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How to Manage Your iPhone’s Data Usage

In the early days of the iPhone, users enjoyed service plans for AT&T (and later Verizon) that promised unlimited data. Unfortunately, it was too good to last. After a few years, the carriers decided that giving smartphone users unlimited data was either technologically problematic or insufficiently profitable (there’s some debate on this point), and they began to be replaced by limited data plans. Once that happened, we had to start…

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…

Mobile Monday: How to Pick a New Cell Phone

Life is full of choices. In a few recent articles, we’ve talked about some of the choices you have to make about your electronics, including choosing a new computer and choosing the right cell phone carrier. Today we’re going to talk about phones, specifically, how to pick the right phone for you. Android vs. iOS Here it is, the great debate: which is better, Android or iOS? Google the phrase…

Mobile Monday: How to Choose a Cell Phone Carrier

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, & T-Mobile logos

Life is full of tough choices, especially when it comes to technology. It always feels like there are so many options that you’ll never be able to sort through them. In a recent article, we talked about how to choose the right computer for you. Today, we’re going to help you with something else: choosing the right cell phone carrier. For many of us, choosing a carrier isn’t something we…

Mobile Monday: Cell Phone Security

Secure Cell Phone

Cell phones have taken an increasingly important role in people’s lives since they first started to see widespread adoption in the ‘90s. With the rise of the smartphone a decade ago, that process has accelerated, to the point that for many of us, our cell phones are vitally important tools for certain aspects of our lives. They’re the keeper of our calendar, our contacts, our family photos, they’re our means…