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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There are a lot of navigation apps in the iOS and Android stores, but the three major players are: Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Find out here which is best for you!
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Many of us Amazon Alexa users are stuck in a rut and we don’t even know it. We say things like “Alexa, play my music” and “Alexa, what is the weather for today?” Those are handy commands, but they barely scratch the surface of what this very capable voice assistant can do. See here for a complete list of Amazon Alexa commands you didn’t know you could use!
Did you know that you can use Google Street View to look at old photos of locations all over the world? Use it to get a blast from the past! You can look back as far as 2007. Here's how!
I recently installed PlayOn.tv on my Windows 10 Pro laptop and love it. It allows you to watch live TV on your laptop in HD. Best of all, it's FREE!
One of the coolest features is that it can also function as a DVR on your PC (you can even record most Netflix movies in standard .mp4 format for playback on most devices). So if you know you're going to be flying and want to watch a game or movie you missed, now you can ... even in HD!
PlayOn also enables users to access and organize many online video streaming sites, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Comedy Central, ESPN, MLB, and a lot more (over 100 in total). It has a ton of features!
Best of all, the streaming version is free and the DVR option is just a one-time charge of $39.99 (lifetime). Check out this great Windows Plug-in here! As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with installation and configuration.
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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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Want to know what goes into the design of a space suit and what it's like to wear one? I was surprised to learn there is so much to it! Watch this fun video to learn more!
Did you know you can listen to radio stations from around the world, including the USA, over a simple internet connection?? No station scanning, no antenna fussing, no static - it is world radio at your fingertips. Check it out here!
This video will show you iPhone accessories to help make your picture taking more worry-free, enjoyable and produce professional images!
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.
For the second year in a row, digital marketing agency Stone Temple has found that Google Assistant is the smartest digital assistant on the market. Stone Temple asked approximately 5,000 questions in an attempt to figure out which smart speaker made use of the most intelligent digital assistant and Google came out on top. The company asked the same questions of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Assistant. The questions for Assistant were asked with a Google Home device as well as a smartphone equipped with Assistant. Get the scoop here!
More and more smartphones are adopting USB-C, a rising cable standard — but there aren't yet many quality USB-C headphones available. Some device makers are now releasing their own branded USB-C headphones to sell alongside their USB-C smartphones. Many USB-C headphones are on the pricier side and may have limited smartphone compatibility. Read the full story.
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LG Display showed off an intensely futuristic 18-inch OLED display that could be bent and rolled up just like a newspaper. That prototype has grown to 65 inches in size, with the company announcing that it’s managed to scale up the tech to the dimensions of a large TV. The LG Display also happens to have UHD (aka 4K) resolution. Read all about it here!
The Microsoft Surface Book is a wonderful device, a great crossover between a tablet and PC. There are many similarities from its CPU chip and high-end graphics to storage and even Windows 10. But there are also many gaps that need to be improved upon before it can truely be your one and only PC. Read here for the scoop!
Between Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, and Samsung Bixby, which do you choose? Some can help you do everything from looking up train times to controlling a smart home — but it can be hard to keep track of which one can do what. The level of sophistication depends on which you choose and what you want out of it. So how do you figure out which is for you? ... Well, read on here ...
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!