What the Tech? Google Plus user information stolen by hackers
What the Tech? Google Plus user information stolen by hackers

Google Plus was launched with much fanfare in 2011. It required an invitation which, as I remember, was hard to get.

What the Tech? App of the Day: "Luci"
What the Tech? App of the Day: "Luci"

Luci is an Android only app and can be found in the Google Play Store.

What the Tech? Ideas for stocking stuffers
What the Tech? Ideas for stocking stuffers

I don't remember ever getting anything in my stocking other than candy or fruit, so we just tossed them to the side.

What the Tech? Smart home gadgets
What the Tech? Smart home gadgets

So you haven't dipped your toes in the world of the smart homes. It's time.

What the Tech? Virtual reality gifts
What the Tech? Virtual reality gifts

If you're tempted to buy a virtual reality headset for someone this Christmas, you might make a huge mistake.

What the Tech? Apple replacing iPhone batteries at discounted price
What the Tech? Apple replacing iPhone batteries at discounted price

The discounted price was offered this time last year after a scandal to which Apple acknowledged it had created batteries that would slow their capacity over the years to force iPhone owners to upgrade their device.

What The Tech? App of the Day: Gift List
What The Tech? App of the Day: Gift List

Gift List is an app for iPhones and Android devices. They're not the same but they do have the same name and they're both free.

What the Tech? Fake Amazon reviews
What the Tech? Fake Amazon reviews

There are two websites that can help you spot fake reviews.

What the Tech? Gift ideas for music lovers
What the Tech? Gift ideas for music lovers

Christmas gift ideas for the music lovers on your list.

What the Tech? App of the Day: "Flipp"
What the Tech? App of the Day: "Flipp"

Sure, you have a favorite shopping app, and most are really good, but if you don't have a favorite, this is the one to start with.

What the Tech? Porch pirates and Cyber Monday
What the Tech? Porch pirates and Cyber Monday

How to make sure your packages stay your packages.

What the Tech? Helping Goodwill stores by using old Amazon boxes
What the Tech? Helping Goodwill stores by using old Amazon boxes

Amazon is just one of about a dozen companies partnering with Give Back Box to drive up donations while making it easy on the donor.

What the Tech? Free streaming services
What the Tech? Free streaming services

You can stream these services on a desktop computer, or on a smartphone or tablet using their app.

What the Tech? Holiday shopping on smartphones
What the Tech? Holiday shopping on smartphones

This year research group Adobe Analytics predicts Americans will spend almost $80-million dollars using smartphones and tablets.

What the Tech? Amazon's 'no-rush shipping' could save you money
What the Tech? Amazon's 'no-rush shipping' could save you money

Rather than selecting free 2-day shipping, you can order something for "no-rush shipping" and Amazon will pay you $5.

What the Tech? App of the Day: Share the Meal
What the Tech? App of the Day: Share the Meal

The United Nations program says it takes only 50 cents to feed a child somewhere in a 3rd world country, and asks that you simply open the app when you sit down to eat, and donate 50 cents.

What the Tech? Post office security
What the Tech? Post office security

The US Postal Service's "Informed Delivery" is the subject of a warning from the Secret Service to law enforcement agencies that it's being used by criminals to steal credit cards.

What the Tech? Christmas gift ideas for mom
What the Tech? Christmas gift ideas for mom

These tech gadgets will be a winner come Christmas morning.

What the Tech? Christmas gift ideas for dads
What the Tech? Christmas gift ideas for dads

Channel 3's consumer technology reporter Jamey Tucker says you can't go wrong with tech gadgets.

What the Tech? Gadgets to buy before Black Friday
What the Tech? Gadgets to buy before Black Friday

Because some of their Black Friday ads have been leaked, Channel 3's Jamey Tucker checked Amazon, Walmart, Target, B&H Photo and Best Buy, just to see which tech items are not discounted.

What the Tech? App of the Day: Canopy
What the Tech? App of the Day: Canopy

Canopy is like taking the best of Amazon and putting it all in one place.

What the Tech? App of the Day: Manything
What the Tech? App of the Day: Manything

The best security camera app on the market is Manything for iOS and Android devices.

What the Tech? Keeping family off their phones during holiday celebrations
What the Tech? Keeping family off their phones during holiday celebrations

If it bothers you (and I'll bet it does), here's a solution discovered by Russ Schaefer, director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.

What the Tech? Amazon Smile donates to charity of your choice
What the Tech? Amazon Smile donates to charity of your choice

Purchases made through the Smile.Amazon.com site produce a donation to one of the thousands of charities.

What the Tech? The "Live Me" app
What the Tech? The "Live Me" app

Signing up to use LiveMe is simple and requires just a little information or by logging in using the user's Facebook account. It is not associated with Facebook however.

What the Tech? When you should turn off and log off your computer
What the Tech? When you should turn off and log off your computer

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, turning off a computer and monitors when not being used will save around $30-$50 a year.

What the Tech? Ways to save phone plan data
What the Tech? Ways to save phone plan data

Fortunately for families all of the wireless carriers are offering data plans again because like a $20 bill, 20GB doesn't go as far as it used to.

What the Tech? Awkward voicemails
What the Tech? Awkward voicemails

Most wireless carriers offer a little known feature that will bail us out of awkward voicemail recordings.

What the Tech? Make a living by playing video games
What the Tech? Make a living by playing video games

If your video game experience is based only on the games you grew up with in the 1980s, you're going to think this is silly in the least and crazy at the most.

What the Tech? See what your kids are up to on their phones
What the Tech? See what your kids are up to on their phones

There are countless dangers kids of all ages face when they’re using anonymous apps. If that’s got you worried, you probably want to check.

What the Tech? P.O. boxes used to keep private information safe
What the Tech? P.O. boxes used to keep private information safe

A P.O. box keeps hackers and others from knowing where you live and protects some of the most crucial information needed by a hacker to steal someone's identity.

What the Tech? App of the Day: Poshmark
What the Tech? App of the Day: Poshmark

Part consignment shop, part yard sale, part shopper's paradise. Poshmark is an app where you can buy clothes straight out of the closet of strangers.

What the Tech? Making money online
What the Tech? Making money online

Of course, some are schemes and shams but we’ve found three places online to go for a little extra spending money.

What the Tech? Saving paper photos
What the Tech? Saving paper photos

If you follow these steps, you can put about 1,000 old photos onto your computer in less than an hour.

What the Tech? Dead Man's Switch
What the Tech? Dead Man's Switch

As our digital footprints get larger, it’s imperative that we find a way to share passwords without jeopardizing the security of those accounts.

What the Tech? Risky routers
What the Tech? Risky routers

Ten years ago, cyber threats were mostly for Hollywood, but now, everyone lives with the risk of having their personal data stolen or their privacy compromised.

What the Tech? App of the Day: "Sing"
What the Tech? App of the Day: "Sing"

"Sing" by app developer Smule, is the #1 karaoke app in the iTunes App Store and for good reason.

What the Tech? Never before seen video
What the Tech? Never before seen video

The website Astronaut.io is an entertaining way to spend some time.

What the Tech? Saving money
What the Tech? Saving money

Several websites and apps will help anyone save money without changing spending habits.

What the Tech? Snooping apps
What the Tech? Snooping apps

Apps you download and install can, and often do, capture loads of personal information.

What the Tech? App of the Day: "uConsent"
What the Tech? App of the Day: "uConsent"

uConsent offers to keep a record of sexual activity to show both people agreed to have sex.

What the Tech? Reasons why you should pay attention to your phone bill
What the Tech? Reasons why you should pay attention to your phone bill

It's called cramming and it's a trick scammers use to add 3rd party charges to your phone bill.

What the Tech? Secrets of the iPhone
What the Tech? Secrets of the iPhone

A look at hidden settings few people know about that can make your iPhone experience better.

What the Tech? Phone bill cramming
What the Tech? Phone bill cramming

Cramming is a trick scammers use to add third-party charges to your phone bill.

What the Tech? Steps to take before selling your old smartphone
What the Tech? Steps to take before selling your old smartphone

It’s important to take these steps before selling or trading in your smartphone to protect your privacy.

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