Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Tech fix Videos that start without your consent are prominent across the web. Our tech columnist explains how the industry got here and what we can do. ByBrian X. Chen Aug. 1, 2018 The web is in a dark place, as I plan to examine in the next several columns. If you need proof, look no further than autoplay videos, the first example. You’re probably familiar with this horrendous experience: You are perusing a website, and suddenly an annoying voice or unfamiliar music blasts through your speakers. You wonder, where is this coming from? You scroll up and down the webpage only to realize that a video is playing without your consent. And the noise polluting your ears is coming from an ad preceding a video you had never clicked to watch. Autoplay videos are all over the web and inside apps. … [Read more...] about Autoplay Videos Are Not Going Away. Here’s How to Fight Them.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2014 8:47 PM EDT Apple announced Apple Watch, its new wearable device, along with its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at its event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, Tuesday.Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's first foray into smartwatches, which have yet to take off in a big way with consumers. The square-faced new Apple Watch is a precise timepiece (plus or minus only 50 milliseconds) available in two sizes with either stainless steel, aluminum or 18 karat gold finishes. Each comes with multiple interchangeable watch bands, and the display screen also has many different options for customized looks. As for the technology, "It is not a shrunken iPhone," Cook assured the audience, but a "new, innovative way to communicate directly from your wrist. And it is so much more." Apple paid close attention to styling, functionality, and how it fits into the Apple family of devices and apps. "In terms of functionality, it's not all that much different that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple unveils Apple Watch
After weeks of hype and rumors, all eyes in the tech world turn to San Francisco Wednesday to see what's coming next from Apple. The company's annual fall press event is expected to showcase an updated version of the iPhone, new features for Apple TV and possibly an expansion of the iPad line. It will be Apple's first round of product announcements since the debut of the Apple Watch in March. Wednesday's event will be held at San Francisco's 7,000-seat Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern time, 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch a live stream on Apple's website -- but it's only viewable on certain devices and browsers with the following specs: iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later. Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later. PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Second- or third-generation Apple TV, with software 6.2 or later. You can also follow a live blog of the event on CNET, beginning with "pre-show" coverage at 11 a.m. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to watch Wednesday’s Apple event live
Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance. That's a lot of data, but are they useful? It depends on what you're looking for. Those new to fitness might want something that's motivational, while those already active might want something sophisticated -- but not necessarily easy to use. Here's a look at fitness devices from four leading manufacturers. Microsoft's Band 2 and Motorola's Moto 360 Sport were excluded from consideration in part because battery life was poor -- tough for marathons of more than four hours. There's a risk your tracker will end up in a drawer after a few months, especially if you get it for free as a gift or as part of a corporate wellness program. Know what you're getting and how you might use it before buying or adding one to your gift list. The recommended devices all claim to be water resistant, so they can withstand sweat or rain. But only Garmin's are designed for swimming and … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to choose the fitness tracker that’s right for you
Nearly three-fourths of American teenagers own smartphones — many filled with social media apps. Thirty-one percent of teens are connected to friends they have not met in person, and 32 percent have been contacted online by a complete stranger, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Alabama's Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey is raising awareness about smartphone dangers for children. Casey joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss the risks and how parents can protect their kids by changing the settings on their phones. Casey's interest in the subject began with an upset phone call from one of her friends whose daughter had been taking inappropriate photos. "She said she found them in a vault app which is basically like a calculator but you put in a certain pass code it took you to a vault that she had hidden all these photos that she had been sharing," Casey said. The mother told Casey, "You've got to tell everybody." So, she did. The district attorney made a … [Read more...] about How to protect your kids from risky smartphone apps