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 [...]
Okay, you’ve heard about MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) but have you heard of MATM (Mothers Against Text Messaging)?
Okay, it doesn’t exist yet, but the driving laws are totally against driving and texting, but how many people [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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; [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]