Tag: mobile

Déjame describirte la escena: tu amigo Juan anda a las apuradas para llegar a tiempo a recoger a su hija en la escuela y a su hijo en el campo de fútbol, y todavía tiene que pasar por el almacén porque en la refrigeradora ya no queda nada. En el...

Let me set the scene: your friend John is rushing to get his daughter from school and his son to the soccer field, and he still needs to stop at the grocery store because there’s nothing in the fridge. In the midst of this everyday madness, he...

Let’s be honest: I spend more time playing games on my smart phone than talking on it. Our phones have become our family photo albums, personal gaming systems, calendars, encyclopedias, navigators, and instant messengers. If you can think of...

If you shop online — and who doesn’t? — you might notice that some websites let you pay with bitcoins.Virtual or crypto currencies like Bitcoin can be a fast way to pay online, or in person with a mobile app.But using virtual...

Imagine you’re at a restaurant with your friend. She pays the check, and says you can pay her back. Do you:a) write an IOU on a napkin?b) pull out a wad of cash and give her exact change?c) take out your phone and pay her through a mobile...

The Federal Trade Commission and 27 members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a group of privacy enforcement agencies around the world, are marshaling resources to protect the privacy of children online.The FTC enforces the Children...

Apps can provide hours of entertainment, keep you organized, and help you learn something new. Indeed, apps can be helpful, as long as they provide accurate information. But if you’re trying to analyze a serious medical condition with an app...

Who knows where you are right now? The apps on your smartphone might — even if you’re not using them. You might find this helpful — for example, a map app that tracks your location in the background may give you directions...

Unlimited talk, text, and data for $45 per month with no contract? That sounds like a great deal, but according to a recent FTC lawsuit, millions of people who bought unlimited mobile plans from Straight Talk, Net10 Wireless, Simple Mobile, and...

Sorry, folks, I don’t have any cake to share for this celebration, but don’t let that stop you from participating in Data Privacy Day. There are practical things you can do today, and every day, to protect your personal information. Here...

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