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Why Doesn't Instagram Allow Me to Manage Multiple Accounts Like Twitter Does?

The other day I wanted to post a photo to Gizmodo’s Instagram account. I had to log all the way out of my personal account, dig up the password for Gizmodo’s account, log back in as Gizmodo, and post the photo. It made me wonder: Why doesn’t Instagram make it as easy as Twitter to move between accounts? » 8/27/15 8:20pm Thursday 8:20pm

Use Clipper to Supercharge Android's Clipboard

The clipboard is such a simple but essential tool everywhere from high-end desktops to low-end smartphones, but you don’t necessarily have to settle for the limited functionality that comes your device. Clipper is a useful third-party utility that adds some clever extra features to phones and tablets running Android. » 8/24/15 9:46am Monday 9:46am

Swap Your Smartphone's Default Apps for These Excellent Alternatives

You could just stick with the native apps that came pre-installed on your smartphone—there’s nothing wrong with them—but you’d be missing out on a wealth of excellent alternatives on both Android and iOS. We’ve collected the best second choices in all the key categories. » 8/20/15 9:33am 8/20/15 9:33am

Use IFTTT To Automatically Text Based on Your Location

IFTTT is an incredibly useful tool for all kinds of tasks, which is why we talk about it so regularly. The platform continues to expand its smartphone integrations for Android and iOS users, and one of the best ways you can take advantage is by automatically alerting your significant other when you’re heading home. » 8/14/15 9:40am 8/14/15 9:40am

Dozens of Your Favorite Apps are Free or Deeply Discounted Today

Amazon just kicked off another of their trademark Android app giveaways, this time featuring the likes of Goat Simulator, Bridge Constructor Medieval, Photo Lab Pro, and Scribblenauts Remix, just to name a few. All told, there are nearly 40 apps included in the giveaway, so be sure to grab your favorites while you… » 8/13/15 9:05am 8/13/15 9:05am

Leave Reviews on Google Maps for Better Advice on Where to Go Next

The last time you visited a restaurant, hotel, bar or kids’ fun park, did you bother to leave a review on Google Maps? Doing so is about more than just giving other visitors an idea of what to expect—it also lets Google give you more customized recommendations of where to visit next. » 8/06/15 11:13am 8/06/15 11:13am

Just Because an App Is Popular Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Some apps are popular because they’re useful or solve a problem. Others are popular because they’re the Kardashians of apps: they’re famous for being famous. Everyone else is using them, or because they have a big budget and “growth hackers” on staff tasked with building mind share for their company. Before you sign… » 8/05/15 2:32pm 8/05/15 2:32pm

9 Free Web Apps to Replace Your Desktop Software

A few years ago, trying to move to an online-only existence wasn’t a practical option, but now long-serving web apps have grown more powerful and you can now do almost everything in a browser that you can do on the desktop (albeit in more limited form). Here’s our current picks for the best online apps out there. » 8/05/15 10:41am 8/05/15 10:41am