College Football Kickoff Weekend. Were Your Mobile Devices Ready?

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Story by Heidi Flato

 Streaming of sports action is becoming increasingly accessible, allowing fans to use their 4G LTE devices to catch the action on the go. Stepping away from the TV during game time isn’t a penalty-inducing move anymore. ESPN College Football lets fans stream live games with access to feeds from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU. READ MORE

The Future of Mobility

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Technology is a crafty game of predictions and the biggest question often is “what will be the next global trend?”

It’s tough to gauge what people will be carrying, tapping, talking to, or even driving in over the next couple of decades, and how those devices will impact our lives. To get the complete picture of the potential future of mobility, check out the full infographic above.

(Source: PC Mag)

Infographic: Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Your Dream JobSearching for a job is a stressful process that involves web searches, exhaustive emailing, networking, and ends with anxiously awaiting a phone call. However a recent study found that job seekers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for every part of the quest for employment, starting with search.Thestudy was conducted by Glassdoor, a career and jobs community site. It has information on more than 250,000 companies, 20 million registered users, and 13 million monthly unique visitors. Their study found that 68 percent of job seekers are using their mobile device to search for jobs once a week or more. 3 in 5 job seekers has searched for jobs on their mobile device in the past year, and 30 percent search for jobs more than once a day from their phones.See more stats in the above infographic.

Infographic: Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Your Dream Job

Searching for a job is a stressful process that involves web searches, exhaustive emailing, networking, and ends with anxiously awaiting a phone call. However a recent study found that job seekers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for every part of the quest for employment, starting with search.

Thestudy was conducted by Glassdoor, a career and jobs community site. It has information on more than 250,000 companies, 20 million registered users, and 13 million monthly unique visitors. Their study found that 68 percent of job seekers are using their mobile device to search for jobs once a week or more. 3 in 5 job seekers has searched for jobs on their mobile device in the past year, and 30 percent search for jobs more than once a day from their phones.

See more stats in the above infographic.




Mobile Learning Lab Helps Students Achieve College Dreams
What Washington, D.C., 12th grade student Ugonna Onyeukwu looked forward to most each week was his second period class on Wednesdays. Unlike other days, when he’d quickly make his way through the busy hallways of Calvin Coolidge High School, transitioning from one advanced course to the next, Wednesday mornings represented something different for Ugonna. 
He didn’t have to worry about taking notes during a lecture or lab, completing the required reading, or preparing for an upcoming quiz, midterm or final exam. In fact, he didn’t even have to worry about what grade he would earn because there was no teacher evaluating his performance, per say. But doing well in this course carried even more weight for him than earning an “A” grade because it would determine where and if he got accepted to college.
Ugonna was one of more than 40 students in the District of Columbia to participate in the Mobile Learning Lab special class during the 2012-2013 academic year. And like all his fellow participants at Coolidge, his hard work over the course of nine months paid off. He was accepted at a four-year college, receiving notification from his dream school, Penn State. To read the rest of Ugonna’s story and find out more about Verizon’s Mobile Learning Lab click through.

Mobile Learning Lab Helps Students Achieve College Dreams

What Washington, D.C., 12th grade student Ugonna Onyeukwu looked forward to most each week was his second period class on Wednesdays. Unlike other days, when he’d quickly make his way through the busy hallways of Calvin Coolidge High School, transitioning from one advanced course to the next, Wednesday mornings represented something different for Ugonna. 

He didn’t have to worry about taking notes during a lecture or lab, completing the required reading, or preparing for an upcoming quiz, midterm or final exam. In fact, he didn’t even have to worry about what grade he would earn because there was no teacher evaluating his performance, per say. But doing well in this course carried even more weight for him than earning an “A” grade because it would determine where and if he got accepted to college.

Ugonna was one of more than 40 students in the District of Columbia to participate in the Mobile Learning Lab special class during the 2012-2013 academic year. And like all his fellow participants at Coolidge, his hard work over the course of nine months paid off. He was accepted at a four-year college, receiving notification from his dream school, Penn State. To read the rest of Ugonna’s story and find out more about Verizon’s Mobile Learning Lab click through.

Stay Safe and Secure When Using Public Wi-Fi


Public Wi-Fi connections are a convenient tool, but it’s important for consumers to take steps to protect their devices and personal information, such as online bank accounts or passwords, which can be collected without their knowledge when using these networks.

Connecting to open networks without checking their origins makes it easy for customers to mistake a hacker’s fake hotspot, disguised to resemble a business’s hotspot, for the real thing. Avoid this trap by asking an employee for the name or SSID (Service Set Identifier) of the network or by using a personal mobile hotspot. Do not connect to supposedly “free” networks that ask for a credit card payment or other personal information.

For business travelers especially, public Wi-Fi in airports makes it easy to stay connected to the office while on the road. After using a public network, users should secure their device by setting it to “forget” any networks to which it was previously connected and turn off the device’s Wi-Fi connection.

Also, make sure antivirus and antispyware software is up to date on all of devices, including smartphones. By downloading apps such as Verizon Mobile Security and Lookout, users can help protect themselves from malicious activities.

Stay Safe and Secure When Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi connections are a convenient tool, but it’s important for consumers to take steps to protect their devices and personal information, such as online bank accounts or passwords, which can be collected without their knowledge when using these networks.

Connecting to open networks without checking their origins makes it easy for customers to mistake a hacker’s fake hotspot, disguised to resemble a business’s hotspot, for the real thing. Avoid this trap by asking an employee for the name or SSID (Service Set Identifier) of the network or by using a personal mobile hotspot. Do not connect to supposedly “free” networks that ask for a credit card payment or other personal information.

For business travelers especially, public Wi-Fi in airports makes it easy to stay connected to the office while on the road. After using a public network, users should secure their device by setting it to “forget” any networks to which it was previously connected and turn off the device’s Wi-Fi connection.

Also, make sure antivirus and antispyware software is up to date on all of devices, including smartphones. By downloading apps such as Verizon Mobile Security and Lookout, users can help protect themselves from malicious activities.