Lots of people with small businesses use Gmail or Yahoo email because it's free. There's a lot to be said for "free". But those perceived "savings" may actually be costing you lost business and thus, revenue. In a world where image is everything and perception is reality, an email with your own domain (e.g. manny@TheGotoTechGuru.com) gives your business that needed professional appearance. A well chosen domain name will give your company a more established and appearance it's larger than it really is v.s. using a @gmail account, and gives a message that you won't be disappearing anytime soon. In reality, having an email with your own domain can cost you less than $10 per year with as little as $5 per month for the email hosting. To understand more about how important it is to your business to have your own domain email, read here.
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Windows 10 tracks a lot of what you do, even when you're not using a browser, any browser! Microsoft says they're doing this to make functionality more convenient for the user. The good news is you can turn these options off. Read here for more information and on how to stop Microsoft from tracking your every move!
The Republican led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
Senators voted along party lines, 50-48, to eliminate the rules. The Federal Communications Commission, then controlled by Democrats, put the regulations in place in October. They're not in effect yet.
The Trump-appointed chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, a critic of the broadband privacy rules and other Obama-era policies meant to protect consumers and promote competition, has said that privacy standards should be consistent for internet providers and internet companies.
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These are the 3 biggest ways Hackers steal your personal data off computers. The good news is you can stop them! Read this article and get smart on protecting yourself!
You've probably heard about people hacking into modern cars. Now Kaspersky Labs, a major developer of virus scan software, has test-hacked 7 cars to find their security vulnerabilities. In fact, they found it fairly easy. Although cars are not currently a major target, read this article for more.
You're probably heard that Facebook is implementing a way to flag fake news. But how effective is it and how does it work, if at all? Watch this video for the latest on Facebook's newest tool!
For the first time since 1979, there will be a total solar eclipse visible within the contiguous USA (ie. the "Lower 48")! A solar eclipse is when the sun, moon and earth are all in alignment, with the moon between the earth and our sun, thus blocking our view to the sun. It will occur on August 21, 2017, so mark your calendars! It will cast a 75-mile egg shaped shadow, traveling from Oregon to South Carolina at over 1,000 mph. Even if you are not in the direct path of the eclipse, you should be able to at least see 70-90% of the eclipse. The fully eclipsed sun will last for about 2 to 2.5 minutes. As always, never look directly at the sun without eye protection such as eclipse glasses. Don't miss this event because the next total solar eclipse across the contiguous USA isn't till April 2024!
Many of us use traffic apps like Waze to avoid bad traffic. But they're not always giving us what they seem, like the best route! It's become somewhat of a rival game between the app and the cities. Read here about how it's changed the way we navigate and how cities want to change that!
Driverless cars, once thought to be at least 10-20 years into the future before being accepted by the public, may be closer than you ever thought! Road-testing of such vehicles in California could begin by the end of 2017, and a limited number could become available to customers as early as 2018 -- provided the federal government gives permission. "While a few other states have welcomed testing, the proposal released Friday is a major step forward, given California's size as the most populous state, its clout as the nation's biggest car market and its longtime role as a cultural trendsetter." For more in this up and coming technological trend, read here.
Most people think that if they are backing up their photos and documents, they are protected against a computer failure. Restoring your PC back to operational status where you can do things like your business completely normally again takes much more than this. Just having backups of your data without the software doesn't get you operational again. Even if you have copies of all your software, it will takes time to reinstall them all and reconfigure them to the efficiency you once had. What about your software keys? Without them, your software won't work. What if you no longer have copies of your software and/or keys? You'll have to re-purchase them. Often when you repurchase software, it's been upgraded and your old files aren't 100% compatible anymore... now you've lost more time ... and money! How about your Windows operating system? Do you have a backup of that? Luckily, there is a solution to these worries which can restore your system back to its original state, with all your tailored settings and the like ... as if no computer failure had ever happened! Just call TheGoToTechGuru for a consultation!
With more TV options, how do you pick the best for you? All have positives and negatives, so here is a list of Pros and Cons for YouTube TV, Sling, PlayStation, and DirecTV.
It's fairly well known that both Google and Uber are competing in the self-driving car market. However, Google has filed a "blistering lawsuit" against Uber for what it claims to be stolen intellectual property by Uber. If Google wins, it will be, to say the least, a major setback for Uber in the self-driving car market. For more details and the inside scoop, read this article.
Apple has finally announced wireless charging to come out. Although late into the market (3 years to be exact) it's a welcome tech for many. Here are few things to keep in mind when considering wireless charging. Generally speaking, it generates more heat than standard wired charging, which is public enemy #1 to any electronic device ... so we'll have to see if Apple has reduced this problem! Wireless chargers are also much more bulky AND expensive than a simple charge cord, so you'll have to weigh the advantage vs. cost benefit ... after all, just because you don't have to plug the actual phone in, doesn't mean you don't have to be near a power outlet! See this video for more information about iPhone Wireless charging and more!
Both Apple and Google say they have the best camera's on a phone, ever. Both have their pluses and minuses resulting in some pictures being better on one than the other depending on existing lighting and personal preference. See this article with video and decide for yourself!
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!