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Our Stash app review and an intro on how to start micro investing

Stash app reviewOur Stash app review on how to start micro investing

If you’re looking to improve your financial literacy, learn more about investing in general and practice in an easy to navigate, educational environment, you’ll want to check out our Stash app review.

While investing can seem daunting, Stash makes it simple. Ting has partnered with Stash so you can get $10 to try the app. Funds will be deposited directly to your new account so you can start investing and build your portfolio.

Take your maps offline with Maps.me: a free GPS app for Android

gps app for androidIf you’re navigating in a new city or town and want to save on data, you’ll want an app that lets you download maps for use offline. That’s why we recommend Maps.me | Android | iOS | a GPS app for Android and iPhone that’s made for offline use. Grab the app and start downloading some maps for the next time you’re navigating.

These are the best games for Android this summer

Best games for Android

Best games for Android: Summer of 2018

The best Android games are made for an entirely mobile experience and let you take your favorite games with you anywhere. They have rich worlds, memorable characters and the ability to interact socially or even with your physical environment.

We all remember the summer of 2016. It was glorious. Pretty much everyone was playing Pokémon Go, getting outside and trying to catch ‘em all. If you’re looking to recapture some of that fun with a mobile game this summer, you’ll want to check out our favorites. These cell phone games are a vast step up from Candy Crush. In fact, each one is a spinoff of a popular series in its own right, whether it’s a TV show, a movie or an existing game.

We love to talk gaming on the Ting blog. Whether it’s the perfect controller for your smartphone games or filling you in on the latest news on Ting’s pro-gamer Neeb, check back here for gaming updates, roundups, features and more.

Family game night 2.0: Smartphone games on the TV that everyone can play

Family game night revamped

Struggling to get in that quality time with your family? What you need is a good old-fashioned family game night — except instead of breaking out the board games, you’ll be huddled around a TV trying to crush your competition. Or, like, fostering family togetherness. Same difference.

There are plenty of couch co-op games that the whole family can enjoy. Your mobile device becomes the controller. Technology really is amazing, isn’t it? Here’s a look at just a few of your options for family-friendly smartphone gaming.

How to save data – Six tips to save data and money

Save data in six simple steps

You don’t have to sacrifice the convenience of a connected smartphone just to save money on mobile data. Here are six things that’ll take you five minutes to do and can save you a ton of money each month.

Your smartphone is indispensable. There are a ton of varyingly data-hungry apps that improve your mobile experience. Cloud storage, audio and video streaming, rich browsing, turn-by-turn navigation and so on can put a heavy demand on your mobile data connection. Fortunately, though, it’s easy to cut down on mobile data use without hindering your mobile experience.

If you have already figured out that “unlimited” and, high-cap plans are a ploy, you’ll love these simple tips that will teach you how to save data usage each month.

How to use Google Maps offline for iOS

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

How to use Google Maps offline

Navigating with Google Maps over a mobile data connection can rack up a ton of data usage over time. Most of Google Maps data use is incurred when initially searching for the destination and charting a course. Fortunately, Google Maps for iOS includes a feature that lets you download entire regions of the map for offline use later.

By downloading your routes over a Wi-Fi connection, you can save big on the amount of mobile data used during navigation. Turn-by-turn navigation, location searches and establishment info can all be accessed without a data connection.

Knowing how to use Google Maps offline also makes sure you have a consistent experience through areas with low reception. Taking a wrong turn due to a network delay will be a thing of the past.

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