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CS Tech Tip: How to Use Night Shift

Believe it or not, using your smartphone right before bed can affect how well you sleep. The blue light emitted from our smartphones, TVs and other handheld devices can suppress our natural melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Thankfully, most smartphones have a solution for this called Night Shift.   The Night Shift setting automatically adjusts the colors in your screen’s display according to the time of day. Once the sun rises, your [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:29+00:00April 6th, 2020|Blog, How-Tos, Tips and Tricks|

Apps to Keep Your Kids Safely Engaged and Active at Home

During this time of self-quarantine, it can be hard to find age appropriate activities to keep your kiddos busy. These kid-friendly apps can help keep them safely occupied and engaged and bring you peace of mind, too.   Family-Friendly Streaming Apps YouTube Kids (iOS & Android) YouTube Kids makes it easier for kids to explore shows and videos on their own without stumbling across inappropriate content. The app also has parental tools to help you [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:30+00:00April 6th, 2020|Blog, Entertainment, Family|

Using Your Tablet for At-Home Learning

Being stuck at home and away from the classroom can present some unique challenges for you and your kiddos. That’s where tablets and iPads come in handy. Whether you’re homeschooling your kids, helping them stay connected to their teachers during self-quarantine, or just want to keep their minds active, here are some benefits to using tablets for at-home learning: Easy to UseLaptops and computers can be more complicated and require software installations, but a quick app [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:32+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Family|

6 Apps for Managing Stress in Uncertain Times

It can be hard to relax and decompress amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Things may be stressful and uncertain right now, but these stress management apps can help you take a step back, center yourself, and find some peace.   Headspace (iOS & Android) Headspace is a meditation and mindfulness app that helps you stress less, focus more and sleep better. It offers guided meditations, breathing exercises, quick workouts, sleepcasts to help you fall asleep, and [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:34+00:00March 27th, 2020|Blog, Fitness and Health|

10 Home Workout Apps You Can Try For Free

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, staying home and keeping a safe social distance has never been more important. Luckily, staying in doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. Hundreds of workout apps and virtual classes have opened up free trials for those in self-quarantine. All you need is a smartphone, tablet or computer and the motivation to get moving.   Many of these apps also sync up with your fitness tracker or smart watch, like the [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:36+00:00March 27th, 2020|Blog, Fitness and Health|

Cleaning Your Smartphone, Inside and Out

Taking the time to clean your smartphone and other devices is important now more than ever.   Cleaning Screens & Surfaces   Our phones travel with us everywhere, collecting germs of all kinds along the way. Luckily, there are plenty of safe and easy ways to properly clean your handheld tech and prevent the spread of germs.   Here are some general rules of thumb:   Only use a soft, lint-free cloth. Any other materials [...]

5 Women in Tech You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women everywhere. History is full of powerful, ground-breaking women who have changed the world, especially in the tech industry. But even though their inventions and discoveries have made a huge impact, you may not know their names or their stories. Here are a few women, past and present, whose efforts have made a huge impact on the tech industry:   Augusta [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:41+00:00March 6th, 2020|Blog, Lifestyle, Seasonal, Tech News|

Getting Prepped and Pumped for Spring Break

Spring Break is right around the corner. Check out these pre-planning tips for smooth Spring Break travel, plus some helpful apps to keep you on track.   Decide where to go, and with who. Who says you have to go to the beach for Spring Break? Whether you’re gathering all your closest friends for a road trip across town, inviting your family to a cozy mountain getaway, or flying somewhere warm and sunny, make sure [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:44+00:00March 6th, 2020|Blog, Lifestyle, Seasonal, Travel|

What is Verizon Protect Home?

Sometimes, you have to expect the unexpected. Maybe your cat knocked over a glass of water right onto your laptop, or a power surge wiped out your brand-new smart TV. Normally you’d be out of luck… until now. Verizon Protect Home is here to make it right.   What is Verizon Protect Home?   Verizon Protect Home provides device repair and replacement coverage for an unlimited number of your eligible home entertainment and smart home [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:46+00:00February 28th, 2020|Blog, Tech News, Tips and Tricks, Verizon Plans|

5 Ways to Celebrate Leap Year

Looking for some fun Leap Year activities to do with your friends and family this year? Since Leap Day 2020 falls on a Saturday, we came up with five exciting Leap Year activities you can enjoy over the weekend.   1. Throw a Leap Day party. Leap Year is the perfect excuse to have your friends and family over for a party. You could make some festive snacks, stream your favorite movies, play games, and [...]

2020-05-26T17:15:49+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Entertainment, Family, Lifestyle, Seasonal, Streaming, Travel|
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