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Supersize your smartphone with these awesome accessories

You don't go anywhere without your smartphone — it's your one go-to gadget that helps keep you organized, entertained and in touch with those who matter.<p>Even though it's already like a smart, multi-functional Swiss Army Knife, you can get even more out of your beloved mobile device by picking up a …

Essential security apps for your phone or tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

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Q and A: Facebook privacy settings you should change

Q. Facebook makes so many changes, I can't keep up. How do I make sure I'm still private on the site?<p>A. There are quite a few. First, go to your Facebook profile and in the upper right corner click the upside-down triangle and then select "Settings." Now click the "Privacy" tab on the left, and you …

Q and A: Get better browser privacy

Q. I'm worried about my online privacy. I've got the basic anti-virus programs but I'm wondering if there's anything I'm missing or anything I can add to make sure my private life stays private. I also want to get rid of tracking ads.<p>A. There are three free privacy add-ons for your browser you'll …

10 awesome things you didn't know your phone could do

You've had your smartphone for a while. But let's face it: you've never read the manual. You take great pride in the fact you know how to use it. Then, it happens.<p>You see someone do something extraordinary with his or her phone that you did not know was even possible. Friends don't let friends have …

New Products: 'Band' wraps up sound

Your sound will always be within easy reach with bēm's wireless Speaker Band. Designed to wrap around your wrist like a bracelet, the Bluetooth speaker gives you yet another way to share your music on the go. Although the band is heavier than your typical bracelet, it's lighter than most speakers, …

Must-have downloads: The top apps for any phone

HOLLYWOOD — You just got a new phone, and the first question you've got is how to fill it up. What are the top apps to start downloading?<p>We went out here on a recent sunny day and asked folks the five apps they would pick. Nearly each one started with the same top app: Facebook, which makes sense, …

Connect your home’s existing things with Revolv

For millions of people, the internet of things and connected devices are a reality thanks to Sonos music systems, Philips Hue light bulbs or …

Google Hangouts for iOS can call US & Canada for free, receive Google Voice calls

The Google Hangouts app for iOS is getting a major update this evening that gives it all new calling features on Apple's mobile hardware. Users can call phone numbers directly from the app itself, with no charge for any calls to US & Canadian numbers (international calls work too, for a fee). If …

Supper Spotify App Pairs Delicious Recipes with Tasty Music

Music and food go hand in hand. I’m not much of a chef (or rather, I have no culinary skills whatsoever) but I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen as long as I’ve got some great tunes to keep me company.<p>This is where Supper, a new Spotify app developed by digital app agency Artisan Council, enters …

Secrets to getting the cheapest airfare

The days are getting cooler and shorter, which means the winter holidays are right around the corner. It's time to start planning your holiday vacations! If fact, October is the best time to find the cheapest airfare for holiday travel.<p>The travel website Kayak crunched last year's numbers and found …

Best road-trip apps for holiday travels

If you are setting out on the road this fall or winter, plug in your car-charger and smartphone because you can bring along a ton of collective wisdom in the form of great road-trip apps.<p>From the navigation-oriented Waze to gas-price bargain hunter Gas Buddy, the best of these apps incorporate the …

6 surprising uses for your old smartphone

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know Apple has released two new iPhones. With much less fanfare, new Android and Windows Phone smartphones enter the market regularly.<p>So you decide it's time to put down your hard-earned money on one of these latest and greatest gadgets. But what do you …

TECH NOW: Best back to school gadgets

From lunchboxes to laptops, smartphones to smartpens, most parents like me are staring down at areally long back-to-school shopping list and feeling … pretty overwhelmed. When it comes to tech-ing our kids, how do we give them what they <i>really need</i> for a price we can <i>really afford</i>? Here's a start on …

Surf report: Tech gadgets for one last summer hike

Though the idea of taking the road less traveled by is endlessly romantic, such a path often comes with a set of survival challenges. As the summer season nears a close, Surf Report checks out one last batch of gadgets for roughing it in the outdoors.<p><b>HIGH-TECH GUIDE FOR THE TRAIL</b><p>Were it not for …

5 simple steps to a faster computer

It's true - the longer you own a computer the slower it gets. But it's easy to get some of its speed back with these simple tips.<p>One of the best things about a new computer is the speed. It boots fast, opens programs like a dream and generally doesn't leave you checking your watch.<p>Of course, the …

3 simple steps to create a home media server

Streaming video and audio from the Web is now commonplace. Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Spotify and other services make it simple to watch or listen to what you want when you want.<p>You don't even need a computer. Most services have apps for smartphones and tablets. Many newer TVs are Internet enabled, so …