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What the Tech? App of the Day: Rakuten

There are many apps that claim to help save you money while you’re shopping. Honey is a web app that searches for coupons, Shopkick rewards shoppers when they walk into a store and CamelCamelCamel is a website that compares Amazon prices today with the lowest price in its history. I highly recommend each of those apps and websites. Rakuten is…

What the Tech? Apps That Can Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

How well do you know the people who live in the neighborhood where your kids will be trick-or-treating? Maybe not as well as you think you do. Convicted sex offenders live in peaceful neighborhoods in every city and while some states forbid them from participating in Halloween activities such as trick-or-treating, there isn’t anything to stop someone from knocking on…

What the Tech? How to Turn Off Google Tracking the Right Way

You’d think to keep Google from tracking your every move, you could just turn off location history in your phone’s settings. You might even go a step further and turn it off in your Google settings. But you’d be wrong…and be followed. I learned that last year. Even after turning off location history in my phone’s settings and in Google,…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Gigwalk

Ah, the elusive Mystery Shopper career. You hear of folks who have this job who get paid to shop at retailers then report back about their experience. Some of those jobs sound very glamorous and can pay exceptionally well with the perks of keeping what they purchase at the expense of the retailer. Those jobs are hard to find though,…

What the Tech? How Stolen Information is Sold on the Dark Web

How much is your personal information worth? If your Facebook username and login was hacked the credentials you used may be for sale on the dark web. Your Netflix login information is worth around $10 on the internet’s black market. Stolen credentials are for sale in dark web marketplaces. The same places where people sell heroin, cocaine, weapons, and child…

What the Tech? Should You Download the Gradient App?

What celebrity do you most look like? It’s an intriguing question and I suppose most people are at least curious if you favor a Hollywood actor or professional athlete. A smartphone app is doing quite well playing into our curiosity. “Gradient” is a smartphone app for both iPhones and Android devices that claims it can find a celebrity you look…