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.
We all like to think we could spot a scam from a mile away, but sneaky criminals are constantly improving their techniques and coming up with clever ways to extract financial and personal information. So how good are you at sniffing out at scam?
Here’s a quick test that can tell you.
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!
Your posts can be evidence. Anything you post or write through the site could be used against you in a court of law. While privacy settings may limit who can view your posts in a general sense, when the law gets involved, you might have to share more than you want. Find out here how this came to be and what's involved.
One of the most popular new trends hackers are using is to steal access to a user's webcam and spy on the user for potentially ransom-worthy footage. If the camera on your computer has been compromised, hackers may have an open window into your life and you may never know. So how do you know if hackers have infiltrated your device and what can you do about it? Find out here!
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As most know, VPN offers the benefit of securing your internet traffic. This is accomplished when your data goes through a secure connection. That means yes, you are using data when you use one. If you are on a plan that has a data cap, you will use an additional amount with a VPN, more than without a VPN. Find out why this is and how it works here. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with any questions or the implementation of VPN on your computers.
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.
Whether you are being censored by your government or a private or public organization, you know that online censorship is more common than people think. Connecting to a VPN is easy to do and will solve the problem most of the time. However, you may have experienced some situations that stop that process. Those include blockades by governments, schools, colleges, and even many private companies. If you are not in the targeted area to view some content, you will be blocked because of geo-restrictions.
This guide will help you bypass VPN restrictions. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with any questions or the implementation of VPN on your computers.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) redirects your connection to the Internet via a remote server run by a VPN provider. This way, the VPN server becomes a secure launching pad for you before you access various websites. All the network traffic between your device and the VPN server is directed through a secure virtual tunnel. All of the data sent and received is encrypted. Best of all, your device appears to have the IP address of the VPN server, protecting your true identity. As far as websites are concerned, you’re browsing from the server’s geographical location, not your computer’s location.
There are two types of VPN, which are different and can make a difference depending on your goal. This article will explain the differences and how best to leverage them. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with any questions or the implementation of VPN on your computers.
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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Original Net Neutrality regulations, enacted in 2015, classified broadband service as a Title II utility under the Communications Act. Basically, ISPs could not discriminate against any legal content. Nor could ISPs slow down access to websites or services based on their content if they were lawful
Net neutrality is dead. Additionally, ISPs could not create “fast lanes,” which give consumers or companies who paid an extra fee faster service.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rollback of net neutrality protections officially kicked in on Monday, June 11, 2018. Find out that this means to you here.
The appeal of escaping Google comes down to privacy. Google collects an alarming amount of data about you. To understand how Google does this, how it affects you, and how to delete your data from Google to protect yourself and be off-the-grid, see this article.
Ever received a file and found out that none of your installed programs can open it? Not every computer has the same programs, program versions or even the same fonts. And what looks fine on your computer might look terrible, or not even open at all, on someone else's system. It may be as simple as converting the unknown file type to something your computer DOES understand! For file conversions of virtually any type, this use free online converter!
Check out these 10 handy, fun and downright helpful ways to use USB thumb drives.
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Google provides users with several other security options, some of which you may have never heard of. Find out here!
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. Click here for the load-down!
Here are some everyday Windows 10 tips to help you organize and maximize your productivity to get you back into the (work)-flow of things.
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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You want to show off pictures to friends and family members—without compromising privacy. Here are the best ways to share photos among a small private group. Read the full story.
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Uber partnered with NASA last year to develop new traffic concepts that will enable safe and efficient operations of robotic flight systems, and is working with aircraft, infrastructure and real estate partners to operate fixed routes between city hubs. The company’s vision for the network, dubbed “uberAir,” would let customers push a button and get high-speed flight in and around cities. Read here to get an insight into the innovation Uber is pushing.
There are so many tech terms out there. Some matter, some not. Networking terms have higher visibility than other terms because so many people need and use the internet, but don't get good quality signals. If you want to be in the know, read here!
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!