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  • 6 Hidden Features on iPad
    le 20/03/2019 à 9:56

    Your iPad can do a lot of cool stuff, but some of its features can be a little hard to figure out intuitively. In this post, we explain a few iPad features of which you may not be aware.  Use Your Control Centre  Your Control Centre lets you operate lots of important features without […]

  • The Best Major Streaming Services
    le 13/03/2019 à 9:38

    So, now that you’ve picked your streaming device, it’s time to pick a streaming service (or services). Below are some of the biggest.   Amazon Prime Video The most significant competitor to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video has a bunch of originals along […]

  • The Smart Guide to Surge Protectors
    le 27/02/2019 à 10:23

    We get it. This is boring. Surge protectors just aren’t as exciting as smart TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, and all that other fun stuff. But consider: suffer a power surge after plugging all that fun, expensive stuff directly into a wall outlet or through a poor surge protector, and […]

  • What to Pack in a Kid’s Travel Bag
    le 13/02/2019 à 10:02

    Long gone are the days when airlines gave out neat stuff like games, stuffed toys, and visits to the pilot to children. Now, you have to fend for yourself. So here’s what to pack in your kid’s travel bag to make travelling a little easier on everyone.  Batteries / Power Pack If […]

  • The Cord Cutter’s Glossary
    le 06/02/2019 à 9:59

    Cord cutting is when you get rid of your cable TV package and stream your entertainment over the Internet or over the air. But there’s a little more to it than this, so here’s some helpful terminology.  Cable-Nevers A cable-never is an industry term for someone who never had […]

  • 5 Reasons to Be More Skeptical Online
    le 30/01/2019 à 10:32

    The Internet tells us that Mark Twain said, “A lie travels around the globe while the truth is putting on its shoes.” This particular quote illustrates our point exactly. It’s certainly true that lies travel fast and it can take a little time for the truth to catch up. But […]

  • 5 Things You Shouldn’t Use as Your Password
    le 16/01/2019 à 9:45

    Picture this: you get an email that appears to be from your own account. It says it’s from a hacker, they’ve guessed your password, and they want you to send some Bitcoin their way or else they’ll leak your secrets to your Facebook friends list. This sounds like a scam, but they […]

  • 5 Biggest Reasons to Cut the Cord This Year
    le 09/01/2019 à 10:24

    Everybody’s doing it, but that alone isn’t a great reason to cut the cord this year. But why did 388,000 households say goodbye to cable TV last year and choose streaming instead? Cost The average Canadian household is spending about $65 on TV every month. That’s […]

  • 5 Best Apps for Organizing Your Time
    le 02/01/2019 à 10:17

    This is the year you’re going to get super-organized, right? You’re going to clear your clutter, then pick up a few gadgets to make your life easier, and finally start managing your family’s time better. Don’t worry, we have a few app ideas that will help.  […]

  • 9 Things That Shouldn’t Be Shared on Social Media
    le 26/12/2018 à 10:14

    This is the age of oversharing, but some stuff just isn’t suitable for social media. Why? Some things, like vacation plans, shouldn’t be shared for security reasons. Others, like other people’s big news, have to do with etiquette.  The point is: we can all do better […]

  • 6 Ways to Automate Your Home Life
    le 19/12/2018 à 10:20

    What makes home automation great? Mainly, you get to use your phone or a digital assistant to do stuff for you. This beats doing things yourself or getting your kids to do stuff for you. For one thing, doing everything yourself gets tiring. For another, getting kids to do stuff for you will […]

  • Cord Cutting & Seniors
    le 05/12/2018 à 10:02

    Seniors are the least likely to cut the cord but watch the most TV out of any age group.  Why? Maybe they aren’t as tech savvy as younger generations. Maybe they aren’t as aware of newer things like OTT content. Or maybe they’re just more comfortable with the […]

  • New Cord Cutting Devices
    le 28/11/2018 à 9:53

    If you want to cut the cord, you know that the first step is to get an OTT streaming device. Many of the brands below are pretty familiar to most cord cutters. So what’s different about these devices than from a year or so ago?  Some are smaller and sleeker than older models. […]

  • 12 Scams of Christmas
    le 21/11/2018 à 10:45

    It’s a joyful time of year, but it also brings scammers out of the woodwork. Here’s what to look out for: Fake Charities  Lots of charities try and raise money during the giving season. But are you sure that email you got actually came from the charity in question? Scammers love […]

  • Boring Gadgets You Shouldn’t Live Without
    le 31/10/2018 à 9:22

    We get it. Everyone loves the latest TVs, newest game consoles, and coolest phones. But, we implore you: spare a little love for the humble power bank. The useful extra-long cable. The dashcam. These gadgets may be boring, but they’re practical, inexpensive, and it’s better to acquire […]

  • 7 Biggest Breaches of Phone Etiquette
    le 24/10/2018 à 9:05

    We love smartphones and all the cool stuff they can do, but there are certain times and certain places where a phone just makes everything worse, and certain things people do with their phones that just seem a little antisocial. So let’s join together in a new wave of good phone etiquette and […]

  • 5 Best Amazon Originals
    le 03/10/2018 à 12:19

    With all the attention that Netflix gets, you’d think that they’re the only streaming service worth talking about. While it’s true that Netflix dominates the streaming market and it’s the streaming service most Canadians choose, there are other options on the market. Case in […]

  • How to Set Up Your Primus Internet Service with the SmartRG 804n Wi-Fi Home Gateway
    le 25/09/2018 à 7:14

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  • The Non-Computer Person’s Guide to Troubleshooting
    le 19/09/2018 à 9:02

    It can be tough to be a non-computer person in this day and age. After all, everything is a computer. Even fridges and thermostats. And computers can generate some frustrating problems. Steve Wozniack, Apple co-founder, had the right idea when he said, “Never trust a computer […]

  • Cord Cutting, Kids & Commercials
    le 12/09/2018 à 9:51

    With the many other benefits of cordcutting, here’s one that sometimes gets overlooked: cordcutting means your kids see fewer commercials. In fact, some kids don’t even know what TV advertising is. But how much time are we talking about? And are commercials really bad for kids […]

  • How to Find & Lock an Android
    le 05/09/2018 à 9:56

    A lost smartphone can be a slight nuisance or a major security problem. No matter what, it’s easy to find and lock a lost Android. Here’s how.  Set Up Find My Device  This is something you should do now, as soon as you’re done reading this article. All newer Androids […]

  • How to Find & Lock an iPhone
    le 29/08/2018 à 9:50

    Losing your smartphone can range from a major hassle to a frustrating ordeal. Fortunately, you can lock and track your iPhone remotely. Here’s how.   About Lost Mode Lost Mode locks your iPhone, other iOS devices, Mac, or Apple Watch. It’s important because it prevents others […]

  • 6 Things Cordcutters Don’t Miss About TV
    le 22/08/2018 à 9:02

    4.18 million Canadians don’t have TV subscriptions with cable or satellite providers. There’s a lot to be said about the growth of streaming, and how it is causing us to question our patience for long standing frustrations with traditional TV.. Commercials, bills, bundling, having […]

  • How to Set Up Your Primus Internet Service with the SmartRG 808ac Wi-Fi Home Gateway
    le 16/08/2018 à 4:25

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  • How to Clean Up Your Facebook Account
    le 15/08/2018 à 9:39

    It’s good practice to do a little sweep of Facebook every few years and get rid of stuff that maybe shouldn’t be there. Things you regret, things that might not look great to employers, things that reveal too much—you get the idea. Here’s how.  Start By Editing Your […]

  • How to Register for Primus e-care
    le 02/08/2018 à 5:19

    How to register for Primus e-care, a secure and convenient way to manage your Primus account online. […]

  • How to Shop Online Safely
    le 01/08/2018 à 9:25

    Let’s talk about the dangers of shopping online. Your data can be stolen. It can be stolen from your computer, from your router, or from the online store from whom you’re buying. Your identity can be stolen. Identity theft is a major issue and a lot of people get exposed with poor […]

  • Cordcutting: the Sports Question
    le 25/07/2018 à 9:16

    So. You and your family are asking if cord cutting is right for you. You’re asking the important questions like how good your Internet speed is, how much data you get, and what you really watch. But if there’s a major barrier to cordcutting, it’s sports.  It’s not […]

  • 5 Hidden Features on Facebook
    le 18/07/2018 à 9:15

    Facebook has dozens of neat little features. Here are five worth knowing right now.  Save Stuff For Later We tell people we have Facebook to keep up with events, stay in touch with distant friends, and peek at baby pictures. But if we’re honest, we also use it to waste time every now […]

  • What to Do With Your Old Electronics
    le 04/07/2018 à 10:33

    Getting rid of old electronics is a little more complicated than your average bag of recycling. Sometimes they have sensitive data, specialized components that can’t be disposed of with regular waste, or can be valuable. Here are your options.  Wipe & Donate  Anything that […]

  • The Best Canadian Shows on Encore+
    le 27/06/2018 à 10:26

    If you’re cutting the cord and taking note of all the different streaming services you can use, don’t forget Encore+. It’s a YouTube channel set up in partnership with the Canadian Media Fund and the National Film Board. Want a trip down memory lane, or […]

  • 5 More Hidden Android Features
    le 20/06/2018 à 9:20

    There are many cool hidden features on your Android. We’ve written about some of these before, here and here. But more cool and interesting features keep getting added, so here are a few more.  Check Your Notification Log Did you accidently swipe away a notification that […]

  • 5 Smart Tech Gifts for Father’s Day
    le 06/06/2018 à 8:53

    We previously wrote a list of gift ideas for Mother’s Day, and pretty much anything from that list will work for Dad too. But here are a few more ideas.  A Smart Thermostat Maybe your dad is a stereotypical sitcom dad who’s obsessed with controlling the thermostat. Well, with a […]

  • 5 Underrated Netflix Shows
    le 30/05/2018 à 8:36

    You know about Stranger Things, Fuller House, and Orange Is the New Black. They’re some of the most popular shows on Netflix. You’ve either watched them or already decided against it.  However, Netflix has more than a hundred original TV shows. Seriously, look […]

  • Setting up your SmartRG 516ac Wifi Home Gateway
    le 24/05/2018 à 7:49

    How to Set Up Your Primus Internet Service with the SmartRG SF516ac Wi-Fi Home Gateway. […]

  • 7 More Hidden iPhone Features
    le 23/05/2018 à 12:45

    Your iPhone can do hundreds of useful things, but many aren’t so well known. In fact, we’ve written about some of those hidden features before, here and here. But more fun features keep getting added, so here are more cool hidden iPhone tricks.  Use Camera Flash for […]

  • 5 Smart Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day
    le 02/05/2018 à 12:00

    A mother’s day gift should be something Mom wouldn’t get for herself, something that makes her life easier, and something better than what your siblings will get her so that you win Mother’s Day. We’re kidding about that last one. Here are a few ideas. A Movie […]

  • How to Set Up e-Billing with Primus
    le 25/04/2018 à 4:46

    e-Billing is the fastest way to pay your Primus invoice. Here's how to set it up. […]

  • Ways We Used to Watch TV That Cord Cutting Ended
    le 25/04/2018 à 11:41

    Remember fighting with your siblings for after-school supremacy over the remote control? Well, sibling rivalry isn’t going anywhere, but there’s a lot of stuff about watching TV that has gone the way of the bunny ears and its’ all thanks to cord cutting. What are we talking about? […]

  • How to Free Up Space on an Android
    le 11/04/2018 à 11:16

    Need to find some space for a cool new app or a game you really want to download? Read on. Use Google Photos Pictures can take up an enormous amount of space, but fortunately, Google Photos lets you back them up. How many? As many as you want, so long as they’re “high quality” […]

  • How to Free Up Space on an iPhone
    le 04/04/2018 à 11:04

    So, you’ve already pared down your music and looked through your pictures. What else can you do to free up space on your iPhone? Don’t Store Texts Forever Stored texts add up over time. Go to Settings, then Messages. Scroll down until you find Message History. Here, you can tap Keep […]

  • 5 Best Personal Safety Apps
    le 28/03/2018 à 11:41

    Everyone can benefit from having a personal safety app on their phone. Whether your family includes children who are just starting to go places by themselves, seniors who want a better sense of protection, or young adults who want their night out with friends to be worry free, a personal safety app […]

  • The Smart Guide to HD Antennas
    le 21/03/2018 à 10:40

    Before you pick a streaming device and start shopping for streaming services, think about getting an HD antenna. What Is an HD Antenna? An HD antenna, also called a digital TV antenna, is a device that pulls broadcast signals out of the air and puts them on your TV. This kind of TV is sometimes […]

  • How to set up your Primus Digital Home Phone service
    le 15/03/2018 à 7:18

    Our Digital Home Phone Quick Installation video will help get your home phone service up and running in minutes. […]

  • Setting up your SmartRG 505n Wifi Home Gateway
    le 15/03/2018 à 6:15

    Follow our step by step guide for setting up your Primus Internet service. […]

  • 3 Common Scams Aimed at Seniors
    le 14/03/2018 à 10:29

    Scammers love targeting seniors for a few reasons. Firstly, they tend to have a lot of money or assets. Second, they may not be very technologically savvy. And finally, the older generation tends to be a little more trusting than the rest of us. Here are three scams to watch out for. The […]

  • The Smart Guide to Flying With Family
    le 07/03/2018 à 8:59

    Flying is rough. You know this, we know this, so we’re not going to write a long screed about wait times and mean gate agents. There are ways to make life in the air easier, so let’s cut to the chase. Earlier Flights Are Best for Avoiding Delays The earlier flight you book, the less […]

  • How Cord Cutters Watch the News
    le 28/02/2018 à 10:00

    So, you’re asking yourself whether or not you want to cut the cord, and you’ve arrived at a pretty big question: how will I watch news? After all, some people like the nightly ritual of watching an hour-long broadcast with family. Or they prefer to watch news instead of read it. Or they […]

  • At What Age Should a Kid Get a Phone?
    le 21/02/2018 à 4:32

    Maybe you got a cell phone when you started work, or were in high school. It was probably an indestructible Nokia brick. It came with all kinds of social perks. And maybe you got really good at playing Snake. Now your kids want phones of their own. But here’s the thing: their experience […]

  • How to Clean Up Behind-the-TV Cables
    le 14/02/2018 à 1:24

    The space behind a family’s TV and entertainment centre can get pretty messy. If you’re like us, your TV is supported by game consoles, cable boxes, Blu-ray players, sound systems, and more, all connected by a veritable rat’s nest of cables. Worse, if you’ve added new […]

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