How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on Your iPhone (AT&T) – The Mac Observer

Jeff Gamet 

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Now that AT&T says it can flip the switch and give iPhone owners Wi-Fi calling, we need to turn it on in our phones. That’s easy to do, and assuming AT&T has enabled Wi-Fi calling in your area, lets you use broadband Wi-Fi connections whenever you have a weak cell signal. Read on to see how to turn it on.

First you need to have a compatible iPhone

. That includes the iPhone 5c

, iPhone

 5s, iPhone

 6 and 6 Plus, and the iPhone

 6s and 6s Plus.

To enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone

, click here for step-by-step instructions:

If Your Wi-Fi Is Terrible, Check Your Router – The New York Times

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The Wirecutter performed a battery of tests on two top-performing

routers with six devices, and the results were unmistakable: If your

current router is at least three years old, there is no reason not to

upgrade to a new router.

Not only can a newer router improve the speed and range for users, the

routers typically have upgraded internal components and strong external

antennas. Many also support the latest Wi-Fi standard — 802.11ac

which has top speeds that are nearly three times faster than the

previous standard, 802.11n, for the fastest wireless devices you can buy

today.

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Grammar Check | Grammarly

Grammarly

https://www.grammarly.com

Grammarly is an online spelling and grammar checker that is easy to use and simple to install as a free browser extension on either Chrome or Safari. The service flags grammar or spelling issues and suggests alternatives while explaining the reasoning behind its suggestions. Like most products of this kind, there is a free browser extension, which corrects about 150 types of grammar and spelling errors, and a premium version that will spot and correct more than 250 kinds of errors. Most people find that the free version is sufficient. However, those who are writing professionally or particularly concerned with their grammar may want to upgrade to the pay version in order to access the full service. Once installed and an account is created, Grammarly automatically becomes active during all your online writing, including email and social media. [CNH]

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NASA crowdsources spacesuit durability testing–Gizmag

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NASA is developing the next generation of suit technologies that will enable deep space exploration by incorporating advancements in science and technology,” says Jason Crusan, director of Advanced Exploration Systems in NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. “We have learned a lot about space suit performance through our experience on the International Space Station, and designing for a planetary surface will require us to build on that knowledge.”

The agency is asking entrants to create a test with the ability to simulate the level of fiber degradation associated with exposure to lunar dust and dirt. The results will need to detail any damage (such as cuts, color changes or tears) caused to the material, as well as detail the size and volume of particles that make it through the various layers of the garment.

Upon completion of the competition, NASA expects to award three US$5,000 prizes. 

Details on how to apply can be found here.

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