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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.
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.
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 ...
Tech can offer conveniences such as not having to get out of your car to open the garage door or not having to get off the sofa to change the channel on the TV. Now one US company is offering its employees a new convenience — implanting a microchip in their hands so they can perform tasks with a swipe of a hand.
Q. I read your recent article, 25 New Tech Tools I Use in My Daily Life, which was really helpful to me. I’m interested to know why you use Google Photos? I need a better way to organize and back up my photos and I’m wondering if Google Photos could work well for me too. Can you explain more about why you use Google Photos? A. Great question.
If you shop online, you receive your items in shipping boxes. But what do you do with the boxes after you open them and get your stuff? You may throw them in the trash. You may recycle them. You may use them to make cool toys. You may even use them as beds for your pets. But you can use them for something even better — donating your unwanted stuff to charity with the Give Back Box.
Eating healthy and staying fit can be a challenge. You want to eat right without sacrificing deliciousness or spending a fortune. You want to stay motivated to exercise and stay in shape. The good news is that tech can help. Handy apps can help you plan meals that are healthy, delicious and nutritious.
One of the best uses of technology is helping people overcome challenges. Seeing AI, a free new app from Microsoft, does just that for people who are blind or visually impaired. Seeing AI combines the phone’s camera and artificial intelligence to identify places, objects and people. The app then announces what it sees so people who are blind or visually impaired will know wha ...
Two years ago I answered a reader’s question about the tech tools I use in my daily life in Top 25 Tech Tools I Use in My Daily Life! Since that time, many of the tech tools I use daily have changed leaving that article a bit outdated. As I consider what tech I use, I realize that much had changed in two years in my tech world. Sometimes updates to existing tech changed the way I used tech.
If you’re thinking of starting a home improvement or design project, you may think of tools such as a hammer and nails. But you should also be thinking of tech tools. With home improvement and design projects, apps can help you give you ideas, choose colors, and even do the job. Well, they won’t hammer in a nail for you or hang a picture.
As promised, Amazon launched the Echo Show last week, the newest version of its smart speaker. This model has been enhanced with a video screen that takes Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant, to a new level. As an avid Echo fan for the past two years, I have been consulting Alexa daily for a morning greeting, weather report and flash news briefing.
Travel can be filled with exciting adventures that enrich your life with memorable experiences. Or travel can be an endless stream of hassles, delays and unwelcome surprises. The difference between the two may be the tools you use before and during your trip. With the right tech tools, you can make the most of your travel. Google Maps is filled with tech tools to help you travel.
Your phone is running low on power while you’re waiting to board a plane. The power outlets in the boarding area are all being used, but lo and behold there’s a public USB charging station close by. You whip out your charge cord and plug it in, happy to get your free charge before boarding your flight. What could go wrong? Plenty.
On Tuesday Google launched a new search tool called Google for Jobs to help both job hunters and employers. If you are looking for a job, or want to fill a job, you may want to check out Google’s latest offering. Many available jobs go unfilled, with employers unable to find qualified candidates. According to Google’s announcement, “46 percent of U.S.
The choice of what you see when you open a new tab is an important one. You may want to see a favorite page, your email or a search page when you open a new tab. You can make more of your new tab page with Momentum, a free Google Chrome extension. When you download Momentum to your Google Chrome browser, you are greeted with information and inspiration.
Q. I’ve been seeing colorful new Facebook posts but I’m confused about how they work. I like seeing them on my Facebook and I want to use them too. But sometimes they work for me and sometimes they don’t. Can you do an article about how to use them? Also, I’ve been seeing people use rainbow flags to Like posts on Facebook, but I don’t seem to have that choice.
Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day? These tech gifts are sure to please your father, whether or not he’s a tech fan. Even if your dad is difficult to buy for, you’ll find a fun and useful gift in this list. Whether your budget is small or exceedingly generous, you’re bound to be inspired by these gift ideas for your dad. You may even find a gift for yourself.
This week is WWDC, Apple’s annual conference for developers that gives a sneak peek at what’s ahead for Apple. Whether or not you’re a developer, you can get a glimpse of the future for Apple’s tech. Apple announced not only new devices, but also free updates to existing devices that will make your iPhone, iPad and Mac computer more useful.
Making personal technology user-friendly for you!