Personal Technology

Covering a White House Where News Is Always Just a Tap Away

Katie Rogers’s beat is full of real-time digital moments. One tip to keep on top of it: If you call…

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Make Your Friends and Family Less Irksome This Holiday Season

Getting a big group together this time of year can be a hassle. So spare everyone the endless phone notifications…

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Record and Share Your Family History in 5 Steps

Holiday gatherings offer a great time to create a multimedia digital archive of interviews with your relatives so they can…

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You Don’t Have to Be a Journalist to Want to Keep Chats Private

It’s easy to leave behind digital evidence when talking to sources — or to friends. Here’s how Kate Conger, a…

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The Essentials for Covering Silicon Valley: Burner Phones and Doorbells

Reporting on secretive technology companies sometimes means finding people who don’t want to be found. Jack Nicas, who covers Apple,…

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What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday

To help shoppers get started, here’s a cheat sheet of the products to track, and the ones to ignore. The…

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Social Media’s Re-engineering Effect, From Myanmar to Germany

When Facebook, YouTube and others use algorithms to keep us engaged, there can be unintended consequences. Max Fisher, his tools…

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The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use

Apple’s new smartphones start at $999 and $1,099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices,…

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Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets

The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the…

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Just Embed a Phone Into This Editor’s Mind, Already

Choire Sicha, who runs The New York Times’s Styles desk, has such a close relationship with his smartphone, he says,…

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