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iPhone 8 features according to rumors

September 3, 2017

We won’t know what the new iPhones look like till Apple introduces them on September 12th, but with the help of MacRumors, Forbes, CNET and other sources, here are some of the rumored features that with might see: [...]

Places to donate to support Harvey relief efforts

August 29, 2017

As soon as I heard about the disaster in Texas, I asked my Facebook friends in the region to recommend charities. Here are some they recommended. These links have been vetted by me to reach these legitimate charities, but — in general — be careful about clicking on links to donate, especially if they come via email. There are scam artists who try to take advantage of our generosity in [...]

Advice for getting a child that first phone

August 24, 2017

As school gets underway, a lot of parents are considering buying their child a phone. That could be a good idea, especially for parents who want to be able to reach their child after school or even track their child’s location [...]

Verizon changes its unlimited plans and reduces video quality

August 22, 2017

Verizon, along with AT&T made life easier for heavy data users, but now it’s downgrading its video service, increasing the cost for unlimited service and introducing a new somewhat limited “unlimited” plan. The plan that’s going away was $80 for one line and $180 for four lines and it gave you all the data you needed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Now there are two [...]

Keeping track of your kids before and after school

August 18, 2017

Let’s face it, most parents worry about their children and look for reassurances that everything is OK. And while you can’t know exactly that’s going on with your kids 24/7, there are ways that you can track their location, know when they’ve arrived home and even look in on them when they are at home. Before I go into how, I’d like to talk about why, why not and how [...]

Government warrant threatens privacy and free speech of all web users

August 17, 2017

Regardless of your political views or web surfing habits, you should be concerned that the Justice Department got a warrant to require a web hosting company to turn over information on people who visited an anti-Trump protest site. It could have a chilling effect on both personal privacy and freedom of speech for people of all or no political persuasions. [...]

What to do if you’re harassed or cyberbullied on Twitter

August 11, 2017

Although Twitter has done a great deal lately to cut back on abuse, there are still situations where people are harassed, cyberbullied and impersonated on the popular service. And, while there is no fool-proof way to get people not to say nasty things about you on Twitter or any other service, there are ways to limit your exposure to abusive content and report abuse. Blocking accounts on Twitter [...]

Facebook Watch lets people view and share professional video content

August 10, 2017

Facebook is rolling out Watch, a new service that allows users to find, view and share live and recorded video programs. The service, which will be on mobile, on computers and Facebook will features episodes — live or recorded — that “follow a theme or storyline,” according to Facebook. Categories of programs will include: Most Talked About, What’s Making People Laugh What [...]
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