Nusiki Is a Social Stream of Nothing But Great Music

Web/Android/iOS: New music is easy to find, but if you want to hear what people think is good, you’ll need to go somewhere they actually choose and post songs they want other people to listen to. Nusiki is a service designed just for that—for you to share the songs you love, and discover other great tracks too. »9/19/15 4:45pm9/19/15 4:45pm

Kaboom Gives You Self-Destructing Messages You Can Share Anywhere

Android/iOS: “Self-destructing messages” are mostly BS. There’s no way to ensure the message is ever really gone, and most apps require all your friends to sign up just to share messages. Kaboom solves at least the latter problem, by letting you share those timed messages anywhere, with anyone. »8/09/15 10:44am8/09/15 10:44am

The Best Alarm Clock App for Android

A perfectly serviceable alarm clock and timer comes with your Android phone, so you might not think to download another one. That may be true, but if you’re looking for more features, more customization options, and more powerful alarms than your stock clock comes with, Gentle Alarm is here—and we think it’s the best. »7/20/15 7:45pm7/20/15 7:45pm

Fresh Beer Only Demystifies Brewery Codes So You Always Buy Great Brew

Android/Web: Make no mistake, some beer ages well, but others just get gross and skunky the longer they’ve been on the store shelves. If you want to make sure you’re getting fresh brew for your money, Fresh Beer Only for Android (and the accompany web site) can tell you.… »7/19/15 12:40pm7/19/15 12:40pm

How (and Why) to Ditch Dropbox and Sync Files with BitTorrent Sync

Dropbox (and similar cloud services) are awesome, but they don't give you that much control, security, or privacy over your files. If you want to take control into your own hands without losing the features of cloud syncing services, BitTorrent Sync is the service for you. Here's how to use it. »2/19/15 12:47pm2/19/15 12:47pm

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a new security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying… »2/11/15 12:19pm2/11/15 12:19pm

Don't Quit the Social Networks You Hate. Bend Them to Your Will

We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they're also great ways to stay in touch with friends and talk to new people. Even so, every few weeks we hear from someone who wants to just "quit" Facebook altogether. Here's why that's a silly idea, and what you can do… »2/04/15 12:26pm2/04/15 12:26pm