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Protecting Your Children From Cyberbullying and Other Online Threats

If you are raising children in the digital age of the Internet and mobile devices, you face a whole host of problems that your parents never had to worry about when they were raising you. Cyberbullying is a good example of this. According to stopbullying.gov, a government-sponsored website that exists to awareness and to stop bullying, Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. This can include text messages, emails, and posts on social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, many children and teenagers have been the victims of mean spirited emails, fraudulent posts on social media, postings of embarrassing pictures and videos and more. There have … Continue reading

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iPads and Education in the United States

Apple’s iPad is changing way many children in the United States learn in school. Gone are the days where children’s backpacks weighed more than they did on account of all the textbooks they were expected to carry around. With iPads and other tablet devices, kids now have access to the majority of their textbooks with the swipe of a finger. The iPad by Apple offers a myriad of creative tools, interactive textbooks and a wide array of Apps and content that provides endless opportunities for learning. This has led many educational institutions across the United States incorporate this powerful tool into their classrooms. In the private school setting, purchasing or … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the New iPhone 6

On September 18, 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus became available on the market in the United States. This is the eighth generation of iPhone released from Apple. If you are wondering whether or not to sell your old iPhone so you can upgrade to one of the newer models, read on to hear about the upgraded and new features available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. This year’s release from Apple was largely focused on display size. At 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches respectively, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus models both come with significantly larger display sizes than the iPhone 5s from last … Continue reading

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Kids and Cell Phones

In this digital age, children are asking for cell phones at a very early age. If you are a parent of a school-aged child, chances are good that you have been asked the dreaded question: “when can I get a cell phone? “ Only you as the parent can make the important decision about when it is the right time to get your child a cell phone. However, here are some statistics from the Lookout Mobile Security and Harris Interactive Survey, 2012 to consider: • 77% of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 own a cell phone • 56% of parents of kids between the ages and 12 … Continue reading

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Lou Gehrig’s Disease, The Disease Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

If you have spent any time on social media using your iPhone, tablet or other mobile device in the last month you’d be hard pressed not to see a multitude of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos, perhaps you have even made one yourself. You may be wondering what truly is the ALS and why are people dousing themselves in ice water all over the internet? First things first, ALS is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. There is progressive degeneration of the motor neurons which leads to death of the cells. When these motor neurons … Continue reading

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Texting 911 in Emergency Situations

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could use your Smartphone or cell phone to text 911, especially in an emergency situation where making a call could put you in grave danger, or for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or for persons with speech disabilities. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has recently ruled that cellular service providers must make texting 911 a viable option for their customers. This option allows cellular users a better way to get immediate assistance from 911 operators. The new rules go into effect for T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon and also include “interconnected” text messaging providers in which users can send texts to and … Continue reading

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How Social Media is Changing I Do’s to I Won’t

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports that nearly 80% of couples going through a divorce are citing social media as the reason for the demise of their marriage. With social media and different social media outlets on iPhones, iPads and more evolving every day, more and more couples are turning to social media prenuptial agreement to preempt what can be the ugly demise of a once glorious union. Social media prenups outline what you and your spouse agree can be permitted to be posted online, it is an expanded version of what’s known as a confidentiality agreement which is standard in typical prenups. Social media prenups vary from couple … Continue reading

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Countdown to College Football

Are you an avid college football fan? Are you anxiously awaiting the season to begin by counting down the days until Saturday, August 30th to hear the roar of the fans, sing your schools fight song, paint your face and revel in all that makes up game day for your beloved Alma matter? Do you want to watch the big game on your iPad or other mobile device? If missing a game is not an option try downloading the ESPN College Football App and plug into every game, every Saturday! The ESPN College Football App allows followers to keep abreast of the Nation’s top stories with unrivaled coverage, even in … Continue reading

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Cool Hidden Features for the Galaxy S5

If you are a Galaxy S5 user, or any Smartphone user for that matter, there are most likely many features on your device that you have yet to discover. Even tech savvy users don’t realize the power and awesomeness of what they hold in their hands. After days and hours of pouring exploration time into the Galaxy S5 and a little Google research into the subject, here are a handful of cool hidden features that you may not realize exist on your coveted Galaxy Smartphone. This tip is for our friends in the frigid cold weather regions. There’s no need to get frost bite to use your phone while outside! … Continue reading

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