This morning I woke up to a long list of alerts from my alarm system, video doorbell and a lamp letting me know they’d lost connectivity for over two hours in the middle of the night. If that happened during waking hours I’d go work at the local library or coffee shop, but in this time of, that’s not possible. Thankfully, anyone with a phone has a built-in backup: Your phone’s hotspot feature can act as a mini Wi-Fi
Weather apps provide one of the most basic but important tasks, giving you a forecast to plan your day and week. Depending on which one you choose to download, you may also get added information like monthly forecasts, precipitation totals and humidity levels.
However, any third-party weather app — as in, those that don’t come built-in to your phone — poses a risk, since they operate using location data, and sometimes ask for permissions they don’t actually need. A number of weather apps, including those from AccuWeather, The Weather Channel and WeatherBug, have come under fire or faced lawsuits for
Scams related to theare on the rise. to offer a cure or test kits, but what the scammers are really after is your personal information. With that information, hackers and scammers can do all sorts of things, like take control of your phone number and then access your online accounts.
In January, a published study revealed how incredibly easy it to do, potentially leading to thousands of dollars in fraud — that’s your money on the line. The practice
Millions of people have taken to the Zoom video chat app toand during this . And many have discovered a fun little setting that transforms your video background from the room behind you to outer space or the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. You can even upload a photo to customize your own.
For the most part, Zoom — which is seeing a tremendous rise in use as a result of states— will hold onto your background image pretty well, making for a fun way
Huawei unveiled its flagship phones, the , on Thursday in a livestreamed launch on YouTube. The new phones follow in the footsteps by pulling out all the stops in their cameras. But they won’t support Google services, so they won’t have access to the Google Play Store. The launch event was due to take place in Paris, but due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic, it was pared back to an online-only event.
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TVs and mobile devices without a console or PC, is the company’s leap into the melee of . Google is typically the biggest fish in any pond, but in cloud gaming it competes with other heavy hitters like Microsoft ( ), Nvidia ( ) and Sony (PlayStation Now)., the megacorp’s service to stream playable games on