Do You Need An App To Manage Your Kid’s Smartphone?

19 Nov

Have you tried the Teen Safe App? The app can manage your children’s smartphone usage and safeguard them from harm. The app can block apps and read texts.

Features of the app:

Read texts

  • All SMS/iMessages including deleted texts
  • Call logs and contacts
  • Review device history

Block Apps

  • 3rd party apps like Snapchat and Facebook
  • Control device usage and app schedules
  • Review games, app purchases and eCommerce
  • Instantly pause a device

Check out Teensafe.com for more information!

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5 Simple Techniques That Will Give Your Customers Peace of Mind

17 Nov

If your customers aren’t comfortable doing business with you, then they will probably not buy from you again, regardless of how good your product is or how convenient their shopping experience was. The same goes for investors. If your organization operates in a somewhat shady manner or your security systems and servers have been hacked and your site or app hijacked in the past, potential investors and partners will think twice about signing a deal with you. So how do you make them comfortable, enough to gain their trust and continued support? Here’s 5 ways:

 

Be Transparent

Transparency isn’t something you can overlook nowadays as a nonprofit organization owner. Customers expect full disclosure when it comes to the brands they buy from. By granting access to relevant information, such as the materials used for your product, policies when it comes to returning or exchanging items, and security systems that you use. Customers have peace of mind when they’re navigating through a website that has a verification seal from a third-party security company. Highly trusted security brands include Norton, IBM Security, and Dell SecureWorks. Have the verification seal prominently positioned on your organization’s website or mobile application in a visible area. Placing these seals next to your call-to-action donation button can clearly give the message to the customer that the organization is secured when accepting donations.

 

Enable Order Tracking

Customers like the option of being able to track their orders in route. Nowadays, customers want to get their orders as fast as possible. Nobody wants to wait for more than two days to get replacement parts for their smartphone or their hair products. With an order tracking tool on your website or mobile app, customers can see where their orders are currently at. And while the location isn’t always accurate, it helps let customers know when or if there are any delays or early deliveries. Most major shipping companies like USPS and DHL can also offer shipping numbers for order tracking through their own network.

 

Show Them Behind the Scenes

Give your customers a behind-the-scenes tour of how your company manufactures the products that you sell, what technologies you use in the back-end, and the policies you use to ensure data security and product quality. Traditional brick-and-mortar organizations and mom and pop shops can especially take advantage of this tip since they have the physical infrastructure in place. eCommerce portals, on the other hand, can still show clients what goes on behind the curtains by showing them the data centers you use and the remote offices that you rent out.

 

Encrypt Your Data

In a nutshell, data encryption converts information into another format so that only authorized users who have the key or code to decrypt the data can see it. This is often used for user accounts that contain email and password information. Presently, encryption is one of the most widely used data security techniques utilized by websites and software applications. Encryption solutions are primarily used to secure digital information and maintain user confidentiality. It is stored on databases and transmitted using the web. This can be ideal for a nonprofit organizations, because online donations are commonly done through the organization’s website and this will allow customers to be more likely to give their credit card information without second guessing the protection of information.

 

Keep Your OS Up to Date

Manufacturers of security systems release upgrades of their products regularly. Make sure the operating systems that are installed on your office computers are up to date. Sign up for automatic notifications concerning new security patches. Hackers and malware programs are constantly changing, and so should the security systems that protect your computers from malicious software. Aside from an updated operating system, software that blocks spam content and detects malicious programs should also be installed in every office computer being used. Last but not least, educate your employees on how to properly handle user information.

 

Final Thoughts

Giving your customers peace of mind that their personal information is secure encourages them to do more business with you. Use the five tips above to reinforce your organization with robust security safeguards that can deter any potential intruders and prevent any cataclysmic breaches in the future.

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Get Your Bing Points!

8 Nov

What if you could get free stuff for just searching online? With Bing you can earn points each time you search. Use Bing for searches and earn 1 credit for every 2 searches, up to a maximum of 10 credits per day. Complete the tasks in your Bing Rewards dashboard and earn even more points. If you invite friends to use Bing Rewards, you can earn 100 credits for each friend who reaches Silver status. It’s fun to search and earn prizes even if it’s not Google 🙂

https://www.bing.com/rewards/faq

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Big Data For A Better World

1 Nov

Does your non-profit need direction on how to properly handle analytics? Are you trying to figure out where to begin with the information you are collecting about your customers? Come to a discussion on how to be effective with the information you are collecting in this big data world.

Join us on Thursday, November 26th to discuss this topic with other non profit professionals in the Cleveland area. This is a conference on how finding and funding projects that use complex information help people and our planet. Meet researchers, technology experts, development professionals, non-profit leaders and activists to share ideas and experiences with the power and potential of big data for constructive social change.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-data-for-a-better-world-tickets-38077441653

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Are you on Mastadon?

29 Oct

You just never know what the next big thing is, but sometimes you get a feeling that something will just become the next technology buzz. Mastadon is a social media project that is open to join like Twitter but it is decentralized like e-mail and Slack.

According to the site, “Mastodon is a network of independent servers joining up to make one larger social network. We call these servers instances.”

Features of Mastadon:

  • Write posts, upload images, change privacy settings, and add content warnings with the icons.
  • Use the search bar to find people and look at hashtags, such as #illustration and #introductions.
  • Open the timelines find new people. The public one shows posts from everyone on mastodon.social. The federated timeline shows public posts from everyone who people on mastodon.social follow.

Check out Mastadon and tell us what you think!
https://mastodon.social/about

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Tool to Help Covert Measurements

28 Oct

How often do you need to convert a measurement from the American standard system to the metric system? Why hasn’t the United States adopted the metric system? It’s seen as a hassle because manufactures have to convert packaging. Governent would need to adjust road signs and citizens would need to get rid of old measurement tools. The list for metric conversion goes on and on. However, it would make sense from a global perspective. If you need to know how to convert inches to centimeters or gallons to liters, then check out Unit Converters site.

Here are some quick ways to convert from:

https://www.unitconverters.net/

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Get Cookin with Chef’d

14 Oct

Whether you are a Vegetarian, Pescatarian, or a Carnivore, discover hundreds of meals that fit your lifestyle at Chef’d. The site has over 650 meal kits from renowned chefs and food brands from around the world with personalized recommendations. 

The site says, “Get fresh, pre portioned ingredients to make amazing recipes delivered right to your door without ever signing up for a subscription.” A friend of mine recently tried this service and liked it a lot. It also reminded him of Blue Apron which he tried too and thought it was comparable.

https://www.chefd.com/

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How to Keep Kids and Teens Safe Online

9 Oct

Keeping your children and teens safe online becomes more challenging by the day. We recently discovered an article that breaks down some top tips you should keep in mind as a parent when your kids are on the Internet. Keep these tips in your back pocket.

https://www.bestvpn.com/internet-safety/

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Countdown Your Next Meeting

5 Oct

How often do you need to time something at a meeting? Do you use a stop watch? Are you grabbing your phone and scrambling to find the timer? Recently I discovered an old school looking but functional online stop watch. It works well because you can pull it up in a browser and easily toggle the controls.

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown/

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Have You Seen A Freeosk?

6 Sep

Do you love free samples? Have you interacted with a Freeosk yet? If you haven’t see one, these are free standing machines that dispense the sample of the day. These samples can be anything from Rice Krispy Treats to fruity snacks, however they are only available at select locations. Long gone will be the days of ladies serving free samples on toothpicks, not enter the age of machines.

https://www.thefreeosk.com/

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