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Do you have a Smart TV? What makes it so smart? Generally speaking, what makes a TV smart is a connection to the Internet. Today’s TVs hook up to the net via WiFi, but you'll need a strong Wireless Router system to stream in High Definition.
Smart TVs make it easy to watch streaming content, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime. Recently they’ve become more computer-like, accepting voice commands and offering the ability to stream the screen from your smartphone.
Not long ago you needed an external box to take advantage of streaming services like Roku or Apple TV, but today many smart TVs come with robust streaming features already installed. Read more about Smart TV features here.
Are you trying Smart TV for the first time? It’s not always easy to choose the right Smart TV setup or ensure that your WiFi is working well enough to stream in High Definition. Asheville Digital Lifestyle can make it easy and stress-free for you, helping you through the process.
While we’re at it, if it connects to your WiFi network, Asheville Digital Lifestyle can help you set it up and ensure everything is working properly.
ADL Security tip
How can you tell if your antivirus app is protecting you? Every antivirus program has an icon with its logo that remains on your screen (upper right on Mac and lower right on Windows).
Familiarize yourself with that icon and every time you boot your computer, check that the icon is there and that there isn’t a warning (typically an exclamation point over the icon).
Need a Digital Security Blanket?
Malware is on the rise, and computer hard drives are fragile. BackBlaze Cloud Backup automatically backs up all of your personal files to a data center, which means if your computer fails, is taken down by a virus, or even if there's fire or flood damage, a safe copy of your data will be available to download. Read more about BackBlaze here.
Asheville Digital Lifestyle can do a full security checkup on your technology including backup, security scans, and other crucial steps to ensure your personal information stays safe.
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.