Heather KellyHeather Kelly is a San Francisco-based reporter covering the ways technology affects everyday life. https://www.washingtonpost.comTue, 25 Apr 2023 04:00:19 +00001hourly1How Facebook users can apply for a share of $725 million settlementhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/20/how-to-apply-facebook-settlement-money/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/20/how-to-apply-facebook-settlement-money/Heather KellyMon, 24 Apr 2023 19:30:47 +0000Millions of Facebook users can get money back as part of a class action settlement over alleged Cambridge Analytica privacy violations. San Francisco is a postcard from a driverless car future. Here’s what it’s like.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/24/driverless-cars-san-francisco/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/24/driverless-cars-san-francisco/Heather KellyMon, 24 Apr 2023 10:00:37 +0000In San Francisco, hundreds of self-driving cars are filling the streets, confusing and angering some residents while impressing bicyclists and tourists. 5 ways to love tech without killing the planethttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/20/tech-planet-impact/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/20/tech-planet-impact/Heather Kelly, Chris VelazcoThu, 20 Apr 2023 10:00:16 +0000How to buy and use technology responsibly when you care about the Earth.Netflix will finally stop mailing DVDs. These people will miss them.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/18/netflix-dvd-mail/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/04/18/netflix-dvd-mail/Heather KellyWed, 19 Apr 2023 00:40:16 +0000After 25-years, Netflix is ending its DVD subscription service. Many people still relied it on for hard to find titles and movies that didn't require an internet connection. Life after Twitter? Here are alternatives for anyone looking to leavehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/29/twitter-alternatives/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/29/twitter-alternatives/Heather KellyWed, 05 Apr 2023 11:54:59 +0000The best alternatives to Twitter for people who don't want to stay on the Elon Musk-owned site.How to choose the best weather app https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/23/best-weather-apps/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/23/best-weather-apps/Dan Stillman, Heather KellyTue, 04 Apr 2023 15:19:22 +0000How to choose the best weather app for daily forecasts and extreme conditions. Utah governor signs bill to curb children’s social media usehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/23/utah-law-social-media-minors/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/23/utah-law-social-media-minors/Naomi Nix, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather KellyFri, 24 Mar 2023 04:14:59 +0000Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill into law Thursday that would impose sweeping restrictions that aim to curtal kid and teen use of social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok.More Americans support a ban on TikTok than oppose it, poll findshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comHeather Kelly, Cristiano Lima, Emily Guskin, Scott ClementThu, 23 Mar 2023 13:15:42 +0000Secure your Twitter account for free, nowhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/22/twitter-2fa/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/22/twitter-2fa/Heather KellyThu, 23 Mar 2023 10:22:00 +0000Twitter is disabling text two-factor authentication in one month unless users pay a monthly fee. However, there are safer, no-cost alternatives. The biggest decider of who backs a TikTok ban? If they use TikTok.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/22/tiktok-ban-opinion-poll/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/22/tiktok-ban-opinion-poll/Heather Kelly, Cristiano Lima, Emily Guskin, Scott ClementWed, 22 Mar 2023 18:35:41 +0000As D.C. pushes for action against TikTok, a Washington Post poll found more Americans support a ban of the app and have concerns over the company's links to China.How to juggle multiple TV streaming services without missing a showhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/28/streaming-tv-tips/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/28/streaming-tv-tips/Heather KellyFri, 17 Mar 2023 00:26:10 +0000Find out if it's okay to share your streaming password, how to save money with bundles, and the trick to pausing subscriptions.Don’t get hacked on Facebook. Do these 6 things now.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/16/facebook-avoid-hack/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/16/facebook-avoid-hack/Heather KellyThu, 16 Mar 2023 11:00:26 +0000If you think you're safe from hackers and scammers on Facebook, you're wrong. Here's how to protect yourself. Young kids are bringing TikTok memes to the playgroundhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/09/tiktok-memes-kids/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/03/09/tiktok-memes-kids/Heather KellyThu, 09 Mar 2023 12:00:02 +0000TikTok memes are being picked up and spread by elementary-age children, despite never using the app themselves.Catholic group spent millions on app data that tracked gay priests https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/03/09/catholics-gay-priests-grindr-data-bishops/https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/03/09/catholics-gay-priests-grindr-data-bishops/Michelle Boorstein, Heather KellyThu, 09 Mar 2023 09:51:40 +0000The group used the data to find clerics who used Grindr and other dating and hookup apps and shared their work with bishops, a Post investigation has found.Is it time to upgrade your smartphone? Our quiz can help you decide.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2022/phone-upgrade-quiz/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2022/phone-upgrade-quiz/Heather Kelly, Chris Alcantara, Chris VelazcoTue, 07 Mar 2023 15:37:12 +0000Should you upgrade your smartphone? Take our quiz.Don’t wait for AI search. Get better results with what you have now.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/15/search-tips/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/15/search-tips/Heather KellyWed, 15 Feb 2023 12:00:39 +0000Bing and Google are bringing chatty AI-powered search results to the masses soon, but you can get better results today with these tricks.Your iPhone has powerful new security features. Do you need them? https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/01/30/iphone-security-keys/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/01/30/iphone-security-keys/Heather KellyThu, 09 Feb 2023 14:17:29 +0000Apple has added support for physical security keys and expanded encryption to the new iPhone iOS 16.3 update, but they’re not for everyone.Finding love, sex and harassment on dating appshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/02/dating-apps-pew/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/02/dating-apps-pew/Heather KellyMon, 06 Feb 2023 23:56:11 +0000What online dating is like now, who feels safe, and how likely you are to find love, according to a new Pew survey.Tech companies want your kid’s birth date. Should you tell them?https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/01/12/kid-birth-date-share-tech/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/01/12/kid-birth-date-share-tech/Heather KellyThu, 12 Jan 2023 12:00:24 +0000A Disney Plus request for the birth dates of its youngest users could be a sign of what’s to come as tech focuses on age verification. How to keep your phone charged and working in extreme stormshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/08/31/tips-phone-disasters/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/08/31/tips-phone-disasters/Heather Kelly, Chris VelazcoMon, 09 Jan 2023 15:25:10 +0000Tech tips to stay in touch, find help and be safe during storms, from getting the right emergency alerts to making your smartphone battery last in a power outage.6 easy fixes to avoid tech headaches in 2023https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/28/tech-tasks-prevent/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/28/tech-tasks-prevent/Heather KellyWed, 28 Dec 2022 20:02:16 +0000Every one of us will run into an unexpected tech issue in the new year. Here are a few things to make your life a little less stressful.Last-minute gift guide: Online presents that are actually goodhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/19/last-minute-gifts/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/19/last-minute-gifts/Heather KellyMon, 19 Dec 2022 12:00:00 +0000Our favorite online gifts that show you actually care, from niche streaming memberships to online improve classes.A guide to getting started with Twitter alternative Mastodonhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/17/how-to-join-mastodon/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/17/how-to-join-mastodon/Heather KellySat, 17 Dec 2022 12:00:02 +0000How to get started on social-media site Mastodon, whether you're leaving Twitter or just looking for people who have.They came to TikTok for fun. They got stuck with sexualized videoshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/14/tiktok-sexual-videos/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/12/14/tiktok-sexual-videos/Heather KellyWed, 14 Dec 2022 15:59:25 +0000Social media algorithms use sex and shock to hook new users. Escaping and understanding what the apps are really tracking takes time. From quitting to blocking: How to protect yourself on Musk’s Twitterhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/26/twitter-musk-data-protect-2/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/26/twitter-musk-data-protect-2/Heather KellyThu, 01 Dec 2022 12:00:39 +0000From locking down privacy settings to finding a new social network, Twitter regulars have many options for protecting their personal information. How to tell real products from scams when shopping onlinehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/06/online-shopping-how-to/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/06/online-shopping-how-to/Heather KellyMon, 28 Nov 2022 14:20:52 +0000It’s hard to tell what’s quality or a scam online. Use these research skills to avoid getting duped.How to download your tweets in case Twitter shuts down permanently https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/18/download-tweets-twitter-shut-down/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/18/download-tweets-twitter-shut-down/Victoria Bisset, Heather Kelly, Pranshu VermaFri, 18 Nov 2022 15:39:45 +0000As hundreds of Twitter employees reportedly choose to leave Twitter following Musk's ultimatum, here's what you need to know about the platform's future.iPhone 14s now can send SOS via satellite. Use it carefully.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/15/iphone-satellite-sos/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/15/iphone-satellite-sos/Heather Kelly, Chris VelazcoTue, 15 Nov 2022 13:00:00 +0000Apple's new Emergency SOS via satellite feature lets anyone with an iPhone 14 call for help when lost or hurt away from cell reception.Baby boomers can’t stop staring at their phoneshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/12/boomers-screentime/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/12/boomers-screentime/Heather KellySat, 12 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000Even grandparents can struggle with screen time. Here's how to help them put down their phones and be more present.Twitter’s paid verification service is here. What you need to know.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/01/twitter-verification-blue-check-mark/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/01/twitter-verification-blue-check-mark/Heather Kelly, Gerrit De VynckThu, 10 Nov 2022 00:53:10 +0000Elon Musk wants to charge Twitter users for verification. Here's what that means for people who have the blue check mark, and those who want it.How to avoid falling for and spreading misinformation onlinehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/24/tips-avoid-misinformation-ukraine-2/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/24/tips-avoid-misinformation-ukraine-2/Heather KellyWed, 09 Nov 2022 12:00:17 +0000Breaking 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.Twitter users look for alternatives, like Mastodon https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comHeather KellyFri, 28 Oct 2022 20:28:41 +0000Twitter privacy settings to change nowhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/19/twitter-privacy-settings/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/19/twitter-privacy-settings/Heather KellyFri, 28 Oct 2022 15:30:17 +0000Your tweets may be public, but you can still have more privacy on the social media service.How worried Twitter users can protect their accountshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comHeather KellyFri, 28 Oct 2022 13:45:29 +0000How to lock down your Twitter data, or leave, as Musk takes overhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/26/twitter-musk-data-protect/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/26/twitter-musk-data-protect/Heather Kelly, Pranshu VermaFri, 28 Oct 2022 01:54:37 +0000From locking down privacy settings to finding a new social network, Twitter regulars have many options for protecting their personal information. You’re not the only one accidentally turning on your iPhone flashlighthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/19/iphone-flashlight-accident/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/19/iphone-flashlight-accident/Heather KellyThu, 20 Oct 2022 00:31:01 +0000People keep turning on their iPhone flashlights, leaving embarrassing lights blazing out of their back pockets. What can we do to fix it?What age should you give a kid their first phone?https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/13/what-age-kid-first-phone/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/13/what-age-kid-first-phone/Heather KellyThu, 13 Oct 2022 13:02:31 +0000Here's what to consider about the best age for giving a child their first phone. A guide to giving your child their first phonehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/13/guide-child-phone/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/13/guide-child-phone/Heather KellyThu, 13 Oct 2022 11:00:47 +0000Children 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. Parental Tech Support: Everything you should fix on a senior’s phonehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/10/parent-senior-phone/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/10/parent-senior-phone/Heather KellyMon, 10 Oct 2022 11:00:54 +0000Clean up and optimize your parent’s smartphone with 20 minutes and this checklist.Amazon gives the Kindle a stylus and has a new way to track your sleephttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/28/amazon-kindle-scribe-halo-rise/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/28/amazon-kindle-scribe-halo-rise/Geoffrey A. Fowler, Heather Kelly, Chris VelazcoWed, 28 Sep 2022 19:20:13 +0000Amazon's annual fall product launch event centered on making its disparate products work better together — and making surveillance sound helpful.How to secure your devices and accounts after an abusive relationshiphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/11/online-safety-domestic-abuse/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/11/online-safety-domestic-abuse/Heather KellyTue, 27 Sep 2022 13:11:40 +0000Ways to protect your digital life when dealing with domestic violence or stalking, including using Apple's new iOS 16 Safety Check feature. You can ban a book, but can you stop teens from finding it online?https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/22/books-banned-libraries/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/22/books-banned-libraries/Heather KellyThu, 22 Sep 2022 19:24:28 +0000Books are being banned across U.S. school libraries in record numbers, led largely by conservative lawmakers and activists.How to customize your lock screen and 9 other iOS 16 trickshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/21/ios16-tips-lock-screen/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/21/ios16-tips-lock-screen/Heather KellyWed, 21 Sep 2022 11:00:54 +0000Change your clock font, get the cool widgets and 8 other tricks you can try on your iPhone with iOS 16.Is Amazon Prime worth it for you? Take The Post’s quiz.https://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comHeather Kelly, Rachel LermanFri, 16 Sep 2022 00:31:47 +0000Is Amazon Prime worth it for you?https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2022/amazon-prime-value/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2022/amazon-prime-value/Heather Kelly, Rachel LermanThu, 15 Sep 2022 17:54:02 +0000If you're paying for Amazon Prime, or considering signing up, use this quiz to find out how much that $139 a year actually gets you and if there are better deals.5 things to try on your iPhone with iOS 16https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/11/apple-ios-16-ipados-16-first-look-impressions-hands-on/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/11/apple-ios-16-ipados-16-first-look-impressions-hands-on/Chris Velazco, Heather KellyMon, 12 Sep 2022 18:32:38 +0000Apple users can now update to a new software, iOS 16. We round up all the key highlights and tell you the most interesting features you may want to try out. A satellite-connected iPhone 14, rugged Apple Watch and AirPodshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/07/iphone-14-release-apple-event/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/07/iphone-14-release-apple-event/Chris Velazco, Tatum Hunter, Geoffrey A. Fowler, Heather KellyWed, 07 Sep 2022 23:17:56 +0000All you need to know about Apple’s latest product announcements including iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods. Yes, it’s a scam: Simple tips to help you spot online fraudhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/06/scams-online-guide/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/06/scams-online-guide/Heather KellyTue, 06 Sep 2022 11:00:00 +0000The ultimate guide to not falling for scams from red flags to conversations you should have with loved ones. Find the cheapest way to watch TVhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/02/howto-tv-services/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/02/howto-tv-services/Heather KellyFri, 02 Sep 2022 11:00:42 +0000A guide to navigating all of the confusing ways you can watch TV and specifically for finding the cheapest option for your viewing needs. How to stop auto-correct from ducking uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/14/smartphone-autocorrect/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/14/smartphone-autocorrect/Heather KellyThu, 18 Aug 2022 13:36:18 +0000Here are ways to deal with perplexing auto corrections when you text on your smartphone.Seeking an abortion? Here’s how to avoid leaving a digital trail.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/26/abortion-online-privacy/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/26/abortion-online-privacy/Heather Kelly, Tatum Hunter, Danielle AbrilFri, 12 Aug 2022 19:08:38 +0000Simple privacy precautions anyone can take when researching or arranging an abortion in the United States.Teens have fled Facebook but are loyal to YouTube, poll showshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/10/teens-social-pew/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/10/teens-social-pew/Heather KellyWed, 10 Aug 2022 14:00:00 +0000A Pew Research poll looks at how teens are spending their time online and how they’re accessing the internet.How to make sure people see your digital party invitehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/05/online-party-invites/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/05/online-party-invites/Heather KellyFri, 05 Aug 2022 11:00:00 +0000Here are the best ways to tackle digital party invites from email to text.The nonstop scam economy is costing us more than just moneyhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/13/scam-fraud-fatigue/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/13/scam-fraud-fatigue/Heather KellyWed, 13 Jul 2022 11:00:24 +0000Relentless waves of sophisticated phone and online scams are impacting people’s mental health.How to never miss an emergency alert from shootings to wildfireshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/11/emergency-alerts-smartphones/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/11/emergency-alerts-smartphones/Heather KellyThu, 07 Jul 2022 13:37:47 +0000Alerts on your phone are a great way to stay safe in natural disasters, shootings and more fast moving situations.With Roe overturned, period-tracking apps raise new worrieshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/07/period-tracking-privacy/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/07/period-tracking-privacy/Tatum Hunter, Heather KellyFri, 24 Jun 2022 18:30:06 +0000Period-tracking apps have been criticized for bad privacy practices. Here's how to track your cycle without sharing data with companies, employers, insurers or the government. How to scrub yourself from the internet, the best that you canhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/24/delete-yourself-online/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/24/delete-yourself-online/Heather KellyFri, 24 Jun 2022 18:00:51 +0000You will never be able to fully delete all traces of yourself but you can minimize it.Streamers worry the end is coming for lax password-sharing ruleshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/22/streaming-password-sharing/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/22/streaming-password-sharing/Heather KellyWed, 22 Jun 2022 11:00:48 +0000Netflix's crackdown on passwords hits a nerve for longtime streamers, and muddles the future of fragmented TV.How to screen remote-learning apps for privacy https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/07/education-apps-screening/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/07/education-apps-screening/Heather KellyTue, 07 Jun 2022 10:45:42 +0000Make sure the apps students are using to learn aren’t learning too much about them. Apple unveils new MacBooks and iOS 16 features at developer conferencehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/06/wwdc-2022-iphone-ios-ipad-headset/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/06/wwdc-2022-iphone-ios-ipad-headset/Chris Velazco, Geoffrey A. Fowler, Tatum Hunter, Heather KellyMon, 06 Jun 2022 22:00:17 +0000The Worldwide Developers Conference offers an annual peek at new Apple software.Pandemic disrupted learning for U.S. teens, but not evenly, poll showshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/02/pandemic-remote-teens-learning/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/02/pandemic-remote-teens-learning/Heather KellyThu, 02 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000A Pew Research Center study looks at how teens and their parents have handled virtual learning and going back to class.Even after shootings, experts warn against cellphones in schoolshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/01/phones-school-safety/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/01/phones-school-safety/Heather KellyWed, 01 Jun 2022 11:00:47 +0000In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, should kids be allowed to bring smartphones into the classroom for safety?How to stay up-to-date on terrible news without burning out https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/29/tech-tips-news-anxiety/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/29/tech-tips-news-anxiety/Heather KellyWed, 25 May 2022 17:55:44 +0000Your phone is a portal to constant terrible news. Here’s how to rein it in.Ask Help Desk: How to set up legacy contacts for your online accountshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/20/legacy-contacts/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/20/legacy-contacts/Heather KellyFri, 20 May 2022 11:00:46 +0000How to set up legacy contacts for all your online accounts.Checklist: What to do if you’re being harassed online https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/01/online-harassment-checklist/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/01/online-harassment-checklist/Danielle Abril, Heather KellySun, 01 May 2022 12:00:48 +0000Here is the Help Desk's checklist for what to do when you're being harassed online. Snap’s new Pixy drone is a $230 selfie machinehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/28/snap-pixy-drone/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/28/snap-pixy-drone/Heather Kelly, Chris VelazcoThu, 28 Apr 2022 19:46:40 +0000Snap's new drone is the latest attempt by a social media company to make camera-filled hardware.Every tech support task you should do for your family (and yourself)https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/20/tech-support-checklist/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/20/tech-support-checklist/Heather KellyTue, 19 Apr 2022 13:21:57 +0000Everything tech-savvy relatives should do for their more analog family members while visiting over the holidays.Ask Help Desk: Video editing tools that do all the editing for youhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/15/automatic-editing-videos/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/15/automatic-editing-videos/Heather KellySat, 16 Apr 2022 13:00:09 +0000Editing old videos can be a chore but new technology can automate much of it.Subscriptions? In this economy? Free alternatives for watching, reading and listening.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/21/free-digital-subscriptions/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/21/free-digital-subscriptions/Heather KellyTue, 12 Apr 2022 17:38:46 +0000From Netflix to Spotify, monthly subscription fees can be harder to handle with inflation. We find the best free alternatives and some tricks to help you save money.Here’s how to move (almost) everything from a wallet to your phonehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/06/wallet-to-smartphone/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/06/wallet-to-smartphone/Heather KellyWed, 06 Apr 2022 11:00:33 +0000Here are some of the basic tools we can use to slim down our wallets and let our phones do more of the heavy lifting.Apple unveils low-cost iPhone SE and new iPad Airhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/08/apple-event-march/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/08/apple-event-march/Chris Velazco, Heather Kelly, Tatum HunterMon, 14 Mar 2022 22:36:16 +0000Apple announced a new low-cost iPhone and more powerful iPad Air in a livestream on Tuesday.Schadenfreude at sea: The Internet is watching with glee as Russian oligarchs’ yachts are seizedhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/10/russian-oligarch-yacht-tracking/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/10/russian-oligarch-yacht-tracking/Rachel Lerman, Heather KellyFri, 11 Mar 2022 00:06:47 +0000People are using data online to track Russian oligarchs’ private jets and superyachts.Schadenfreude at sea: The Internet is watching with glee as Russian oligarchs’ yachts are seizedhttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comRachel Lerman, Heather KellyThu, 10 Mar 2022 13:57:08 +0000How to avoid falling for and spreading misinformation about Ukrainehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/24/tips-avoid-misinformation-ukraine/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/24/tips-avoid-misinformation-ukraine/Heather KellySat, 26 Feb 2022 22:00:51 +0000Breaking 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.Social media companies push Ukrainian users to add safeguardshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/26/protecting-identity-socialmedia/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/26/protecting-identity-socialmedia/Heather KellySat, 26 Feb 2022 21:57:28 +0000From hiding your location to using encrypted chats, here’s how to stay safe online in a high-risk area.Social media companies push Ukrainian users to add safeguardshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comHeather KellySat, 26 Feb 2022 21:05:49 +0000How to avoid falling for and spreading misinformation about Ukrainehttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comHeather KellyFri, 25 Feb 2022 12:00:33 +0000Joining Trump’s new social network? Here’s how to protect your privacy.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/23/trump-truth-social-safety/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/23/trump-truth-social-safety/Heather KellyWed, 23 Feb 2022 12:00:28 +0000Take these precautions when joining any new social media service.You can now see how many Uber drivers liked (or hated) youhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/16/uber-scores-passengers/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/16/uber-scores-passengers/Heather KellyWed, 16 Feb 2022 10:00:00 +0000Your Uber drivers have been rating you for years. A new option in the app lets you see how many 1 star ratings you've received.Chats are the new letters. Here’s how to preserve them accordingly.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/31/imessage-apple-extract/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/31/imessage-apple-extract/Heather KellyMon, 31 Jan 2022 12:00:21 +0000Save and back up your most cherished chats before they're gone.What’s the best payment app for small businesses? Your tech questions, answered.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/27/questions-personal-tech-privacy/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/27/questions-personal-tech-privacy/Heather Kelly, Chris Velazco, Tatum Hunter, Danielle AbrilTue, 25 Jan 2022 22:29:03 +0000The Post’s Help Desk team will answer your questions on Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern.TikTok privacy settings to change nowhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/24/tiktok-privacy-settings/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/24/tiktok-privacy-settings/Heather KellyMon, 24 Jan 2022 12:00:39 +0000The social media app is all about your personal data, likes and habits. Here’s how to limit what it gathers.Email spam is breaking through again. Here’s what you can do to minimize it.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/10/email-spam-stop/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/10/email-spam-stop/Heather KellyMon, 10 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000Email spam never really went away and it's filling our inboxes more than usual. Here's how to get it under control.People really are giving NFTs as gifts. Results may vary.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/23/nft-holiday-gift/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/23/nft-holiday-gift/Heather KellyThu, 23 Dec 2021 13:00:23 +0000This year’s hot, unwrappable holiday gift is complicated, controversial and perfect for some.Companies and attendees drop out of CES over omicron concernshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/21/ces-covid/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/21/ces-covid/Heather Kelly, Chris VelazcoThu, 23 Dec 2021 02:39:04 +0000The large in-person tech conference is in limbo over coronavirus worries.Companies and attendees drop out of CES over omicron concernshttps://www.washingtonpost.comhttps://www.washingtonpost.comHeather Kelly, Chris VelazcoWed, 22 Dec 2021 15:29:04 +0000Americans widely distrust Facebook, TikTok and Instagram with their data, poll findshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/22/tech-trust-survey/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/22/tech-trust-survey/Heather Kelly, Emily GuskinWed, 22 Dec 2021 11:45:37 +0000Pulled between not trusting some tech companies and still wanting to use their products, people look to government regulation.How to read and understand Apple’s new iOS App Privacy Reporthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/15/ios-privacy-report/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/15/ios-privacy-report/Heather KellyWed, 15 Dec 2021 23:17:58 +0000Apple’s latest privacy feature in iOS 15.2 adds transparency but little explanation about what you can do about data sharing.Apple iOS privacy settings to change nowhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/26/ios-privacy-settings/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/26/ios-privacy-settings/Heather KellyTue, 14 Dec 2021 23:55:41 +0000How to make your iPhone and iPad as private as possible.Ask Help Desk: Stop your Facebook account from getting hackedhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/03/facebook-hack-prevent/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/03/facebook-hack-prevent/Heather KellyFri, 03 Dec 2021 13:00:40 +0000It's easier to prevent hackers from getting your Facebook account than it is to recover it. Start with these easy security steps.Privacy Reset: A guide to the important settings you should change nowhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2021/privacy-settings-guide/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2021/privacy-settings-guide/Heather Kelly, Geoffrey A. FowlerWed, 01 Dec 2021 16:14:34 +0000From Facebook to Venmo, staying on top of your privacy starts with these key settings.Tips for holiday shopping online even when there’s a supply chain crisishttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/24/holiday-online-shopping/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/24/holiday-online-shopping/Heather KellyWed, 24 Nov 2021 13:00:13 +0000Inflation and supply chain issues mean your best bet is to shop early, shop online and don’t panic this holiday season.For seniors using tech to age in place, surveillance can be the price of independencehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/19/seniors-smart-home-privacy/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/19/seniors-smart-home-privacy/Heather KellyFri, 19 Nov 2021 17:00:49 +0000Smart home technology can help people age in place longer, but the price can be a senior's privacy.What to do when you run out of iCloud storagehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/15/icloud-storage-full/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/15/icloud-storage-full/Heather KellyMon, 15 Nov 2021 12:00:39 +0000iPhones are known for their cameras, but what happens when you run out of space for all your photos?Tips for paying less for goods when everything costs morehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/11/tips-shopping-inflation/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/11/tips-shopping-inflation/Heather KellyThu, 11 Nov 2021 12:00:40 +0000Worried about inflation? Use online tools for everything from gas comparisons to digital coupons.You’ve decided to quit Facebook. Here’s how to migrate your online life elsewhere.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/12/leave-facebook-alternatives/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/12/leave-facebook-alternatives/Heather Kelly, Tatum HunterWed, 10 Nov 2021 21:58:42 +0000If you want to leave Facebook and all its products, here are some places you can go next.You, another new search engine, hopes privacy can help it take on Googlehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/09/search-engine-you/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/09/search-engine-you/Heather KellyTue, 09 Nov 2021 13:00:17 +0000Google dominates the search market, but smaller search engines are focusing on its biggest weak spot to try to lure people away.How to keep your intimate, embarrassing or damaging text messages as private as possiblehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/04/keep-texts-private/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/04/keep-texts-private/Heather KellyThu, 04 Nov 2021 12:00:59 +0000Elizabeth Holmes is the latest figure to have private texts messages made public in court. Here’s how you can try to protect your own chats.Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says an app for kids is ‘the right thing to do’https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/27/adam-mosseri-facebook-papers/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/27/adam-mosseri-facebook-papers/Rachel Lerman, Heather KellyWed, 27 Oct 2021 23:36:29 +0000Mosseri said he thinks an app for kids and better age verification is doable.I found my stolen Honda Civic using a Bluetooth tracker. It’s the latest controversial weapon against theft.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/28/airtags-theft/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/28/airtags-theft/Heather KellyWed, 27 Oct 2021 11:35:08 +0000AirTags and other Bluetooth trackers can find stolen cars, bikes and bags. But what happens when you find the person who took them?