Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

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Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same way. Just look at the critiques of notable computer security experts and online pundits to understand the challenge. Even supposed experts in theRead more Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Best smart lock for a keyless home

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The first locks date back more than a thousand years, and while traditional lock-and-key systems have improved over time, the basic mechanism hasn’t really changed: A piece of metal that is just the right shape pushes pins inside a lock into the proper position, allowing the lock mechanism to turn. As a society, it’s beenRead more Best smart lock for a keyless home

No, your smart TV isn’t catching viruses

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  Earlier this week, a Twitter post by Samsung became fodder for the internet outrage machine by suggesting that users should periodically run a virus scan on their smart TVs. “Prevent malicious software attacks on your TV by scanning for viruses on your TV every few weeks,” Samsung’s support account wrote, following up with aRead more No, your smart TV isn’t catching viruses

Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

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You don’t need to live in a smart home to benefit from a Wi-Fi-connected smart speaker. Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and other digital assistants can help you in dozens of ways, and you don’t have to lift a finger to summon them—just speak their names. If you already know you want a smart speaker, … Read more Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

16 New and Updated Online Video Tools

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For merchants who want to create, edit, and distribute videos, there are plenty of new innovative online tools for little or no expense. Here is a list of new and updated tools from online video platforms and social media applications. There are tools for editing, live streaming, collaboration, analytics, distribution, and video advertising. New andRead more 16 New and Updated Online Video Tools

Nebula Capsule II mini projector review: TV in a can

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The new Nebula Capsule II projector is a portable can-shaped mini projector. It can create an HD, 720p image that’s up to 100 inches diagonally. But like all mini projectors, it doesn’t get bright enough to work anywhere but in dark spaces. It has a speaker built in so you don’t have to fuss withRead more Nebula Capsule II mini projector review: TV in a can

New Search Console Updates Confirm Mobile-first Indexing

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On June 26, 2019, Google announced minor updates to its Search Console, adding a few mobile-first index features and reminding site owners and managers about the impact of mobile-first indexing on new and existing websites. The changes to Google’s Search Console made it easier to identify whether a site was primarily indexed based on mobileRead more New Search Console Updates Confirm Mobile-first Indexing

15 SEO Plugins for WordPress

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Websites on the WordPress platform can improve their search engine rankings by accessing a variety of free plugins. Here is a list of search-engine-optimization plugins for WordPress. There are all-in-one plugins that provide a variety of tools and, also, plugins to improve specific search-related areas, such as site speed, tags, and image optimization. All ofRead more 15 SEO Plugins for WordPress

How to Choose a Digital Agency for Your Ecommerce Business

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Digital agencies can deliver experience and expertise that are unavailable in-house. Success depends on choosing the right agency partner, which can be difficult. Outsourcing aspects of an ecommerce business can help management focus on critical areas. It can also deliver sophisticated skills and insights that are unavailable in-house. But choosing the right outsourced partner isRead more How to Choose a Digital Agency for Your Ecommerce Business

Tips for Diagnosing Steep Drops in Organic Search Traffic

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SEO tools can help identify problems that contribute to your site’s lost organic search traffic. This screenshot is from SEMrush. If you own or manage an ecommerce business and organic search traffic drops suddenly, it can feel like the sky is falling. Your company may be forced to invest more in performance marketing to keepRead more Tips for Diagnosing Steep Drops in Organic Search Traffic

What is ‘Speakable’? An in-depth analysis of Google’s New Schema Markup

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  Google has broken the news about a new markup which is reported to target news publishers looking to get their content into the Google Assistant. This new markup is termed ‘ speakable’ which enables publishers to mark up or define sections of a news article that are most relevant to be read aloud byRead more What is ‘Speakable’? An in-depth analysis of Google’s New Schema Markup

How to optimize for voice search: 5 simple strategies to get ahead

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  Have you ever tried to search while driving, and you could not type the word? Well, it could be a challenging but for the opportunity to do a voice search.Whether you are driving or doing something else where you are not able to type, you can still search using your voice. And this convenienceRead more How to optimize for voice search: 5 simple strategies to get ahead