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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…

12 Useful Web Tools You Didn't Know About 12 Useful Web Tools You Didn't Know About

Google isn’t the only company creating useful apps for the web. There are plenty of great online resources not made in Mountain view, provided you know where to look. Here are 12 of our favorite online apps and websites that are worth collecting in your browser’s bookmarks, ready to go at a moment’s notice, to convert…

4 Updates to Mozilla's Overhauled Quantum Firefox 4 Updates to Mozilla's Overhauled Quantum Firefox

In the nine years that it’s been around, Google Chrome’s speed and simplicity convinced most of us to make the switch from whatever browser we were using before (though not everyone is a Chrome fan). With a new overhaul and some streamlining, Firefox is hoping to claw back some of that market share.

7 Handy Google Assistant Tricks You Didn't Know About 7 Handy Google Assistant Tricks You Didn't Know About

Google Assistant is keen on taking as big a role in your life as possible, and to that end Google keeps pouring new features into the app, whether it’s on your phone, your dinky smart speaker, your Pixelbook, or your Nvidia Shield. Here are 7 capabilities that the Assistant has been given that you might not have made…

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.

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…

Who Actually Owns Your Content When You Post It to the Web Who Actually Owns Your Content When You Post It to the Web

Thanks to the wonders of the web, you can get your content up and in front of an audience of millions in seconds—but that doesn’t necessarily mean you still own that photo of your dog once it is live. Signing the terms and conditions on your favorite social networks could mean signing away the rights to that video of…

4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone 4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we take pictures and record our lives—it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t always have a camera with us. For all their convenience though, and all the smartphone camera improvements we’ve seen in the last few years, the dedicated camera isn’t dead yet.

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.

Simple Benchmarks to Run on Your Computer to Check If It's Working Well Simple Benchmarks to Run on Your Computer to Check If It's Working Well

At first glance the computer on your desk might look a lot like last year’s model or the model your colleague has, but looks can be deceptive—if you want to really rate your laptop and find its place in the power and performance stakes, that’s where benchmarks come in.

You Should Probably Buy a Set-top Box or Streaming Dongle, No Matter What TV You Have You Should Probably Buy a Set-top Box or Streaming Dongle, No Matter What TV You Have

Smart TV features are for the most part terrible, so if you’re looking to pipe Netflix or whatever service into your television, you’re best off buying a smart box or dongle. We would never suggest that you shouldn’t invest in a big beautiful new screen—you cannot watch Game of Thrones on an Apple TV alone—but don’t…

How to Spot Fake Photos on the Web How to Spot Fake Photos on the Web

Take a moment before you reshare that hilarious or terrifying image on your favorite social media channel of choice—is it, in fact, as authentic as it first appears? From political scenes to shark invasions, the web is rife with fake photos thanks to easy-to-use image editing tools and gullible viewers. Here’s how to…

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 Reasons to Build a Hackintosh (and How to Get Started) 5 Reasons to Build a Hackintosh (and How to Get Started)

Windows fans can build their own computers when they can’t find one in stores to match their needs, but custom-made Macs are much harder to put together, as Apple doesn’t like having its software and hardware separated. But if you’ve got the time, and really need your beefy computer running macOS, than you should…

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