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Sadie Cornelius

As a new homeowner Sadie understands the importance of keeping her property, and all that’s in it, a top priority. Through apps like the Nest thermostat and Nest Protect she can keep an eye on things and control the temp via her smart phone why she’s away. She believes in being proactive in life and using technology to keep you safe. She enjoys decorating on a budget, small DIY improvement projects and all things HGTV.

Basic Cyber Security Tips and Tricks For Cyber Security Month

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With so many recent cyber security breaches (especially from reputable companies like Target and Equifax), it has become increasingly necessary to become secure online. With so many access points (via smart home devices, fitness trackers, etc.), it’s easier than ever to fall prey to a potential hack. Breaches can happen to the best of us, not just your vulnerable average Joe. Hackers have sophisticated ways of stealing your identity and could be accessing your accounts as we speak. Unlike a house break-in where there is often evidence of a crime, it is a lot easier for digital theft to go unnoticed. Are you leaving the front door wide open for these new-age criminals? Read on to learn some basic cyber security tips that could save you, before it’s too late…

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Shutterfly Review: Custom Creations for Every Occasion

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Want to relive your travel, reminisce about a special occasion or celebrate a loved one? Personalized gifts are a unique way to showcase life’s favorite moments on items for yourself or others. From custom phone cases to pillows, pint glasses, pots, photo blankets, puzzles, paperweights, plates and more. The ideas are only limited by your imagination. Learn what makes Shutterfly so popular and how you can start making your customized creations to show off to your friends and family…

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The Latest Data Breach News

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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The Ultimate Cord Cutting Guide and Best Cable Alternatives

So you’re ready to cut the cord from Comcast and AT&T Uverse and unbundle unnecessary services. Well, you’re in luck because there are plenty of “cord cutting” options now. We’ve got the ultimate guide that will help you remove the cable handcuffs and break free from the contracts. The best part? You don’t have to give up your latest shows, phone number, or speedy WiFi to save money. So, are you ready to learn how to how to get rid of cable and put hundreds of dollars back in your pocket? Get those scissors out!…

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Go Big or Go Home: An In-Depth GoPro Comparison

GoPro on a helmet: An In-Depth GoPro Comparison

The GoPro’s popularity has been growing steadily across the world, helped by videos posted on YouTube, Vimeo and other video hosting websites. Camera technology has also moved forward in a big way, with cameras getting smaller and image quality improving to that of near TV broadcast standards. Originally designed for surfers, the GoPro cameras are now a big favorite of many Paraglider pilots, BASE jumpers, Wing-Suit Proximity flyers, Kitesurfers, Mountain Bikers, Snowboarders, Speed-Flyers, the list is endless. Every extreme sport you can think of, there are videos created with a GoPro camera…

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Smile, Best iPhone Photo Apps Review

Person holding iPhone: Cheese: Best iPhone Photo Apps Review

iPhone owners can attest to the sheer number of apps that are available to perform just about every function possible. One of the more popular uses for the iPhone is its ability to take stunning photos. Currently there are hundreds of iPhone photo apps that enhance and edit photo, create collages, Photoshop effects, red eye removal, color adjustments and more. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which is the best photo app for iPhone? Below you will find some of the more popular iPhone photography apps, a few of the best free photo editing apps and the basic functions and pricing for each. Ready to start snapping?

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Best and Worst Charities to Donate To

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Looking to make a charity tax deduction? How do you know which are the best and worst charities to donate to? It’s not so much which are the best causes (as that could be highly debatable and subjective), but rather what’s the best use of your hard-earned money and return on your dollar? Is your money going to have a large impact and make a difference in the cause or will it go to waste on expensive overhead or unnecessary spending? We’ll share with you a little more about charitable donations tax deductions and our top picks for best charities to give to (as well as those not to give to)…

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SJ Res 34 Internet Privacy Bill and How to Stay Protected

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How would you feel if a stranger was in your home while you weren’t there and looked through all your belongings without your knowing? Sure you might invite a friend over for dinner, and they might see photos of your family on the fridge, but only because you were aware of them being there and doing so because they had your permission. That’s the best way to summarize what is happening at the moment with SJ Res 34, a highly-debated bill that became law in April 2017. It’s likely to affect internet users across the country, so we’ll explain what it means to you and how you can prevent corporations from peeking inside your computer and mobile devices just because the government gave them the authority…

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Artifact Uprising Review: Our Favorite Online Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Review

Looking for a company made up of people with big hearts, open minds and huge doses of creativity? Who isn’t?!? Well, you’ve found it in Artifact Uprising! Founded by husband-wife team Matt and Jenna Walker in 2012, Artifact Uprising is relatively new to the photo printing space but has quickly won over the photographer, blogger and designer communities with its beautiful, handcrafted, high-quality work…

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DIRECTV vs DISH: Showdown Between the Leading Satellite TV Providers

Man holding remote: DIRECTV vs DISH

Thinking about making the switch to satellite TV? You’re not alone. A growing number of homes are changing the channel to one of the two biggest players in the satellite TV market: DIRECTV and DISH Network. But what’s the difference between cable and satellite exactly? And how do DIRECTV and DISH stack up against one another? We’re here to help! Read on to learn more about how they compare in quality, channel selection, service offering, pricing and more…

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