Talking Tech

Talking Tech

Your daily consumer tech news update, plus the latest gadget reviews and straight talk about how the latest tech innovations affect you, with USA TODAY's Brett Molina and Mike Snider. Discover more great podcasts from USA TODAY at usatoday.com/podcasts.

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April 3, 2022 6 min

Yes, this is the last episode while the pod goes on hiatus. As a parting gift, we share some final important tech tips.

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Have important photos or documents you want to save? These are the best ways to back them up.

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Samsung is launching a program so owners of Galaxy smartphones and other devices can make their own repairs.

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March 31, 2022 3 min

Wordle had a rare experience in its short lifespan: a daily puzzle with two answers.

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Some Verizon customers getting a spam text from their own number

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March 29, 2022 4 min

Whether you're just starting out or long into adulthood, these apps and websites are the best at getting your life together.

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Do you know these simple voice commands for your iPhone or Android device?

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March 27, 2022 2 min

Uber reached a deal with cab drivers to start listing them on the ride-hailing app.

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March 26, 2022 3 min

Stephen Wilhite, the developer of the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) has passed away at 74.

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Want more legroom on a flight, or an early peek at what's coming from the post office? We'll let you know how.

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Arizona becomes the first state to support Apple Wallet's new feature allowing iPhone owners to add their driver's license or state ID.

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Ready for your next big trip? Make sure to bring these travel apps with you.

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Google's popular word processing app turns 16. Here are a couple tricks to help you maximize your productivity.

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These tasks can potentially ruin your gadgets. Plus, Talking Tech has some news to share.

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Is your phone locked? Are you using two-factor authentication? Here's how to keep your tech safe during Spring Break

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At some Walgreens locations, the doors for refrigerated and frozen foods now feature giant digital screens.

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Netflix is testing two features which could lead to subscribers paying more if they want to share their account.

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Restaurant chain Chipotle is testing the use of a robot to help make its signature tortilla chips.

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A new update to iOS allows iPhone owners to use Face ID with a mask on.

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March 15, 2022 6 min

Apple is rolling out its latest budget smartphone, the iPhone SE. Is it worth your time?

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