Archive For The “Technology” Category

Public services failing to protect consumers

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Public services failing to protect consumers

Public services failing to protect consumers The telephone companies, email services and social media sites like Facebook all can do something to stop consumers from being scammed by identify thieves and con artists. But they don’t want to spend the money to do the work that needs to be done to protect us. They can…

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies I share my horrific experience with Sprint. I have been a loyal Sprint customer for 15 years only to be treated like dirt when I asked for a change and inquired why new customers were receiving a lower cost for the same plan I was already receiving. Why…

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth? Many of today’s young people don’t see the value of newspapers. They have their heads and minds buried deeply into their cell phones, not just for talking and texting but for writing, typing, viewing videos and storing thousands of digital photographs. They Snapchat, Instragram, Facebook, Twitter…

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Laboring through Labor Day

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Laboring through Labor Day

Laboring through Labor Day. A look at how life has changed from schools to politics in Chicagoland and America. By Ray Hanania The Labor Day weekend usually marks a special point in our lives when children go back to school, the weather shifts from swelter to soothing, and we’re reminded politics really has no season…

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iOS 10 – All the big features you should know about

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iOS 10 – All the big features you should know about

iOS 10 was revealed grandly at WWDC 2016 (Worldwide Developers Conference), which is the company’s annual event. Though the software update is slated to be released in September, or probably with the launch of iPhone 7, if you are too eager to try the new update, you can sign up for Apple’s public beta phase…

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D-Link remote cameras are an utter failure

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D-Link remote cameras are an utter failure

Consumers are being pushed to spend hundreds of dollars to purchase computer equipment that just simply doesn’t work, and local stores like Fry’s Electronics in Downer’s Grove, Illinois sell the faulty technology without any concern for consumers. Viruses are an issue, but the real threat to consumers is the garbage produced by incompetent computer technology creators and the…

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Block these scam websites

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Block these scam websites

You can help prevent spamming and uninvited advertising by blocking the following websites using your browser. Using an extension like Adblock Plus, you can prevent sites like these: operatingsystem-alert.us/ onlinecomputerhelpsupport.com/ app2update.super-update.com us.fps.pb.com You can also download Kaspersky Anti-Virus and also Norton to fight these scam advertising websites. Make sure to include these sites in your…

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The selfie stick frenzy

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The selfie stick frenzy

I wasn’t planning on buying a “selfie stick” to help take pictures with my iPhone 6. They seem more like “selfish sticks” and I thought the selfie was another way that technology isolates us as human beings from each other. But, I got one as a gift and now I can’t put the damn thing down. By…

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Good things don’t last in computer technology

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Good things don’t last in computer technology

Technology speeds past us so quickly that you wonder if the ideas are flowing fast or if the people engaged in the industry simply have lost focus on what is good for consumers. The biggest problem is that the people in technology have a good sense of how to develop things but a terrible sense on…

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Ancestry.com and its historic faults

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Ancestry.com and its historic faults

A technology review of Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker software. They don’t work By Ray Hanania Everyone has an interest in tracing their family tree, which is why Ancestry.com and their software robber barons Family Tree Maker have come up with a way to fleece you of a lot of money each year and prevent…

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