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Antivirus Software


8 Warning Signs You Have a Computer Virus

At best, computer viruses are a nuisance. At worst, they can wreak havoc on your important files. While the best course of action is to avoid all viruses, sometimes, one can sneak into your computer–and it won’t always make itself known, at least right away. However, there are several...

Do iOS devices Need Antivirus Protection?

Apple iPhones and iPads have a reputation for being more secure than Android devices. In fact, it’s reported that even an Android phone set to airplane mode still isn’t as secure as an iPhone. But recent iOS security breaches have made even diehard Apple fans question whether or not they need antivirus software, after...

Why Free Antivirus Protection is Not Enough

As we watch or read the news, massive data breaches are occurring at an alarming rate. But millions of people are still using their computers without any type of security solution. You can’t help but wonder if this is because computer users simply don’t know how great the threat...

Do Macs Need Antivirus Software?

One of the biggest misconceptions about Macs is they’re invulnerable to viruses. Although both Apple and tech enthusiasts have claimed Macs cannot get a virus, they can definitely be infected with viruses and other malware. Despite the fact that Macs are still typically more secure than Windows operating systems,...

Does Antivirus Software Protect Against Spyware and Malware?

We’ve all heard the horror stories about what malicious programs can do to computers. The media regularly reports on losses of personal data and financial information. What they rarely dig into is whether these data breaches were caused by viruses, spyware, or malware. And what people can do to...

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Car Warranties


Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You?

Long-term care becomes an important issue as we age. The older we get, the more likely we are to suffer illnesses or disabilities that impede our ability to perform everyday tasks. But affording the care we require can be expensive, especially since health aids charge hundreds of dollars a...

What is the Difference Between a Manufacturer’s Warranty and an Extended Car Warranty?

You’ve done your research, picked out your new car, and you’re in the process of paying when the dealer asks, “Do you want to add an extended car warranty?” This question may catch you off guard, especially if you don’t know what “extended warranty” means. Fortunately, not too much...

Do You Really Need a BMW Extended Warranty?

A BMW is luxurious, upscale, and sophisticated. BMWs live up to their name as cultural icons with a distinct clientele. Owning a BMW is a statement and a status symbol because people know if you have a BMW, you paid a hefty price to be in the German luxury...

Top 7 Most Common Car Problems and Repairs

Your car is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. And it makes sense that you spend so much money on a vehicle. After all, you depend on it to get you to work, the grocery store, and your kid’s soccer games. Your car is a crucial part...

Is the Warranty on Your New Car Necessary?

You might have just test driven a car and are ready to make the purchase. It won’t be long until you’re escorted to the finance department to “sign on the dotted line.” At this time, you’ll want to figure out if you want to buy a car warranty on...

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Home Warranty


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Identity Protection


5 Unfortunate Consequences of Identity Theft

Identity theft can happen to anyone, and the emotional and financial consequences can linger for years. The theft can take a substantial toll on a person, since it affects various facets of that person’s life. Repairing the damage left by identity theft is a long, stressful process, with a...

How to Check for Identity Theft in Canada

Did you know that identity theft victims spend 600 hours cleaning up their identity and credit history? You don’t want to waste that kind of time, instead of spending it with your friends and family! Unfortunately, there’s no 100% guarantee against identity theft. One piece of good news is...

When Did Identity Theft Become a Crime?

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States with as many as 9 million people having their identities stolen annually. Without proper identity protection, you could be one of them. It seems like it appeared out of nowhere just a few decades ago, but there...

How to Report Identity Theft

Recent statistics show that a whopping 16.7 million people in the United States were victims of identity theft just over the last year. Even more concerning, these victims lost an estimated $16.8 billion dollars in stolen assets. Criminals use social security card numbers, credit card information and personal data...

What Should I Do If Someone Gets Ahold of My Social Security Number?

There’s nothing new about fraud and theft. However, with the advancement of modern technology, it is much easier to take advantage of people these days. From mobile banking to employee payroll, our society shares a great deal of sensitive information on the Internet. Of course, there are criminals who...

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Medical Alert


The Differences Between a Nursing Home and Assisted Living

Often used interchangeably, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are actually two totally different things. While they overlap in several ways, it’s important to know which services each provides, as well as how much they cost and what standard of care to expect. If you or a loved one...

A Practical Guide to Home and Classroom Sensory Activities for Autistic Children

Children are naturally playful and love exploring their senses, learning new things about the world around them through sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound. Whether a child is shaking a rattle or putting objects in their mouth, this is known as sensory play. It is an important development for...

10 Ways to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age

To most seniors, dementia is a frightening concept, robbing you of your memories and independence. The good news is a growing body of research indicates there are many ways you can reduce your risk of dementia to stay sharp as you age. Here are 10 of the best ways...

8 Best Winter Activities for Seniors

In the colder months of winter, it can be difficult to find ways to occupy your time. This is especially true for seniors that are often confined to their homes or a nursing home. While their living situation and the inclement weather may be inconvenient, seniors can find activities...

8 Best Autumn Activities for Seniors

The autumn months are crisp, clear, and perfect for getting out and enjoying the beauty of falling leaves. But there’s much more to the fall months than just foliage. Here are 8 wonderful ideas for autumn activities for seniors… 1. Go Fruit Picking Fruit picking is one of the...

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Password Managers


6 of the Most Frequently Used Password Types and Why They’re Unsafe

When creating a password, we’re often prompted to include a number, a capital letter, and a unique character like an exclamation point. Passwords also have character limits, usually between 6 and 30 characters, or other rules regarding spacing or repeated letters. All of these rules are designed to make...

Is It Safe to Save Passwords on Your Computer?

Most of us have tried it or at least thought about giving it a go. We’re talking about storing your passwords in Chrome or another browser, instead of having to deal with remembering tons of different passwords for your online accounts. There’s no denying that letting your browser save...

Are Free Password Managers Safe?

There are a vast number of password managers on the market currently. This can make finding the best password manager tricky. Each individual case is unique, and each password manager has its own pros and cons. Additionally, distinguishing between paid and free password managers can be hard because it...

Why You Need a Password Manager on Your Smartphone

Passwords are a way of life. From banking to shopping to your favorite online forum, passwords are used to identify who you are and protect your information. But the very benefits you gain in customer loyalty programs, ease of shopping, online banking, and many other services can lead to...

How to Find the Best Password Manager for Any Device

There’s a lot of confusion out there regarding password managers. However, they’re a lot simpler than you might think. In this article, we’re going to talk about the misconception of how difficult it is to password protect your electronic devices. The most commonly asked questions about password management are...

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Pet Insurance


8 Things to Consider when Choosing Your Dog’s Insurance

We all love our furry companions, and we want to provide them with the best healthcare possible. However, medical necessities for one dog might be inessential for another dog, and the needs of a specific dog will change over that dog’s lifetime. When researching different insurance plans, it’s a...

Why Are There Waiting Periods with Pet Insurance?

We all love our pets and want to be sure they’re healthy. But vet visits, treatments, and medications can add up surprisingly quickly for our furry friends! Covering all those expenses is where pet insurance comes in handy. It’s similar to health insurance for humans, and while benefits vary,...

Do You Need Pet Insurance for a Dog?

We’re lucky to live in a modern age where medical advancements are as common as sickness itself. We’re always engineering, advancing, and learning new medical treatments for all. This includes our animals. Unfortunately, this also means that our pets face the same financial burden of medical care that we...

How Much Should Pet Insurance Cost?

When bringing home a new puppy or kitten, many pet owners have already thought over the basics from the type of food they will feed to where their pet will sleep. Some pet owners may even have a veterinarian already picked out for their new bundle of joy. But...

What Are Pet Insurance Preexisting Conditions?

Preexisting conditions are problems that pets have before they become insured. Pet insurance companies often restrict coverage to those with underlying health conditions. They don’t like clients who are too risky and likely to file expensive claims. As the owner of an ill or disabled pet, you should read...

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Robot Vacuums


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VPN Providers


6 Unsecured Wifi Spots and Why You Should Take Precautions

We’ve all heard about the dangers of unsecured Wifi, but so many of us are uncertain what “unsecured” means. In a basic sense, unsecured data can be accessed by hackers, who can then learn about your passwords, SSN, and other important personally identifiable information (PII). In order to stop...

What Does a VPN Hide?

Personally Identifiable Information (PII). You may have heard this term before in news reports and articles. It’s what was stolen from numerous companies over the last few years. PII comprises names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers. Those are benign. But when you factor in other PII like Social Security...

Are VPNs Really Safe to Use?

Questions of network security continually pop up in the news. It seems like some company is getting hacked on a daily basis and losing millions of dollars. Not only from personal information being stolen but also from the lost confidence of its customers. In many cases, these are a...

What Is a VPN App?

If you use computers to transmit personal or financial information, you may be concerned about the level of privacy and security that are available to you through normal connection channels. You may already know that intrusion prevention software, while useful and necessary, sometimes fails to thwart an attack if...

How to Setup a VPN at Home

Access to the Internet from the comfort of your home seems so commonplace these days. Thanks to high-speed modems and fiber-optic lines, you can explore the world from any room and any seat. It gives you free rein to watch, learn, and shop. It also allows someone on the...

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Web Hosting


Database Management: MariaDB vs. MySQL

For quite a few years, MySQL was known as the leading query optimizer among the pack, especially when it comes to relational databases. However, there has been a noticeable change happening as MariaDB, the MySQL fork, is making an evident headway. As a result, Wikipedia, as well as a...

10 of the Best Free FTP Clients

FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol. It’s used to transfer files from one computer to another over a network such as an Internet connection. For example, you can use an FTP client to upload files and transfer them to a website. If you need to transfer large files...

What Is WooCommerce?

Launching an eCommerce storefront has become wildly popular with the advent of social media and social sharing. Long gone are the days where owning a brick and mortar shop is the only way to generate a passive or full-time income in the world of retail. With an eCommerce store...

7 Reasons FileZilla Rocks

If you’re a website owner, you may be on the hunt for reliable, cost-effective FTP software. With no shortage of FTP software programs available, the search can be overwhelming and confusing even for experienced users. If you’re looking for a user-friendly, open-source FTP software program, look no further than...

What’s a Domain Name?

If you’re just starting out as a website owner, you’ll probably have questions about how the Internet works and how you can best optimize your site. One of the fundamental concepts you’ll want to understand as a website owner is domain names, and how to effectively choose a domain...

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