Since the pandemic first shook the world, it has impacted our lives dramatically but one of the biggest changes we’ve seen is in the workplace with millions of people retreating from the office to work from home. While it doesn’t seem like we’ll be returning to the office any time soon, the good news is that as fast as our lives have changed, so has the technology to accommodate us.
From fully-immersive video conferencing platforms to AI software allowing you to interact with your team and leverage the most capable applications out there for your business, technology has provided us with new solutions. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites.
A couple weeks of a classic holiday music playlist can send even the most festive into a cantankerous mood spiral – how many times can one listen to Jingle Bells between Thanksgiving and Christmas, before going mad? Well, we’re throwing you a lifeline to get through the New Year while still jamming without soul crushing redundancy. Here are our favorite new releases to help you shake up your holiday playlist and see out the year with a bang.
Nowadays, the holidays can feel like a time of stress rather than a time of festivities − whether from the gift-buying rush, surviving family get-togethers, or paying off those rising bills. But once upon a time, back in those childhood days, it really was the most magical time of the year. Unfortunately, you can’t travel back in time…. But you can hit record and rewind. Here’s our favorite list of movies to watch and record throughout the holiday season.
For music fans and concert-goers alike, the last several months have been tough. Countless concerts have been cancelled or postponed, and in many parts of the world, it looks like we won’t be able to get our live music fix in-person for a while. Fortunately, many artists are finding alternative ways to share their music with us, the main one being switching their concerts to an online format.
It’s good news all round for live music fans, as there are still a number of exciting livestreams and virtual concerts lined up before the end of the year. To get your live music fix ASAP, we’ve compiled a list of 10 online shows that you should definitely consider tuning into.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and now is the time to confirm your list of attendees, and most importantly, the evening’s menu. Are you still deciding on sides or desserts? Or, perhaps you’re unsure if the picky eaters will appreciate what you’ve got lined up this year? For any source of uncertainty we’ve rounded up a list of the 8 best Thanksgiving recipes for a perfect dinner — even the picky eaters will be asking for seconds!
With Replay Media Catcher you can save all of the recipe videos so that you can play them back and follow along as you whip up Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen. Without further delay, here are the 8 best Thanksgiving recipes for this year’s get together…
Thanksgiving is just around the corner — a time for catching up with family and friends, putting on your favorite pair of stretchy pants, and firing up a good movie to enjoy after dinner. For this special holiday, we’ve rounded up 5 family-approved movies that each one of your relatives will enjoy. And, with the help of Replay Capture Suite, you’ll have these fan-favorite flicks saved so that you can watch them on repeat with loved ones — there’s never enough family movie time! Without further delay, here are 5 Thanksgiving movies to watch this year…
With a reported 2 billion users worldwide, there’s no surprise that YouTube is one of the hottest spots to build a brand, share content, and make some serious cash. But with so many content creators out there, how can you make your YouTube channel stand out from the crowd? While there’s no magic formula to success, there are plenty of simple tips and tricks you can employ to set yourself up for a thriving YouTube channel. Read on to find out more…
Halloween is just a few days away. While many of us will likely be staying home to celebrate, a spooky, Halloween movie-night with the tastiest trick-or-treat candy isn’t a bad alternative. To help you get ready for the big night, we’ve compiled a list of 7 of our favorite Halloween movies to watch.
Stream your picks via Amazon Prime and record them all with Replay Media Catcher, so you can enjoy them again and again. Whether you’re a fan of classic horror, comedy or animated films, our list has got something for everyone.
Can you believe it? November is just around the corner. As we inch closer to Christmas, Netflix is clearing out its roster of TV shows and movies, and adding many highly anticipated offerings like Casper, The Indian in the Cupboard, Ocean’s Eleven and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to your favorites just yet, pull up a seat, fire up Netflix and grab a copy of Replay Media Catcher so you don’t miss out!
With Replay Media Catcher, you can record and download your favorite shows and movies effortlessly before they make their departure from Netflix. But, don’t delay: these offerings will be gone from Netflix before you know it!
Recently, global travel restrictions have made it difficult for many of us to travel outside of the United States. With the majority of people no longer working in a physical office and unlikely to return to one in the near future, the itch to travel is even greater. The flexibility of remote work only amplifies this desire, as all you really need for your virtual office is a computer, phone, good internet connection, and the latest version of Replay Capture Suite.
Photo and video editing experts Fix the Photo recommend Replay Capture Suite and its impressive suite of programs to capture any online video and audio. Each program comes with a straightforward interface and loads of resources to get started. Fix the Photo notes that Replay Telecorder will come especially in handy for those working remotely during the “new normal”. While for video and photo editing experts, Replay Media Splitter helps streamline their workflow, offering a host of video and audio editing capabilities.
In response to the shift to remote work, a number of countries have made digital nomad visas available to foreigners — in the case of six countries, U.S. nationals are also eligible to apply. For those of us seeking a change of scenery, these are the six countries that you can move your virtual office to right now.
Antigua and Barbuda
Digital nomads earning at least $50,000 annually can live and work on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda for up to two years, thanks to the country’s Nomad Digital Residence Program. At the time of writing the cost to apply is $1,500 for a single applicant, $2,000 for a couple and $3,000 for a family of three or more.
To enter the country, visa holders must present a negative coronavirus test within one week of arrival, and are monitored for any symptoms for up to 14 days.
As part of Aruba’s recently announced One Happy Workation program, U.S. visitors can stay up to 90 days by booking a package-stay program at a participating hotel, villa or condominium. Applicants are not required to book a participating stay but the website includes many attractive options to choose from!
The Barbados Welcome Stamp program allows visitors earning at least $50,000 annually, including U.S. nationals, to stay on the island visa-free for up to one year. At the time of writing, the online application fee is $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for families.Those traveling to Barbados for remote work or pleasure during the pandemic must follow new travel protocols.
U.S. nationals are able to travel to Jamaica, however the entry requirements vary depending on the state. Those who identify as business travelers will be given a coronavirus test upon entry into the country. While most travelers are given a 30-day visa on arrival, they can apply for the longer stay visa for digital nomads.
On August 1, the Republic of Estonia launched its digital nomad visa that allows foreigners to stay in Estonia for up to a year. Applicants must earn a gross monthly salary of at least 3,000 euros (about $3,530) for a remote job, which is an extension of Estonia’s e-Residency program for foreign entrepreneurs.
At the time of writing, U.S. nationals are not able to visit the country for tourism-related purposes, but they are allowed in for the purpose of work or study. On arrival, foreigners must self-quarantine for 14 days.
Lastly, on July 16 this tiny country bordering Russia and the Black Sea, announced a new program for foreigners to work remotely from the country. Applicants will be able to apply soon, and must provide proof of employment, as well as consent to self-quarantine for 14 days to be considered. As in the case of Estonia, U.S. Nationals are not able to enter Georgia for tourism, and must be granted a long-term visa of at least six months, traveling for business with a special permit or a spouse of a Georgian citizen.
While the “new normal” has made everyday pleasures like international travel difficult for many of us, select countries are beginning to open up their borders, particularly to digital nomads. If you have the flexibility and are already working outside of a physical office, consider one of the six countries mentioned above for a change of scenery.
With 7 programs to choose from, Replay Capture Suite has all you need to stay connected, improve your productivity and streamline your remote workflows. Grab your computer, suitcase and the latest version of Replay Capture Suite, and you’ll be well on your way to remote work bliss.