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4 Steps to Get Over Your Fear of the Cloud

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With the growing use of web-based software, more of us today are becoming accustomed to working “in the cloud”.  Cloud Computing simply refers to the sharing of computer resources using the internet.  You are using the cloud when you’re writing an article for your blog on WordPress.com, uploading your photos to Flickr.com, or entering your customer information into Salesforce.com.  Despite the benefits to using the cloud, many people are still uncomfortable with the idea of storing their information in vague locations around the internet.  While it’s prudent to be cautious about the online services you use, there is no reason to be fearful of the technology itself.  Most people were apprehensive about shopping on the internet during its infancy, but today it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t bought something online at least once.  If you’re one of those folks having trouble getting cozy with the cloud, here are a few steps to help put you at ease: (more…)

How To Avoid Internet Charges for Your Mobile Phone

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There has been a recent surge in price competition among wireless carriers, which is good news for consumers in terms of their cell phone minute plans.  However, pricing for mobile web access persists at $25 or $30 per month for “smart phones” and $10 or $15 per month for standard “phone-first” handsets.  For standard handsets, you have no other option if you wish to access the internet on your phone, unless you are only an infrequent user (in which case, you can buy your internet bandwidth by the kilobyte from those carriers that offer the option, such as AT&T).  But with more and more phones falling into the PDA/smartphone category, an increasing number of buyers are feeling that they have no choice but to tack on the costly unlimited internet package to their plan – and the carriers like it that way.

But you may have a choice after all.   (more…)

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