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Use Dropbox to Keep a Shared List of Links or Bookmarks

Dropbox is one of those services that’s always getting a minor upgrade or two in the background without anyone really noticing. One of the newest features added to the web interface is the ability to drag-and-drop links into a Dropbox folder for safe keeping—the feature’s rather rudimentary right now, but it’s a… »9/03/15 9:45amYesterday 9:45am

Philips' Smartphone-Controlled Lightstrips Now Do Natural White Light

At some point in their life everyone has to grow up, and the same goes for Philips’ flexible Hue Lightstrips. Once the perfect way to subtly turn your living room into a colorful rave, the LED strips can now be tuned to generate more natural white light for reading the paper, or just relaxing with some knitting. »9/03/15 12:00amYesterday 12:00am

Save 30% on the Essential 1Password for Mac

1Password is the best looking password manager on the market, and my one of the few apps I couldn’t live without. The only real downside is its upfront $50 cost for desktop apps (the mobile versions are freemium). So if you’ve been waiting on a good deal to secure your digital life, the Mac version is marked down to… »9/02/15 6:15pmWednesday 6:15pm

Add a Widget Shortcut on Android to Get Home With Just One Tap

If you’re a Google Maps user on Android you can set up customized 1x1 widgets on the home screen that will give you directions straight home from wherever you happen to be. The setup process also gives us an excuse to check out the new Maps app interface Google has rolled out over the last couple of days, so let’s… »9/02/15 12:35pmWednesday 12:35pm

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 8:20pm8/27/15 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 9:46am8/24/15 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 9:33am8/20/15 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 9:40am8/14/15 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 9:05am8/13/15 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 11:13am8/06/15 11:13am