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Traveling? Beware of Unsecured Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

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Nearly every hotel nowadays offers free wi-fi, but a surprising number of them use unsecured wireless networks. Most commonly, the unsecured networks use a captive portal to access the wi-fi network, where a splash screen pops-up in a web browser window before you are granted further access to the network. Often there’s some marginal login requirement, like entering your room number, or email address. Captive portals are different from entering a wi-fi password to join the wireless network, which is necessary when joining a secured network.

But once connected,…

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How to Check iPhone Carrier & Country Compatibility

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Do you travel internationally often with an iPhone? If so, you might want to be knowledgeable about the carriers your iPhone may be compatible with in various countries. This can allow you to use the iPhone in another region or country, usually by swapping out with a local SIM card to get local mobile service.

The model number of the iPhones being sold are often dependent on the region you’re residing in, and they pack different cellular radios to support different LTE bands. So, if you’re travelling abroad or moving to a different region, you need to make…

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