Technology

Here's why your phone battery dies when it's cold outside

Wonder why your phone dies in cold weather? Blame the Lithium battery. It happens to all of us and it will probably happen today if you're in the cold parts of the United States.  In fact, it’s so cold in the Midwest that you can’t stay outside for more than 10 minutes without experiencing...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:33pm

Why didn't I get an emergency presidential alert text when everyone else did?

It's a club you may not have been eager to join, but it still feels weird to be left out: In the hours after President Trump delivered his first "Presidential Alert" text message — a test of FEMA's new Wireless Emergency Alert system intended for every cellphone in the...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:41pm

Everything we know about the new iPhones

For Apple fans, it's Christmas in September again — fresh off the announcement that it's become the first $1 trillion company, Apple is unveiling a new lineup of iPhones at its traditional fall event in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 12. Here's what we know about what's...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:35pm

How to watch the Apple iPhone event on livestream

Apple has set a date for their fall live event, Gather Round, in which the newly trillion-dollar company is expected to introduce three new iPhone models, an upgraded Apple Watch and most likely a few things no one has leaked yet. The company will broadcast the event live on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:25pm

Meet Outvote, the app with no chill about Dems voting in the midterm elections

A new app will help you get out the vote in the midterms, if your friends don't block you first. Created by two Boston engineers to end what they call "slacktivism," Outvote is friend-to-friend: You'll only get reminders from people you know. The guiding principle is that people...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 1:54am

The world's most advanced virtual reality game is in Times Square

For 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been known for creating wax sculptures of famous people — not exactly the place where you were expecting to step into our digital future. But just as it’s given visitors a way to escort J.Lo down the Oscars red carpet, it’s now home the next...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:32pm

Latest iPhone rumors: Leaked images show USB-C fast charging coming to iPhone

New iPhone rumors have emerged that might provide us with information about new features that could be coming to the next Apple iPhone, including photos that show the next iPhone will have USB-C charging. The latest iPhone rumors were spotted on several tech blogs and show photos of what appears...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 5:18pm

Easy ways you can download YouTube videos for free

There may come a time when you want to download YouTube videos to your computer or mobile device to watch offline and if ever wondered how to download a YouTube video or if it’s legal, we’re here to help and walk you through the process. Some people want to download YouTube videos to...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:24pm

Apple to release Safari update to help block third-party tracking tools and apps

A Safari update is coming soon that will help block third-party tracking tools used to target advertisements. Apple made several product announcements and software updates during this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event and while many of us were focused on all the new updates...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 1:51pm

Everything you need to know about Apple group FaceTime for iOS 12

Apple has announced there will be a group FaceTime feature available for iOS coming soon and if you’re someone who already participates in group chats with friends and family, the group FaceTime feature will bring you closer to all the people you chat with. When Apple releases the new iOS 12...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:26pm

Amazon markets facial recognition services to law enforcement agencies

Amazon is marketing its facial recognition services to law enforcement agencies around the country which would enable them to track, identify and analyze people in real time, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Amazon, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, and is...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:36pm

Instagram is rolling out a new feature that is long overdue

There is a new Instagram feature that that is being rolled out that will give users a new way to control what they see on their Instagram feeds. The new Instagram Mute feature will give users the option to personalize their own feed by hiding posts from certain accounts without necessarily having...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:02pm

New emojis for 2019 may include a sloth, underwear, waffles and more

There could more than 100 new emojis coming in 2019, all of which include a sloth, a kneeling person, yawning face, skunk and a pair of underwear. According to the Unicode Consortium, there were 104 new emoji proposals submitted this year which include everything ranging from new food and...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Facebook removes more than 500 million fake accounts

More than 500 million fake Facebook accounts have been removed, according to a new Facebook Community Standards Enforcement report released on Tuesday. Facebook has approximately 2.2 billion monthly active users and according to the report, 583 million fake Facebook accounts were disabled in the...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 1:58pm

Latest Instagram update gives you a new way to judge your friends

The latest Instagram update will include a new poll feature that will give users an interesting way to let your friends know how you feel about them. The emoji slider sticker in Stories will let users answer questions using a sliding scale function instead of two simple answers. For example, when...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

How to change your Twitter password

Now is the time to change your Twitter password.   Twitter sent an email to more than 330 million users urging them to change their passwords after a computer glitch caused some of them to display in plain text on its computer system. According to Twitter,  the computer bug that...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:54pm

Here are the best new features coming to Instagram

There are plenty of new Instagram features that will be coming soon in the next few weeks. During Facebook’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced several updates that are coming soon to Facebook including a downvote button and a dating function that will let users find love on Facebook...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:19pm

New Facebook feature might make your experience more like Reddit

There is a new Facebook feature that is currently being tested that will make your Facebook experience feel somewhat like Reddit Facebook announced that it is currently testing a downvote feature for selected users the new Facebook feature will work similarly to Reddit. Users will get to provide...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:45am

This simple request will make Siri curse at you

Along with the many things you can make Siri do, you can also make Siri curse, too. Siri, the personal assistant from Apple can provide useful information on a wide variety of topics. By simply saying “Hey Siri,” the Apple personal assistant can tell you the weather, play a song, or...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:42pm

You can finally download pictures on Instagram

Sure, you can screenshot a post on Instagram or bookmark it for later, but oddly there’s no way to down pictures on Instagram — at least until now. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is set to take effect across Europe on May 25 and gives users the right to know the 5...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:16pm