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I Was in No Hurry to Open My New iPhone

About four years ago, my husband started telling me I could get a free iPhone whenever I wanted to. A couple of weeks ago, I […]

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WATCH: This Is Why the Philly.com Comments Are Changing

Here are reporters from the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com reading comments on their stories at Philly.com. It’s funny and sad and, well, watch: That […]

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What I Learned About Philly Through My Google Search History

  I realize that I’m late to the Google search download game. The option to download your search history – as in, your entire search […]

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(Update) #PhillyIsBaltimore on Social Media

[Update 9:15 p.m.] The crowd appears to have dwindled down to about 150 people now, still marching through Center City: #BREAKING: Police block #PhillyisBaltimore protesters […]

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These Are the 20 Stupidest Computer Passwords

You know you ought to change the passwords you use online more often. You hear about it, you read about it, you even know that […]

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Comcast Makes It Official: Merger Over

It’s official: Comcast is ending its bid to merge with Time Warner Cable, ending a year of effort and expense. The company sent out this […]

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WATCH: Philly Police Turned a Sizzler Commercial Into a Recruiting Video

So, this is the strangest thing you’ll probably ever see on the Philadelphia Police YouTube page:

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Will Online Gambling Come to Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania legislators are considering a bill to legalize Internet gambling in the state, a potential means of generating new revenue and enticing new participants to […]

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Three Quick Thoughts About the New Star Wars Trailer

Oh, my god:

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Selfie Sex-Ed: Should High Schools Teach Sexting Risks?

According to a long-term study by researchers at the University of Texas, sexting may actually be a normal part of sexual development among teens. As provocative as that […]

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Apple’s New Emoji Have Created Brand New Ways to Be Culturally Insensitive Online

More than half of Americans are in possession of a smartphone, with many using emoticons. It is fair to say that while all races are […]

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The Astonishing Ubiquity of Walter Scott’s Death

I spent the better part of the last week avoiding video of the Walter Scott shooting. I read the various articles that accompanied it as […]

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Buy This App and Never Talk to Your Child Again!

When I wrote a few years back about the precipitous drop-off in the number of young men getting driver’s licenses, Uber was just beginning to […]

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Report: One-Quarter of Philadelphians Unhappy With Comcast

Twenty-six percent of Philadelphia Comcast subscribers are unhappy with the company’s service, according to a new report (below) released as City Hall begins the public […]

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FLOWCHART: A Handy Guide to the Wide World of Philly Crowdfunding

When the first couple crowd-funding requests popped up in my Facebook feed, I was a fan. It was hard not to be. Out of the […]