If you’re a Windows and Android user, you should be using Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app. It can do a lot of really useful things, including let you control the media playing on your phone from your PC.
Windows 10 moved the “Startup” folder out of the spotlight, but it can still be found if you know where to look. It contains apps that run when you sign in to your computer.
Websites can store data—like your login state, preferences, and even tracking information—in cookies, which are pieces of information your web browser remembers. You can clear browser cookies whenever you want: Here’s how…
Playlists are an integral part of the Spotify experience, which is why it’s always releasing new features to make them better. If you make your own playlists—and you should be—the “Enhance” button can give you a hand….
If you have kids that use phones and tablets, you probably worry about their usage. Google’s Family Link service is incredibly useful for parents. We’ll show you why you should be using it.
There are many editing tools you’ve probably used before. Cropping, fixing redeye, adding filters, etc. Changing the perspective of a photo is not as common, but it’s also not as difficult as you might think, thanks to Google…
The YouTube mobile app has a super handy feature that lets you double-tap the video to skip a few seconds forward or backward. By default, this time is 10 seconds, but you can actually adjust that length….
Multitasking is essential for being productive on a computer. Being able to see more than one app at a time has tons of uses. We’ll show you how to split the screen with apps on your Chromebook.
There are two ways to remove emails from Gmail: “Archive” and “Delete.” When you delete an email, it gets sent to the “Trash,” which is where it stays for 30 days. You can also empty it sooner to immediately free up space….
Swapping out old light bulbs for smart bulbs is easy, but light switches can be more difficult. You don’t actually need to know anything about wiring to get a smart switch in your home. We’ll show you how….
You might feel like everything is a subscription service these days. Movies, music, food, even earbuds. Google Play Pass is another one, and it gives you access to paid apps and games for a monthly fee. Let’s explore it….
Apple surprised people by warning that “exposure to vibrations, like those generated by high-powered motorcycle engines” can damage iPhone cameras. There’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for this, and it can affect Androi…
With so much of our lives spent online, we’re often bringing things from the real world into the digital space. Google Photos makes it easy to copy and paste text from a photo and it works for iPhone and Android….
Microsoft announced several new Windows PCs during its Surface event, but Android was not left out. The Surface Duo 2 is the successor to the company’s first foldable phone. This time around, it packs 5G, better cameras, and …
It’s easy to get carried away installing apps and games, but you’re probably not using all of them. The Play Store on Android makes it easy to uninstall a bunch of apps at once to free up space.
Multitasking can be difficult on a small phone screen. Apple’s drag and drop tool makes it easy to move photos, text, links, and more between your favorite apps. This powerful feature can improve your workflow….
Google Chrome gets a new release every four weeks. Version 94 arrived on September 21, 2021, and it includes Google Drive files on the New Tab Page, more HTTPS features, and a new sharing menu. Let’s take a look….
Sound quality might not be something you think about a lot when it comes to your smartphone, but it’s important. Samsung Galaxy phones come with a handy equalizer for simple audio adjustments. We’ll show you how it works and …
Smartphone cameras can do a lot more than just take photos and videos. You can take a photo with your iPhone and copy text from the real world. We’ll show you how this handy feature works.
Google Nest Hubs are handy little weather stations. You can easily see the current temperature and look into the forecast. They can also show you information about the air quality (AQI). In some places, that’s important to kn…
Google Assistant has a lot of tools that can help you organize your day. You can create an interactive checklist for your morning or nighttime routine. It’s great for kids and works with smart displays and speakers….
Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, and the two platforms have been getting more crossover features ever since. Instagram “Rooms” is an extension of the Facebook Messenger feature with the same name, but there’s a little mor…
Portrait Mode is a great feature for the iPhone’s camera. It can make your selfies look a lot more polished and professional. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could use Portrait Mode on FaceTime? Well, you can….
Smartphone displays are rarely the same aspect ratio as YouTube videos. That leaves black bars on the sides. You can pinch-to-zoom to fill the screen, but if you’re always doing that, you might as well make it default….
iOS 15 introduced a redesigned Safari interface that puts the address bar at the bottom of the screen. If you prefer to keep it at the top of the screen—like most web browsers—it can be easily swapped….