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We recently found out Facebook uploaded the contacts of users without telling us, then used these contacts to target ads...
04/26/2019
How to Prevent Facebook from Uploading your Contacts

We recently found out Facebook uploaded the contacts of users without telling us, then used these contacts to target ads! Here's how to find out if your contacts were harvested and how to stop it.

Facebook may be using your mobile device to harvest your friends' contact information — here's how to turn it off and delete any information it collected. 

We're definitely getting hit here in NYC. Is it bad where you are, too?
04/25/2019
7 Ways to Fight Seasonal Allergies

We're definitely getting hit here in NYC. Is it bad where you are, too?

Whether you have seasonal or year-round allergies, here are the high-tech tools we recommend you use to make dealing with them a little less painful.

Have extra gift cards sitting around? They're much easier to use if you convert them into Amazon online gift cards - her...
04/24/2019
How to Use a Mastercard, Visa or Amex Gift Card on Amazon

Have extra gift cards sitting around? They're much easier to use if you convert them into Amazon online gift cards - here's how.

Trying to use a Mastercard, Visa or Amex Gift Card on Amazon can be a headache. But these tricks that will make using your gift cards on Amazon a breeze.

There's going to be at least one of these you didn't know about.
04/18/2019
12 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know

There's going to be at least one of these you didn't know about.

By using a few simple tricks, you can quickly and easily whittle down your results to get exactly the information you're looking for.

Hate those people search sites that track your personal information, including your family members, phone number, addres...
04/16/2019
How to Remove Yourself From People Search Directories

Hate those people search sites that track your personal information, including your family members, phone number, address and email? Here's how to get yourself removed from each of them.

Follow these steps to get your personal information removed from people search directories, including FastPeopleSearch, MyLife, Spokeo and more.

04/15/2019
HackaDay thermite-based Hard drive destruction

If you want to get rid of the hard drive on an old computer, here's how to do it. But seriously, folks, don't try this at home. Actually, don't try it anywhere - just appreciate that someone else did.

Shorter, condensed version full version available in my other videos.

Did you know that Amazon hires real people to listen to anything we say when our Alexa is listening? Yeah, yet another p...
04/15/2019
How to Delete Amazon Your Alexa Recordings & Stop Amazon from Listening

Did you know that Amazon hires real people to listen to anything we say when our Alexa is listening? Yeah, yet another privacy wakeup call...Here's how to change that.

Amazon Alexa records and stores everything you request on Amazon's servers. Here's how to delete the files and prevent Amazon employees from listening to them.

Darn...
04/12/2019
Cord-Cutting Gets More Expensive

Darn...

As more streaming providers increase their prices, you may need to do the math to see if streaming TV still costs less than cable TV.

Shaking head...Be smarter than the Secret Service. If you find a random thumb drive, don't just plug it into your comput...
04/09/2019
Techies Snicker at Secret Service Agent’s Mar-a-Lago Malware

Shaking head...Be smarter than the Secret Service. If you find a random thumb drive, don't just plug it into your computer!

An agent stuck one of the USB drives from an unannounced Chinese national’s electronics stash into his agency computer, infecting it—and prompting widespread derision.

Here's how to tell if you're being bamboozled by fake reviews on Amazon or elsewhere.
04/09/2019
3 Ways to Spot Product Ratings Inflated by Fake Reviews

Here's how to tell if you're being bamboozled by fake reviews on Amazon or elsewhere.

These tools analyze the language in all of a product's reviews and tell you if the rating is likely inflated by fake reviews.

If you haven't bought a bike helmet in a while, many new models have significant improvements in brain protection that a...
04/03/2019
Trek Launches Bontrager WaveCel Helmets with Better Brain Protection

If you haven't bought a bike helmet in a while, many new models have significant improvements in brain protection that are worth a look.

Trek’s new Bontrager WaveCel bike helmet line offers additional protection for your brain without significantly impacting weight, comfort or styling.

This isn't a tech story, but we felt it was important to share it since so many of you have kids. Since the U.S. Consume...
04/03/2019
Britax Offers Free Replacement Part Under Jogging Stroller Settlement

This isn't a tech story, but we felt it was important to share it since so many of you have kids. Since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission let Britax off the hook by not demanding a recall, many owners are unaware of the serious issues with these jogging strollers. Here's what you need to do if you're an owner.

The CPSC and Britax have settled a lawsuit over Britax jogging strollers. Consumer Reports shares what to know if you own one of the affected models.

6 Tips to Get More out of Apple News
04/02/2019
6 Tips to Get More out of Apple News

6 Tips to Get More out of Apple News

Apple News+ has so much to read that it can be tough to find what you want. Our tips will help you find and keep track of everything you're interested in.

Apple is aiming to upend the credit card business - will they succeed?
03/29/2019
Apple Makes Finances Simple and Safer with Apple Card

Apple is aiming to upend the credit card business - will they succeed?

Apple's first credit card enhances security and cuts through financial confusion with smart features that help you understand exactly where your money is going.

How to Figure Out Who Hacked Your Phone
03/27/2019
How to Figure Out Who Hacked Your Phone

How to Figure Out Who Hacked Your Phone

The best way to narrow down the field of suspects is to determine exactly how your phone is being compromised. Here are 7 steps to figuring out who hacked your phone.

On the Trail of the Robocall King
03/26/2019
On the Trail of the Robocall King

On the Trail of the Robocall King

An investigator set out to discover the source of one scammy robocall. Turns out, his target made them by the millions.

Better read this before you go the "free" route...
03/19/2019
Can You Trust a Free VPN?

Better read this before you go the "free" route...

VPNs can read all of your internet traffic, so you want to make sure your personal data isn't being exploited in return for "free" service. Here's who to trust.

You should hope this doesn't happen to you, because if it does there's only one way to fix it, and you probably won't li...
03/18/2019
What to Do if You Forget Your Android Phone Password

You should hope this doesn't happen to you, because if it does there's only one way to fix it, and you probably won't like what that is...

Trying to get into your phone but don't remember your password, pin or lock pattern? There's only one way to get access to your device. Here are the steps.

See our latest Editor's Picks for the best smart locks!
03/18/2019
5 Best Smart Locks for Your Home

See our latest Editor's Picks for the best smart locks!

Smart locks offer remote unlocking, electronic guest key access, proximity-based unlocking when paired to your smartphone, and more.

Can Your iPhone Be Hacked?
03/18/2019
Can Your iPhone Be Hacked?

Can Your iPhone Be Hacked?

Contrary to what you may have heard, your iPhone can be hacked. Here's how hackers can take advantage of you and what you can do to protect yourself. 

Oh, how true it is.
03/13/2019

Oh, how true it is.

From a fan:

Nespresso is having a huge sale on all of their machines, including our favorite, the Lattissima Pro. Now would be a gre...
03/12/2019
Review of the Nespresso Lattissima Pro

Nespresso is having a huge sale on all of their machines, including our favorite, the Lattissima Pro. Now would be a great time to pick one up.

11 Gmail Tips that Will Save You Time
03/06/2019
11 Gmail Tips that Will Save You Time

11 Gmail Tips that Will Save You Time

Gmail is packed with features that can improve your productivity. Here are the 11 Gmail features you should be using to save time every day.

Yes, they're real and they're coming soon.
03/05/2019
3 Foldable Smartphones You Can Buy This Year

Yes, they're real and they're coming soon.

If you're ready to jump on the folding phone craze, here are three phones that aren't just rumors — watch these phones unfold.

Want to win a 50-inch 4K HDR TV? Of course you do. Enter our latest giveaway with The Adam Mesh Trading Group for your c...
03/04/2019
Enter for your chance to win a TCL 50-Inch 4K HDR TV

Want to win a 50-inch 4K HDR TV? Of course you do. Enter our latest giveaway with The Adam Mesh Trading Group for your chance to win!

Techlicious and Adam Mesh Trading are partnering to give you a richer life with better tech advice, better financial advice and your chance to win this beautiful TCL 50S425 Roku 4K HDR TV. We will randomly select one (1) winner from the entries. No purchase necessary to win. Total ARV $349.99. Void....

Have you been the victim of Facebook account spoofing or know someone who has? The best way to protect against it is to ...
02/28/2019
How to Hide your Friends List on Facebook

Have you been the victim of Facebook account spoofing or know someone who has? The best way to protect against it is to make your friends list private. Here's how to do it.

If you don't want your list of Facebook friends to be available to the public, here's how to hide it.

How to Block Calls on an Android Phone
02/15/2019
How to Block Calls on an Android Phone

How to Block Calls on an Android Phone

Tired of the endless spam calls and area code spoofing scams? Here are four ways to block those annoying calls on your Android phone.

How to Block Calls on an iPhone
02/15/2019
How to Block Calls on an iPhone

How to Block Calls on an iPhone

Tired of the endless spam calls and area code spoofing scams? Here are four ways to block those annoying calls on your iPhone.

Want an easy way to digitize your old photos? The Epson FastFoto is a terrific option.
02/12/2019
Review of the Epson FastFoto FF-680W

Want an easy way to digitize your old photos? The Epson FastFoto is a terrific option.

The Epson FastFoto FF-680W makes the process of scanning old photos so quick and easy, you'll finally get your digital archiving done.

Update Your iPhone to Fix FaceTime Privacy Bug
02/08/2019
Update Your iPhone to Fix FaceTime Privacy Bug

Update Your iPhone to Fix FaceTime Privacy Bug

Apple finally fixed a serious FaceTime bug that let others listen in on you. Here's how to update your devices so you can safely use FaceTime.

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Unsend Messages
02/07/2019
Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Unsend Messages

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Unsend Messages

Facebook Messenger's unsend feature lets you delete messages, but there are limitations. Here's what you need to know before you press unsend.

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