What the Tech

What the Tech? App of the Day: Jumbo

No matter how much time you spend scrubbing personal information off of social media and websites, it’s never enough. Every day you browse the web, watch a YouTube video, go somewhere, or post to social media, there’s a very good possibility that the data is shared or at least saved somewhere. You can try to keep up with it all…

What the Tech? Spotting Fake Amazon Reviews Is Getting Trickier

Think you can spot fake reviews on Amazon? It’s getting trickier. A new report by researchers at UCLA finds sellers are taking to Facebook to get around Amazon’s algorithm that spots fake reviews by looking for certain keywords and phrases and the frequency the reviews are submitted. Sellers and shoppers are connecting in Facebook groups for Amazon reviews. I found…

What the Tech? How to Stop Political Robocalls

Your smartphone has probably been blowing up in the last couple of weeks from political campaigns for Donald Trump and for Joe Biden. Even if you’re on the federal Do Not Call list, you’re likely still getting those calls and text messages. Here’s the kicker: politicians have made it legal. “All of the political parties can bombard people with as…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Libby

Public libraries are often taken for granted. A world of books you can check out for free. The app, Libby keeps those libraries open 24-7, even during a pandemic. Sort of. All you need is a library card. Download the app, enter your card number and you’re suddenly browsing through most of the books, magazines and audiobooks available to borrow….