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How to Message a Facebook Friend From Instagram

Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, but the platforms remained mostly separate. This changed in 2020, though—you can now send messages to anyone on Facebook from the Instagram app. We’ll show you how to use the Cross-App …

How to Create Emoji Mash-Ups Using Gboard

Emoji convey emotions and reactions when words just can’t cut it. There are hundreds of emoji to choose from, but what if you could mash them together and create new ones? That’s exactly what Gboard can do….

How to Install Apps and Games on Android TV

Set-top boxes and smart TVs are only as good as the apps you can use on them. Android TV has a large library of streaming services and games you can enjoy on your big screen. Installing them is as easy as visiting the Google …

How to Uninstall Apps and Games on Google TV

Installing apps and games helps you take full advantage of your Google TV streaming device. But, inevitably, you’ll end up with some you don’t want anymore. Here’s how to uninstall apps and games on Google TV….

How to Hum to Search for a Song Using Google

There’s nothing quite as annoying as having a song stuck in your head and not being able to identify it. Thankfully, if you can hum the song out loud, Google Search can help you figure out what tune is stuck in your head….

How to Change Your Car Icon in Google Maps

Google Maps has a few quirky little features that can personalize your experience if you know where to find them. For instance, you can change the navigation icon to a car, SUV, or truck. Here’s how.

How to Customize the Google TV Home Screen

The switch from Android TV to Google TV brought a massive change to the home screen experience. The focus is on recommendations and surfacing content from your streaming services. We’ll show you how to customize the home scre…

How to Install Apps and Games on Google TV

To get the most out of your Google TV streaming device, you’ll want to find and download some apps and games. Unfortunately, doing this on devices like the Chromecast with Google TV isn’t as easy as opening the Play Store, bu…

What’s New in Chrome 86, Available Now

Chrome 86 is another solid upgrade from Google. Besides the usual under-the-hood improvements, Google Chrome 86 helps you quickly change vulnerable passwords and protects you from websites wasting your CPU resources (and batt…

How to Uninstall Apps and Games on Android TV

It’s easy for set-top boxes to get loaded with dozens of streaming media apps. If you’re not using an app or game anymore, it’s a good idea to uninstall it to free up some storage space and potentially improve device performa…

What Happened to Google Play Movies & TV?

Google Play Movies & TV launched in 2012 as a store for buying and renting, you guessed it, movies and TV shows. If you look for the app nowadays, you’ll find it has been renamed to “Google TV.” What happened?…
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