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What the Tech? Finding a Good Web Camera

As kids are going to be doing at least some of their school work online and moms and dads are going to continue working from home this fall, many people are searching high and low for web cameras. Since March most retailers have sold out of the popular brands which have the best quality. I checked Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart…

What the Tech? Check Your Internet Security When Working from Home

Twitter is now explaining what happened last week when dozens of high profile Twitter users were hacked, sending tweets asking for money. In a blog post Twitter said it believes the attackers used a social engineering scheme to trick some of its employees to divulge confidential information. The Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and…

What the Tech? Owners of Older iPhones May Qualify for a Cash Settlement

If you own an older iPhone, you may be entitled to $25 for each device as part of a settlement Apple reached in a class action lawsuit. Apple admitted earlier this year that it intentionally slowed down the CPU in older iPhones without notifying customers. The $500 million dollar settlement is to be paid to owners of older iPhones who…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Mathway

As students prepare to go back to school this fall in some form or fashion, parents may need some help preparing themselves. School during a pandemic has revealed some difficulties for parents who haven’t been inside a classroom in years or decades. Many parents forgot everything they learned about trigonometry and calculus so when their kids come to them with…

What the Tech? Use the Ecosia Search Engine, Help Plant a Tree

Ecosia, a search engine non-profit company just celebrated planting its 100,000,000th tree. If you haven’t heard of Ecosia you’ve probably been using Google or Bing as your search engine. Ecosia is similar to those companies but different as well. “We make advertising revenue the same as any search engine provider out there, but what’s unique about us in that we…

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…