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EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

April 23, 2021

By Micheal Liedtke and Tom Krisher ASSOCIATED PRESS  SAN RAMON, Calif. — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage has already…

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Tech Life: Tech tips for tax season

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Humphrey Tax season is quickly coming to a close, and if you’re like me and haven’t finished your taxes yet, these tech tips won’t stop you from procrastinating, but hopefully will help you get them done safely and more easily. The first tech tip I would highly recommend is to use the resources…

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How to protect your data in a disaster – or anytime

February 25, 2021

By Stephanie Humphrey The events happening in Texas over the past week or so have weighed heavily on my heart. Scrolling through photos on social media of homes completely encased in ice were so devastating they almost didn’t even look real. And as I’ve thought about everything that has been lost – including far too…

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What to do with your old tech

January 29, 2021

By Stephanie Humphrey Over the holiday, I was blessed to be able to redecorate my home office/studio. I did some painting, bought new bookcases and a new desk, and completely tore my room apart and put it back together with all the reorganizing that needed to be done. During that process, I unearthed quite a…

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Tech Life: Three New Year’s tech resolutions everyone should keep

December 31, 2020

By Stephanie Humphrey It’s that time of the year again – a time when we make promises to ourselves to stop smoking, workout more, or whatever else you resolve to change in your life as the new year approaches. And while some of our New Year’s resolutions may be broken pretty quickly, here are three…

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Five tips for shopping online safely this holiday season

November 20, 2020

By Stephanie Humphrey It’s 2020 – everything about this year has been unexpected and unprecedented, and holiday shopping will be no different. Retail associations are predicting ecommerce retail trends will explode across the board, some saying online sales may jump as much as 30% this year. We have already seen an unusually early start to…

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Do you really need a new smartphone?

October 23, 2020

How to know when it’s time for an upgrade The SUN introduces our new monthly tech section featuring TechLife Steph. By Stephanie Humphrey With this month’s release of Apple’s latest smartphone offering – the iPhone 12 in all its iterations – you might be thinking that it’s time to upgrade your device. But is it?…

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