Lead consumer technology writer and author of the Tech Fix column for @nytimes. Putting out fires and starting new ones every week.

Alexa, What Else Can You Do? Getting More From Amazon Echo

nytimes.com — To change the default music player, open the Alexa smartphone app. Then tap Settings, tap Music and Media, and tap Choose Default Music Services and select Spotify for your default music library or Pandora for your default station service.

What’s the Right Age to Give a Child a Smartphone?

nytimes.com — The takeaway will not please smartphone makers: The longer you wait to give your children a smartphone, the better. Some experts said 12 was the ideal age, while others said 14. All agreed later was safer because smartphones can be addictive distractions that detract from schoolwork while exposing children to issues like online bullies, child predators or sexting.

Nest Relies on New Outdoor Security Camera as Comeback

nytimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Nest, the division of Alphabet that makes internet-connected household devices, has recently grappled with the resignation of its chief executive because of upheaval over his management style, as well as criticism that its products are unreliable. But don't worry.

The Downside to Cord-Cutting

nytimes.com — Users should be aware that Vue was primarily designed for Sony's PlayStation 4, which costs about $350. That means the default setup is to use a game controller with the service, though Sony also offers a universal PlayStation 4 remote control that works with Vue for about $30.

Yelp Sneaks Augmented Reality Into iPhone App

wired.com — Just a day after we published a feature about smartphones accelerating the development of augmented reality, Yelp sneaked a secret AR feature into an update of its iPhone app. Exclusive to iPhone 3GS owners, the feature is accessible through an Easter egg, which is activated by shaking the handset three times.

You can test iOS10

heraldtribune.com — Apple on Thursday released an early version of its next mobile operating system, which will deliver some of the most substantial changes to iPhones and iPads in years.

Apple’s iOS 10 is available for testing now - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — This week, Apple released an early version of its next mobile operating system, which will deliver some of the most substantial changes to iPhones and iPads in years. So for those who are eager to try all the new features and are willing to be guinea pigs, there are a few important things to know about upgrading to the software.

Apple's new mobile operating system now available for beta testing

sunherald.com — Apple on Thursday released an early version of its next mobile operating system, which will deliver some of the most substantial changes to iPhones and iPads in years. So for those who are eager to try all the new features and are willing to be guinea pigs, there are a few important things to know about upgrading to the software.

Apple's new mobile operating system now available for beta testing

ledger-enquirer.com — Apple on Thursday released an early version of its next mobile operating system, which will deliver some of the most substantial changes to iPhones and iPads in years. So for those who are eager to try all the new features and are willing to be guinea pigs, there are a few important things to know about upgrading to the software.

Apple's new mobile operating system now available for beta testing

thenewstribune.com — Apple on Thursday released an early version of its next mobile operating system, which will deliver some of the most substantial changes to iPhones and iPads in years. So for those who are eager to try all the new features and are willing to be guinea pigs, there are a few important things to know about upgrading to the software.
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Jul 26, 2016

@snackfight Gotta say, the worst experience I’ve ever had was Farm Fresh to You. Rang my buzzer at 3AM to deliver box of produce. No joke

Jul 26, 2016

@snackfight the best is when they say they attempted to deliver something to you, but you check your security cam and they never showed up

Jul 25, 2016

It’s kind of insane that the @Nest Cam will only let you save+share clips with a computer, not the mobile apps.

Jul 24, 2016

RT @nytimes: John Cho on seeing few Asian actors: "I wish I was strong enough for it not to matter"  http://nyti.ms/2ahxkkK  https://t.co/2wbDOIpzdf

Jul 24, 2016

The Killing Joke was a horrible Batman movie. What was the point of tacking on the Batgirl subplot other than rehashing sexist tropes?


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