Chrome 66, out today, supposedly blocks one of the most annoying things on the web: auto-playing videos with sound.
Web: Search for a video, watch that video, then get on with your life. That’s Tube, a third party website that strips YouTube back to basics.
Sorry, iPhone users: your six digit numeric passcode isn’t enough anymore. Use a longer alphanumeric code if you really want to lock things down.
The Windows 10 April 2018 update, which includes the new Timeline feature, was supposed to come out last week, but Microsoft never shipped it. The reason: a blocking bug, discovered at the last minute, that created reliabilit…
PBS doesn’t have the streaming rights to its shows, which is why cord cutting viewers like you can’t watch your local PBS station.
Quickly transferring files from, say, a Mac to an Android is more complicated than it needs to be. Plover makes it simple for devices on the same network.
It’s easy to confuse “familiar” with “intuitive”. This applies to voice interfaces as much as it does to desktop ones.
Think critically when news outlets report about private data “showing up on the dark web,” because it probably doesn’t mean what you imagine.
Change is the only constant online, other than complaining about change. The Museum of Websites lets you explore how popular websites looked in the past, potentially giving you reasons to complain.
iMessage isn’t just for texting your friends and family anymore. With Apple’s new Business Chat feature, you can now text businesses and brands with your questions right from iMessage. Here’s how it works….
Gmail’s user interface is getting an update soon, and one new feature is self-destructing emails.
Privacy is dead, and targeted advertising is the economic incentive that killed it. But what if individually targeted advertising was banned?
Cord cutters: you can subscribe to ESPN+ today, which costs $5 a month, and there’s even a seven day trial. Just don’t expect access to ESPN’s TV channels.
Mac: If you depend on any older software, you’ve probably seen a cryptic message today. It means you’re using a 32-bit app.
Good news Windows 7 users: Microsoft isn’t going to stop you from getting updates if you don’t have an antivirus.
If you’re both a Spotify and a Hulu user, stay tuned: a $13 a month could get you both services by summer. A deal previously limited to students will soon be available for everyone.
Tech companies aren’t allowed to void your warranty just because you removed a sticker—regardless of what that sticker might say.
You know those “secret question” fields websites use to supposedly confirm your identity? Make sure you don’t give away the answers to them on social media.
Logging into Gmail or Facebook could soon mean plugging in a USB device, potentially making phishing a thing of the past.
Wondering if Cambridge Analytica grabbed your data back in the day? Facebook offers a quick check.
Using signatures to verify a purchase dates back to the Roman Empire, but it’s ending in America—when it comes to credit cards, at least.
Windows File Manager is now open source; you can download it now or check out the source code. Even the help file is included.
Echo users: your house has a PA system now. Just say “Alexa announce that it’s time for dinner” and your statement, “it’s time for dinner,” will be repeated by every Echo in the house, in your own voice….
Until recently you could search Facebook for a phone number or email address and find the Facebook account associated with it. That’s not true anymore.