Alternatives to Wi-Fi calling If you find that your device doesn’t support Wi-Fi calling or there’s a problem with your carrier, then you can always opt for an alternative. Check out the best video chat apps and the best messaging apps for some ideas. The only problem is that you and the person you want to call will both need to have the app installed and your messages and calls will be contained within that app, so they won’t appear in the default messages app or call logs on your phone. … [Read more...] about What is Wi-Fi calling, and how does it work?
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If you opt for a wired installation, you’ll need a 10 VA transformer, wired doorbell, and chime. You should check that it’s compatible with your current doorbell via their compatibility checker. If you don’t have a doorbell or your current one is wireless, you’ll need to hire a professional for installation. This typically takes around one hour, as the electrician has to run a wire through the nearest socket to your door. The Nest app offers a step-by-step installation guide. Installation requires connecting the Nest Hello to a mount that’s permanently fixed outside of your house. You’ll also have to connect a chime, which is fairly straightforward, as the Nest app will guide you — though this does add another step. … [Read more...] about Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus vs. Google Nest Hello
How To Choose A Cheap Home Security Camera Indoor, outdoor, or both: If you want cameras both inside and outside your home, you’ll find that most companies make both indoor and outdoor cameras. The outdoor cameras are usually waterproof and dustproof and generally have more robust mounting devices than indoor cameras. You can always use an outdoor camera inside, but the opposite is not the case. Wired power connection or battery-powered: Battery-powered cameras are easier to mount, especially outdoors, than cameras that require AC power via a wire. The advantage of wired power connections is you don’t need to monitor battery life and recharge batteries when depleted. Some home security cameras made by Ring run on rechargeable batteries even when they are plugged into AC power because the house power continuously charges the batteries. Video resolution and depth of field: Resolution refers to the number of pixels or dots that make up images. For most home systems, 1080p … [Read more...] about The best cheap home security camera deals for June 2020: Arlo, Nest, Ring, EZVIZ
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Creators have a long journey ahead of themselves. But as people around the world shelter at home indefinitely, it’s also an unprecedented opportunity for them to capitalize. While crowdfunding platforms have enabled them to develop alternate and, more importantly, independent sources of income, it can also be taxing for them and their mental health under the looming fear of losing patrons to others. Hopefully, countries and communities will be able to flatten the COVID-19 curve soon allowing creators and every one of us to return to our normal lives. … [Read more...] about Patreon and Ko-fi become full-time gigs as creators lose their jobs