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American Home Shield Review: They’re Large But Are They Any Good?

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American Home Shield (AHS) has a well-known reputation. Depending on where you live you may receive good or bad service. However, this is true for most home warranties since the service can vary based on location and technicians sent to your home. As always, we recommend calling AHS and ask to speak with an existing customer to hear about their experience with AHS….

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SimpliSafe App Review: Reliable Remote Monitoring & Control?

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The SimpliSafe app allows you to control and monitor your security system from anywhere. It also gives you the convenience of remotely adjusting some smart home features like thermostats and lighting. But is it reliable or prone to glitches? Can you use it for free? And just what can you control with it? Find out in our review…

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Best Parental Control Apps & Software: Norton Family Premier vs Net Nanny vs Qustodio & More

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Are you worried about your child being exposed to profanity, pornography or potential predators while using their smartphone? Whether your child is eight or sixteen, she could have access to all kinds of inappropriate images, language and people without your knowledge. Fortunately, you have some tech help on your side. Welcome to parental control apps. These apps and software give you remote supervision over your child’s mobile activity, so you can make sure she is safe and making smart choices with her mobile use…

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IPVanish Review: Is The Added Online Security Worth The Pricetag?

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Are you shopping around for the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) to keep your online use anonymous? IPVanish is a popular choice among seasoned VPN users and newcomers alike for its robust features, reputation and reliability. How do you know it’s the VPN for you? Read our IPVanish review to learn about its key features, pros and cons, pricing and much more…

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Best Pool Alarms: Stay Alert To Swim Emergencies

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Pools are a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous if you have children or pets. One way to prevent an emergency is to equip your pool with an alarm that alerts you when someone is in a potentially life-threatening situation. Which alarm is the safest choice for your family? We’ll help you decide…  

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Private Internet Access Review: The Affordable Way To Stay Safe Online?

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Searching for the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) on the market that fits your budget? VPN’s like Private Internet Access (PIA) help keep your data and identity secure and protected from prying eyes when logging into unprotected Wi-Fi networks (such as those at airports or coffee shops). They can be applied to any connection, wether you’re on your laptop, home PC or smartphone — and all at a remarkably low monthly price. Private Internet Access also has one of the best reputations in the industry. Our Private Internet Access review gives you the lowdown on this top-ranking service and why we chose them as our number two best VPN provider…

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How To Fully Delete A VPN On Any Device

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Deleting a VPN is a pretty straightforward process like with any app or software, especially on smartphones and tablets. But completely removing a VPN from your PC or Mac can get a little more tricky because the uninstall process doesn’t always delete all the files associated with that VPN. It’s always a good idea to make sure there’s no trace left behind. Why?

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Best VPN Service: Torguard vs PIA vs ExpressVPN vs IPVanish vs PureVPN vs NordVPN vs CyberGhost & More

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Who’s really watching you when you’re online? These days, it’s virtually impossible to know. Advertisers, marketers, cyber stalkers, potential employers, even your own neighbors could be tracking your online behavior. And until our lawmakers pass more specific cybersecurity legislation, we’re all at risk. What can you do to protect your privacy and identity? Consider installing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service on your computer and mobile devices, especially when you are traveling. For a low monthly fee and easy installation you can protect yourself from Big Brother…

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