This year, we lost some once-iconic products that lost their utility long ago, along with some that probably shouldn’t have existed in the first place. Here’s a rundown of the most notable technology that died in 2017.
Did you know that the first laptop computer came out in 1975? You won't believe how much it weighed or the price tag! There have been several versions after this before the invention of what would become today's clamshell design.
See this article for the fun history!
Apple, Samsung and Huawei are all working on Foldable Phones! One of the current obsticles is the need for better and more flexible screen tech to overcome the current limitations of mechanical design. However, as soon as 2018, you may start seeing foldable phones on the market! Get the latest here!
Did you know that you can ask Siri to find photos on your iPhone / iPad by time or location? How about flipping a coin or rolling dice? Siri can even find out what song is playing faster than Shazam! You can find more things Siri can do by reading here!
As of January this year, 2018, Google will start to mark websites without HTTPS as non-secure. Because of this, non-secure websites have had their ability to rank for searches on Google severely diminished.
Luckily for those affected by this change in Googles algorithm adding a standard SSL certificate to your site will allow visitors to securely connect to your website. An SSL certificate will secure all the pages on your website to provide you with:
• A secure place for visitors to learn about and engage with your business
• Increased visibility in search results!
• Peace of mind that your business isn’t the next victim of a hacker
For more information on SSL, read here. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with this and all your IT needs.
The repeal of Net Neutrality ushers in a new chapter of the internet that could eventually transform the way Americans communicate, shop and consume information online. Critics foresee an eventual fracturing of the internet, as some websites and streaming services get a speed advantage over others. And they fear the internet will someday look more like cable TV, with providers acting as gatekeepers, channeling people into bundled packages of websites, apps and services rather than offering unfettered access to the web. Find out here how this heavily disputed issue will affect you!
If there's one thing that both sides can agree on, it's that the internet is increasingly central to our lives. Any change to how it's regulated is a hot button issue. Net Neutrality advocates worry how repeal will impact the next Netflix. Upstart companies may struggle to strike deals with providers and pay up to have their content delivered faster. That could fundamentally alter the future internet landscape. So what does this mean and how will if affect you? Get the latest here!
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted this past Thursday, December 14th, to dismantle its Net Neutrality regulations. But that won’t end the fight over rules that prohibit internet service providers from creating fast lanes for some content, while blocking or throttling others. What will happen to the internet as we knew it now? What will happen next? Is the fight over? Read here for the scoop!
Apple’s revolutionary Face ID tech built-into its high-end iPhone X may very well be “years ahead” of competing facial recognition platforms — however that hasn’t stopped it from being spoofed! The latest Face ID “hack” proves that even our own flesh and blood can be a security liability. Find out here how this 10-year old spoofed his mother's iPhone X!
Facebook’s one-on-one encrypted messaging feature called Secret Conversations is now live for all Android and iOS users. Secret Conversations allows Messenger users to send end-to-end encrypted messages to their Facebook friends. After you send an encrypted message the person receiving it will have to agree to use the Secret Conversations feature. Once they do, they’ll see your message. Read here to find out how to use this wonderful feature. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with your phone issues!
Police could soon have a device that could catch drivers red-handed. It's called a "textalyzer", modeled after a Breathalyzer. The police would see a screen that logs phone activity like the Facebook app, What's app, text messages and phone calls. Plus, everything has a time stamp. No actual content is revealed. The device can also tell the difference between a voice-activated text and typing. Read here for the full scoop.
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This is an older article but still just as illuminating! You’ve probably read at least one story with warnings about using unsecure public Wi-Fi hotspots, so you know that eavesdroppers can capture information traveling over those networks. But nothing gets the point across as effectively as seeing the snooping in action. Not only can a hacker see the website you're going to, they can hijack private accounts on popular Web services such as Gmail, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Facebook.
Read this article on how it happens and how to protect yourself!
As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help you navigate these confusing waters!
If the threat of government intrusion wasn’t enough, tech firms and advertisers have been tracking users and gathering massive amounts of information. Even if you’re unaware of online tracking, it’s still happening (ever notice an ad “following” you around different websites?). Here are four ways that online entities can log your online browsing and activities, as well as some handy tips on how to stop them. Read here to get the scoop! As always, The Go To Tech Guru is here to help with cleaning your PC of these tracking methods!
The “surface web” (ie. the regular web) is essentially what can be indexed by search engines such as Google or Bing, while the “deep web” consists of items that can’t be accessed using a search engine through a standard web browser. Read here for insight into how it all works and the dangers!
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!