Tag Archive: Using


How to change your location using a VPN

There are a variety of use-cases for a VPN, but no matter which VPN provider you use or what reason you’re connecting to a VPN for, the underlying technology remains the same — changing the location of the IP address of your computer, phone, or even your router.

Known as ‘spoofing’, changing your IP address to somewhere else in the world is really easy to do with a VPN meaning you can access content not usually available in your own  [Read More…]

The best kitchen products you can control by voice using Google Assistant

While you might not initially think that you need voice control in the kitchen, it can be a game-changer. Your hands are probably dirty while you’re in the kitchen cooking up a storm, or, you’re busy multitasking as you prepare a meal. Imagine still being able to adjust songs on your playlist, pause a recipe video you’re following to grab the ingredient you need or find out how many ounces are in a gram without having to tap the screen  [Read More…]

Score the best price yet on Arlo’s Video Doorbell using this coupon

Arlo is well-known for its array of smart home security cameras and late last year it entered the smart doorbell game with its first video doorbell. It retails at $ 150 though, for a limited time, you can score one for just $ 109.99 at Newegg. That’s a $ 40 savings and the lowest price we’ve seen for it to date. All you have to do to get the discount is enter coupon code NEARLDB66 during checkout. Shipping is free.

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Google forbids its employees from using Zoom over security concerns

Google says Zoom does not meet the security standards for apps used by its employees.

What you need to know Citing security vulnerabilities, Google has banned its employees from using the Zoom app. Multiple security flaws in Zoom came to light recently, after its user base grew from 10 million to 200 million amid the COVID-19 crisis. Google employees can still use Zoom to connect with friends and family through a web browser or via mobile.

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Using your Chromebook with a monitor, mouse and keyboard

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Let’s turn that Chromebook into a bigger work (or fun) station.

One of the most wonderful things about Chromebooks is how simple they are — you don’t have to buy additional accessories to make them work, they just do most of what people want out of the box. But perhaps you have additional needs like using a larger external screen, necessitating having an external keyboard and mouse in the process.

Sound like something you need to do?  [Read More…]

Google and Facebook are using location data to track lockdown effectiveness

Google continues to help users and governments amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What you need to know Google is creating what it calls COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, providing data into how movement trends have changed in response to the pandemic. The initial reports will cover over 131 countries, with additional countries being added as time goes by. Users can opt-out by disabling location history tracking in their Google account.

Google continues to contribute to coronavirus response efforts by  [Read More…]

Save $50 at Amazon by using one American Express Membership point

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Amazon is back with its popular “1 point” offer for American Express cardholders.

What you need to know Amazon has launched a new targeted offer to  [Read More…]

Switch to a faster router using Best Buy’s curbside pickup service

One of the most essential utilities when working from home is a reliable router. If you’re using a router that was provided by your ISP or are looking to upgrade to a faster model, now is the best time to do it. Best Buy is offering curbside pickup on these routers and thousands of other products, making it easy to pick them up without having to leave your car. These are the best routers you can get on Best Buy’s  [Read More…]

Grab these Chromebooks using Best Buy’s curbside pickup service

As backorders pile up and shipping dates stretch into April, you might be reaching the end of your technological rope trying to get a good Chromebook for you or your little one to use while we’re all stuck home. And of course, no one wants to go running all over town searching store shelves for what’s available, so I’ve sifted through Best Buy and found the best of the batch that you can get for safe, minimal-contact Curbside  [Read More…]

The WHO is using a WhatsApp bot to keep everyone updated on the coronavirus

The number is +41 79 893 18 92.

What you need to know The WHO is turning to WhatsApp as a way of disseminating the latest updates on the coronavirus. The WhatsApp bot will also answer any questions you might have about the pandemic. You can find the WHO at +41 79 893 18 92.

As fears around the coronavirus intensify, social media is abuzz with information pertaining to the virus. WhatsApp, often the primary vector for  [Read More…]