By Mike Pomranz | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall #foodie-all We talk to automated voices more than we may want to admit—whether it’s telling our bank how to direct our call or asking Alexa to give us the weather forecast. So thoug...
Stephen Shankland | CNET.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall Microsoft is updating its widely used cloud computing technology to make it easier for millions of us to dump our passwords. The tech giant is making passwordless login a standard fea...
Dale Smith | CNET.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall A recent surge of unsolicited advice is grating on people’s nerves. Here’s how to get Alexa to pipe down a bit. Alexa on Amazon Echo devices is helpful, but it has a dark side: Unsolicited advic...
BY CHARLIE FRIPP, KOMANDO.COM Troy Warren for Hometown Hall Apple recently changed its policy and now forces app developers to tell you what data the app will collect with “privacy labels” before downloading it. Developers must also reveal what...
Rae Hodge | CNET.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall 1Password reaches for the crown as LastPass loses its free-tier footing. It wasn’t long ago that I raised an editorial toast to the reigning champion of password managers, LastPass, recommen...
BY KOMANDO STAFF, KOMANDO.COM Troy Warren from Hometown Hall Scam and spam calls are more and more common these days. And they’re getting hard not to answer because the number comes up as “unknown.” When this happens, you can’t be sure if it’s...
BY CHARLIE FRIPP, KOMANDO.COM Troy Warren for Hometown Hall What’s more exciting than getting a shiny new Apple device? Not much. And there are tons of great options to choose from. From new MacBooks to iPads to iPhones, the possibilities seem...
Marguerite Reardon | CNET.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall Mississippi could become a broadband giant. Parts of Sunflower County, Mississippi, are served by Delta Electric Power Association. The electric co-op is working to get gigabit speed bro...
By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for Hometown Hall #local-all #carnews-all President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday afternoon aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced U.S....
Troy Warren for Hometown Hall #business-all Fry’s Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers looking for an obscure part, is closing for good. SAN FRANCISCO — Fry’s Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers looking for an obscure part,...
BY ALBERT KHOURY, KOMANDO.COM Troy Warren for Hometown Hall Short-form videos have been a popular trend for some time now. Vine hosted millions of seven-second videos before the platform was discontinued. This opened the door for other video-sh...
BY CHARLIE FRIPP, KOMANDO.COM – FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Troy Warren for Hometown Hall Apple recently added more privacy protection to iOS devices with the rollout of iOS 14. When you install an app after updating the OS, it will ask for permission to...
THERESA NORTON | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall #covid-all TraceSafe is working with cruise lines to develop contact tracing systems with small wearable devices. (Photo courtesy of TraceSafe Inc.) A Vancouver-based company, Trac...
BY KIM KOMANDO, KOMANDO.COM Troy Warren for Hometown Hall You keep your device’s operating systems updated. You’re using internet security software. You’re pretty savvy about not falling for online scams. Even so, malware and cybercriminals c...
Kristen Bolden | CNET.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall Trying to pick out the right internet plan for your home? Here’s how to get the speed you need without overpaying. Whether you’re moving to a new place or simply shopping around for new opti...
LAURIE BARATTI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall #travel-all #covid-all The global travel industry seems to be in agreement that a secure, electronic documentation system for verifying travelers’ ID information (like a traditional...
By Andy Peters, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for Hometown Hall #picks-all Online rental marketplace cites diversity hiring push. Airbnb is expanding to Atlanta, the latest West Coast tech titan to move here amid a diversity hiri...
By Mike Pomranz | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall #foodie-all This tech could be used to identify allergens or nutritional info of different baked good. From Zooming for work to Zooming for drinks, tablets can do all sorts of thi...
LACEY PFALZ | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall A gorgeous sunset at Mammoth Hot Springs on a journey through Yellowstone National Park. (photo via Tauck) The National Park Service recently launched its beta version of an all-new...
Abrar Al-Heeti | CNET.Com Troy Warren for Hometown Hall There are also more skin tone variations for emoji including couples kissing. iOS will soon have several new emoji. Apple’s beta release of iOS 14.5 includes a preview of new emoji coming...