Google has started forced enrollment in its two-factor authentication program (2FA). Google actually calls it "two-step verification" (2SV). I don't know why. 2SV requires users to input the correct password plus one other form of identification, which can be a code that appears on your smartphone, a USB stick or other physical security key, or an associated code you find in Google's Authenticator app and enter in a timely manner. Continue Reading →

Why Can’t We Vote Online?

We can use our phones to bank, shop, and even validate our vaccine status on our phones... so why can't we vote with our phones? Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Dan Bowens about the benefits of letting people vote by phone -- and the perceived drawbacks. Continue Reading →

Is My Phone Spying On Me?

Have you ever been talking about a particular pair of shoes or handbag with a friend, only to suddenly see ads for that exact product pop up on Facebook and on Google? It must mean your phone is spying on you! Right? Wrong! Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Raegan Medgie about predictive analytics and what's really happening. Continue Reading →
The European Union has announced plans to force smartphone and other electronics manufacturers to fit a common USB-C charging port on their devices. The rules will apply to tablets, headphones, portable speakers, video game consoles, cameras, and more. Continue Reading →

Do You Need an iPhone 13?

Apple just unveiled a slew of new hardware, including four new iPhones. Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Robert Moses about the new hardware, as well as the new Apple software updates -- and why you should update your Apple devices today. Continue Reading →
Smartphones and smart technology are changing the way we behave, but are they making us dumber? Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Kerry Drew about a new study and whether or not technology is having a negative effect on our minds. Continue Reading →

LG Smartphones RIP

What can I say about a well-engineered smartphone line that was doomed to irrelevance because the parent company never understood how to differentiate its products (other than price)? Ever hear anyone say, "I can't wait for the new LG smartphone to come out!" No? I haven't either. Continue Reading →