Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Sometimes choosing the most interesting questions to highlight is the most difficult part of my job.
This week, I received questions about smartphone payments, alternatives to Craigslist and more. Do you have a question you'd like to ask me? Click here to email me directly.
Q: Is it safe to pay for things using Samsung Pay or Apple Wallet on your phone? How do you set it up?
A: Every time a new method of payment hits the mainstream, customers panic for a few months. It happened with debit cards. It happened with PayPal. Now, Apple Wallet and Samsung Pay are giving smartphone owners anxiety with their new fangled technology. Where do you swipe? Where do you sign? This is perfectly understandable: Like anything, these new services take some getting used to. But if you guard your information closely and follow the instructions, both systems can be a real timesaver. Click here to find out how to pay for things using Apple Wallet and Samsung Pay.
Smart Craigslist alternatives
Q: I hate using Craigslist. Is there another site that I can use?
A: There is nothing inherently wrong with Craigslist, but the free classifieds page is often overrun with scams and embarrassing personals ads. The go-to directory for free listings and cheap commodities isn't what it used to be, and millions of online customers are actively pursuing alternatives. So what happens when you have an old bicycle in good condition and you want to unload it? Where do smart vendors meet responsible shoppers and vice versa? Luckily, there are now many quality options. Click here for the best way to sell things online without Craigslist.