The best tablet? Nate Freeman reviews the Apple iPad

In Business, Mobile, Network People Team, Social Media, Web Services by netadminLeave a Comment

Recently, I was asked by my Aunt to recommend the best tablet. Aunt: We are looking at buying a tablet and when I’m looking at all of the different ones, I’m blown away at how little I know. We would like a more portable “computer” but bigger than our phones that can access email, Facebook, Google info, Word processing ability and can …

My experience with iPhone 6 and iOS8

In Gadgets, Mobile by netadmin

There are so many articles discussing the features of the new phone and OS that I wanted to wait and talk more about my experience with the device itself. I won’t go into how bad Sprint messed up switching my family plan or how many hours my wife and I spent in their store. That’s just a part of everyone’s …

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Driving to distraction

In Mobile by netadmin

I’ve been reading some persuasive articles and statistics which expose the risks of texting while driving, and I want to share what I’ve learned. Here are some of the key statistics: A quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. 1.3 million crashes in 2011 involved cell phones. 5 seconds is the minimum …

Enhance your vacation with technology

In Mobile by netadmin

I am about to go on my annual summer trip up into the mountains of North Carolina. For me, vacation means a break from the technology that I work with every day. However, as I prepare for my trip, I am finding that there are some great new options for allowing technology to enhance my vacation. We are all holding …

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Data privacy in light of Riley v. California

In Mobile by netadmin

We in the technology field were keen to hear the Supreme Court decision released last week about Riley v. California. The case in question dealt with whether police were able to search cell phones seized at the time of arrest without a warrant. The decision was a clear 9-0 vote that cell phones do not fall into the category of …

iOS 8: Features I am eagerly awaiting

In Gadgets, Mobile by netadmin

Here at Network People we have two employees who are in the Apple Developer program. The real fun perk is getting to preview the newest operating systems before they hit the open market, sometimes early in their development. Recently, we have had a chance to look at the new OS from Apple which will be out in the fall of …

How to Retire Old Devices

In Gadgets, Mobile, Security by netadmin

Recently I came across a great article that had advice to follow when you get rid of electronic equipment. This includes PCs, laptops, tablets and phones. We store so much data on them but often overlook good practices when we switch to a new device.  I mean, when you get the new one, who wants to even touch the old one, …

“Free” to play?

In Mobile by netadmin

Recently I downloaded a “free-to-play” videogame called “Dungeon Keeper.”  Fun to play for sure, but it got me to thinking about the genre.  The premise of a free-to-play videogame is that you download it for free and can really play and get enjoyment from the game for free.  However, if you want to excel at the game quickly, you will …

Suffering from Cell Carrier Confusion?!

In Mobile by netadmin

If you’ve watched any bit of TV this year, you’ve no doubt heard endless commercial plugs tempting you to “jump” or “break up with your carrier” and join things like the “Framily” plan (seriously? I can’t believe that passed in marketing review lol). Always looking for ways to cut costs and make sure I get the most bang for my …

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Need organization? Look to the green elephant in the room!

In Mobile by netadmin

I have always been someone who has tried to find good tools to help me stay organized. I used the first generation Palm Pilot. I even paid a hefty sum for one of the first “tablet” type devices called the Sony Magic Link. Technology has come a long way and most of us are walking around with 4-5 inch screens …