New Data for Old Devices

‘Tis the season for new gadgets.

Before you trash that old tablet or smartphone you might consider breathing new life into it with some free connectivity. Yes, free… as in absolutely free!

FreedomPop SIM Card
You can order a SIM card online or pick one up at Target.

FreedomPop is a mobile service provider that offers a variety of talk and data plans. Like most virtual network providers they do not own their own network (think Cricket, Boost, Consumer Cellular). Instead they resell bandwidth from other providers-in this case Sprint and AT&T.

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The Password Insanity

Or, How to Stop the Madness

Let’s just admit it: Passwords are a pain.
Nearly every week we hear about another security breach or virus or phishing scam that threatens to steal or broadcast our account credentials. Using the same, simple password over and over just isn’t acceptable in today’s connected world.

By now everyone has got that memo– but it’s a lot easier said than done! Modern browsers make it convenient, even offering to generate complex passwords (aka gibberish). But what if you share accounts with friends or family? What if you need additional details beyond username and password? What if you want encryption? Thus the need for a password manager .

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