What to Do When Your Phone's Been Stolen

Nov 13, 2012 17:11:33Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

What to Do When Your Phone's Been Stolen It's every phone user's nightmare - you're riding a bus, in a taxi, or just walking down the street when you reach for your phone to find that it's gone missing. A few years ago, cell phone theft was merely an annoyance - all it meant was that you'd have to cough up cash to buy a new device. But tod... Read More

For Small Businesses, Social Media Is an Efficiency Tool

Nov 12, 2012 17:50:27Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

For Small Businesses, Social Media Is an Efficiency Tool Small business owners who have yet to get into the social media game may be reluctant because they perceive sites like Facebook or Pinterest to be frivolous. Many see such websites as tools used purely for personal reasons, but the truth is, social media apps and websites can help businesses run more efficiently, conne... Read More

Casual Friday: Five Signs You Need to Pull the Plug on an Online Date

Nov 9, 2012 16:17:42Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Casual Friday: Five Signs You Need to Pull the Plug on an Online Date For online daters, the anonymity of the internet can be both a blessing and a curse. It may help you keep your personal information safe, but can also make it difficult to know when you're dealing with a total creep. Here are five signs that you need to cut the cord on an online date. 1. He only has one picture Som... Read More

BBB, Western Union Team Up to Prevent Scams

Nov 8, 2012 17:23:07Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

BBB, Western Union Team Up to Prevent Scams A new website from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) aims to help consumers who are worried about protecting online privacy. The group teamed up with Western Union to create the BBB Scam Stopper website, an educational campaign that highlights common ways fraudsters target consumers, reports the Houston Chronicle. Both ... Read More

Brothers Convicted in Mobile Phone Scam

Nov 7, 2012 16:56:33Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Brothers Convicted in Mobile Phone Scam Three brothers in the U.K. will be heading to prison after being convicted in a widespread insurance scam that affected thousands of people, reports the Coventry Telegraph. The Roderick brothers, Carl, Paul and Alun, were found guilty of swindling unsuspecting customers out of more than £187,000, and they used mo... Read More

Should You Tweet About Your Vote?

Nov 6, 2012 14:38:29Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Should You Tweet About Your Vote? In the coming days, you can expect to see lots of people walking around with "I Voted!" stickers on their chests, and your Facebook and Twitter feeds will likely fill up with pics and notes about people heading to the polls. While social media is a great way to encourage your peers to take part in the democra... Read More

Pew Survey Sheds Light on Smart Phone Use

Nov 5, 2012 16:31:25Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Pew Survey Sheds Light on Smart Phone Use If you feel like you've been seeing more smart phones when you're out and about, you're not imagining things. According to a recent survey from Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, smart phone usage is up among American adults. Researchers interviewed 3,014 adults between August 7 a... Read More

Casual Friday: Ditch These Annoying Social Media Habits

Nov 2, 2012 09:27:34Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Casual Friday: Ditch These Annoying Social Media Habits With a smart phone, you can post to Twitter or Facebook from just about anywhere -  on a roller coaster, during a meeting, even on the toilet. While it's great to post updates about your life and interesting tidbits you find on the internet, some people can develop social media habits that are downright annoyi... Read More

California Cracking Down on Mobile Privacy Violators

Nov 1, 2012 16:30:14Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

California Cracking Down on Mobile Privacy Violators One of California's top lawyers is very serious about protecting mobile privacy. Earlier this week, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris sent out letters to many mobile app creators, warning them that they had 30 days to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection act or else face legal action. App creators m... Read More

How Social Media Can Enhance and Threaten Your Safety

Oct 31, 2012 16:52:56Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

How Social Media Can Enhance and Threaten Your Safety If you need proof that social media has both a dark and a light side, look no further than what happened over the past few days while Hurricane Sandy was ravaging the east coast. People used websites like Twitter and Facebook to spread information about the storm, disseminate safety advice and check in on loved ones wh... Read More

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