10 Tricks to Make Yourself a WhatsApp Master

Such is the popularity of all-encompassing messaging tool WhatsApp that Facebook was tempted to part with $16 billion to get ahold of it. It’s designed to be as simple and straightforward to use as possible, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some hidden tricks and features that you might not know about. Let us guide… » 6/02/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Microsoft Is Slowly Buying Its Way Onto Your Smartphone

Like a penny-pinching extreme couponer, Microsoft has an eye for good deals—especially wonderful productivity apps for iOS and Android. In its latest mobile app bargain, Microsoft is reportedly buying Wunderlist, a well-loved to-do list app, which would basically make Microsoft the unofficial monarch of mobile… » 6/01/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

How to Track Your Travel Plans With Google's Inbox App

Amid all the news and noise coming out of Google I/O yesterday, you might have missed the announcement that Inbox by Gmail is available to anyone who wants it, no invitation needed. There are a handful of new features to take advantage of too—and one of these makes it easier to keep an eye on your travel plans. » 5/29/15 12:01pm Friday 12:01pm

Screentendo Turns Screenshots Into a Playable Super Mario Level

When you’re bored at work, pulling out your Game Boy to pass the time isn’t exactly inconspicuous. But this simple app called Screentendo is. It snaps a screenshot of whatever you’re working on and then turns it into a simple Super Mario level with clouds and breakable blocks. Spreadsheets have never been more… » 5/27/15 12:00pm 5/27/15 12:00pm

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Pinterest Master

What Pinterest lacks in user numbers it makes up for in aspiration: beautiful buildings, artwork, crafts, technology, outfits and landscapes. Whether you’re a keen Pinterest user or a newcomer who’s in the early stages of poking around, here are 10 useful tips to improve your pinning experience and get more from the… » 5/26/15 11:22am 5/26/15 11:22am

The Fantastic Pushbullet App Has a Competitor With Microsoft OneClip

I use a 15-inch MacBook Pro and one of several Android phones laying around the Gizmodo office, and sharing content between those two ecosystems is a bunch of garbage. Third-party apps like the fantastic Pushbullet app every phone should have help, but Microsoft thinks it has a better solution for the Windows crowd… » 5/22/15 11:10am 5/22/15 11:10am

1Password Just Got a Rare Discount. Grab it While You Can. 

1Password is the best looking password manager on the market, and my app of choice. The only real downside is its upfront $50 cost for desktop apps (the mobile apps are freemium). So if you’ve been waiting on a good deal to secure your digital life, the Mac and Windows versions are both marked down to $35 today, which… » 5/21/15 6:15pm 5/21/15 6:15pm

Find Out Which Android Apps You're Really Addicted To

You know you spend a lot of time on your smartphone, but what are you doing with it? It’s a question QualityTime (Android 4.0+) attempts to answer, monitoring activity on your handset and revealing the apps that you just can’t pull yourself away from. Here’s how to get the app up and running on your device. » 5/21/15 10:00am 5/21/15 10:00am

How to Add Customized Gesture Controls to Your Android Phone

Get yourself an Android phone or tablet and you can hack it to work in pretty much whatever way you want—and that extends to input as well. All In One Gestures is one of several apps on the Google Play Store that let you create customized gestures for controlling your apps and the OS itself. Here’s how to get it set… » 5/18/15 9:58am 5/18/15 9:58am

How Project InnerTube Helped Pull YouTube Out of the Gutter

Three years ago, YouTube had a big problem. People were watching YouTube videos on blogs, news sites and social media—everywhere but YouTube. As a result, the site’s 1 billion monthly viewers were only bringing the company $4 billion in revenue, less than what Netflix was skimming off just 50 million subscribers. » 5/17/15 1:00pm 5/17/15 1:00pm