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

Catch more followers with honey

In an online world full of sass and surliness, sharing positive news is catching on.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 01:43 PM

Vanish from the Web with justdelete.me

Trying to wipe digital footprints off the Internet can make cleaning your cluttered closet sound like fun. But a new website aims to make erasing unwanted accounts easier.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 03:07 PM

Digital reminders take the place of nagging

It used to be that Mom harped “Sit up straight!” when you slouched. Now there’s a smartphone app with a...

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 05:59 AM

Teens, please add me to your network, LinkedIn says

New “University Pages” connect students with colleges and the buttoned-up social network.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 11:31 AM

More Americans tap into digital banking

There was a time, not all that long ago, when making a deposit meant walking into a bank. Paying bills...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 06:29 PM

State Fair app leads visitors to munchies, music and merchandise

Sometimes there’s nothing more important than finding the nearest place to get cotton candy or cheese curds or fried [fill in the blank] on a stick. The Minnesota State Fair smartphone app can lead the way.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 10:27 AM

As popular as ever, selfies are changing the way we communicate

“Selfies,” those much-maligned self-portraits, are changing the way we communicate.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 07:49 PM

Kids are learning the language of computers

A push to teach kids computer programming – for future jobs and 21st-century literacy – is gaining momentum.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 12:43 PM

GPS devices may not be all that accurate

Despite high-tech GPS devices, we still get lost. It’s difficult to quantify how often, but evidence of users’ frustration is easy to find.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Take a look through Google's Glass

Will Google Glass become the next “it” gadget or a goofy novelty like the Segway?

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 04:37 PM

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