Why Android No Longer Needs a Cache Partition

Long-time Android power users will be all too familiar with the “clear cache” option in recovery, but thanks to some recent changes to how Android works, the cache partition is a thing of the past. Here’s why.

YouTube Music Review: Promising, But Google Can (and Has) Done Better

Google is planning to eventually bring all of its music services under the banner of YouTube Music. It’s a decent start for now, but it could use a lot of improvement.

What to Do If Your Kindle is Running Slowly or Freezing

While they’re never the snappiest devices, if your Kindle is feeling sluggish—or freezing altogether—we’re here to help. Let’s look at some troubleshooting tips.

Ring vs. Nest Hello vs. SkyBell HD: Which Video Doorbell Should You Buy?

If you want a video doorbell for your front door, but aren’t sure which one to get, we’ve tested out the top three models—the Ring Video Doorbell 2, Nest Hello, and SkyBell HD—to see which one might best fit your needs.

How To Recover Your Forgotten Facebook Password

If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Facebook password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.

The Best French Press Coffee Makers For Every Budget

A French press is a great way to enjoy really delicious coffee without a lot of effort. We’ve rounded up some fantastic models to help you get rich flavor in every cup, morning after morning.

The Best Bluetooth Mouse For Every User

Bluetooth PC mice aren’t hard to find, but the sheer variety of options can be intimidating. Here are the best models on the market.

How to Save a Microsoft Word Document as a Web Page

You may not think of Word as a tool for designing web pages, and that’s okay—it’s really not very good at it, anyway. But, if you have an existing Word document that you need to turn into a web page for whatever reason, Word has you covered with some built-in tools.

Will the Alarm Work if Your Android Phone is Off or On Do Not Disturb?

It may be silly to assume that your alarm will still work if your phone is off, but a lot of phones actually used to work this way. In fact, some Android devices still do.

Which Game Console Is the Best Home Entertainment System?

You buy a gaming console to play games, but then it ends up being a centerpiece of your home theater. If you’re going to watch movies and TV on it, you may as well get the best one for your needs.

What is a UV Filter and Do You Need it to Protect Your Camera Lens?

A UV filter is a glass filter that attaches to the front of your camera lens and blocks ultraviolet rays. They used to be necessary for film photography, but now most photographers use them to protect their lenses.

How to Automatically Enable Windows 10’s Dark Theme at Night

Windows 10’s dark app mode is easier on the eyes at night, but there’s no easy option to automatically enable it at night—unlike macOS Mojave’s dark theme. Instead, you can automatically turn it on and off with scheduled tasks.

How Secure Are Wi-Fi Security Cameras?

Everyone’s seen the horror stories. Someone placed an Internet connected camera in their home and left it open to attack, allowing strangers to eavesdrop on their most private moments. Here’s how to pick a camera that guarantees your privacy.

You Don’t Need a Smart Thermostat

There are a lot of really great smarthome devices that are truly useful, but a smart thermostat isn’t one of them.

Nest Hello Installation: 3 Things You Should Know

If you’re thinking about getting the Nest Hello to replace your existing doorbell, it’s a great option. However, there are some things to keep in mind about the installation that makes the Hello a bit different than other video doorbells.

The Most Durable Micro USB Charging Cables For Any Situation

Whether you’re charging your Android phone, Bluetooth speaker, or other device, you likely put a lot of miles on your micro USB cables. Here’s a slew of cables designed to withstand all your abuse.

How to Change Windows 10’s Wallpaper Based on Time of Day

Apple’s macOS 10.14 Mojave offers “Dynamic Desktop” wallpapers that change based on the time of day. You can get something similar on Windows, either by using the standard background settings or by digging into the Task Scheduler.

Six Android Features You Won’t Find on iPhone, Even After iOS 12

Android and iOS are constantly running in parallel, copying (and expanding on) each other’s features. But they’re not always at parity. Here’s a closer look at a handful of things Android can do that you won’t find on iPhone—even after you upgrade to iOS 12 this Fall.

What is a T-Stop in Photography and Videography?

If you start to move from photography into videography, you’ll quickly start hearing about something called a t-stop, which are a combination of a lens’ f-stop and light transmittance value. Let’s take a deeper look at what that means.

Every To-Do List App Sucks, Switch To todo.txt Instead

Todo.txt stores your tasks in a simple text document, and I’ve been using it for a year now. I honestly wonder why I ever used anything else.
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