Use Your Smartphone To Improve Your Sleep

Stories of how technology is bad for our health are par for the course, but smartphones—and the apps on them—can be used to make significantly positive changes as well. One of the areas where you'll find a cornucopia of brilliant apps is in the field of sleep. Here's a small selection of apps that might help you… » 7/29/14 10:36am Yesterday 10:36am

How to Keep Dozens of Tabs Open Without Exhausting Your Browser

Those who lived through the tabbed browsing revolution will remember just how convenient it felt to be able to open up three or four tabs in the background without losing focus from the current one. Now that kind of behavior is taken for granted, but if you queue up too many tabs to get around to later it can start to… » 7/25/14 12:53pm Friday 12:53pm

The Best Microsoft Word Alternatives That Are Totally Free

Microsoft's titan of a word processor is used almost everywhere by almost everyone, but what if you don't want to spend seven bucks a month? Here are our favorite alternatives to Word. They're all free, they're all capable of working with the ubiquitous .docx format, and they all offer some very useful features on top… » 7/24/14 10:00am 7/24/14 10:00am

How to Use the Infinite Number of Email Addresses Gmail Gives You

One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: john.smith@gmail.com works just the same as johnsmith@gmail.com. What's more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g.… » 7/23/14 1:45pm 7/23/14 1:45pm

Archive Texts and Call Logs on Android with SMS Backup +

SMS Backup + isn't the only option for getting your texts and call data off your Android smartphone, but it's one of the simplest and most effective. It archives all of your messages to Gmail (or Google Calendar), and it covers WhatsApp communications too. The app is free to download and install, though you can leave… » 7/22/14 10:18am 7/22/14 10:18am

Go Check When Your Free Cloud Storage Deals Expire

1GB here, 50GB there—the bonus cloud storage space you can pick up by buying a Chromebook, connecting a Samsung tablet or subscribing to Office 365 can soon start to add up. The trouble is, many of these tempting deals are time-limited, which can leave you in quite a pickle when the expiration date passes. » 7/16/14 3:03pm 7/16/14 3:03pm

5 Quick Ways To Free Up Space In Your Gmail Account

Google has boosted Gmail storage space by a factor of 15 since it debuted in 2004, but power users may still find themselves bumping up against the limit (and you now have to share it with Drive and Google+ Photos too). Here are some quick, easy tips for clearing out a significant amount of room in your Gmail account. » 7/15/14 1:49pm 7/15/14 1:49pm

10 Tricks To Make Yourself an Instagram Master

Instagram smashed through the 200 million user mark in March, so it doesn't seem to be suffering too badly from the surfeit of competitors taking it on. Whether you're an Instagram newbie or an old-timer on the network, these 10 tips should give you a few fresh ideas about how you can get the most out of the app. » 7/09/14 9:18am 7/09/14 9:18am

Plug Facebook Into Skype For a News Feed Firehose

We know that our Facebook news feeds go through a complicated filtering process, affected both by Facebook's internal algorithms and our own efforts to hide or show particular friends. However, not all third-party apps are so complex, and Skype will pull in your Facebook news feed pretty much as it's published. » 7/07/14 10:00am 7/07/14 10:00am