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Dalvin Brown

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Past articles by Dalvin:

SIM Cards Are Going Away. Why That’s a Good Thing

Already popular in Europe and Asia, eSIMs let you connect to a wireless network without a physical card. → Read More

How to Automate Your Smart Home With Amazon’s and Google’s Routines

Google Home and Amazon Alexa allow for the use of smart technology to automate groups of actions called routines. WSJ’s Dalvin Brown explains how to get more ou → Read More

How to Pass On Your Passwords When You Die

Tech companies let you set up digital-legacy contacts who can, upon your demise, gain access to your accounts, password managers and other data. → Read More

Apple Wants to End Passwords for Everything. Here’s How It Would Work.

Goodbye, complex, hard-to-remember passwords. Hello, logging in with your face and fingerprints. → Read More

How Encryption Works on Apple’s iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram and Other Messaging Apps

Different apps offer different approaches to message encryption. Here’s how to know when your messages are the most secure. → Read More

Apple Is Fighting the EU Over Charging Cables. Here’s Why.

The EU is proposing that all mobile devices adopt the USB-C charger, including Apple’s iPhone, which still uses lightning cables. WSJ’s Dalvin Brown explains wh → Read More

How Inventory Trackers Can Help You Find Baby Formula

Finding baby formula amid the nationwide shortage takes patience and luck. These websites alert you to the availability of Similac, Enfamil and other brands at major online retailers. → Read More

The Rise of Photo Widgets: Portals to Your Friends’ iPhone Home Screens

Photo-sharing iPhone widgets such as Locket and LiveIn are a hit with Gen Z because they take a more private approach to social media. Just be careful what you send. → Read More

iPhone Users Got Alerts About Strangers’ AirTags. The Trackers Were Never Found.

Apple alerts users when an unknown AirTag is “near you.” When those people don’t appear to be in the path of any rogue tracker, confusion and concern follow. → Read More

If Lightbulbs Are Smarter, Why Haven’t Sockets Changed in Over 140 Years?

The design of Thomas Edison’s screw socket hasn’t changed in well over a century. WSJ’s Dalvin Brown explores some of the latest lightbulb tech to understand wh → Read More

Quitting Twitter? What People Say About Life After Social Media

Before deleting your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account, find out what others have to say about signing out for good. → Read More

Mood Lighting 101: Gadgets to Level Up Your Living Room

Philips Hue, Nanoleaf, Twinkly and others have moved lighting beyond traditional bulbs to modular panels, flexible tubes and LED houseplants. → Read More

Why BeReal, a Social-Media App with No Photo Filters, Is Attracting Gen Z

Forget Instagram or TikTok. The latest social app wooing younger users is about being spontaneous without photo filters. → Read More

WhatsApp Communities: Meta’s Messaging App Now Supports Large Groups and Adds New Chat Features

Organizations and people will be able to set up “communities” to discuss snow days, neighborhood construction or a shared passion for basket weaving. → Read More

How Are Keyboard Shortcuts for PCs and Macs Determined?

Many of us rely on keyboard shortcuts in our daily work, but how are they actually assigned? To find out more, WSJ’s Dalvin Brown tracked down David Bradley: th → Read More

Getting Too Many Robocalls? Here’s How You Can Deal With Them

It’s impossible to completely block robocalls, but there are some ways to deal with them. WSJ’s Dalvin Brown walks through how you can adjust iPhone settings to → Read More

Twitter’s Edit Button Isn’t Just a Simple Fix. It Could Be a Mistake.

The social network is experimenting with letting users tweak their tweets, just as new board member Elon Musk and millions of other users have requested. → Read More

Want to Delete Your Facebook and Instagram Accounts? Here’s How

Deleting an Instagram or Facebook account is far from straightforward. WSJ’s Dalvin Brown gives some pointers to consider before walking you through the steps t → Read More

Apple’s Universal Control Feature for Mac and iPad: What You Need to Know

Apple’s macOS Monterey 12.3 update comes with Universal Control, allowing users to scroll and move content more seamlessly between iPads, Macbooks and iMacs wit → Read More

Testing Apple’s AirTags: How to Tell if You’re Being Stalked

AirTags were created to help track personal items, but Apple has acknowledged they’ve been used to attempt stalking or theft. WSJ’s Dalvin Brown tests how easy → Read More