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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…

What the Tech? Your Internet Charges May Be Going Up

Your monthly internet cost may be going up in July. Either that or your internet bandwidth speeds may slow down when you hit a certain limit. When the pandemic began the FCC launched “Keep Americans Connected” encouraging internet providers across the country to help people who were suddenly working from home alongside their kids who were finishing up the school…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Whisk

Like you I have three or four recipe apps on my smartphone. There’s Big Oven, Kitchen Stories, Tasty, Epicurious. All great apps with thousands of recipes for meals, deserts and drinks. You’ve probably saved a bunch of recipes in those apps, but when it comes time to make one of them, you may have to go searching through all of…

What the Tech? Amazon Creates Counterfeit Crimes Unit

If you’ve shopped at Amazon you’ve probably run across a product that is a counterfeit. Fake Apple chargers, earbuds, Vera Bradley purses, batteries, SD cards and Yeezy shoes have been spotted but still purchased by shoppers. Amazon has announced it created a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to not only investigate products and sellers but to bring them to prosecution and justice….