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Jefferson Graham


Manhattan Beach, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jefferson:

Follow these steps to prevent camera theft

As you know, my gear was stolen in broad daylight as the camera was rolling two weeks ago in a public San Francisco park. Another photographer got hit this week near San Francisco and way worse than I did. He was parked near Battery Spencer Park in Sausalito, in the Marin Headlands, which offers one of the […] → Read More

I was robbed in San Francisco while the cameras rolled

Call this a Stand-up Robbery. But at least there was no gunplay. This week I was in San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, on a video shoot, in Crissy Field, one of the premier spots in town, at the foot of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Thursday I was doing […] → Read More

I hate Google Photos, but I fear I won’t be able to live without it

I hate Google Photos. But I fear I won’t be able to live without it. I called the Google Photos photo sharing and management app the Turkey of the Year in my 2020 USA TODAY round-up of the apps and gadgets that screwed over consumers last year. Reason: Google Photos was free for all, but starting June 1st, […] → Read More

Tech we lost in 2020: Farmville, Flash and Segway top list

Adobe Flash has been on the endangered list since 2010, when Apple's Steve Jobs wrote an open letter explaining why he wouldn't allow Flash on iPhones → Read More

20 years of tech with Jeff: From green iMacs and DVDs to the iPhone era

Jefferson Graham has covered tech for USA TODAY since 2000 and has seen shifts from laptops to little memory to terabyte drives that fit in a pocket. → Read More

Apple iPhone again best tech seller of the year, thanks to the working-from-home trend

Apple saw massive sales jumps for iPhone, AirPods, iPads and Apple Watch, while Amazon saw a big dip in sales for the Echo speakers. → Read More

Zoom video meetings come to an Amazon Echo Show device, just one for now

There are many Echo Show devices, but only one works with the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, the Show 8. The 10-inch and Echo Shows aren't supported yet. → Read More

COVID-19 relief package has a sweetener for CEOs: business meal deductions

Taxpayers are looking at checks for $600 from the U.S. government, down from the $1,200 awarded during the first coronavirus relief package. → Read More

How to photograph the Winter Solstice from your phone

A tripod is key, and don't forget the smartphone adapter, which costs around $10. To keep the camera steady, use the timer to snap the shutter. → Read More

How to find photos on your phone? Here's how I do it.

Amazon Photos is the best free option for people who subscribe to the Prime service. Start using the tools within the Apple and Google photos apps. → Read More

Coronavirus pivot: Personalized puzzles, on-demand products based on Zoom jokes make Zazzle sales sizzle

Brothers Jeff and Bobby Beaver founded Zazzle while in their twenties. Their dad worked with them to get started. All three are still at the helm. → Read More

The year in food: Online delivery changed how we eat in 2020

The pandemic changed our relationship with food in 2020. Online food ordering, from groceries and restaurants surged due to the pandemic. → Read More

Zoom comes to Google Nest Hub Max finally

Zoom available now on Facebook and DTEN displays. Amazon in August said it would be available in 2020 for Echo Show, but hasn't updated. → Read More

Consumer guides: Tech Gift ideas for everyone in your holiday list

Shopping tips on how to navigate between 7 iPhones, 3 Apple Watches, Xbox vs. PS5 and all those cheap TVs. → Read More

Cool tech gifts starting at $25 for anyone on your holiday list

But if money was no object, the top choice for the ultimate holiday gift would be the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Is there a camera nerd in your home? → Read More

Cord cutters rejoice: More first-run streaming coming to your living room

Disney has 100 new projects, and 80 will bypass theaters and debut on Disney+, Hulu and ESPN +. And WB launching 17 films on HBO Max. → Read More

Consumer guide: 15 Samsung Galaxy smartphones, priced from $99 to $1,999

Samsung Galaxy S smartphones get the attention, but it's the A series phones that are Samsung's best-sellers worldwide. Prices range from $99-$2,000. → Read More

Consumer guide: Streaming video players 2020

When buying a streaming video device, remember not all can stream 4K video and HDR, nor do all support the apps you might want including HBO Max. → Read More

Consumer guide: Laptops, from $200 to $1,000 and beyond

A bare bones $250 Chromebook won't be able to do much more with than basic Gmail and Google Docs. A decent Windows laptop is $500 plus. → Read More

Review: Apple's new MacBook Air is speedy with iPhone-inspired chip, but here's what's missing

The battery seems to go on and on with Apple's M1 chip MacBook Pro, but there aren't enough ports and the webcam is super low resolution. → Read More