Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We never think about it until it's too late.
Backing up our computers, that is.
I know I am guilty of it, and I have had it happen to me so you think I would be right on top of it.
Right after my computer was hit with malware, and I was able to get it back in shape, I made sure I manually did a computer backup regularly for many weeks.
Then once in a while I would forget about it and eventually the back-ups would get farther and farther apart.
Now there is a new way of backing up files on a PC or Mac that takes the "remembering" out of doing it.
It works automatically in the background to back up your files when it is connected to the internet.
This unlimited back-up is $59 a year and the first two months are free with your subscription when you use this code: BLOGAD
Once your files are online, they can be accessed from any computer, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android or Blackberry Smartphone with a free Carbonite app.
No more worrying about lost pictures, documents, music, or email again - Carbonite online backup provides peace of mind with their secure, automatic, and unlimited service.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
We all rely on our cell phones for just about everything these days.
No longer do we need to keep an address book for all of our family and friends - we have cell phones and they do all that for us.
They also store many of our photos - keepsakes we do not want to loose.
All too easily, all of that info can be lost in a snap.
Whether it be from an accident, equipment malfunction, or someone steals the phone, not having our info available causes big problems for many people.
But there is a solution for that for those that have Sprint as their cell phone providers.
The Sprint Total Equipment Protection App can help locate a missing phone, lock and remotely wipe a stolen phone, and wirelessly sync contacts.
The phone can also be located on a map with the network integrated GPS technology in the phone.
Usually this service can only be added to the phone within the first 30 days of activating a new phone. But until August 30, 2011, Sprint is holding an open enrollment which allows it to be added for current subscribers.
This plan even covers the phone should it accidently take a swim in the pool with you.
Check out this YouTube video for a quick demo.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Each day there seems to be more and more choices for cell phone plans.
The deals look to be getting better too.
The trend seems to be getting away from the lengthy plans and contracts, and going towards the monthly plans.
These plans have no contracts, no credit checks, and they provide nation wide coverage.
There is a plan for everyone too.
One of these phones could even be used a second phone for a business for a very low rate.
The NET10 Unlimited plan offers unlimited text, talk, and data for $50 a month.
And for those who only need a simple phone, they have a plan for them too.
The Easy Minutes Plus plan offers 200 minutes for $15 a month.
And they even allow you to switch between plans each month without any fees or penalties.
The Pay As You Go plans allow you to carry over your unused minutes as long as the plan stays active.
And they have a phone for every need.
Simple phones as well as the ones with all the bells and whistles including, cameras, video recorders, web access, and blue tooth capabilities.
Only the phones from the most trusted manufacturers are available: Nokia, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Kyocera.
They have great prices on these phones too.
It is certainly something to think about when renewal times comes around with our current cell phone providers.