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Three Ways to Cut Your Tech Spending, as Prices Rise Everywhere

Here’s how to be mindful about the tech subscriptions, phone bills and upgrades that drain our budgets.

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Una nueva estafa: los mensajes de texto no deseado

Los mensajes de texto basura están aumentando. Ahora los estafadores te envían textos que parecen generarse en tu propio teléfono. Así puedes protegerte.

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How to Choose a Mental Health App

There are thousands of apps that claim to promote mental well-being, but not all of them are safe or effective.

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In Elden Ring, the Struggle Feels Real

The video game evokes the hardship and disappointment of the pandemic, but also the hope of human communion.

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Text Spam Is on the Rise. Here’s How to Spot It and What to Do

Text spam is on the rise. The latest version involves scammers sending messages to you seemingly from your own phone number. Here’s what to do.

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How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

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How to Spot Scams That Mimic the IRS or Charities

Along with the annual wave of tax-related phishing attempts, fake Ukrainian war-relief charities are flooding the internet.

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John Roach, Pioneer of the Personal Computer, Is Dead at 83

He helped make the home computer ubiquitous by introducing the fully assembled Tandy TRS-80, which was so novel at the time that it became a museum piece.

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Yes, You Can Make Your Tech Survive Obsolescence

Our gadgets eventually become outdated, but here are workarounds to keep them alive and secure past when manufacturers say.

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Apple iPhone SE Review: A Phone for the Anti-Consumer

Why spend more if you don’t have to? The new $430 iPhone meets all the criteria of what most of us need in a smartphone.

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Parents: Will You Vaccinate Your Young Kids?

We want to hear more about how parents are making decisions to vaccinate themselves and their children.

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Set Your Schedule in Your Smartphone’s Free Calendar

As daily life feels more familiar, apps from Apple and Google can keep you organized and get you to your in-person events on time.

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Can a Reality TV Show Sell You on a $2,298 E-Bike?

Welcome to “Bike Hunters,” a Dutch YouTube series that promises to recover stolen e-bikes — but really makes you want one of your own.

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How Tech Can (and Can’t) Help You Fight Soaring Energy Bills

Thermostats like Nest go a long way toward helping you use less energy, but the real problem-solvers are people.

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Fine-Tune and Prune Your Phone’s Contacts List

Filling in more of the blanks and dumping duplicates opens up new ways to manage the people in your life.