Do you travel to places where there is a poor Wi-Fi signal or low bandwidth, such as crowded coffeehouses, restaurants or airplanes. It can take forever to download a webpage, right? This is because there is a ton of behind-the-scenes overhead trying to download, a lot of it you don't need to just see the basic page! Opera is a low-overhead browser that lets you bypass downloading a lot of this while still letting you see the webpage! It also comes with a battery saving mode and a free VPN* to secure your web activity! Best of all, it's FREE! Follow this link for more information and to download Opera!
* What is VPN (Virtual Private Network)? Click here.
If you are thinking about buying a new Apple Mac computer (or already have one) but have a lot of Microsoft Windows software and still need or want to use it, you can install Windows 10 on your Mac with full Windows functionality. You need to have a non-OEM (ie. not purchased/included as part of an existing IBM PC), licensed copy of Windows 10. Sorry, Windows 7 and 8 cannot be installed on a Mac OS X "El Capitan" but it can on earlier Mac OS X versions. Contact TheGoToTechGuru for more information!
Do you miss those Windows 7 gadgets like the calendar and CPU/memory meters? Now just go to 8gadgetpack and install them on your Windows 10 PC!
With the recent release of the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, come a variety of new features. This article shows you some of its latest Tips & Tricks!
For some humor, this guy froze the new iPhone 7 in Coca-Cola for 17 hours to see if it was really water-resistant ... see if it still worked afterwards ...
Apple's latest iOS 10 offers a variety of major new features, such as smart morning alarms, announcing callers, transcribing voicemails, parking reminders and more!
See this article for more!
If you shop Amazon.com a lot, you'll want to know these hacks to save you $$$. They install easily and seamlessly with your browser with many automagically showing your better pricing with other website! Read the Article here.
Here are some great iPhone camera accessories to try!
Samsung's rivalry with Apple is no secret. Here's how Samsung's recent exploding battery of its latest Note 7 phone was only outdone by their own need to beat Apple's new iPhone 7 to market and how they failed ... miserably! It not only hurt their brand, but left thousands of customers without a working phone! Read the Article here.
Now that great camera technology has caught up with the iPhone, here are some tips on how to take professional pics using these tips and tricks!
Want to know when people open your emails? If you have Microsoft Outlook, you could use its Read and Delivery Request, but what if the recipient declines to send it? You'd never know if they opened or read your email. What if you don't have Microsoft Outlook? Now there's a solution: HubSpot. It works in the background, transparent to the recipient so there's nothing they need to respond to. To find out more, see the HubSpot website.
General consensus is that few people like that Apple did away with the headphone jack on the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. It's been around for over 100 years and integrated into every device from phones to commercial airplanes. You can't charge the new iPhone 7/7 Plus while simultaneously using a wired headphone. See this article to read more ...
One of the biggest and more recent threats to your PC and it's data is Ransomware. It's a type of Malware that gets onto your computer via email, downloads, infected removable drives, infected software or websites. It locks all your data and software as well as your PC via it's operating system (e.g. Microsoft Windows) and holds it ransom until you pay someone literally thousands of $Dollars$ ... and even then, you may not get it all unlocked as there are many scams out there! Your only other alternative is to completely wipe your PC and reinstall everything from scratch instead of paying the ransom ... but even if you have a backup of your data, how current is it?? How many days/weeks/months or more of work would you lose in lost data? Do you have current backups of all your software? How many hours would it take you to reinstall Windows, your software and restore all it's data? How long would it take you to put back all the customizations you had? Here's a lot of what you need to know! For more information on how to protect yourself, call or email The GoTo Tech Guru!
It's a confusing world out there with Viruses & Malware! They're all bad, but what's the difference?? To understand and how they impact you, see the link below. Software protection against these will depend on how you use your PC/Mac. Remember, there's no 100% solution, but you can and should protect yourself! Read on here ...
Apple just announced the new iPhone 7 !!!
The new iPhone 7 camera features optical image stabilization, a wider aperture to let in more light, a high-speed sensor, new true-tone flash, and a new image signal processor.
As expected, the iPhone 7 Plus features two 12 MP cameras – one featuring a wide angle lens and one featuring a telephoto lens, allowing true optical zoom up to 2x and software zooming up to 10x, as well as the new ability to take photos with a shallow depth of field for stunning portraits.
The new Retina display is 25% brighter, and features a wide color gamut with cinema standard colors, as well as the 3D Touch layer.
The phone is splash and water resistant (not waterproof) and features stereo speakers with a huge jump forward in audio quality. Both phones feature speakers on both the top and the bottom of the device, providing the user with twice the volume and improved sound quality with an increased dynamic range.
The iPhone 7 features LTE Advanced, with speeds up to 450 Mbps for data downloads — over 50 percent faster than iPhone 6s and three times faster than iPhone 6. And thanks to even more LTE bands, you’ll have the best worldwide roaming available in a smartphone.
A new A10 Fusion chip - 64-bit, four-core CPU offers 40% faster processing than Apple’s A9 chip, runs at 1/5th the power, providing the iPhone 7 on average 2 hours more battery life than the iPhone 6s, and a new GPU, which is 50% faster than the GPU found on the A9 chip.
Probably the most controversial aspect of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has been Apple’s decision to axe the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack found on every previous version of the iPhone (and iPod, and almost every other audio-capable device in the past hundred years).
The devices will be available for pre-order on September 9, and will begin shipping on September 16. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is available with iOS 10 in the following models: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB.
... Read about it here in iDropNews and at Apple.com
Here are some great iPhone and iPad tips and hacks that you probably don't know about! Read about them here.
If you often exceed your monthly call minutes, an option may be to make calls over Wi-Fi. The great thing about making calls over Wi-Fi is that it is not limited to just your mobile phone as it can be done on almost any device such as your tablet and PC/Mac. The additional upside is the higher-fidelity Wi-Fi offers, so the sound quality can be much better than on your call plan! The downside is that if you're on a public network or your home network is not properly secured, your call can be bugged. Read here for more info!
If you have multiple contacts on your Android phone, here's how to delete or merge them into a single list!
Need a second number for your cell? Always exceeding your voice minutes and incurring additional costs? Want to have voicemails transcribed and sent to you via text and/or email? Don't want to give out your real cell number? Want to easily block phone numbers? Want to screen callers? Can't bring your cellphone into a secure building but can get calls on your desk phone? Look no further! Google Voice offers all this and more for FREE! You can even choose your own phone number, including an option to get a vanity number (e.g. 222-555-FREE). See the video below and get Google Voice! For more information or help setting up Google Voice, call or email The GoTo Tech Guru!
Do you do a lot of shopping online?? Did you know there are browser apps you can install that can automatically find and apply coupon codes at checkout, without you having to manually search the web and manually enter each/every code one-by-one?
Take a look at Honey and Coupons at Checkout! I've saved tons of $$$!
Did you know you can browse Netflix movies by specific categories such as Action, Drama, Comedy, Foreign, Sci-Fi and much, much more? Read this article to open a whole new world!
There a lot of controversy over whether the iPhone or Android mobile phones are better. At its most basic and fundamental level, the iPhone was designed around security and being intuitive so it's easy to learn and use. The iPhone Operating System (OS), aka iOS, is what's called a closed OS vs. Android's open OS. The latter allows anyone to see its program code and find its vulnerabilities, which is extremely difficult to do with a closed OS. No OS is hack-proof, but why make it easy for hackers by handing them the keys? All iPhone apps are reviewed by Apple for backdoors, hacks, viruses and malware before being released for distribution in iTunes. iPhone apps can only be purchased via iTunes. These are not the case with Android apps, which have no central "police'g", so anyone can write an app to do anything, including turning on your phone's microphone, while the phone is idley sitting on your desk or dinner table, to listen in on your calls! Yes, it's true! There are many, many more reasons which you can read about here and here.
Did you know you can have more than one desktop in Windows 10? It's a built-in feature that can allow you to have a huge fullscreen spreadsheet open in one desktop while having email open in another! All this on a single screen without the need to buy a second monitor! At the time of this writing, there is no limit to the number to virtual desktops you can create; it's only limited by the amount of memory our PC has. See this link for how multiple desktops work! Easy and pie! For more information or help setting up multiple desktops, call or email The GoTo Tech Guru!
Do you print a lot and spend too much $$$ on inkjet ink? There's a solution -- Continuous Ink Systems (CIS). The system consists of a reservoir that contains 10-25 times the amount of ink in a standard inkjet cartridge at a fraction of the cost. Each standard OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) ink cartridge usually contains 5-10 ml of ink while each of the CIS ink reservoirs can contain up to 50 ml. There is a big savings on ink. A standard set of five (5) OEM ink cartridges usually costs $80-$90. A set of five (5) CIS ink bottles, each containing as much as 10x the amount of ink costs 50% less! See this video for more information or call me!
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!