Taking aim squarely at Snapchat, Facebook unveils Slingshot

Photo sharing is definitely one of the biggest, hottest trends on the planet right now. At the heart of it is Snapchat, but Facebook put that dominance squarely in their sites when they recently unveiled their new photo sharing app, Slingshot. In an announcement that the Slingshot team posted on their website recently, they said […]

Do using Fitness Bands expose you to more Risk? Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 of this blog series we talked about how consumers are adopting fitness bands and other devices and apps on a record scale. We also talked about how those devices and apps store and sometimes share valuable data about a person’s identity and health, data that can be used by cyber criminals and […]

Do using Fitness Bands expose you to more Risk? Part 3 of 3

Now that we’ve most likely scared you to death about using your fitness device or app, we come to Part 3 with advice on how to protect yourself. Simply put, never take your privacy for granted in any way. Even though that new, shiny app or device might look wonderful and help you to have […]

Do using Fitness Bands expose you to more Risk? Part 1 of 3

Back when mobile banking was first made available, consumers fell in love with the new technology and adopted it very quickly. The same is happening with fitness devices and apps which, in 2013, generated over $230 million in sales. It’s predicted that by 2017 sport and fitness apps will grow by over 60%, according to […]

Has the MS Surface Pro 3 finally gotten it right? Part 2 of 2

Welcome back. If you read Part 1 of this 2 Part blog series you know that we really like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 a lot. What we don’t like however is Windows 8. In our opinion the shoddy combination of a touchscreen and traditional Windows desktop is really a train wreck when used together. […]

Has the MS Surface Pro 3 finally gotten it right? Part 1 of 2

Microsoft’s Surface computer, if you didn’t already know, is a tablet computer and a laptop in one, a hybrid of both that has definitely had its fair share of detractors for its first and second version. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 might finally have gotten it right however. As a tablet it’s very similar to […]

The Best Financial Apps for your Smartphone

When it comes to basic family finances and budgeting, today there is really no excuse to do them badly or ignore them completely because of the huge variety of financial apps available for smartphones. With that in mind,  we’ve put together a list of some of the best based on several criteria. Enjoy. Virtual Wallet […]

Is it time for Cell Phones to have a ‘Kill Switch’?

More than 3 million people in the United States had their cell phones stolen in 2013, almost double the amount of 2012 according to a survey recently released by Consumer Reports. Donna Tappellini, a senior editor at Consumer Reports, says that “you have to take into account the fact that there are more smart phone […]

Samsung’s newest Galaxy, the S5, will have an Active “rugged” variant and some others

One of the biggest complaints that most consumers have about smart phones is that, as phenomenal as the technology behind them happens to be, one wrong move around water and their expensive gadget becomes a worthless piece of plastic and metal. A very expensive worthless piece of plastic and metal. Samsung however is about to […]

Mobile Phone Apps have Changed our Lives!

Mobile phone apps have changed our lives! I know that sounds extreme but when you stop and think about that statement you realize just how true it is. From mapping our destination, to weight loss assistance, and even gaming apps, there is something for everyone out there. When smartphones first came out I thought they […]