While many users can live their entire smartphone lives without ever needing to touch their phones file system, there are times when more advanced measures are needed. When you need to sideload an app or move a downloaded file, for example, you’re going to need a file manager. Here are our picks for the best that Android has to offer.
Most people probably already know how to move the cursor on their iPhone or iPad. It’s essential if you make a typo and want to go back to correct your mistake before you send a text or e-mail, but there is an easier way.
After years of being on people’s wish lists, Netflix has finally started rolling its most oft-desired feature: the ability to download movies and shows for offline viewing. For the time being, this option is only available on mobile devices—smartphones and tablets that run iOS and Android—but you can start using it now.
Google loves to let people try updates to its products before releasing them to the masses. If you’re one of the folks who jumps on every beta (or alpha!) you can find, you can now do the same thing on your Chromecast.
When you have guests over who want to use your Wi-Fi, Eero makes it really simple to create a guest network for them to connect to. That way they can get internet access, but they won’t be able to access your local network files or other devices.
WhatsApp is a great way to stay in contact with people, regardless of what smartphone they use. And, like SMS, WhatsApp supports Group Chats so you can talk with a group of friends, your sports team, clubs, or any other group of people. Here’s how to start a group chat in WhatsApp.
People really like to take, mark up, and share their fun photo creations. Apps like Snapchat and Instagram let you go to town with your photos, but you can have fun with Apple’s built-in Photos app as well.
In an effort to unify all devices on the same network, Google recently added a new feature to the Google Home app (formerly called “Chromecast”). Now, if someone is playing something on a Chromecast in your home, it’ll show a notification on all the Android devices on your network. That means if your daughter is watching My Little Pony all day, you’ll have to deal with notifications letting you know.
If you’re like me (and nearly everyone I know), you do a lot of shopping on Amazon. Buying gifts? Amazon. Household items? Amazon. Electronics? Amazon. But because it’s so encompassing, it’s also something you’re going to want to take extra care to secure.
You love technology, but not everyone does. For many people computers are confusing, even scary. Malevolent actors know this, and try to deliberately trick people online. From ads that look like download buttons to ransomware pop-ups, the web is full of deception-based design, intended to take advantage of the less technically inclined.
WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular messaging apps available. It’s almost completely replaced SMS in parts of the world.
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I joined Facebook about ten years ago, and I’ve used it daily since then. But I’m a little embarrassed by my really old posts.
It’s that shop-til-you-drop time of year again, and retailers have already spent most of November with teaser sales and ads for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here’s how to score the best deals and avoid getting ripped off.
WhatsApp is a really popular, Facebook-owned messaging service, although most of its users are outside the US. While it’s encrypted end-to-end to protect you from spying, WhatsApp shares read receipts by default—so people can see if you’ve read their message—as well as sharing the last time you were online.
If you have kids, then you might know a thing or two about how difficult it can be to yank them away from their computers and other devices so they get their chores done on time or just spend quality time with the family. Eero, the robust whole-house Wi-Fi system, has a feature that makes this easy.
If you have an Android phone, you undoubtedly have some sort of photo management app installed—most likely, it’s just called “Gallery.” But you know what? That’s not the be-all-end-all of photo apps. In fact, there are a slew of others on the Play Store that do a much better job of handling your photos.
If you have cellular service in the US, then there’s a good chance you’re on one of the big four carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile. But what if I told you that you could save a significant amount of money without sacrificing coverage by switching to a smaller carrier with the same great service?
If you want the latest Kindle features right this second (or you missed a past update), the best way to get an immediate update for your Kindle is to do it manually. Read on as we show you how to easily update your Kindle.
Google Photos is arguably the best photo management app on the Play Store. It’s intuitive and easy to use, has lots of useful features, and best of all, it backs up all of your images. The thing is, if you’re using a non-stock Android phone—like an LG G series or Samsung Galaxy, for example—the stock gallery app can get in the way of an otherwise consistent and clean Photos experience.
Modern robocalls aren’t just telemarketers trying to sell you something. They’re often scammers trying to trick you into parting with your money or identity information. So how do you stop them from coming in?
If you’ve noticed a big difference between the quality of the photos and videos on your phone and the versions you upload to Facebook, you’re not imagining things: by default, the Facebook mobile clients upload photos and videos using lower quality settings. Let’s fix that.
The Apple Watch’s watchOS 3 includes a Dock feature, which allows you to access frequently used apps by pressing the long side button. You can easily add, remove, and rearrange apps on the Dock to better suit your needs.
If you enjoy listening to the news on the radio while you’re on your way to work, you can get a head start by having your Google Home tell you the news while you get ready in the morning. However, there are many news sources you can choose from, so here’s how to customize what you want to listen to.
If an app doesn’t show up on your home screen, you may have just uninstalled it. But if a pre-bundled app has gone missing, there could be a few causes. Here’s how you can restore any default apps that are missing from your device.