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December 24, 2018

Gifting a tech gadget to your child for the holidays. A good idea?

Kids love gadgets, especially those cool tech gadgets. More importantly, parents love buying tech gadgets for their kids, until their kids end up spending an excessive amount of their time with these gadgets. We live in a world that is dominated in some ways by technology. So, it is critical that we should be comfortable and even adept at using Technology. But, that’s not always the case when we interact with technology. Hoping that our kids are not faced with the same struggles, we jump to get the kids immersed in technology and with tech gadgets as if our intervention is really necessary.   Our intentions to make our kids ‘tech-savvy’ are not entirely misplaced. Tech gadgets can and do stimulate learning and curiosity. Proficiency with the use of tech gadgets will help kids immensely with their future career opportunities. But, excessive use of these tech gadgets, as evidenced by the […]
April 7, 2018

MobileArq 2018 American Small Business Champion

MobileArq Receives National Recognition as a 2018 American Small Business Champion by SCORE  Summit, NJ-based MobileArq, https://mobilearq.com/, a provider of communication and fundraising platform for K-12 schools, has been named a winner of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. The Championship awarded this title to 102 entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success of their small businesses, awarding them an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year, and a chance to win one of three $15,000 grand prizes, made possible with the support of Sam’s Club. MobileArq earned the title of American Small Business Champion by submitting an online application describing what makes their business one of the best small businesses in their community, and how they plan to use the prizes to grow their business. Over 75 schools, 26 school […]
January 18, 2017

Secure Your Email From Hackers

A Gmail phishing* attack has been perpetuated on millions of users in which the hacker sends you a fake email with an attachment that appears to come from one of your friends. Clicking on the attachment takes you to a replica of a Gmail login page. Once you enter your login and password, your email account is successfully hacked. A single step authentication, i.e., using only your password to unlock your account, can be readily compromised by the ‘phishing’ attacks as described above, enabling hackers to access your account. However, the use of an additional layer of security in form of ‘two-step verification’ will prevent an unwanted individual to access to your email when your password is compromised. In these days, it has become an absolute must to set up 2-step verification on all of your email accounts as well as other Internet-based accounts. If you are interested in making your […]
January 18, 2017

Secure your smartphone with your fingerprint

This post written by Niru Mallavarupu originally appeared on the Tap Into Springfield as a Technology Tip. Smartphones have become an inseparable part of our lives and the better we secure it, the safer is our personal data. Our previous tech tip last week showed you how to secure your smartphone with a passcode. This week we will show you how to secure your smartphone with your fingerprints. Note that in the unpleasant event that you are arrested or pulled over by a police officer, you can be forced to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, while they cannot force you to unlock with your passcode. The reason is you can always claim that you have forgotten your passcode. On your Apple iPhone: Step 1: Go to the Settings and select the option “Touch ID and Passcode” (Figure 1) from the menu. You will be asked to enter your passcode […]