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How to Do Passwords Right in 2018 How to Do Passwords Right in 2018

Even in a world of face unlocking and fingerprint scanning, we still haven’t escaped the password just yet. They’re still a necessity and they’re still annoying to remember. There are now numerous browser features, third-party tools, and even hardware dongles designed to help keep your login credentials safe and…

9 Reasons It Might Be Time to Switch to Microsoft Edge 9 Reasons It Might Be Time to Switch to Microsoft Edge

Years after we all jumped ship from Internet Explorer to Firefox and Chrome, we don’t really want to go back to a Microsoft browser, do we? While buggy and slow when it first appeared, Microsoft Edge has been given a continuing stream of new features and updates that make it worthy of your consideration now. Below are…

Google Is Killing Inbox—Here Are Some Alternatives Google Is Killing Inbox—Here Are Some Alternatives

Bad news for fans of innovative email systems: Inbox by Gmail is shutting down, less than four years after it first saw the light of day. If you’re a deeply invested Inbox user, where can you find the same sorts of features and tools beyond next March? We’ve got some ideas.

5 Frustrating Smartphone Problems You Can Fix With a Simple Dongle 5 Frustrating Smartphone Problems You Can Fix With a Simple Dongle

Smartphone dongles and adapters can tend to get a bad rap, seen as unsightly and unnecessary add-ons that ruin the curved aesthetic of a smartphone, and become just one more thing to forget or lose. But used right these plug-in peripherals can help you do more with your phone than you ever thought possible, here are…

How to Look Up Your Oldest Activity on Google, Facebook, Netflix, and more  How to Look Up Your Oldest Activity on Google, Facebook, Netflix, and more 

You might be familiar with Facebook regularly throwing heartwarming (or heartbreaking) memories in your face every once in a while, but if you want to take a serious dive into your digital past,. Here’s a guide to dredging into your your digital past on some of the most popular apps and services out there.

19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn't Do Before 19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn't Do Before

Happy iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS gets pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users across the world today. You’ll need an iPhone 5C or newer or a 2013 iPad or newer (anything that could run iOS 11, essentially), and when you’ve got the software…

How to Completely Customize Your Phone's Sounds How to Completely Customize Your Phone's Sounds

You might occasionally swap around the wallpaper on your smartphone, but do you give much thought to the bleeps and buzzing sounds that your handset makes—they’re just as customizable as any other part of your handset, and can help you make your phone your own or just reduce the stress brought on by an incessant…

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day 9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: They can educate, inform, and inspire. With that in mind we’ve put together a list of our favorite apps that can teach you something new every day, in small, easily…

How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone

As the recent revelation over Google’s background tracking of your location shows, it’s not as easy as it should be to work out when apps, giant tech companies and pocket devices are tracking your location and when they’re not. Here’s what you need to know about how location tracking works on a phone—and how to…

Report: There Won't Be Any Google Smartwatch This Year Report: There Won't Be Any Google Smartwatch This Year

Google has confirmed that it is not planning on launching a smartwatch this year, telling Tom’s Guide that the company simply isn’t there yet and will focus on upgrades to Wear OS for the time being.

How to Get Everything Possible Out of Your Old Gadgets in 2018 How to Get Everything Possible Out of Your Old Gadgets in 2018

There comes a time in every gadget’s life when it needs to accept the reality of growing old—software lag has gone beyond a joke, it’s no longer getting updates, and nothing works with it any more. And maybe the screen is broken too. But while you put in an order for a new toy, here’s everything you can (and should)…

Use the New Tools in iOS 12 and Android 9 Pie to Fight Your Phone Addiction Use the New Tools in iOS 12 and Android 9 Pie to Fight Your Phone Addiction

Apple and Google are falling over themselves to offer new native tools for tracking how long we spend staring at screens, unlocking our phones, and wasting time on social media. We’ve been testing the new ‘digital wellbeing’ tools in iOS 12 (which is currently in public beta) and Android 9 Pie (currently only…

The Best Project Management Apps to Get Your Life in Order The Best Project Management Apps to Get Your Life in Order

Project management apps help teams collaborate more effectively and hit their deadlines, but you can use the same apps to put some order into your life. Here are the management tools worth checking out, whether you’ve only got yourself to look after or a whole family of disorganized people.

8 Online Subscriptions That Don't Actually Suck 8 Online Subscriptions That Don't Actually Suck

Remember a time when you paid for your music, and your movies, and your software with a one-off payment rather than a recurring subscription fee debited from your bank account each month? Those times are fading into history for most of us. Subscriptions are now king and practically inescapable.

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet 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—converting easy-to-remember domain names into actual internet IP addresses, just like your contacts app converts names into actual phone numbers. You can change which DNS server your devices use though, and…

Trade Group Asks FCC to Investigate Whether Verizon Is Lying About Its 4G Coverage Area Trade Group Asks FCC to Investigate Whether Verizon Is Lying About Its 4G Coverage Area

Trade group the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) has filed a request that the Federal Communications Commission investigate whether Verizon is lying about the extent of its 4G LTE network, Ars Technica reported on Tuesday.

Everything You Can Do to Type Faster on Your Smartphone Everything You Can Do to Type Faster on Your Smartphone

How much typing do you do on your smartphone? All those instant messages, search requests, snarky social media comments and more quickly add up to a whole load of text input, every single day. Speeding up that input can make a big difference to how much time you spend glued to the screen, so here’s everything that can…

How to Turn Your Smartphone into an Early Warning System for Almost Anything How to Turn Your Smartphone into an Early Warning System for Almost Anything

Our phones affect our lives in all kinds of ways, from socializing to travel, but these ever-present pocket gadgets can also act as early warning devices for a host of important alerts—from life-saving notifications to convenient warnings about your commute. Here we’ll show you what’s possible, and which apps you’ll…

How to Get a Better Cell Phone Signal in Your Home How to Get a Better Cell Phone Signal in Your Home

While a lot of the stuff you do with your phone will involve wifi, the essential functions of a phone—the calling and the texting—still rely on a connection to a cell tower. If that link breaks, you can miss important messages or be out of reach to family and friends. Here’s what you can do if you struggle to get a…

7 Problems With YouTube Music That Need Fixing Fast 7 Problems With YouTube Music That Need Fixing Fast

It might come as no surprise to you that Google has launched something that isn’t really finished: YouTube Music is available now in the U.S. and several other countries, but it barely qualifies as a music streaming service today. After using the platform for several days, here are the biggest problems we want fixing.

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