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What the Tech? App of the Day: Triller, an Alternative to TikTok

As the popular app TikTok is set to be removed from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store Sunday night, apps are lining up to replace it in the daily lives of people across the United States. YouTube and Instagram launched TikTok-like sections of their apps and others have added short video clips, there’s also the Byte app, started…

What the Tech? Check Out the New iOS 14 for iPhones

Apple released its latest operating system for iPhones called iOS 14 and it adds a slew of new features for all iPhones 6s and newer (it also works on the iPhone SE). Some of these new features are everyday useful while others will be welcomed news by fewer people. They include new widgets, PiP for videos and Facetime, an App…

What the Tech? Report Claims Amazon and Its Sellers Price Gouged When Pandemic Started

If you purchased hand sanitizer, toilet paper, web cameras, flour or other essentials during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, you may have been the victim of price gouging. A new report from the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, Amazon and its many 3rd party sellers dramatically raised prices in March and April for necessary health items that were…

What the Tech? App of the Day: YouMail

As call centers re-open you can bet companies will be busy trying to catch up on lost time since the pandemic began late last winter. Bad guys are no different. Since March, many call centers for so-called “Robo-call” companies have been closed or greatly reduced the number of people working. The end result is that robocalls being placed were at…

What the Tech? Robocalls Are Down, But Will They Stay That Way?

Something good has happened as a result of COVID-19 and enforced stay-at-home orders. Scam and robocalls are at their lowest number since 2017. That may be hard for some of us to believe, after all, it seems robocalls are always ringing our phones with deals on healthcare and car warranties. It’s true though according to YouMail’s Robocall Index. “The reason…

What the Tech? How to Set Time Limits on Your Child’s TikTok Use

More controversy with the popular app TikTok. The platform has been working to remove a video showing a man committing suicide. The video has reportedly been showing up in the “For You” video feed and since the videos begin playing automatically, it’s impossible to avoid it. Users have been uploading the video to TikTok since Sunday. TikTok responded to our…

What the Tech? Check Out These COVID-19 Maps Before You Travel

I don’t remember it ever being this difficult to book a vacation. COVID-19 state restrictions vary throughout the country and trying to figure out where the best destinations for a family vacation can require a lot of time online searching each state’s health department website. Restaurants are fully open in some states while others limit seating capacity and still, others…

What the Tech? App of the Day: WakeOut

Stress is keeping many people awake these days and that lack of a good night’s sleep may make it even harder to stay awake throughout the day. It’s always been a chore trying to keep your eyes open at work right after lunch anyway. If you’re still working from home, it’s tempting to lie down on the couch for a…