6:06 PM / Wednesday October 5, 2022


Tech Life: Never argue about splitting a bill again

May 27, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey By Stephanie Humphrey Apps like Cash App and Venmo have made it easy to send or receive money from family and friends for things like concert tickets, group dinners, and travel arrangements. However, we all know “that” person – the one who itemizes their meal down to the last penny. Or the…

Read More

EXPLAINER: What’s next now that Twitter agreed to Musk bid?

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device, Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition and his plans for a more hands-off approach to moderating content is clashing with ambitious new laws in Europe that are meant to protect users from disinformation, hate speech and other harmful…

Read More

Tech Life: How to tell if your smartphone was hacked

April 29, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey So, what did the spam text message that you just got look like? Was it from your cell phone carrier, telling you that you’ve won a free smartphone? Or was it from your bank, warning you about suspicious activity on your account? Whatever it was, it’s a very safe bet that you’ve…

Read More

Tech Life: Three pathways to tech with Coded by Kids

February 25, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey  While the numbers are slowly improving, the statistics don’t lie: the percentage of Black folks working in the tech industry is still in the single digits – hovering around 5%, and the percentage that get startup funding is less than two percent. But there are organizations out there that are working to…

Read More

Will you need to upgrade your smartphone when 3G goes away?

January 28, 2022

By Stephanie Humphrey So 3G is going away – but what does that actually mean? Your cell phone works by connecting to mobile networks that send radio waves out to cell towers near you to transmit data – phone calls/text messages/etc. – to other people. Those radio waves fit into a specific spectrum of bandwidth…

Read More

Should you buy the extended warranty on your tech gadgets?

November 25, 2021

By Stephanie Humphrey One of the biggest shopping weekends of the year is coming up this week. According to a report from the National Retail Foundation, two million more people are expected to shop this year from Black Friday to Cyber Monday than did so in 2020. A lot of those purchases will undoubtedly be…

Read More

Trump announces launch of his very own social media site

October 21, 2021

Donald Trump (AP Photo/Bill Haber) By JILL COLVIN NEW YORK (AP) — Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform. Trump says his goal in launching the…

Read More

Three things to think about before you start gig work

September 30, 2021

By Stephanie Humphrey According to some statistics, gig work has increased by over 30% in 2020 and contributed $1.2 trillion to the US economy. But if you’ve been thinking about earning extra bucks driving for Uber, delivering food for Instacart, or renting out an available space on Airbnb, here are some things to consider: • …

Read More

Recent News


Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

October 1, 2022

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed into law Friday a bill that finances...


A message from Superintendent Watlington regarding the shooting outside of Roxborough High School

September 30, 2022

Dear School District of Philadelphia staff and families, The School District of Philadelphia is heartbroken and angered...


The Jacksons in concert on September 10

September 30, 2022

(Photos/Afea Tucker) The Jacksons — Jackie, Tito, and Marlon, along with a backup singer and band —...


Puerto Ricans await aid, fret about post-hurricane recovery

September 30, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A man points to a home that was collapsed by Hurricane Fiona at Villa Esperanza...

Go With The-Flo

Lil Wayne is looking to make a big profit from the sale of his waterfront Miami Beach mansion

September 30, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Lil Wayne (Paul Smith / Featureflash / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony Fans of Chicago Med...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff