Posted on February 12th, 2019
Want to get smart? Maybe you just want to hear a great story. Listen to podcasts.
What’s a podcast? Wikipedia says "a podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to list...
Posted on February 1st, 2019
New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order.
By David Pogue
Feb. 1, 2019
If we need a checkup on our hea...
Posted on November 27th, 2018
A malvertising campaign deployed via a high-profile ad platform targeted iOS users across the US. Crooks hijacked over 300 million web sessions.
By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day
November 27, 2018 -- 00:05 GMT (16:05 PST)
Posted on April 23rd, 2018
Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that "lucky winner" notice and run a security scan.
Pop-ups claiming to offer prizes to Amazon customers are part of a surge in malicious advertising. Credit The New Y...
Posted on April 19th, 2018
Sometimes reading lengthy text on a small mobile device is difficult and impractical. Especially when also navigating around ads that aggressively compete with content for limited screen space.
Here’s an easy solution.
On your iOS device, go to...
Posted on April 18th, 2018
Way back in 2018, while you stood in the shower an inspired thought came to you like a thunderbolt. You remember leaping from the tub and, while dripping wet, jotting a singularly inspired thought onto a random scrap of paper. Where is that sodden...
Posted on April 17th, 2018
by Terry Sullivan, The New York Times
Joshua Bright for The New York TimesNot long ago, a filmmaker wouldn’t dream of shooting a movie on a phone because the quality was so inferior to what you could capture on pricier devices. ...
Posted on March 8th, 2018
Social media mints acronyms faster than a government agency.
AMA = Ask Me Anything, LOL = Laughing Out Loud, ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing, TBT = Throwback Thursday, BFF = Best Friends Forever, FFF = Favorite Female Friend, FMF = Favorite...
Posted on February 13th, 2018
by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018
Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library.
Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...
Posted on January 9th, 2018
It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them.
Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com
By Michael Grothaus
The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...
Posted on May 16th, 2017
Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:55 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today.
Currently, app-specific pa...
Posted on April 20th, 2017
Simple text apps do the job.
You want to dash off the grocery list on your desktop at home or work so it will sync to your mobile device before you arrive at the store. Try one of these apps.Mac OS XiOSWindowsAndroidChrome OSNotes👍👍Google Drive👍...
Posted on April 5th, 2017
"…I asked the boy for a few kind words
He gave me a novel instead" - Madeleine Peyroux
Have you ever needed to quickly type something only to lose the thought while Microsoft Word ponderously booted up — then stopped to download and install updat...
Posted on April 1st, 2017
Adapted from March 31, 2017, The New York Times Personal Tech column by J. D. Biersdorfer and Kelly Couturier
Setting up a system to keep your files backed up automatically is easy. Spending a little time today could save...
Posted on December 6th, 2016
App-specific passwords allow you to sign in to your account securely when you use apps that don’t natively support two-step verification or two-factor authentication.When your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, or two-factor authent...
Posted on December 2nd, 2016
By Simon Cage and Cale Hunt, iMore.com, December 2, 2016
You have files on your Windows 10 computer and other files on your iOS device. Want to make sure you have the same ones available on both, and make sure both collections are always up to d...
Posted on October 3rd, 2016
What is the one app that makes everything work better? Hints: The app is easy to use, it’s free, and it’s already at your fingertips.
It’s your contact manager. That’s right, your Contacts app. Among the standard apps preinstalled on every PC, Ma...
Posted on November 4th, 2015
Your kids can probably guess your computer passwords. Their friends can, too.
If you’re like most computer users your passwords include something like "password" or "1234". Really? Really.
Some who are craftier use pet names, children’s names, ...
Posted on September 21st, 2015
Confirm that your iCloud account has sufficient storage for your photos and other data.
These instructions apply to iOS 8.4 and later iOS versions.
Then tap Settings > Photos & Camera
Turn on iCloud Photo Library by moving the slider right
Posted on June 10th, 2015
JUNE 3, 2015
New York Times Personal Tech | Gadgetwise
By E. Justin Swanson
A bullfight in Madrid, which Google Photos animated from a sequence of photographs. Credit Amy Kelsey for The New York Times
I DON’T take a lot of photographs. I have a p...
Posted on June 7th, 2015
So you’re a boomer and you can’t read the fine print — or anything smaller than a billboard. Then clarify things with simple utility pictures taken with your smartphone camera.
After being unable to read the devilishly unreadable type, a closeup...
Posted on April 10th, 2015
What could be more eagerly awaited than the Apple Watch?Apple’s new Photos app for OS X, that’s what. And you can have it now for $0.Venerable iPhoto (yes, I admit calling it a "hairball") has been outmoded for years, and millions have impatiently...
Posted on March 16th, 2015
By Molly Wood, New York Times technology columnist
MARCH 11, 2015
Illustration Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times
RECENTLY, I sat next to a woman on a plane with a serious collection of devices: a laptop, a tablet, an iPhone, an Android pho...
Posted on February 20th, 2015
Just Don’t Call It a StylusFebruary 20, 2015By Ben Zimmer
The makers of a new breed of smartphones and tablets are reinventing the stylus—but avoiding the word.There’s a new taboo term in the world of mobile computing: “stylus." The w...
Posted on February 10th, 2015
Handwriting Isn’t Dead—Smart Pens and Styluses Are Saving ItFebruary 10, 2015By Joanna Stern
New connected pens and improved styluses make your handwritten notes available on all your devices. Joanna Stern tries out the leading implem...