You’re Stuck With Batteries—But New Tech Will Make Them Last Longer

You’re Stuck With Batteries—But New Tech Will Make Them Last Longer

What’s the biggest complaint people have about their smartphone? Battery life. For some it is even worse: a battery that slows down their phone. You can blame our increased use of these gadgets or you can blame the lithium-ion batteries themselves, neither of which will see a change anytime soon. …..

Are Phone Calls A Thing Of The Past?

Are Phone Calls A Thing Of The Past?

For decades, the best and often only way to reach someone out of earshot was to call them on the phone. Since then, the internet has brought chat, FaceTime, Instagram, Snapchat stories and a host of other ways to keep in touch that made phone calls seem wildly inefficient. For …..

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

In the last few weeks, you may have found yourself inundated with emails from many of the apps and online services you use. They’ve been informing you of new terms and conditions, and asking you to “opt in” to continue using their service. Back on May 25th, the General Data …..

Apple Slowing iPhones To Compensate For Degraded Batteries

Apple Slowing iPhones To Compensate For Degraded Batteries

If you have an older iPhone  model with an aging battery you might have noticed it running a little slower these days. Recently, tech giant Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones with an update  over a year ago , a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected …..

Selfies Are The New Security

Selfies Are The New Security

Last week, Apple introduced a new flagship phone — the iPhone X — with a powerful new biometric face recognition login system. Because of this phone’s all-glass front it now leaves no room for a home button and therefore Apple is has now removed the Touch ID finger print scanner …..

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

At first blush, it seems obvious that looking at a picture could reveal your location. For instance, a picture of you standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge sensibly leads to the conclusion you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area when the photo was taken. But now that smartphones …..

What To Do When Your Phone Is Stolen

What To Do When Your Phone Is Stolen

The not so humble smartphone has become a significant part of our everyday lives. Whether you’re a CEO, a busy parent, a social media addict, or all three, your phone is most likely the control center amongst the chaos, helping you to organize your finances, stay in touch with your …..

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VOCM TechTalk: Apps For The Digitally Dialed-in Family. (100th Episode)

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss THREE apps for the digitally-minded family.  

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VOCM TechTalk – Do You Suspect Your SmartPhone Is Listening In On Every Word You Say?

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss how our smart phones are listening in on our conversations.  

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