Dave Schafer

Dave has written professionally for tech companies and consumer technology sites for nearly five years, with a special focus on TV and internet. He uses his industry expertise to help readers at get the most out of their services. No matter the project, he prefers his coffee black (the stronger, the better).

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AT&T vs. Xfinity

by | May 22, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus)

AT&T is a perfect choice for customers who want fast speeds and strong customer service. Xfinity is best for those that need even faster speeds over a wider coverage area.

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Which Internet Service Providers Have Data Caps?

by | May 19, 2020 | Brand Guides

Find out which Internet Service Providers have unlimited data and which providers have data caps and overage fees.

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AT&T vs. Spectrum

by | May 15, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus)

AT&T is perfect for speed demons who don’t want to pay too much. Spectrum offers a faster average speed over its coverage area, thanks to extensive cable infrastructure.

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HBO GO vs. HBO Max vs. HBO NOW: Which One Should You Get?

by | May 12, 2020 | Streaming Guides

With HBO Max’s debut at the end of May 2020, we build a guide with everything you need to know about the new service and how it compares to other HBO on-demand services.

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How to Find Wi-Fi Hotspots

by | Apr 30, 2020 | FAQ, Featured, Technology

It’s hard to get anything done in today’s world without an internet connection. Fortunately, free public Wi-Fi has been popping up all over the country, saving us all from draining our data plans. Known as hotspots, these helpful connections make getting Wi-Fi access on the go easy. But how exactly does a hotspot work? And how can you find one near you?

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Your Guide to AT&T Internet Installation

by | Mar 30, 2020 | Brand Guides, Equipment Guides

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the nitty-gritty of the AT&T installation process, how to decide if self-installation is right for you, and whether you should rent or buy your equipment. And if you already know what info you’re looking for, use the quick links below to jump right to it.

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Verizon vs. Optimum

by | Mar 18, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus)

While Optimum has slightly cheaper plans and better satisfaction from its customers, it ultimately falls short of delivering the same quality and coverage that Verizon Fios plans can. If you’re trying to shave a few bucks a month off your bills, you can pick up Optimum and at worst cancel easily if you don’t like what you get, but we think Verizon Fios is the provider you’ll want to be with for the long haul.

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Verizon Fios Home Internet vs. Cox Internet

by | Mar 17, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus)

Verizon Fios Home Internet offers its Fios Gigabit Connection plan with near symmetrical upload speeds that’s great for those who want a top-of-the-line connection, while Cox offers the better budget packages that just get the job done.

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How to Choose an Internet Service Provider

by | Mar 3, 2020 | FAQ, Provider Comparisons (Versus)

1. Find internet providers in your area.
2. Compare plans, pricing, speeds, and more.
3. Discover how much internet speed you need.
4. Test your current internet speed.
5. Know if you’re switching providers and cost of early termination.
6. Choose your internet provider.

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2020’s Best Modem/Router Combos

by | Feb 20, 2020 | Equipment Guides, Featured

The Very Best Modem/Router Combos:
Motorola MG7700
NETGEAR Nighthawk C7000
Motorola MD1600

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HBO vs. Netflix

by | Feb 19, 2020 | Provider Comparisons (Versus), Streaming Guides

HBO or Netflix: Which is better? Both have powerhouse originals and on-demand streaming, but it depends on...

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Best Wireless Mice 2020

by | Jan 8, 2020 | Equipment Guides, Technology

Find your way to clicking bliss. Best OverallBest Wireless Gaming MouseBest Wireless Mouse under $20Best Portable...

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