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NYTIMES: Discount Cable and Charger Brands You Can Trust

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...

NYTIMES: How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

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...

NYTIMES: Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019

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. Cr...

NYTIMES: 5 Ways Facebook Shared Your Data

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...

NYTIMES: Opinion | How You Can Help Fight the Information Wars

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...

QTIP: Two-Faced: Delay, Deny and Deflect

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...

NYTIMES: You Don’t Want the Malware Prize

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...

NYTIMES: Standing Up at Your Desk Could Make You Smarter

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...

NYTIMES: A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone

Posted on April 17th, 2018

by Terry Sullivan, The New York Times Credit 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. ...

NYTIMES: What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked

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...

NYTIMES: The Sublime and Scary Future of Cameras With A.I. Brains

Posted on February 27th, 2018

Credit Doug Chayka 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...

NYTIMES: ‘Alexa, I’ve Been Sneezing and My Throat Is Sore’

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 The fle...

NYTIMES: Getting Those Giant Video Clips Off Your iPhone

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...

NYTIMES: Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

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...

NYTIMES: Keeping Up With the Meltdown and Spectre Bugs

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...

NYTIMES: Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

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...

NYTIMES: Dealing With Destructive System Updates

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...

NYTIMES: How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

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...

NYTIMES: Why You Should Wait Before Buying Samsung’s New Galaxy S8

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...

NYTimes: A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data

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...

NYTIMES Tech Tip: Does This USB Drive Look FAT?

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...

NYTIMES Tech Tip: Hand Me the AUX Cord

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...

NYTIMES Tech Tip: Calling 911 on a Mobile Phone

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...

BINSIDER: AT&T CEO says, spend 5+ hours a week upgrading your job skills or you’ll be obsolete in the workforce

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...

NYTIMES: How to Sell or Recycle Old Electronics

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 ...