Author Archives: Lalaine Barbosa

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Amperage Matters: How to Charge Your Phone FASTER

In this day and age, having your phone battery die is considered an emergency. We’re luckily living in an era where things like wireless chargers and power banks are easily accessible for phone emergencies like these ones. A common yet simple misconception about wall chargers is that they were all created equally. To be able […]

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No Money, No Problem: How to Support Small Businesses If You’re Short on Cash

Fast Facts: In 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration cited that the United States has 30.2 million small businesses, making up for 99.9% of businesses in the entire country. Small firms accounted for 64% of new private sector jobs from 2005 – 2019. Small businesses account for a significant part of our community and economy […]

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5 Best Ways to Reduce Your Data Usage

If you’ve found yourself constantly out of data even before your billing cycle, it’s best to reevaluate how you’ve been using your monthly data allowance. Chances are – a lot of your data usage isn’t actually deliberate. Our phones have countless ways to use up data, even when we’re not using them. These implementations were […]

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What’s an MVNO? And Why Should You Care?

To summarize in one sentence: An MVNO, or Mobile Virtual Network Operator, is a cell phone carrier that uses the network of one of the Big Fours – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile. Why are they important? Broadening your mobile plan options introduces you to a world of improved wireless communication (and lower monthly phone […]

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Masks are no longer required in Orange County. Here’s why you should wear one anyway.

On June 11th, Orange County officials announced masks are no longer required. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, debates have broken out across the country regarding the requirement of masks, with several protests from citizens insisting their freedoms have been violated. While the requirement has been lifted, Orange County Health Care Agency Director Dr. […]