Giving travel advice? Do it with a Google Maps List

Giving advice: we all like to do it, most of us, anyway. And we especially like giving travel advice, telling friends and family who are on a trip about the best places to visit in our hometown — …

What to do if your personal information is exposed in data breach

Your personal information is valuable. And bad actors are working harder than ever to get their hands on it. Data breaches were up 20% in 2023 from 2022. There were 3,205 data breaches in 2023 and 353 million …

Earth Day: Save money, Save the planet— Purchase refurbished electronics

April 22 is Earth Day. Encouragingly, this is now the largest civic event in the world, with billions of people participating in Earth Day activities and calling for solutions to our planet’s problems. One of those problems is …

Spring cleaning for your phone – delete those zombie apps

If you’re like most people, you’ve got a lot of apps on your phone that you never use. Streaming channels you don’t watch, fitness apps you’ve fallen out with, games that now bore you. A quarter of all …

How to use your phone to scan your important tax documents

Tax Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t filed yet, it’s time to quickly get all your documents in order. The best way to save, store or upload your tax documents, especially if you have …

Quick ways to extend your phone’s battery life

Smartphones are basically small computers. And, like any computer, they use a lot of power. Also like any computer, they’re useless if they don’t have a charge. So a part of most people’s routine these days is periodically …

5 ways to be a more conscious consumer in 2024

There are times (like now) when hope gets hard. When it feels that our individual actions—ethical and consistent as they may be—are not enough to turn our world in the right direction. This is understandable. Certainly we’ve got …

How to take .5 selfies, the wide-angle photos getting all the focus from Gen Z

If you have young people around for the holidays, chances are you’ll be taking some .5 selfies. Some what? you might wonder. Well, .5 selfies are the photo trend at the forefront of social media today, obsessively popular …

Cool stuff you didn’t know your phone can do

Last week we shared some tips on how to get more out of your smartphone. Here are some additional tips and features to get the most out of your phone. Android features — prefaced by the proviso that …