Lynn Hargrove is the Director of Consumer Solutions at Symantec Canada. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Halifax and is a board member of Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation - a group that helps bring computers and Internet access to financially disadvantaged children.
She’s not into email, and doesn’t have a Facebook account, but she does love her apps. Currently she has these favourites that keep her head down.
Mobile devices have become a part of our everyday lives. Sitting down to dinner may cause a debate over cellphone use at the table, family movie night may involve our kids also surfing the net or updating social media statuses on their laptops, and tablet games have become a must for the family road trip.
The use of a double duty device is becoming more and more popular, with 37 per cent of working Canadians using one mobile device for professional and personal life. Convenience can be very appealing, but we need to think of the safety risks of our actions when it comes to our digital lives. Take these steps today to feel a little more at ease!
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