Category Archives: Internet

From Siri to Alexa – The Digital Assistant Revolution

Over the last couple of years, most of the major tech companies have been making a push for consumers to purchase standalone digital assistant devices for use in the home. Google, for example, has teamed up with Walmart to offer competitive services to Amazon’s Echo, while Amazon has responded by offering access to both Apple’s […]

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The Safest and Most Dangerous States for Kids Online

It seems like every day, kids are more and more attached to their phones and computers. They might be surfing the web for the latest meme, checking Twitter to see what’s trending, or looking to see how many “likes” their last Instagram post received (have to make sure that lighting is on point).  On average, […]

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Internet Scams Are Taking America’s Money

A Nigerian prince does not have millions of dollars to share with you. The IRS is not threatening to seize your tax return. Your social security number is not suspended or compromised. These are just some of the common internet scams fraudsters use to gain personal information; thousands of people are scammed every year into […]

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Most Popular International Travel Destination by State

Travel can be an exhilarating experience. There’s nothing like imagining a trip in anticipation—all the Instagram pics to take, the new foods to try, and the cultural nuances to explore. It’s no surprise then that in 2017, nearly 10% of the US population (over 38 million people) made the voyage across borders—and in some instances, […]

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Most Popular Social App by State in 2019

Out of the 11 hours a day the average American spends interacting with electronic media, we dedicate around 45 minutes of that time to social media apps. But the way each American spends their hour or so connecting with friends, reading the news, and watching the most recent viral video differs from person to person […]

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Six Rules to Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online

6 Ways to Protect Your Kids Online Talking with your kids about what to do and what to avoid online is an important way to help protect them. Nearly 60 percent of teen Internet users say their parents have the greatest influence on their opinions about appropriate and inappropriate online behavior, and your influence can […]

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Each State’s Most-Googled Relationship Question

No matter if you celebrate Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or Singles Awareness Day, there’s no avoiding February’s hallmarks: frilly heart decorations, cupid silhouettes, and punny Valentines (though you can skip the Necco conversation hearts this year; they won’t be available again until 2020). Whether you’re in a relationship, happily single, looking for love, or prefer to check […]

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Internet Scams by State: Are You At Risk?

The internet transcends lines on the map, connecting us to faraway friends and a world of information, fast—but when it comes to online crime, your home (or IP) address couldn’t be more relevant. Internet scams aren’t one size fits all; the FBI lists seven major types of internet fraud, including phishing, data breaches, and denial […]

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Wi-Fi Boosters, Repeaters, and Extenders: 3 Ways to Increase Your Signal

A high-speed internet plan with enough bandwidth and a high-functioning modem/router combination is the foundation for a sturdy Wi-Fi signal. However, even when you have great internet service, Wi-Fi connections aren’t perfect. Signals can get blocked by walls, fail to reach far enough, or run up against other in-home problems that stall your Wi-Fi speed […]

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