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Haggle Online With 'PriceWaiter' for Google Chrome Haggle Online With 'PriceWaiter' for Google Chrome

Chrome: The PriceWaiter extension—a name-your-own price system that almost sounds too good to be true at first—is only available for Chrome right now. (Sorry, Firefox users.) And when you install the extension, you’ll probably notice... absolutely nothing, at least at first.

How to Get Started in Google's New Podcasts App How to Get Started in Google's New Podcasts App

Android: There are plenty of people who don’t need bells and whistles when an easy-to-understand, well-designed app will do. And that’s my impression of Google’s new Podcasts app—teased for some time and finally made available for download as of yesterday.

Turn Your Mac into a Simple Sound Recorder Turn Your Mac into a Simple Sound Recorder

Mac: Sometimes, an app doesn’t have to do a lot to be incredibly useful. And that’s exactly why I like Simple Recorder. As its name implies, it allows you to turn your Mac into a miniature sound-recording machine, whether you’re looking to capture the noise blasting out of your speakers or the sounds of wherever it is…

Explore the Universe with SpaceEngine Explore the Universe with SpaceEngine

Windows: I’m sitting in Las Vegas as I type this, and little makes you want to launch yourself off the face of the Earth faster than running into a group of loud, yelling bros looking for that next sweet bar where they can fill up on Coors Light.

Fight Fake News with This Chrome Extension Fight Fake News with This Chrome Extension

Chrome: The same open-source software company that wants to keep crappy advertising out of your browser also wants to keep “fake news” from enriching your life. Or, at the very least, Eyeo wants to show you whether your favorite news sites are full of FUD and bias. And If that’s your cup of tea, take a big, strong…

Test Out Your Next Nail Polish Color With an Augmented Reality App  Test Out Your Next Nail Polish Color With an Augmented Reality App 

iOS / Android: I got my nails done a few weeks ago, and it felt great, but I highly recommend trying Wanna Nails (iOS, Android) before you head into the salon so you aren’t fumbling around with color choices. And if you’re more a DIY person for nail maintenance, you can avoid purchasing a color you end up hating. Let…

Infinity Dashboard Makes Your Mac a Warehouse of Useful Information Infinity Dashboard Makes Your Mac a Warehouse of Useful Information

Mac: Widgets? Old and busted. Filling your Notification Center full of apps and services? The more stuffed it gets, the less useful it is. At least, I don’t like having to scroll up and down through pages’ worth of items if I need a quick glance at my most meaningful data.

Find Out What's Taking Up Space on Your Windows Computer With Wiztree Find Out What's Taking Up Space on Your Windows Computer With Wiztree

Windows: Most computer geeks know about WinDirStat, an incredibly useful utility that shows which folders and files are taking up so much room on your drive. It’s a must-have app, because you’ll be surprised—heck, I’ve been surprised—how many times you might find some random, triple-buried folder on your desktop…

Pocket-Run Pool Is the Best Billiards Game on iOS Pocket-Run Pool Is the Best Billiards Game on iOS

iOS: For Apple enthusiasts, game developer Zach Gage is practically a household name. Not only does Apple love to feature the indie developer—and his games—on the App Store, but he’s won Apple’s Palme d’Or of apps, a coveted Design Award, as well as numerous other industry recognitions for his fun creations. You…

Houseparty Makes It Easy to Video Chat with Multiple Friends on Your Mac Houseparty Makes It Easy to Video Chat with Multiple Friends on Your Mac

Mac: Of all the days to (finally) launch a version of its app for macOS, Houseparty picked yesterday—the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference—to make a big (themed) splash onto Apple desktops and laptops. And while Apple’s announcement of FaceTime group hangouts probably took a little wind out of…

See How Bad Your Wifi Situation Really Is With WiFi Analyzer See How Bad Your Wifi Situation Really Is With WiFi Analyzer

Windows: There are a million little apps that feature some combination of the words wifi and analysis, or something really close to either. Some apps are paid; some are free. And they all allow you see different combinations of information about your wireless setup (and the wireless setups of those around you).

Hue's Latest Update Makes the App Finally Worth Using Hue's Latest Update Makes the App Finally Worth Using

iOS / Android: Philips has released a major update to its Hue app that actually makes it worth using. And I’m not being over the top when I say that; prior to today, the Hue app was a mess. It felt like it took forever to load; the user interface was challenging, to put it nicely; and it made me set off on a hunt for…

1Password's Updated Password Manager Is a Must-Have for Your Mac 1Password's Updated Password Manager Is a Must-Have for Your Mac

macOS (and after we wrote this, Windows!): It’s been a few years since we’ve seen AgileBits release a major update to its killer password management app, 1Password, which is why everyone’s so excited about last week’s debut of 1Password 7. This app should pretty much be a household name at this point, as it’s one of…

How to Easily Convert Your iPhone's HEIC Images in Windows How to Easily Convert Your iPhone's HEIC Images in Windows

Windows: Here’s the problem: The HEIF image format, which Apple now uses in iOS 11 in the form of HEIC files, is a great alternative to JPEG. HEIC images eat up less space and support plenty of extra features, like depth maps and 16-bit color. Great. Wonderful.

Organize Your Excessive Browser Tabs with 'Toby' Organize Your Excessive Browser Tabs with 'Toby'

I recently stumbled across the extension Toby (Chrome, Firefox), and I’m surprised at how much I love it. So much so that it has replaced the pretty Chrome Delight and Earth View from Google Earth extensions I’ve been using whenever I open a new tab. I’m one-hundred percent Toby now, because it’s one of the best ways…

Create Your Own Live Wallpaper for Your Android Device With 'KLWP' Create Your Own Live Wallpaper for Your Android Device With 'KLWP'

Android: Nobody likes a boring home screen. And while you get a number of default options within Android to pretty up your device, you can get a lot more creative if you build your own live wallpaper. KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker is the perfect “the sky is the limit” app, for its usefulness is directly correlated to how…

How to Stop Accidentally Quitting Your Mac Apps How to Stop Accidentally Quitting Your Mac Apps

It happens at least once a day, always when I’m right in the middle of working on something important: I accidentally brush the Command+Q combination instead of Command+W to close a browser tab, quitting me out of Chrome. Sigh.

Try Mailspring If You're Tired of Terrible Desktop Email Apps Try Mailspring If You're Tired of Terrible Desktop Email Apps

Unless you’re the world’s biggest fan of Microsoft Outlook, odds are good that you don’t use a desktop email client at home. You probably use a web-based email service, and your daily routine probably involves firing up your browser to delete, move, and otherwise ignore your messages. Third-party apps like Mail (for…

How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser

Browser cookies are useful in some instances; unpleasant in others. While they can save you from having to go through a complicated authentication process whenever you’re trying to access your favorite sites, they can also store data on what you’ve done on a particular website—which can then be used to serve you more…

How to Customize Google's Updated 'News' App  How to Customize Google's Updated 'News' App 

iOS/Android: Google News is pretty much a household phrase nowadays, and the company just release a big update to its Android and iOS apps that adds in a lot of machine learning. Presumably, this will help you get more relevant and interesting news to read within the app.

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