7.1 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Destroyed, Lost, or Stolen and Unrecovered; CR’s Mobile Security Investigation Sheds Light on Wireless Threats and Ways to Stay Protected
Yonkers, NY – A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private.
But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up data, or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey.
At least 7.1 million smart phones were irreparably damaged, lost, or stolen and not recovered last year, Consumer Reports projects. Yet 69 percent of smart phone users hadn’t backed up their data, including photos and contacts. Just 22 percent had installed software that could locate their lost phone. «Read the rest of this article»
Yonkers, NY – Apps have made it nearly impossible for the savviest of shoppers to miss a deal anytime, anywhere.
The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights five price-comparison apps that make saving easier and more accessible than ever, and they’re free. «Read the rest of this article»
Useful tools for staying organized and on time
Yonkers, NY – Whether you’re a habitual “to-do” list creator or are notorious for being late, getting organized may be right at your fingertips. The March 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies free phone and tablet apps that can help you keep track of day-to-day appointments and tasks while keeping you on schedule. «Read the rest of this article»
Latest Innovation Offers Control, Convenience to Tech-Savvy Customers
Clarksville, TN – First Advantage Bank continues to expand its offerings with a new, innovative suite of financial products and services for smartphone users.
The multifunctional FAB Mobile Banking suite is now available for free to anyone with a First Advantage Bank account. The suite offers three ways for users to access accounts including a Mobile Banking App, Mobile Texting, and Mobile Web Browser. «Read the rest of this article»
Free App for iPhone and Android Provides Customized Traffic Information
Nashville, TN – The(TDOT) today launched a new tool for motorists. The new TDOT SmartWay Mobile App will help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information.
The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. «Read the rest of this article»
November issue highlights sites and apps that can help shoppers score great deals
Yonkers, NY – Hunting down deals and finding the best stuff to buy use to be a lot of work. But these days, mobile technology can easily help shoppers find what they are looking for at a great price.
The November 2012 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features ten must-have, free apps that can help shoppers score some of the best deals. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennesseans can download Ready TN, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s (TEMA) popular smartphone preparedness application, to iPhone and iPad devices and access the application’s information and resources on hazards and how to be ready for emergencies.
“It is incredibly important Tennesseans take time to prepare for emergencies, and this new app from TEMA is designed to be responsive to our customers, the taxpayers,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. “Citizens are relying increasingly on their mobile devices for relevant and timely information, and the ReadyTN app delivers critical tips and resources to Tennesseans so they can be prepared the next time a disaster strikes.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is introducing a new website design for the City. The new design is available today, August 1st, 2012 and offers significant changes to the City’s website look and increased usability.
“We’ve been working on the redesign for about 6 months and I’m very excited about the changes. It looks entirely different and we’ve added some tools to make it easier to locate information quickly. My goal since taking office has been to increase transparency in government and to provide information that citizens want and need to be a part of their government. The website redesign is the next step in this effort,” said Mayor McMillan.
How to spend less and get more-plus new in-store programs that can help you save
Yonkers, NY – Grocery stores are offering a slew of time and money-saving incentives including free shipping offers for online orders and an ever-expanding catalog of mobile apps and deals.
The September 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, features a simple guide to the new world of grocery shopping including tips for stretching your grocery dollars to the max. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tax day has come and gone for most people, but dealing with taxes may not be done for some. Internal Revenue Service spokesman Dan Boone offers these tips for handling some typical after-tax-day issues.
Didn’t file by April 17th? It’s too late to request an extension of time to file, so the important thing is to file your return as soon as possible. If you owe taxes with your return, you may be charged interest and penalties on anything not paid by April 17th, along with a late-filing penalty. To reduce the penalties and interest, pay as much as you can with the return. «Read the rest of this article»
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