Debbie Howard

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Revealed: What Amazon knows about you and how to delete it

Take back control of your data on Amazon and stop the site tracking everything we do<p>Amazon may not collect as much data as Google or Facebook (at …

Smart Homes

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …


Google Keeps a Record of Your Entire Search History—Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

<i>This content originally appeared on Money.</i><p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry about.<p>This …

This is why your internet sucks

When we first got access to the internet, it wasn't uncommon to have to wait five minutes or more to make a connection. Today, though, our eyes bulge in frustration when a website won't load in a matter of seconds.<p>When there's little or no signal, it's obvious why web pages are slow to load or you …


How to stop hackers from stealing (and selling) your Apple ID

Here's some sobering news: Hackers are reportedly selling Apple IDs on the dark web for about $15 a pop. Yep, someone has literally put a price on your personal information -- and it's the equivalent of one month's worth of HBO Now.<p>Of course, a compromised Apple ID could cost <i>you</i> a lot more than …

Identity Theft

Get ready for more hacks in 2018

Patch your phone, patch your Mac, patch your Windows machine.<p>Dave Dufour, VP, Webroot


15 of the best travel apps for your next trip


9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …

How to back up and protect all your data

No excuses.<p>When you sit down at the computer, you probably don't want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine.<p>Having a comprehensive backup …

How to implement and benefit from password management software

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and checking out the series overview. In our previous article we took a look at how to approach and manage passwords. Today we’ll jump into applying those ideas with 1Password.<p>Note for regular readers, the …

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …

10 places in British Columbia you've probably never heard of

Canada’s most westerly province hugs the Pacific coastline and has prime spots perfect for wander lusters. Hello British Columbia! Home to Vancouver …

British Columbia

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …


35 Unforgettable Moments in Ireland

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.


Ten most important tips on traveling to Ireland

Planning that long overdue trip to Ireland for 2016? Here are the top 10 practical tips to prepare for and keep in mind during your travels.<p>1. …

Day trips from Dublin

Some of Ireland’s most impressive attractions are right on Dublin’s doorstep – take a break from exploring the city streets by venturing out of town with one of these top excursions.<p><b>Glendalough</b><p>Although it’s only 25km south of Dublin, the scenic valley of Glendalough feels like another world, …

Rediscovering Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way

After nearly a decade living abroad I decided to move my family back to Ireland. I didn’t know what kind of Ireland I would find and after so many …


First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Crohy Sea Arch

Old Shipwreck on Bunbeg Beach

Baltray shipwreck - Ireland

Eddie's Boat

Dublin - Howth

Blarney Castle, Cork, Ireland

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How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi?

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …