Tag Archive: Connection


Here’s how to use Google Maps without any sort of internet connection

I’ve been on many a trip where I didn’t have a good cell signal or Wi-Fi, and really needed to know where I was going. Thank goodness that Google Maps allows you to download maps of broad areas for offline use. You can also have them update with the latest information when you are back online. This little tip is also handy if you’re in an area with congested cell signals, risk of low or no signals, or  [Read More…]

Troubleshooting PS4 online connection issues made easy

Technology isn’t perfect. The PlayStation Network goes down from time to time, preventing you from playing your favorite games, but sometimes the problem is on your end. When you need to troubleshoot your online connection to properly diagnose the problem as best as possible, you can do so through the PS4 settings or by unplugging a few cables (yes, the old “turn it off, turn it back on again” method).

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AnTuTu’s apps removed from Play Store over connection with Cheetah Mobile

Guilt by association.

What you need to know The popular suite of AnTuTu benchmarking apps has been removed from the Google Play Store. It was most likely due to its association with Cheetah Mobile after Google recently purged all of CM’s apps for violating Play Store policies. In a statement, AnTuTu ensures that Cheetah Mobile is only an investor and has nothing to do with the operations at the company.

In February, Google made the announcement that  [Read More…]

The FCC just made your connection faster by unlocking the ‘OnGo’ band

15 new channels in the 3.5GHz range are already supported by plenty of phones for LTE use, but OnGo is important for 5G, too.

The FCC just finished a six-year set of talks with the CBRS Alliance (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) and authorized commercial use of what’s known as the 3.5GHz CBRS band.

3.5GHz service is in-between super-low bands like T-Mobile’s 600Mhz and mmWave such as Verizon’s 28GHz.

Previously held exclusively by the Department of Defense for  [Read More…]

Forget ANC and give me a stronger connection to my earbuds

I carry both an Android and an iPhone, but I only keep one set of headphones on me. When it was time to go wireless, I tried a number of different pairs, and ended up settling on a set of AirPods. I mostly loved them — past tense, because I ran them through the washing machine and they died. This is a problem that wireless earbuds will need to fix, and I suspect that true waterproofing will come  [Read More…]

Having connection issues with Disney+? Try these fixes to keep binging!

Disney+ has finally launched to the masses, so we can all get our fix of Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, National Geographic, and Fox all in one place. Launch week usually has some jitters and kinks with servers that need to be worked out, but what if you’re still having some connection issues with trying to get to your Disney+ content? Let’s fix those pesky connection issues.

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Microsoft’s Your Phone service goes down, throwing up connection errors

Connection errors are currently plaguing the Your Phone service.

What you need to know Microsoft’s Your Phone app and service are down right now. Users may experience connection errors between their phone and the Your Phone app. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix.

Updated August 26, 2019: The service issues seem have been resolved. Your Phone should be working as normal now.

If you’ve noticed the Your Phone app on your  [Read More…]

For only $2.75 a month you can use NordVPN to secure your browser’s connection

Security is important.

Have you ever stopped to think about how much of your day you spend connecting to networks that aren’t your own? Whether you’re working at a Starbucks, trying to finish something up at the airport before your flight, or sitting in the public library, odds are you’re connected to a network that isn’t the most secure without even thinking about it. Daily we do things like accessing our bank account, pay bills, send personal  [Read More…]

For as little as $3.29 a month you can use NordVPN to secure your browser’s connection

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a VPN deal you won’t want to pass up!

Have you ever stopped to think about how much of your day you spend connecting to networks that aren’t your own? Whether you’re working at a Starbucks, trying to finish something up at the airport before your flight, or sitting in the public library, odds are you’re connected to a network that isn’t the most secure without  [Read More…]

Digital Offers: Secure your internet connection for $79

How secure is your internet connection? When you’re travelling or using a public network, can you guarantee that your private information will be safe from hackers and other sketchy types? Most of us jump onto public networks and never stop to think about the access we might be granting to total strangers. That includes not only your passwords, but your messages and photos, too. Add to that the fact that, depending on where you’re travelling, public networks may not even  [Read More…]