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10 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Smartphone Use

Posted by Helen Akers on Jul 19, 2018 3:49:38 PM

In the AMC television series Humans, machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology look and sound like real humans, fulfilling tasks real humans are too busy to do on their own. The show’s storyline depicts some of the more troublesome potentials of AI, but its recent growth and integration into our lives is expected to continue.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

Save More Memories this Summer with Samsung

Posted by Helen Akers on Jul 3, 2018 1:41:45 PM

This summer is flying by with holidays, family vacations, summer camp, and more! Samsung can help you save every memory with July’s Double Your Memory Promotion.

The summer season brings opportunities for travel and the need to access entertainment content on the go. While you’re with the family in the car, driving to the water park, or sitting on a crowded plane preparing for a four-hour ride to your vacation spot, you want to be able to watch your favorite videos and listen to your favorite songs.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

Drones Can Save the Agricultural Community Time and Money

Posted by Helen Akers on Jun 19, 2018 1:17:29 PM

According to a 2017 poll, thirty-one percent of farmers are considering the use of drone technology. The use of drones in agricultural communities is gaining ground due to several key benefits, including higher crop yields, time management efficiencies, and long-term planning abilities. Combined, these benefits allow farmers to increase productivity, while controlling costs and environmental risks.

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Topics: Technology, agriculture, cell phones

How Smartphone Apps Can Save You a Trip to the Doctor

Posted by Helen Akers on May 14, 2018 11:45:47 AM

Healthcare apps for your smartphone can save money and eliminate the need to see a doctor face-to-face for routine illnesses and health-related questions. Mobile apps provide medical services and information giving patients needed advice. Use of these apps also provides patients with treatment recommendations when it is inconvenient to travel to the nearest doctor’s office.

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Topics: cell phones, tablets, Technology

What is a Mobile Hotspot?

Posted by Helen Akers on Apr 23, 2018 10:52:12 AM

Did you know you can turn your smartphone into a mobile hotspot? A hotspot allows you to connect a laptop or tablet to the internet when you’re away from home or not close to a location with Wi-Fi service. Once you enable a mobile hotspot on a smartphone, it uses the cellular network to send out a Wi-Fi signal so other devices can connect.

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Topics: internet, data, Technology, tablets, cell phones

The Trick with Unlimited Data Plans

Posted by Erika Allen on Jan 24, 2018 3:23:13 PM

 

 

If you're in the market for an unlimited data plan these days, you really have to check the fine print. That's because most carriers now offer throttling along with their unlimited data plans.

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Topics: cell phones, data

4 Ways to Make Old Smartphones Work for You

Posted by John Adams on Sep 20, 2017 11:13:38 AM

 

 

 

However much you love your smartphone, you’ll eventually be looking for an upgrade. You may want the latest version of your current model or to try a new model, or your phone may just be getting old and “beat up.”

But what are you supposed to do with your old smartphone when it’s time to upgrade? Here are four ways to make your old smartphone work for you, rather than letting it sit around collecting dust.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

Who Upgrades Their Phones More Often?

Posted by John Adams on Jun 23, 2017 10:55:49 AM

 

 

Wireless consumers are loyal to their favorite mobile devices. They’re accustomed to either Android or Apple operating systems (OS) and they’re also particular about using certain models of smartphones. Everyone loves getting all the latest smartphone features, but which users are more likely to upgrade from their current device?

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

4 Tips to Secure Your Parents’ Smartphone Use

Posted by John Adams on May 15, 2017 10:25:06 AM

 

 

If you’re under 40, you’re probably familiar with the wireless world we live in. Teens are even more so, since they’ve barely known life without smartphones. But many parents, including Baby Boomers, are still learning the ropes.

When your parents got their first smartphone, you probably sat down and tutored them on using new features. But did you remember to teach them basic smartphone security before you showed them how to work the camera or sign in to Facebook? If not, here are four smartphone privacy and security tips to pass along to your less technologically savvy family members.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

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: Technology, cell phones