Homebound Essentials with Tech Expert, Andrea Smith
People are watching a lot of TV. AT&T TV combines live TV and streaming services into one easy to-use platform. Super simple to set up, no tech visit needed. It has a voice remote for quick access to Netflix, YouTube and thousands more apps.
With Google Assistant built in, it’s all about using your voice to control what’s on the TV, as well as your smart home devices. You may never get off your couch again. Visit www.att.com/tv for more information.
Smart TVs are getting even smarter and LG’s OLED TVs have become entertainment powerhouses with Dolby Atmos sound and amazing picture quality.
Its webOS operating system has access to all the popular streaming services for the ultimate family movie night, and of course Alexa and Google Assistant are built in so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. Visit www.lgusa.com for more information.
For those of you working from home, here’s a great hack - a simple HDMI cable turns your TV into a gorgeous large screen monitor for your laptop.
Now that you’re likely doing work on your home laptop and the kids are doing online learning, please remember to protect your digital privacy. Kaspersky Total security protects your devices, safeguarding privacy, money and identity. It guards against malware, ransomware and phishing scams.
It also has parental controls built in so you can block inappropriate content and limit screen time cause we all know screen time has gone out the window. The software works on PC, Mac and Android devices. Visit www.kaspersky.com for more information.
For some great-sounding headphones that do double duty for work as well as working out, Powerbeats High-Performance Wireless Earphones have 15 hours of battery life and deliver crystal clear, powerful audio. These are a neckband design with on-ear controls so you can use them for work calls, and when you’re ready for working out – you can pump up the music! They’re sweat and water resistant and a quick 5-minute charge gives you an hour of playback time. Visit www.beatsbydre.com for more information.
And don’t forget to just walk to help support your physical and emotional health. UnitedHealthcare is encouraging people to walk at home or outside with members of your household. Remember to keep at least six feet apart from others. The company’s “Step up for Better Health” campaign runs all month. Visit uhcwalkingmaps.com for some great 10,000-step walking routes in over 50 cities. Sign the pledge to walk more to be entered to win one of over a hundred wellness-related prizes, including a Peloton bike. Visit www.UHCwalkingmaps.com for more information.