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Ring App Review: Personal Experience, Pros, Cons, Features & More

Ring App on iPhone and keypad (caption: Ring App)

You use the same Ring app whether you have a Ring Doorbell or Ring Alarm security system. The app lets you answer your doorbell, arm/disarm your system, adjust device settings and more. You’ll receive notifications when sensors trigger, so you can be kept in the loop. How does the Ring app perform for users, and is it better than the competition? Find out below…

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How To Secure Your WiFi And Keep Out Prying Eyes

Person in coffee shop on computer: Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Do you often get online at your local coffee house, a hotel when traveling, or other public places (called WiFi hotspots)? If you’re not already aware — public WiFi access has the potential to severely compromise your online security. And hackers can get into your computer in no time (as in, 2 seconds!). So, what steps can you take to protect your online presence and your identity if hackers come calling? Keep reading to find the best ways to keep your private online self as secure as possible…

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Best Robotic Lawn Mower: Your Saturday Savior?

Husqvarna robot lawn mower in yard

The future of lawn care is here to take this dreaded chore off your to-do list — permanently. Picture a hypothetical Roomba lawn mower cutting your grass as you’re watching the game, lounging in a hammock or even sleeping. Yes, there are several fully autonomous, Roomba-like mowers on the market, and we’re here to help you choose the best robot lawn mower for your yard and lifestyle…

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Best Blood Pressure Monitor: ReliOn vs Omron vs Microlife & More

Blood pressure monitor and a container of pills (Caption: Best Blood Pressure Monitor)

Are you one of 70 million Americans who suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure? If so, you’ll want to monitor your blood pressure from home. We’ve done the research and given you our picks for the best home blood pressure monitors with accuracy ratings, cuff sizes, pricing and more to help you make a potentially life-saving choice…

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Cinch Home Services Review: Home Warranty Coverage But At What Cost?

Repair man working (caption: Cinch Home Services Review)

Is a home warranty just a waste of money? Some feel this way. But for others, it is a real budget-saver. Home warranties are meant to help you when an appliance or system (such as HVAC) breaks and you need it fixed. They are also useful when it’s beyond repair and you require a new one. But be careful! It’s extremely important that you read every part of your contract* so you know what is and isn’t covered. So let’s dig in and see how Cinch (formerly Total Protect) stacks up versus the other home warranty companies you may be considering…

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Thunderstorm And Lightning Safety Tips

Lightening strike (Caption: Thunderstorm And Lightning Safety Tips)

According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes kill about 50 Americans each year and injure hundreds more. Thunderstorms and lightning can be a threat no matter where you live or what plans you have made. It is crucial to understand how to stay safe during and be prepared for thunderstorms and lightning…

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