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Apple vs. Netflix, Disney: Will bare cupboard work to overtake bulk in the streaming wars?

Created: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:50:52 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Apple is banking on selling quality over quantity, compared to bulk with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. To woo people, it's giving away service for 1 year.

      
Read more: Apple vs. Netflix, Disney: Will bare cupboard work to overtake bulk in the streaming wars?

10 clever things you never knew your iPad could do

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:07:38 -0400

Author: Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY

There are tons of hidden iPad tricks that can accelerate your workflow, enhance browsing, and protect your privacy, all with a few taps.

      
Read more: 10 clever things you never knew your iPad could do

Disney CEO Robert Iger departs Apple's board with video streaming showdown looming

Created: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 02:17:33 -0400

Author: Associated Press

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger has stepped down from Apple's board as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services.

      
Read more: Disney CEO Robert Iger departs Apple's board with video streaming showdown looming

People say their older iPhones stopped working as soon Apple announced iPhone 11

Created: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:33:56 -0400

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

If you have the iPhone 6 or 5S you may want to get a new phone for security updates. iOS 13 will be compatible with iPhone SE and newer models.

      
Read more: People say their older iPhones stopped working as soon Apple announced iPhone 11

Ordering iPhone 11? The one thing wireless carriers might not want you to know

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:55:25 -0400

Author: Rob Pegoraro, Special to USA TODAY

Tuesday’s announcement of the iPhone 11 has led AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to give over their online front doors to Apple’s marketing materials.

      
Read more: Ordering iPhone 11? The one thing wireless carriers might not want you to know

Win for local news? Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

Created: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:38:52 -0400

Author: Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press

Facebook's "Today In" service will expand to 6,000 cities and towns across the USA, the company announced.

      
Read more: Win for local news? Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

You can get a good Android phone for the same iPhone dollars

Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:53:17 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Android phones offer more features, usually ahead of Apple, and lower prices. How some of them stack up to the new iPhone 11.

      
Read more: You can get a good Android phone for the same iPhone dollars

Most of the robocalls you get aren't coming from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile numbers

Created: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:31:13 -0400

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

Americans received 200 million unwanted calls per day during the first half of the year, according to the report.

      
Read more: Most of the robocalls you get aren't coming from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile numbers

Amazon owes South Carolina millions in sales taxes, court says

Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:19:00 -0400

Author: Associated Press

A court ruling in South Carolina says Amazon must pay up on sales taxes from other vendors who use Amazon.com to conduct transactions.

      
Read more: Amazon owes South Carolina millions in sales taxes, court says

Sleeping on the job? New Apple Watch, but still no sleep tracking

Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:54:40 -0400

Author: Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

Apple Watch Series 5 lacks a built-in app for monitoring the zzzz's. But you can still track your sleep on the watch through third party apps.

      
Read more: Sleeping on the job? New Apple Watch, but still no sleep tracking

iPhone 11: Are Apple's latest iPhones worth the money?

Created: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:12:13 -0400

Author: Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

Apple unveiled the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The focus is on camera improvements and battery life. Is it time to buy?

      
Read more: iPhone 11: Are Apple's latest iPhones worth the money?

Cheapest iPhone will cost you $449 vs. $1,449 for top of the line

Created: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:30:15 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Apple discontinues the iPhone XS, XS Max, 7 and 7 Plus phones and is down to three lines: 8, XR and 11. The starting gate for storage is 64 GB.

      
Read more: Cheapest iPhone will cost you $449 vs. $1,449 for top of the line

Listen to the Talking Tech podcast

Created: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:30:57 -0500

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Your guide to the latest tech news and analysis, with Jefferson Graham's daily podcast, available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more.

      
Read more: Listen to the Talking Tech podcast

Analysis: Are social media users abandoning Facebook and Instagram?

Created: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:48:23 -0400

Author: Leo Sun, The Motley Fool

Facebook and Instagram are two of the most widely used social media apps, but a recent Bank of America report claims mobile downloads are declining.

      
Read more: Analysis: Are social media users abandoning Facebook and Instagram?

Better battery, Night mode, 'slofies' and other cool things coming to Apple's new iPhones

Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:22:05 -0400

Author: Marc Saltzman, Special to USA TODAY

Apple made plenty of announcements at its live event Tuesday, but here's some cool things you may have missed about the upcoming iPhones and services.

      
Read more: Better battery, Night mode, 'slofies' and other cool things coming to Apple's new iPhones

iPhone 11: Get ready to see 'Slofies' all over the internet

Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:19:11 -0400

Author: Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come with enhancements that include the ability to record slow-motion videos with the selfie camera.

      
Read more: iPhone 11: Get ready to see 'Slofies' all over the internet

Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.

Created: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:18:56 -0500

Author: Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY Network

Like talking tech? Us, too. Sign up for Jefferson Graham's Talking Tech newsletter.

      
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3 ways tech has gone astray at Berlin electronics show

Created: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 19:34:17 -0400

Author: Rob Pegoraro, Special to USA TODAY

At big consumer tech shows like IFA in Berlin, the promise is progress. Here are three ways the tech industry is fumbling the path toward that vision.

      
Read more: 3 ways tech has gone astray at Berlin electronics show

Recap: The iPhone 11 is here. Everything we know about it

Created: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:53:35 -0400

Author: Brett Molina, USA TODAY

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 during an event held at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

      
Read more: Recap: The iPhone 11 is here. Everything we know about it

Facebook defends tracking your every move — even if the app isn't on

Created: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 20:57:07 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

New software updates from Apple and Google alert users to when they're being tracked by apps. Facebook takes to a blog post to explain its reasoning.

      
Read more: Facebook defends tracking your every move — even if the app isn't on

New iPhone? No thanks. These older-model 5S owners don't need or want one

Created: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:22:16 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Apple stopped supporting the iPhone 5 with updates in September 2018 and this year will discontinue the 5S and 6. But these consumers don't care.

      
Read more: New iPhone? No thanks. These older-model 5S owners don't need or want one

Amazon has 30,000+ jobs to fill, will hold Career Days events Sept. 17 in six cities

Created: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 12:01:54 -0400

Author: Mike Snider, USA TODAY

Amazon.com will hold Career Day events on Sept. 17 in six cities to fill 30,000-plus full- and part-time jobs the online retailer has available.

      
Read more: Amazon has 30,000+ jobs to fill, will hold Career Days events Sept. 17 in six cities

Should you ditch your cash? A growing number of cities say no way

Created: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 14:10:49 -0400

Author: Charisse Jones, USA TODAY

From Philadelphia to San Francisco, several cities and states have passed or are considering bills banning retailers from refusing to accept cash

      
Read more: Should you ditch your cash? A growing number of cities say no way

iPhone 11: Battery life, smaller phones, privacy notifications are what you're looking for

Created: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:33:50 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

We asked, you answered. Apple reveals details of next iPhones on Sept. 10th,

      
Read more: iPhone 11: Battery life, smaller phones, privacy notifications are what you're looking for

A new iPhone is coming. But no, you don't really have to pay new-phone prices

Created: Wed, 4 Sep 2019 16:34:07 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

A new battery, screen and software updates can go a long way towards updating an old model. It's a lot cheaper than forking over $1,000 for a new one.

      
Read more: A new iPhone is coming. But no, you don't really have to pay new-phone prices

The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend

Created: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 10:30:48 -0400

Author: Courtney Campbell, Reviewed.com

Use your spare time this weekend to snag an incredible deal.

      
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Air pollution inside my house could kill me. What are you breathing in at your home?

Created: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 07:01:04 -0400

Author: Jennifer Jolly, Special to USA TODAY

According to the EPA, most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, exposed to air that is up to five times more polluted than outdoors. Tech can help.

      
Read more: Air pollution inside my house could kill me. What are you breathing in at your home?

You can get amazing cookware deals at Sur La Table this weekend

Created: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:11:24 -0400

Author: Isabelle Kagan, Reviewed.com

Sur La Table is currently having a "Get Set For Fall" flash sale that includes discounts on cookware and bakeware from All-Clad, Nordic Ware, and more.

      
Read more: You can get amazing cookware deals at Sur La Table this weekend

El Pollo Loco embracing Snapchat augmented reality for Hispanic Heritage Month

Created: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:25:46 -0400

Author: Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

For celebration, El Pollo Loco looks to revive lost L.A. murals virtually, via Snapchat's World Lenses. Point phone at blank wall, and art comes back.

      
Read more: El Pollo Loco embracing Snapchat augmented reality for Hispanic Heritage Month

Smart homes are becoming more popular. Here's how to make sure yours is working

Created: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 05:00:04 -0400

Author: Ken Colburn, Special for The Republic

Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomePod are increasingly popular. Here are some tips to making sure your smart home devices are working properly.

      
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15 fall decorating ideas you'll love

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:08:33 -0400

Author:

Combine trendy and classic decor for a cozy autumn look.

      
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10 Spanish learning apps that kids will love

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:01:25 -0400

Author:

Introduce your child to another language while she plays.

      
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The 25 most popular things you can buy at L.L.Bean

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:00:28 -0400

Author: Shayna Murphy, Reviewed.com

From cozy flannel to those iconic Bean Boots, the most popular things you can buy at L.L.Bean can help you stay warm and stylish all season long.

      
Read more: The 25 most popular things you can buy at L.L.Bean

The best cookware of 2019

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:35:17 -0400

Author: Rachel Moskowitz, Lindsay D. Mattison

Chefs and cooking novices alike need to invest in high-quality cookware in their homes.

      
Read more: The best cookware of 2019

15 must-have products to help you prepare for cold and flu season

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:23:23 -0400

Author: Isabelle Kagan, Reviewed.com

Cold and flu season will soon be in full swing, so make sure you're fully prepared with these 15 essentials that'll help you make it through the cold winter months.

      
Read more: 15 must-have products to help you prepare for cold and flu season

Why won't your phone connect to your Bluetooth speaker?

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:22:38 -0400

Author:

Isn't Bluetooth supposed to be easy?

      
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Congress asks Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon for documents in Big Tech bipartisan probe

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:50:28 -0400

Author: Marcy Gordon, Associated Press

Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents.

      
Read more: Congress asks Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon for documents in Big Tech bipartisan probe

2020 Toyota Corolla review: Better-looking, outstanding safety tech

Created: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:16:59 -0400

Author: Fred Meier, Cars.com

The Corolla is still a conservative choice among compact sedans, but the 2020 is a more interesting competitor.

      
Read more: 2020 Toyota Corolla review: Better-looking, outstanding safety tech

A full moon will rise Friday the 13th. Here's why it's so rare - and why it'll look small

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:18:20 -0400

Author: Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

A stunning harvest moon will rise in the eastern sky on Friday the 13th. It's also a micromoon, too, which means it's an unusually small full moon

      
Read more: A full moon will rise Friday the 13th. Here's why it's so rare - and why it'll look small

Getting money you're owed from class-action lawsuits has never been easier

Created: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 18:48:27 -0400

Author: Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY

Class-action settlements don't usually amount to much, maybe a few bucks. But occasionally, they can be very profitable. See if you are owed any money

      
Read more: Getting money you're owed from class-action lawsuits has never been easier

The best credit cards for freelancers

Created: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 16:35:25 -0400

Author: Kim Porter, Reviewed

If you work for yourself, moonlight for Uber, Postmates, Lyft, Taskrabbit, or other gig economy companies, these could be the right cards for you.

      
Read more: The best credit cards for freelancers

10 fashion and beauty deals to know about this weekend

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:19:50 -0400

Author: Isabelle Kagan, Reviewed.com

Make a little time in your weekend to check out these incredible fashion and beauty sales before they're gone.

      
Read more: 10 fashion and beauty deals to know about this weekend

This lobster reaps the rewards of cannibalistic ‘squid storm’

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:12:41 -0400

Author: Buzz60

NOAA’s Deep Discoverer captured the feeding frenzy of a bunch of shortfin squid, who are such "enthusiastic" eaters, they sometimes eat each other! This makes for an ideal situation for lobsters on the ocean floor below.

      
Read more: This lobster reaps the rewards of cannibalistic ‘squid storm’

Your skincare products could be bad for you

Created: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:02:49 -0400

Author:

No, that face cream shouldn't burn.

      
Read more: Your skincare products could be bad for you

Apple's new products at their annual unveiling

Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:38:44 -0400

Author: USA TODAY

Apple introduced iPhone 11 models during an event held at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

      
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30 of America’s most popular grocery stores

Created: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:07 -0400

Author: Colman Andrews, 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Tempo has assembled a list of some of the most popular grocery stores around the country, based on quantity and quality of Yelp reviews.

      
Read more: 30 of America’s most popular grocery stores

Mattel's Hot Wheels ready for a digital track

Created: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:34:09 -0400

Author: USA TODAY

The iconic best-selling toy brand now has videogame tie-in with physical toy & digital track. Apple Stores to tout Hot Wheels id with in-store display

      
Read more: Mattel's Hot Wheels ready for a digital track

20 cult-favorite products on Amazon shoppers love

Created: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:31:20 -0400

Author: Jessica Teich, Reviewed

From charcoal teeth whitening powder to the best oil diffuser ever, these cult products on Amazon have thousands of rave reviews for a good reason.

      
Read more: 20 cult-favorite products on Amazon shoppers love

What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

Created: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:30:16 -0400

Author: USA TODAY

What you can see with a drone: Amazing photographs

      
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