The debate about whether Android phones are better than the iPhone has been a long debate, with neither side budging ... until now. And it looks like the advantage Apple has is at a fundamental basic level. Read here to get the scoop!
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Google Maps has a feature that shows how long you can expect to wait at places like restaurants and stores. By knowing how busy a place is, and how long of a wait you can expect, you can save time by planning to go on another day or at a different time. Check it out here!
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If you don’t have the need or the budget to upgrade your smartphone, then the next best thing is buying an upgrade for the phone you’ve already got. Cases, battery packs, and wireless charging pads are the obvious calls, but there are a ton of more exciting upgrades out there! Check them out here!
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People always say you should upgrade your RAM. But what is it, anyways? Random access memory, or RAM, is one of the most important components of not only desktop PCs, but laptops, tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles. Without it, doing just about anything on any system would be much, much slower. But what is RAM really?!
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But are you charging your smartphone properly? According to research, you are probably making charging mistakes that are shortening your battery's lifespan.
Here are a few dos and don'ts of battery charging you may not know about.
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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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Slowly but surely, we're moving closer and closer to the super-connected, ultra-fast, 5G world tech companies have been promising us for years. Here's what you need to know about the state of 5G right now.
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If you live in one of these few cities, you're about to get the fast mobile 5G. AT&T announced on February 21, 2018 the first locations that will receive its new mobile 5G network. The company says a dozen cities will receive the new, lightning-fast internet and will announce additional cities in the coming months. Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless provider, plans to roll out 5G home internet by the end of the year, but AT&T claims it will be the first to deliver standalone mobile 5G. Read all about it here!
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Software locks that carriers put on phones restricting their use on other networks prevent many consumers from having total freedom when it comes to choosing a provider. This is also important if you want to change carriers later. The place where you purchase your locked or unlocked phone is also very important if you want to change carriers later. Read here to find out all the ins and outs.
Having a broken phone isn't a great situation especially for long but there’s always the question of whether to stump up the cash for a professional repair or have a go at fixing it yourself (assuming you’ve no insurance or warranty coverage). Here is a guide for deciding when to tackle some DIY repairs and when to leave it to the experts.
Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab. Much of it’s coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors — but what are they and what do they all actually do?
Here’s all you need to know.
How does it work and is it really all that superior to just plugging your phone into the wall every night? Here’s what you need to know about wireless charging, including the Pros and Cons, and what you need to make it work.
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Like most things with technology, it's not a simple yes or no answer. "It all depends on the make and model of the device. If you're able to get into the phone, there's always a chance for you to recover deleted text messages. Getting the texts you want, that's up in the air. If you're looking to recover deleted data, we're at the mercy of what's left on the device." says Trent Leavitt, manager of computer forensics at Decipher Forensics. Read here to find all the in's & out's.
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Shattering iPhones could become a thing of the past if new diamond screens are given the green light for mass production. Get the scoop!
If you’re looking for love, you might want to ditch your old smartphone — at least according to new data from a popular dating site. Women are 92 percent more likely than men to judge their suitors for having an aging handset. But there's more!
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If you need some extra storage space and your device supports it, then a MicroSD card is an obvious place to start. Read here for a look at what to consider and suggest for some of the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone.
Based on research of the best data networks, many of these smaller telecom companies offer 4G LTE coverage comparable to Verizon or AT&T — since most of them use existing infrastructure built out by the “Big Four.” If you’re an iPhone owner who’s looking for the best smartphone plan deals, read on here.
Microsoft is releasing a new Photos Companion app for iOS and Android, designed to make it much quicker to get photos from a phone to a PC. The app works by temporarily linking (via QR code) to the Windows 10 photos app. You can send multiple photos over the same Wi-Fi network, and they appear immediately in the photos app. The app doesn’t permanently link to a Windows 10 PC and is useful if you don’t automatically back up your photos to a cloud service. Check it out here!
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Phones using the Android operating system silently transmit data back to the servers of Google, including everything from GPS coordinates to nearby wifi networks, barometric pressure, and even a guess at the phone-holder’s current activity. As a result, Google holds more extensive data on Android users than some ever realize. That data can be used by the company to sell targeted advertising. It can also be used to track into stores those consumers who saw ads on their phone or computer urging them to visit.1 This also means governments and courts can request the detailed data on an individual’s whereabouts. Find out here how and what Google is tracking!
Cybercrime, data breaches, and internet attacks are on the rise. In fact, it is estimated that the global economy will lose around $2 trillion by 2019 due to cybercrime. Through your router, Hackers can hijack and harvest your personal information, commandeer your smart devices, install malware on your computer and redirect your traffic to fake websites. This newly discovered malware campaign does precisely that. If you're not careful about, cybercriminals can quickly all drain your bank accounts without warning! Enter Roaming Mantis, which propagates itself not via third-party app downloads nor phishing scams but via a technique known as DNS hijacking via your router! Find out here how to protect yourself!
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Thousands of popular children’s apps available for download on Google Play may be violating child privacy laws, according to a new study, drawing more attention to big tech’s data-collection efforts.
The researchers found that potential privacy violations came in different forms. More than 1,100 children’s apps collect identifying information from kids using tracking software whose terms of service actually prohibit their use for children’s apps. Researchers also found that nearly half the apps are not taking “reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected from children.” Get the details and scoop here!
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Your phone battery gets run down much faster with the wireless method, as compared to cable charging. Although this phone is primarily focused toward the iPhone, the problem applies to all current-day rechargable batteries. Get the scoop here!
Cell-site simulators, called IMSI catchers because they capture devices' International Mobile Equipment Identity codes, masquerade as legitimate mobile network cell towers to trick nearby cell phones into connecting. Once linked, they can track a cell phone's location, or even surveil its messages and phone calls.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed for the first time that it is aware of unauthorized cell-site simulators, the surveillance tools often called stingrays or IMSI Catchers, in various parts of Washington DC. Though some can scan up to a mile radius, most are fairly localized. But even this isn't much consolation in Washington, where embassies and government buildings are everywhere. Find out the latest here.
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Security researchers have uncovered 89 malicious Google Chrome extensions on the official Chrome store that can inject ads, code to secretly mine cryptocurrency, and load a tool to record and replay a person's browsing activities. According to researchers at Trend Micro, this collection of extensions affected over 423,000 users and was used to form a new botnet called "Droidclub." Find out here which extensions these are and how they work. Learn more here about cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin.
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There is a fairly new scam making the rounds. It's known as a porting or port-out scam. A fraudster finds out critical information about you such as your name, phone number, Social Security number, date of birth and more. Much of this information is obtainable on the Dark Web thanks to the massive Equifax data breach that we learned about last year.
A criminal that has your name, phone number, SSN, date of birth and more will call your mobile phone service provider pretending to be you, and tell them that you're switching to another company but want to keep your phone number. Transferring your number from say, Verizon to AT&T, is a process called porting.
The porting process takes up to 24 hours to complete. During this time both phones will be functional. Meaning, any text messages that you receive on your phone will also be seen by the scammer on the phone your number is being transferred to. If you have two-factor authentication set up on your bank accounts, or any online sites for that matter, the scammer will be able to get the code needed to log into your account. From there, you could become a victim of identity theft and even have money stolen from your bank accounts.
Now, don't let this turn you against two-factor authentication. It's an important security feature that you should be using whenever possible.
The problem isn't two-factor, it's the criminals trying to rip you off. There are ways to prevent falling victim to these types of scams, keep reading for suggestions.
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