Don’t burn through Data watching cat videos again

Never Burn Through Data Watching Cat Videos Again

If you ever found yourself watching a long YouTube video on phone only to realize you weren’t on Wi-Fi suddenly panic sits in as you ponder how much data did I use and how much do I have left before the end of my billing cycle. It doesn’t just happen to the average joe but to the tech guys as well, we take for granted that our phones immediately connect our Wi-Fi whenever they are near.

For iOS users your in luck by changing a few settings you can avoid further panic down the road and we’re here to show you how. Go into Settings and scroll to cellular, once inside the Cellular window select the apps you only want using Wi-Fi. You can always give the apps access to cell data later on.

For Android go to Settings then click Data Usage from there scroll down to the app you want to restrict.  Scroll to the bottom of the window and check the Restrict Background Data checkbox, this will only allow the app to run over Wi-Fi.

With these settings in place you should be able to reduce data burnout and overage.
Happy Surfing!

Ebay Compromised: Account information up for grabs

Soon up for Auction: Your EBay Account information.

It’s happened once again, another E-Giant has been compromised. EBay, the worlds largest online auction sites announced on 5/21/2014 that there systems were compromised between late February and early March of this year.  According to EBay the cyber criminals were able to compromise EBay through stolen employees but EBay asserts that the passwords that were stolen had been encrypted. The data that was accessed included full names, postal addresses, phone numbers and birthday information.

However, EBay quickly pointed out that there is no evidence that Paypal, their sister-site, was not compromised at this time.

What to do?
Users have been encouraged to change their passwords immediately to prevent further issues.
Keep an eye on your credit score and your financial accounts for unusual activity and contact your financial / credit office should these activities occur.

For more check out the original Forbes write up HERE.

Lightning, thunder, and surges OH MY!

Thunder, Lightning, and Surges OH MY!

It’s storm season again here in the Metro and that means lightning. It’s time to protect your equipment with in-home surge protectors and a whole-home surge protector.

In-home surge protectors, are retail purchased hardware and  they should be plugged directly to the wall and never daisy chained. For in-home surge protectors look for a reputable brand such as APC that state on the packaging how many joules they can suppress and how much their product will insure. You can find them at the following stores: BestBuyMicrocenter, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Staples , just to name a few local retailers.

Whole-home surge protectors like in-home protectors reduce the chances of an over-surge from outside of the home. They are available from your utility provider at a monthly fee and offer additional insurance protection your insurance carrier may not provide. For more information about Whole-Home Surge Protectors check the following:

Getting the Old arrow-shaped buttons back… fast and easy.

Getting the Old arrow-shaped buttons back… fast and easy.

If your anything like me change is never something you embrace until you absolutely have too but after the iOS7 update many, like myself, found simple creature-comforts like the arrow-shaped buttons missing. Well take heart creatures of comfort its easy to get those great little buttons back. See the instructions below for a fast fix. Go to Settings>General>Accessibility and toggle Button Shapes on.
And Vioala arrows are back!