- Our Blog
In addition to being a giant in search, mapping, videos and more, Google has given us some tricks and treats over the years. But Google has some secret fun for us with at least seven hidden games you can play when you need a break from life. These games are free and can be a fun way to while away the time. You may even learn about geography, aeronautics and physics as you play.
Amazon has been very busy lately, figuring out new ways to make Prime members happier. As if Prime Reading, introduced earlier this month, weren’t enough, now Amazon is launching Family Vault for storing and sharing photos. If you’ve ever gone on a group vacation and wanted to share photos, you know exchanging photos can get confusing.
Facebook has launched a new feature called Marketplace that lets you buy and sell stuff with other Facebook folks living near you. With Facebook having over 1.7 billion users worldwide, the potential for this new shopping option could be very promising. Using Marketplace Facebook’s updated iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android apps now have a storefront icon in the bottom menu, which ...
Fans of facts are often frustrated by the Internet. Sorting fact from fiction is often challenging and information overload is a common complaint. Believe it or not, some information on the Internet isn’t, well, truthful. Shocking, isn’t it? Spending your time reading an article that isn’t truthful is a waste of time.
One of the most compelling features of the new iPhone 7 Plus is the dual cameras that allow you to create special effects with your photos. One of those effects is bokeh, an effect that lets you focus on one part of the photo while blurring the rest of the image. The bokeh feature is only available on the iPhone 7 Plus, not the iPhone 7 or earlier iPhone models, and works in ...
Amazon has given more benefits to Prime members — Prime Reading and Audible Channels. Now members of Amazon Prime in the US can get Prime Reading, to read unlimited free Kindle ebooks and digital versions of magazines, and Audible Channels, to listen to original content. Prime Reading You don’t need to own a Kindle to get Prime Reading books and magazines.
Google signaled to the world its future direction this week, announcing new products for your daily life. A change from its focus on services, such as Maps, Gmail and Chrome, Google is introducing hardware that utilizes its services across platforms. Google’s announcements of new products, including a phone, smart speaker, Wi-Fi router, video streaming device and virtual reali ...
Every time we get behind the wheel of a car, we put our lives and the lives of others at risk. Self-driving cars are designed to reduce those risks by letting tech control our vehicles. Accident rates for autonomous cars have been much lower than for humans. Google’s self-driving car has had only 13 collisions after traveling 1.8 million miles.
Tech goes wrong. And when it goes wrong, frustration levels can soar. Few issues frustrate people more than tech. Tech can make people crazy. Whether it’s a Bluetooth connection that drops, a printer that won’t print, an app that crashes or a cell phone battery that drains too quickly, your tech troubles can quickly become overwhelming.
Earlier this month, Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that are filled with new features but have the glaring omission of a headphone jack. Critics thought potential buyers would shun the phones because of the headphone jack issue, but naysayers are often wrong and many models of the new phones are now backordered until November.
Whether you’re planning a trip or want to explore your local area, a new app from Google will help with your excursion. Google Trips is a free app that helps you plan and organize trips. Connect your Google account(s) and have the app scour your inbox for both past and future trips. The app lets you type in a location if you want to explore possible destinations.
Q. What’s the difference between using data and Wi-Fi? I’m confused and I hope you can help. I was at home on my phone checking Facebook and my daughter scolded me that I was using data instead of Wi-Fi. We share a family data plan and she accused me of hogging our data. I didn’t want to admit it to her, but I don’t understand the difference.
iOS 10 was released this week and got off to a rough start. Some people who tried to update their iPhones over the air had trouble and their phones were locked or “bricked” until they connected them to iTunes on their computers. But Apple quickly resolved the issue and soon people were updating to iOS 10 without major issues.
Whether you’re new to Twitter or have been on the site for years, your experience will be greatly improved by seeing relevant tweets. But finding Twitter accounts that share interesting tweets can be a challenge. By using Twitter Lists you can easily find Twitter accounts that others recommend, see tweets on particular topics, and view a cluster of accounts at once.
Apple’s annual fall event was held yesterday where it announced new products and software, giving you opportunities to buy more tech or update your older tech with software to make it feel new. Two new phones were announced, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as a new Apple Watch, new earbuds and more. Partner companies including Nintendo and Nike also presented new offerings tied to Apple tech.
What’s better than free ebooks? Free ebooks you actually want to read. Freebooksy is a website to help you find free ebooks. What makes this site so useful is the ability to find the ebooks that you’ll want to read. The site also shows you books that are discounted or on sale if you’re looking for bargain books.
If you’ve ever searched for medical symptoms online, you probably know how scary the long list of results can be. You may quickly become convinced that your headache is a fatal brain tumor, or that speck in your eye will cause blindness. You may get many benefits from having the world’s knowledge at your fingertips, but getting a medical diagnosis online may cause more problems than solutions.
Facebook recently announced that it has figured out a way to override ad blockers and show its users ads, both on mobile devices and computers. This means that if you’re a Facebook user, you’ll probably be seeing ads even if you have an ad blocker installed. These ads may be helpful, such as alerting you when your favorite tv show comes back on the air, or when your favorite ...
Happy Anniversary to my MacBook Pro! Four years ago I made the switch from Windows to Mac with the support of Wonder of Tech readers and the nudging of my oldest daughter. In August 2011 I asked Wonder of Tech readers PC or Mac? and the issue was hotly debated in the comments and in the article’s poll. But the majority of commenters were passionately in favor of me switching to Mac.
If you’ve been avoiding Twitter due to the quality of tweets you see, you may have a new reason to give it another try. Twitter just added two new filters to help users avoid tweets they’d rather not see. One of the best features of Twitter is its ability to act as a public billboard. Want to get the attention of a business? Sending a tweet that mentions their @name often wor ...