We’ve talked a lot about how to manage mobile data on Android, but what if your home internet has a data cap too? That can be an issue, especially if your phone starts chewing through your cap with background tasks. The good news is there’s an easy way to get Android to treat specific WI-Fi networks as if they were cellular networks.
There are few things more annoying than unwanted calls and texts. Even seemingly decent companies sometimes turn to scammy tactics; or perhaps you have a former friend who keeps trying to contact you against your wishes.
Depending on where you have your Nest Cam set up, you might receive more notifications than you really need. However, you can customize your Nest Cam notifications so that you only the receive the ones that you truly care about at times when you need them.
If you’re out and about shopping at your local Walmart or Target store, you’ve probably noticed a lot of products adorned with emoji, like the seemingly ubiquitous smiling pile of poo. Have you ever wondered if you can just make your own emoji merchandise?
Private browsing has been around in one form or another since 2005, but it took some time for every browser to get behind it. Now, no matter what browser you use, you can surf the internet without leaving behind a local trail of history, passwords, cookies, and other assorted bits of information.
If you have Nest Aware set up on your Nest Cam, it can record video around the clock. However, this can quickly use up your bandwidth and data, so if you don’t need it recording at all hours, here’s how to automatically turn the Nest Cam on and off based on your location (using Home/Away Assist) or on a strict schedule.
WhatsApp is a great service, but anyone with your phone number can message you through it. Whether you want to stop a particular spambot or former friend from contacting you, here’s how to do it.
By default, the Nest Cam has a status light on the front that’s fairly subtle, but can still be distracting depending on how you use the camera. Here’s how to turn it off.
Your iOS device has several numerical identifiers associated with it. Two of the most important are the device’s serial number and International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. You can use both to identify your phone when you’re scheduling repairs, activating or deactivating devices, or even reporting a device lost or stolen.
So you’ve got your Samsung Galaxy device and the company’s accompanying virtual reality headset, Gear VR. That’s awesome! Gear VR provides a great, inexpensive taste of what virtual reality has to offer. Let’s show you how to get that thing all set up and running so you can strap it your face and travel to far away lands. Get hype.
Amazon offers free music streaming with Prime, a paid music service for an additional monthly fee, direct MP3 sales, a way to get MP3s when you purchase audio CDs, and a music locker you can upload your own songs to. That’s a lot to keep track of! Here are all of Amazon’s confusing music services, explained.
Thanks to smartphones, Virtual Reality has come a long way over the past year or two. But VR is really only cool for the person actually using it at the time. Want your friends to see what you see? is You can share your screen with those around you, as long as you have a Chromecast (for Android devices) or Apple TV (for iOS devices).
Lots of burglars come out at night, which means night vision can be a great feature for your security camera. But if it’s not really something you’ll need, you can easily turn it off on the Nest Cam.
Instagram is more than just a place for people to share photos—it’s a fully fledged social network. You can even privately message your friends and people you follow. Let’s look at how.
You bought a TV show or movie on iTunes. You want to watch it on your Android phone, Plex media server, or basically anything not made by Apple. Why won’t it work?
Using flash memory to run a desktop system, like Windows, was advised against for quite some time. But what made it a desirable and viable option for mobile devices? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
Some people find the macOS Terminal scary, and that makes sense. Commands can feel alienating, and learning to use them takes time. It’s hard to find a starting point.
Increasingly sophisticated phones and data-hungry applications make it easier than ever to blow through your cellphone plan’s data cap…and incur nasty overage charges. Read on as we show you how to manage your data use.
Facebook is the world’s most popular social network, and with that comes a load of problems. Not only do you have to deal with all the regular trolls you find online, but crazy exes, stalkers, and fake profiles looking to con you are all permanent fixtures.
Apple is staking their reputation on ensuring the data it collects from you remains private. How? By using something called “Differential Privacy.”
The Nest Cam can capture audio whenever it’s recording video so you can hear what’s going on. However, if you don’t need audio, you can disable it to save just a little bit of bandwidth and data.
By now, you have probably added a lot of apps and games to your Apple TV—so many that your Home screen has become crowded and unwieldy. Grouping things together in folders, however, can quickly restore order.
Since iOS 7, Apple devices have had limited support for opening ZIP files in Messages and Mail, while a few other third-party apps provide methods for opening ZIP files. But what if you’re on the other end and want to share multiple files with someone in a zipped file?
There’s something special about a printed photo. Sure, you can share thousands of photos on Facebook, but none of them will ever be as special as the one photo you hang on the wall in your living room.
Android isn’t largely thought of as a desktop operating system, but if you’re curious about how Google’s mobile OS works, running it on a device you already have isn’t a bad idea. This will give you an idea of what to expect on a phone or tablet, all without making a single change to your laptop or desktop since you can easily do this from a flash drive or memory card.