Cell Phone Cost Comparison Timeline

The cellular phone has dramatically changed how we communicate, and it has connected us more than ever before. While cell phones are now must-have devices, they weren’t always as accessible. Previously, their high cost made them more of a status symbol than a standard, everyday tool.

So how did we get to this point? This cell phone timeline takes you on a tour of the modern cell phone, from that first call on a New York City sidewalk in 1973 to the feature-packed smartphones of today and tomorrow.

Cell Phone Cost Comparison Timeline
Cell Phone Cost Comparison Timeline Created By: Ooma.com

1.4 Billion Smartphones

Smartphones are taking over the world. There are over 1.3 Billion smartphones on the planet. 67% of people admit to checking their phone frequently to check email and play with apps even when the phone has not been ringing.
44% of people say they sleep right next to their phone to make sure that they don’t miss anything from their phone. Society has never been so connected to technology.
Among adult social media users ages 18 and older, 30% say that at least one of their accounts is currently set up to include their location in their posts.


1.4 Billion Smartphones

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Is Your Apartment in One of the Best or Worst Cell Coverage

Cell service is an important consideration when moving to a new city. We knew this back in 2014, when we first looked at how cell coverage in the U.S. affects apartment life.

But in the past three years, so much has changed because of technology and infrastructure development. The updated data continues to show that not all locations are equal when it comes to data speeds and signal range.

Is Your Apartment in One of the Best or Worst Cell Coverage Cities?
Is Your Apartment in One of the Best or Worst Cell Coverage Cities? Created By: ForRent.com

Guide to Securing Your Apartment’s Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi, the wonderful technology that lets us connect to that vast World Wide Web without also being connected to the wall. Of course you want it to be fast and easy. But if you also want it to be secure, then you’ll have to make sure your system is setup properly.

Even if you’ve rented a utilities-included apartment, you’re likely setting up your Internet service yourself. So here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up secure Wi-Fi in your apartment.

How to Secure Your Apartment Wi-Fi
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How SSO Software Works and Why Single Sign-On Is Important

Single sign-on, or SSO, is one of the best solutions for managing account access and mitigating the problems caused by the growing number of apps and logins. When applied at an enterprise level, Avatier SSO has had a meaningful impact on businesses by reducing SaaS licensing costs by 30%, eliminating redundant processes, and streamlining workflows for onboarding and offboarding.

Let’s break down what SSO means and how it can benefit your company.

Single Sign On: How SSO Works and Why It’s Important
Single Sign On: How SSO Works and Why It’s Important Created By: Avatier.com

What is Bitcoin – All you need to know

With the Bitcoin price so volatile everyone is curious. Bitcoin, the category creator of blockchain technology, is the World Wide Ledger yet extremely complicated and no one definition fully encapsulates it. By analogy it is like being able to send a gold coin via email. It is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money.

It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. Bitcoin was the first practical implementation and is currently the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.

Beware of the confusingly similar Bcash, BCH, Bitcoin Cash project.

Safety in Cyberspace for Your Family

Keeping the children safe in the digital world is an upmost priority for the new-age parents. The smartphone addiction is a real thing and with the kids being glued to the screen they are easy to get exposed to the harmful side of the Internet say bullying, sexting, pornography or identity theft.

The Infographic will list some real dangers the child may face and tips for parents to tackle these challenges.


Safety in Cyberspace for Your Family

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What Makes Passwords Secure?

Passwords are hacked in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons.

Sometimes the hacker is someone you know. It could be a “frenemy” who wants to access your information. If so, he or she might be able to guess your password if you use one that’s as obvious as your dog’s name or child’s name. Also, an insider may be able to access your account if the answers to your password recovery questions are known.

If a hacker is unknown to you, a brute force attack is the most common strategy for cracking your password. In this method, a program systematically tries every password combination until it gains access. That is why the simpler your password is, the easier it is for someone to gain access.

What Makes Passwords Secure
What Makes Passwords Secure Created By: Avatier

Who Did You Say Is Listening to My Cell Phone Calls?

Have you ever wondered how secure your cell phone calls are, or wondered if someone could eavesdrop on what you were saying?

It’s not just a question for the paranoid. It’s a question that everyone should ask, and here’s why.

Anyone with your cell phone number has the ability to hear your calls, read your texts and track your location (even if GPS is turned off).

Who is Able to Listen to My Cell Phone Calls?
Who is Able to Listen to My Cell Phone Calls? Created By: Ooma.com

How to Secure Your Apartment from the Internet of Things?

Any device that can connect to the Internet and/or another device is part of the Internet of Things. The obvious ones are computers, cell phones and tablets. You might also think of wearable technology, headphones, TVs and printers. Other IoT devices include smart-home devices, thermostats, coffee makers, washing machines and refrigerators. Even more connected devices include cars, heart monitors, farm animals or pets that have biochips, city transportation systems and power supply systems.

As the availability of Wi-Fi expands and the cost of devices goes down, more and more gadgets are connecting to the Internet of Things.

How to Secure Your Apartment from the Internet of Things
How to Secure Your Apartment from the Internet of Things Created By: ForRent.com

How to Buy A Furnace by Madison Heating and Cooling

Understanding the basics of how heating systems work will help any homeowner choose the best system for their home, whether that home is of new construction, an older renovation or an ideal home somewhere in the middle. Instead of wasting your MONEY, TIME and EFFORT of hiring an expert, a quick visit to Madison Heating and Cooling will help you provide a guidance about heating systems. Now that there are various of manufacturers or brands of heating systems over the market. It is really hard to decide which one to pick. This infographic will help you understand more about the tips on buying the right heating system for your home. It shows several topics about heating system and will help you distinguish which heating system will perfectly suit to your home or business. It is imperative to be well equipped with knowledge about the heating system before buying one.

Summer Life Hacks to Make You Cool

If you don’t have a sense of summer fashion or you have disastrous style, this infographic is for you. You do not have to look like a fashion reject any longer. With some effort and knowledge, you can improve your fashion sense. For the advice you need, check out the infographic below.


Summer Life Hacks to Make You Cool

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