Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [January 2021]

January 2021— a new year, new you, and, like clockwork, new information system infiltrations. Don't worry, though, because while the country has seen some major data breaches this month, we've also seen a lot of advancement from the nation's security teams. In this smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we take a closer look at what experts have said about the SolarWinds attack, the Spotify ...

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Vivian Susko

Best cable modem router combo for Xfinity: Motorola MG8702

If you’ve thought about buying your own cable modem router combo (or gateway) to cut down on those monthly rental fees, you’re certainly not alone: Minim's retail partners are reporting a 40% uptick in consumers purchasing their own internet connectivity products. Although there are benefits to renting equipment from your cable provider, such as the setup support, it can become rather costly ...

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Vivian Susko

WiFi signal strength test: your guide to a better WiFi experience

If your WiFi has been an added source of frustration lately with longer load times or dropped Zoom calls, your WiFi signal strength is likely the issue. A weak WiFi signal— when left unfixed— can lead to the dropouts, slower speeds, and unreliable connection that we could all use a bit less of nowadays, especially if you’re working from home. To get a better idea as to where your WiFi is ...

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Diana Adjadj

E-learning tips for parents: 5 ways to support your student from home

Students from all over the world were forced online in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, and it’s looking like schools are preparing for another largely virtual fall semester in 2021.  

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Vivian Susko

Minim has moved to minim.com

Since announcing the merger of Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (“Zoom”), the creator of Motorola® home connectivity products, and Minim, we’ve worked quickly to establish a combined company culture, brand identity Minim (OTCQB: MINM), and even a new logo.

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Vivian Susko

Safeguard your WFH strategy for 2021 and beyond with the Minim® Remote Scorecard

What began as a rapid, hectic shift to remote work at the start of the pandemic has now transformed into a new era of virtual employment. Faced with proof that a work-from-home strategy can be both safe and effective, many businesses are in it for the long run; About two-thirds of the companies that have adopted remote work policies expect them to be in place permanently, or at least for the ...

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Vivian Susko

On Building the New Home Services Bundle at CONNECTIONS CES 2021

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have seen a significant increase in broadband service subscriptions over the last decade, while the adoption of traditional telephone and TV service bundles has steadily dropped. Also factor in that streaming services now account for 68% of all TV viewing— a number that continues to rise as cord-cutting reaches new record highs during the pandemic. 

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Aaron Forbes

WiFi 6 compatible devices for 2021

We’ve spent the past year writing about WiFi 6, the latest generation of wireless connection to hit the consumer market. Now that more WiFi 6-enabled devices are appearing on the shelves, however, the time has finally come to see which products stand out above the rest. 

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Caleb McKee

Rainbow tables explained: Password hacking and how to prevent against it

  The name "rainbow table" may conjure up images of colorful furniture and dinner placements, but in actuality, it's a technology hackers use to try and commandeer information from your online accounts.

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Vivian Susko

Child internet safety guide: Utilizing parental controls in the new year

As the holiday gift-giving season comes to an end, many families are welcoming new smart gadgets into their homes. Although these devices are great for convenience and the automation of everyday tasks, it’s important to ensure that there are controls in place to protect your home and family, especially children, from the risks associated with them. Enter the need for parental controls.

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