Did you know you can turn your Windows 10 computer into a mobile hotspot for other devices to use? It's one of the latest functions Microsoft has added! Check out how to enable this feature here!
Getting rid of unwanted programs can help your computer's performance and your organization, but you can run into all kinds of trouble if you accidentally delete a file that's essential for your Windows operating system. Find out the ins-n-outs here.
Windows is so commonplace, many of us don’t realize that it has special features that boost your computer’s speed, stream media to multiple devices, share content with your family, and customizations to make it your own. Windows has come a long way in the past 30 years, and the number of handy tricks may surprise you. Click here for a few of the most interesting tools in the Windows 10 arsenal.
Google could soon move ahead with plans to launch a cloud-based game-streaming service, competing directly against Microsoft and Sony. Get the latest scoop here!
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Every time shoppers return purchases to Best Buy, they are tracked by a company that has the power to override the store’s touted policy and refuse to refund their money. Read here how it works and how to work the system.
Windows 10 S users that will allow them to use the Authenticator app on their iPhone to approve log-ins on their computer. Get the inside scoop here!
More and more smartphones are adopting USB-C, a rising cable standard — but there aren't yet many quality USB-C headphones available. Some device makers are now releasing their own branded USB-C headphones to sell alongside their USB-C smartphones. Many USB-C headphones are on the pricier side and may have limited smartphone compatibility. Read the full story.
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Expected to be released later this year (2018), Facebook Portal is a camera-equipped smart device, likely akin to the Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod. Along with offering the features of other home-assistants, Portal, with its camera, will not only make video chatting easier but likely make use of facial recognition technology to try and understand you better. Portal could be the most intuitive and helpful home-assistant device you have ever seen. However, has Facebook gone too far? Get the load-down here!
Fujitsu said it teamed up with Microsoft to bring its PalmSecure technology to Windows 10 Pro. It scans the unique pattern of veins in the palm of your hand and requires flowing blood. So if you watch too many TV shows and movies, where villains use extracted eyeballs as well as detached fingers and hands to bypass security measures, those days area gone. Read the full story.
More than a year after Uber’s self-driving trucks made their first commercial delivery — 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer on a 120-mile hop in Colorado — the company says it has taken its robot big rigs to the highways of Arizona. Get the latest on this latest Uber venture!
You probably know that Facebook tracks who you click on, but you likely didn't know it also tracks you through your replies, postings, the videos you watch, the Facebook app games you play and the app games OTHER people who know you play! Here's now you can protect yourself!
An article by Forbes cites unnamed sources who say Cellebrite has been telling customers that its engineers have the ability to skirt the security of Apple devices running iOS 11.
Cellebrite is an Israel-based security vendor, used by several US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to unlock mobile devices, according to Forbes. The ability to crack into one of Apple's iOS devices is key for law enforcement officials, who often criticize the company and others for their iron-clad encryption. Get the latest on this here.
Facebook began using facial recognition technology, which uses artificially intelligent algorithms, in 2010 to suggest the identities of people in photos. Now, after incorporating feedback from billions of user interactions, Facebook felt confident enough to push its use into new territory. Read here for the latest!
Microsoft is planning to distribute Intel’s firmware updates to protect Windows 10 systems against the Spectre CPU vulnerability. The software maker usually leaves it up to PC makers to issue their own firmware updates but is now planning to list the Intel firmware updates in its Microsoft Update Catalog. Updates will still need to be manually downloaded. See here for details.
"In the future, new chips should come with hardware changes that would prevent Meltdown and Spectre-like attacks. That’s what we were led to believe. But researchers have discovered new attack paths that take advantage of the Meltdown and Spectre machines and may be replicated on computers of the future. It appears that hardware fixes might not be possible." Check out the latest here, where you can also get the full research paper.
I thought it would be a good idea of taking a break today from the regular tech news. This article is about the women from the various series of Star Trek, both then and today. Many are still with us, some started as Playboy playmates, some are directors today, one is in prison and some are no longer with us. Read this interesting article about how these women changed our perception of the gender today!
Microsoft now provides a new manual update for Windows 10 devices based on sixth-generation Intel processors. This addresses the Spectre Variant 2 flaw in these CPUs, which could give hackers access to sensitive information if they have direct contact with the device. The fix is specifically for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) and Windows Server version 1709 (Server Core). Find out the specifics here. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with the Spectre (and Meltdown) issues on your computer.
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, and Bluetooth improvements
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, security, Bluetooth, Edge, and input improvements. This build is part of the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). Read the full story.
While it's been previously known some of the Best Buy workers have alerted law enforcement whenever they found illegal material like child pornography on customers’ hard drives, new documents show that the FBI met with the Geek Squad team at least as early as 2008 and apparently viewed some workers as paid informants. Geek Squad employees have been working as FBI informants for more than a decade, newly released documents show, revealing a much closer relationship between the two organizations than formerly reported. This raises concerning questions about potential violations of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Get the scoop here! At The GoTo Tech Guru, we will never sell or otherwise use your information, ever!
If you own one of these smart televisions, you need to know about any security and privacy issues they may have. Get the latest here!
LG Display showed off an intensely futuristic 18-inch OLED display that could be bent and rolled up just like a newspaper. That prototype has grown to 65 inches in size, with the company announcing that it’s managed to scale up the tech to the dimensions of a large TV. The LG Display also happens to have UHD (aka 4K) resolution. Read all about it here!
Microsoft is planning to release the next version of its standalone Office Suite 2019, sometime in the second half of 2018, with preview versions coming in the second quarter. But if you want to install it, you're going to need a computer running the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 10. This only applies to the standalone single-purchase version of MS Office, not the ongoing monthly or annual subscription service, called Office 365. Get the details here.
The Microsoft Surface Book is a wonderful device, a great crossover between a tablet and PC. There are many similarities from its CPU chip and high-end graphics to storage and even Windows 10. But there are also many gaps that need to be improved upon before it can truely be your one and only PC. Read here for the scoop!
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich addressed the disaster during a conference call on Wednesday, saying that Intel has “assigned some of our very best minds” to work on “silicon-based” changes that will provide built-in protections against Meltdown and Spectre. The first chips featuring this updated architecture will start shipping later this year ...
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