Tips for taking black and white photos with your phone

In a world where everyone is taking and sharing smartphone photos, black and white images often stand out for their starkness, contrast, and classic look. A local photographer offers tips on shooting in black and white.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 06:22am EDT

Check your tire pressure with an app

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Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:58pm EDT

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All the bugs this week's iOS 7 update is supposed to fix

Shortly after unveiling its new products, Apple quietly released an update to its iOS 7 operating system, which has been scrutinized and criticized by many who found their mobile devices performing poorly.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 08:24am EDT

Smartphones make Halloween costumes come alive (Video)

Your smartphone can double as an interactive, creepy Halloween costume with the help of a T-shirt or prop.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 04:41am EDT

Can't find a date? Try a bribery app

A new bribe-for-a-date app called Carrot Dating allows those looking for love to peddle everything from flower bouquets to a tank of gas in exchange for a real, live date.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 08:46am EDT

New iPads to star in Apple reveal

Apple is expected to unveil new versions of its iPad tablets in today's announcement in San Francisco, which will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern. Here's what the experts predict.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 07:19am EDT
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How to participate in a Twitter chat

A Twitter chat is a real-time, informal conversation between people interested in a topic. It can be difficult to understand how to be part of a Twitter chat, so here are a few basics.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 04:14am EDT

Need motivation? There's an app for that

Technology inspires self-tracking devotees to chart daily lives in excruciating detail

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 12:00pm EDT

Shower, shave, smartphone: How we use our phones in the morning

A new study shows 84 percent of smartphone owners use at least one app first thing in the morning. Tasks accomplished before leaving in the house range from checking the weather to checking-in on dating sites.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 06:21am EDT

Twitter update allows direct messages from any follower

Twitter is changing one of the ways users communicate. In the past two users had to follow each other before sending a direct message - now you can get a DM from any follower.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 10:56am EDT

New app saves supposed-to-disappear Snapchat pics

One of the reasons people share photos on Snapchat is because they know they disappear after viewing for 10 seconds or less -- a new app lets the recipient permanently save the Snapchats, without the sender's knowledge.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 03:47am EDT

Apple's way-out ways to prevent cracked screens

Apple is seeking a patent for technology to flip a falling phone in midair or use built-in jets to cushion its landing.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 05:09am EDT

Correction: Edible Roadkill story

Correction: Edible Roadkill story

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:00pm EDT

Pay someone to mail thank-you cards, but not to D.C.

A new iOS app that mimics handwriting offers a solution if you hate the tedium of writing thank-you cards, but it comes with an embarrassing glitch.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 11:10am EDT

Students learn digital mapping skills, target jobs

Participants in 4-H National Youth Science Day have hands-on experience in one of the fastest growing occupational fields in the country - spatial technologies, including GIS and GPS mapping.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 10:04am EDT

Magazines offer instant gratification for shoppers

Online shopping is getting more immediate almost every day. MasterCard a deal to help online readers instantly buy items they see and like.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 09:41am EDT

Site uses social media to track illness

Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu, allergies and other illnesses around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about sickness and gathers the data to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about infections.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:24am EDT
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Quick fix for troublesome iOS 7 bug

Many iPhone and iPad users are reporting a pesky bug that's making it difficult to use iMessage and other features. Apple is promising an operating system update, but here's a quick fix.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 07:42am EDT

iPhone finder checks local Apple stores for 5S in stock

A simple tool helps determine if the in-demand gold or silver iPhone 5S is available in stock at a local Apple store. By plugging in a ZIP code, users can see which stores have gold, silver, or gray models on hand.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 06:10am EDT
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