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MousePad Networking is dedicated to providing service to home and small business users. Specializing in PC hardware, Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, virus and spyware removal, and small networks, we are focused on providing quality service at reasonable prices. We offer PC setup and repair, Microsoft Windows Operating Systems installation and maintenance, and home & small office network setup & consulting.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Will See More Mobile Shoppers

New smartphones and tablets are making it easier for consumers to part with dollars, survey finds

By Matt Hamblen (Computerworld) - Smartphones and tablets make it easier than ever to make impulse purchases.
As a result, mobile buying is expected to be more popular than ever on Cyber Monday next week and throughout the 2011 holiday season.
A recent survey of 403 adult Americans found 70% of mobile shoppers expect to make, or have already made, more purchases from a smartphone this holiday season than they did in 2010.
The online Motricity Mobile Shopping Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research between Nov. 8 and Nov. 14.
Mobile shoppers still say they don't buy big ticket items from their devices, though the most expensive purchase averaged $274, surprisingly high when compared to 99-cent price of many mobile apps.
At the same time, 32% of those surveyed had yet to spend more than $100 on any one item when shopping via a mobile device.
Men, on average, spent $312 for their most expensive item, compared to $222 for women.
The Motricity survey said the increased shopping from mobile devices this year is likely due mostly to a growing comfort level with purchasing goods using them. In fact, 44% of respondents cited their comfort level with the technology as the primary reason for making more purchases by the devices, while 35% cited the ease of using devices for buying goods.
The study's authors noted that over the past year, many users bought high performance touchscreen tablets or upgraded to them from devices that use trackballs.
Some users still see barriers to mobile purchases. For instance, 32% said they have "concerns about security" while the same percentage said it's difficult to get full product information on the screen of their device.
Some respondents also said slow and unreliable Internet connections and problems entering purchase information are barriers to mobile shopping.
One big surprise: younger mobile shoppers are NOT the biggest driver of mobile shopping, the Metrico study found.
Device owners aged 25-44 are almost twice as likely to say that shopping from a mobile device is more convenient than other means that those aged 18 to 24 (by 42% to 23%), the survey found.
"It's common to think that the increased popularity of mobile shopping is being driven by Gen Y," the survey concluded. "It's also incorrect."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Introducing AVG Family Safety

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Keep your family safe online.
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Know if your child is a victim of cyber bullying or grooming.
AVG Family Safety uses key-stroke technology to monitor your child's activities in chat-rooms and on social networking sites. If it spots words, phrases or language that are known to be used to victimize children online, it will notify you immediately via SMS or email.

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Create unique logins and accounts for every child, enable Block, Warn, or Monitor modes according to their age and maturity, and adjust them over time as your household’s use of the Internet and understanding of Internet threats increases.
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Take steps to protect your children from inappropriate material by enabling 58 categories of protection spanning over 60 million websites.
Know what your children are looking for by monitoring searches on popular engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Help keep them from being exposed to questionable words, terms, and phrases by filtering their search terms.

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Take steps to protect your child by filtering objectionable material from over 80 social networks like Facebook, restricting access to chat rooms and functions, and monitoring instant messages and social network threads.

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Download AVG Family Safety from the Apple App Store and you will have the same level of protection when they are searching and surfing. AVG Family Safety replaces the standard browser and will block harmful and inappropriate sites in the same way the PC version does.

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Make sure your children aren’t spending too much time online by scheduling or limiting their Internet access.
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Keep aware of your children’s online activity by receiving detailed, easy-to-read text and email reports, staying informed of their searches, posts, and downloads, and learning if questionable sites are being accessed intentionally or visited by mistake.

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Be able to protect your child remotely by controlling group or individual content from any web enabled device, and stay informed of their online activities by receiving detailed reports on your cell phone or work PC.

Operating systems

AVG Family Safety is compatible with:
Operating SystemFamily Safety
MS Windows XPYes
MS Windows VistaYes
MS Windows 7Yes
Apple iOSYes

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