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.
I receive so many questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Answering your questions is the best part of my job. This week, I address questions about what Bitcoin is, my take on net neutrality, the best way to mount TVs, and more.
Check fraud has been on the rise lately, perhaps because this antiquated monetary system isn’t as popular as it used to be, and recipients are less defensive than they used to be. Checks take longer to clear than cards and wire transfers, so victims often take more time to realize anything is wrong. But don't fall for these scams.
Scams are getting more clever all the time. After all, crooks can't expect you to fall for the same trick all the time. So they make some updates to their best schemes. Here’s a scam alert, especially for all iPhone owners.
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.