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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

Award-winning journalist, editor, satirist, and international man of mystery.

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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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..

How to Find Apple Music on Your Phone, Mac, or PC

yahoo.com — By now you've probably heard of Apple Music, the all-new $10 a month music-streaming service brought to you by the folks who invented iTunes and the iPhone. You may have even downloaded the Apple Music app to your phone or your computer. And now you're probably wondering, Where the #%!&#!

Batman: Arkham Knight PC Problems Reported

yahoo.com — The PC edition of Batman: Arkham Knight appears to be carrying noticeable bugs and glitches, especially for those using AMD graphics cards, with message boards lighting up as players report numerous problems. Chief among the PC version's technical issues are sporadic freezes, frame-rate stutters, and audio glitches.

Facebook Messenger loses account requirement

There’s a Real Company That Hires Fake Supporters to Cheer on Political Candidates

yahoo.com — Let's say you're Donald Trump and you're running for president despite the fact that a huge majority of the country hates you. How would you attract supporters to your rallies? Well it turns out that you can pay people to come cheer you on during speeches, and there's a company out there that's been founded specifically to help political campaigns fill up their events with fake supporters.

You Can Now Use Microsoft Office on Your Android Phone - for Free

yahoo.com — (Microsoft) Android phandroids, your long wait is finally over. Microsoft's mainstay productivity suite is finally available on Google-flavored phones Tacitly acknowledging that nobody is going to switch to Windows Phone just so they can edit Powerpoints with their thumbs, Microsoft today officially made Office available for Android phones, free of charge.

Toys Come to Life at E3 2015

yahoo.com — If you're looking for family friendly fare from this year's E3 gaming lollopalooza, you could sum it up in just three words: Toys to Life. (Warner Bros Interactive) Toys-to-Life (TTL) games let your kids interact with video games using plastic figurines with chips inside.

Playing games on the PC is making a comeback

yahoo.com — This article, Playing games on the PC is making a comeback, originally appeared on CNET.com. Getty Images Playing the Xbox and PlayStation from a living room couch isn't what it used to be. This week, the video game industry will descend on Los Angeles to hold the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, its loudest, biggest and most lavish annual conference.

Turn your dad into a walking hotspot with TieFi

yahoo.com — This article, Turn your dad into a walking hotspot with TieFi, originally appeared on CNET.com. Video screenshot by Michael Franco/CNET When it comes to spending time with their kids these days, dads have a lot of competition from smartphones and tablets.

Deal Seeker: Deals for the Home of the Future

yahoo.com — In my favorite science-fiction futures, houses are a lot smarter than the one I live in. The doors know to open for me, no one ever has to spend a day cleaning, the kitchen cooks the meals, the lights have a mind of their own, robots take out the trash, and - until the machines become sentient and rise up - it's a tidy spandex-clad bliss of productive work and clutter-free living.

Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you

yahoo.com — This article, Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you, originally appeared on CNET.com. Federal regulators just made it harder for telemarketers to interrupt your family dinners and jam your mobile phone with unwanted text messages by passing strict new rules that will give consumers more ways to opt out and block unwanted messages and prerecorded, automated robocalls.
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Jul 07, 2015

RT @PrvtSchoolBlogg: @tynanwrites You were right. Just got Sondors e-bike and bike cant turn without hitting pedals. Nice engineering. pic.twitter.com/FKUsPHCahl

Jul 06, 2015

How I did on Twitter this week: 20 New Followers, 18 Mentions, 1.85K Mention Reach. How'd your week go? via sumall.com/myweek

Jul 06, 2015

Nintendo's PlayStation, the Holy Grail of Game Memorabilia, Has Been Found yahoo.com/tech/s/nintend… via @YahooTech

Jul 06, 2015

I just unlocked the title Too Old For This Sh*t playing Name the Movie Star on @QuizUp! - q.is/join pic.twitter.com/c1ItNsPcSm

Jul 04, 2015

@ElizabethBanks @THR meg ryan Sarah silverman tina fey kristen wiig Catherine ohara mary tyler moore and of course elizabeth banks. duh.



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