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Best Practices for Mobile Device Security

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Mobile devices make up 50% of global internet traffic, topping out desktop computers and tablets as the most popular browsing tools in the world. They’re convenient and easy to use, but their significant popularity also makes them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Here are five key practices mobile phone users need to increase mobile device security against online threats. Update the Operating System (OS) Using outdated OS software drastically increases the chance of a…

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Androidify Yourself!

Not too long ago you heard me sharing the great news of Android being the highest selling cell phone operating system.  Well, Android continues to impress, this time with an adorable application for your phone. Called Androidify, it allows you to take their Android logo and customize it to look just like you. Below is an alteration of yours truly.  Check it out on your Android phone!…

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We’re An Exclusive AT&T Authorized Cellular Retailer

Beginning September 1st, Abt will become an exclusive AT&T authorized cellular retailer. “We’ve been selling cell phones for a number of years, but want to focus on one carrier to provide the best customer experience possible” said Brian Rozycki, Abt’s cell phone department manager. Stop by tomorrow to see which AT&T phones we will have in stock (supplies limited). If you’re looking for a new cell phone provider or looking to upgrade…

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The Samsung Vibrant Demo This Weekend

Today, T-Mobile and Samsung unveiled the new Samsung Vibrant, their latest Android cell phone, in our mobile showroom. This weekend only, you can come to Abt and have T-Mobile and Samsung specialists answer your questions about the latest Android phone either at their tent camped outside the front of our store or in the T-Mobile RV (which is packed with their entire cell phone line and some accessories). To celebrate the arrival,…

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Don’t Forget The Small Stuff

While Abt is normally the place that first comes to mind for large item purchases, such as appliances and televisions, don’t forget that we carry smaller, everyday essentials as well. If you are going on vacation this summer, you may need an extra memory card or battery for your camera so you can capture all of the memories. We also carry cases for cameras & camcorders to protect and store those items on…

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How Do You Use Your Cell Phone?

In May, the Pew Research Center conducted a study about how Americans use their cell phones. Some conclusions were expected, while others were a surprise.  It wasn’t a shock to know that six in ten adults go online with either a cell phone or laptop with wireless internet connection. Also, it was not a shock to know that Americans have increased going online through their phone and using internet-based applications (internet, email…

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Recycle Old Goods For Gift Cards

Even though Earth Week is coming to an end, Abt is eco-friendly every day. One of the lesser-known programs Abt participates in is super eco-friendly and has more to offer than just helping the environment. Abt is a proud participant in the CE Exchange. It’s a program for those with unwanted electronics who don’t just want to recycle or throw them away. It’s fast and easy to participate, just visit https://www.abt.com/Abt_CExchange.php3 and…

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Do You Have E-Waste?

Do you know what e-waste is or how to dispose of it? Well, like a lot of people, I thought that it was email, spam, and the like. I thought that it was easy to get rid of by hitting delete. I was wrong. E-waste is quite tangible and is causing huge disposal problems in many places all over the world. South Africa, China, and India are probably suffering the worst. E-waste…

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Introducing "The Ace" From The Aliph Jawbone ICON Collection

We are all aware of the dangers of talking on a cell phone and driving; and in many places it’s considered so dangerous, it’s illegal. There are myriad headset options on the market to combat the dangers of holding a cell phone while driving. One of the best on the market is the Jawbone Bluetooth by Aliph. They just introduced their latest line of headsets: The Icon. One of the newest Jawbones…

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The Nexus One – Google's New Flagship Android Device

Yesterday, Google announced the long awaited Nexus One. This phone could be the first to give the iPhone a run for its money. Nexus One operates on an updated version of the Android operating system. It has a 3.7-inch touch-screen, a 5-megapixel camera for video and photos, GPS, stereo Bluetooth connection for headphones, LED flash, Wi-Fi, and a noise cancelling mic for clearer conversations. The wow-factor? The Nexus One has speech dictation,…

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