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What the Tech? FTC Warns of Scam Involving COVID-19 Vaccine Surveys

As further proof that cyber-criminals will stop at nothing to scam you, the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about emails offering rewards for information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The emails offer rewards or prizes for participating in a survey that’s supposed to take a few minutes to complete. “Right now, we are offering a rewards program for adults who…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Bandcamp

One of the best things about smartphones is the ability to listen to music anywhere and everywhere. While Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Amazon Music are the most popular streaming services they don’t pay a whole lot to the artists for playing their music. Just a fraction of a penny goes to the artist when someone streams their song. That…

What the Tech? Why You Shouldn’t Post Selfies with Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card

Smiling “Vaccine Selfies” are flooding social media now from people who’ve received their first or second COVID-19 vaccinations. The photos often show the COVID-19 vaccination card that people receive after getting their shot. It isn’t a good idea warns The Better Business Bureau and Federal Trade Commission. The website Healthline posted a long article about the dangers. Both have issued…

What the Tech? Facebook’s Fake Account Problem

By now most of us are aware there are fake Facebook accounts and profiles but according to Facebook, the problem is much bigger than we can imagine. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee examines how Facebook and other platforms are meeting the challenge of deleting false information, the company released statistics of fake profiles and false information. In the…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Marigold

It’s been a tough year for everyone but sometimes a bad day is just as bad. If not worse. Whether it’s the pressure at work, at home with the kids, with your spouse or significant other, or just internal stress because of another issue, confidence in yourself can take a beating. While there are hundreds of motivational or self-help apps…

What the Tech? Useful Life Hacks

We are warned all the time about the dangers of computer hacks. It typically means bad guys hacking into your computer or device to steal information, data, or even your identity. Not all “hacks” are bad. Life hacks make things easier, especially when it comes to technology. Try these “tech life hacks” that can make routine things a little easier….

What the Tech? Do You Qualify for Broadband Benefits?

2020 will be remembered as the year families worked and went to school under the same roof. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closing of offices and schools resulted in high broadband internet bills as well as families being forced to purchase new computers and devices so everyone could do their work from home. The Federal Communications Commission is going to…