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How Google News Compares to Twitter, Facebook, and RSS for Your News How Google News Compares to Twitter, Facebook, and RSS for Your News

There’s a new news aggregator in town (well, an old one, revamped). The updated, refreshed, and smarter version of Google News is out now on Android, iOS, and the web, so how does this reimagining of the news stack up against the other ways we usually get our headlines—Facebook, Twitter, and RSS? We’ve been diving…

9 App Hacks to Help Declutter and Save Time in Your Day 9 App Hacks to Help Declutter and Save Time in Your Day

We could all use a little more time in the day, and your smartphone apps are here to help you. Plenty of the apps you use every day include handy timesavers that you might not have noticed yet, but fear not—we’re here to point them out for you. Use these tricks to claw back some minutes or even some hours out of every…

How to Charge Any Phone Wirelessly

More and more phones are adding wireless charging capabilities, but if you’re using an older handset or one that still needs a cable to juice up—hello, Google Pixel 2—you don’t have to be left out of the party. Here’s a straightforward guide to the kit you need to charge up any phone by just placing it down on a…

The Best New Features We've Found in the Android P Beta The Best New Features We've Found in the Android P Beta

Android P is here, for those who want it, with a compatible device and the patience to put up with a few extra bugs and crashes. We’ve been playing around with the beta OS on a Pixel 2, and these are the most promising features we’ve come across so far—including a few hidden goodies Google hasn’t mentioned yet.

How to Bring Back Any Device From the Dead How to Bring Back Any Device From the Dead

Computer, tablet, or phone not starting, or seemingly frozen in time? Before you take it down to the local repair shop, or send it off to the professionals, here are the cheat codes to use to try and get your device back on its feet—it might be you can save yourself a hefty repair bill by fixing the issue yourself.

Find and Remove the Most Troublesome Apps on Any Device Find and Remove the Most Troublesome Apps on Any Device

Bad apps are draining your battery life, sucking up your local storage, and causing your devices to crash more often than they should—and the worst part is, you might not realize who the worst offenders are. Here’s how to track down badly behaving apps on the major desktop and mobile platforms, and kick them to the…

The Dreaded Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Is Reportedly Back The Dreaded Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Is Reportedly Back

That is not dead which can eternal lie, though it’s only taken a few months for T-Mobile and Sprint to dust themselves off and renew their plans for a major merger, per a Friday report in CNBC.

How to Set Up All the Tech in Your Home So Family and Guests Don't Hate You How to Set Up All the Tech in Your Home So Family and Guests Don't Hate You

You’ve got your smart home tech and other gadgets all set up just so, but if you have a family or steady stream of guests passing through, you might also want to make all these devices easily accessible to other people too. Whether you’re running an Airbnb or just have demanding relatives, here are a few tips to bear…

Everything You Need to Do on Your Phone Before Taking a Trip Everything You Need to Do on Your Phone Before Taking a Trip

Taking a trip away from home can be good for the body and soul, but it also means you’re going to be without the safety net of your home and office Wi-Fi, and might even involve piggybacking on a different data network and living through a different time zone. Your smartphone can adapt, if you know the right…

Every Single Setting in iOS Control Center and How Each One Works Every Single Setting in iOS Control Center and How Each One Works

It’s your all-in-one iPhone settings screen, accessible with a swipe up from the bottom of the display (or a swipe down from the top-right corner on an iPhone X or a double-tap of the Home button on an iPad). But do you know what all the Control Center options and switches actually do? And how you can make the most of…

All the Ways Smartphone Cameras Have Improved Over the Years All the Ways Smartphone Cameras Have Improved Over the Years

Year after year, smartphone cameras have become more capable, more versatile, and more of a reason to leave your DSLR at home. So what are the tech innovations that have made the Pixel 2, the iPhone X, the Galaxy S9 and others such good photo takers compared to that old iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5?

Broadcom Moves Back to US Anyways, Despite Failing to Do So Quickly Enough to Gobble Up Qualcomm Broadcom Moves Back to US Anyways, Despite Failing to Do So Quickly Enough to Gobble Up Qualcomm

Singaporean mobile chip manufacturer Broadcom says it is now again a US-based mobile chip manufacturer, Reuters reports, even after the White House blocked its planned acquisition of US rival Qualcomm on national security grounds.

11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked

No one likes getting hacked, and it’s generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your chances of minimizing the damage. These are the main warning signs to look out for, what they might mean, and some quick pointers about what you should do next.

Why Your Passwords Aren't Strong Enough—And What To Do About It Why Your Passwords Aren't Strong Enough—And What To Do About It

Passwords are your way into almost all of your online accounts, from social networks to email platforms, but how do you know whether the ones you’re using are strong enough to stand up to repeated hacking attempts? If you want to know how to do a self-audit on password security, and the best combinations to use to…

What Can Google Lens Actually Do for You Right Now What Can Google Lens Actually Do for You Right Now

Few apps are getting as much hype from Google right now as Google Lens, which taps into the machine learning AI that Google is currently so fond of. That AI lets the app recognize all kinds of stuff through your phone’s camera, and take action on it. It’s available now through Google Photos for Android and iOS, so is…

How to Make Your iPhone and Mac Work Together Seamlessly How to Make Your iPhone and Mac Work Together Seamlessly

Apple has a definite tendency to get its devices working well with each other before considering such distractions as Android or Windows, and over the years the iPhone and the Mac have built up a strong understanding. You might not appreciate just how many different ways they can seamlessly work together—here’s what…

After Bragging About Broadcom Jobs, Trump Kills Its Qualcomm Deal Over 'National Security' Risk After Bragging About Broadcom Jobs, Trump Kills Its Qualcomm Deal Over 'National Security' Risk

Singapore-based mobile chip manufacturer Broadcom’s $117 billion bid to acquire its US rival Qualcomm—what might have been the largest tech deal in history—was shot down by the White House on Monday, with President Donald Trump allegedly making the decision over unspecified national security risks.

Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop

It makes more sense than ever to put some Android apps on you laptop. As well as giving you access to apps that have no desktop or web equivalent (like Snapchat), it’s great for playing games on the big screen—we got Alto’s Adventure up and running on the Pixelbook with no problems, and plenty of other games would…

Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters

Fire up an iPhone X alongside a Galaxy Note 8 and you might not think there’s all that much to choose between Android and iOS any more. They offer the same apps, in the same sorts of grids, with similar approaches to notifications and quick settings, and at this stage in the game you’re probably happy with your choice…

5 Smartphone Upgrades You Didn't Know You Needed 5 Smartphone Upgrades You Didn't Know You Needed

If you don’t have the need or the budget to upgrade your smartphone, then the next best thing is buying an upgrade for the phone you’ve already got. Cases, battery packs, and wireless charging pads are the obvious calls, but there are a ton of more exciting upgrades out there for you to spend your money on too—and…

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