Computer peripheral cables are hard enough to keep track of without people throwing around words like “Thunderbolt” and “USB Type C.” Thunderbolt may be particularly confusing, since this connection technology has gone through several different phases, and is making the jump from Apple to laptops and PCs in general.
But knowing the difference between these different ports is important, especially when you’re thinking about which computer is right for you. These days, don’t be surprised if you look at a new laptop and see nothing but “USB-C” and “Thunderbolt.”
So, what exactly is it? Let’s take a look.
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The latest generation and type of USB cable, known as USB-C, is much faster than all prior versions, such as USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0. It does away with micro-USB cables, mini-USB cables and a lot of confusion that goes with them because it's one-size fits all. USB-C can also functions as a power cable. But if you don't buy the correct type of USB-C cable, your connected device may be under powered, or worse, over powered. Read here for all the in's and out's. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help!
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These secret features are easy to use. They can help you make your computer run faster, stream media to multiple devices, share content with your family, turn a regular old letter into a professional-looking document and much more. Get them here!
But these aren't features that Microsoft doesn't want you to know about. These are helpful tricks that you probably forgot are there. Check them out!
Free software isn’t advertised as widely as paid software, so you may never have heard of the brand that could radically improve your digital life. Still, they’re out there, waiting to be discovered. From cybersecurity to photography to screen-sharing, the perks of these programs can’t be overstated. Check some them out here!
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Part of the popularity of Windows may be that its super helpful in every day life, like alerting you to head to the airport 30 minutes earlier because traffic is heavy. And how does it know? Windows 10 accesses your calendar, emails and location, combines it with online traffic news and there you have it! There's a lot of private info you're giving up, and not everyone is comfortable with that, so what can you do about it? Read this article and find out how to protect yourself!
Here the five most annoying Windows problems and how to fix them.
Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you intended to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at the sight of thousands of unread email notifications on your phone? Perhaps you've run out of storage space on your drive entirely and are paying actual money for more. If so, you're not alone, but you do need some major Gmail guidance. Here are 6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email.
If you live in an area where there is little to no internet connectvity via cable or Fios, read on! Assuming you have an unlimited or very high limit phone data plan and a good signal, you can use your phone with your home router to allow home internet access. This is done through a technology called "tethering", which is a way of sharing a wireless data plan beyond the device it is tied to (ie. your cellphone). Read here to find out how this is better than using your phone as a wireless mobile hotspot as well as other advantages!! Call The GoTo Tech Guru for help setting this up on your home!
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I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!