Data breaches, theft, and overseas the phone through the levels, new tech, and more-Tech Q&A

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Data Breach Hell

Q: I’m freaked out! With all the data breaches, is there anything I can do to protect myself from getting scammed?

A: no, You’re absolutely right, and it is no exaggeration to say that in 2019, has been a landmark year for data breaches. You could tell this to all new projects are announced almost on a weekly basis, and some of the victims are large financial institutions. Car manufacturers and companies in the medical sector, have also fallen victim. Almost as frightening as the loss of data, don’t even know what data were stolen. There are ways to protect yourself, or at the very least, limit the damage, but you’ll have to act fast. Tap or click here for a list of the most significant data breaches so far this year.

Stop Spam Texts

Q: I’m not sure what’s worse, robocalls or spam text messages! How can I block spam text messages over to my phone.

A: the Spam text at a rapid pace, taking in their own right, packed the mobile phone with a useless or misleading communications. The phone carriers are finally taking this threat seriously, and are trying to track down, and to reduce the “robo” of the market. Still, it is a limit to the number of letters you are receiving, it continues to be a challenge, and some people don’t realize just how much defense they have at their disposal, such as block numbers, text STOP to the number that is in question, or the filing of a complaint with the FTC. Tap or click here to block spam text messages.

Overseas Phone Service

Q: In a couple of months, the wife and I are taking a trip to Rome, italy. How can I make sure that I don’t get hit with a huge phone bill?

A: it is a solution that is both simple and durable, and it works in most other countries: You can buy an “unlocked” smart phone, and when you arrive at the airport, you need to use a local SIM card and installed it. You can usually find a booth at the airport, agents are at the ready to provide you with the service, they will ask you how long you have been in the country, and the variety of packages for you. When a friend recently made a visit to Taiwan, he brought with him an old iPhone, and I was able to get two weeks of unlimited data, for less than $20. This is very useful, especially if you travel frequently. However, if you already have an international data plan, and if you want to use them in a responsible way, to ensure that you have a thing for. Tap or click for your smartphone that can save you a lot of money.

My Favorite App

Q: I like your web-site. Do you have an app on my phone.

A: If you would like to in the consumer technology, you might want to start with, you can sign up for our newsletter. As for an app – yes, we do have one, and that the people have given us a lot of good feedback from the customers. You can have access to news, alerts, and latent functions, which are the regular visitors of the site don’t even know it exists. These articles are always helpful and informative, and they are especially useful for charging your gadgets safe from cyber-criminals and data thieves. You can also get real-time severe weather alerts, no matter where you live. Available for free on ios, Android, and iOS. Tap or click here to download the Komando app.

It is around 4K

Q: Is it a good time to buy a 4K TV? I don’t want to waste money on a tech.

A: no, it’s not a great time to invest in 4K. True, 4K Tvs are great, and the quality of the pictures may shock and amaze you. The Lg’s have just gone out of it, such as an 8K resolution, but it’s hard to say whether or not it improves the viewing experience for the typical viewer. A lot of this gear has been designed for those who like it, and streaming services such as Netflix, allow for a good picture, but it can’t match the quality of the screen. In short, you may want to wait a bit longer, because HDR is about to expand into the consumer’s television set. You’ve probably seen the letters before, this is a file of the type you might be able to use the camera on your phone. But what exactly is it? This requires a bit of explanation, and you just might be for you. Tap or click here to learn more about HDR.

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