5G: The Next Frontier in Wireless Technology

You’ve probably heard your wireless carrier talking about how 5G is coming soon, but what does 5G really mean? 5G stands for “5th Generation” technology, and although it could be a year or so before we know exactly what all will be included in the full 5G experience, as the standard won’t be set until sometime in 2018, but we’re ...

Avoid Consolidating All Accounts with a Single Tech Giant

At first glance, it probably sounds super convenient to use one company for all of your online technology needs, but there are several reason why the team at ATB encourages you to spread your business around. For starters, even the most successful companies, including tech powerhouses such as Google, Facebook and Apple, have their strengths and weakness. Just a quick ...

The Net Neutrality Debate – And What It Means For You

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard a lot of discourse on the topic, including talks that the Trump administration is strongly considering a repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations. But what does that all really mean for consumers anyhow? Let’s start with the basics. What Is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality describes the Open Internet ...

Apple’s iPhone Turns 10

Believe it or not, in September 2017 the iPhone will enter its second decade of existence, and in celebration of this milestone, all signs seem to indicate that Apple plans to release the 10th anniversary edition iPhone 8. Rumors have it that this won’t just be another run-of-the-mill update, but rather a radical redesign, including an edge-to-edge curved glass front ...

Your Browsing History Isn’t As Private As You Think

If you’re like many people, you probably haven’t stopped to think about how valuable your internet browsing data might be, but believe us when we tell you it’s a gold mine of information for advertisers. And now that Congress has repealed the internet privacy protections that had been approved by the FCC under the Obama administration, it’s becoming increasingly certain ...

Hajime Creates Botnet of More than 300,000 IoT Devices

There’s no denying that the future of technology will include the Internet of Things (IoT), but one thing is becoming increasingly clear – devices that connect to the internet without robust security measures in place are easy targets for hackers. First it was Mirai and now it’s Hajime, and it’s only a matter of time before the next IoT malware ...

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) the Key to Cyber Security?

Digital threats are an ongoing concern for any person or business with internet connectivity. Even the best firewalls and virus protection cannot completely eliminate risk, and as business data is an increasingly important asset, companies are starting to look for more technologically advanced ways of protecting it. British based IT firm, Darktrace, for example, is working on a new artificial ...

When In Doubt, Throw it Out

IT security continues to be one of the biggest threats to individuals and businesses and criminal hackers are always looking for new scams that will lure unsuspecting email users into opening attachments or clicking embedded links from fake email addresses that are masked to look like they’re coming from trusted sources. The most recent iteration of this cyber scam is ...

And You Thought Today’s Macs Were Expensive…

Forty years ago, two friends named Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs were building computers in a home garage. Between April 1976 and September 1977, about 200 Apple I computers were manufactured and sold. This computer was particularly noteworthy at the time because all you needed to use it was a keyboard and a functioning TV set, which was a much ...

Intel Makes Big Play in the Autonomous Vehicle Game

Believe it or not, Intel isn’t just about computer processing chip technology. For several years now, Intel has had a division dedicated to developing technology associated with making driverless cars a mainstream reality, but they haven’t been a big enough player to make a big impact on the market. That all changed in mid-March, however, when Intel announced that they ...