Home / Tag Archives: Tech

Tag Archives: Tech

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants

Mike: I honestly am a bit confused here. Remember the Motorola debacle from a few years back? Google paid more than $ 12 billion to buy Motorola Mobility, another struggling handset maker, in an attempt to take on Apple more ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App

Q. Is it true that Google Drive is being discontinued? A. Google announced this month that it will end support for the Google Drive desktop apps for Windows and Mac computers on Dec. 11 and that the software will be ...

Read More »

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular

There may also be some early kinks for Apple to work out with the new cellular Watch. Some reviewers discovered that the device occasionally lost its cellular connection, for example. Apple said on Wednesday that the issue was related to ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Getting Social With Waze

Q. What does it mean when Waze makes a car horn noise at you? A. While Waze is primarily known as a traffic and driving-directions smartphone app with up-to-the-minute crowdsourced information about your route, it also includes some chatty social-media ...

Read More »

Vigil for slain Georgia Tech student erupts into violent protest

Mourners broke away from a candlelight vigil for a Georgia Tech student fatally shot by police to launch a chaotic Monday night protest that left three people in handcuffs and a cop car ablaze. The Atlanta university warned students to ...

Read More »

High Tech Meets High Art in a 3-D Opera

Photo Miah Persson, live onstage, and Roderick Williams, in film, in “Blank Out,” by Michel van der Aa, who has become known for combining traditional opera and high-tech elements. Credit Marco Borggreve AMSTERDAM — As a boy soprano in the ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Scheduling Your Smartphone for a Little Peace and Quiet

Q. I signed up for alerts from a bunch of news sites on my iPhone to keep up with the headlines, but now they’re waking me up at night with their sounds and turning on the phone screen. Is there ...

Read More »

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: New iPhones and Facebook Ads

Can we start with Bodega? It’s my favorite tech story of the week. Farhad: Yes, definitely — it instantly became a classic example of tech founders stepping into it on Day 1. Mike: It has everything: Two ex-Google employees decided ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Spotting the Phish in a Sea of Email

Q. I got a message asking me to verify a new Dropbox account, but I never signed up for Dropbox. I suspect this is a hoax, but I looked at the return address and it seems to be pointing to ...

Read More »

Tech We’re Using: How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

When I told Alexa to turn the sprinklers on, a geyser of water shot up six feet in the air from a pipe I hadn’t properly secured. I yelled every Alexa command I could think of to turn it off, ...

Read More »