Our family has tried all of the major cellphone carriers - Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint - you name it, we've had 'em. The one constant that we always come back to is Verizon Wireless. We live in Richmond, VA and we travel as far south as Virginia Beach and as far north as Vermont. In the past, we've had issues with being able to get a signal to our cellphones in several different places, but with Verizon? We are always connected no matter where we travel. It's the main reason we continue with their service - so we never … [Read more...] about Verizon Wireless and Slickdeals: Saving You Money on Your Cellular Needs
There are lots of ways that technology can help our health. From fitness trackers to tracking apps, ‘smart scales’ and new devices and software- tech and healthcare go hand in hand. However, there are a number of ways that technology in our everyday lives can actually cause health problems. Here are some examples, and things you can do to avoid these issues. Headphones Headphones are a fantastic gadget. You can pop on an audiobook, your favorite music or watch a video while you’re on public transport or just out and about if you’re … [Read more...] about How Is Technology Hurting Our Health?
There are so many different options available in today’s market, that it makes determining the right sort of mobile phone package you want difficult. You want to keep in mind what is going to be important in the future as well as the present. You need to look at all the different options available, as well as how you can make the most of your package moving forward and consider different aspects to get the right deal. While there are a lot of different elements to consider concerning what is right for you and your family, here is another … [Read more...] about SIM-Only Mobile Plan: The Perfect Choice For You
Today, we carry around so many gadgets that are of such great value, yet we take their value for granted, both in economic and social terms. Just a decade ago, the idea that most people today would carry a device worth $1,000 in their pocket that they would subsequently get out anywhere and everywhere - even taking it on roller coasters, would have been hard to believe… as people simply wouldn’t have considered walking around with such a high value asset that was so easy to drop or have stolen. Perhaps, people were more cautious … [Read more...] about The Need for Gadget Protection
Every parent is concerned that their child isn't developing enough, or learning enough, but is it to do with their academic skills, or what they do outside of school? When we're trying to implement a change in lifestyle for our kids, hobbies are one of the key areas to focus on. If your children have hobbies that consist of them sitting around, staring at their phone, it might be time to introduce something a bit more beneficial. And while it might be difficult at the very outset, it will benefit everyone in the long run. So, what hobbies … [Read more...] about Get Your Kids Off Their Phones!
There are so many people in the modern world who are addicted to their smartphones in one way or another. Of course, they can be incredibly useful tools, but if you are simply checking the same few social media apps, again and again, you are not using them to their full potential. So, let’s look at just a few of the ways that you can use your smartphone a little more smartly to get the most out of the powerful little device that you are carrying around with you in your pocket on a daily basis. Choose Games Wisely There is nothing wrong with … [Read more...] about How to Use Your Smartphone More Smartly
Back in the 1990's when I was raising my daughter, having to worry about the use of a smartphone and bullying and privacy was not a huge concern as we didn't have a smartphone at the time - just our home phone. Having two teenage sons; however, that have grown up during the era of smartphones and social media, has brought about many dangers and obstacles. Be Aware of Fake Accounts Fake accounts set up to look as though the messages are coming from one person but are actually coming from one or more other people is something we have … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Children On Their Smartphone
Our family is currently an Android family. We have Android phones and an Android tablet. I get extremely frustrated with my Droid Maxx 2 because it will freeze up at random, there are times when I go to take a picture and I get nothing but a black screen, or I take a quick picture only to realize later that there was a delay between my pressing the camera button and the phone actually taking the picture. This usually results in a photograph of my feet or the inside of my purse. In the big scheme of things, a slow phone isn’t such a huge … [Read more...] about These 5 Things Are Slowing Down Your Android Smartphone