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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….

What the Tech? Working from Home Leads to Physical Fatigue

Call it Zoom-itus, or ‘Quarantine-screen’ but many people say countless hours staring at a computer screen is the worst thing about working from home. We may have taken for granted those strolls around the office before the safe-at-home orders began last spring. Now, many of us are paying the price for not standing up from a desk and walking around…

What the Tech? Lawsuit Claims Facebook Secretly Watches Users

“Facebook is listening to me all the time”. How many times have you heard someone say that? They’re completely convinced that Facebook and its other apps turn on the microphone when we’re not using the app. “I was talking about cowboy boots the other day and later, I’m seeing ads for cowboy boots!”. I hear people say something similar very…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Triller, an Alternative to TikTok

As the popular app TikTok is set to be removed from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store Sunday night, apps are lining up to replace it in the daily lives of people across the United States. YouTube and Instagram launched TikTok-like sections of their apps and others have added short video clips, there’s also the Byte app, started…

What the Tech? Check Out the New iOS 14 for iPhones

Apple released its latest operating system for iPhones called iOS 14 and it adds a slew of new features for all iPhones 6s and newer (it also works on the iPhone SE). Some of these new features are everyday useful while others will be welcomed news by fewer people. They include new widgets, PiP for videos and Facetime, an App…