Tech tools Americans are turning to, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Kurt Knutsson, the Cyberguy, reveals the top tech tools people are using to communicate during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting every American in some way, and right now, technology has become an even bigger part of our lives. Millions of people are working from home trying to connect with friends via their other phones and computers, and kids are learning online. Kurt Knutsson, the Cyberguy, breaks down some tech tools you may have never thought you'd be relying on.
Boosting cell phone signals in the home.
You're probably getting the same questions I am constantly, which is I'm now at home, I'm working from home, we're spending so much time at home. I've got some internet glitches. It seems like everybody's on there all at the one time. Well, good news is I have been testing out something, this technology that I never knew I needed will boost our cell phone signals while inside the house. It's called Surecall Fusion4Home. And this is the omni/whip version, which doesn't have wires. You hook this to your roof on one end, and you put the box inside your house and suddenly, it brings the cellular connection inside your house so that the whole family has super fast data, has no dropped calls. It really, really genuinely works amazingly, and it's affordable at 260 bucks on Amazon.
Video apps for communication.
A lot of people are also asking, first of all, how do you add people to a single video call like on FaceTime? Well, everybody now is discovering the best group app for video chats is Zoom. Zoom is widely popular because it doesn't matter what device anybody has. They can use Zoom on just about any device, and it's super easy to invite people onto it. Some privacy concerns there. Just make sure that you're aware of them when you're using Zoom And then also, one that the teens are buzzing about- House Party app is one where you can invite up to about eight friends. This is for teens and you can play games on it. That is super popular, and then in terms of the easiest video app, it's going to be FaceTime, but the downside with that is everybody's got to have an Apple device for FaceTime to work, but you can add people to the call, and it's a very smart interface help. Whoever's talking, their picture becomes bigger on a screen as you're using it.
Apps to communicate with your doctor.
And then you never knew that you wouldn't actually want to go see your doctor in person at this point, but you may need some care for some issues that are going on in life, be it serious or be it minor. Well, telemedicine is now huge. Telehealth apps, there are a dozen or so we looked at. Some of the best three: MDlive is one, Doctor on Demand is another one, Healthtap is another popular one. What you're going to want to do is go to your doctor and find out, just call the office, or maybe can look on their associated website and see what app they may use. You can speak with your own doctor, or you could go to a different doctor and just do it 24/7 Doctor on Demand. The average price runs from about 75 to about $100 for a visit virtually by text or by video call, suggested mainly for just minor issues.
Online news for Coronavirus stories.
And then also incredible resource here. Foxnews.com has turned into really an amazing destination for Coronavirus stories. We have a daily coronavirus newsletter that you can sign up for. For example, Pete's talking about Holy Week, and if you can't go to your own church, well, we've got resources for you at foxnews.com for that and then, of course, for all of the tech details, if you got questions, you want some tips, you're having the same struggles everybody's going through, cyberguy.com will have the information posted there on the tech side of things.
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