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Posts in: November, 2019

5 Ways Your Phone is Harmful at Night

Smartphones are great.

They keep us entertained with videos and apps, help us connect with our friends and family members, and even make it easier to track down repair stores when our tech goes haywire.

The only problem?

We’ve gotten so used to being glued to our smartphones that our reliance on these devices could be having a negative impact on our health. If you’re one of the millions of people today that has problems with insomnia or damaged sleep, then your smartphone could be the cause.

A big reason for the nighttime phone habit is anxiety. We escape into our devices to avoid the common nighttime flurry of negative thoughts that can keep us up. This is deceiving since one issue of anxious feelings at night now turns into two problems a

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8 Common Phone Hacks and How to Protect Yourself

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Seriously, how do you keep your phone safe in today’s ultra-insecure world? It seems that nothing can secure your smartphone from thieves, hackers, scammers, and other bad people.

But back up a moment.

We love our phones. We spend thousands of dollars on these devices. Then, we place all our personal information on them.

Just think about it.

Our phone knows where we go, when we sleep, what we browse, who we talk to, how much money we have, our kid’s names and where they go to school. It’s scary stuff!

So it’s no wonder that mobile phones are now the main target of criminals.

So ask yourself this: with so much of your life on your mobile phone, why wouldn’t you secure it?

How Vulnerable Is Your Phone?

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The CRTC Can’t Lower Your Cell Phone Bill, But It Can Help. Here’s How.

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You’ve tried everything, but no matter what you do, your cell phone bill remains insanely expensive. That’s the plight of most Canadians who don’t live in a province with a viable third-party competitor. The fact is that Canada is the most expensive country in the world when it comes to high-speed mobile data. Even the government of Canada thinks so, according to a 2017 study they conducted of international mobile phone markets. So what can the CRTC do about it?

Not much.

The sad fact is that the CRTC can’t lower your cell phone bill. This arm’s-length government commission was never meant to be a market interferer. Instead, it’s a regulator that aims to make sure there’s fair competition between the providers. In plain speak, that means they exist to help

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