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What the Tech: How to Stop People from Getting Mad at You on Facebook

Even if you believe you truly love every Facebook friend you have, you can still disagree with them to the point you never want to hear from them again. Prime examples: posts about the COVID-19 conspiracy theories, masks, anti-vaxxers and Black Lives Matter. Chances are, you’ve noticed some friends getting into it with other friends in the newsfeed or even…

What the Tech? Passwords for Sale

A cyber-security company has completed an investigation of compromised login credentials and found that over 15-billion username and password combinations are for sale online. Digital Shadows says it conducted the investigation for the past two years and found hackers targeted login credentials for bank and financial accounts. “Unsurprisingly we found that bank accounts and financial accounts were by far the…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Byte

Now that the Trump administration is looking at whether TikTok should be banned in the United States over security concerns, millions of “TikTokers” are looking for an alternative. “Byte”, a similar video sharing app that was released earlier this year is getting a lot of that TikTok traffic now. In the past 2 days “Byte” has rocketed to the top…

What the Tech? How to Disinfect Your Smartphone

While social distancing, hand washing and masks are the most important considerations in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s important to think about your dirty smartphone. The CDC states on its website that transmission of the virus is more commonly through respiratory droplets than objects and surfaces, it still maintains that SARS-CoV-2 can remain viable on surfaces for…

What the Tech? Why It’s Getting Harder to Save Money by Cutting the Cord

It’s getting more expensive to save money by cutting the cable or satellite cord. YouTube TV customers have been notified that their subscriptions are going up a whopping $15 next month and new customers who sign up will pay $65 a month. Hulu Plus Live TV also went up last year along with Fubo TV which notified customers that their…

What the Tech? App of the Day: PhotoRoom

Photographers are increasingly using their smartphones to take professional photographs. One of the main reasons for that is the almost endless supply of photo editing apps that used to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars for a computer. Many free apps have the ability to use filters but I went looking for an app that will remove the background of…

What the Tech? Is TikTok Collecting Your Personal Data?

TikTok is the world’s #1 entertainment app. More popular than YouTube and any video streaming app. It provides an endless stream of videos shot and uploaded by users. You’ve no doubt watched a viral TikTok video as they’re showing up in the news and shared on social media sites such as Facebook. Recently, the app has raised suspicions over what…