How to keep the information on your phone safe and secure

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How to keep the information on your phone safe and secure

For many of us, our phones are our mini personal assistants, keeping track of everything from our whereabouts to our bank information. We give a lot of thought to all of our phone’s fun features and how much easier they can make our lives by being connected to everything...
How to Back Up Your Cell Phone

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How to Back Up Your Cell Phone

You know how important backups are for the files on your computer.  But are you also backing up the files on your smartphone? Your cell phone is a computer too!  If you lose or break your phone, those critical photos, music, and other essential files are at risk if...
How to Protect Your Smart Home from Hackers

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How to Protect Your Smart Home from Hackers

With the advent of the Internet of Things—the growing network of interconnected devices that use the Internet to communicate and store information—the issue of cybersecurity has grown in importance. With more than 3 billion consumer devices currently connected to the internet, there are also more than 3 billion points...
Spring Break Tech Safety Tips — Know Before You Go

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Spring Break Tech Safety Tips — Know Before You Go

Going on vacation for spring break this year? There’s nothing more fun than taking a few days to soak up some rays or take in an exotic locale with your best buds, and when it comes to snapping selfies or finding a great lunch spot, your smartphone is there...
7 Survival Steps: The Ultimate Lost or Stolen Phone Checklist

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7 Survival Steps: The Ultimate Lost or Stolen Phone Checklist

Have you ever lost your phone? It’s a terrible feeling—but is a real risk and can definitely happen.  In fact, Asurion claims data actually shows evidence that more phones are lost in the first three months of the year than any other time. Often, a lost phone is truly just misplaced,...
4 of the Hottest Phone Apps for 2016

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4 of the Hottest Phone Apps for 2016

If there’s one lesson that the start of a new year has to teach us, it is that we are living the future. And while we may not be rocketing around in jetpacks or taking vacations on Mars (yet), you might be interested to know that 2016 has brought...
Handling (and Avoiding!) Malware on Smartphones and Tablets

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Handling (and Avoiding!) Malware on Smartphones and Tablets

Believe it or not, your smartphone and tablet can fall victim to malware (malicious software), just like a laptop or desktop computer. Most don’t think about mobile devices being at risk in the same way computers are, and this can certainly make us careless. Although many mobile apps go...
New Year, New Devices—New Privacy Concerns?

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New Year, New Devices—New Privacy Concerns?

Many children receive new phones or tablets during the holidays — and dive right in to all kinds of fun games and social media. If you haven’t checked out the privacy settings on your kids’ new devices, now is a good time to do that. What To Check Depending...
New Year’s Eve is the Most Dangerous Holiday For Your Smartphone

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New Year’s Eve is the Most Dangerous Holiday For Your Smartphone

Snapping your first selfie of the New Year will be a challenge for many of you this year. Asurion claims data shows a 64% increase in claims filed on lost, stolen or damaged phones on New Years, making it the most dangerous holiday of the year for your device....