Scrub Facebook, best weather apps and more: Tech Q&A

FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.
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Is the Apple Watch ECG-accurate?

Q: Can you rely on the Apple Watch ECG measurements? I am worried about my heart. My father had a heart attack at my age!

A: You are wise to question a watch that can accurately measure your cardio data. This is your heart we’re talking about – a vital organ in your body. The ECG is a brand new Apple Watch 4 feature and only has “the approval of the FDA,” which is different from approval by the FDA. It is clearly the ECG in your watch not to compare with the in a hospital. But can you still trust? Listen to my 60-second take on the Apple Watch 4 ECG reliability.

Clean Past Facebook Posts

Q: I’m looking for a new job and don’t want potential employers to see nothing bad on my Facebook account. How can I come across squeaky clean and not the party animal that I am?

A: it Was not fun to post that funny picture of you and your friends, dressed in lederhosen and knocking back huge glasses of beer at the Oktoberfest? The one mindless rant from years ago could come back to haunt you. Your Facebook wall is a minefield of social obligation, and every picture, GIF, and the comments can be examined for the proof of your moral shortcomings. So how do you go digging the virtual indiscretions? Use this free download to your social media profile.

Better Weather-Apps

Q: My daughter got her learner’s permit. With winter here, I want to know up-to-the-minute driving conditions. Any other recommendations?

A: a Lot of people are content with the weather they have on their phone, or just looking at the weather forecast on Google. They live in consistent climates, where the cold in winter is always raining in 2 hours, or it is dry, the whole year through, so there is no urgent reason to monitor weather patterns. For those of us who prefer to know the exact temperature, the exact hour of precipitation and the anticipated humidity of our location, there are many weather apps to compete for the most accurate meteorological oracle. Only a handful really stand out. I have put together this list of the best weather apps.

See the Menu in Restaurants Dark

Q: Is there an app that will help me read the menu in dark restaurants? I use the flashlight, but the menu fonts are always so small.

A: I have a pet peeve about restaurants that are so dark you can’t even see the people who you do not had seen; there is a difference between “romantic” and “hollow” lighting. As someone who has sight problems, I am particularly sensitive to environments that are hard on the eyes. But to answer your question, you don’t necessarily need an app; if you have an iPhone, a simple function will transform you from a squinting customer to Sherlock Holmes. Use this tip to convert your phone into a magnifying glass.

End Robocalls Now

Q: Make the robocalls stop! There must be a way! Help!

A: in Comparison with robocalls, telemarketers of old, are almost picturesque. Even worse, robocalls can con-men in disguise, which is in the farm personal data (or record your voice) to steal your identity. Whether they’re annoying or malicious, there is never a reason you should have to field a robocall again in your life. So how should you terminate forever? Use these great apps that block unwanted robocalls.

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