The Mac App Store aggressively promotes free operating system upgrades, even on older computers that can’t install them. Why?
Your Mac is always making thumbnails and previews for Quick Look, and those same previews cache information you might prefer to keep secret.
Messages for Android will soon allow you to text from your computer. The feature is rolling out this week, according to Google.
Excited for Dark mode in macOS, but not ready to install the Mojave developer beta? You can enable an experimental version right now in High Sierra.
Your iPhone will soon share accurate location data when you call 911, allowing emergency workers to know exactly where you’re calling from even if you can’t tell them. This is a new feature in iOS 12, which is co...
Why is search in Windows Explorer so slow after all these years? We don’t know, but Everything is a free Windows search app that’s pretty much instant.
Searching for a file in Windows Explorer takes forever, but there’s a faster way if you’re willing to use the command prompt.
Microsoft is done answering your questions about Windows 7, 8, and 8.1—at least, on its official support forums.
Stuck at your desk during the 2018 World Cup? That sucks, but you can quickly check the scores anytime by using Cortana on Windows or Spotlight on macOS.
Apple’s iOS 12 was announced back in June at WWDC, and it’s finally slated to arrive next week on September 17. Here are all the big changes that you should know about.
The biggest sporting event in the world is the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and if you want to watch the games without cable, you’ve got options—depending on where you live. Here’s how to watch the World Cup on...
Windows 10: Quickly adjust the volume for all of your applications, separately, and send audio from different applications to different playback devices.
A Cortana bug meant hackers could change the password on locked PCs, but they had to ask really really politely…by which I mean execute a bizarre series of steps.
Microsoft plans on stripping down the ribbon interface in Microsoft Office, freeing up vertical space in a way that’s reminiscent of the toolbars used before Office 2007.
Apple’s macOS Mojave will launch on September 24. Mojave’s most exciting features include a Dark Mode, Stacks for organizing your desktop files, and a beautiful Dynamic Desktop wallpaper.
Many Mac users store files on their desktops. Apple even lets you sync your Desktop folder via iCloud. The upcoming macOS Mojave release helps cut through the clutter with “Desktop Stacks,” a feature that automati...
Love watching TV with Plex DVR, but wish there was a grid view for checking out what’s on now? A grid view is now offered in the web version of Plex, and is coming to other platforms soon.
La Liga, an app for Spanish soccer fans, was spying on fans using otherwise unnecessary GPS and microphone permissions to identify bars showing the game without a license.
Chrome/Firefox: Your monitor is basically a lightbulb, which is why white backgrounds are hard on the eyes. Dark Reader is a browser extension that turns bright websites dark, sparing your retinas.
Bad news, Safari users: Apple is breaking all directly downloaded .safariextz extensions with the release of Safari 12 later this year.
Google is tweaking its login prompt this week and you should take a quick look at the new design.
Love them or hate them emoji are a fact of modern life, and now Ubuntu users can get in on the game.
The Apple TV 4K is gaining support for Dolby Atmos surround sound in tvOS 12. Other devices, including the Roku Ultra, Amazon Fire TV with 4K, Xbox One, and even Windows 10 PCs support Dolby Atmos. But what is Atmos?...
Android: It’s one of the better Gmail features—swiping across an email in order to archive or delete it. The latest version of Gmail’s Android app lets you customize what swiping does....
Android: YouTube now shows video previews in the Home panel, which uses up data and is otherwise just annoying. Happily you can turn them off.