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I’m sure you’ve all seen the ads for the latest and greatest 5G cellular service from the likes of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. It boasts super-fast speeds that let you download a whole TV series in seconds and have your Facebook feed load in a blink of an eye. But if you read the fine print and watch some reviews, you will learn the 5G is a joke and has no visual benefit, at least for now. So, let’s take a look at what 5G is, where it’s at, and where it’s going.

Like 2G, 3G, 4G, and later…


Think of all the important files on your Mac. Your massive photo collections of your children growing up, that vacation you took a couple of years ago, or that party you went to in your younger days. How about your important documents from work or school. Now think what would happen if all of that disappeared in an instant. Maybe you lose your MacBook, or it’s stolen. Maybe something inside your computer fails, like your storage drive. Or, one day, you turn on your computer, and nothing happens. In an instant, all those memories are gone, and all that hard…


On the surface, the internet may seem to be a complicated web of computers spread throughout the world, but as the end-user, you probably will never notice it. You just open your internet browser, type in your question or website you would like to visit, and bam, in a blink of an eye, you’re transported to that location. Now, you’re probably thinking that looking any further into this subject would go completely over your head. So, let’s simplify it and take an elementary look at how the internet works.

To examine this process, I will compare it to something…


Has someone handed you a business card recently? What did you do with it? Put it in your wallet? Cram it into your desk drawer? Recently I’ve been handed a lot of business cards, and it got me thinking: is there a better way to share information? I think I found the solution, an NFC tag.

Do you use a mobile payment service like Apple Pay or Google Pay when checking out at a store? Then you have used NFC (Near-Field Communication). This is the technology that sends your payment information wirelessly and securely to the payment terminal…


Last week, we took a look at the Apple Ecosystem and some of the continuity features that keep all of your Apple devices connected, like Universal Clipboard, AirDrop, Handoff, and more. I will leave a link to that video below. Today, we will continue looking at continuity features within the Apple Ecosystem.

For the best results, here are some settings you want to take a look at. First, all of your devices should be running the latest software updates and signed into the same iCloud account with 2-factor authentication enabled. Also, Bluetooth should be enabled, and all of your…


Have you ever been in a situation where you need to make a phone call but don’t have service? Maybe you’re in your basement or the back of a store. Well, today I’m going to show you how to make a normal phone call over Wi-Fi.

First, you’re going to need an iPhone 5c or newer (aka an iPhone released after 2013) and a supported carrier network. I will leave a link below to an Apple support doc that lists the iPhone features each of the big carriers supports. …


Have you ever heard of the Apple Ecosystem? I’m referring to the magical continuity between all of your Apple devices, like your iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AppleTVs, and AirPods. All of these devices can talk and integrate into ways other companies haven’t been able to master. So, let’s take a look at some features that connect all of your Apple products, making it harder to switch.

Before taking a look at any individual features, here are the requirements to yield the best results. First, all of your devices should be running the latest software updates and signed into…


When you turn on a computer for the first time, what’s the first thing you do? Probably open an internet browser and install Chrome. Since Chrome was released, it quickly rose to the top spot. While up there, it’s hit a few snags, like Google’s extreme data collection policies, security issues, and performance problems. So, why settle with Google Chrome when you have so many other options!

On the surface, you have multiple browsers to choose from, like Safari, Google Chrome, and Edge, to name a few. …


So you’re ready to ditch your cable subscription and go all-in with online streaming. Are you trying to get your cable bill lower? Tired of commercials? Don’t watch TV live anymore? Whatever the reason here are some online streaming options and what you need to get started.

Internet

First, you’re going to want a solid internet connection. Look into getting speeds around 100Mbps or higher. The more people you have streaming the higher speed you will want to get. For better stability and performance make sure you have a good WIFI connection or even better plug your device directly into the…


If you live in a bigger city, especially in the United States chances are a local internet service provider (or ISP) has tried to sell you “blazing fast fiber gigabit internet”. Yes, 1,000 Mbps or 1 Gbps is really fast and it sounds really cool. But, is it worth the high price? Let’s take a look.

Shortfalls of Cable

For most people, your internet comes from a local cable provider like Spectrum or Comcast. Because there is not enough bandwidth or space in the physical cable for TV, phone, and internet to pass through the download speeds, like when opening this post…

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