Friday, December 5, 2014 3:44 am
(NAPSI)—Perhaps the top trend affecting businesses today is the accelerated adoption of digital technology by consumers. In fact, two-thirds of Americans own smartphones, spending 60 hours per week consuming content on them.
Monday, November 24, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and for a lot of us, that means holiday shopping. But how careful are you when you’re entering personal information online to purchase gifts for your loved ones?
Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Traveling, cooking large meals, planning and surviving holiday office parties, and managing relatives – the holidays are stressful. Add in the time and money demands of holiday shopping, and you may be tempted to keep a therapist on speed dial.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:44 am
(NAPSI)—It could happen to you: You open your e-mail and see a message that seems to come from your bank asking you to reconfirm your online banking profile because of “some unusual activity on your account.” Reading it, you notice a couple of things, however. The e-mail begins with a simple “Hello,” not a personal greeting. A couple of words are misspelled and the grammar is a little off. Next, you roll your mouse over the link you’re asked to connect to and you notice it’s clearly not from your bank, because the link misspells the bank’s name.
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:35 am
Brian Young is an active retiree, attentive grandfather and fan of technology. He worked for the state of California for 42 years as an engineer, using cutting-edge technology for his calculations. Today, Young is giddy to show off everything his smartphone can do. He eagerly sends pictures to college chums, plays videos of recent concerts and uses an app to track down historical markers.
Monday, August 25, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - In the United States, federal and state consumer collection laws forbid debt collectors from using unfair, deceptive, and abusive means to collect debt. Unfortunately, that fact doesn’t stop scammers from using threats of arrest and jail time to coerce victims into paying bogus bills they don’t owe.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:00 pm
Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:05 pm
Ross Farrow, who wrote about Zombie walks and school board meetings, cat shows and court cases in the Lodi area for the better part of two decades, has died at age 62.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 12:00 am
Have you ever dialed a wrong number? Have you ever received a spam call from overseas?
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am
Paula Wells quickly realized she was being scammed. After purchasing a Ford F350 from a Sacramento-area Ford dealership, Wells, of Lodi, received a letter in the mail, saying her warranty was about to expire.
Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am
1. Esther Kemalyan-Roche in concert at Hutchins Street Square
Friday, October 26, 2012 12:00 am
A new telephone scam has at least one Lodi resident warning senior citizens to be careful about the information they hand out over the phone.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am
A long time ago, my dear friend Albert Einstein said World War III will be fought with cyber and atomic weapons (I paraphrase) and World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Friday, February 17, 2012 12:00 am
It's famous. It has endured the battlefield and celebrates in
peacetime. It has been credited by world leaders Eisenhower,
Thatcher and Khrushchev for its role in the allied victory in World
War II. It has traveled the world — Europe, Asia, Australia — and
is beloved by our ocean neighbors, the Hawaiian islanders. It is
sometimes single, is known to be hot and spicy and will be forever
classic. It has been immortalized with its own museum and is
forever celebrated in festival.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:20 am
Saturday, September 3, 2011 12:00 am
If you get a letter in a Costco envelope with information about
winning a lottery hosted by Enterprise Holdings Inc., don't cash
the Wells Fargo check enclosed.
Monday, August 1, 2011 12:00 am
Telephone scams have become increasingly popular among scam
artists who like to prey on people and their good nature. There are
many types of phone scams, but most all will have one thing in
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:27 am
If you've shopped anywhere recently, you've probably been asked
to complete an online survey about customer service and such and
there is usually a chance of winning a pretty nice prize. The URL
to the survey is traditionally at the bottom of your receipt. I
always participate in this surveys because, heck, I just might win
something. And, this would most likely explain the amount of sales
material and spam I receive.
Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:00 am
As a massive disabled Carnival cruise ship is towed back to land
from the Pacific Ocean, guests onboard are without electricity, hot
water or warm food. But thanks to a former Tokay High School
trumpet player, at least they have a lot of onboard
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:00 am
Visitors wanting to enjoy historic towns near beautiful views of
wide flowing rivers will enjoy a day in the Delta.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am
Where can you go to find classical musicians and fine cuisine?
You can now find them in the Stockton Symphony Alliance's new
cookbook, "Classical Cuisine," which was completed in October.
Coleman Sholl submitted his recipe for barbecued blackened Spam, which is his own creation. (Courtesy photo)
Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:00 am
For every comment we receive here on the Beat, we seem to get
about 10 spam comments.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 12:00 am
Moving is, without a doubt, one of my least favorite things. I
enjoy the change of scenery, but I am not as fond of the packing,
cleaning, unpacking or being disconnected for days (from the
Internet, and now, with an older television, from the outside world
Friday, May 15, 2009 10:00 pm
From renting boats to eating crab Louisiana-style, there is something for everyone to do in Lodi's backyard.
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