The busy person’s guide to saving money on holiday shopping

If you don’t have hours to spend coupon hunting, here are manageable online shopping tips to save money, time and sanity this holiday season.

By Shira OvideNovember 29, 2022

How to tell real products from scams when shopping online

It’s hard to tell what’s quality or a scam online. Use these research skills to avoid getting duped.

By Heather KellyNovember 28, 2022
We the UsersPerspective

It’s not your imagination: Shopping on Amazon has gotten worse

Most of what you see at first on Amazon is now an ad.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerNovember 26, 2022

You’ve decided to quit Twitter. Here’s what you can use to replace it.

The best alternatives to Twitter for people who don't want to stay on the Elon Musk-owned site.

By Heather KellyNovember 22, 2022
Perspective

There will never be anything like Twitter again

The struggles of Facebook and Twitter spell the end of the central ideal of social media as a common gathering places for all to gather and listen.

By Shira OvideNovember 22, 2022

The long, lonely wait to recover a hacked Facebook account

Victims said customer support does next to nothing as users lose time and money.

By Tatum HunterNovember 21, 2022

Angry Taylor Swift fans rail about Ticketmaster glitches

Ticketmaster blames "unprecedented" demand for glitches and delays that prevented many Taylor Swift fans from securing tickets to her upcoming "Eras" tour.

By Tatum HunterNovember 15, 2022

America has an earthquake early-warning system now — on your phone

Your phone could now give you an up to 60 second warning when a big earthquake is about to hit

By Geoffrey A. FowlerNovember 14, 2022

Baby boomers can’t stop staring at their phones

Even grandparents can struggle with screen time. Here's how to help them put down their phones and be more present.

By Heather KellyNovember 12, 2022

How to avoid falling for and spreading misinformation online

Breaking news moves fast online, and it can be difficult to tell what's real and what's purposefully misleading or fake. Here's how to sort through it all.

By Heather KellyNovember 9, 2022

Google’s Assistant is getting parental controls. Here’s how they work.

For the first time since its launch in 2016, Google Assistant will offer parents more control over how their children use it.

By Chris VelazcoNovember 7, 2022

You can now track your ballot online in half of states

Want to make sure your vote counts? Now if you vote by mail, you can follow your ballot’s every move like a UPS package.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerNovember 1, 2022

That customer service number? It could be a scam.

Before you call a customer service number -- especially one connected to a payment app like PayPal -- take these steps to make sure you're not talking to a fraudster.

By Tatum HunterOctober 28, 2022

Uber will show ads now. But don’t count on a lower fare.

Uber is launching a dedicated advertising division to start making money from its large collection of customer data, including trip and purchase histories.

By Tatum HunterOctober 26, 2022

Scam apartment listings are everywhere. Here’s how to spot them.

Scam listings show up on Zillow, Apartments.com, Craigslist and other listing sites. Here are the signs of a rental scam to watch out for.

By Tatum HunterOctober 25, 2022

You’re not the only one accidentally turning on your iPhone flashlight

People keep turning on their iPhone flashlights, leaving embarrassing lights blazing out of their back pockets. What can we do to fix it?

By Heather KellyOctober 19, 2022

What age should you give a kid their first phone?

Here's what to consider about the best age for giving a child their first phone.

By Heather KellyOctober 13, 2022

A guide to giving your child their first phone

Children are getting smartphones younger than ever. We'll go over what age is appropriate, how to use parental controls, and everything else you need to know.

By Heather KellyOctober 13, 2022

Parental Tech Support: Everything you should fix on a senior’s phone

Clean up and optimize your parent’s smartphone with 20 minutes and this checklist.

By Heather KellyOctober 10, 2022
Perspective

Political spam is out of control. Now Gmail is about to make it worse.

Campaign emails will soon get to bypass Gmail’s spam filter. Here's how you can banish them from your inbox and make democracy less annoying online.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerOctober 5, 2022