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A new hotel amenity?

On January 28, 2013

Every time I go out of town, I inevitably forget something. Usually it’s something small like a toothbrush. Sometimes I improvise or I ask the front desk for one of their small, complimentary brushes. This last out of town trip, I forgot my phone chargers. Without them, there’s not much you can do. My forgetfulness made me thing of a…

Tech

Waterproof electronics?

On November 12, 2012

Water and electronics just don’t mix. Rice and heat may help save your device but it doesn’t always work. New devices are pouring into the market that may wash away your worries. Should you consider one this holiday? Companies are offering after-market solutions that waterproof your electronics. It’s still a new venture, so the companies offering this service are limited…

Consumer News

Shock alerts so you don’t go over your data limit

On April 23, 2012

The government is cracking down on those unexpected charges that appear on cell phone bills for going over your voice, text, or data plan limits. The government estimates one in six cell phone users have experienced what’s known as bill shock. That’s when unexpected charges appear on your bill. Cell phone carriers and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are working…

Consumer News / Consumer Tips / Tech

Wireless companies work together to protect your stolen phone

On April 10, 2012

So many people can’t live without their smartphone. If you ever stand on a street corner, you’ll see one person after another talking, texting, or scrolling through emails. That $2-300 device you have in your hand, wallet, or purse are wanted by thieves. In major cities across the country, 30-40% of robberies involve cell phones. Now, the Federal Communications Commission…

Tech

Navigating Facebook Timeline

On April 4, 2012

Facebook Timeline is topping my news feed again as more users are forced to convert. All those procrastinators who didn’t make the change on their own time, are now dealing with the Timeline on Facebook’s timeline. It is a bit scattered, and sometimes hard to find things but it’s the new reality for this free service we’re all addicted to….