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Extend Mobile Call Time with Battery Optimizer

Nowadays, most people are constantly on the go–multi-tasking while moving from one place to the next. The majority of the time this results in sales pitches, meetings and important discussions being conducted over our smartphones. This means, the successful completion of your call is reliant on the battery life of ...

Family Safety

1-2-3: How to take a screen shot on your computer or mobile phone

There are some simple moves online that can save you an enormous amount of time. And when it comes to reporting abuses online nothing comes in handier than a screen shot, which is simply a photo file image of what’s in front of you on your computer screen or mobile ...

Consumer

The First Smartphone for Free-Ranging Kids

The First Smartphone for Free-Ranging Kids In an earlier article, we took a look at smartphone alternatives for free-ranging kids. Next up is the follow-on conversation … the time you give them their first, fully functional smartphone—and how to manage having it in your lives. For children, learning to use ...

Consumer Family Safety

What Security Means to Families

What Security Means to Families One truth of parenting is this: we do a lot of learning on the job. And that often goes double when it comes to parenting and the internet. That’s understandable. Whereas we can often look to our own families and how we were raised for ...

Family Safety

 Ways to Strengthen Your Family’s Digital and Mental Wellbeing

There’s a lot that feels out of control right now. City and school re-openings are in limbo, and life for many still feels upended. But one thing we can control is our efforts to safeguard our family’s digital and mental health. Both adults and kids use television, tablets, and smartphones ...

Consumer

Devices and Distancing: What Digital Data Says About Life From Home

Devices and Distancing: What Digital Data Says About Life From Home With millions of us keeping life closer to home in these past months, what can our devices and apps tell us about how we’ve passed that time? Plenty. Usage stats, location data, app downloads, and daily active users, all ...

Family Safety

Messenger Rooms: New Video Chat Option is Fun But Has Risks

One of the many things we’ve learned during this season of being homebound is that video chats with friends can save the day. One of the newest channels for video chatting is Messenger Rooms. While the new Facebook feature isn’t groundbreaking in terms of how it works, it’s the ability ...

Consumer

Internet Safety Begins with All of Us

Internet Safety Begins with All of Us Now’s the time to pause for a moment and consider just how important the internet is to us. Not just any internet. A safer internet. June marks Internet Safety Month. Why June? The original thought was that the onset of summer sees more ...

Family Safety

Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied? What Parents Need to Know

In this season of social distancing, teens need their friends more than ever. Daily digital connection — through texting, video chat, social networks, and gaming — is critical to keeping friend groups strong. But could increased time online these days lead to an increase in cyberbullying? While there isn’t data ...

Family Safety

What’s the Right Age to Give Your Child a Phone?

“Can I pleeease have my own phone?” The “first phone” is one of the most loaded questions a child can ask and it can start as early as elementary school. And, with kids homebound most of the time, boredom could be fueling that dreaded request even more. That’s because phones ...

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