Other stories about robocalls

You can stop robocalls, but it will cost you money

The big four carriers already have some form of call-blocking technology in place, some for free and some for monthly premiums. The FCC ruling...
Happening Now June 10, 2019

FCC says your phone carrier can block robocalls by default -- here's what that means

The U.S. government stepped up and made it easier for your carrier to block robocalls. What does that mean for you? We'll explain the...
Happening Now June 6, 2019

Robocalls are bad for your health -- 7 things you can do to save yourself

You think you hate robocalls? So does your doctor, but probably not for the reason you think. A new report finds that our distaste...
Happening Now June 2, 2019

Make your Wi-Fi invisible, get free subtitles, fun with Google Home, and more: Tech Q&A

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Sometimes, choosing the most interesting...
Columns May 25, 2019

3 reasons robocalls won't stop (and 5 things to do about them)

If robocalls are so universally disliked, why do they continue to exist? Obviously, robocalls work, and someone out there is gaining from them. But...
Columns May 25, 2019

Here's why there's no quick fix for robocalls

Robocalls waste everyone's time, come when you least expect them, and multiply in number if you make the mistake of picking up. In a...
Happening Now May 16, 2019

10 digital life hacks you'll use time and again

Not all life hacks are created equal. Some you may only use one time to help you fix a setting on your phone or...
Tips April 27, 2019

Ex-director of FBI, CIA takes on a phone scammer

Robocalls and phone scammers are getting worse. Most are merely annoying but some can be terrifying, like the scammer who threatened to kill Lynda...
Happening Now April 14, 2019

Robocalls changing for the worse, so don't get scammed

Ignoring phone calls from unknown numbers is a good idea. Why? Well, it's most likely just another robocall or a telemarketer. But what if...
Happening Now April 8, 2019

We tried Robokiller. Here's what we liked and didn't like

In this post, we look at a smartphone app specifically designed to combat robocalls. We tested it on an iPhone for 30 days, and...
Apps April 6, 2019
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