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Comparing Wireless Plans

Tips and Tricks for Comparing Wireless Plans and Finding the Perfect Plan by androidcentral

Here's how to make sure you have the right service plan for your phone, at the right price.

We all want phone service that works just right each and every time we need it. And of course, we don't want to overpay for it, either. That's a tough find, but you can get close and find a plan that's good for you with a little legwork. Don't worry, it's easy legwork!

Google- Pop-up Based Two-factor System

Google to Try to Get More Users to Adopt Its Pop-up Based Two-factor System by androidauthority.com

Google is pushing out a new two-factor authentication method that will make signing into devices safer and easier. Will you opt-in?

Two-actor authentication is a great way to keep your information safe. While the industry has traditionally used SMS or email to verify if you’re actually you, Google thinks there’s a better way.


Google will nudge SMS two-factor users to try its way instead by Engadget

Google rolled out a new look and feel for two-factor authentication earlier this year, and soon it will encourage people still using the text message-based…


Google wants you to upgrade to (its) better two-factor authentication by Androidcentral

Two-factor authentication is still the best way to keep yourself safe from password breaches, but some 2FAs are better than others. Two-factor authentication has had…

Google’s New ‘Backup and Sync’ App

Google's New 'Backup and Sync' App Beams Your Photos to the Cloud by petapixel.com

Google this week launched a new desktop app that consolidates file backups for both Google Photos and Google Drive. It’s called Backup and Sync, and is an easy way to protect your precious photos from being lost.

Backup and Sync replaces Drive for files and the Google Photos desktop uploader for photos.

iTunes Alternatives for Windows

The Best iTunes Alternatives for Windows by How-To Geek

iTunes on Windows is terrible. Launch it, and everything comes to a screeching halt as iTunes consumes … The Best iTunes Alternatives for Windows ….


The best free alternative to iTunes 2017 byTechRadar

MusicBee. A feature-packed music player and manager – the best iTunes alternative. MediaMonkey. Keep even the biggest music libraries in check, and sync with all your devices. PodTrans. A streamlined, minimalist approach to music management for Apple devices. 


Best Free iTunes Alternatives for Syncing Music by Lifewire

If you're looking for a free iTunes alternative to use with your iOS device then take a … Amarok is a multi-platform media player for Windows, Linux, Unix, and …

Moto G Plus (5th Generation)

Here is a phone and a deal you might consider the Moto G Plus (5th Generation) from Amazon it has a fingerprint sensor, 5.2” full HD (1080p) display, Android 7.0, 12 MP HD camera and TurboPower charging. The Moto G Plus (unlocked) can be activated on Ting, and you will keep your existing cell phone number.

My recommendation is to opt for the 64 GB & 4 GB RAM version it's only $55 more than the 2 GB model but it will greatly improve the performance and help future proof it. The Ads option save you $45 or $60 and you can pay the extra later if the ads are to much of a bother.

You must be a prime member to get this deal.

Moto G Plus (5th Generation)  Amazon has 4 options.

Prime Exclusive – with Lockscreen Offers & Ads
32 GB & 2 GB RAM  Unlocked – Price: Prime $184.99 
64 GB & 4 GB RAM  Unlocked – Price: Prime $239.99 

Standard Version – Without Offers & Ads
32 GB & 2 GB RAM  Unlocked – List Price: $229.99
64 GB & 4 GB RAM  Unlocked – List Price: $299.99

Features:

  • Fast 4G LTE speed, up to 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a bright 5.2” full HD (1080p) display ensures videos and games run smoothly and look great
  • Enjoy the best of Google Android 7.0 Nougat, including Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail and more
  • Offers and ads, including personalized deals and recommendations, display on the phone’s lockscreen
  • Take brilliant photos with the 12 MP HD camera or snap group shots with a 5 MP wide-angle selfie cam. Add up to 128 GB of additional storage with a microSD card
  • The all-day battery includes TurboPower (TM) charging which provides up to 6 hours of use in just 15 minutes
  • Unlocked and carrier-friendly, works with all major carrier networks domestically or abroad
  • The fingerprint sensor instantly unlocks your phone
  • Prime members get unlimited access to Prime movies and TV shows, Prime Music, storage on Prime Photos, deals, and more with a pre-installed selection of Amazon apps

Protection Against Identity Theft

Credit Freeze Is Best Protection Against Identity Theft by Clark Howard

Are you doing things that lay yourself wide open to an identity thief fouling up your life? I’ll tell you how to protect yourself.

You may have heard that the credit reports and Social Security numbers of celebrities and politicians like…


Report: Everyone Should Get a Security Freeze by Brian Krebs

This author has frequently urged readers to place a security freeze on their credit files as a means of proactively preventing identity theft. Now, a major consumer advocacy group is recommending the same: The U.S. Public Interest Research Group…

Gmail, Awesome Tips and Tricks 

Everyone Uses Gmail, but Not Everyone Knows These Awesome Tips and Tricks by www.digitaltrends.com

There's more to Gmail than you might think. Here's how to make the most of it, whether you want save space, disable tabs, or send money.

Between Labs, extensions, and settings, there’s a plethora of ways that you can customize your Gmail experience and tweak how emails are handled. Below of some of our favorite methods for managing time and giving Gmail an extra boost when it comes to organization.

Astronomy Mobile Apps

Turn Your Smartphone into an Astronomy Toolbox with Mobile Apps by www.space.com

With the right apps installed, your phone becomes a powerful pocket toolkit for your astronomy hobby. Its GPS, compass and gyro sensors help to level and align your telescope, apps such as Astronomy Tools Night Sky provide cloud cover maps and more, and the Observer Pro-Astronomy Planner app indicates the best times to see particular objects.

The phone in your pocket is a veritable Swiss Army knife of functionality for both casual stargazers and serious astronomers. In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll look at the ways your phone, when loaded with the right apps, can enhance your astronomy hobby as you plan your observing sessions, set up your telescope, record your observations and much more.

How to Snap Awesome Photos of Night-Sky Objects with Your Smartphone

How to Snap Awesome Photos of Night-Sky Objects with Your Smartphone by www.space.com

Attach your mobile device to a telescope and capture a memento of your night under the stars.

Just about everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, so why not use it to capture some celestial views? In this edition of mobile astronomy, we'll look at how you can take photographs of celestial bodies using the camera on your smartphone or tablet. These images certainly will not rival those from the Hubble Space Telescope, of course, or even an expert's photo taken with a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, but you'll have a wonderful memento to show your friends and share on social media.

What to Do When Your Computer or Phone Can’t Connect to a Public Wi-Fi Network

What to Do When Your Computer or Phone Can’t Connect to a Public Wi-Fi Network by How-To Geek 

Most public networks use what’s called a Captive Portal—it’s the authorization page where you accept the place’s terms and click “Connect” to access their free Wi-Fi. The problem is, many modern browsers have issues redirecting to these captive portals because of new security protocols.


To be prepared go to NeverSSL and save as a bookmark for those times you need help logging into free WiFi locations.

NeverSSL – This website is for when you try to open Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc on a wifi network, and nothing happens. Type "http://neverssl.com" into your browser's url bar, and you'll be able to log on.

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