Heather Kelly

San Francisco

Technology reporter

Education: New York University, BA in journalism

Heather Kelly is a reporter covering the ways technology affects everyday life, from family to finances. Based in San Francisco, she joined The Washington Post in 2019 after seven years at CNN, where she worked as a writer and editor.
Latest from Heather Kelly

Five features iPhone users can test now in the iOS 17 public beta

Apple's latest iPhone software update, iOS 17, is now available as a public beta for anyone brave enough to test it. Here are five notable changes to check out.

July 12, 2023

Life after Twitter? Here are alternatives for anyone looking to leave.

The best alternatives to Twitter for people who don't want to stay on the Elon Musk-owned site.

July 6, 2023

    What to know about Bluesky, as Dril and AOC join the new Twitter alternative

    The Jack Dorsey-backed Bluesky app could be Twitter’s doppleganger and has drawn some of Twitter’s bigger names.

    July 6, 2023

    A guide to getting started with Twitter alternative Mastodon

    How to get started on social-media site Mastodon, whether you're leaving Twitter or just looking for people who have.

    July 6, 2023

    Overwhelmed by subscriptions? Here are 8 tips to save money

    Save money and sanity by getting your subscriptions in order and cancelling anything that costs more than it's worth.

    June 22, 2023

    The dos and don’ts of using home security cameras that see everything

    Home security cameras are supposed to keep us safe, but also bring new privacy and security risks into our homes. Here's how to use them safely.

    June 12, 2023

    WWDC highlights: Apple reveals new MacBook, Vision Pro and more

    The company is gambling on the future of computing at its annual software showcase.

    June 5, 2023

    What the Amazon Alexa settlement means for parents and kids

    Here is what parents need to know about protecting their children’s privacy when it comes to using voice assistants.

    June 2, 2023

    Netflix restricts password sharing, leaving some angry and confused

    The streaming company wants to charge $7.99 a month for extra users, but many are upset about another monthly charge.

    May 27, 2023

    Netflix’s password crackdown has started in the U.S.

    Starting now, anyone borrowing a Netflix login in the U.S. will have to get their own account or pay $7.99 a month.

    May 23, 2023