Use IFTTT To Supercharge Your Twitter Alerts

IFTTT, one of our favorite apps for doing just about anything, just got updated with a bunch of new Twitter triggers—if you want to stay on top of tweets that mention your name, you now have a much wider choice of ways to do it. These same alerts can also be set up for tweets from a particular @name or using a… » 10/22/14 12:10pm 10/22/14 12:10pm

Export Your Data to Get More From Your Fitness Tracker

You don't have to settle for the charts and reports produced by your fitness tracker's own software—export the data elsewhere and you can use it in a variety of different ways. It's not difficult to do and it could help renew your enthusiasm for working towards a healthier lifestyle. » 10/10/14 12:37pm 10/10/14 12:37pm

Set This Flashing USB Dongle to Notify You of Just About Anything

We live in an auditory landscape populated by dings, blips, and jangling—constant reminders of the probably-dire messages you're missing on your phone or computer. If you're like me, your stomach drops a little bit each time you hear those familiar bleeps. Which is why Blink1, a notification device that gives you a… » 9/04/14 5:00pm 9/04/14 5:00pm

15 Dead Simple IFTTT Recipes That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

IFTTT—If This Then That—is an automator that links different internet connected services (think: Gmail) and devices (think: your smartphone). After turning on each service, or channel, you can use it as a trigger for another service, or vice versa. It may sound complicated, but it's actually a nice, intuitive way to… » 7/10/14 3:20pm 7/10/14 3:20pm

Change Your Android Phone's Settings Based on Where You Are

While you're waiting for Android L to come down the pipe, here's a useful hack you can apply to your current Google-powered phone or tablet. You no doubt spend much of your day switching between locations, from home to work to the gym, and reconfiguring your device each time can be a chore. » 7/01/14 9:22am 7/01/14 9:22am

How To Check Facebook Without Going on Facebook

Here's the situation: you're interested in what's happening in the lives of a few of your friends, but you're reluctant to open up Facebook lest you get submerged in the usual tide of branded offers, game requests, and inane updates from people you haven't seen for several years. Don't worry! There are ways to check… » 6/10/14 12:21pm 6/10/14 12:21pm