When an unfamiliar number shows on your phone but it's has your area-code, do you answer it? Often, it's an unsolicited robocall. But what can you do to prevent these?
Here are a number of ways you can fight this annoyance!
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If your computer is running a bit slow, as most do (eventually), there are some things you can do yourself! Things most PCs suffer from performance-wise are: too many temporary files caused by lots of browsing, too many programs installed, too many programs open simultaneously, fragmented data, and more. Read this article on some tips to speed up your PC. As always, backup your data before doing anything! As always, The GoToTechGuru is here to help!
Apple issued a new warning after a new hacking threat. FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reports, “Apple has now issued a critical security patch for all iOS devices and for Mac computers against a potential hack that could come remotely via Wi-Fi.”
Read here for the scoop!
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If you ever walk by a specific plant that you would like to identify, or you have extensive knowledge about plant species that you would like to share, then the PlantNet app is for you. Available for iPhone and Android devices, it is essentially the Shazam for plants. Read this article for how this tech works!
Get the PlantNet app here:
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According to a recent article, "data in the world is doubling every two years, but data storage technologies are having a hard time keeping up. That's led some researchers to look for a solution in biology rather than computers."
"With the help of a California startup that makes synthetic DNA, researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center, were able to transfer a complete computer operating system, a very old movie, a $50 Amazon gift card and more into a tiny speck of DNA. In theory, that means it would be possible to store all the information humans have ever generated into the space of a single room."
Other advantages are that DNA is liquid so can take any shape and won't become obsolete like cassette tapes. DNA also lasts a long time, as demonstrated by the discovery of 45,000 year old woolly mammoth DNA.
Read more here for how DNA could, in the very near future, be the storage of choice!
Although most use their mouse to click on functions, sometimes a single, simple keyboard shortcut can help get to that specific function you need much quicker than hunting and pecking + several mouse movements and clicks. Here are a list of great Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts to make your life so much easier!
Whether it is television shows, movies, radio or your own personal content, people are getting rid of cable and satellite television providers daily. Easy-to-use devices like the Google Chromecast, Roku, AppleTV, and the new Amazon FireTV make it easy to stream content to your television.
This comparison guide is to help people better understand what is out there and what advantageous certain devices offer. It offers more layman’s style explanatory descriptions and comparisons. For more information and/or to install one of these streaming devices, call TheGoToTechGuru!
A credit card skimmer is an illegal device that acquires all your credit card info without you knowing. They can be found at ATM's, gas stations and other places. However, there's a simple but effective way to determine whether you're about to use one before it happens! Watch this video!
In recent years Apple has baked even more of them into the iOS platform — most of which are designed to help users reduce eyestrain, while allowing the customization of their device’s display. Here are three main Display Accommodation settings and how you can use them to your advantage.
Siri has received major improvements in iOS 11, such as a more natural voice, enhanced third-party integration within apps, and Type to Siri. One of the best new features is the ability to translate phrases from English to a number of other languages!
Check it out here!
Apple could become the world’s first company to break through the $1 trillion market cap value — all within a year, at least according to a particularly bullish Wall Street analyst. Read here on how Apple achieved this high position!
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Larger screen sizes featured on modern iPhones have made it difficult to use the phone with a single hand (especially the Plus model which has a 5.5-inch screen). In iOS 10, Apple tackled this problem to some extent with a feature called Reachability that allows you to easily use your iPhone with a single hand. Read all about it here!
By now you've likely heard about Russia's cyber invasion of Ukraine's infrastructure. What many may not know is that it is strongly suspected that Russia was using Ukraine as the testing ground for such an attack on the United States!
Read this interesting article on how it all developed!
One of the best features is that you can now scan documents right from the Notes app and then add it to a particular note or share it with other apps. Read here all about it!
Alexa is now on the Amazon iPhone app, positioning it to go head-to-head with Siri in the intelligent voice control arena for the mobile market. It's contained within the free Amazon shopping app, but it's for far more than just shopping. Thousands of Alexa skills can be used by pressing the microphone icon near the top of the screen on the app. This means that if you've got an iPhone, you can now talk to Amazon's voice assistant without buying an Echo, Echo Dot, or other Alexa-enabled product.
The only downside is you have to open the app to use Alexa, unlike iPhone's Siri, which iPhone users can access simply by pressing the home button on their phone, or saying, "Hey, Siri." But once accessed via the app, Alexa will work like any other Alexa-enabled product, allowing users to do everything from turning on smart lights at home to setting a smart thermostat to a cozy temperature. It can be used to look up facts, make purchases, or control other smart home products as well.
Read here for the scoop!
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!