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Phone data shows Americans are moving around more, despite social distancing orders

Phone data shows Americans are moving around more, despite social distancing orders

More than a month since the first pandemic stay-at-home orders in the United States, people are getting antsy. The median distance Americans travel each day began to tick up in the past couple of weeks, well before a handful of states have officially begun to reopen their businesses and public spaces and others started talking…
Phone booths, parades, and 10-minute test kits: How countries worldwide are fighting Covid-19

Phone booths, parades, and 10-minute test kits: How countries worldwide are fighting Covid-19

The novel coronavirus is a global health crisis, and the ways countries worldwide are attempting to stymie the disease’s outbreak are wide-ranging. In the United States, for example, many heavily populated areas have enacted “shelter-in-place” initiatives to keep the number of infected people from growing quickly. Businesses deemed nonessential have closed. At least one city…
How To Clean Your Phone If You’re Worried About Coronavirus

How To Clean Your Phone If You’re Worried About Coronavirus

Apple recently updated its online instructions to reflect that you can, in fact, use disinfectant wipes to clean your Apple devices. According to Apple's support website, you can use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes or 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipes to wipe the display, keyboard, and other exterior surfaces of your Apple devices as long as you…
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Suing Tabloids Over Alleged Phone Hacking

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Suing Tabloids Over Alleged Phone Hacking

This is not the first time the royal family have taken legal action with the press over allegations of phone hacking. In 2005, a story about a Prince William injury was published in now-defunct British tabloid News of the World — owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who also owns The Sun — prompting allegations…
I Played The New Mario Kart Tour On My Phone & The Nostalgia Is Real

I Played The New Mario Kart Tour On My Phone & The Nostalgia Is...

We’d gather once a week for a potluck dinner and a Mario Kart tournament. Every week, without fail, I’d fight to be Toad, I’d choose the smallest car, and then I’d zip around Mario Circuit (or fall off Rainbow Road) — usually coming in second or third because my dexterity is average at best. It…
How To Trade In Your Old Phone For The New iPhone 11

How To Trade In Your Old Phone For The New iPhone 11

Apple's keynote today underlined the company's growing emphasis on sustainability and its commitment to making its tech greener, especially with the announcement of its 100 percent recycled-aluminum new iPad and Apple Watch models. But equally important to this mission is the responsible recycling of devices, which Apple makes easier with a trade-in program. Trading in…
Recode Daily: Here’s why it can be so annoying to read the news on your phone

Recode Daily: Here’s why it can be so annoying to read the news on...

The fight to read your news subscriptions on your phone, explained: Ever click a link on Facebook or Twitter’s app to read a news story from a paywalled publication you subscribe to — but then get asked to log in even though you recently did? One reason is that the apps where you find those…
Bored and lonely? Blame your phone.

Bored and lonely? Blame your phone.

Most people assume social media is making us more narcissistic, more compulsive, and lonelier. But is that really true? A new book titled Bored Lonely Angry Stupid tries to answer this question by looking at the past. The authors examined diaries, letters, and memoirs of a broad cross-section of Americans from the 19th and 20th…
18 Gifts For The Mom Who Would Be Happy With A Phone Call

18 Gifts For The Mom Who Would Be Happy With A Phone Call

But before even considering another year of "free massage" coupons, there are plenty of other ways to show mom you care. Of course, you can solidify your status as the favorite child and splurge on the top luxury Mother's Day gifts available. Or, you can go the wellness route instead with the the best self-care…
How To Follow Up After A Phone Interview If You Want The Job

How To Follow Up After A Phone Interview If You Want The Job

We’re all busy, but make sure you take the time to write and double check your email and that you aren’t distracted or flustered when you’re writing it. “Recently, a client misspelled the person’s name in a thank-you email because they were in a hurry,” Pong says. She recommends double checking to make sure that…

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