Social networks are fun, and even useful. But they’re a terrible primary tool for staying informed about the world. Here’s why—and what you should be using instead.
Not sure where that file you just downloaded to your Mac actually came from? There’s a quick way to check in macOS.
It’s an internet cliche: “if you’re not paying for something you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.” And it’s true, but doesn’t explain why internet companies watch you constantly.
After you send an email, it’s pretty much outside your control. Gmail’s new Confidential Mode tries to give you a bit of control back by offering message expiration dates and making it trickier for email to be forwarded on….
An empty inbox is bliss, but some things you just can’t respond to immediately. Gmail’s new Snooze button lets you get those emails out of your face until it’s time to deal with them.
When you’re trying to get the most life out of your device, it’s easy to overthink batteries. Don’t. Plug in your devices when possible, carry a battery pack with you, and get on with your life.
The new Gmail started rolling out last week, and it’s awesome. But many people are asking the same question: where did Contacts go?
Multiple people I know are convinced that Facebook is listening to their phone calls and in-person conversations. Call it the Microphone Myth. But why do these myths continue to persist despite there being no hard evidence?…
Your various ROM collections, Steam games, and various other Windows games are, at the end of the day, all just games. Wouldn’t it make sense to launch them all from the same place?
Dear Microsoft: your names for Windows 10 updates aren’t memorable, and therefore impossible for humans to keep track of. You know what humans can keep track of? Dogs.
I know you love Kodi. I do too. But there’s a reason people keep switching to Plex: it’s better.
Tired of opening the Mac App Store to install macOS updates? Use the Terminal instead.
Super Mario Bros will never die. Nintendo always gets around to re-releasing the 1985 classic on every new console it makes, and people always buy millions of copies. But what about games that aren’t beloved? Will they survi…
You’ve added all your media to a Plex server and it’s great, but now you want to watch your favorite YouTube videos in the same interface. Is that possible? Yep!
Firefox is a great browser, but if you’ve ever eyed all those great Chrome extensions, you may have been tempted to switch. You don’t have to. Chrome Store Foxified is a Firefox extension that lets you install extensions fro…
Mac: External graphics processors, or eGPUs, are officially supported in macOS High Sierra 10.13.04, which came out yesterday.
Whether you’re interested in recording live TV using Plex or considering setting up NextPVR, you need a tuner card. But which form factor is best?
Cord cutting—ditching cable or satellite TV and watching stuff online instead—is great. It’s also not for everyone.
Notifications are great when you need them, and terrible when you don’t. Here’s how to turn off all notifications temporarily, and configure which apps and websites can show them otherwise.
YouTube sucks on Apple TV now. The interface doesn’t look like an Apple TV app, and features like the Remote app flat-out don’t work.
Start ripping your DVDs and Blu-Rays to Kodi and your collection can get overwhelming fast. Happily, Kodi lets you sort movies into sets.
You’re browsing Activity Monitor when you notice something named cfprefsd. What is this, and should you be worried about it?
You keep hearing about podcasts—from friends, online, even on TV. But what are podcasts, and how do you get started listening to them?
You might have noticed something named cloudd running on your Mac while using Activity Monitor. Should you be worried? What is this? This process is part of macOS, and is related to iCloud.
If you use Plex, you’ve probably noticed that their Channel ecosystem is a little…lacking. A third party app store can help.