When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine. There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down that you need to know about.
You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Did they end up in a junk folder? Were the messages just ignored? Are your recipients even receiving them? The ambiguity can be frustrating.
Thumb drives used to be so cool. They were simple and portable, and yes, about the size of a human thumb. Those days are over. Cloud technology has made USB drives redundant and worse, a liability since they could easily get lost. Most of them have vanished into junk drawers, exiled with old cellphones and various chargers, forgotten. It’s time to give thumb drives a new lease on their electronic lives.
The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. With different areas of data collection, if you are trying to maintain some semblance of your privacy, you’ll definitely want to check these five not-so-obvious settings.
People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality. But even as Echo wins over more fans, critics are still skeptical. Alexa is always listening. Our voices are recorded and stored. Owners worry that their Echo will be hacked, allowing strangers to hear our daily activities. Before you welcome Alexa into your life, consider some security settings.