The Worst Bugs in Android 5.0 Lollipop and How to Fix Them

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now upon us, and while you might be rejoicing at all the new features you can take advantage of, you might also be cursing at the state that the new OS has left your device in. We've rounded up the most common Lollipop issues so far, together with the fixes you can try to get your gadgets… » 11/25/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Rdio Master

Spotify might grab most of the headlines (and users) but Rdio is a worthy competitor in the streaming music market, with apps for multiple platforms, a clear and clean interface, and some useful features hidden behind the scenes. If you're an Rdio user read on for ten tips that can help you get more out of your… » 11/24/14 12:11pm Monday 12:11pm

How To Delete Your Old Tweets Now That All of Twitter Is Searchable

The news that Twitter has made its entire archive searchable may have caused you to cheer loudly or break out in a cold sweat. If it's the latter, don't panic just yet—locating and deleting your old tweets isn't too difficult. Read on to find out how to take advantage of Twitter's newly expanded search capabilities… » 11/20/14 11:06am 11/20/14 11:06am

Keep Your Sensitive Info Off the Lock Screen in Android Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop revamps the lock screen so you can see (and deal with) notifications without having to unlock your phone each time—great! That also means that anyone who picks up your handset can have a browse through your notifications—not so great! Here's how to make sure that nothing private shows up on the… » 11/19/14 11:03am 11/19/14 11:03am

16 Things You Can Do In Android Lollipop That You Couldn't Do In KitKat

After what feels like a long time since we saw the L Preview first appear, Google is now rolling out the final version of Android 5.0 Lollipop to its existing Nexus devices, and it also appears on the brand new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 gadgets. Get to know the best version of Android yet by working through this selection… » 11/17/14 11:29am 11/17/14 11:29am

Firefox's New "Forget" Button Will Erase Just Enough of Your History

There are many reasons why you might want to switch on the private browsing mode offered up by your browser, especially when you're on a shared computer or borrowing someone else's laptop. If you forget to activate the private mode before you go surfing then the latest version of Firefox has a feature that can help… » 11/14/14 10:11am 11/14/14 10:11am

How to Switch to Google's New Messenger App for SMS

There are plenty of ways to manage your SMS messages on Android, from independent apps like Chomp SMS to Google's own Hangouts. Fresh in the Play Store this week is a new Messenger app, an upgrade on Google's native SMS tool that was the default option before Hangouts got SMS capabilities. Here's how to set it up as… » 11/13/14 9:23am 11/13/14 9:23am

How to Open Links in Your Mobile Browser Instead of the Facebook App

There's a new change to Facebook's mobile apps that means whenever you tap on a link you'll see the resulting webpage open up in the app's own stripped-down browser window. Facebook does display a brief warning—and claims that this new method is faster all around—but if you want to turn it off then you need to toggle… » 11/12/14 2:26pm 11/12/14 2:26pm

16 Fun Projects for Your New Raspberry Pi

The new Raspberry Pi is smaller, cheaper and more energy efficient—not a bad way to update a best-selling device. Whether you've taken the plunge on one of the new units or you want to put the original model to good use, we've collected together some of the most fun Pi-based projects on the planet for you to have a… » 11/12/14 6:09am 11/12/14 6:09am

11 Clever Uses for Your Old Phone or Tablet

Upgrade time has finally rolled around and you're wondering what to do with your old phone or tablet. If you don't want to flog it on eBay, give it to a friend or donate it to a good cause then there are many different ways you can make use of it. Most of these ideas involve turning your phone or tablet into a… » 11/11/14 12:21pm 11/11/14 12:21pm

Remote Control Spotify From Your Phone or Tablet

Spotify just unlocked a new feature in its mobile apps for Android and iOS—the ability to control the music playing in the desktop application from a mobile phone or tablet, assuming you're a premium user and your devices are all on the same network. As we'll show you, you can get it set up and start listening in just… » 11/07/14 1:46pm 11/07/14 1:46pm

How to Stream Local Video From Your Android Device to Your Chromecast

The Chromecast is cheap, useful and easy to operate, so it's no surprise that it's become Google's biggest hit yet in the world of home theater. Out of the box it's designed to stream online content directly from services such as Netflix and YouTube, but with the right utilities installed you can cast local content… » 11/05/14 11:21am 11/05/14 11:21am

10 Tricks That Will Make You a Safari Master

A new, streamlined interface! Less strain on your laptop's battery! Easier sharing options! There's a lot to like about the new version of Safari that Apple rolled out with OS X Yosemite, but you might not have got round to noticing all of the new options that are available. We're here to put that right and point out… » 11/04/14 3:52pm 11/04/14 3:52pm

The Worst Bugs in OS X Yosemite and How to Fix Them

There's a lot to like about OS X Yosemite, Apple's brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software's official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you're struggling with strange bugs and quirks in Yosemite then these are the… » 10/30/14 10:55am 10/30/14 10:55am

How To Disable Google Now on Your Android Device

Google Now is a glimpse of the future, a digital assistant that knows a surprising amount about you. It's not for everyone though, and you might not want the app keeping tabs on everything you're doing (and making suggestions accordingly). Here's how to disable some or all of the Google Now service on your Android… » 10/29/14 4:50pm 10/29/14 4:50pm

The Worst iOS 8.1 Bugs and How to Fix Them

How's that new iOS 8.1 update working out for you? We've scoured the forums and social media channels of the wider Web to identify some of the key issues that people are having, ready to provide you with some solutions. If your iOS 8.1 experience is less than stellar so far, try the fixes we've laid out below. » 10/28/14 12:31pm 10/28/14 12:31pm

7 Tips to Unlock the Potential of Google Inbox

Google is busy sending out invites for Google Inbox, so if you haven't yet been granted access then you should be let in soon. Inbox takes a whole new approach to email, so you might find yourself disoriented to begin with—here are seven key features that show off the potential of Google's new email messaging system. » 10/27/14 11:52am 10/27/14 11:52am