Data vs Data – a cell phone conundrum

Everyone loves being on their phones and tablets. The iPhone and iPad have changed the way we interact with others. We can take our email on the go, FaceTime with our grandkids and even play a game on the train. Cellular companies have made it complex for us to get a plan now. Do you know if you need 1GB of data or 15GB? How much data are you actually using? Let’s not find out the hard way.
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Your digital portable Notes

Ever since the original iOS, Apple has included the Notes.app on your device. This makes it very easy for you to keep notes on the fly. Even better, with the later OS and iOS versions you can now sync those notes between your mobile device and your computer! So why is it you can never find that note you were looking for? Let’s help you out.
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Why we offering Virtua Monitoring

Here at Virtua Computers, we offer a monitoring service to our clients. If you are a monthly client you are automatically enrolled. For non-monthly clients we offer this service at $20/month per computer. So why do we offer monitoring and what is it monitoring on your computer?

First and foremost – we are NOT monitoring what you do on your computer. This service does not tell us who you are emailing with, what website you are going to, or your credit card information. Continue reading

Photos, Photos and iPhoto.

Remember when we all went to the store to get film developed? We had to wait like 2 weeks for the chemical process to take the negatives, and we would just sit and wait and hope they would come out good? Those days are long past us. Since we all use digital cameras, and mobile devices to take photos now – where is the right place for them to be stored? You wouldn’t want to lose all those photos of your child’s first birthday would you?
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Public Wifi is safe right?

If your definition of safe is leaving your front door wide open then yeah sure it’s safe.

Let’s talk about the reality of public Wifi. For starters we need to define public wifi.
1. Public Wifi in our scenario is any company offering “free” wifi at their location – so Starbucks, NYC subways, even your airport.
2. Just because it has a password doesn’t mean it is safe.
3. I do not mean Mobile Wifi hotspots.
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Help I’ve lost my iPhone!

Does this sound familiar “Honey, where’s my iPhone?” only to remember you left it in a cab? Never good. All those pictures of your dog, notes, and candy crush scores – gone forever…or is it?

Let’s talk about how to make sure that you don’t lose that data if you lose your phone. We’ve already discussed the cloud (if you haven’t read it please do first). Today we will go deeper into iCloud, Apples syncing protocol that will save your butt!
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