Katie Humphrey

Team leader | South Metro
Phone: 952-746-3285
Katie Humphrey leads a team of reporters who cover news in the south metro. Previously, she was a features reporter covering technology/digital life and a news reporter covering Dakota County. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie wrote about public safety and city hall for the Austin American-Statesman.

Recent content from Katie Humphrey

Online shopping takes a generous turn with iMyne

The founder of the free online tool hopes that the promise of rebates for shoppers prompts donations to charities.

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Share daily highs, lows and surprises with app by St. Paul mom

Parents love to hear about their kids’ lives. Kids, especially teens, don’t always love to share. St. Paul mom Stephanie Ross found a way around those frustrating exchanges with an app based on a dinnertime game.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 02:36 PM

Duel of the digital assistants: Siri vs. Cortana

Siri’s got a new frenemy. Her name is Cortana, and she’s bringing plenty of underdog attitude to the battle for the title of best digital personal assistant.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 09:37 AM

Talking technology is becoming ubiquitous -- and maybe even useful

Voice-activated devices are evolving from glitch-ridden novelties into useful tools, but quality conversation with your computer isn't likely anytime soon.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:01 PM

Parents' dilemma: To share or not to share photos on social media

Parents accustomed to dishing about their own lives on social media are grappling with how to share their kids’ antics without oversharing.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 05:10 PM

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

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