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20 Tips and Tricks for Managing Files on macOS 20 Tips and Tricks for Managing Files on macOS

You no doubt know how to copy, move, rename and otherwise manipulate files on your Mac, but with the right power tricks you can get through all this digital admin much more quickly. Here’s our pick of the best expert tips for Finder and macOS file management that you might not have come across yet.

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…

12 Cool Things You Can Do in Android 9 Pie That You Couldn't Do Before 12 Cool Things You Can Do in Android 9 Pie That You Couldn't Do Before

Android 9 Pie is finished and heading out now to Pixel devices, with phones that were part of the Android P beta program next in line. Whether you’ve been following the development of the OS for the last six months, or you’re completely new to it, here are some of the cool tricks that are now possible on Android…

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…

7 Reasons Why This Is the One Gadget Your Home Network Needs 7 Reasons Why This Is the One Gadget Your Home Network Needs

You might thing your home network is complete after you buy a good router, but that’s not true! There’s a lot of ways to to improve it, and how you compute. But the best gadget to invest in after a solid router is a Network-Attached Storage, or NAS drive. If you’re new to the idea of drives, they’re basically hard…

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.

A Guide to Using Android Without Selling Your Soul to Google A Guide to Using Android Without Selling Your Soul to Google

As soon as you start up a new Android phone, you get prompted to sign in with your Google account—but what if you don’t want to do that? Maybe you want to take advantage of Android but limit what Google knows about you, or maybe you just prefer the alternative apps; whatever the case, here’s how to live a Google-free…

Why Hot Weather is Really Bad for Your Gadgets, and How to Protect Them Why Hot Weather is Really Bad for Your Gadgets, and How to Protect Them

If you’re in the northern hemisphere then summer is already underway, which means your various gadgets and gizmos are going to be lying on beach towels, sitting in hot cars, sweating on the subway and generally getting hotter than they normally would. Here’s why that’s dangerous—and what you can do to keep them…

7 Tasks Chromebooks Still Can't Do As Well As Macs or PCs 7 Tasks Chromebooks Still Can't Do As Well As Macs or PCs

Chromebooks are cheap, compact, lightweight, versatile, and durable—so you should definitely pick one up for your next laptop, right? Not so fast, potential portable computer buyer, because there are still a number of areas where Windows and macOS have a distinct advantage, and we’re going to go through them here.

How to Livestream From a Smartphone How to Livestream From a Smartphone

Some moments in life demand a live stream: Protestors swarming down your street. The immediate aftermath of a World Cup final. Maybe even a best man speech. Livestreaming allows your friends, family, and followers unprecedented access to what’s going on around you, and nearly every major social network and video app…

5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive 5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

Going to the effort of setting up a smart home just so you can turn your lights on and off from your phone may not seem like the best use of your time and resources, but with the right gear and apps you can put together some routines that really will impress family, friends, and occasional Airbnb guests. Here are five…

5 Gadgets You Probably Don't Have at Home But Should Invest In 5 Gadgets You Probably Don't Have at Home But Should Invest In

What gadgets have you got at home? A smartphone? Maybe an Amazon Echo? We’re here to tell you about some of the lesser-known bits of kit that are worth tricking out your home with—covering everything from home security to data storage, put these on your shopping list the next time you’re working through your…

How to Make Your Mac Play Nice with Your Android Phone How to Make Your Mac Play Nice with Your Android Phone

Getting iPhones to play nice with Windows can be a challenge, but so can getting Android to play nice with Macs—and it’s that second setup we’re going to tackle here. Read on to find out how to get all your apps working together and your files seamlessly synced between a Google-powered phone and an Apple-powered…

How to Download Everything from Your Favorite Streaming Services How to Download Everything from Your Favorite Streaming Services

Don’t let a long flight or a loss of signal get in the way of your music and video streaming: Just about all the popular services let you cache downloads for offline use, and Netflix just upgraded its download mechanism to be smarter—downloading the next episode of shows you are watching and automatically deleting the…

How to Make Your iPhone Play Nice With Your Windows PC How to Make Your iPhone Play Nice With Your Windows PC

If you’ve spent any time around Apple products, you know that “compatibility with hardware made by rival manufacturers” isn’t high up on the company’s priority list. But using your iPhone with a Windows PC can be a smoother experience than you might think.

How to Avoid Getting Screwed by a Sneaky Tech Support Scam How to Avoid Getting Screwed by a Sneaky Tech Support Scam

Tech support scams, obviously shady though they might seem to some, continueto catch more and more people—Microsoft says the number of reported cases is on the rise, while in March the U.S Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) said it logged 11,000 complaints last year, a rise of 86 percent over 2016. The claimed…

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