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Health Tip: Managing Your Family's Digital Life

Title: Health Tip: Managing Your Family's Digital LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Tags: Digital Life


Reading Tiny Menu Print Just Got So Much Easier Thanks to the iPhone's Magnifier

Picture this: You're on an amazing date, you forgot your glasses at home, the menu comes, and it's a blurry mess of words. You already said, "I'll have what he's having," on the previous date, so the panic ensues. The iPhone's handy flashlight can only do so much in a dimly lit restaurant, so what you really need is a magnifying glass. Well, drumroll, please . . . there's one hiding right on your phone! Twitter user geo_jones_ recently brought this underrated iPhone feature to our attention, wri...
Tags: Iphone, Religion, Tech News, Cnbc, Digital Life, Control Center, Geoffrey, Tech Tips


Did You Know the iPhone Has a Magnifier Tool? Until Now, Neither Did We

Picture this: You're on an amazing date, you forgot your glasses at home, the menu comes, and it's a blurry mess of words. You already said, "I'll have what he's having," on the previous date, so the panic ensues. The iPhone's handy flashlight can only do so much in a dimly lit restaurant, so what you really need is a magnifying glass. Well, drumroll, please . . . there's one hiding right on your phone! Twitter user geo_jones_ recently brought this underrated iPhone feature to our attention, wri...
Tags: Iphone, Religion, Tech News, Cnbc, Digital Life, Control Center, Geoffrey, Tech Tips


This Surfboard Photo Could Be the Next "The Dress" Debate: Do You See Bumps or Grooves?

When a fellow POPSUGAR employee was texting with a group of his surf buddies about this Craigslist ad for a used surfboard, he mentioned to the group that based on this up-close photo of the board, it must be damaged, because it looks like something had eaten away at the surface. He quickly sparked a debate with his friends, who either saw wax bumps or wax-filled grooves. We brought the debate to the office, and the photo created a divide: team bumps or team grooves. And yes, the great dress col...
Tags: Photography, Craigslist, Religion, Humor, Texting, Digital Life, Popsugar, Brain Teasers


Critic’s Notebook: The Museum Is Closed? These Paintings Have a Digital Life

The government shutdown means you can’t see Charline von Heyl’s first-class retrospective at the Hirshhorn. But consider this substitute: the double life her paintings live online.
Tags: Art, News, Digital Life, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Charline, Charline Von Heyl, Washington (DC, von Heyl, Snake Eyes (Exhibit


Keeping Your Apps Organized Just Got So Much Easier, Thanks to This Cool iPhone Feature

So, uh, did anyone else know you could select multiple apps like this on iOS? Because I definitely didn't just discover it. pic.twitter.com/Nq0wfuqzb6 - manik (@ManikRathee) December 29, 2018 Our iPhones can do a lot of cool things, though a handful of said things often tend to get a lot more shine than others. So it's not hard to imagine how, every now and then, some of us iPhone users end up learning things about our phones that we never knew before. Case in point: Manik Rathee, a Google en...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Apps, Organization, Religion, Tech News, Digital Life, Tech Tips, Manik Rathee, Rathee


How To Balance Digital Life and Family Life in 2019 With Verizon Family Tech Initiative

This post was sponsored by Verizon. Just about everyone you know has a smartphone these days. When I was growing up, we didn’t even have a computer in our house, nevermind the internet. I was well into my teenage years before we got a computer or internet access. Kids of today don’t even know life without a computer and Lord help us all, if the internet goes out and we can’t get Baby Shark and Blippi. With most areas of life centering around our phones, computers and internet acce...
Tags: Verizon, Fashion, Parenting, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless, United States, Digital Life, Family Life, Child Safety, Digital Communication, Family Time, Home Life, Family Safety, Digital Access, Digital Activity, Balance Digital Life


Instagram Accidentally Released a Newsfeed Update, and Everyone Lost Their Sh*t

On Dec. 27, Instagram sparked a full-on meltdown by accidentally releasing a newsfeed update that made users everywhere exclaim, "WTF?!" in unison. The app update affected the newsfeed layout, replacing traditional vertical scrolling with a horizontal swiping feature that forced users to tap to advance sideways through photos in their feed, somewhat similar to Instagram Stories. Needless to say, the out-of-the-blue change caused a flurry of complaints among users, with many threatening to delet...
Tags: Apps, Instagram, Religion, Digital Life, Twitter reactions, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


This Cool iPhone Feature Lets You Limit Your Screen Time (No Willpower Required)

Whether you're checking emails, perusing Instagram, or building a team of adorable cube-shaped creatures on Pokémon Quest, everyone could stand to spend a little less time staring at a phone screen. However, even if you don't have commendable willpower (or an excellent phone hiding spot), you can still achieve a new year's resolution of less screen time and more face time - and no, making phone calls via FaceTime doesn't count. With iPhone's Screen Time feature, you can control everything from a...
Tags: Iphone, Wellness, Parenting, Religion, How To, Phones, New Year, Facetime, Digital Life, Screen Time, New Year's Resolutions, Tech Tips


I Tried to Quit My Smartphone Addiction and (Spoiler Alert) Failed Miserably

I need rehab. Actual, real-life, smartphone rehab. Listen, I knew I was addicted to my smartphone before I tried to go smartphone-free for one week, but I didn't know how addicted I was. Now that I know, I'm actually scared for myself and, dare I say, society as a whole. Shortly after my daughter was born, I actually attempted this digital detox song and dance. Why? I caught myself checking my phone while I was driving my precious cargo in the car. I felt guilty whenever she saw me scrolling dur...
Tags: Wellness, Religion, Smartphones, Humor, Phones, Digital Life, Screen Time, Jen, Personal Essay, Editorial Experiments


Instagram Just Added the Ability to Send Voice Recordings, and People Have Mixed Feelings

Instagram announced on Monday that it added the ability to send voice memos via direct messages. Just like that little microphone icon in iMessage, you can hold down the icon in an Instagram message and record your voice for up to a minute. If you want to re-record after listening, you can slide your finger over the trash can icon and delete your first attempt. The message appears in the form of a sound wave, and voilá! Once you send it, your recipient can listen to your message, whether it's a ...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Religion, Social Media, Digital Life


The 100 Best High-Tech Gifts of 2018 for Any Guy in Your Life

It doesn't matter whether he's your dad, husband, or brother, shopping for men who already have their dens decked out with every tech toy imaginable is tough. So we've put together a gift guide for the guys who have it all. These are gifts he definitely won't expect. - Additional reporting by Nicole Yi and Tara Block Related: 105 Awesome but Affordable Gifts For Men
Tags: Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Digital Life, Gifts For Men, Holiday Living, Tech Gifts, Nicole Yi, Tara Block


The Quickest Way to Find Your Top 9 Instagram Posts of 2018

Seeing your top nine Instagram posts of the year always reveals a little bit about you, ya know? For me, that means two pastas and one pizza made the mix, which I'm zero percent shocked by. (Shout out to Barzotto in San Francisco for its very photogenic pasta with marinara and ricotta. If you, too, enjoy taking a look back and seeing which photos on your grid got the most likes throughout the year, the Top Nine app and website has you covered. How to Find Your Instagram Top Nine of 2018 G...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, San Francisco, Social Media, Tech News, Digital Life, Best of 2018, Barzotto, Instagram Top Nine


This Christmas Brain-Teaser Is Deceptively Tricky - Can You Solve It?

I love a good brain-teaser, especially ones that challenge me to locate objects hidden in a cluttered picture à la those I Spy books I used to hoard and relentlessly scour back in the day. The latest search-and-find game to circulate the internet puts a fun holiday spin on the concept, challenging viewers to spot five turkeys in a chaotic Christmas scene. Designed by the folks over at Stay in Cornwall, the brain-teaser may sound like a piece of (fruit)cake, but it actually takes most people bet...
Tags: Religion, Christmas, Holiday, Cornwall, Digital Life, Brain Teasers


10 Secret Santa Apps That Will Help You Avoid Any Spoilers or Drama This Holiday Season

Every year, we thank the invention of Secret Santa for sparing our wallets too much grief during the holiday season. However, Secret Santa comes with challenges of its own. How do you organize and communicate with your participants? How do you pass out assignments? How do you make sure that your two coworkers who used to be friends but now definitely aren't speaking won't be matched with each other? Check out the gallery ahead for the best apps on the market that will allow you handle your Secre...
Tags: Apps, Iphone Apps, Religion, Christmas, Holiday, Android Apps, Santa, Secret Santa, Digital Life, Holiday Living, Secret Santa Apps


How to Pull Off the Ultimate Secret Santa Gift Swap This Holiday Season

Every year, we thank the invention of Secret Santa for sparing our wallets too much grief during the holiday season. However, Secret Santa comes with challenges of its own. How do you organize and communicate with your participants? How do you pass out assignments? How do you make sure that your two coworkers who used to be friends but now definitely aren't speaking won't be matched with each other? Check out the gallery ahead for the best apps on the market that will allow you handle your Secre...
Tags: Apps, Iphone Apps, Religion, Christmas, Holiday, Android Apps, Santa, Secret Santa, Digital Life, Holiday Living


Instagram Now Lets You Share More Personal Stories With a "Close Friends" List

Good news, folks: sharing those embarrassing double-chin selfies and drunken midkaraoke serenades on your Instagram Stories with everyone but your boss or parents just got a whole lot easier. The app is rolling out which allows you to share certain Stories with a curated list of friends rather than with everyone who follows you. So yep, you pretty much don't need that "Finstagram" anymore. Here's the scoop on how to utilize the "Close Friends" feature once your Instagram updates. To add pals t...
Tags: Apps, Instagram, Religion, Social Media, Tech News, Digital Life


The Harry Potter Game From the Creators of Pokémon Go Will Magically Arrive in 2019

Update: Additional details officially revealed by Warner Bros. have been added to the original story below. Merlin's beard! Harry Potter is about to make a serious comeback - on our mobile phones. Last year, it was reported that Niantic Labs - the company behind the phenomenon that was Pokémon Go - is working on a follow-up to their 2016 AR masterpiece, and that the subject would be none other than Harry Potter. Niantic teamed up with WB Games to bring fans Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which ...
Tags: Games, Religion, Tech, Harry Potter, Merlin, Warner Bros, Niantic Labs, Ingress, Digital Life, Niantic, Pokemon Go, Harry Potter Niantic


Can You Spot the Star in This Pumpkin Brain Teaser Without Losing Your Mind?

"Well, this'll be fun," you're likely thinking to yourself upon glancing at this Halloween brain teaser making the rounds. Unfortunately, the more you stare at the search-and-find game, the more you start to woefully question your eyesight. In the illustration by Gergely Dudás, people are instructed to find the star among the spread of jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts, candy, and adorable animals. Related: ...
Tags: Halloween, Religion, Digital Life, Gergely Dudas, Brain Teasers


Apologies in Advance: This Halloween Brain Teaser Might Make You Chuck Your Computer

"Well, this'll be fun," you're likely thinking to yourself upon glancing at this Halloween brain teaser making the rounds. Unfortunately, the more you stare at the search-and-find game, the more you start to woefully question your eyesight. In the illustration by Gergely Dudás, people are instructed to find the star among the spread of jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts, candy, and adorable animals. Related: ...
Tags: Halloween, Religion, Digital Life, Gergely Dudas, Brain Teasers


25 Perfect Tech Gifts That Cost Less Than $25

If you're struggling with what to gift the tech guru in your life - something that is both functional and that won't drain your wallet - you're in luck. We uncovered 25 cool products, from mini walkie-talkies to multipurpose keychains. The best part: they're all under $25. Keep scrolling to shop our top picks. Additional Reporting by Nicole Nguyen Related: Hands Down, These Are th...
Tags: Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Digital Life, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts For Women, Gifts For Men, Gifts Under $25, Under $100, Nicole Nguyen


6 Ways I Benefited From Turning Off My Phone For Just 1 Week

I've had a cell phone since I was 11. I know - let that sink in for a second. Post 9/11, my parents wanted to make sure my brother and I had a way to get in touch with them in case of emergencies, so for the past decade and a half, I've had a phone essentially super glued to my left hand. In essence, I've been conditioned. This past year, I hit my threshold of feeling overwhelmed. I was so tuned into everything around me and around the world 24/7, responding to everyone within seconds, constantl...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, Tech, Smartphones, Stress, Healthy Living, Digital Life, New Year's Resolutions, Stress Relief, Editor Experiments, Healthy Living Tips


The 31 Best High-Tech Gifts of 2018 for Any Guy in Your Life

It doesn't matter whether he's your dad, husband, or brother, shopping for men who already have their dens decked out with every tech toy imaginable is tough. So we've put together a gift guide for the guys who have it all. These are gifts he definitely won't expect. - Additional reporting by Nicole Yi Related: 40 White Elephant Gifts That Will Leave Everyone Laughing Hard This Ho...
Tags: Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Digital Life, Gifts For Men, Tech Gifts, Nicole Yi


41 Things That Prove Tech in the '90s Was the Bomb.Com

Shame on the people who make fun of '90s tech. Seriously, who could question how great the Discman or AIM was? For the ultimate tech throwback, take a look at the gadgets, games, and software that we loved most, from the decade that brought us Spice Girls and Super Nintendo. Related: Match Your Favorite '90s Crushes With the Shows and Movies They Were In
Tags: Gadgets, Religion, Spice Girls, Nostalgia, Digital Life, The '90s


How to Make Your Own "Memoji": The Coolest New Feature of iOS 12

"Be yourself or whoever you want to be." That's Apple's latest mantra when it comes to the coolest new feature of iOS 12, Memoji. Memoji stem from Animoji, which are the animated characters that use the iPhone's front facing TrueDepth camera system to create cartoon caricatures that mimic the user's expressions. Memoji follow the same concept of Animoji, but instead of a panda, a unicorn, or even a pile of poop, you get to design and create a human character that looks just like you - or, howeve...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Religion, Tech News, Emoji, Disneyland, Digital Life, Tech Tips, iPhone X, Memoji, Animoji, Ios 12, Memoji Memoji


This Brain Teaser Will Make You Want to Throw Your Phone in the Trash

View this post on Instagram A post shared by NFINITY8 (@nfinity8dubai) on Aug 26, 2018 at 11:31pm PDT Take a good hard look at this seemingly innocent photo and see if you can figure out just how many number 8s you see. Go ahead. Look at it. Your options are four, five, seven, or nine, as the photo shows, so if the first time you count you get something other than that, sorry, try again. A quick ...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, Puzzles, Digital Life, Brain Teasers


This Addicting Color Quiz Will Have You Questioning Your Eyesight

Playbuzz is known for its addicting quizzes and games, and this particular one is about to suck you in. It claims to test your vision by showing you colors in the same family and asking you to choose which one is different. We played several times and one time chose the wrong answers on purpose - only to still get the "healthy vision" result. So be warned: it's definitely probably not as accurate as other vision tests out there, but it sure is fun. Have at it! Related: ...
Tags: Religion, Color, Humor, Quiz, Digital Life, Brain Teasers


These Connect-the-Dot Puzzles Look a Lot Easier Than They Actually Are

The internet is great at frequently making us feel confused and utterly hopeless with its constant stream of impossible optical illusions and math problems. Yet another example of this is one asking people to complete different tasks, like connecting dots using only a certain amount of lines. While this sounds simple enough, the puzzle's creator maintains that only one in five people can solve all of the puzzles. Think you've got what it takes to be one of the people? Check out the puzzles below...
Tags: Religion, Puzzles, Digital Life, Brain Teasers


This Brick Wall Optical Illusion Will Make You Go INSANE

This may look like an ordinary brick wall, but it's not . . . When Manchester, UK, Facebook user Arron Bevin posted this photo, the internet flipped out. There's an optical illusion in this picture that some people see right away, while others find it totally impossible to figure out. Are you able to see what everybody is going crazy about? Once you figure this out, you won't be able to unsee it - we promise. Let's see how long it takes! If you want to know the answer, keep scrolling . . . ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Nbc, Religion, Tbs, Digital Life, Manchester UK Facebook, Arron Bevin


10 Easy Hacks For Reducing Your Screen Time

Thinking of doing a digital detox? It might not be a bad idea, but what good is it to reduce your screen exposure if you just go right back to your old habits after your detox is done? We have some easy hacks for making a less screen-filled lifestyle stick. There are a lot of negative effects of too much screen time, including trouble sleeping, headaches, and impaired decision making. If you're interested in reducing your screen time, all it takes is a couple of small lifestyle tweaks to add up...
Tags: Wellness, Religion, Smartphones, Phones, Digital Life, Life Hacks, Screen Time, Tech Tips, Internet Addiction