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What the Tech? How to Pick the Right TV Antenna

Cord cutters looking to save money by connecting an antenna to their television are being targeted by scammers. Antenna  manufacturers from China are making impossible claims hoping to up-sell cord-cutters wanting to get free TV. Antennas are old-school technology. They’ve been around since the beginning of TV and they still pretty much work the same as they did in the…

What the Tech? New iPhones Coming

Are the new iPhones all that much better than the older iPhones? That’s the question we find ourselves every fall. Apple unveiled 3 new iPhones, a new iPad and a Watch Series 5 and we’ll have to decide whether it’s worth another upgrade. The most exciting thing about this year’s September event is not the new devices but the new…

What the Tech? How GoFundMe Really Works

Search for “Hurricane” on GoFundMe and you’ll find over 56-thousand fundraising campaigns. People from across the country, with plans to help people in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. This one, with a goal of 10-million dollars, has raised over a million so far. Nearly 9-thousand good-hearted people donating what they can. $200, $25, $7. It adds up. And that’s the…

What the Tech? You May Get More Spam Calls

The phone numbers and Facebook ID’s of some 419 million Facebook users have been compromised after a group discovered a database left unprotected on a server that anyone could access. The discovery by TechCrunch found the server had no password protection and that anyone could find and access the database. The information included users’ unique Facebook ID and the phone…

What the Tech? Facebook Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is now a full part of Facebook offered to all users. Last year Facebook quietly rolled out facial recognition to some users. The feature allows Facebook to scan photo uploads from all users and identify a person who is in the photo whether they took it or not. It replaces the ‘tag suggestions’ you may have seen when…

What the Tech? iPhone Tips and Tricks

First it was the headphone jack and now it’s the home button. Apple has removed the circular button on the face of earlier iPhones so that the newest iPhones, the X, Xs, XS Max and Xr can have larger display screens. While the new screens are beautiful it will take some time before iPhone users are completely okay with the…