You may not realize it, but those apps you never use could be running in the background, draining your battery and your data. AVG Technology's latest quarterly analysis found weather apps, dating apps, gaming apps and social apps are the worst offenders. CBS ConsumerWatch Reporter … [Read more...]
Apps to Keep Kids Busy During Break (Via Jennifer Jolly, Tech’s Appeal)
OK, we all know screen time will ruin our kids, right? But many of us "less than perfect" moms allow our kids some tech from time to time. Whether it's a long flight, a road trip, or simply 15 minutes of peace, tech blogger (and #NewsMom) Jennifer Jolly has compiled a list of apps … [Read more...]
A New Debate Over Too Much Tuna While Pregnant (& for kids)
You've likely heard that you're not supposed to eat too much tuna while pregnant. You're also supposed to limit how much tuna you feed your kids. Tuna is known to have a high mercury content, and mercury is linked to developmental delay and various other health concerns. Now, … [Read more...]
You May Be Accidentally Connecting to Xfinity Public Wi-Fi at Home!
CBS ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that Xfinity public Wi-Fi may automatically connect you to its public network without your knowledge, even at home. Source: Xfinity Public Wi-Fi « CBS San Francisco Read More at CBS-SF SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Most web surfers … [Read more...]
Do You Have the Right To a Free Breast Pump?
Your Rights to Insurance Coverage for a Breast Pump and Lactation Services An oldie but a goodie—KPIX Consumer Reporter Julie Watts reports on your rights to insurance coverage for your breast pump and other nursing expenses under the ACA. This story originally aired in 2013, but … [Read more...]
Parents Shocked by Videos on YouTube Kids App
But Many Parents Agree: YouTube Kids Isn't Really Responsible for What Your Kids See We've been told that screen time is bad for our kids, but sometimes even the best parents give in. Enter the YouTube Kids app, billed as a child-friendly app packed full of age-appropriate videos, … [Read more...]
Umbilical Cord Blood: Donate or Save?
Is Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Worth the Cost? It's a common question facing moms-to-be who are already overwhelmed with labor and delivery costs. Umbilical cord storage is often advertised as an insurance policy for your baby's life. Lofty claims like that can make storage seem … [Read more...]
Spray Tan Concerns–Tanning While Pregnant or Nursing
Is Tanning While Pregnant or Nursing Safe? Most people feel better with a bit of a tan. As a result, there's no shortage of mommy message boards that claim it is safe to continue spray tanning while pregnant or nursing. Many even try to alleviate concern by pointing out that the … [Read more...]
Amazon Home Services–Add a Handyman to Your Cart
First books, then movies, then products and groceries. Now, Amazon Home Services lets you click and pay for real live people (to provide home services). So, should you buy your TV on Amazon and add installation to the cart too? CBS-SF did a side-by-side comparison of the process on … [Read more...]
Seller Beware! Before You Sell Your Phone/Computer…
Before upgrading an iPhone, many consider selling their old phones for cash to one of the hundreds of companies offering to buy them. Seller beware. CBS ConsumerWatch Reporter Julie Watts reports on one company that has drawn hundreds of complaints—and it is not … [Read more...]