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Find Open Parking Space By Phone

If you live in a big city or are visiting an unfamiliar city, finding a parking space can be a hassle.

It doesn’t have to be.

There are a variety of parking apps for your smartphone that can help located and in the case of paid parking, even help you reserve open parking spaces while you’re still on the road!

Here are just a few:

  • Parker (TheParkerApp.com)
  • SpotHero (SpotHero.com)
  • ParkWhiz (ParkWhiz.com)
  • BestParking (BestParking.com)
  • ParkMe (ParkMe.com)
  • Parking Panda (ParkingPanda.com)

Thank us later. Right now, you’ve got a parking space to find!

Extended Warranties: Yes or No?

The experts say most extended warranties aren’t worth the money. Chances are good that if anything is wrong with the item, it’ll break down during the original warranty period. If it doesn’t depreciation on the item may make replacement a wiser choice than the cost of the extended warranty.

One exception: if you have a Smartphone and are prone to breaking or losing it.

The Top Phone Cheats of the Year

It would be a rare person who has not had at least one attempted scam via phone (cell or land line) this past year.

Law enforcement says these are the top scams of the year gone by:

  • “Tech support worker” claiming they need access to your computer remotely to remove viruses. What they’re really going to remove is your personal information.
  • “The IRS” claiming they’re about to take you to court or have you arrested unless you make immediate payment via wire transfer or debit card. Tip: The IRS NEVER makes phone calls. Official business is always conducted by mail.
  • “Utility bill collectors” looking for immediate payment or else your utilities will be shut off. Again, real utilities do not operate this way.
  • Phone numbers on your caller ID that are very close to your own number. Scam artists know you're more likely to answer an unknown number that's close to your number. If you don't recognize the number, let it go to voice mail.

When in doubt, get off the phone and make contact yourself with the agency the original caller claimed to be from.

Keeping Your Smartphone & Tablet Safe

Many smartphones and tablets are preset to find and join networks automatically. This may seem like a good idea as it could save you on data fees, but be careful.

Many public networks are unsecure and can easily be breached by hackers.

You can solve this problem in two ways.

First, turn off the option on your device(s) to automatically connect to networks and turn on the option to ask you first. Second, simply make sure your phone or tablet is off when you’re not using it. Hackers can’t access a device if it’s off the grid.

Stay Safe at Home

Most homes now have Wi-Fi routers so multiple devices can access the internet. Be careful, hackers can use these devices to access your computer simply by being in your neighborhood.

To keep your personal information safe, make sure your wireless router’s encryption and password protection are turned on.

If you are unsure how to check that, contact the tech support team at your internet service provider.

Besides Diana Ross, what other two girls made up the original Supremes?

Flo Ballard and Mary Wilson
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