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Parental tech time can cause behavioral problems in kids: study

When Timmy gets in trouble for fighting at school, maybe it’s Mommy or Daddy who should lose their cell phone privileges. A new study suggests that parents who spend excessive time on their phones while in the presence ...

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Tech Tip: Build Your Own Computer

Q. I have seen advertisements for those do-it-yourself computer kits for kids, but what can these machines actually do? Do they run Windows? A. The computer’s abilities depend on the type of build-your-own system kit you have. Some computer kits ...

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Tech Tip: Moving a Mac’s Photos Library

Q. I have a MacBook Air with a 128-gigabyte hard drive and have realized that it is fast filling up with high-resolution picture albums in the Photos app. I don’t use iCloud and don’t want to store my pictures online. ...

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Tech Tip: Using Twitter’s New Expanded Mute Powers

Q. I thought Twitter already allowed you to mute people who were being obnoxious online, so what exactly have they done that is supposed to make it easier to fight abuse now? A. Twitter has had a mute function since ...

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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Fake News, Trolls and Other Spectacles

Photo Twitter’s #VideoNow event in New York City in 2015. Twitter rolled out new tools for users to fight abuse, and it also suspended several accounts run by people in the white-supremacist “alt-right.” Credit Bryan Thomas for The New York ...

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This Life: When Tech Is a Problem Child

Fair enough, but what should be in such a plan? As the parent of adolescents, I want more than bromides. I want to know what other parents are actually doing that works. For the last six weeks, I’ve circulated (on ...

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Tech Tip: Change Safari’s Search Engine Under the Hood

Q. When I type in web searches in the box at the top of the Safari program on my Mac, the browser always brings me Google results. Is there a way to use Bing without having to first go to ...

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Tech Tip: Turn an iPad-Made Movie Into a DVD

Q. When I retired from teaching, the school made a lovely tribute movie on an iPad. I would love a copy of the movie as a keepsake, but no one can figure out how to make a DVD for me. ...

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Tech Fix: How Not to Overpay on Black Friday? Let the Web Be Your Guide

Photo Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times ATTENTION holiday shoppers, here is your annual public service announcement: The overwhelming majority of Black Friday deals are duds. We all know the drill by now. Retailers’ sales promotions begin weeks before Thanksgiving, ...

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Tech Fix: Apple’s New MacBook Pro: Fast and Light, but Not for Everyone

The benefits? The new laptops are faster, much thinner and lighter than the previous generation, and they have about 10 hours of battery life. The Touch Bar’s virtual buttons transform depending on the app you are using, unlocking the potential ...

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