Tag Archive: Family


A do-it-yourself home security system perfect for the whole family.

When it comes to your home and family, there is nothing more important than feeling safe and protecting those you love most. Home security has come a long way with plenty of DIY kits for you to set up, monitor and control your home security from anywhere you are. The Ring Alarm kit is a family friendly system that will allow your entire family to feel home is safe and secure. Use this how-to guide to help you  [Read More…]

Google Family Link vs. Coolpad FamilyLabs: Which should you use?

Google’s Family Link provides a full suite of parental control functions across a wide range of devices, but it’s not the only solution out there. Coolpad is in the process of building FamilyLabs, which hits many of the same points and then some. Let’s look at them side by side and figure out which has the edge.

Let’s start with where the two are roughly equivalent. The big one is managing which apps kids have access to. Google  [Read More…]

Here’s how and why to use family sharing in PlayStation Plus

With the advent of PlayStation Plus, it has become a bit harder to use all of the PlayStation 4’s online features, though it does come with a number of benefits, and those benefits can be shared between more than one user. Setting up family sharing for PS+ on your PS4? Easy peasy. Let’s get into it.

How to set up family sharing on PlayStation 4

Setting up family sharing on PlayStation 4 couldn’t be made any easier. It  [Read More…]

Keep your whole family secure with a free three-month trial to 1Password

A free trial that’s three times as long.

Passwords are tricky. You need dozens of them for all your emails, website logins, work accounts, and whatever else, but each one also needs to be unique and complex to keep everything secure. That adds up to a lot of random letters (some capitalized, some not), numbers, and special characters you have to remember. That’s why password managers like 1Password are so great. Keep all those passwords as complex  [Read More…]

Color options for Samsung Galaxy S10 family

Given that Samsung introduced no less than four versions of its Galaxy S10 phones this year, you’d be forgiven if you’re a bit confused. What’s the difference between each? What storage options are available?

Perhaps the most important question you have is which version of the phones will be sold in a particular color. That one’s not as confusing as it seems – at least at the outset.

Things get tricky when you factor in the various wireless service providers  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 family arrives with four models

As if we were to expect anything else today, Samsung officially debuted its Galaxy S10 line of phones. The 2019 family isn’t just a standard model and a plus version, either. No, this time around we get four models to choose from. Indeed, Samsung has doubled down on its flagship device.

While the past few years saw the Galaxy S and Galaxy S Plus, this year gives way to the Galaxy S10e, and a Galaxy S10 5G. The former is  [Read More…]

Motorola intros G7 family of phones

Motorola on Thursday announced its G7 line of phones for a number of markets, giving consumers new affordable, unlocked options for 2019. When most companies spend their time focused on high-end devices that fetch $ 1,000, Motorola has its eyes on the wider market.

As has been the case with previous generations of the G series of phones, the seventh generation will be sold in different configurations. Each is aimed at a different user base and/or will be sold with  [Read More…]

Get to Know: Walmart Family Mobile

Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Relatively few buyers, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

It might surprise you to know that companies like MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.

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Lenovo adds to smart home family with Smart Clock

Lenovo has helped Google lead the way with Smart Displays. They were an original partner with the new generation of visual smart home products. Now, Lenovo is back with a smaller version we’ve all been waiting for: The Lenovo Smart Clock.

Honestly, since Smart Displays were announced, I was disappointed that there wasn’t an Echo Spot version to use as an alarm clock. Lenovo has essentially solved this issue with Smart Clock. The new addition to the smart home is  [Read More…]

Keep your family busy over the holidays with $1 Digital HD movie rentals

Watch on your own time.

A massive variety of Digital HD films are available to rent for just $ 0.99 each at Amazon today, from family-friendly movies to teen films and movies for older audiences. There are even some newer films in the mix like A Quiet Place. If you’re planning on having a bunch of people over for the holidays soon, this could be one of the more affordable ways to keep them entertained for a  [Read More…]