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Q. I was tempted by an app on the Microsoft App Store but stopped when I saw the permission list: “Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs, and registry.” Do I have to let them breach my security?

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Q. The Internet in my house seems slower than at my local coffee shop. How do I measure the speed and compare the two?

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Q. My computer was crushed in an accident. I was able to rescue the drive from the wreckage, but how do I copy my files onto a new computer?

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Funeralocity.com recently launched nationwide to include the top 100 metro markets in the country. The website was originally created for the Atlanta area in 2017.

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Q. Most retail stores accept merchandise returns, but what about software? Is it possible to get a refund from the App Store?

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Modern smartphones do a lot of things, and you may have read here before about how to get the most out of them. The truth of the matter is that even the most tech-savvy users are often discovering new things on their phones, and finding new ways to put them to use. At the same time though, i…

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Q. My incoming caller ID information seems less accurate lately. It works fine for numbers I already recognize, but most everything else is inaccurate.

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Q. When I open Safari on my iPhone, I am always forwarded to Apple’s website. Is there a way to choose a different home page?

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On Nov. 26, NASA In-Sight Lander arrived at a new home on Mars. The seven-month journey covered nearly 300 million miles to advance our knowledge of our neighboring planet.

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Q. As a longtime iPhone user, when I needed a new phone I would just get the latest model. Now the lineup has so many choices I’m confused. How do I pick one?

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In the 1950s the City of Memphis was one of the most important economic centers in the Southern United States. The economy was so strong that many entrepreneurs relocated to the Bluff City to grow their portfolio. One such businessman was Levi Shelton Hartzog, the owner of a small bakery in …

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Q. I have too many passwords to remember. I write most of them down and put them on a card in my wallet. How do you keep track of your passwords?

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Q. I’m thinking I can rid my life of big, bulky speakers and use my iPhone to replace a skipping CD player. What would you recommend for listening to the radio in my house?

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iPhone 8 Pros iPhone 8 Cons  iPhone X Pros iPhone X Cons •Home Button with Classic Design •Lower screen resolution than X •No bevel, more screen on front for higher resolution screen •No Home button•Touch ID from Fingerprint •Larger Bevel on front •Face ID for opening phone •Different design…

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I recently was talking to a friend about topics for my column. He suggested writing about things to make life easier. Floating in the back of my mind were browser extensions.

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Recently I have returned to old podcasts that I had followed in the past. Podcasts have augmented driving and exercise time off and on during the last 10 years. What sparked my interest was a podcast based on my favorite TV show, “The West Wing.” The Podcast is cleverly named “The West Wing …

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Q. My wife and I spend the winter months in our RV. We are both voracious readers, and I am considering a Kindle to help declutter our coach. Which one do you recommend?

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Here at The Best Times we have been conducting a reader survey. We want to know who our readers are and what they think about The Best Times.

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This question has been around since the camera was invented in 1816. In the past, we framed pictures from the big events in our lives. We all know and dread the family photo album and the blackmail material that it could contain. Or the slide shows that never seemed to end.

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This week Apple released a major update iOS 11 for some iPhone, iPad and iPod models. I wanted to take the time to explain why you should not ignore the messages that prompt you to update.

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Q. A few months ago I used my email address to gain access to a website. It turned out I was not interested in the site, but I am still flooded with junk email from the site despite using the “Unsubscribe” link. Is there anything else I can do?

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https://www.grammarly.com/ is a spell checking tool that is embeded into your browser. When you make a typographical error, this handy little tool will have your back. This is a free extension within most popular web browsers. With the option to sign in for more features, such as Remember yo…

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By: National Content Desk If you are looking for a good night’s sleep, you aren’t alone. Turns out, many of us are desperate for some shut-eye. Even the social media platform Pinterest reports that searches for “sleep optimization” is up 116% from last year. While...

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By: Julie Loffredi National Content Desk Answering kids’ most pressing life questions is hard work. Scholastic aims to make “conversation starters” easier for parents and teachers with the launch of a new resource on Instagram. Lauren Tarshis, the senior vice president & editor-in-chief of Scholastic...

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By: Julie Loffredi, National Lifestyle Content Desk Looking to keep the kids busy this fall? Toy manufactures are gearing up for a season of fun! Moose Toys just rolled out some fun gadgets, squish toys, and craft kits. Here’s a look at some popular picks...

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In an interview on ABC News' "World News Tonight with David Muir," Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he feels that universal wearing of masks in addition to other public health measures are "very important" in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as schools reopen.

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Contrary to President Trump's predictions, experts tell CNN it's unlikely there will be a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States.

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By: Julie Loffredi, National Content Desk Due to covid-19, the 2020-2021 school year will look much different for communities across the country. Students may return back to class in-person — or learn in a virtual environment. As school districts adapt to new changes, Courtney Jones,...

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CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner weighs in on the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. This year's gathering is expected to draw about 250,000 people from across the country, and Reiner says it has the potential to be a "super spreader" event.

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An antibody treatment designed to protect against coronavirus could be available as early as this fall -- but only for a fraction of the millions of Americans who might benefit from the treatment. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

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Michael Phelps, the 23-time Olympic gold medalist, tells CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta that keeping a routine and exercising every day has made all the difference in how he copes with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned nine US cities to take steps to mitigate the spread of covoronavirus while an influential model predicts almost 300,000 US deaths by december. CNN's Athena Jones reports.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's John Berman that he agrees with Dr. Deborah Birx's warning about rising coronavirus positivity rates in nine US cities and the central valley of California.

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Stacey Nagy told CNN's Erin Burnett she wrote an obituary for her husband's coronavirus death where she blamed President Trump, Texas Gov. Abbott and those who do not wear masks because she felt a need to "put blame where it belonged."