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Verizon to Phase Out Its 3G Network by 2023

According to King, Verizon is continuing to remove its existing 3G customers from the aging network. It’s been a slow process with Verizon announcing it was planning to shut off its 3G network in 2019. The carrier then stopped activating 3G phones starting in July 2018. Verizon initially delayed that shutdown to 2020, and now it is holding off until 2023. Currently, Verizon’s 3G network is still fully operational. Even though it isn’t activating 3G phones and hasn’t been since…


Apple Will Replace Defective AirPods Pro for Free in New Service Program

Apple recently updated its website with details on this new replacement program. Whether you are having issues or not, all AirPods owners should review this information, so they know what to expect if they have problems in the future. The recent worldwide service program is extensive, covering all AirPods Pro units manufactured before October 2020. It addresses AirPods with audio issues, including the following: Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise, or while talking on the…


Working from Home for the Foreseeable Future?

Here are Some Tech Suggestions Working remotely was already a trend before the pandemic arrived, but now that it’s here, entire industrial sectors have moved to a remote structure. That change is here to stay for at least the next few months (and maybe forever, in the case of a few companies). However, very few of us have our homes set up to double as high-tech business offices, so the transition hasn’t exactly been smooth or easy for the new…


How to Sanitize Your Xbox Controllers

Yuliasis/Shutterstock Xbox controllers of every variety will gather dirt, germs, and much more over time. While certain solutions will work on some controllers, most disinfectant wipes shouldn’t be used on Xbox One and Xbox Elite controllers. You’ll know when your Xbox controllers are in dire need of a good cleaning, as they may begin to malfunction. Buttons can stick, joysticks can degrade, and so much more. Generally speaking, it’s always important to both clean and sanitize all of your controllers…


What to Do If You Spilled Water or Coffee on Your Laptop

mdbildes/ Laptops and liquids are a bad combination, but accidents happen. If you’re reading this after a spill, the first thing you should do is turn off your machine, and then remove the power cable and battery as soon as possible. Warning: Electricity and water do not mix! You could cause yourself serious harm or further damage your computer. Before touching the laptop, make sure your hands and the area (or button) you’re touching are completely dry. Power Off Now! For…


How to Disinfect Your Mouse and Keyboard You probably don’t clean your mouse and keyboard very often, but you should. It’s especially important if you share a computer with others. Right now, it could also prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Cleaning your computer peripherals takes virtually no time at all, and it can prevent you and others from getting sick. You can even use the same cleaning tools you use to disinfect your smartphone. RELATED: How to Disinfect Your Smartphone What You’ll Need Cleaning and disinfecting…


How Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro Compares to the 1994 Trackpad Mac

Apple Apple unveiled a new iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard with a trackpad in March 2020. This is the first time Apple’s pushed a trackpad for iPads. It reminded us of the company’s first laptop with a trackpad: the Powerbook 500 series, released 26 years ago. Considering the historic nature of this release, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at the PowerBook 540c. Let’s compare it to the new iPad Pro and see how far Apple’s…


PWA vs Native App: How to Choose the Right Mobile Applications

Today, there is a worthy alternative to this basic type of apps – Progressive Web Apps. First introduced by Google in 2015, these are characterized by high performance, they practically don’t consume storage device memory, are compatible with any OS, and are better promoted through the Google search engine. Please have a look the below infographic for Native vs. PWA mobile apps.


What is an eGPU, and Why Should I Want One?

Imagine a perfect world, where you can buy the thinnest, lightest, and sleekest laptop around, but still get the same amount of gaming horsepower out of it that you’d expect out of a full-tower desktop. For years, the idea of supercharging a regular old laptop by plugging in an external graphics card was stuck in the realm of fantasy, a task that only the most hardcore DIY-ers would take on after a weekend in their garage and enough circuit board soldering…


The 12 Days of Better Personal Cybersecurity

‘Tis the season – to take cybersecurity personally and seriously. Lots of people – maybe even including you and yours – will give and receive connected electronic devices this holiday gift-giving season. From smart speakers to video doorbells to smartphones, tablets, and more, the New Year will see many people engaging with new connected devices, at home and at work. The problem? Each of these devices represents a possible entry point for acts of online malfeasance. And bad actors are…


Battlefield 5 review | A great WW2 shooter lies beneath a slim, scrappy and confusing release

Battlefield 5 is without doubt one of the most perplexing video game releases of recent years. Not because there isn’t a thunderous, entertaining World War II multiplayer shooter here, because there is. But because it is so resolutely unfinished. Even putting aside the staggered release that publisher EA has begun to put into practice (with EA Access subscribers and Deluxe Edition owners getting to play the game early), Battlefield 5 arrives on its official release date with chunks missing. Faded out menu…


How to Reactivate Windows 10 After a Hardware Change

Did your PC suffer a catastrophic failure requiring new hardware? Have you upgraded to better components and Windows 10 just doesn’t recognize your PC? This guide shows you how to reactivate Windows 10 after a hardware change. What Counts As a Hardware Change? That’s an area even Microsoft won’t fully explain. Instead, the company provides this statement on its website: “If you make significant hardware changes on your device, such as replacing your motherboard, Windows will no longer find a…