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North Carolina
Modern Family Columnist — Yahoo
Covers:  satire, it management, security, iphone apps, politics, gadgets, privacy, education, family, internet, technology, facebook, social media, twitter
Doesn't Cover: feminine hygiene products, yankees, gluten, the large hadron collider

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Tech. Opinions expressed here belong entirely to me; my pants are another story. RTs = Real Tasty.

Dan Tynan's Biography

Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Steve Ballmer had hair. In December 2013 he joined David Pogue's band of merry pranksters at Yahoo Tech, where he has been causing trouble ever since. You can see what shenanigans they've been up to by visiting Yahootech.com.

Prior to that Tynan was a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, where he wrote about the intersection of parenting and ...

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How to Pitch Dan Tynan

Gratuities and bribes gratefully accepted. But please don't call me to verify that I received your email; I will send a high frequency electromagnetic pulse back through the phone wires that will make your brain explode.

National Magazine Award

1999 - Single Topic Series, Best Single Issue
OK, I didn't win. But I was a finalist twice -- once for a series on Internet Privacy that ran in PC World in 1998 (I was special issue editor), one for the September 2002 issue of Popular Science (I wrote one of the features for that one, which was nominated for best single issue). Does that count? The good news: I got to sit right behind Martha Stewart at the 1999 awards ceremony. You wouldn't know it to look at her on TV, but she has a caboose the size of Montana.

What was your first job as a journalist?

You mean one that paid in actual currency, not just coffee and snacks? That would be copyeditor at Infoworld, back in the previous century.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I am that friggin' old. Hell, I used a *manual* typewriter. Smith Corona. I still remember how Wite-Out smells (and get a little woozy).

How is social media changing news?

It's much faster & far less accurate. Also much more temporary. News cycles approaching near zero. And if it can't fit inside a tweet, well..

Why Google Is Beating Apple in the Battle for the Classroom

yahoo.com — By 2013, 40 percent of the digital devices used in American schools were running iOS, while 30 percent were running Windows and 16 percent were running Google's Chrome OS.
Oct 06, 2015

Are there actually still Microsoft fans out there? Other than this guy? esarcasm.com/1218/oldest-li…

Hey Amazon: What Did Apple TV or Chromecast Ever Do to You?

yahoo.com — There's a new Prime directive at Amazon: Effective October 29, the Web's biggest retailer will stop selling the two most popular streaming-media players that don't connect to its Prime Video service. And Amazon isn't just booting the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast from its own shelves.
Oct 06, 2015

Amazon puts its customers last as it drops the Apple TV and the Chromecast from its A-to-Z selection. At @YahooTech: yahoo.com/tech/hey-amazo…

Oct 06, 2015

Hey Amazon—what did Apple TV and Google Chromecast ever do to you? @robpegoraro’s great column today. yahoo.com/tech/hey-amazo…

Legendary Jazz Club Uses Virtual Reality to Bring Concerts to Your Couch

Oct 06, 2015

Legendary Jazz Club Uses Virtual Reality to Bring Concerts to Your Couch yahoo.com/tech/legendary… via @YahooTech

How to Print and Organize Digital Photos

yahoo.com — Digital cameras and phones make it easy to shoot thousands of photos. Here, we break down how you can organize, back up, and print your stash. Can I make awesome prints without sending away for them? For years there was a trade-off in printing at home.

Hey, What Do You Want Your Smart TV to Do?

yahoo.com — September brought refreshed versions of the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV; and if industry rumors are proven correct, the next Chromecast stick and Roku box should be coming in October, as well. Suffice it to say that, when it comes to "smartly" enhancing our television-viewing experiences, there are more

Apple iPhone 6s Is Tougher Than Samsung's Note5, Torture Tests Reveal

yahoo.com — It appears the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus really are made of tougher stuff. The results of torture tests by extended warranty specialists SquareTrade, released this morning, bear out most of Apple's claims that its new handsets are hardier than the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models released a year ago.
Sep 28, 2015

Apple iPhone 6s Is Tougher Than Samsung's Note5, Torture Tests Reveal yahoo.com/tech/apple-iph… via @YahooTech

Blackphone 2: The SmartPhone Built for Spies (and the People They Spy On)

yahoo.com — If you believe the government is spying on your calls, emails, and texts - or you work for the government, and are thus pretty much assured someone is spying on your calls, emails, and texts - then Silent Circle's $799 Blackphone 2 is for you.

Divine Interference? iPhone Deliveries Could Get Snarled by Pope Francis’s Visit

yahoo.com — Millions of Apple Inc. fans are counting down the days until a sparkly new iPhone arrives at their front door Friday. The nation's two biggest delivery companies are warning that Pope Francis's visit to the U.S. this week could temporarily disrupt shipments in the Washington, New York and Philadelphia

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus are now sold out worldwide

yahoo.com — If you haven't ordered your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus yet, you might be out of luck when it comes to getting one of Apple's new phones on release day.
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Oct 07, 2015

Google’s New Chromecasts: Ingenious Cheap Pucks for Wireless Audio & Video yahoo.com/tech/googles-n… via @YahooTech @pogue meets monty python

Oct 06, 2015

Microsoft Unveils Its First Laptop, the Surface Pro 4, and New Smartphones yahoo.com/tech/microsoft… via @YahooTech

Oct 06, 2015

thanks for putting up with--err, I mean, hosting @DanielHowley and letting him beat on your drum kit. twitter.com/RivetVR/status…

Oct 06, 2015

Microsoft Introduces New Surface Pro, New Phones, and (Surprise!) Its First Laptop yahoo.com/tech/microsoft… via @YahooTech

Oct 06, 2015

RT @danielwbean: Oh gee we're at the #Windows10 device launch event. Can't wait to see what products @Microsoft will #surface today. pic.twitter.com/AXVtAcVFdu

Oct 06, 2015

Legendary Jazz Club Uses Virtual Reality to Bring Concerts to Your Couch yahoo.com/tech/legendary… via @YahooTech

Oct 05, 2015

Chevy Volt 2016: The Next-Generation Electric Car yahoo.com/tech/chevy-vol… via @YahooTech 'Drove my chevy to the levy but the levy was dry'

Oct 05, 2015

The real story behind the pope’s meeting with Kim Davis yahoo.com/politics/the-r… @YahooPolitics pope to kim davis: go to hell. #popesnodope

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