Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 612-673-4758
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

App aims to give the 'modern allowance'

Minneapolis-founded app FamDoo connects kids and parents with a digital to-do list – plus rewards.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 01:56 PM

Experts predict a thriving 'Internet of Things' by 2025

More connected devices in our lives would provide information about our habits and communities, but would also mean less privacy.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 03:33 PM

Weather the storms with smartphone apps

While an umbrella might by the most useful accessory for our recent weather, a smartphone is also helpful to keep up on whatever Mother Nature decides to throw our way.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 03:45 PM

'iRules' author talks tech families, sexting and cyberbullying

Learn some “iRules” from the woman whose smartphone contract with her son became an Internet favorite.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 03:31 PM

'Friending' each other in real life

Online acquaintances can become great offline pals, but the initial in-person meeting can be all kinds of awkward.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 01:16 PM

Lime prices leave bars, restaurants lacking zest

Unrest in Mexico, coupled with flooding in some areas and drought in others, has brought on the squeeze for lime prices.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 02:27 PM

Gamers wage virtual war with real Twin Cities landmarks

All the world is a game board for the players who wage virtual war over Twin Cities landmarks in a smartphone-powered game called Ingress.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Meet the Minneapolis couple who rule dog cuteness on Instagram

Ahmed El Shourbagy and his girlfriend, Ashley Paguyo, are the Instagram equivalent of talent scouts — the humans behind the wildly popular Dogs of Instagram account.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 10:58 AM

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

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