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Erika Allen

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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

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Tablet

Posted by Erika Allen on Aug 14, 2017 1:45:01 PM




When your smartphone screen is just too small for what you want to do and a laptop is just too big to carry around, a tablet is a perfect portable solution. But how do you make the most out of your tablet?

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Topics: Technology, tablets

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

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

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