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A Look Back To 1992, The Last Time The Pirates Had A Winning Season

If you were like many Pirates fans last night, after the Bucs won their 81st game of the season, you got on social media. Maybe you posted a tweet or texted a friend. But what if none of that existed?

09/04/2013

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Heat Posing Challenges For Many, Including Firefighters & Cell Phone Carriers

Problems are exactly what Verizon is trying to head off in the hot weather.

07/18/2013

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Experts Expose Some Of The Top Tech Myths

You’ve heard them all: leaving your laptop plugged into the charger will harm your computer, or the more the mega pixels – the better the picture. In this technology age, there are so many new gadgets out there and there are so many myths that go along with them. KDKA’s John Shumway talks to some experts to exposes some of the “top tech myths.”

05/21/2013

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A New Phone Means New Technology

The Samsung S4 brings a new touch screen and new camera to its many updates.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/15/2013

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Consumer Reports: Prepaid Phone Plan Can Be Smart Way To Save

What’s the best cell phone service? Verizon and two smaller companies, Consumer Cellular and U.S. Cellular, just earned top ratings in Consumer Reports’ latest survey. But if you’re trying to save money, Consumer Reports says a pre-paid service can be a better option.

11/29/2012

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Consumer Reports Tests Smartphone Camera Add-On Lenses

Taking a picture with your smartphone is incredibly convenient. Smartphones don’t take close-ups or wide-angle shots though, but new add-on lenses aim to change that. Consumer Reports wanted to see if they’re picture perfect, so they put them to the test.

08/03/2012

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Feel Like You’re Getting More Email? You Are

Does it ever feel like you can’t keep up with your inbox, that the email just keeps coming and coming? It might not be your imagination. Retailers are sending 20 percent more email than they did a year ago.

07/26/2012

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Cyber Security Expert’s Tips On Protecting Personal Info On Your Smartphone

Phone numbers, passwords, bank account information. You know how to put all that stuff on your smartphone, but do you know how to get your personal info off? Even if you think you’ve wiped your smartphone clean before you get rid of it, it’s probably not enough. So what can you do?

06/28/2012

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Verizon Set To Roll Out New “Share Everything” Plan

If you’re looking to simplify your mobile life, Verizon may have the answer. The phone carrier has announced a single plan that covers multiple devices.

06/13/2012

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Spectrum Crunch Slows Down Smart Phones

If you use your smart phone a lot, you may have noticed more dropped calls or slower speeds on your smart phone. With so many people using iPhones, Droids, iPads and similar devices, the nation is running out of bandwidth.

02/21/2012

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Concerns Growing Over Smartphone App & Bullying

Some local teens say they’re depressed, even suicidal because other kids are using a free phone application called “SimSimi” to harass them. It’s supposed to make you laugh, but it has some teenage girls crying and worse.

02/10/2012

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Secrets To Extending Your Electronic Device’s Battery Life

Texting, calling and surfing the Internet – could we be more attached to our electronic leashes? Every connection takes juice. So, what’s the secret to making your battery last longer?

02/09/2012

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New App Helps Riders Track Port Authority Buses

We hear it a lot from Port Authority riders who get stranded at stops waiting for their bus, but now there is some new technology that lets you know when your ride is coming, and it’s free.

07/27/2011

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Expert Suggestions On Prolonging Your Smartphone Battery

How many times have you picked up your smartphone only to find the battery on its last leg? These days, we count on our phones for doing way more than just making calls. We use them to get directions, shop online and even play games. That’s just to name a few things. But a dead battery really stops us in our tracks. So, what can you do to keep the battery from always dying?

06/01/2011

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Could Upgrading To 4G Be A Waste Of Money?

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You’ve heard the term 4G, it’s in just about every cell phone ad you see. All the companies are claiming to have the newest, fastest technology wanting you to upgrade and spend […]

02/24/2011

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