Tech Tuesday March 19

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

In this week's edition of Tech Tuesday on the Valley's Fox 10 o'clock news, Gloria Balding and Kitty Capelle discuss the latest in the digital world.

Why you should e-file your taxes this year

Tax experts suggest that everyone files their taxes through e-file this year. That's because filing your taxes this way is one of the best ways to protect yourself against errors. 

"The IRS actually says that the error rate for folks who file electronically is 1 percent compared to 20 percent for those who file with a pen and paper and use snail mail," said Farnoosh Torabi, a host of Financially Fit on Yahoo!.

The IRS can detect mistakes on electronically filed taxes and send back in error report, sometimes in as few as 48 hours. This lets you quickly fix the problem.

Filing your taxes this way could also mean getting your return a lot quicker. It can take up to six weeks if you send it in by the mail.

You can learn more about e-filing through the IRS website.

Samsung confirms smart watch development

In a market of smart gadgets, quickly becoming more and more competitive, the newest race is for the smart watch market.

Amidst reports of Apple developing a smart watch, Samsung confirmed that it is making this product in an interview with Bloomberg. You can read that interview here.

No other details were released about the Samsung product in development, but a source for Bloomberg suggested Apple's device could be introduced as soon as this year.

Pinterest Redesign

Pinterest developers announced a redesign for the popular social media site in their official blog. They wrote in the post that the new design would allow users to see more of what they love. That will happen through bigger pictures, smart recommendations and improved navigation tools.

The developers said they wanted to make the improvements subtle enough, so users won't have to learn anything new.

Updates to the mobile app and invitations to the redesigned site will happen soon.

Twitter co-founder for NYC mayor

In an interview with CBS "60 Minutes," Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey said he'd like to run for the mayor of New York City one day. Dorsey would be following in the footsteps of the another billionaire-turned politician, current New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Dorsey also founded the popular mobile payment app Square.

Even though Dorsey was born in St. Louis, Miss., he attended New York University. He said the city has an "electricity" and "chaos" he loves.

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