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The Best Apps and Browser Extensions to Supercharge Your Online Shopping The Best Apps and Browser Extensions to Supercharge Your Online Shopping

Picking up a bargain online is a buzz any time of year, but as the holiday season approaches it’s particularly important to get your shopping game on point—whether you want to find the perfect gifts for the family or you’re chasing the biggest Black Friday discounts, these are the mobile apps and browser extensions to…

The 7 Settings to Change as Soon as You've Set Up Your New Phone The 7 Settings to Change as Soon as You've Set Up Your New Phone

Congratulations! You’ve got yourself a shiny new smartphone, you’ve worked your way through the initial setup and login process, and you’re ready to start using it in earnest. Before you start Snapchatting and WhatsApping though, check out some of the default settings Android and iOS apply for you—because they might…

Apple Is Testing a Beta Fix to the iOS 11 Control Center's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Switches Apple Is Testing a Beta Fix to the iOS 11 Control Center's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Switches

iOS 11, the fancy new version of Apple’s OS that shipped just about two months before the launch of its latest line of expensive phones, introduced some changes to Control Center, its app which streamlines the annoying process of changing settings by putting the most commonly tweaked ones on a single swipe-up menu.…

8 Annoying iOS 11 Problems and How to Deal With Them 8 Annoying iOS 11 Problems and How to Deal With Them

Updating your iDevice to the latest version of iOS gets you the newest features and the best security protection, but it can also bring with it a slew of bugs and issues. Since its release, iOS 11 has caused myriad problems, so here’s an easy reference guide to some of the issues you might be seeing and what you can…

Why You Don't Need an iPhone X—Or Any Other Expensive New Phone Why You Don't Need an iPhone X—Or Any Other Expensive New Phone

Hold on just a moment before you drop $1,000 (or more!) on an iPhone X. Don’t spend buckets on an expensive phone from Samsung, Google, or anyone else. Do you really need that flagship handset? The list of reasons not to buy one of the latest and most expensive phones gets longer every year.

Ingress Players Use Unofficial Tools To Stalk One Another Ingress Players Use Unofficial Tools To Stalk One Another

In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 25 miles south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance’s hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the…

Broadcom's $105 Billion Bid for Qualcomm Could Be the Biggest Tech Acquisition Ever  Broadcom's $105 Billion Bid for Qualcomm Could Be the Biggest Tech Acquisition Ever 

In the competition to supply the world’s ever-increasing demand for wireless modems, a bid by Broadcom to purchase Qualcomm announced on Monday could result in a major shift in power.

The Dreaded T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Is Officially Dead The Dreaded T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Is Officially Dead

The planned merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is not happening after the two telecom giants “were unable to find mutually agreeable terms,” both companies confirmed in a statement on Saturday.

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

34 New Features Your Favorite Apps Added That You Didn't Notice 34 New Features Your Favorite Apps Added That You Didn't Notice

It’s not easy keeping up with all the features in your favorite apps, with dozens of updates pouring down from your app store of choice every week. Just in case you’re not using your apps to their full potential, here are 34 recently introduced tricks and tools that you might not have spotted yet.

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Pixel 2 Master 10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Pixel 2 Master

Oh picked up a shiny new Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL did you? Not had to return it due to screen or audio issues? Wanting to dig a little deeper into the neat features that are available on Google’s own-brand smartphone? Well, you’ve come to the right place—here are 10 tricks to do more with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2…

FCC Chair Ajit Pai Wants to Cap a Program to Help Poor People Afford Phones and Internet FCC Chair Ajit Pai Wants to Cap a Program to Help Poor People Afford Phones and Internet

Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai is aiming to impose new caps on funding for Lifeline, a program to assist impoverished people living in the U.S. afford phone, cellular and internet access.

Verizon Will Totally Let You Stream 1080p Videos Now, If You Pay $20 Extra on Its 'Unlimited' Plan Verizon Will Totally Let You Stream 1080p Videos Now, If You Pay $20 Extra on Its 'Unlimited' Plan

Verizon will soon begin charging customers on their “unlimited” data plans an additional $10 per month per line for access to 1080p or higher resolution streaming video on smartphones. That’s just months after adjusting those plans to cap video resolution at 480p for phones on the baseline $75/month plan, or up to…

7 Ways to Use Your Spare Smartphone Time Productively 7 Ways to Use Your Spare Smartphone Time Productively

Standing in line at the pizza place, you’ve got a couple of minutes to kill, so you stare down at your phone, and fire up. Rather than browsing through a long list of inane tweets or matching jewel colors up against each other, you can actually be using that time productively.

What Happened After Three Developers Pirated Their Own Games What Happened After Three Developers Pirated Their Own Games

Game developers have been trying to figure out how to paddle their way through pirate-infested waters for decades. DRM, “glitches” designed to thwart pirates, and more DRM have done little to stem the tide. Seeing this, a handful of developers took less combative approaches, putting their games on sites like the…

How to Get All Your Emails in One Place How to Get All Your Emails in One Place

Dealing with the daily deluge of emails is time-consuming enough without having to waste precious minutes jumping between browser tabs or apps to check all of the accounts you’ve signed up for. These are the tools and tricks you need to bring all of your messages together into one place.

Windows Phone Is Dead—How to Make Android the Next Best Thing Windows Phone Is Dead—How to Make Android the Next Best Thing

Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft isn’t getting out of mobile—in fact it’s redoubling its efforts. With plenty of apps for iOS and Android out now and improving fast, you can recreate much of the feel of a Windows Phone on your existing handset, as long as you can live without those rotating tiles. Here’s how to go…

How to Pick the Best Browser for Your Phone How to Pick the Best Browser for Your Phone

Perhaps you’ve been using the same browser since you first unboxed your phone, or perhaps you switch between them on a weekly basis: There are just as many choices for browsers on mobile as there are on desktop and each runs a little differently. Below we’ve run through every major browser available—from stalwarts…

5 Incredibly Stupid Security Mistakes You Make Every Day 5 Incredibly Stupid Security Mistakes You Make Every Day

While you can never be 100 percent safe from hackers, viruses, and other nasties lurking on the internet without going completely off the grid, you can at least cut out the dumbest security mistakes you keep making—seriously, now’s the time to address these, before you have a chance to regret it.

What Insurance Do You Even Buy for a Smartphone? What Insurance Do You Even Buy for a Smartphone?

If you’re going to pay out up to four figures for a smartphone, then you want to make sure your investment is well protected—and that often means buying some insurance at the same time as your phone. Taking time to choose a your insurance can save you more money than you think.

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