If your school allows it, consider getting your own Wi-Fi router.
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.
According to Google, many Gen Z'ers think googling things is pretty old-school. They're increasingly more likely to use Instagram or TikTok instead.
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.
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…
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.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former senior investigator for the U.S. House committee probing the Jan. 6 insurrection says he has enough signatures to run as an independent for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat.
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.
Sophisticated malware can use your router to steal personal information, and could even get access to phones, locks, webcams, TV's and doorbells. Learn how to protect yourself in this Monday's segment of What the Tech.
Smishing is a combination of text messages and phishing websites that aim to get your personal information. That information could include your credit card, bank account numbers, or access to your email.
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.
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."
Many people are going on vacation for the first time in 2-3 years. Whether you’re traveling by air or highway it’s important to pack light. It’s also important to pack enough.
While some Facebook users wait until they get home to post vacation photos, many people make the mistake of letting the world know that their house is sitting empty. Here's how to safely post vacation photos.
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.
Sooner or later your kids will want smartphones because all the other kids have them. Every parent has asked themselves "at what age should I give my kids a smartphone?"
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.
Police in England are warning parents and teachers about a viral cartoon character being shared by pre-school and elementary-age children called "Huggy Wuggy."
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.
Backing up a computer or phone isn't as difficult as it sounds. It could be, but there are easy and relatively inexpensive ways to do it.
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.
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.
It's become a lot easier to put hidden cameras all over a rental property. Security cameras are smaller and cheaper. They stream live video and audio back to a smartphone app without anyone knowing they're being recorded.
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.
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.
While President Joe Biden and allies are stopping tech from getting into Russia, social media is making it very difficult for Russia's state-sponsored news to be shared outside of the country.
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…
Texas is the latest to file a class-action lawsuit against Meta (Facebook's parent company) for allegedly collecting biometric data using the facial recognition of its users.
One of the more entertaining commercials during the Super Bowl this year was Amazon's "Alexa can't read your mind" campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.