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  • 9 Cable Management Ideas
    le 13/05/2022 à 9:50

    If you’re anything like us, your 47 household electronic devices come with approximately 270 cables and they’re all cramping your style. Okay, we’re exaggerating—but not by much. Here’s how to better sort and organize cables. Cable Ties Cable ties are either […]

  • Extending Your Electronics Durability
    le 28/04/2022 à 1:27

    Electronics are expensive, so it pays to put a bit of time and money into caring for them appropriately. Here’s how. Get Cases (and Screen Protectors!) For phones, computers, tablets, and any other devices that you take out and about, invest in a quality case. A fun themed phone case […]

  • Smartphone Lock Screen Methods Ranked Worst to Best
    le 05/04/2022 à 2:07

    One day, we’re going to live in a future without passwords. But we’re not there yet, so until then, we’re using all kinds of ways to unlock our phones. Facial Recognition Front-facing cameras are ubiquitous on phones and tablets, so why wouldn’t your devices just end […]

  • 17 Best Features on Your Smart Assistant
    le 25/03/2022 à 11:39

    So, you’re thinking of automating your home life by getting a smart assistant. But what kinds of things can a smart assistant do? Control Your Smart Devices Dim the lights, unlock the front door, turn up the heat—all by asking your smart assistant. Smart devices are typically […]

  • How to Do a Facebook Privacy Check-Up
    le 25/02/2022 à 11:26

    Facebook can tell the world a lot about you. So with that in mind, it’s a good idea to tighten up those privacy settings. Start by clicking the down arrow in the top-right corner of your Facebook page. Click on Settings and Privacy, then click on Privacy Check-Up. Who Can See What You […]

  • The SIM Swapping Scam: What It Is & How to Protect Yourself
    le 28/01/2022 à 9:05

    SIM swapping is becoming a popular way of hacking into accounts. Here, we break down what it is, how it works, and how you can protect yourself. What Is SIM Swapping? SIM swapping involves an attacker moving a victim’s phone number from its original SIM card to one the attacker […]

  • 9 Best Podcasting Apps
    le 14/01/2022 à 9:27

    So, now that you’re all set with podcast recommendations, how about an app to listen on? Pocket Casts Platforms: Android, iOS Price: Free Pocket Casts has cross-device and cross-platform functionality, which is handy if you listen to podcasts across more than one device. It also […]

  • How to Reduce Your Online Vulnerability
    le 30/12/2021 à 7:59

    Every single one of us is vulnerable because of how we behave online. But it’s easy to reduce your online vulnerability. Here’s how. Delete Accounts Every account you have with someplace online is a way you can be attacked or a place your information can be stolen from. So, do […]

  • 7 Underrated Netflix Shows
    le 30/12/2021 à 7:24

    What do you want to watch next? If you’re tired of all that’s allegedly popular on Netflix, why not try one of these underrated gems? Derry Girls It’s the 1990s in Northern Ireland. The Troubles are in full swing and the army is in the streets—but teenagers still want […]

  • How to Make the Most of Streaming Platforms During the Holidays
    le 10/12/2021 à 3:35

    ’Tis the season to stay in, let the snow pile up outside, and drink hot cocoa while marathoning all the best Christmas films of your youth. Here’s how to make that a little easier. Download Content Most streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+, allow you to […]

  • When It’s Time to Replace Your Laptop
    le 30/11/2021 à 9:13

    Computers don’t last terribly long. A couple of years in, you might start to notice degradation in performance. Or the latest and greatest will start noticeably outperforming your older machine. But what are the actual warning signs that you might need to replace your laptop? Clicking / […]

  • 15 Websites & Apps Worth Knowing for Black Friday / Cyber Monday
    le 16/11/2021 à 9:40

    Want the very best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? How about the best product information, the best coupons, the best comparison shopping, and the best news about upcoming deals? Look no further than these apps and websites. The Price Sites These are sites all about price tracking and […]

  • How to Be a Disney+ Power User
    le 18/10/2021 à 10:13

    Imagine making your Disney+ experience better than it already is. How do you do it? How about by learning how to download stuff properly, turning off autoplay, turning off background video, and making sure the kids have their own profiles. Here, we’ll show you. Download Stuff for Later […]

  • See what MyPrimus can do for you!
    le 21/04/2021 à 8:26

    See what MyPrimus can do for you!

  • 7 Hidden Features on Netflix
    le 31/07/2019 à 9:16

    Want to get more from your Netflix experience? Try these little-known but useful features.  Remove Something From Your History  Why might you want something removed from your Netflix history? Well, maybe you stopped watching Gnome Alone after the kids fell asleep and […]

  • 5 Family-Friendly Netflix Documentaries
    le 31/07/2019 à 9:09

    If your family likes to combine entertainment with learning, then there’s nothing like a documentary to fulfil both those needs at once. These documentaries available on Netflix would work well for your next family movie night.  The Short Game This documentary follows seven- and […]

  • 5 Hidden Features on Gmail
    le 01/05/2019 à 9:21

    Gmail has a tonne of interesting and cool features. And given that Gmail is one of the most popular email services out there, it stands to reason that you might want to get a bit more out of your Gmail experience.  “Unsend” an Email  First, you’ll need to set up this […]

  • 4 Best Antivirus Protection Services
    le 17/04/2019 à 9:09

    The online world is a dangerous place and your devices, including computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, need antivirus protection.  All of the antivirus programs listed can scan computers or devices for hostile software (called malware), can detect if you’re visiting a harmful […]

  • The Best Niche Streaming Services
    le 10/04/2019 à 9:03

    So, you’ve decided on a streaming device and have picked a major streaming service or two. But what if you want content that’s a little harder to find? Well, no matter what you’re into, whether it’s French New Wave, anime, or concert footage, […]

  • How to Teach Your Child or Teen to Speak on the Phone
    le 03/04/2019 à 9:09

    Kids and teens today seem less comfortable having a live conversation over the phone than in the past. Texting, messaging, and snapchatting have taken over as the dominant form of non-face-to-face communication for the younger set.  And that’s okay. This isn’t a grumpy article […]

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 […]

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