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Best Online Doctor Consultation: Amwell vs Doctor on Demand vs Teladoc vs Mdlive vs Healthtap & More

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You’re away on a work trip when you get strep throat, and you don’t have time to go to the doctor. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a prescription without finding a doctor’s office, trying to schedule an appointment and filling out all of that endless paperwork? This is where using a virtual doctor app can be handy. From the comfort of your bed, you can visit with a physician, get a diagnosis and have medication prescribed. Learn more about how these services work and if they really work as they’re advertised…

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Review Of Baby Monitors: Keep An Eye On Your Little Ones

Baby sleeping: Best Baby Monitor Reviews

Nervous when you don’t have your eyes and ears on your baby at all times? Baby monitors are an excellent way to ease your fears when your bundle of joy is in the nursery and (slightly) out of your reach. But there are so many choices on the market. How do you know which ones are reliable and within your budget? Here we break down the best baby camera monitor by categories to help you make the right choice…

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ADT Outdoor Cameras Review: What Are Your Options?

2 ADT cameras side by side (caption: ADT Outdoor Camera Review)

ADT offers two outdoor cameras for your home security needs. Depending on your home’s specs and your preferences, you may opt for one model over the other. The key deciding factor is the strength of your WiFi signal or whether you prefer hardwired cameras. We’ll help you decide between the two and learn more about their features and how they’re installed…

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History Of Major Data Breaches In The U.S. (Updated October 2019)

Person's hand with credit card: The Latest Data Breach News

Unfortunately the news is consistently full of headlines about security and data breaches. Major retailers, credit card companies and other organizations have all fallen victim to hackers, putting millions of consumers at risk. Trying to keep up with all the latest hacks and who’s affected can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of data breaches…

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Best Self-Monitored Security System: Abode vs SimpliSafe vs Ring vs Nest Secure vs Canary vs iSmartAlarm

Security system on desk

There are two types of home security systems prevalent on today’s market: those with professional monitoring (by a central monitoring station), and those that are self-monitored (by you and your network of contacts). The former typically includes a fairly steep ($30-$75) monthly fee to cover the cost of the monitoring station, while with the latter you typically only pay for the equipment. Don’t want this added expense of monthly monitoring? Worried about false alarms and getting fined by your city? We hear ya! These are a few of the reasons that self-monitored security systems have become so intriguing. They put you in control of your system, and you have access to cutting edge “smart” technology that you can control from your smartphone. With these DIY (do it yourself) security systems you’re in charge of when the authorities are called to your home and how you secure your home…

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Ring Alarm Review: Simple To Use & Affordable, But Is It Any Good?

Ring alarm panel on wall

Ring is known for its video doorbells, and now it offers a self-monitored security system that you can install yourself. You can even sync the system with a doorbell or one of its security cameras. One app accesses everything, and all of the equipment has a modern look, unlike some of its competitors. You can opt for professional monitoring for a small monthly fee, but does it have the reputation you want from a monitoring company?…

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