50. And if you’ve […]