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The Rise of the 0.5 Selfie

Julia Herzig, a 22-year-old from Larchmont, N.Y., has “an obsession.” It’s with taking a new kind of selfie — one that doesn’t exactly conform. In some of these selfies, Ms. Herzig’s forehead bulges across half of the frame. Her eyes are half disks, peering up at something beyond the camera. Her nose juts out. Her […]

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I Used Apple AirTags, Tiles and a GPS Tracker to Watch My Husband’s Every Move

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. In mid-January, my husband and I were having an argument. Our 1-year-old had just tested positive for Covid-19 and was occasionally grunting between breaths. I called urgent care and was told we should take her to the […]

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Meta Says Apple’s Privacy Changes Could Cost the Company $10 Billion

Snap, the maker of the Snapchat app and the augmented reality glasses Spectacles, said during its third-quarter earnings report in October that Apple’s privacy changes were having an unexpected impact on its business. But the company is adapting, Snap said in its fourth-quarter earnings report on Thursday, and the biggest impacts from Apple’s change may […]

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What Does Apple’s $3 Trillion Valuation Mean?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. $3,000,000,000,000. That was (briefly) the total value of Apple’s stock on Monday. It was worth a piddly $2.93 trillion as of Wednesday morning — still a bonkers number that no company has reached before. The milestone is a useful […]

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Are Apple AirTags Being Used to Track People and Steal Cars?

On a Sunday night in September, Ashley Estrada was at a friend’s home in Los Angeles when she received a strange notification on her iPhone: “AirTag Detected Near You.” An AirTag is a 1.26-inch disc with location-tracking capabilities that Apple started selling earlier this year as a way “to keep track of your stuff.” Ms. […]

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How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone

The state of the digital Covid vaccine card — the bar code that we store on our phones and present to businesses and venues as proof of inoculation — is chaotic. While some states, like California and New York, accept digital records as proof of vaccination to allow entry into restaurants and other businesses, states […]

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The Best Tech Gifts That Aren’t Gadgets

My favorite holiday tech gift doesn’t require batteries or software updates. It’s not even a gadget, though it was made with technology. Can you guess what it is? A few years ago, my wife experimented with her iPad and a digital stylus to make digital illustrations. Using Procreate, a drawing app, she loaded a photo […]

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What Apple’s New Repair Program Means for You (and Your iPhone)

Apple delivered an early holiday gift on Wednesday to the eco-conscious and the do-it-yourselfers: It said it would soon begin selling the parts, tools and instructions for people to do their own iPhone repairs. It was a major victory for the “right to repair” movement, which has demanded that tech manufacturers provide the necessary components […]

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