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WASHINGTON — Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?
Q: I’m trying to make sure that I use long passwords that are different for each of my accounts like you have suggested, but keeping track of all of my passwords is a pain. Besides using the “remember my password” option at each site, what would you suggest? - Pat
A year-long initiative meant to create a movement that identifies and promotes seven key values kicks off this weekend.
The holidays call for perfectly justified cravings that may border on obsessive any other time of the year. Among the sweet and savory flavors of the season are burgeoning craft breweries that have fast become local fan favorites. Warm up this winter at one of these hopps-spots, and satisfy your taste for seasonal suds.
Once upon a time, people who craved a tablet computer bought an iPad.
A local company’s toys have won several awards this year including “Best Tech Toy” from Consumer Report but this toy isn’t something loud and battery operated — it’s a book, puzzle or wall poster.
Black Friday used to be the one day where you could find bargain-basement deals on computers, TVs, game consoles, home goods, clothes, toys, and the list goes on.
Verizon stores across the East Valley will host free workshops for customers who want to learn more about their smartphones.
Q: Is it safe to install iOS 7 or should I wait?
On Aug. 19, I was honored to accept the appointment as the new Maricopa County Assessor from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The five-member board voted unanimously to appoint me to replace Keith Russell, who was previously appointed to be a Justice of the Peace.
In an age when we're able to consume content so many different ways — and that's a good thing, mostly — let's declare right now that there's only one truly correct way to experience "Gravity," Alfonso Cuaron's thrilling new space film.
“If you can’t modify something you’ve bought, do you really own it?”
Jon Martello's relentless libido has a comic math to it.
Q: Now that I know what the new iPhone is going to have, I’m really leaning towards getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 but I’m concerned about switching to a whole new platform. How difficult is making the switch to an Android phone after being on an iPhone for so long? — D
Delta Dental announced its new mobile application available for mobile devices using iOS (Apple) or Android. The app has more than 1,000 downloads to date.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to the notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even now requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
TiVo Inc. wants to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet as the pioneer of digital video recorders unveils its fifth-generation devices.
Q: How feasible is it to get rid of cable television and watch everything on the Internet? — D
It’s like Christmas in July: you’re wondering what the next column will be about, and somewhere off in the darkness Carlos Danger turns on his cell phone.
Saturday night I went on Facebook to see that my home page had exploded. All of Desert Vista High School was screaming “Obama is coming!” in unison. At first it was hard to believe; I thought it might even be a joke. But President Obama really came, on the second day of the school year.
Someday, the world will look back on this era and shake its collective head about decades of insanity. The world will wonder how we ever managed to live in these conditions. The world will congratulate itself that it finally saw the light and wonder why it took so long to do so.
Q: I’m going to various countries in Europe this summer and can’t figure out the best way to use my smartphone. Any suggestions? — Kim
Father’s Day gifts have morphed over the years. It used to be a tie, a golf hat or a jazz CD. But dads are more tech-savvy these days.
Local churches in Ahwatukee Foothills are keeping their heads above the sea of technology with the use of iPhone, Android and tablet apps for their members. Along with the surge in use of Bible apps, online podcasts of sermons and social media, non-denominational Christian churches as a whole are remembering that relevancy is key. Pastor Jeff Zubeck of Living Word Bible Church said “keeping up with the times” is key, though the larger scope of the church shouldn’t change the main message, just the method of delivery. Whether in church services or at home, members and attendees of Mountain Park Community Church can literally have their church in their pocket.