Articles by Larry Magid

Back to school tech guide

August 25, 2016

By Larry Magid Whether it’s a young student looking for a phone or a tablet or an older one in need of a laptop, there are plenty of products to think about for the back-to-school crowd.

Pokémon Go: The good, the bad and the ugly

August 20, 2016

By Chris Ferguson It’s actually a pretty simple game but, like anything that young kids swarm all over with lemming-like frenzy, it’s created a minor media stir. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been hearing and the facts behind them.

Instagram adds disappearing ‘Stories’

August 2, 2016

By Larry Magid Instagram Stories is a new feature that "lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile." The company says that the service allows you to not worry so much about "over posting" because whatever you share disappears after 24 hours.

Google lets families share TV, movies, books and music

July 27, 2016

by Larry Magid Google wants to enable media sharing with its new Family Library that lets up to six family members share media purchased via the Google Play store for mobile devices, PCs and Macs and connected TVs such as those with Internet access or attached devices like Roku or Apple TV.

Domestic violence group releases Tech Safety app

July 26, 2016

The app, which is available for both iOS and Android is mostly educational, but it does have a telephone icon that brings up to a place where you can find and directly call Help hotlines, victim service providers and attorneys.

Twitter moves to curb abusive comments

July 22, 2016

By Larry Magid This column first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News — the newspaper of Silicon Valley As you may have heard, Twitter recently expelled Breitbart
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