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What is a smart home? How do you create a network in your home? How do you pick a good Wi-Fi router? How do you manage and connect to your network using the devices and operating systems in your home? What kind of smart devices should you use in your home?

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ review: Excellent automated cleaning!

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ review: Excellent automated cleaning!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.07.2023
While robot vacuums are similar in terms of looks and general design, they vary greatly in price, technology, features, and usefulness. If you have a large living space or office that needs regular cleaning, you’re better served by the more expensive options, which feature a...
TP-Link Tapo C225 review: Affordable home surveillance!

TP-Link Tapo C225 review: Affordable home surveillance!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.07.2023
Do you have a child that you need to keep an eye on? Or a pet? Or both? Then you may need a surveillance camera for home use. And if you want features like night vision or the ability to have audio conversations remotely, then...
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10 review: Great for large homes!

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10 review: Great for large homes!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 05.07.2023
If you have a large home that requires regular cleaning, affordable robot vacuums are usually a poor choice due to multiple reasons. They tend to have batteries with lower capacity, less advanced navigation systems which make them slow at cleaning your home, and dust bins...
TP-Link Tapo C500 review: Affordable outdoor surveillance!

TP-Link Tapo C500 review: Affordable outdoor surveillance!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.06.2023
Do you have a home or small company office where you want to install some video surveillance? Would you fancy a wireless camera that can pan and tilt easily to get 360 degrees coverage, with dust and water resistance, as well as infrared vision for...
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum E10 review: Cleaning and mopping on a budget!

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum E10 review: Cleaning and mopping on a budget!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.06.2023
Robot vacuum cleaners are popular, and for a good reason: they help us automate a task that a lot of people dread doing regularly. Many such devices are advanced and incredibly efficient, but they’re expensive, and not everyone can afford them. If you’re looking for...
TP-Link Archer AX73 review: Affordable mid-ranger!

TP-Link Archer AX73 review: Affordable mid-ranger!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.06.2023
Midrange wireless routers are very competitive in terms of pricing and there’s a variety of options available. If you’re looking for a good Wi-Fi 6 router with useful advanced features, you’ll come across the TP-Link AX5400 or Archer AX73 in shops both online and offline....
TP-Link Tapo C420S2 review: Capable and reasonably-priced!

TP-Link Tapo C420S2 review: Capable and reasonably-priced!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 25.05.2023
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use security camera for your home or office, one that doesn’t cost a fortune, you should check out the TP-Link Tapo C420S2. This wireless two-camera kit offers 2K QHD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, and local and cloud...
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10 review: For mid-sized living spaces!

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10 review: For mid-sized living spaces!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.05.2023
Xiaomi recently launched a new lineup of smart devices, which includes new robot vacuum cleaners for all budgets. These devices have gotten smarter and more efficient in the last couple of years, and I was curious to see the progress made by Xiaomi. So the...
What is a proxy server? What are its benefits & drawbacks?

What is a proxy server? What are its benefits & drawbacks?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.05.2023
If you have worked in a corporate network, you’ve probably encountered the term proxy server, and you know that without one, you cannot access websites and services outside the company’s network. However, what exactly are these proxy servers? Should you use one at home? Read...
How to use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to other PCs

How to use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to other PCs

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.05.2023
The Microsoft Remote Desktop client is a free app for Windows 11 and Windows 10, available through the Microsoft Store, useful when you need remote access to another Windows computer or device. This universal remote desktop client works both with devices available in your network...
TP-Link Archer AX55 review: A popular choice!

TP-Link Archer AX55 review: A popular choice!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.04.2023
Routers around the 100 USD mark are very popular, and for a good reason: they offer the features most people need, solid Wi-Fi and decent wireless coverage. TP-Link Archer AX55 is one of the best-sold models at this price, and I was curious to test...
ASUS RT-AX59U review: Discreet, good-looking, and flexible!

ASUS RT-AX59U review: Discreet, good-looking, and flexible!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.03.2023
Some users don’t like traditional wireless routers with external antennas. Others want to hide their router from view by mounting it on a wall or placing it in the corner of a room. However, only a few routers cater to these needs. Luckily, ASUS has...
How to view your shared folders in Windows (3 ways)

How to view your shared folders in Windows (3 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.03.2023
Are you looking for an answer to the question: “Where can I see all the folders shared on my Windows computer or device?”. We thought it was a really good question, and we decided to answer it. There are three different alternatives to view your...
Synology DiskStation DS223 review: Compact and efficient!

Synology DiskStation DS223 review: Compact and efficient!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.03.2023
Synology recently launched a new Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution aimed at home users and small businesses that want to create a secure private cloud or data backup hub. It features a compact design, an efficient ARM processor, and Synology’s powerful DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating...
TP-Link Archer AX23 review: Wi-Fi 6 for everybody!

TP-Link Archer AX23 review: Wi-Fi 6 for everybody!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.02.2023
The market is flooded with new Wi-Fi 6 routers at all prices. In recent months, I tested mostly mid-range and premium routers. However, there are plenty of affordable options in shops, and choosing the right one can be challenging. Among the best-sold models is TP-Link...
What are 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4)?

What are 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4)?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.02.2023
We live in the internet age, and almost everyone has a wireless router in their homes, helping families stay connected at all times. While Wi-Fi is a frequent term in our vocabulary, the names of the different wireless networking standards are challenging to understand and...