Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 952-746-3286
Katie Humphrey is the digital life reporter for features. Katie has also covered Dakota County and a gaggle of south metro suburbs. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie covered cops, courts and city hall at the Austin American-Statesman. She studied journalism and Spanish (she’s fluent) at Northwestern University.

Recent content from Katie Humphrey

Tracking apps keep tabs on friends, kids, grandparents and pets

Apps and GPS-enabled gadgets make it easy to track friends and family members, but the technology raises privacy questions.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 02:11 PM

Teens and social media: It's complicated

One of the country’s leading scholars of online teenage behavior argues that adult fears are misplaced.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Photo quiz: Can you identify these winter wonders?

Sometimes you just have to look a little closer to see the charms of a frigid, frozen landscape. How many of these wintry Twin Cities wonders can you identify?

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 09:53 AM

Twin Cities homes are going high-tech thanks to 'smart' devices

Houses are going high-tech amid the booming “Internet of Things.” But do you really need that Wi-Fi-enabled toothbrush, and what if it gets a virus?

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 06:07 PM

Smartphone apps offer help with divorce, but usefulness debatable

That’s right, there are smartphone apps — hundreds, actually — to guide couples through the sticky process of untangling a union.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 02:49 PM

High schools confront social media minefield

Teen gossip, inside jokes and offensive language can explode online through new, quickly evolving outlets, where it can live on and be seen by thousands.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 05:38 AM

Mind your digital manners

Etiquette in the Internet age is a fast-evolving beast. Ann E. Answers is here to save you from online embarrassment.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 04:56 PM

Facebook's new Paper app gets good reviews

Facebook unwrapped a new app this week to celebrate its 10th birthday. It doesn’t have every Facebook feature, but its photo-heavy presentation of news from friends and major publications has won wide praise.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 02:45 PM

Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but — honk! honk! — picking the best route is still a gamble.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 04:16 PM

Ever-popular quiz apps test all personality types

Since launching in November, QuizUp has hovered in the Top 10 mobile games in the United States. But it’s just one of many brain teasers. Turns out, there’s a trivia app to test just about any personality type.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 02:38 PM

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