Technology Tips & Tricks


Guide to Smart Air Conditioners

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Guide to Smart Air Conditioners [6/16/2021] With all the connected devices on the market these days, the smart air conditioner might have slid right under your radar. What exactly is smart air conditioning? Why would it make a good addition to your home? Though they may sound like an unnecessary luxury, you might be surprised […]

Get to Know Your Local Library…Virtually

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Get to Know Your Local Library…Virtually [6/16/2021] If card catalogs and the Dewey Decimal System are what you remember about your local library, you’re probably long overdue for a visit. And with our fast and reliable internet, you can do it from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re a book lover, a browser, or […]

What Is the Difference Between Bandwidth and Latency?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

What Is the Difference Between Bandwidth and Latency? [6/24/2021] Most of us understand the basics of the internet – just enough to log onto Wi-Fi and maybe turn the router on and off when it starts to malfunction. However, are you familiar with the terms “bandwidth” and “latency?” If you’re not, that’s okay–you’re not alone! […]

Online Learning Resources for the Summer Break

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Online Learning Resources for the Summer Break [6/24/2021] Summer learning loss is a real thing, and it’s actually a big problem for students returning to classrooms in the fall. Believe it or not, the concept of summer learning loss has been puzzling education researchers for over 100 years – studies on the subject date back […]

Safe Online Messaging Apps for Kids

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Safe Online Messaging Apps for Kids [3/25/2021] Our children are growing up in the digital age, surrounded by technology in all its wonder—and danger. While there are plenty of good reasons to embrace technology, it represents a significant risk for children, who can easily get lured by online predators. Apps like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Instagram […]

Cleaning Your Devices – Inside and Out

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Cleaning Your Devices – Inside and Out [3/25/2021] Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means. It’s time for spring cleaning! When we think of spring cleaning, we typically think about dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and generally turning our homes inside out. But with the amount that we use our electronics, they could […]

Create Your Perfect Streaming Setup

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Create Your Perfect Streaming Setup Ready to boost your internet speed with DayStarr Fiber, if you haven’t already, and leave video buffering behind for good? It will open up a whole new world of streaming possibilities that can complement your existing cable package or let you cut the cord entirely.   But which streaming set-up […]

Budget-Friendly Smart Kitchen Devices for Holiday Cooking

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Budget-Friendly Smart Kitchen Devices for Holiday Cooking [12/17/2020] Whether you’re preparing a family dinner or baking Christmas goodies, these budget-friendly smart devices, paired with fast and reliable internet from DayStarr Communications, will save you time and up your game in the kitchen this year. Drop Scale To say that the Drop Scale is more than […]

At Home Learning Strategies

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

At Home Learning Strategies [9/15/2020] This school year will certainly put a lot of stress on parents, who must unexpectedly navigate the virtual learning landscape on top of their jobs and other responsibilities. How do you keep students, who would prefer to think of the new school year as an extension of summer break, focused […]

Affordable Computers for the Home

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Affordable Computers for the Home [8/12/2020] Buying a home computer is like that old cliché about buying a boat: You can spend as little or as much as you want and end up doing essentially the same thing. The point being, you don’t need to spend a fortune to “stay afloat” and perform the basics of […]