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Should You Post Pictures Of Children Online?

Most people give no thought whatsoever to posting pictures of their children online. They are proud of their kids, they love them…so why not show the world how wonderful they are so others can enjoy each milestone too? Plus, Grandma and Auntie [...]

Podcast: How To Be The Best On The Internet

Listen Here: Max Cron is the Creative Strategy Director at Online Optimism, a full service digital marketing firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a background in marketing and management ranging from the music industry to the garment [...]

Podcast: Outsourcing Virtual Assistants

Listen Here: Frank Salas is a successful serial megapreneur who owns 6 businesses and runs them at a high level with the help of an army of amazing Virtual Assistants. Outsourcing Virtual Assistants How do you know if you’re ready for [...]

Podcast: Virtual Assistant Technology

Listen Here: Frank Klesitz is the CEO and co-founder of Vyral Marketing, an advertising agency for entrepreneurs in professional services. Virtual Assistant Technology What types of jobs are best for virtual assistants? How do you screen/interview [...]

Podcast: How To Become A Virtual Assistant

Listen Here: Gina Horkey knows everything there is to know about the world of virtual assistant work. She started as one herself (and still is one), created a course to help others break into VA work called 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant [...]

Podcast: The Pros & Cons Of Hiring A Virtual Assistant

Listen Here: Professional Virtual Assistant, and President of Wisdom Seekers Management & Consulting, Jeffery Sullivan discusses the value that virtual assistants can bring to your business and offers some suggestions for choosing the right [...]

Podcast: How To Hire The Perfect Virtual Assistant

Listen Here: Catherine Storing is a business coach, fashion stylist and multi-business owner, including a full service virtual assistantcompany that provides support services for her coaching clients. Catherine is author of the upcoming book On-boarding [...]

Life Is Too Short: Get Off Your Cell Phone

During my youth, my dad took me fishing. My mom took me on bicycle rides. My dad shouldered me with a small daypack for hikes in the woods. He pointed out chattering squirrels. He helped me see my first deer. He pointed out a fox on a ridge. [...]

Podcast: Software Solutions for Small Business

Listen Here: Dave Kramer, is the founder of AllProWebTools – an online workflow management dashboard for small businesses. Dave draws on over 30 years of coding and entrepreneurship experience to help small businesses all across America [...]

Podcast: Learning How To Code

Listen Here: Betsy Hauser Idilbi is the cofounder of Tech Talent South – an immersive code school that was recently ranked the 16th best in the world. Betsy is here to tell us more about coding, why it’s hotter than ever, plus why everyone [...]

The Ultimate Buzz

As many people were celebrating the New Year with sparkling champagne or some other way to get “a buzz on,” I was having a personal “buzz machine” implanted in my spine. No, I have not gotten into some New Age technological [...]

What Is Scareware?

When it comes to making us fall for their scams, cybercriminals have a number of tricks up their sleeves. One of these tricks is to scare us into thinking that our computers or smartphones have become infected with malware to get us to purchase [...]

Would You Use Facebook To Catch A Bad Guy?

In Oklahoma, the OK state, an elderly couple was home invaded and held at knifepoint, and the woman was knocked to the ground. During the ensuing abuse, their home was robbed and the predator got away. Not OK. The police were notified and a [...]

5 Rules For Using Coffee Shop WiFi

In order to compete with the likes of the chain coffee shops and now fast food joints, just about every coffee shop or small restaurant is supplying its clients with free WiFi. Unfortunately, there are people who don’t understand the rules [...]

Prepare Now For Device And Data Theft

Digital device theft is a big problem. I’ve seen numerous stories about iPhones being stolen right from a person’s hand while the user was talking on it. Others have reported sitting in a coffee shop while having a conversation and having [...]

Kids And Smartphones: How Old?

How old is old enough for a kid to have a smartphone? Right out of the gate, I’m saying 16, and I know there’ll be some backlash from that. Some will say it all depends on the kid; others will argue there’s no right answer. Here’s why [...]

Unsecured Wireless Video Baby Monitors Hackable

Baby monitors have evolved from simple one-way radio communications based on older radio waves to highly evolved IP based, internet-connected cameras that can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet. Back in the day, when cordless phones were 900 [...]

High-Tech vs. Low-Tech Locks

High technology doesn’t necessarily mean better, stronger or faster. It does usually mean more convenient, as the word technology is defined as “including the use of materials, tools, techniques, and sources of power to make life easier [...]

6 Tips On Securing Your Home From Those You ‘Trust’

There are going to be times in your life when you will need to simply trust people who you let into your home for various reasons. People such as: House cleaners: House cleaners get in the nooks and crannies of your home and have to be trustworthy. [...]

Selling Your Smartphone? Beware Of Stowaway Data

Upgrading your mobile device? It has become standard practice to upgrade to a newer device every one to three years. And when doing so, people often sell, donate or discard the old one. The goal is often to sell the old one to make up the difference [...]

Passwords: Fingerprint, Heartbeat Or Brainwaves?

There is no such thing as a truly secure password; there are only more secure or less secure passwords. Passwords are currently the most convenient and effective way to control access to your accounts. But passwords are a mess. We have too many; [...]

Streamlined ‘Passpoint’ WiFi Coming

WiFi connects us everywhere, such as in parks, subways, airplanes, coffee shops and public WiFi hotspots. The WiFi Alliance says there are more than a million hotspots worldwide, and a report by market research company Informa Telecoms and Media [...]

I Really Want My Phone to Be My Wallet. Don’t You?

Wallets suck. Seriously. Mine hurts my butt when I sit down. I have to remember to take it with me, and then I’m always afraid of losing it. There’s nothing fun about it. And…well…it’s dirty. It really is—money is dirty, and the [...]

NFC App On Androids Facilitates Automation

Near field communications (NFC) is the exchange of information between two devices via wireless signal. For example, a wireless signal emitting from your cell phone can act as a credit card when making a purchase. In the case of a mobile wallet [...]

5 Home Security Tactics Of The Uber Rich

The uber rich have many reasons to invest in uber security. I met a woman who won a $300 million lottery, and she had some unfortunate stories about how low people go to get at and to moneyed individuals. So to protect life and limb, the uber [...]

New App Stores House Or Car Keys Online. Is It Safe?

Ever lock yourself out of your car or home? I’ve done each at least once this year; that’s about my average. After the last time I got stuck on the cold side of my front door, I decided to go with keyless locks for my home, specifically [...]

7 Scary Privacy Issues To Be Aware Of

We are all too aware of the National Security Agency breaking encryption. The NSA has frequently been known to be implanting back doors on various servers, networks and within numerous social sites, email providers, mobile networks, mobile [...]

Hackproof Your Facebook Account

With over one billion people connected to Facebook, we have to assume that many of them are criminals. (Criminals are people with friends too!) But the criminals we need to be concerned about are the ones who create all kinds of scams designed [...]

Good Heavens! Churches are Big Targets for Burglars

Is nothing sacred? Well, no. Not even churches. Really, especially churches. The problem with churches, like any public place, is that by design, they are open for anyone to come in and worship at any time. But in the case of a burglary, they [...]

Why Mobile Security is a Must

Smartphone use continues to increase. More than one third of Americans have dropped landlines and only use mobiles. It is very possible that within the next 10 years, the landline will be obsolete and we will all be wireless. And when there’s [...]

Scammers Use Online Calendars To Phish Victims

You’ve been here before: You’re at work, you get a notification via a popup, then an email, then a text reminding you of an appointment on your calendar. For most busy professionals, this is pretty normal because you know you need multiple [...]

Apple Makes Life Harder For iPhone Thieves

You probably know that iPhones are high on the wish list of thieves all over the country —so much so that data from the New York City Police Department reveals that iPhone and iPad thefts have soared 40 percent compared with the same period [...]

Socint: Disseminating Cybercrime Through Social Intelligence

People talk—A LOT. They can’t stop talking. Talking, getting something off your mind and out there feels good. Talking takes the pressure off one’s mind; our mouths are like relief valves for our heads. The problem has always been that [...]

Laptop Theft Leads to Identity Theft

Ever lose a mobile device? Have one stolen? Know someone who has? Device loss and theft is a common issue when it comes to identity theft and results in data breaches. Some studies have shown as many as 2.5 million laptops are stolen annually, [...]

Standard Door Frames Make Burglary Easy

Stop what you are doing. Walk over to your front or back door. Open it. Look down at the doorjamb where the holes are—you know, where your doorknob and deadbolt locks (hopefully they are Schlage) go into the frame. Those 3/4-inch-ish holes [...]