Network Cell Signal & Wi-Fi Info is a thorough cell network/Wi-Fi monitor and measurements/diagnostic log tool(4G+, LTE, CDMA, WCDMA, GSM)…

Network Cell Info can help troubleshoot your reception, and connectivity problems while keeping you in the know about your local cell carrier radio frequency landscape. Network Cell Signal & Wi-Fi Info also includes a one-tap Wi-Fi/mobile internet performance speed test tool. Take a speed test to verify your internet performance including download, upload, ping, and jitter test results.

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Source: Google Play Store (Android) – Network Cell Info Lite – Mobile & WiFi Signal

Parents just as addicted to their smartphones as their kids | New York Post

More than one-third of teenagers and over one-quarter of parents wake up and check their mobile device for something other than the time at least once a night, according to a new report by Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based organization that examines the impact of technology and media on families. The organization surveyed 1,000 parents and their children.

Family of four on couch all looking at smartphones.

Source: Parents just as addicted to their smartphones as their kids

10 Interesting GPS Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

This is a Guest Post by Allen Jame, who is a follower of “What’s On My PC”. Thank you Allen for sharing these facts about GPS Technology with my readers…

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GPS a space-based satellite system which provides location details.

The US government created this system.

It is easily and freely accessible to anyone who has a GPS receiver.

GPS is used to detect many cybercriminal activities too. To know about some cyber issues read this.

In this article, you will witness some mind-blowing facts about GPS.

Some of the main points discussed in this article are:

  • Determine accurate time
  • An alternative to GPS
  • Einstein’s theory of relativity
  • 32 GPS satellites
  • Cell phone tracking when powered off
  • Doppler’s effect on GPS
  • Geotagging feature in GPS-capable cameras
  • GPS satellites in line of sight
  • The shape of antennas
  • GPS in automobiles 

Continue reading “10 Interesting GPS Facts That Will Blow Your Mind”

In The Market For A Smartphone? Here is my recommendation that will save you a lot of money…

In the market for a smartphone? Difficult decision to make and can be worse than shopping for a car. As smartphones continue to evolve, I am learning more and more; however, I am finding it is really not much different than shopping for a laptop or desktop computer. In reality, these smartphones are our computers in our pockets and have become an extension of our physical presence.

Like computers, there are specific hardware (and software) components to look for; such as the processor; the RAM (random access memory); the operating system (Android, iOS, etc); the display (LCD or Oled); the camera (single lens, dual lens, megapixels, etc…); and, the big one, the battery life. Typically, I shoot for a good mid-range phone and an example of that is the Motorola (Lenovo) Moto G Plus. Now, there is another “G” model that is out there (that I am looking at) and it is the Motorola (Lenovo) moto g⁵ˢ plus (which is a model that just came out); HOWEVER, for the sake of this blog article, I am focusing on the Moto G Plus to point out a good deal at Amazon.

What Amazon has done is cut a deal with Motorola (Lenovo), for Amazon Prime members, where on the notification screen you will see an Amazon ad here and there; and, from what the reviews are saying, this is not anything to get concerned about and is not intrusive. As a result of this deal, you can get a really nice mid-range phone for less money than the original cost and a whole lot less money than the top-end phones that are out there. If you are not an Amazon Prime Member, you can still buy this phone, straight-out with no ads, and still get a great phone at a very good pricing point.

To cut right to the chase, here is the Motorola G Plus that is at Amazon that I highly recommend and so do nearly 3000 other people. I have done quite a bit of research on this phone, watched the YouTube reviews, and am convinced the Motorola phone is going to be my next Smartphone. Yes, you can go with the Samsung or the Apple; but, guess what? Their newer models are fast approaching the $1000 mark. I can buy 4 or 5 of these Motorola’s at that price that will do what they do… If you notice below, the model I spec’d out is the 4GB RAM model with 64GB of storage (plus, can handle a 128GB microSD card). No midrange phone that I know of out there, for this price, can match this. Also, this is an unlocked smartphone and will work on all major carrier networks.

Moto G Plus (5th Generation)
64 GB Storage + 4 GB RAM

READ THE REVIEWS HERE

  • Fast 4G LTE speed, up to 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a bright 5.2” full HD (1080p) display ensures videos and games run smoothly and look great
  • Enjoy the best of Google Android 7.0 Nougat, including Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail and more
  • Offers and ads, including personalized deals and recommendations, display on the phone’s lockscreen
  • Take brilliant photos with the 12 MP HD camera or snap group shots with a 5 MP wide-angle selfie cam. Add up to 128 GB of additional storage with a microSD card
  • The all-day battery includes TurboPower (TM) charging which provides up to 6 hours of use in just 15 minutes
  • Unlocked and carrier-friendly, works with all major carrier networks domestically or abroad
  • The fingerprint sensor instantly unlocks your phone
  • Prime members get unlimited access to Prime movies and TV shows, Prime Music, storage on Prime Photos, deals, and more with a pre-installed selection of Amazon apps

SOURCE: Amazon – Prime Exclusive Moto G Plus (5th Generation) – Lunar Gray – 64 GB – Unlocked – Prime Exclusive – with Lockscreen Offers & Ads

Improved performance and affordability make portable solar chargers an attractive power option – CNET

Check out this article from CNET (see source link below) that gives you the skinny on these portable USB solar chargers. These are mini solar panels that typically can be folded up and carried with you when you go camping, at the beach etc…; where you can use the power of the sun to charge your devices (smartphones, tablets, etc…).  Here is a sampling of various solar chargers at Amazon — click here

A 100-watt panel won’t charge your phone 10 times faster than a smaller, 10-watt panel. In fact, it won’t charge it any faster at all. What the larger panel can do is charge multiple small devices at the same time.

Source: Sunny days for solar charging – CNET

Cricket Wireless $50 Rate Plan Now Includes 8 GB of High Speed Data Access

I can attest to the Cricket Wireless service (which is affiliated with AT&T) as being a great alternative (low cost) service. This past week Cricket Wireless sweetened the pot even more by announcing that their $50 rate plan now includes 8 GB of High Speed Data. If you are an existing customer of the $50 rate plan, as I am, you can take advantage of the new feature by visiting your nearest Cricket Wireless branded store or cricketwireless.com, through your MyCricket app, or by calling Cricket Customer Care…  READ MORE.  I was able to bump up to 8 GB from 5 GB by visiting their website and simply changing my existing 5 GB plan to the new 8 GB plan. 

Also, I encourage you to read article I posted about Cricket Wireless and the LG Stylo 2 Smartphone… CLICK HERE.  Cricket Wireless is able to keep the costs down by throttling down data speeds; which, from my findings has no noticeable impact on web browing, watching videos, etc… The service uses AT&T towers which means you have service just about everywhere. I have been very impressed with the service…

Cricket Wireless Monthly Rate Plans

 

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