Get the Best Apple Watch Features on Android Wear

The long wait for the Apple Watch is almost over, but wait one second—you don’t necessarily have to rush out and spend $349 (or more) to get some of its most useful features on your wrist. You can add these tweaks and third-party apps to Android Wear to get a more Apple Watch-like experience from your wearable. » 4/23/15 10:00am Thursday 10:00am

How to Keep Track of All Your Favorite Places

Mapping apps have given us unprecedented access to the world around us, but even with all this technology at our disposal, remembering the name of that bar you went to last week can still be a struggle. Well, struggle no longer: We’ve pulled together a selection of the best apps and sites for keeping your favorite… » 4/21/15 9:50am Tuesday 9:50am

The Easiest Way to Tell Which Streaming Service Has the Show You Want

From Netflix to HBO Now, Google Play to PlayStation, trying to work out where you can see your favorite movies and TV shows on the web isn’t always easy. JustWatch is a slick and simple interface for searching through everything available on these services, and finding out where it’s playing. » 4/20/15 9:50am 4/20/15 9:50am

Edit Office Documents From Inside the Dropbox Website

To continue to compete with the likes of Google Drive, OneDrive and iCloud, Dropbox really needs an online office suite to call its own—so it's borrowed Microsoft's. You can now edit any .docx, .xlsx or .pptx file from right inside the Dropbox web interface, with no extra software required, and here's how to go… » 4/16/15 9:55am 4/16/15 9:55am

Make Your Mac Feel Like New Again With a Fresh Install of OS X

Remember that zippy performance and warm feeling you got when you booted up your Mac for the first time? Seems a long time ago, doesn't it? Thankfully, getting everything wiped and back to its original state isn't too complicated or painful a procedure any more. Here's how to go about it in the latest Mac OS X. » 4/15/15 5:41am 4/15/15 5:41am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Calendar Master

Google's lightweight, versatile Calendar app runs across the web and multiple mobile platforms to keep our lives organized—but just how deep have you delved into the more advanced features that it offers? Read on to go beyond the basics of appointment scheduling and calendar colors to get more out of this… » 4/14/15 12:10pm 4/14/15 12:10pm

Use the Power Button To End Calls on Android With Ease

The traditional way of ending calls on an Android smartphone is to bring the phone away from your ear, take one last look at your contact's avatar of choice, and tap down on the end call button. If you want something that's a little more convenient—and slick—then you can use the power button instead, with no extra… » 4/13/15 3:30pm 4/13/15 3:30pm

Use Hooks to Get iOS Alerts for Virtually Anything

There are all kinds of ways to get notified about what's of interest to you: Twitter, RSS, IFTTT, Yo, specific apps, your favorite sites, your next-door neighbor and so on. Hooks is a clean and simple app for iOS that focuses on notifications and nothing else; it can prompt you with alerts for everything from sports… » 4/13/15 10:00am 4/13/15 10:00am

Use Google Bookmarks to Share a Ton of Links at Once

If you've got a bunch of links you need to share with someone else, you could paste them one-by-one into an IM window or email... or you could use Google's newly revamped bookmarks system to do the job for you. Here's how to collect your links and make the list public. » 4/10/15 10:10am 4/10/15 10:10am

7 Things You Can Do in iOS 8.3 That You Couldn't Before

If you've got an iOS device somewhere on your person then you've probably noticed the latest software update is available. Beyond the usual selection of bug fixes and patches (of which there are more than usual), there are a number of small but handy improvements for your iPhone and iPad to take advantage of—here's… » 4/09/15 10:20am 4/09/15 10:20am

Stop Your Facebook Friends From Tagging You or Posting on Your Profile

Facebook is all well and good, but what's all this interaction about? Turn your back for five seconds and your so-called friends are tagging you in dubious nightspots or posting Rick Astley music videos to your timeline. A quick delve into the security settings for your account can stop this behavior and help you… » 4/07/15 12:45pm 4/07/15 12:45pm

Use Comment Hashtags to Sort Your Music in iTunes

Many of us might have switched over to streaming services without so much as a backwards glance, but iTunes still has some advantages going for it—not least of them smart playlists, and the ability to customize them as you see fit. Using the comment fields and your own choice of hashtags you can create personalized… » 4/03/15 9:30am 4/03/15 9:30am

How to Put CyanogenMod on Your Android Phone

You may have heard of CyanogenMod and admired it from afar, but now's the time to seize the day and get it installed on your Android phone. For those new to flashing phones, there are official apps for your mobile and for Windows to help you along, and we've explained everything you need to know below. » 4/02/15 9:45am 4/02/15 9:45am

How to Restrict Your Kid (Or Friend) to One App Only on Android

Maybe you know that sinking feeling when you hand over your beloved Android smartphone, whether your niece wants to play The Sims or your friend wants to look something up on the web—you never quite know what state your device is going to come back in. The latest versions of Android have a feature that can help, and… » 4/01/15 10:30am 4/01/15 10:30am

12 Essential iOS Widgets For a More Functional Notification Center

A few weeks ago we rounded up some eye-catching widgets for your Android device so it's only fair that we spend some time looking at a selection for iOS too, even if widgets aren't quite the same thing on both platforms. All of these apps will add functionality and flexibility and to the Notification Center on your… » 3/31/15 12:40pm 3/31/15 12:40pm

Cut Through the Noise on Twitter with TweetDeck's Engagement Filter

With 500 million tweets sent into the ether every day, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff on Twitter. This is one of the areas where power-user-tool-of-choice TweetDeck can lend a hand. It includes an engagement filter to let you focus in on high-profile tweets and cut out the less important ones.… » 3/30/15 11:20am 3/30/15 11:20am