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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.