The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce invites our members and their employees to our 2017 Membership Appreciation Open House:
January 26, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Two Sisters Chapel
131 Steeple Road, Moon WI
Enjoy appetizers, desserts, beverages, and raffle items! Meet new members and catch-up with old friends. We hope to see your there! There is no charge for this event.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or 715.693.4330.
Thank you for your support of the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce!
Despite ongoing review and efforts to keep fake apps out of popular app stores, fraudulent apps still pop up and it’s up to users to keep a watchful eye. Apps remain the most common way your phone and data stored in it can be compromised, so it is important to be discerning and responsible with the apps you choose to download.
Why fake an app? There are a variety of motives. Some apps are simply knock-offs of hit apps or games that are trying to compete for downloads with the popular apps. Other apps appear to be from a popular brand, but there purpose is to simply serve ads (which is usually apparent upon opening the ad). Unfortunately, there other fake apps with malicious intent to infect your device, convince you to enter your credit card number or attempt to steal your personal information.
While there is no fool-proof method for avoiding malicious apps, here are some tips to help keep your device and personal information safe.
- Be leery of paid apps being available for free from an outside website — App developers do occasionally discount the price of their app, but usually do so within the official app store. A free app offer on an outside website should be a red flag that the app is not legitimate and is probably malicious in nature.
- Check the downloads and reviews — Use the additional feedback given by fellow consumers to see if an application is living up to the developer’s intentions. An app with a lot of downloads, high ratings and positive reviews will usually indicate an app is meeting expectations. An app with fewer downloads, low ratings and complaints can signal a questionable app.
- Review permissions — Be aware of what parts of the phone you are giving the application access to and make sure you are comfortable with granting the access. If something doesn’t seem right, don’t download it. Your smartphone contains a lot of sensitive information; it’s important to be proactive and protect that information.
Watch for other red flags, as well, including misspellings or bad grammar in the app description, multiple apps appearing to be from the same brand with different developers or apps featuring deals that are too good to be true. App stores continue to work to weed out the bad apples, but taking a second look remains an important step to protect your smartphone and ultimately your personal information.
The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a photo contest for the 2017-2018 Community Directory. The photo will appear on the front cover of the 2-year publication. First prize will be a $100 Chamber Gift Check to be used at any Chamber member location.
We are also looking for photos to be used inside the publication. To see what types of photos are being sought, please take a look at the current Community Directory to get ideas, or stop by the office at 201 Main Street to see a Directory. Photos selected will receive name recognition inside the publication.
Photos must be submitted by 12/5/2016. You may send the photo in a .jpg file to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line – Photo Contest Submission, or mail it to us at: MACOC, 201 Main Street, Mosinee, WI 54455. Please be sure to include your name, address and telephone number. Photos will not be returned. If you would like your photo back after the contest, please stop in at the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce office at 201 Main Street.