Even if parents are keeping a close eye on their child's smartphone, there are many apps they may have downloaded that parents would never suspect could be a problem.
Twenty or thirty years ago, most students headed off to college were packing electronics like stereos and coffee makers. Today, college students need more tech gadgets to get through the semester — but there are things besides smartphones, laptops and hard drives that will come in handy.
One way to look at the Equifax data breach is if you weren't affected, your neighbor probably was. Almost half the U.S. population can file a claim to receive part of the $700 million attempt to make things right. Here's what you need to do to find out if you're part of the settlement.
One of the hardest things to do shopping online is picturing how the item really looks. You’re only going by the photos. This is especially difficult if you’re buying furniture or a TV.
If you’re one of the 100 million Amazon Prime members ready to shop, you may be priming yourself for the fifth annual Prime Shopping Day (this year it’s actually a two-day event).
Amazon charges $119 a year for Amazon Prime. You still get free 2-day shipping and daily deals. But shipping and bargains may not be reason enough to pony up the extra money.
Not long ago, cutting the cord and switching to a streaming service like Sling TV or DirectTV Now was an easier decision. You could, and can still can, save money — but the gap is getting narrower between streaming and cable or satellite.
Of all the days of the year — all 365 of them — one day in particular is deadly for smartphones. A new study by device insurance company Asurion says there’s typically a 60% increase in damaged and lost phones on the Fourth of July.
According to AAA, it is illegal to wear two earbuds while you’re driving in 18 states. It’s unsafe. But there are a few options that allow you to talk on the phone while driving down the road.
If you want to just book a house or condo at the beach, you can do that through Airbnb. And now, if you’re the adventurous type, you can pay one price for a trip around the world in just under three months.
If you’re suspicious of the government watching your online movements, or just the fact Google keeps track of your search and YouTube history, you’ve probably discovered virtual private networks, or VPNs.
In terms of directly impacting consumers, it’s one of the biggest decisions by the FCC in recent years. Later this year wireless carriers may begin using new but existing technology to block robocalls from getting to your phone.
Americans are expected to spend $16 billion on Father’s Day gifts this year. While that’s still well below Mother’s Day, it’s still a record according to the National Retail Federation.
Every year Apple holds its spring event, WWDC and I wonder what’s left to add to the operating system? Apple introduced its next operating systems, (iOS 13 for the phone, Watch OS6 and the new iPad OS) on Monday. So what’s new? One of the biggest announcements is about what’s gone. In Watch OS6, Apple is finally giving users two…
If you seem to use more of your data plan in the summer months, it’s more than likely because you’re not on a Wi-Fi network as much. The good news is there are a few settings you can change to make your data package last longer.
It’s no wonder so many young people, high school graduates, aspire to be YouTubers, Instagrammers, influencers. Some of the top Instagram influencers charge as much as $25,000 for just one post. That may be a little out of reach, but micro influencers are still able to make money from their online presence.
You may want to give your student a laptop for graduation, but for everyone else, you can give them something that attaches to their computer they not only want, but need. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tech gadgets that I think will make any high school graduate smile.
Imagine this: you’ve been waiting to see “Avengers: End Game” for months and when you finally settle into a theater seat to watch it, mother nature calls. Let’s all face it, that kind of thing happens and often during an important part of the movie. What do you do?
People can learn their family’s origin story, locate relatives anywhere in the world. But that requires the surrender of privacy. Not just the person taking the test, but anyone sharing a strain of DNA.
There are many medical apps in the app stores that help answer that question. Ada is my favorite because it’s free and does a very good job of asking the right questions to give a good answer.
If you’re a regular Pinterest user, you noticed it doesn’t look the same Monday as it looked on Sunday. Pinterest is adding more advertising and catalogs to the site and app.
When you hear someone say “computer hack”, you immediately think of the worst. Stolen identities, stolen credit cards or passwords. Some hacks are good though, the ones that make life easier.