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Phone Settings & Security

Cell phone security is a huge issue and is constantly taken for granted. Here are some ways you can almost guarantee your phone won't get hacked. (There's always exceptions to the rule or else hackers wouldn't exist)

1.) Turn your WiFi and Bluetooth off when you aren't actively using them. All smart phones are user friendly now and allow you to access device settings very quickly without ever having to go deep into your settings. Depending on your phone type, you can be assured that your Bluetooth is off by simply tapping it once to unhighlight it. This can be done with many of your network settings such as NFC, WiFi, Hotspot, Mobile Sharing, Location, and many more when you pull your screen down from the top or slide it to the left.
2.)Use a password to lock your phone screen when it isn't being used. There are so many options to choose from such as:  Biometrics - This can be your face or finger print, anything physically attached to your body that can't be dupli…

An Easy Way to Create a Resume from Scratch

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You don't have to be a graphic designer to create a resume that is good enough to land any job or, at the very least get you started in your job search.

The very first thing I'd do is create an email address you can check easily from your phone, tablet, or a computer. Very rarely do companies reach out through phone first, they usually send a hot email requesting information from you as you begin the interview process. I personally think Google is the best email provider for one simple reason, it's compatible with everything. It also includes some cool features that will actually aid you in your resume building process (I will expand on that shortly). If you already have a google or preferred email address then you are all set to start applying...but first, resume.

A few resume etiquette tips before I jump into the creation process...
You may not think you're good with words, but that isn't the point here. The point is you need a few bullet points (highlights) of th…

How the Internet of things (IoT) can save you money

I've moved around quite a bit and one thing that seems to be at the top of my list when organizing things for my new home is having Wifi. But, over the past few months I've experimented with not purchasing an Internet package from a cable company. My primary reason for doing this is to save money. Unless you own a home, having a landline in an apartment can seem pointless, therefore the cable companies have learned to keep up with the times by including internet services with cable and phone lines. Well when you break down the cost of just purchasing an Internet package sans phone line and cable, you're still looking at paying at least $50 a month just to use Wifi on your laptop and occasionally your cell phone (to save data).
If you have a smart phone you're already paying for internet services, it's included in the amount of data you use each month. Whether you have a fixed maximum amount of data or unlimited, you are literally paying to use the Internet on your …

It's Not Magic

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Let's talk about your cell phone. We all have smart phones now, and so I'm sure you've heard someone (or maybe you are that someone) that thinks the government is conspiring to listen to your every move and follow you with ads the minute you think about them.


 So the good news is that this is false, unless you're under some sort of FBI investigation, not even the ISP (Internet Service Provider) can allow such to go down. Everything you see is done with your permission. For example...Do you have a Google account? Then you most likely use google maps, and guess what, that requires location permission, or else the app is useless. Okay so let's break this down...
Every single app on your phone requires you to accept permission termsYou click yes and go about your day. If you never turn your location off in your phone's settings, your location is on (trust me). Everything you search is tracked based on advertising bid wars (this is a whole other topic)So once you'…

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