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Using Your Cell Phone During A Hurricane

With Hurricane Florence headed for the Carolina coast and several other systems threatening to spin up in the Atlantic, now is a good time to take a look at some of the ways your cell phone should factor into your emergency preparedness plan. Weather Apps In preparing for a hurricane, as in many things in life, one of the most important tools you have is information. While you can access…

Parental Controls: How to Manage Your Child’s Computer Use

As parents, it’s important that we train and guide our children in all sorts of ways, and that where possible, we protect them from the things they aren’t ready for yet. When it comes to technology that can be a particularly tricky challenge to navigate. In our previous two posts, we’ve talked about some of the ways you can do that on iPhone and Android devices. Today, we’ll wrap up…

Parental Controls: How to Manage Your Child’s Android Phone

In our previous post we talked about the need to have a little control over what your kids do on their devices, and some of the best ways to implement that on the iPhone (and other Apple devices). Today we’re going to go over how to accomplish some of the same things on Android devices. Fair warning: the variability of Android devices on the market means that some features, settings,…

Fun Facts About Android Phones

Changing Course The earliest versions of Android were meant to compete with the kind of smartphones Blackberry and Palm were making in the mid-2000s. The wild popularity of the iPhone in 2007 caused Google to change course, and they significantly reworked the software to incorporate the same kind of multitouch functionality of the iPhone. The One That Got Away Android was originally built by a company called Android, Inc. In…

Tech Tip Thursday: Laptops vs. Tablets

In our recent articles, we’ve talked a lot about how to make decisions about the technology you buy. We’ve talked about how to pick a new computer, and how to pick a new phone and phone carrier. Today we’re going to talk about laptops and tablets. As tablets like Apple’s iPad or Samsung’s Galaxy Tab get better, people are starting to choose them instead of laptops. If you think a…

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