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How to Clear Out Space in All Your Cloud Storage Accounts

Cloud storage services like Dropbox and iCloud came along to stop us from running out of room on our phones and laptops, but what happens when you’re running out of cloud storage space too? To save you having to pay Apple, Google or anyone else even more money every month, here are some quick tips for freeing up space…Read more...
Tags: Google Drive, Mobile, Science, Cloud Storage, Web, Dropbox, Desktop, Files, OneDrive, Icloud, Apple Google

Apple Arcade vs Google Play Pass: Which is the Best Netflix for Apps?

Apple and Google are going head-to-head in just about everything now—maps, mobile operating systems, smart speakers, browsers, cloud storage, phones, etc. But here we’ll be taking a look at the all-you-can-eat app subscription services offered by the two tech giants—which one is the better deal?Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Games, Science, Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass, Apple Arcade Vs Google Play Pass

Your Phone Is About to Charge a Lot Faster, but That Might Not Be a Good Thing

While we wait patiently for the next breakthrough in battery life technology, we’re seeing plenty of innovation in battery charging. Manufacturers are building phones that can be juiced up quicker than ever before, while new technologies such as gallium nitride (or GaN) to make fast-charging even faster. Here’s what…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Batteries, Charging, Fast Charging, Gan Charging

Jared Kushner in Fight With Telecom CEOs Over Trump Campaign Texts Blocked By Anti-Spam System

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and its de facto leader, his son-in-law and Jimmy Neutron wannabe Jared Kushner, is locked in an increasingly bitter feud with mobile networks preventing them from spamming millions of people with donation or get out the vote requests.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Politics, Science, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Att, Donald Trump, Robocalls, Robotexts, T Mobile, 2020 Elections, Jared Kushner, Tech Policy, Jimmy Neutron, Deserving Each Other

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web. They convert easy-to-remember domain names into actual internet IP addresses, just like your contacts app converts names into actual phone numbers. You can actually change which DNS server your devices use,…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Internet, Desktop, Dns Explained

How to Find Out Which Apps and Websites You're Most Addicted To

Where does all your time go? At least when it comes to the hours you spend on your phone and your computer, this isn’t a rhetorical question. There are plenty of tools out there will track and monitor your time automatically, telling you exactly which apps and sites are sucking up your precious minutes.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Science, Desktop, App Usage

How to Wipe Your Viewing History on Any Streaming Service

Streaming services seem to be multiplying more quickly than ever, and they all use a similar approach when it comes to tracking what you’re watching—both to make sure you can jump back in where you left off, and to power the various recommendation algorithms that will keep your eyeballs on the screen for longer than…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Privacy, Video Streaming, Web, Watch History

How to Safely Move All Your Messages From One Phone to Another

When you’re upgrading to a new phone, you don’t want to leave anything behind on your old device, especially not those message conversations that you’ve built up over the years. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Messaging, Smartphones

How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

It’s not always convenient or possible to glance at your smartphone’s screen as you normally would, but with a few tweaks to your phone’s settings, you can get the most important information without having to look down at the display. Here’s how to get your phone to read the info you need aloud to you through the…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Smartphones

These Are Some of the Best Citizen Science Projects You Can Join With Just Your Phone or Laptop

Maybe you’ve never noticed, because they don’t get a lot of hype but there are hundreds and hundreds of citizen science projects that you can get involved in. These projects range from tagging space observatory photos to transcribing documents that are centuries old. You don’t need any special skills or qualifications…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Desktop, Projects, Citizen Science

Why Other People Can't See Your Emojis and How to Fix It

We’ve got more emojis at our fingertips than ever before, but are your friends, relatives, colleagues, and favorite chatbots seeing the colorful cartoon symbols you think they’re seeing? There are several different reasons why emojis can get lost in translation between apps, devices, and platforms, and here we’ll…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Desktop, Emojis

10 Tips and Tricks to Make You a Discord Master

Discord is based around digital chat in all its various forms, and while it’s maybe best known among gamers, it can power group chats for a whole host of purposes—like a cooler, less formal Slack. Whether you’ve been on Discord for years or only just opened up the app for the first time, these tips can help you get…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Desktop, Tips And Tricks, Discord

All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab, and many of its coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors—but what are they and what do they all actually do?Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Smartphone, Sensors

These Are the Best 11 Features We've Found in the Android 11 Beta So Far

The Android 11 beta is finally here and available to download on newer Pixel phones—but don’t worry, it will soon expand to other handsets, too. Google had to cancel the in-person portion of its Google I/O developers conference (for obvious reasons) this year, so the company hasn’t had the chance to show off the new…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Science, Best, Android 11, Android 11 Beta

The Best Apps for Fixing Your Wifi

Troubleshooting your wifi can be an exercise in frustration. Why aren’t you getting the speeds you promised? Why does your phone lose connection behind the fish tank? Just how much of a difference is your new mesh router making? To answer these and more questions, you need to install a wifi analyzer app on your phone.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Science, Networking, Internet, Wifi

11 Apple Watch Apps You Need to Install ASAP

If you’ve finally splurged on a brand new Apple Watch (or been the lucky recipient of a very nice gift), you’re probably wondering: Now what? The Apple Watch comes with plenty of great built-in features, but you should hit the watch’s App Store to find third-party options that can make the device even more useful.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Wearables, Science, Apple Watch, App Store

How to PDF

The Portable Document Format, or PDF, has been with us since 1993. It was created as a way of sharing page layouts—fonts, colors, and graphics—that would look the same on any computer system, no matter what software was installed or what operating system was running.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Science, Desktop, Pdfs

Some of the Best Apps Do Just One Thing, But Do It Very Well

Not every app on your phone has to be a jack-of-all-trades hub that covers everything from smart home devices to text messaging. Sometimes apps can just do one simple job and do it very well to earn a place on your home screen. These are some of our current favorites.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Science

How to Find Out What's Showing and Where on Your Favorite Streaming Sites

Deciding what to watch on a weekend is now an endless scroll through what’s new on Netflix rather than a quick check of movie times at your local theater. While it can be tricky to find out what’s streaming and where, and what’s new and coming soon on all the streaming platforms, there are a few ways to make it easier.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Video, Science, Netflix, Desktop, Streaming Services

iPadOS vs Windows vs ChromeOS: Which is the Best Tablet Experience Right Now?

If you’re choosing a new tablet, or a new tablet that can turn into a laptop if you attach a keyboard to it, then you’ve got three choices: iPadOS, Windows, or ChromeOS. One dedicated tablet OS, recently split from the iPhone, and two converted desktop OSes doing double duty on tablets. Which one is best for you?Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Windows, Chrome Os, Tablets, iPadOS

iPadOS vs Windows vs Chrome OS: Which is the Best Tablet Experience Right Now?

If you’re choosing a new tablet, or a new tablet that can turn into a laptop if you attach a keyboard to it, then you’ve got three choices: iPadOS, Windows, or ChromeOS. One dedicated tablet OS, recently split from the iPhone, and two converted desktop OSes doing double duty on tablets. Which one is best for you?Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Windows, Chrome Os, Tablets, iPadOS

How to Send Audio and Video Messages to the People You're Missing

Meeting up with friends and family is difficult (if not impossible) right now, which is why we’re all experimenting with different ways to keep in touch. Not every form of communication has to be a live video chat, though—there are tons of options that allow you to leave audio and video messages for friends and family…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Science, Social Networking, Video Messages, Audio Messages

What Is LiDAR and Why Would You Want It on Your Phone?

It’s in the new iPad Pro tablets, it’s rumored to be coming to the iPhone 12 and a form of it has been appearing in Android phones for the last few years. What exactly is LiDAR, and why would you want it in a mobile device? Here we’ll take you through what the tech does, all of the ways it can be deployed, and why it…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Science, Smartphones, Cameras, Tablets, Lidar

The Best Video Chat Apps You Could Be Using Instead of Zoom

We’re all adjusting to a new way of living with a lot more video chatting in it, and Zoom has been riding the highest wave as a result—it’s fast, it’s simple, and it gets a whole load of people together on screen, even if they don’t have Zoom accounts. Zoom isn’t, however, your only video chatting option.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Video, Science, Desktop, Video Calling

7 Camera Apps Better Than the One on Your Phone

You might not give much thought to the app that snaps all those photos on your phone, but you don’t have to stick with the tool Apple or Google gives you by default—there are some fantastic third-party camera apps out there to help take your mobile photography to the next level.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Photos, Mobile, Apps, Photography, Science, Smartphones, Camera, Camera Apps

16 Tools to Block Out Online Distractions When Working From Home

Working from home has its advantages, but one of the problems is the increased number of distractions—not only is it more likely that your brain will wander on to something else (Netflix, the leak in the shower, whatever your kids are doing), it’s less likely that there’s an authority figure watching over you (unless…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Online, Netflix, Working From Home, Desktop, Distractions

How to Use Your Gadgets When They're Broken

What with everything that’s going on, it might not be all that easy for you to get your gadgets repaired at the moment—but should a keyboard fail, or a screen crack, all might not be lost. There are a number of useful tricks and hacks you can use to keep your hardware operational until you’re able to get it properly…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Hardware, Troubleshooting, Desktop

31 Little-Known Settings on Your Phone and Laptop You Should Know About

You’d have to be really, really bored to devote some time to scrolling through all the settings on your phone or laptop—so the devices you rely on every day may well offer a selection of options and features that you’re completely unaware of. Here’s a rundown of 31 of the best lesser-known settings that you might find…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Windows, Desktop, macOS, iPadOS, Hidden Settings

What is contact tracing?

One of the best tools we have to slow the spread of the coronavirus is, as you have no doubt heard by now, contact tracing. But what exactly is contact tracing, who does it and how, and do you need to worry about it? In short, contact tracing helps prevent the spread of a virus by proactively finding people at higher risk than others due to potential exposure, notifying them if possible, and quarantining them if necessary. It’s a proven technique, and smartphones could help make it even more eff...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, TC, Mobile, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Science, China, Singapore, Africa, Tech, Taiwan, Mit, WTF is

15 Tips and Tricks to Make Slack Feel Normal in 2020

Slack was already a popular messaging app in workplaces across the country, but the dramatic increase in the number of people working from home has made it even more essential. From smart ways to manage your notifications to customizing the interface, here are 15 tricks you should know to make Slack work for you.Read more...
Tags: Work, Mobile, Apps, Science, Desktop, Chat, Slack

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