Where Is the Best Place for a Smart Speaker in a Room?

Where Is the Best Place for a Smart Speaker in a Room?

Google Home and Amazon Echo devices have excellent microphone arrays. If yours seem never to hear you, the problem might not be the speaker or your voice. It might be where you put the device. Better placement may improve its performance. Why…
Z-Wave vs Zigbee vs WiFi

Z-Wave vs Zigbee vs WiFi | Which set-up is best for your home?

Z-Wave vs Zigbee vs WiFi, which Technology Is Best? Z-Wave, Zigbee and WiFi are the leading wireless smart home technologies but they are not compatible with each other. While it’s possible to build a smart…
Gmail Inbox Security

How to Make Your Gmail Inbox Safer

Block Persistent Spammers If someone's clogging your inbox but Gmail's Report spam feature isn't catching it, Gmail lets you block individual senders easily. With an email open, click the three dots to the top right, then choose Block.…
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Will WiFi 6+AI Will Change IT Systems Forever?

The WiFi6 standard is coming, and it’s going to change the industry forever. I believe this to be true because WiFi6 is the first WiFi specification designed specifically for a world where the majority of endpoints will connect wirelessly.…
4k Monitor

Should You Use HDMI, DisplayPort, or USB-C for a 4K Monitor?

If you’ve bought a new 4K monitor recently, you might have been puzzled by the array of ports on the back. HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, and Thunderbolt, so which is the best option for you? HDMI 2.1 High Definition Multimedia Interface,…
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The ‘New Normal’ for Many Older Adults

The 'new normal' for many senior adults is speaking to Friendship Lines, a 24-hour hotline and check-up service established by many non-profit organizations Already, moving lectures and happy hours onto video chat screens has become almost…
4 remote workforce problems teleconferencing can solve

Teleconferencing increases productivity

Working from home is no longer an anomaly. Indeed, it’s become pretty commonplace, thanks in part to the explosion of technology that supports it, from video conferencing to screen sharing to instant messaging. Combine this with the benefits…
Video Conference
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Video Conferencing Best Practices

Video Conference Best Practices Hosts should take steps to ensure only invited participants are able to join the meeting, limit access to expected participants, be careful before sharing screens (remove any documents or browsers that…
Remote Work Guidelines

Remote Working Guidelines

Here are some remote working guidelines and best practices to make working from home safe, secure and fun: Securing remote access through “Multi-Factor Authentication” (as defined under NYDFS’s cybersecurity regulation) and VPN…
Facetime or Zoom

How to use FaceTime for group calls

FaceTime, Apple’s built-in video and voice-calling app. While FaceTime has always been useful for keeping in touch, it’s become even more important for staying connected with friends and family while observing social distancing measures. You…