The Best Features of Facebook Messenger You're Probably Not Using

Facebook took a lot of flak for making its standalone Messenger app mandatory. Many feel (myself among them) that a standalone app for messages is unnecessary. Even so, that doesn't make it a bad app, or not useful in its own way. Here are some of the best features of Facebook Messenger that make it worth using. » 8/13/14 3:39pm 8/13/14 3:39pm

NASA's Using Space Laser to Download Video From Orbit at Gigabit Speeds

NASA's latest data download just covered way more distance, and contained way more awesome, than any earthbound file transfer: the agency beamed a high-def video down from the International Space Station this week using a high-powered laser. Go ahead and give your WiFi router a good stern look. » 6/07/14 10:00am 6/07/14 10:00am

How to Make Your Own Bulk App Installer for OS X

The worst part about setting up a new Mac is finding and downloading all your software. It's time-consuming, boring, and usually feels like a waste of time. Thankfully, with just a little bit of setup, you can automate the whole process with Homebrew and Homebrew Cask so you never have to do it again. » 6/05/14 4:57pm 6/05/14 4:57pm

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Eaby Finds Misspelled Items on Ebay for Cheaper Prices

Android: Believe it or not, one of the best ways to find great deals on Ebay is with auctions that have misspelled words. So a "Xbox Connect" instead of an "Xbox Kinect" might just go for a lot lesser since fewer people search for that. Eaby makes it easy to find such items on Android. » 12/16/13 12:53pm 12/16/13 12:53pm

How to Get the Best Features of Android KitKat Now

Android KitKat was just announced yesterday, and both carriers and manufacturers are already promising to roll it out as soon as possible. You don't have to sit around and wait though, you can get some of KitKat's newest and best features for the phone you already have, right now. Here's how. » 11/01/13 11:57am 11/01/13 11:57am

The Difference Between Antivirus and Anti-Malware (and Which to Use)

Antivirus is a confusing matter: it's called antivirus, but there are tons of other types of malware out there. So...do those programs also scan for spyware, adware, and other threats? Here's how to make heads or tails of it all, and which tools you can trust to keep your PC clean. » 8/21/13 4:18pm 8/21/13 4:18pm

How to Encrypt Your Email and Keep Your Conversations Private

Between constant password breaches and the NSA looking in on everything you do, you've probably got privacy on the mind lately. If you're looking for a little personal privacy in your communications with friends and loved ones, or you just want to trust that the documents you email to your accountant or client aren't… » 8/14/13 3:11pm 8/14/13 3:11pm

How to Get iOS 7's Best Features in iOS 6 (and Keep Your Jailbreak)

iOS 7 is coming to your iPhone and iPad next Wednesday, but a lot of its best features are available through third-party apps and jailbreak hacks right now. If you want to get in on the action without losing your jailbreak, here a few ways to add some of the new functionality. » 6/11/13 8:18am 6/11/13 8:18am