Posted on March 5th, 2019
Credit Simon Landrein
The New York Times, By Eric Ravenscraft, Feb. 25, 2019
The future isn’t as wireless as we were promised. Whether you’re looking for a second charger for your phone or need a new video cable for your home theater, you need...
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 January 5th, 2019
(and What’s Overhyped)
Brian X. Chen, The New York Times, January 4, 2019
A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that.
Posted on December 20th, 2018
December 20, 2018
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, The New York Times
For years, Facebook gave many large technology companies special access to users’ information. Here’s how it worked.
Facebook for years gave major tech companies, including Yahoo a...
Posted on December 19th, 2018
Silicon Valley won’t save us. We’re on our own.
By Kara Swisher
Contributing Opinion Writer
Dec. 18, 2018
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and Jack Dorsey, Twitter's chief executive officer, testifying before the Senate Inte...
Posted on November 23rd, 2018
Is Facebook your friend? Are you OK with how Facebook uses data about you that it collects? Was Facebook’s motto "move fast and break things" ever a great idea?
Billions of users here and around the world really like Facebook. They can have fanta...
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
By Richard A. Friedman
Dr. Friedman is a contributing opinion writer and the director of the psychopharmacology clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College.
April 19, 2018
Credit Lilli Carré
This is an odd admission for a psychiatrist to make, b...
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 April 11th, 2018
If a scammer has swiped your password and is using your account to spew spam, take action and add measures to help stop it from happening again.
By J. D. Biersdorfer
April 11, 2018
Q. Could you please review best practices if one’s email is hacked...
Posted on February 27th, 2018
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By Farhad Manjoo
Feb. 27, 2018
Something strange, scary and sublime is happening to cameras, and it’s going to complicate everything you knew about pictures. Cameras are getting brains.
Until the past few years, just about all c...
Posted on February 1st, 2018
A health care proposal from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase could ultimately have patients using the Alexa voice assistant to discuss their symptoms.
An Amazon Echo smart speaker. Credit Jens Mortensen for The New York Times
Posted on January 25th, 2018
By J. D. Biersdorfer January, 25, 2018
The New York Times Personal Tech
Q. We took a six-minute video of the total solar eclipse last August on an iPhone 6s. How do I send it to other phones and devices, or is it simply too large a file? And w...
Posted on January 18th, 2018
By J.D. Biersdorfer, January 18, 2018
The New York Times Tech Tips
Q. How do I make sure I am sending a photo at the highest possible resolution when I attach it to an email message on my phone?
A. Before you send the photo, check the image-size...
Posted on January 15th, 2018
By J. D. Biersdorfer
Jan. 15, 2018
Q. Is it safe to install the Windows patch for these new Spectre and Meltdown bugs? Do they affect Linux? (And who names these security flaws, anyway?)
A. Meltdown and Spectre, the two recently announced securit...
Posted on January 15th, 2018
Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is mostly used through the company’s line of Echo smart speakers. Credit Christie hemm Klok for The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — These days, you can find virtua...
Posted on December 29th, 2017
By J. D. Biersdorfer in The New York Times Dec. 29, 2017
Q. Just got the latest upgrade for Windows 10, and my installed LibreOffice disappeared. What do I do?
A. Operating system updates have been known to cause problems with existing programs, b...
Posted on October 11th, 2017
Kaspersky Lab’s products require access to everything stored on a computer in order to scour it for viruses or other dangers. Credit Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency
It was a case of spies watching spies watching spi...
Posted on April 18th, 2017
Rarely does a major product launch under a cloud like this. Following Samsung’s recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phone last year, should you buy the new Galaxy 8?
From The New York Times, April 18, 2017, by Brian X. Chen
The new Samsung Gal...
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 March 21st, 2017
From The New York Times, by J. D. BIERSDORFER MARCH 21, 2017
Q. I have a PC and put many photos on a USB drive for use in a digital picture frame. Can someone add pictures to this USB drive if they have a Mac or does it need to be formatted diffe...
Posted on March 17th, 2017
From The New York Times, by J. D. BIERSDORFER MARCH 17, 2017
Q. I just bought a Chevy Bolt. It has no CD player. I have a music history course on 48 CDs, and other courses on CDs. I am only going to listen to these once, so I don’t want to have t...
Posted on March 16th, 2017
From The New York Times, by J. D. BIERSDORFER MARCH 16, 2017
Q. I saw on the news that a bunch of cellphone users couldn’t connect to the 911 emergency number the other week because of an “outage." Why is dialing 911 different on a mobile phone t...
Posted on February 16th, 2016
From Business Insider and the New York Times
Adapt, or else, is apparently the new marching orders for employees of AT&T.
Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant...
Posted on December 3rd, 2015
From The New York Times
DEC. 2, 2015
PEOPLE give all sorts of electronics as gifts around the holidays: phone chargers, e-book readers, video games, drones and more. But what should we do with the devices they are replacing?
Credit Tom Grillo ...