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Elementary, middle, and high school students will hear the first bell ring in a few weeks and teachers are already getting their classrooms and course schedules set. One thing that hasn't changed much since parents were in school themselves is how teachers communicate outside of the classroom.

If there are children in your house it's a safe bet that there are LEGO blocks and bricks scattered everywhere. As hard as you try to keep things picked up and in toy boxes, those small plastic pieces end up in the strangest places.

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It's not often Facebook that makes a change that most people like. But the social network surprised many people in recent days when it added a new row of tabs in the Facebook smartphone apps. The new row is something Facebook users have wanted for years and it will totally change not only ho…

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According to Amazon's policy, delivery in 3-6 months still falls within the 2-day free shipping promise because the 2-day shipping clock doesn't start until it actually leaves the warehouse and is in the hands of the delivery company.

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Brands resort to lots of tricks to make their products look more appealing to consumers, including fake reviews. Click to learn more about how to spot fake reviews and get a more honest opinion about the product you're thinking purchasing. 

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No one looks forward to Prime Day more than crooks. In a recent survey, 64% of Americans said they'd had at least one package stolen from their doorstep in the previous 12 months. Most of the time, the packages stolen come from Amazon.

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Just before the global pandemic, Google decided to pull the plug on the popular Google Trips planning tool. If you're just now planning a trip again, you'll be happy to know Google Trips is now Google Travel.

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The "In case of emergency" shortcut allows someone to call for help with a tap on the screen. It'll send your location to anyone you add to the list with the message, "I just hit the emergency button, contact me immediately."

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The other day I heard a mom say her kids can't use TikTok because she deleted the app from their phones. Do you know what her kids are saying? Aw, mom, you're adorable. Good try though." Your kids may hate me for telling you this, but deleting an app isn't going to stop them.

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Teenagers today do not like talking on the phone. At least with people they don't know. But they do text and that's how a group of volunteer counselors are connecting with teenagers who need to talk to someone about whatever it is they're struggling with.

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Along with GasBuddy which we've already checked out, GetUpside is a popular smartphone app claiming to help save money at the gas pump. Here's the idea: use the app to find special gas deals where you can save as much as 25-cents per gallon.

It's called "Informed Delivery" and you'll see it at usps.com as a menu item at the top right of the screen. Anyone who signs up on the United States Postal Service website, they'll get an email every morning with photos of your mail.

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Can you even imagine the heartbreak of losing every photo you've taken the past two years? Five years? How about 10 years? Since most everyone uses smartphone cameras to take photos and videos and since no one ever prints those photos on paper, losing them to a simple mistake happens frequently.

If you think no one is ever interested in your opinions on Facebook or Twitter, you should know there are places online that put a value on your opinion. They're survey companies and they pay money to people just like you and me for doing nothing more than sharing our opinions.

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Two events pose a threat to Americans' ability to connect to the internet: hackers and what's known through the cyber security world as the "2038 problem."

It isn't the end of the world as we know it, but it is the end of time according to computer programs and systems. Set to happen approximately 16 years from now. Some call it the Y238K bug.

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If you've been on Facebook for any time at all, you've probably seen at least a few Facebook friends posting apologies that their account has been "hacked" and ignoring any friend requests or messages appearing to come from them. Have you ever wondered how this happens? Have you ever wondere…

It's the biggest lie on the internet: people saying they've read the terms of service agreements before installing an app or signing up for a service. An independent website run by volunteers are here to help.

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You wouldn't pay for the electricity that you don't use. Then again, if you were to pay for a certain amount of water, you wouldn't want to run out before the next billing cycle. The same can be true for the internet.

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By now you've heard about 5G rolling out to wireless customers across the country. Generally, when we hear "wireless," we think only of smartphones and mobile devices, but 5G technology also allows for those same cell towers to deliver the internet to homes and businesses.

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Verizon and AT&T officially launched their 5G networks on Wednesday, except for towers near airports. As you've likely heard, the FAA and major airlines voiced concerns that the frequency could interfere with an airplane's ability to land safely in inclement weather.

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Internet speeds have improved across the country, but your internet may still be too slow for a simple video call. If you're suddenly having this happen, it might be because of what someone got for Christmas.

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Once again one of the most popular gifts of the holiday season was one of Amazon's Echo devices. Those smart assistants everyone knows as "Alexa". Amazon says most people use the devices to get the weather, play music, or set timers. But these Echo devices are much more powerful than that. I…

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As the omicron variant of COVID-19 surges across the country, medical professionals say children are most at risk. While there are many ways the virus can be transmitted from one person to the other, it is a good idea to reconsider smartphones and other devices and how they are used by sever…

The greatest tech show on earth isn't the same, but CES is being held in Las Vegas after canceling the live event last year due to COVID-19.

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While the holidays are exciting for many people, for some they can be stressful and depressing. Millions of people use meditation apps on their smartphones to deal with anxiety and trouble sleeping. There are dozens of free and paid meditation apps but one has been named Google's App of the Year.