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What the Tech? Critical iPhone update Video included

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IPhone and IPad users, Apple is urging you to update your device as soon as possible.  There's a security bug that will allow a hacker to access and even take control of your device just by being in wi-fi range.  We'll explain what it is and what you should do as soon as possible.

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What The Tech? Amazons dash and sweet surprises Video included

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Amazon's Dash Buttons refill empty boxes of laundry detergent, coffee and razor blades along with empty tubes of toothpaste. I was intrigued though when I found a secret dash button for sweets. 

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What The Tech? How much do you spend on data?

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Verizon has a data calculator on its website to help customers figure out which data plan they need.

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What The Tech? Post Office Boxes Video included

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A P.O. box keeps hackers and others from knowing where you live and protects some of the most crucial information needed by a hacker to steal someone's identity. P.O. boxes are relatively inexpensive.

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What The Tech? Young men and video games Video included

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Full disclosure here: I do not play online video games. It's not that I don't enjoy video games, I just don't have the time. It should come as no surprise that young men between the ages of 21-30 enjoy playing games and new research suggests it's a problem. 

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What The Tech? Apple is following you Video included

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You already know that a smartphone can follow your location wherever you go but you may not be aware of that Apple not only tracks but saves your location virtually every minute. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Melon Video included

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Up until now "The App of the Day" has featured an app I think many people will find useful or entertaining. 

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What the Tech? Amazon Echo Video included

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The Echo Dot was far and away the biggest seller on Amazon's Prime Day. There are a lot of our viewers using them, or will be getting on in the mail today and tomorrow. 

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What the Tech? Facebook scammers Video included

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What can a fake Facebook account do to you? Here are some things they'll try to do after they send you a request.

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What The Tech? Facebook hackers Video included

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I didn't get a friend request from a Jayden K. Smith this week, but you'd think every one of my friends did. Like yours maybe, my newsfeed was covered with "Don't accept a friend request from Jayden K. Smith, he's a hacker".  

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What The Tech? iPhone storage solutions Video included

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It isn't often I can honestly call a gadget a game-changer. Tech moves fast and new gadgets are coming out every single day, so it's hard to stand out from the rest.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Poshmark Video included

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If your spring cleaning didn't exactly do the job, you can get help cleaning out your closet and make a little money doing it. A popular app is helping millions of women (primarily) sell their unused items.

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What the Tech? Facebook Wi-Fi Video included

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You're out and need to send some e-mails or just want to listen to some music on Pandora or Spotify while you work, and you're walking or driving around looking for free Wi-Fi.

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What the Tech? Smartphones & the solar eclipse Video included

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So, you want to get some pictures or videos of next month's solar eclipse? If you want to try with your smartphone, good luck.

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What The Tech? New Emojis Video included

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If someone had told you 10 years ago that a new language would be invented and used by millions of people around the world, you'd probably think they were joking.  

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What the Tech? Social Media Day Video included

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Friday is “Social Media Day” as proclaimed by a social media website. How has FB changed our lives for better or worse? A social media expert gives some examples of how life has become different in the past 10 or so years. 

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What the Tech? Cyber attack follow Video included

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How to protect your computer, what companies can do, why we’re still in the beginning stages of attacks.

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What The Tech? SnapMaps follow Video included

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Parents don't 'get' Snapchat. It's forever known as a social media app for teenagers where they share photos and quick videos with friends and doodling artwork or adding special effects to the photos.  

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What The Tech? Smartphones and vacations Video included

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Smartphones can be a huge distraction for families on vacation. I see it every summer. 

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What The Tech? "Sit or Squat" Video included

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"Sit or Squat" allows its users to map out any public restrooms and give them a rating for cleanliness.

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What The Tech? Birthday Gifts Video included

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If you're looking for a new idea for a birthday gift, how about a rug? Or a bed cover?

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What The Tech? Google Jobs Video included

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This week Google took the wraps off Google Jobs and it's simply the best and most thorough job search on the entire internet.

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What the Tech? Internet outage Video included

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Internet customers across the country are reporting outages for the second straight day keeping some without the ability to connect to the internet. 

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What The Tech? PayPal

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In many online stores you have an option to pay with PayPal and you may have wondered, is this better than using a credit card? Is it safer? Do I need it?

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App of the Day: Snapseed

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This App of the Day is from Google and it's a combination of power and simplicity for pro editors and those who just like to tinker with filters to see what they come up with.

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What the Tech? Be a smartphone spy Video included

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We've looked at some of the things kids do on their phones that they don't want us to know about...for parents who need to know for safety's sake, here are a few ways to spy on your kids' smartphone.

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What the Tech: Facebook wants to watch you

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Add this to the conspiracy theories that Facebook is watching and listening on our phones.

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What the Tech? Cheap Father's Day gifts (for kids) Video included

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When you're little you don't have much money to buy dad a gift. For moms who want to teach their kids to buy gifts and be thoughtful, these last minute under $2 tech gifts are perfect.

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What the Tech? Fathers Day Gadget Gift Ideas

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Are dads easier to buy for than moms? If your dad loves gadgets it is. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: World Around Me Video included

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I can't count the number of times I've been out of town and needed to find an ATM. One that doesn't charge me an extra few bucks just to take my money out of my account (what a rip).  

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What the Tech? Harvard memes Video included

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A cautionary tale from the most notable university in America. 10 newly admitted freshmen had
their acceptance letter rescinded after they posted offensive things to Facebook. But it wasn't on
their personal FB account, it was in a private message. How does this happen and what do
parents and students need to know about what and where to share to keep from getting in
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What the Tech? Cracked iPhone repairs Video included

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Great news for anyone who's ever broken their iPhone screen. Reports say Apple is about to release their "screen repair machines" to around 400 businesses. How much does it cost right now to fix a screen and what do you need to know.

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What the Tech? New iOS 11 features Video included

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Some very cool things are coming to the average iPhone/iPad user. Here are the most important things you should know. A first look at iOS 11.

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What The Tech? Google Streeview 10th birthday

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I don't know about you, but before I choose a vacation home/condo, I check Google and specifically Google Streetview. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: iTunes U Video included

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Have you ever wanted to go back to college and study something you've always wanted? Well today is your luck day.

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What the Tech? Alexa Skills Video included

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Thinking of getting a home voice assistant like the Amazon Echo? You need to know what these things can do. It may surprise you.

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BBB: Postcard circulating is "deceptive advertising" Video included

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If you feel like your mailbox is full of junk mail every time you check it, you’re not alone.

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What The Tech? Virtual Private Networks Video included

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Virtual Private Networks, or VPN's, are private connections to the internet that prevent bad guys or anyone else from seeing your computer.

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What the Tech? Video sunglasses

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Looking for a great Father's Day gift?  How about a new pair of HD video sunglasses. 

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What The Tech? Google Photos

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Every few weeks someone asks me 'how do I save the photos from my phone so I can delete them?" This week someone texted me "help! I need to install an update but I don't have enough room." 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Strong Video included

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There are dozens and dozens of fitness apps that track steps and miles and calories burned but there are a very few fitness apps for people who like to lift weights.

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What the Tech? Ringless voicemail Video included

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Everyone hates robo-calls but we might soon be getting robo-voicemails without our phones ever ringing. It's a fairly new technique by marketers to send automated messages to smartphones. Your phone never rings but you get voicemails. The FCC is being asked to make them legal. What are they? How do they work? What can you do to tell the FCC how you feel?

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What the Tech? FireChat and MeshNetworking Video included

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A look at new technology that allows people to send text messages without wifi or a cell tower. 

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What the Tech? Netflix vs Amazon

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Streaming showdown. Which is the better service? Netflix or Amazon Prime Video? 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Quik video editing

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Everyone has dozens or even hundreds of photos and videos just sitting in their camera roll for weeks or months. 

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What the Tech? Worry free vacations Video included

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A few things you can do to enjoy your vacation, knowing things are safe at home. Apps to turn old devices into a home security system and one thing you should do if you post vacation pictures to Facebook.

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What the Tech? Protect yourself from Ransomware

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How to stop ransomware from getting on your computer and from holding your important files, pictures and music hostage. These are simple tips you can use today.

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What The Tech? Ransomware solutions

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The FBI says ransomware attacks are expected to double this year because they're easy for bad guys to use and generally will make thousands of dollars from ransoms paid by computer users who are hit by the malware.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Worktime

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If someone were to tell me a clock app would be the application used most on my iPhone, I would have laughed. 

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What the Tech? Google activity Video included

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A look at a website that tracks every link you click, everything you search, every video you watch and it even tracks everywhere you go in person. It's Google. Here's what they track, why and what you can do about it. 

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What the Tech? Do apps spy on you Video included

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Do apps spy on you? They want all of these permissions but what does it do with those permissions? The truth behind what apps get and what they do when you download them onto your phone.

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What the Tech? Apps that track

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One of the biggest leaks of your personal information is in those free apps you download. What info do they get? What is really in those Terms of Service and what do you agree to?

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What The Tech? Mother's Day gifts

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Moms are hard buy for, so Mother's Day has always taken a lot of thinking on my part. Sure you can always go for the traditional flowers or perfume or candy or day at the spa but I've done all of that for my sweet mom.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Wakie

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No one wants to start their day with the blaring sound of an alarm clock buzzer. You can have your radio alarm clocks too!  

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What the Tech? World Password Day Video included

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World Password Day is a day to remind everyone of the importance of changing your many passwords. 

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What the Tech? Techie grad gifts

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Time to start looking for graduation gifts. Announcements are beginning to arrive in mailboxes and it's time to start looking for graduation gifts. Five gadgets perfect for the high school graduate.

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What the Tech? YouTube abuse

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Two parents from Maryland whose YouTube channel featured 'pranks' on their kids have lost custody of two of them because of what you see in their
videos. This story is making the rounds on Facebook.
A WARNING, SOME OF THE VIDEOS ARE DISTURBING.

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What The Tech? Turn off or log off Video included

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We're supposed to turn off the lights when we leave the room. 

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What The Tech? App of the day: Burner Video included

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Why would anyone want to make phone calls without letting anyone else who you’ve called? 

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What the Tech? A new experience at the movies Video included

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How you will be watching movies at the theater in the future. See the action, hear it, feel it, and smell it.

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What The Tech? NAB Day 2: Virtual reality Video included

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By now we're all familiar with virtual reality but we know how expensive it can be and you have to wear those headsets.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Scholly

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I don't know many people who can pay for college right out of their pocket.

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What The Tech? High tech toothbrush Video included

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The Ara looks like other electric toothbrushes but it has artificial intelligence built into it.

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What The Tech? Facebook's new features Video included

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Get ready. Facebook's about to bring it!

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What the Tech? Facebook's live video problem

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In the wake of the latest crime posted on Facebook, many people are looking for solutions. Are there solutions? How does Facebook attempt to keep graphic violence off the live-stream and off Facebook period? 

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What The Tech? iPhone location

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This is one of those things Apple says is perfectly fine but still seems a little creepy. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Allergies

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If you dread the beauty of springtime it's probably because of what comes with spring flowers. Allergies.

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What The Tech? Bible in virtual reality Video included

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Life Church is providing a solution with what it calls the first Bible study in virtual reality. The experience is new addition to the popular YouVersion Bible app that currently has over 268,000 downloads.

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What The Tech? Unbelievable Facebook scam Video included

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The victim, Ashley Renee says a stranger contacted her to tell her that her baby's pictures were being sent to men by one of her friends, asking for money.

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What the Tech? Live.ly live stream app

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Is Live.ly something parents should know about? Yes. Again, a majority of the broadcasters appeared to be pre-teens and elementary school age kids streaming live from their bedrooms.

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What The Tech? YouTube star

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The Tennessee girl started a blog on Tumblr then, as she said, “got bored”.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Clips

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Shooting videos with a smartphone is easy. Making them look amazing is more difficult. 

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What the tech? Computer coding toys Video included

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Parents are worried about their children's future. What jobs and careers will be available in 10-15 years? We're looking at a couple of toys that teach kids as young as 2 how to be a computer programmer. Some say they could be working at Google by the time they graduate high school.

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What the Tech? Amazon refunds Video included

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 Amazon is being forced to refund $70 million, mostly to parents whose kids spent money on in-app purchases without their permission.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Nope Video included

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Nope is a Chrome browser extension that interrupts the interrupting co-worker by calling your phone. Rather than installing an app on your phone, Nope places a tiny icon at the top of your Chrome browser window.

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What The Tech? 'World Backup Day' Video included

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World Backup Day is Friday and people around the world are being encouraged, even urged, to backup their computers and devices.

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What The Tech? Email drafting used by Amber Alert suspect, Al-Qaeda

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One of the oldest tricks in the book apparently allowed a Tennessee teacher and a 15-year-old girl to communicate without leaving a trace, according to police.

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What The Tech? New Apple update kills off some old apps

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We all have some favorite apps we're holding on to. Maybe you downloaded and still play the original Flappy Bird. Those old apps still work... or worked.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Flipp

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"Flipp" is for iPhones and Android devices and while it gathers and shows the most recent store flyers for Macy's, Best Buy, Walmart and other stores it also saves time and money at the grocery store.

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What The Tech? Apple buys an app

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Why would Apple buy an app when it already gets a cut of what the app earns? Because it's simply one of the best apps in iTunes.

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What The Tech? Amazon Prime Now

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Prime Now is in a limited number of cities across the country but if you live in one of those areas, you can simply order something by saying "Alexa, order _____ on Prime Now" and it will be delivered in 2 hours or less.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Google Photo Scan

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I don't know about you but I must have 3 thousand old paper photos thrown in over a dozen of shoe boxes scattered around the house. 

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What The Tech? Gadgets for driving

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As more states and cities take on the major issue of distracted driving when it comes to cellphones, tech companies are doing their best to find solutions. 

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What The Tech? "Facezam is here. Privacy is Over"

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Take a photo of someone you want to find on Facebook, tag their face and touch to Facezam. Facezam finds their profile, the rest is up to you.

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What The Tech? Facebook Messenger Snaps

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Try as I might and I just haven't been able to 'get' Snapchat. The most popular social networking app for teenagers and millennials hasn't been embraced by the Facebook crowd so I barely have any friends on Snapchat and the few that are there rarely take and share selfies. 

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What the Tech? Facebook reaction

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Can Facebook control how you feel? It's been a year since Facebook released 'reactions', those angry, sad, haha, wow and love reactions you can use instead of liking a post. How Facebook can use those to change your mood and how it's done it before.

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What The Tech? iPhone secrets

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Unless you poke around the settings of your iPhone, you may not know about the accessibility features that help people with disabilities use an iPhone easily. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: YouVersion Bible

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It is easily the most downloaded religious app in the world. The YouVersion Bible app has been downloaded over 250 million times and while you may already have it on your phone, there are some things about this app you may not know.  

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What The Tech? Protecting your IRS refund from scammers

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The I.R.S warns taxpayers of these scams and instructs people to never click on a link, speak to someone on the phone or open an e-mail no matter how legitimate it looks.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Sick Weather

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I spent this week battling the flu. No, I never got around to getting a flu shot this year and I'm paying for it now. 

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What the Tech? Watch people watching TV

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Need company the next time you watch tv? A website thinks you might. This is a website where people watch people watch tv.

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What the Tech? The app terrorists love

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 It's the app of choice of terrorists that you can download right now. The social media app Telegram and how the bad guys are using it to plan and announce terror attacks and why we can't do anything about it.

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What The Tech? App of the day: UnGlue

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If you're a parent concerned about how much time your kids are spending on their phone and what they're doing on it, have I got an app for you.  .

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What The Tech? Facebook Discover People

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A new Facebook feature is rolling out that let's you easily discover new friends who share some common interests.

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What the Tech? Astronaut.io

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If you like to people watch, you are going to love this website. It streams random videos from people around the world that were uploaded to YouTube but have never been seen before.

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What the Tech: What's left on your phone?

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The phone had hundreds of photographs from its previous owner, including dozens of a young woman posing nude.

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What the Tech? Virtual reality

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Is virtual reality a thing that'll be around for a while,or is it the next 3-D TV? 

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What the Tech? Stud or dud app

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An app to help online daters find out more about the person they're meeting is putting everyone's information up for anyone to see. Find out how much someone paid for their house and if they have any criminal record. How is this not an invasion of privacy? Good question.

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What the Tech? Emoji secret code

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Cracking the secret code of teenagers. They’re using emojis instead of words in text messages and on social media. What emoji kids are using and what parents can look for if they keep an eye on their text messages. 

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What The Tech? Brain control computers

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Dozens of companies are working on technology that will allow humans to control computers, prosthetic limbs and televisions using only their brain.  One such company is Freer Logic and Changhong Electric Company.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Manything

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Home security systems are one of the best smart home purchases anyone can have. They can be costly though, some are hundreds of dollars plus a monthly subscription fee. 

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What the Tech? Ossia charging ceiling tiles Video included

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 An international company has invented a solution to perhaps the #1 problem facing all smartphone users. It will charge smartphones through the air while you're just walking around. Imagine this technology in ceiling tiles in an airport.

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What the Tech? ModiFace

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By now you've probably seen the amazing technology of augmented reality. One of the most popular versions of AR is found in the Pokemon Go app that merges the real world with something virtual. Aiming your smartphone camera at a street or building and you might see an animated monster layered into the video. It's really cool. That technology is being used now in many different ways including the world of fashion. 

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What the Tech? Facebook security key

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Facejacking is when someone gets on your Facebook account without your permission. Pranks mostly, but some Facejackings are serious. Facebook just made possible a secure log-in quickly with a new password on any computer, with just a tap of your finger.

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What The Tech? App of the day: Socratic

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Few things give students more frowns than getting homework assignments. A few pages of math, science or history problems can take hours to complete. 

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What the Tech? Duckduckgo

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Duckduckgo is a new search engine that keeps your searches secret. How does it work and how does it compare to Google?

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What the Tech? Facebook friends lists

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Facebook hasn't been as much fun lately. Post-election/post-inauguration seems to have a lot of people all riled up and ready to argue with friends. Here's how to avoid some of the political drama we're all seeing on our Facebook timelines and posts.

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What The Tech? Satan Malware

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A new malware program has been found on the internet's dark web that is aimed to spread ransomware to as many computer users as possible. 

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What The Tech? App of the day: CamCard

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Millions of people still use paper business cards (I know) and I seem to get handed hundreds throughout the year. 

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What the Tech? FBI passwords

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Even if you think you've got pretty good passwords, they probably don't live up to the standards of cyber-security experts. 

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What the Tech? Failed kickstarters

The ill-fated Lily drone. The ill-fated Lily drone.
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Drones that never got off the ground cost thousands of supporters thousands of dollars. 

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What the Tech? Ford autonomous cars

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Driver-less cars are a lot closer to hitting roads in the U.S than you may think. Ford just unveiled its fully-autonomous Fusion Hybrid at this month's CES and the International Auto Show. 

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What The Tech? Live Me app

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Facebook finally started removing video of a 12 year old Georgia girl who committed suicide during a livestream video. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Foap

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I've been looking to make a little money on the side, like everybody else I suppose. What I don't have is a lot of spare time and I don't want to invest any money. 

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What the Tech? Wallpaper TV

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One of the more surprising things at CES in 2017 was one television that is changing the game for manufacturers. 

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What the Tech? Drone Airport

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Generations ago the desert and painted mountains of Nevada were home to cattle drives and Native Americans. In the 21st century it is drones taking over not just the sky, but the sands as well. The Eldorado Droneport in Boulder City, Nevada is the world's first airport for drones. 

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What the Tech? Best of CES

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The largest tech conference and show in the world wrapped up in Las Vegas Sunday. Over 1,000 new devices and gadgets were seen this week at CES. Here are some of the best new gadgets of the year.

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What The Tech? Robots for home

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We don't have space machines to get us to work and school but as for as the home goes, we may be in a post-Jetson's world. Robots around the house are either here now, or coming very soon. 

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What The Tech? CES Tech gifts for mom

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You may think CES is mainly for high-tech people, primarily men; while that may be true, if you know where to look you can find some great new tech gadgets designed for moms. 

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What the Tech? Virtual Reality

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Every year something prettty much takes control one year it was drones, The next year it was 3d printers, this year everywhere you look in Las Vegas at CES, you see virtual reality. 

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What the Tech? CES (Consumer Electronic Show)

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It's the week geeks look forward to every year. Las Vegas' largest convention of the year is underway where new gadgets will cover some 2.5 million square feet across the city. 

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What the Tech? ATM Skimmers

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Skimming credit and debit cards are a huge problem for consumers and it’s getting worse. 

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What The Tech? Give Back Box

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Finding an Amazon delivery box at the front door is one of those little Christmas surprises that'll remind you of seeing what's under the tree on Christmas morning. 

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What The Tech? New Years Resolution apps

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We all have great intentions but somewhere in the back of our minds we have doubts on whether we can keep those new year's resolutions. 

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What the Tech? Gift card returns

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Your unwanted gift cards are wanted by someone. And a couple of places online finds those cards a good home, or wallet. 

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What the Tech? New devices and passwords

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Billions of new devices are going online as people unwrap phones, tablets, computers and smart home gadgets.  For the most part people will activate them without changing the default password. That's a big problem according to the FBI.

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What The Tech? Virtual Reality

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2016 may not turn out to be the year of virtual reality, that'll happen when Apple finally gets things ready for the iPhone and Mac. But! It is here and it is fantastic. 

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What The Tech? Video Game Questions

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The video game industry is a $23.5 billion business in the United States. Game consoles and game titles are at the top of millions of children and adult gift list this holiday but their parents have questions about them.

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What The Tech? Yahoo security breach

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Yahoo is asking users to change their account settings after a second breach in security that led to around 1 billion accounts to be compromised by cyber-criminals. 

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What the Tech? Drone buying

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The FAA expects drone sales to 'skyrocket' again this holiday season, selling maybe 2 million units. Here are a few things to consider.

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What the Tech? Educational toys

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Every kid loves surprises on Christmas morning. Those gifts under the tree they neither asked for or expected are often the highlights of Christmas morning. If those surprise gifts are educational they can make both the child and their parents happy.

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What the Tech? App of the day: Prisma

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The app of the day is Apple and Google's "App of the Year" photo finishing app Prisma.

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What The Tech? Buying a TV

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If you're planning to buy a new television for Christmas get ready to be overwhelmed. Picking out a new tv is about as difficult as finding a movie to watch on Netflix; there are too many choices. 

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What The Tech? FBI Shopping Scams

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The holidays are the busiest time of year for online shopping and as you browse the deals looking for the best buys, cyber criminals are online looking for you, hoping you'll make a common mistake.

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What The Tech? Gifts for Grandparents

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Have you ever given your parents or grandparents a Christmas gift only to find it still in the package a year later? 

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What the Tech? Best Smartphone of 2016

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Christmas is a big day for smartphones. There are more phone activations on Christmas morning than any other day of the year. This Christmas there are more great smartphones than ever before, from names other than Apple and Samsung. Here's a look at the top phones of the year and the best of them all.

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What the Tech? Gadget gifts for dad

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A look at several tech gadgets that will make most any dad happy this year.

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Netflix and DTV

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Netflix users have an early Christmas present; the company is FINALLY making it possible to download movies and tv shows. 

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What the Tech? Gadget gift ideas for mom

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Moms may be geekier than you think. If your mom spends her time trying to read and browse Facebook on a smartphone, she's going to love a tablet computer. 

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What the Tech? Stocking stuffers

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Review for stocking stuffer technology.

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What The Tech? Gifts for Grandparents

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Have you ever given your parents or grandparents a Christmas gift only to find it still in the package a year later? Sure you have and I can almost guarantee if you're giving someone over the age of 65 a tech gadget they either won't know what it does or be afraid to use it. 

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What the Tech? Android devices

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Christmas is the biggest time of year for smartphones.  Here's a look at the Google Pixel and LG VU20, great replacements for the
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What the Tech? App of the day: Shopular

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The app of the day segment this week is a black friday app that posts all black friday ads that can be saved and organized and also offers some special deals.

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What the Tech? Gadgets $50 or less

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Black Friday is next week.so to help you with your Christmas list. Take a look at the best tech gadget gift ideas for Christmas that are $50 or less.

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What the Tech? Google Photo App

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Google just released a new app to help capture all of your old paper photos in a high quality file to go on your computer and will store it safely in the cloud for ever and ever.

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What The Tech? Most teens and young adults don't talk on the phone

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What The Tech? Websites to make extra money online

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 it's the time of year when most of us wish we had a little more money.  Robots may be coming after our jobs, but some jobs still need human beings to do them.  

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What the Tech? Linkedin salary

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Find out what your co-workers are making with a new website from LinkedIn.

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What the Tech? Bad apps

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A consumer alert just ahead of the Christmas shopping rush: counterfeit shopping apps in both iTunes and the Google Play Store. These apps look like the official apps for stores such as Foot Locker and Hermes. It was discovered they are fake and could steal your credit card information. What to look for to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing.

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What The Tech? Apps for moving to Canada after the election

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The race for the White House is almost over, Tuesday night we should know who'll be the next President. but by Wednesday morning, some of your Facebook friends may be calling a moving van. 

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What the Tech? App of the day: Hollar

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Today's app of the day, *Hollar*. It's a dollar store for your home screen.  This new app is picking up a lot of steam and just got a $30 million investment. 

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What the Tech? Camelcamelcamel

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Camelcamelcamel.com is the price comparison mentioned in the piece about Amazon's Black Friday. We explain more about the site, how it works and why it's a good place to start before you shop.

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What the Tech? Amazon Black Friday

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Amazon has launched Black Friday 50+ days before Christmas and 25 days before anyone else. But how good are the deals? Are they really Black Friday prices? 
 

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What The Tech? Doctors on Demand

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It's early in the morning and you wake up with a sore throat and fever. Your doctor's office doesn't open for another 2 hours, what do you do? 

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What the Tech? Halloween apps

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If you love a good scare forget about costumes and yard decorations; the scariest thing some people will see is an app on their smartphone. 

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What the Tech? Fitness app

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The "App of the Day" is Sworkit. This is a new fitness app that was featured on Shark Tank a few weeks ago. 

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What the Tech? Drone racing

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Drone racing. It is a thing now and it's coming to television. Professional drone pilots are competing for prize money and it just could be the next made-for-tv sporting event.

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What the Tech? Halloween High Tech

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Halloween and high tech don’t often go hand-in-hand, but there's a Halloween mask that uses a smartphone to make a costume come alive. And it was developed by a former NASA engineer.

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What The Tech? Saving paper photos

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I was cleaning out some of that extra storage space we have in our house when I remembered something

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What the Tech? App of the day, Color Splash

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 The App of the Day is a photo/image editing app that gives you control over the natural color in any photo. Color Splash turns any photo black&white, or grayscale, and you choose where to add color.

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What the Tech? Amazon launches music streaming service

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People aren't buying music these days, they're streaming it through Apple Music or Spotify. Membership for both services is growing, but now there's some competition. Amazon introduced Music Unlimited Wednesday.  What is it, how does it compares and who may want to consider switching?

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What the Tech? Samsung Note 7 recall 2

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The one thing you should never ever ever buy online.  Smartphones in the wake of the Note 7 Samsung crisis.

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What the Tech? Facebook Safety Check

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This will be the first time Facebook's Safety Check has been put to the test on a national scale in the U.S.

What people can expect, and how they can check in or check on friends and family.

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What the Tech? Bad passwords

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  Here's a look at horrible passwords and one program/app that does the hard work changing your passwords to something difficult.

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What the Tech? Facebook Marketplace

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Facebook has made a big change to its app and making a run at Craigslist. Most people haven't seen these yet, here's what they can expect compared to Craigslist.

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What The Tech? iOS10 Secrets

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iPhone users probably know about most of the features in Apple's new iOS 10 operating system that was released about 2 weeks ago, but there are plenty of features you really have to go looking for to use them.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Stickk

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Stickk is an app for Android and iOS devices, there's also a website. The idea behind it is you're forced to pay real money if you fail. 

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What The Tech? App of the day: Voter

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This election cycle millions of people still have no idea who they'll vote for in November. 

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What the Tech? App of the Day: Voter

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The election is just a few weeks away and if you've watched the debates and still have no idea who you're going to vote for, an app can help. 

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What The Tech? Virtual Private Networks

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You wouldn't give bad guys your home address would you? Most of us don't realize that just by browsing the internet, you're giving bad guys the address of your computer.

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What The Tech? How to not shoot shaky video on mobile devices

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 I shoot a lot of video with my iPhone and iPad Pro and I mean a lot.

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What the Tech?

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The best way to save family recipes and cookbooks. It's an app and website, Evernote.

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What the Tech? Clickbait

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What is clickbait, how do the companies make their money, how to identify them and why we should care.

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What The Tech? Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall

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If you purchased one of the re­called Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices you can exchange it for a new phone beginning Wednesday.

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What The Tech? Apple is a copycat

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Android users were not impressed with the release of the new iPhone 7 and iOS 10 by Apple. 

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What the Tech? Venmo

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A college football fan is richer after a stunt on ESPN College Football Game Day. Sam Crowder was seen in the background holding a sign that read, "Hi Mom, send beer money". The message was followed by a username on Venmo. Suddenly millions of people around the country must have been asking "What's Venmo?" ""Venmo is an app th... More>>

What The Tech? iOS 10 update tips

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If you're not planning to buy the new iPhone 7, you can still feel like you're getting a new phone by downloading Apple's next iOS on Tuesday. 

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What The Tech? DIY Smartphones

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If you were a bit underwhelmed with the introduction of a new iPhone there is an option that lets people design and build their own smartphone with the features they prefer. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: College Gameday apps

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When I was a kid, I got caught in school listening to a daytime World Series game through a tiny earpiece plugged into a transistor radio. How old am I? I guess serious sports fans have similar stories. 

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What the Tech: Tailgating tech

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There was a time before tailgating where football fans walked straight from their car to the stadium gates to watch the game. Thankfully, we're past that primitive time.

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What The Tech? Facebook and Politics

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Even if you haven't decided who you'll cast a vote for this November, Facebook has a pretty good guess. 

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What The Tech? Funeral Technology

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Technology is part of every aspect of our lives and apparently our deaths. The funeral business has evolved in recent years to implement new technology that helps families and friends stay close to the dearly departed. 

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What the Tech? World Wide Web turns 25

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Tuesday, August 23rd the world wide web turned 25 years old. How much has it changed our lives and our world? Is it the most important invention of our lifetime? Take a look back at the very beginning, the importance in the past and how it still has room to grow in the future.
 

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What the Tech? App of the Day: Wakie

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Today's App of the Day: An alarm clock that wakes you up with a phone call from a stranger.

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What The Tech? Video games scholarships

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Don't be too hard on a kid playing video games for hours on end. He or she may be working toward a very lucrative career. 

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Apps for college students

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College students headed to campus have a lot to do before they leave home. In addition to tossing their favorite pillow and laptop in the car, there are some apps to add to their homescreen.

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What The Tech? Laptops vs iPads

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After lugging around my laptop in a backpack for 3 years I figure there has to be a better way. Laptops are heavy.

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What the Tech? In the defense of the DVD

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Streaming movies is great, but what do you do if you want to watch a movie that isn't available on Netflix, Amazon or Hulu and the Redbox down the street doesn't have it either?

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What the Tech? App of the Day: Pocket

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 The App of the Day:: Pocket, an app that let’s you save anything you find on the Internet or your camera roll, or your e-mail or, just about anything else.

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What The Tech? App of the Day: Dyslexia apps

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 A 'b' is a 'd', a 'p' is a 'q'.     Lynn Walker couldn't understand why her young daughter was getting the letters all mixed up when they read together. "We're reading these books and they only have 6 words on the page and the word 'the' comes up, so I'll say 'that's the', and a few pages l...

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What The Tech? Robot reporters at the Olympics in Rio

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The next report you see or read from the Rio Olympics may not have been written by a journalist, but by a robot. 

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What the Tech? Teachers and Facebook

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It's the first week for many schools, here's a way for teachers to use social media to communicate with parents WITHOUT letting parents see everything they share with their friends.

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What the Tech? App of the day: Crop on the Fly

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Today's App of the Day is an app that helps viewers get breaking news video in the correct format for sending to news stations. 

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What The Tech? Chatbots

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 They can help fix your car, save you money, even save you a trip to the doctor. They're called 'chatbots', and you can use them right now in Facebook.

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What The Tech? Iris scans for smartphones

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You probably have no problem recognizing your smartphone and now new technology will enable your smartphone to identify you. 

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What the Tech? App of the day: Post It Plus

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 Remember Post-It Notes? Sure, we’ve all got a stack on our desk. This app of the day turns post-its into digital pieces of paper you can do all sorts of things with

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