You may have thought about cutting the cord in order to save some money, but you might miss out on your favorite cable news channels like CNN, NBC, etc. Youtube actually has a service called YoutubeTV that features Live TV from over 70 channels, including familiar brands like ESPN, Fox, and ABC. And it costs about $50 per month. Be wary, however, since trying to subscribe to too many internet streaming services like Disney+, Peacock, HBO Max, and Netflix, along with fast internet speeds, will end up costing about as much (or more) as the old cord life!
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Many modern Android 10 phones have a voice recording dictation system that transcribes audio as one talks. For stroke victims or elderly folk who may need voice-to-text technology, this comes in handy for sending messages. Chromebooks can bring up Google Assistant, and users can dictate with that. Afterward, a user or friend can take a look at the text and edit out any inaccuracies.
We cannot stress this enough: if you're still on Windows 7, you should absolutely upgrade to Windows 10 by January 14th. After the 14th, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. It will be fine in the beginning but as more security vulnerabilities get discovered, the more likely your computer on Windows 7 will be at risk.
If you want to give a holiday surprise to a technology geek in your life, consider giving a simple gift card. It may seem lazy or low-effort, but they will undoubtedly find use in it via stores like Newegg or Amazon. Just be careful with gift cards for specific music services (like iTunes) or gaming gift cards for platforms they don't play on (get a Playstation gift card if they use a PS4).
When using an application, services, or a device, you'll be asked to accept the permissions or ToS (terms of service) in order to use said application or device.
It's important now and days to understand what these permissions and terms of service do with your rights and data, and how third parties are using that information. So how does one understand what these permissions & terms of service do?
If you have an iPhone battery swelling up and expanding, it's best to take the cell phone to your nearest Apple Store to get the battery replaced. The store may replace the battery for free since a bad battery can become a hazard (causing a phone to catch on fire or explode). Alternatively, an authorized Apple repair store could help fix the issue. For more on phone battery risk & safety information, check out Leo's recent episode of Ask the Tech Guy at https://youtu.be/LRfvgTFE9zk
Power surges occur most commonly when you regain power to your place after a power outage or during the operation of high-power electrical devices such as air conditioners. Switching between devices that demand a large amount of power can upset the general voltage flow within your electrical system. When a power surge occurs, there is the possibility of your devices using less power to overload on electricity and be fried internally.
Your camera and lenses can get general wear and tear as you continue to use it over time. During that time as well, new firmware updates get released that can fix specific issues with your equipment as well! Take the time to keep your camera gear maintained. Clean your contact points on your camera and lenses with a QTip & appropriate cleaning solution, check for firmware updates on your camera & lenses, and also clean out your camera bag too to clear away dirt.
It's the small things that can help to prolong your camera gear's lifespan.
Short answer: no.
Long answer: most video content we view on televisions are captured at a lower resolution than 4k. However, televisions are starting to have this technology called "upscaling" that will take your videos and scale it up to a higher resolution. In this case, 4096 x 2160. That's great! ... Right?
Overtime, your charging port on your devices can accumulate dirt and gunk. This can occur when having to put in and pull out your phone from your pocket constantly for example. When you do plug in your cable, that dirt, lint, etc. can get pushed into the port and cause the issue of your device not properly charging due to the interference of the dirt in that port.