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Moleskine's Productivity App Makes Organizing Easy and Fun Moleskine's Productivity App Makes Organizing Easy and Fun

For most of my life, I managed to stay relatively organized with nothing but my own memory, but I recently started using Apple’s Reminders app to keep track of major work assignments and personal chores. It gets the job done, but it’s not very exciting to use. I didn’t even realize that fun was an option until I…

How to Turn Your Google Maps Location Icon Into a Cartoon Car How to Turn Your Google Maps Location Icon Into a Cartoon Car

iOS: Earlier this year, Google teamed up with Nintendo to turn Google Maps into Mario Kart, replacing the app’s usual location icon with a fist-bumping plumber riding a red go-kart. The crossover didn’t last very long, but Google is now bringing back some of that magic with a new update to the Maps app on iOS.

Find the Exact Video Moment You're Looking For With the Hulu App's New Scrubber Feature  Find the Exact Video Moment You're Looking For With the Hulu App's New Scrubber Feature 

Most online video players feature some sort of scrubber (the bar at the bottom that lets you skip around in whatever you’re watching), but if you’re on a smartphone, actually trying to use that tool to find the exact right spot is typically more of a hassle than it’s worth. Most of the time, you’re better off just…

How YouTube's New Music Streaming Service Stands Up to the Competition How YouTube's New Music Streaming Service Stands Up to the Competition

Google is back with yet another music streaming service. This time the company is rebranding YouTube Red and splitting it into two new options named YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.

How to Get 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Mode for Any Android Phone How to Get 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Mode for Any Android Phone

Android: In a perfect world, we would all ignore our phones while behind the wheel, but the sad truth is that some people just can’t resist the dopamine boost of a new text message or Facebook notification.

How to Level Up in Fortnite Without Killing Anyone How to Level Up in Fortnite Without Killing Anyone

Playing Fortnite is a lot of fun when you aren’t getting filled with holes or kissing other players’ Infinity Gauntlets. Looking for weapons? Exciting. Chopping down trees? Soothing, in a Ron Swanson-like way. Scavenging for items across the map? Just think of how much fun they’ll be to not use when another player…

How to Get Better Recommendations From Apple Music, Spotify, and More How to Get Better Recommendations From Apple Music, Spotify, and More

Thanks to the rise of music streaming services, it’s never been easier to find new music—so why do I keep listening to the same three albums on repeat?

How to Use AirPods to Listen to In-Flight Movies How to Use AirPods to Listen to In-Flight Movies

I love my Bluetooth earbuds, and considering the runaway success of Apple’s AirPods, I’m not alone. But every once in a while I run into a situation where I wish I still had some headphones with a good ol’ 3.5mm cable.

How to Go 'Incognito' in YouTube Right Now  How to Go 'Incognito' in YouTube Right Now 

Google knows a lot about you, and a decent amount of that info comes from YouTube. By default, the video site tracks everything you watch and search for (including that time I played the same Taylor Swift video on a loop for 2 hours) so it can suggest better videos—and target you with more relevant ads, of course.

How to Join the Class Action Lawsuit Over Apple's Crappy MacBook Keyboards How to Join the Class Action Lawsuit Over Apple's Crappy MacBook Keyboards

If you bought a new MacBook or MacBook Pro in the past few years, you may have a case against Apple. A new class-action lawsuit claims the company knowingly sold laptops with defective keyboards. Here’s what you need to know about the new lawsuit and how to get involved.

Keep Yourself from Binging YouTube with the New 'Take a Break' Feature Keep Yourself from Binging YouTube with the New 'Take a Break' Feature

YouTube videos: You can never watch just one. It’s not your fault. YouTube does a great job of keeping you engaged by constantly offering tailor-made suggestions (and an aggressive autoplay system).

How to Find Stories and Messages in Snapchat's Latest Redesign How to Find Stories and Messages in Snapchat's Latest Redesign

Earlier this year, Snapchat rolled out a drastic redesign meant to make the confusing social network a little easier for newcomers to understand. But the new layout flopped, and now Snapchat is admitting defeat with a second redesign that undoes almost all of those changes.

How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View

Google’s done more than almost any other company to bring virtual reality to the masses, from making cheap Cardboard headsets to giving the public easy ways to create and share 360-degree photos. Now the company is giving VR fans another way to dive in with a new tool called Tour Creator.

How to Make Sure Your Disappearing Signal Messages Actually Disappear How to Make Sure Your Disappearing Signal Messages Actually Disappear

When it comes to messaging apps, Signal is one of the most secure options around, but it turns out the service actually has a pretty big vulnerability if you’re using it on a Mac.

How to Use Android P's Confusing New Gesture Controls

Android P comes packed full of exciting new features, but it also introduces a huge change in how you’ll navigate your smartphone. Google is replacing the virtual navigation buttons we know and love with a single pill-shaped icon and a whole bunch of swiping.

How to Get the Android P Public Beta on Your Phone Right Now How to Get the Android P Public Beta on Your Phone Right Now

Android: Earlier this year, Google offered app developers (and adventurous fans) an early look at Android P. Now, the company is rolling out an official public beta to the general public. Here’s what you need to know.

Play Mario Kart in Your Browser With This CSS Clone (Updated)

Lightning bolts suck. Thankfully, the painstaking work of software engineer Stephen Cook doesn’t include any of these (cheater) tricks. In his simplified version of Mario Kart, which you can play right in your browser, you just have to worry about easy driving, not item management.

How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone

Android: Google and Android are typically a package deal. Even if Samsung or Sony makes your phone, you’ll still find it loaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and all the other apps that makes up Google Play Services. But it’s possible to totally “de-Google” your Android device—strange as that sentence is…

How to Make Alexa the Default Voice Assistant on Android How to Make Alexa the Default Voice Assistant on Android

Android: Pretty much every new Android device comes with Google Assistant baked in as your default AI butler, but what if you prefer Amazon’s Alexa? It’s easy to change which robotic assistant will respond when you ask for help.

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