Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Jefferson Graham


Manhattan Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jefferson:

Fantasical is Apple's Mac app of the year, but would you pay $40 for a calendar?

Fantastical offers many features not seen in other calendar programs, like ability to add release dates of TV shows and sports and full moons → Read More

Twitter and Zoom among companies bad at password protection in 2020, says Dashlane

To safeguard online accounts, Dashlane recommends using strong, hard to decipher passwords and two-factor authentication as a defense against hackers. → Read More

Pressure builds on Roku with Wonder Woman, Godzilla, King Kong and The Matrix

The move by a major movie studio to put its entire slate on streaming is unprecedented, but the leverage still remains with Roku, not AT&T, says analyst → Read More

Apple's most downloaded app: Zoom Cloud Meeting ranks No. 1 for iPhone, iPad in 2020

Zoom, which changed the way we work and learn from home, is Apple's most downloaded iPhone and iPad app of the year. TikTok is the runner-up. → Read More

Cyber Monday: What you need to know before buying that cheap smart TV

Amazon-branded TVs don't play NBC Universal's new Peacock channel or HBO Max, while Roku didn't offer HBO Max for several months after launch. → Read More

Shopping for an Apple Watch? What you need to know before buying

Many of the new Apple Watch features, such as the ability to get a blood oxygen test of ECG, are not available on the entry-level Series 3 Watch. → Read More

Apple's HomePod Mini review: Attractive price, more useful than Google speakers

With Apple's HomePod Mini you can dictate texts, find your phone and use as TV speakers. But some Siri commands will require some setup. → Read More

Black Friday: Why not save money with a refurbished Samsung Galaxy smartphone, Apple iPhone or laptop?

Used sites clean your old device, wipe data, check on battery, camera, screen and other things, update the hard drive on laptops before re-selling. → Read More

Smart speakers: Is it Alexa, Google or Apple for you? Here's what you need to know to decide

Apple enhances the Siri iPhone experience, Google stresses smarts and sonic quality, while Amazon uses the speakers to get access to Alexa. → Read More

What if Zoom crashes on Thanksgiving? These video meeting choices can save your virtual family gathering

Google Meet is your second best choice, as it's built right into the Gmail app, the most widely used e-mail program with over 1 billion users. → Read More

Tech that's so 2020: Why Google, PS5 make our Tech Turkeys list this year

Time to look at products or companies Jefferson Graham highlights as a letdown in 2020. This year includes Quibi, PS5 and Netflix. Find out why. → Read More

Black Friday starts early: Prepare to refresh your computer a lot

As always, big TVs are the main attraction for Black Friday sales, but the best deals are online only this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Google Pay: What opting into personalized offers can really mean for your privacy and finances

The new Google Pay app is part Venmo, part Quicken, part Apple Pay, a way to split pizzas, pay friends, buy from stores and monitor your finances. → Read More

Working from home with weak internet? There's a device to fix that

Doing school, work or relaxing at home can put a strain on your internet, but mesh devices can boost your Wi-Fi. And 2020 brings a new twist: Wi-Fi 6. → Read More

LinkedIn gets more like Facebook, Snapchat: The business social network adds more social features

LinkedIn says engagement in posts is up 50% since COVID-19, which inspired it to make the visual changes. → Read More

Google Pay positions itself as Apple Pay, PayPal and Venmo alternative

Google would love to monitor your spending and learn from your habits to better inform its personalized advertising, but says the feature is opt-in. → Read More

Planning a Zoom Thanksgiving? Here's what you need to know

Home for the holiday? If you're gathering virtually this year, you can still make it feel a bit more together even while apart with these 9 tech tips. → Read More

Disney's Hulu with Live TV hikes monthly rates for ad-free streaming to $70

Cord cutters, Philo is cheapest streamer at $20, but it's missing sports and news. Sling: $30, T-Mobile's TVision: $40, AT&T Now at $55 and YouTube TV $65. → Read More

Zoom's gift for Thanksgiving: no time limits on family video get-togethers

Zoom's rivals have yet to match the no time limit offer. Currently Google has a 60 minute limit, and WebEx goes 50 minutes for its free offering. → Read More

So you want a new iPhone? Apple's got 7. How to choose the right one for you

The least expensive iPhone is $399 for the iPhone SE, while the top of the line model, the iPhone 12 Pro Max clocks in at $1,099. → Read More