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Shhh… Your mom has a secret. This year for Mother’s Day she is really hoping for a tech gift. Your mom may not be a techie, but she is certain to love these tech gifts that will brighten her day. That’s right, your mom is bound to grin with delight when she opens up her Mother’s Day present this year and finds one of these tech gifts.
Getting the truth is challenging enough without seeing fake news stories in your Facebook News Feed. If your friend posts a fake news story, it may be an innocent mistake. But if you share that story with others, you may be spreading information that just isn’t true. Facebook has started rolling out a program that shows an alert when the truth of a news story has been dispute ...
How many terms have you searched on Google in 2016? 1.2 trillion searches done on Google around the world in 2016 and Google Trends kept track of the most popular search terms. From Brexit to the Olympic Summer Games to Aleppo, Syria to the US Presidential election to terrorist attacks to celebrity deaths, 2016 was filled with news.
You’re back at your office desk after a long meeting, wanting to take a quick mental break. You click on a link to open a website when suddenly a video starts playing and the sound starts blaring. One of the most annoying things about the Internet is autoplay videos. These videos start playing automatically, as soon as you arrive at a website, complete with sound.
On Tuesday Apple made many long-awaited announcements, giving us a glimpse of what’s coming soon. Apple revealed upgrades to many products, as well as to its stores. Apple has plenty of new tech coming for its customers, as well as an update to its retail spaces (don’t call them “stores”) in which you can learn, play, converse and buy.
The Wonder of Tech is pleased to welcome Steffen Campbell as a guest author. Steffen is a recent graduate of Clemson University and explains how a Chromebook helped him all four years at college. In 2013 I was a newly minted university student. I had my entire life packed up and was ready to explore as a freshman. Then, tragedy struck.
If you want to hear music throughout your house, you’ll probably be pleased with the latest update to Amazon’s Echo devices: Multi-Room Music. With this update, Echo devices can sync together to play a song in different rooms in your home. Amazon updated the Echo last week to add Multi-Room Music.
If you’ve had an iPhone or iPad for a few years, you may have apps that are outdated. Since 2013, Apple has been encouraging developers to update their apps to make them more advanced. When iOS 11, the next version of the iPhone operating system, is launched later this month, older apps may not work with that operating system.
The Wonder of Tech is pleased to welcome James Taylor as a guest author. James explains how people, even fans of tech, may do better financially if they don’t get the latest and greatest tech. His article shows how money spent on tech could have grown if invested in stock, instead of used to purchase a device that loses value quickly.
Everyone gets in a sad mood sometimes, but what happens when that sad mood lasts for a long time? Is it just a mood or is that sadness actually depression? Many people don’t know whether what they’re feeling is a passing phase or actual depression that should be treated. They may not know where to turn to find out if they should get medical help to deal with their feelings.
If you’re a movie fan, you’ll probably be interested in the latest offering from MoviePass: for $9.95 per month you can see one movie per day, every day, at nearly any movie theater in the US. That’s right, for about the cost of one movie ticket (or less than the cost in some areas), you can see a movie every day of the month in a movie theater.
The Wonder of Tech is pleased to welcome Kwanga Akura as a guest author. Kwanga explains how you can make the most of IFTTT (If This Then That) on your phone. These tips and tricks can help automate tasks to make your life easier. Today’s mobile devices are magnificent, they are faster, smarter and a lot more efficient as compared to earlier models.
You know there are deals to be had on the Internet, but where do you find them? Do you just search for “deals” and hope for the best? Where should you begin? If you’re looking for free ebooks and/or deals on shopping, travel, apps, software and more, one of the first places you should check out is lastreader.com. Think of this website as your home base for savings. Lastreader.
Last week Facebook announced its newest feature, designed to help you spend even more time on the site. That’s right, if you’re concerned that you aren’t spending nearly enough time on Facebook, this news will help solve your problem. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook announced on his Facebook page that Facebook Watch will be coming soon.
The question I get asked most about my Apple Watch is, “What do you use it for?” A day without my Apple Watch showed me clearly the features I missed most when I was without it. The other day something happened to me that hadn’t happened since April 2015 — I was without my Apple Watch. I got my Apple Watch the first day it was released and have worn it pretty much non-stop sin ...
When you were young, your parents probably taught you how to cross the street safely, by looking both ways for oncoming cars. But they probably didn’t advise you to put away your cell phone while crossing the street. The City of Honolulu wants to be sure everyone is taught that lesson. Beginning on October 24, texting while crossing the street will be against the law in that city.
The Wonder of Tech is pleased to welcome Kayla Matthews as a guest author. She writes about her favorite tech tools for travel. Part of going on vacation means disconnecting from the stresses in your life and not bogging down your days with things like catching up on email or texting co-workers. That doesn’t mean you need to disconnect from all technology, however.
If electric vehicles are the future of transportation, our world took a major leap forward last week with the delivery of the first Tesla Model 3. Since Tesla first started taking orders for the Model 3 back in March 2016, over 500,000 people reserved their spot in line for the first “affordable” all-electric car from Tesla.
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