Children & Mobile Phones - Advice to Parents

In today’s age, it’s hard not to give into allowing your children to have a mobile phone. When our children are at school they see their friends on them and when they’re not at school they see their siblings or parents on them....more

Is Your Teen Obsessed With Her Screen?

I have 2 teenaged daughters. They both have laptops and iPhones. I supervise them. For instance, the only iTunes account is mine, so if they buy a song, I know about it. I know their passwords as well. Despite all of that, sometimes shit happens. ...more
Yes, and I was shocked when I started seeing the number of texts each month on the phone bill ...more

It's 5 o'clock. Do you know where your mobile phone is?

Seems like I’ve been out of the dating game for too long, because I don’t know how to recognize a phone trawler when I see (or hear) one. You know. Those people who go through their partner’s mobile phone log looking for numbers they don’t recognize and then calling them up? Or, as in my case, returning a call missed from the phone of the significant other?...more

Mobile phone and location software safety advise

IMPORTANT INFO ON LOCATION SOFTWARE/TRACKING DEVICES ON MOBILE PHONESIt's been brought to our attention that there has been some controversy over information regarding location software and tracking devices.  This information is based on the UK but applies worldwide....more

Home Phone, Cell Phone. How We Saved Money on Both

We attacked the home phone issue long before we became frugal. We just could not stand paying $50 plus for a home phone that we rarely used since most of our family members had a cell phone.  The home phone was needed for those who did not and to keep the minutes low on our cell phones. We didn’t want to get rid of the home phone because at that time we had at least one person in the family who didn’t have a cell.  Besides how would I find my lost cell without the home phone?  We definitely wanted to cut that bill down though. ...more

Refusing to Update: Why is it important to update software?

 When it comes to computer programs, mobile apps, and web extensions and their time to update, a lot of people refuse to keep updating programs. I’ve seen it happen a lot. I for one update all my programs, apps, and all the other necessary stuff.Many people don’t like updating because it either disrupts what they’re already doing with the program, it takes too long, and the most popular, I just updated this program, why do I need to do it again?...more

Hacking Voicemail is Scary Easy

Imagine someone jeopardizing your home security system by hacking your phone’s voicemail. There’s been a widely reported story of a British tabloid newspaper accused of accessing voicemail  messages of murder victims, government officials, celebrities and possibly victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.The story broke in response to the tabloids manipulating voicemail of a 13 year old girl who was a murder victim and soldiers who fought in Iraq and died. The FBI is apparently investigating....more

Preparing a Mobile or PC for Resale or Donation

You may have read my last post where I talked about “Clean the Clutter” out of your life and sell all the stuff you don’t absolutely need. In my Clean the Clutter process I sold 1 Windows XP laptop computer (missing lots of keys), 2 Windows XP desktops and 5 mobile phones all on Craigslist....more

Cell Phones

I have just one little question.  Do you turn your cell phone off when you go to bed or just off at all.  The Hubby and I turn our phones off at night.  Too many of The Hubby's customers have his cell phone number and let me tell you some of those customers have called us at night before for silly things.  It's not as if we are doctors or something, he is an electrician so the phone is OFF.  There is no real reason for the question it just kind of popped into my mind.  The rambling mind....more

Finding the Golden Egg(s) in Your Marketing Basket

Sound advice from Bob Speyer: "Don't put your eggs in one basket". In this hyper competitive world of online marketing and competition for eyeballs, it is good marketing to keep abreast of these new and emerging social networks....more