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How to check what apps you use the most

Have you ever been curious to know how much time you’re spending on your phone? And digging a bit deeper, what apps you use the most? iPhone has made it very easy. Here’s how to check what apps you use on iPhone (and on Android). How to check what apps you use the most on iPhone All you really need to do is swipe right from the home screen and go down to Screen Time. This is a slick...

I can’t hear a damn thing

I use damn, because I’m trying to really emphasize the concern I have with my hearing. It has been deteriorating for years and I have a pretty good idea why. But at the current moment, I can’t hear a damn thing. Lets start at the top and work backwards. First off, allergies. The pollen in Tampa is thick as the snow in Minnesota. It’s on the cars, it’s in the air...

Today is National Drink Wine Day (for real)

Yes, this was a helluva surprise to me. A random Tuesday and we must drink wine? Sign me up. Today is National Drink Wine Day, so if you drink wine any time of the year, it’s only fitting for you to pour yourself a glass on this beautiful day. Whether you’re a fan of Cabernet, Pinot, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, hell, any type, enjoy nature’s nectar. And if you need some education...

HQ Trivia is shutting down

It appears the popular quiz game app HQ is done. Word is the company laid off the final 25 staff members and will cease operations. HQ had a deal in the works to keep them open and acquired, but the buyer pulled out at the last minute and aren’t willing to fund. That means dunzo. HQ Trivia is shutting down. It’s sad, but not surprising. I remember a few years ago when the game came...

Sunday morning bowling date

I haven’t bowled in years. So it was fun to get an invitation from a buddy who was taking his kids to the bowling alley this morning. I asked Bella if she’s ever bowled (knowing the answer). But she said now but wanted to give it a try. So we checked out the bowling alley. Had a blast. I’m terrible – and never got to a point where I would score very high because of my...

My wife’s favorite app (and it isn’t what you think)

There is an app for that. We’ve heard that a million times by now. Because, well, there really is an app for just about anything. I’ve discovered that I use the same few apps over and over again. There is one app that has become more popular than a lot of the others in recent years, and it turns out to be my wife’s favorite app. It’s not Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or...

When you think a cold case is about to be solved

Many of you know that I co-founded a non-profit for a missing news anchor. Her name was Jodi Huisentruit. She worked in small market in Mason City, Iowa. She was abducted on June 17, 1995. And in 17 years of covering, investigating and dissecting her case, I thought yesterday it was about to be solved. This has happened literally dozens of times. I got into following the case in 2002 when I...

Michael Bloomberg is buying ads on meme accounts

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was unfollowing a lot of meme accounts because they were turning into a time-suck and I found myself going down the rabbit hole and wasting away. Turns out, Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is finding gold in these accounts by sponsoring posts for his campaign – in a very meme-like way. A bunch of popular Instagram accounts unleashed a load of...

A look back at when drones were all the rage

I remember when drones came on the market a few years ago. Actually, it was longer than a few years. I’m just aging that much faster now. But my first drone was a gift from my wife for my 35th birthday. It was also the weekend we got engaged. Thanks to this blog, I remember the day I opened the box of my Phantom 2 Vision+ from DJI.  These were new, exciting times. I was in love with all...

The Broom Challenge tests human intellect, disappoints

There’s a new social media challenge ready to sunset itself because it’s 15 minutes of fame are nearly up. The premise of the Broom Challenge is simple: balance a broom so it stands on its own. Easy enough right? Well, the Broom Challenge is sweeping the interwebs all thanks to a claim tying NASA to the social test. What is the Broom Challenge? According to Twitter, the Broom...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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