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What Works Best for You? Unlimited or Shared Data

Posted by John Adams on Apr 3, 2017 3:59:22 PM



When you’re choosing a wireless plan, you’re often faced with a huge decision: unlimited or shared data?

Everything you do on your cell phone uses mobile data, including calling and texting. Mobile data usage is calculated using gigabytes (GB). Voice calls and texts use such a small amount of data that most carriers don’t count their usage against monthly data plans. But for sending pictures, posting status updates, checking email, or just accessing the internet, wireless carriers do keep track of data usage.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

4 Ways to Free Up Smartphone Space for Better Performance

Posted by John Adams on Feb 23, 2017 3:50:27 PM



Having enough space on your phone to download pictures, music, or the latest app is a priority for many smartphone users. We could all use a few extra gigabytes (GB) of storage on our phones. While some smartphones let you add small memory chips, if you’re a heavy user, that extra space might not be enough.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

3 Ways Smartphones are Changing Agriculture

Posted by Erika Allen on Feb 8, 2017 11:04:48 AM



Earlier this year, we explored how people use their smartphones. People who work in agriculture, especially the next generation of farmers, are increasingly turning to digital and mobile technology to manage their business. You’d be amazed at how much you can actually accomplish from your phone while standing in the middle of a field!

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, community

4 Apps to Help You Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Erika Allen on Jan 11, 2017 9:43:12 AM



We get into this pattern every year: It’s a New Year and it’s time for change. But then, inevitably, we fail. In recent years, the news is riddled with why we’re so bad at New Year’s resolutions.

Social science researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania looked into why we even bother with making New Year’s resolutions. They found that the start of a year is a “temporal landmark,” basically an easy way to separate the “new” you from the “old” you. And this feeling isn’t restricted to January 1. The researchers found these temporal landmarks can occur on birthdays, the start of the month, and even the start of the week.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

What Are the Top Uses for Smartphones?

Posted by John Adams on Jan 9, 2017 2:27:21 PM



The days of cell phones being used as talk-only devices are long gone. A survey from Deloitte found that average users check their phone 47 times a day, and an Apple security briefing reported that their average users unlock their phones around 80 times a day. What are people actually doing on their smartphones with so many phone checks, and how do you stack up against them?

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

Laptop, Desktop, or Tablet? 3 Things to Consider

Posted by Erika Allen on Nov 25, 2016 12:46:57 PM



The holiday season is a prime time to shop for big-ticket electronics like computers. But do you need to stress about a new computer anymore? The technology in our tablets and smartphones is quickly catching up to laptop computers and, at the rate we’re going, desktop PCs. Size is less of an issue when it comes to storage and processing power. Even today, you can easily edit 4K videos on the iPad Pro, a device that weighs less than a pound.

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Topics: Technology, tablets

5 Seriously Cool Gadgets for the Kid in All of Us

Posted by John Adams on Nov 17, 2016 12:57:35 PM



The holiday shopping season is in full-swing and gadgets are on just about everybody’s wish list. The season’s hottest tech gifts can range from the cheap and simple to the lavish and extraordinary. It all depends on what’s in your budget and who you’re shopping for. So far, 2016 has not disappointed in the tech department, with cool new gadgets on the market for kids and adults of all kinds.



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Topics: Technology

4 Weird (but Cool) Smartphones

Posted by Erika Allen on Oct 11, 2016 11:50:23 AM



The smartphone market isn’t all just Samsungs and iPhones. There are a lot of alternatives to these familiar brands, often with comparable features and a lower price tag.

But if you’re looking to turn heads (or you have a pretty penny to spend), you might want to check out these weird but seriously cool phones.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

5 Benefits of Prepaid (aka Burner) Phones

Posted by John Adams on Oct 5, 2016 10:34:47 AM



Prepaid or “burner” phones are affordable, throwaway cellphones often used on a temporary basis. Not all wireless users require a high-performance mobile device, a permanent phone number, or a device fit for long-term use. But there are advantages to these prepaid phones.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

Visual Voicemail for Smartphone Users

Posted by John Adams on Aug 22, 2016 10:27:19 AM



Visual Voicemail is one of many recent mobile features providing users with more efficient use of their devices. Checking and organizing voice messages are tasks made simple when utilizing visual voicemail technology and apps. The feature saves time and serves as a sort of personal assistant when managing voicemail functions.

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Topics: cell phones