Share, , Google Plus, Pinterest,


Posted in:

Weekend of March 20, 2020 – Hour 3

Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss NBCUniversal movie releases for the home market, a bill to replace foreign suspect network equipment, and more.

Derek in Erie, Pennsylvania listens on Money Radio WPSE and asked: “I’m trying to combine a laptop and a cellphone – basically be able to make calls from an unlocked laptop or tablet-type device with a keyboard on it so I can also e-mail. Not sure if that’s possible, and that’s what I’m looking to get answered.”

Derek, what you’re describing is something that is expected to become more common as 5G rolls out. There used to be plenty of laptops with their own phone service as a way to provide them internet on the go, they just usually lacked the capacity to make real phone calls.

Today you can easily make WiFi calls on laptops through third-party services like Google Voice or Skype, and some computers like Apple’s line can make phone calls from a linked number on a compatible phone.

These days the easiest way to get what you want would just be to tether the computer to a phone for the service as needed, but stay tuned, computers with their own phone service are expected to make some kind of a comeback soon.

intotomorrow_logoWhen you participate on the show – anytime 24/7 – and we HEAR you with any consumer tech question, comment, help for another listener, tech rage or just share your favorite App these days … you could win prizes.

TurboTax: Online codes good for ANY of their products to help you file your income tax fast and easily.

WiZ: Wi-Fi connected color-changing LED lightbulbs. Works with Alexa, Google and Siri.

Lisa Cini: Copies of her book, Boom: The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Leveraging Technology

EZVIZ: Indoor Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Security Cameras

BACtrack: C6 Keychain Breathalyzer – easily estimate your alcohol level

All CALLERS — using the AUDIO option on our Free App or 1-800-899-INTO(4686)  – automatically qualify to win prizes.

Audio archived for at least 6 months

Share, , Google Plus, Pinterest,

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

4094 posts