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DIRECTV Review: Is This Satellite Behemoth Worth the Price?

Man pushing button on TV remote

DIRECTV or DISH? That’s the question we all face today. If you’re looking for satellite TV, these are your best options. This article is dedicated to everything DIRECTV. While there are many things to like about DIRECTV, including diverse channel selection and constant innovations, there are some things you may dislike. We’ll go over the features, pricing, pros and cons, plans and more in our DIRECTV Review…

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Digital Media Players FAQ: Your Streaming Q’s Answered

TV and bookcase: Digital Media Receivers Reviews

Tired of paying $80+/ month for cable television? Digital Media Receivers, set top boxes that you can hook up to your tv to stream television shows and movies from providers such as Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, and others are becoming more reliable, readily available, and affordable. The problem is that there’s so many on the market now, and they all differ in their functionality, service offerings, and compatibility. Should you get a media receiver, and if so, which one?…

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Roku vs Chromecast: Can You Get More For Less?

Roku vs Chromecast

Roku and Chromecast are two of the top streaming media players on the market. Chromecast has an attractive price point of $35, making it the least expensive option. While Roku is still relatively inexpensive, it’s still more than Chromecast. But can Chromecast deliver everything you want in a media streaming device…

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Apple TV vs Roku: An Epic Battle for #1

Apple TV vs Roku

Two streaming media players face off head to head in this comparison of Apple TV vs Roku. Apple is known for its top quality devices and if you’re a loyal buyer you may love the TV. However, Roku is the dominant player in the category with multiple devices/models to choose from at lower prices. Which will come out on top…

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Watch TV Remotely: Slingbox Review

Man watching TV on computer in bar: Slingbox Reviews

As technology has advanced it has become commonplace to take tech on the go. Slingbox is another example of this type of mobile technology. Slingbox allows television watchers to stream their programming no matter where they are as long as they have access to the internet. We have compiled Slingbox Reviews of the two types offered…

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Interview with Geoff Gross, CEO and Founder of Medical Guardian

Geoff Gross holding Medican Guardian: Interview with Geoff Gross, CEO and Founder of Medical Guardian

As the CEO and Founder of Medical Guardian, our top pick for Best Medical Alert System, Geoff Gross has more than 10 years of experience in the medical alert industry. After his grandmother had several falls at home, Gross started Medical Guardian in 2005 out of his apartment. It was through his dedication and leadership that Medical Guardian has grown to become one of the industry’s leading providers of medical alert systems, protecting countless lives nationwide. Get to know him better in our exclusive interview…

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Car Seat Safety Tips From Tot Squad’s Jen Beall Saxton

Car Seat Safety

Tot Squad is a mobile service for busy parents that offers cleaning, repairs and installation of strollers and car seats at different retail locations daily. Founder and CEO Jennifer Beall Saxton came up with the idea while in business school at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Recognizing an opportunity to help busy parents improve their work-life balance equation, she founded the business in 2010 and recently began nationwide expansion by franchising. We got the chance to interview Jennifer to find out more about tips for car seat installation and mission to help busy moms keep kids safe and secure. Read more to see what she had to say…

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Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

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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What Are The Best Home Warranty Companies In Texas?

Texas Flag: Best Home Warranty Companies in Texas

Perhaps you’re buying a house and your realtor told you about home warranties. Or maybe you’re selling a house and it was suggested that you offer a home warranty with the property. Either way, a home warranty can be beneficial. If you’re living in Texas, this article will be helpful in choosing your home warranty…

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Total Protect Home Warranty: Are They Worth The Hype?

Money in washing mashine: Total Protect Home Warranty Reviews

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 Total Protect stacks up in this review…

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