Do Not Get Caught Up in the Cash Mob Mentality

For a business owner, luck can be defined as a cash mob showing up at the shop and spending a lot of money. People really can lose themselves when they are part of a cash mob. That can be the problem. A sense of euphoria and going along with the group can overtake those that wish to have a little fun spending their money in a carefree manner. The problem here is a bill will eventually come due in the form of a credit card statement. While shopping can be enormously fun, it has to be tempered with a sense of responsibility.

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Professionalism is a Must in a Freelance Writer

Hiring a freelance writer may seem easy when you look at the laudatory credentials the writer may have. Upon reading samples of the writer’s work, you may be even more thrilled to hire him/her. However, you do need to be 100% sure the writer is reliable. That means you want a writer that will follow all directions that have been provided, deliver work on time, perform revisions when requested, and stay in the communications loop. You certainly do not want to deal with a difficult writer. Unfortunately, some writers see themselves more as stars as opposed to service providers. This is why some of them can be flighty and difficult.

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Accountability, Distance Learning and Virtual Education

Internet service providers in my area are making Internet access available to low income familiesAccountability and virtual education is a topic we will likely be hearing a lot more about in the coming years. Education will become more communications based and that means distance learning programs will become more and more popular. Where does accountability fit it? If the student is under 18, then the parents have to take an active role. If the student is over the age of 18, then the student must do so. The truth is, the source of the education may have certain requirements and responsibilities it must adhere to. No one would suggest otherwise. However, the student or the student’s guardians will play a major role in how effective the overall educational program is going.

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Cutting Down on Your Internet Service Just Might Be A Wise Idea

Do you constantly bemoan how much you are paying for your internet service? If so, then the time is likely right for you to start scaling back how much service you are using. In truth, there may be some perks to the internet service you are paying for that you never even really access. For example, you may be paying for far more hours of phone time than you actually use. You could also be paying for far too much speed than what is necessary for your internet browsing. None of these things are bad, but they can be a waste of your funds if you do not need them. Spending money on items you do not use is a bad idea.

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Auditing What Internet Service Providers Have To Offer

In order to figure out which broadband internet service provider to sign up with, you must perform an audit of what you definitely require from the provider. This way, you can match your personal needs with the service the ISP is offering. The process starts with figuring out why you really require internet service. Is it for leisure, for bill paying, news, or running a home based business? Answering this question will help you determine how much speed you require. It will also help you figure out the means of budgeting your internet use. Figuring out al these components will lead you towards making the right decision as to which to sign up with.

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Your GB Use Factors into Your Access to Service

The more GB you use a month, the more expensive your internet plan will likely be. If you opt for a plan that has a low amount of GB and you exceed it, you might end up with your internet shut off. Is this a desirable situation? For most, this is not an acceptable situation…..but it just might be the situation you have to deal with. Customers might end up getting a little angry with their ISPs over such a situation, but such anger may be a bit misdirected. There might only be so much bandwidth available to allocate. Once it is gone, it is gone. The ISP may be forced to cap data.

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Data Caps Can Catch an Internet User by Surprise

The most important thing you need to know about data caps and ISPs would be how much bandwidth can be a little too much per the requirements placed on the ISP. You do not want to be caught by surprise and find yourself without an internet connection. This clearly would not be a good thing and you have to be aware of when the rules can lead to your internet service being shut off. As long as you know when your bandwidth is being deemed a little too much (whether fairly or not), you will have an idea when your service will be cut off. This way, you can take steps to avoid such a problem from occurring.

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Smartphones for Voting?

Will smartphones ever be used as a means in which you can vote? There is no reason to assume it will not. However, it might still be quite a while before these mobile devices are used for voting. Why may so much time be required? A voting system must maintain its integrity or it will not be of much value. Smart phones may not have the necessary security in place to truly be effectively secure for voting. This will certainly change some time in the future as technology continues to advance. At that point, you might be able to vote from your phone from anywhere in the world.

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Patents May Protect You From Infringement

The innovative among us truly do make life much better for everyone. Where would we be if all those amazing new technological inventions were not made available on the market? If you, yourself, is someone deemed technologically innovative, you are encouraged to continue drafting up your prototypes. You are also strongly recommended to file the proper patents associated with your work. As much as we all hope everyone remains honest, human experience tells up this is not likely the case all the time. Therefore, you do have to protect yourself legally from serious problems. One such problem would be theft of your work. Filing a patent can protect you somewhat in this regard.

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Do You Really Have a Lot of Digital Privacy?

Never assume that you have perfect privacy with all your electronic and digital communications. This is just not the case as there are law on the books that note you do not have pure rights to privacy and security. For example, law enforcement can read any emails more than six months old without a warrant. This might seem shocking to many, by the law putting such a rule into place was enacted nearly 30 years ago. The current technological landscape did not exist but the law was not changed. However, this current statute in the law might change in the future.

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What To Do With Your Digital Files

It might seem you have so many files on your computer you do not know what to do with them. Actually, there is a wise plan for those with a large number of files. You can store them in the cloud. This just might be the very best strategy to employ since files saved on the computer might end up being destroyed if a virus wrecks havoc on your laptop or PC. Storing files on a flash drive is okay, but the drive can be lost or suffer from a virus as well. Saving files in the cloud might be a much wiser and safer strategy.

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Free Wi-Fi High Speed Internet In Hotels To End?

Most of us who stay in hotels would agree that free Wi-Fi has become a standard no-cost offering for guests. But free high speed internet in hotels could soon be phased out. Research information professionals seem to be of the opinion that the growth in telecommunications revenue is due to more money being collected from internet connections. And many hotels have already adopted this perception, starting to charge for their Wi-Fi connections.

Some hotels have not switched to a complete pay model per se, but have added options for those guests who want higher speed internet than the hotel standard. While no one knows how much longer hotels will offer free internet for their guests, it can’t be argued that the phenomenal rise in the use of personal mobile devices presents a golden opportunity for hotels to see huge returns on their investment.

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Figuring Out Your Best Internet Options

When it comes time to find a new provider, there could be a number of internet options for you to choose form, depending on what kind of connections are available in your neighborhood. And you may be surprised to know that you might not always be able to get the same connection that your neighbor may have. If an ISP is near the end of their connection supply when they’re running lines through a town, they may have to substitute with a different kind of internet, such as fiber optic.

DSL can be a great choice for anyone wanting high speed internet these days. That’s because this internet type has evolved over the years to benefit millions of customers with comparable speeds to cable. And unlike cable and other kinds of internet, DSL doesn’t require you to run lines throughout your home; all you need is landline phone capability to have it.

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High Speed Internet Providers In My Area One Of Least Trusted Industries

According to a recent publication of a study by the Ponemon Institute, high speed internet providers in my area is one of two of the least trusted industries. The report, entitled ” 2012 Most Trusted Companies for Privacy”, was based on a survey of more than 6,700 adults in the U.S., and asked them to name 5 companies they trusted most to protect their privacy.

What was revealed in the Top 20 list was surprising. Incredibly, Apple wasn’t on the list at all for the first time in 4 years, and Facebook wasn’t listed either. Particular technologies were listed as areas of concern for many of those surveyed, mainly social media, smart devices and tools and apps which allow geotracking. And another surprise; only thirty-five percent of respondents feel they have any kind of control of their information.

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Figuring Out Whether Medifast Is The Right Plan

When you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle, the number of diet plans that are available can seem almost endless. But before you get overwhelmed, it’s important to take all the information you find in stride. For example, Medifast is a plan which relies on the process of ketosis to help its clients lose weight. It also consists of freshly-made meals which are delivered to your home. If you feel these two factors will contribute to your success, then this plan may end up on your short list.

But regardless of the plan you choose, being prepared in as many ways as possible will be definitely something that can help you. Seek help online from others who are also on weight loss plans to find out how they prepared mentally for their diets so that you can apply their strategies to your own journey.

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Unprecedented AT&T High Speed Internet Outage Largely Over, Credits Announced

A recent outage for AT&T high speed internet customers over three days and several states has now been restored. The company has announced that a server complex contributed to the outage of its U-verse service, but did not specify a cause.  Both residential and business customers were affected by the outage, and numbered in the tens of thousands.

The company has announced that credits will be issued to all customers affected by the outage, saying that the credits will appear on their bills within the next sixty days. Customers used to only brief and occasional disruptions were understandably surprised by the duration and spread of the outage. However, the company says that the affected number of customers was less than one percent of the 7.4 million who subscribe to the service.

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Make Your 2013 Healthier With These eDiets Choices

If you’re thinking about being a healthier version of yourself this year, then you may just find your solution with eDiets. It’s been rated #1 for more than one reason: not only for the best taste, but also for the best nutrition. And it’s also rated #1 for meal delivery, because this plan offers meals that have been freshly prepared. No powdered or frozen foods for you!

The chef-prepared meals this plan offers are tasty and completely balanced so that your body gets everything it needs to stay healthy. And if you get stuck, there is a team of dieticians and trainers ready to help you through. If you’ve never tried eDiets before, you can get in on their introductory offer, which features 3 weeks of free meals. That’s 21 breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, all at zero cost to you.

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Good News For Lower Manhattan Sandy Victims About FiOS Internet

Lower Manhattan and FiOSWhen Hurricane Sandy hit lower Manhattan, she left a wide swath of destruction, including a 24-storey building located at 160 Water St, which suffered major damage when its basement became flooded with seawater during the October 29th storm. The former site of New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. has been vacant ever since, and its frame room will remain empty when it reopens soon. But downtown FiOS internet customers may actually benefit from this.

In Sandy’s aftermath, more than 300,000 pounds of copper cable have been removed. But fiber optic cable has been installed in its place. Considered to be the biggest repair project in Verizon’s history, the replacement will allow lower Manhattan’s infrastructure to be fully modernized, which will mean more leverage to compete and more profits in the long run.

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More Security Services Coming For Business Customers Of Internet Service Providers

Two major internet service providers will soon be offering their business customers a broader range of security services. Fierce Telecom reports that both AT&T and CenturyLink became members of new United States program which would see the extension of classified cyber threat information to customers. Currently, the Pentagon provides any classified cyber threat information to the Department of Homeland Security. But now, the information will be passed along to companies who have complied with an approvals process to receive the information.

The move comes as a result of the observation that many companies are now demanding to receive this cyber threat information, although no company names were revealed. But the popularity of the program can’t be denied; since its 2009 launch, it has signed up 71 companies and is looking at an additional twenty-two that wish to be added.

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ATT Uverse To Be Expanded, According To Company Exec

Fierce Telecom reports that ATT Uverse will expand within its existing regional footprint, using LTE where necessary to deliver its service. The news came from senior executive vice president John Donovan on Friday. He said that although the company is aware that LTE has huge potential to be the solution to better broadband coverage, that the footprint of the technology is as yet unknown.

In addition to expanding its regional footprint, AT&T also has plans to expand its IPDSLAM footprint.  However, in order for the company to use LTE technology to its full potential, it will have to be ensured that there is enough spectrum, as well as sufficient consumption models, price and speed plans. Speaking of speed, the company is taking a calibrated approach as far as how much speed it offers its customers.

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The Medifast Diet, And Other Things You Can Do To Improve Your Health

Those trying to lose weight with the Medifast Diet already know how it assists with weight loss using foods that are perfectly balanced in their nutrients and carbs. But in addition to being on the plan and exercising more, there are also a number of foods that you can incorporate into your diet which will help your body in multiple ways.

They are known as superfoods, and can assist your body with lowering the risks for common diseases, boosting the immune system, cleaning the blood and relieving pain from ailments. Some of the most common superfoods are garlic, blueberries and fish such as wild salmon. And incorporating them into your diet can be as easy as trading that milkshake for a fruit smoothie, or throwing in a few slices of garlic into your soup or onto your sandwich.

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Verizon Internet Service Switching To Fiber In NYC

The old copper line in six buildings in New York City need replacing with new fiber systems from Verizon internet service, but the landlords don’t want it. While some say this is because some landlords want significant compensation from the company, others are saying it’s due to their residents. Many of the buildings house senior citizens who continue to rely on copper-based service, even more so in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

There are other fears that the company will start charging more once the new fiber lines have been installed. But experts are saying that this move is inevitable due to the fact that this is where the networks are headed, due to the lower maintenance costs of fiber lines. And contrary to popular belief even copper lines can fail in an emergency.

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