How to Set Up a Fully Automated App and Settings Backup on Android

In an ideal world, your Android's apps, their settings, and your system settings would automatically back up to the cloud so that if you lost your phone, bought a new one, or installed a new custom ROM, setting up a fresh device with everything in place would be a piece of cake. The good news: This utopian Android… » 3/23/11 12:11pm 3/23/11 12:11pm

Calling All Left-Brainers and Bagel Enthusiasts: Work For Us

Gawker Media's advertising team seeks a web-savvy, resourceful, and organized college grad for its Ad Ops Assistant position. The Ad Ops team works very closely with the Sales, Marketing, and Creative teams, which together are the overall Advertising group that is responsible for brand advertising and monetization on… » 3/03/11 1:00pm 3/03/11 1:00pm

The Essential Free Apps for the Super Bowl XLV

Getting ready for the Super Bowl XLV? Then download all these free apps into your iPhone or Android (if available). Because, you know, there's never enough apps to feed our hyperactive, hyperinformationhungry brains and satisfy our short attention spans. » 2/04/11 12:00pm 2/04/11 12:00pm

Using Google's Android 3.0 Tablet, the First Real iPad Fighter

This is how an Android tablet should feel. Android 3.0 running on Motorola's Xoom tablet is almost iPad-like, a legitimate threat to the only successful tablet on the market right now. It's about damn time! » 2/02/11 3:01pm 2/02/11 3:01pm

Tomorrow's Google Tablets Taste Like Honeycomb

Here's the Android 3.0 Honeycomb homescreen for tablets. It's slightly different from Android's phone-interface to take advantage of the larger tablet-sized screen, which means there's even better multitasking and widgets. Updating. » 2/02/11 1:10pm 2/02/11 1:10pm

Is Tech OCD Consuming Your Life?

We're "constantly confronting the onslaught of information, and our brains are trying to make patterns out of the randomness," says TIME's Joel Stein. Obsessively tagged MP3s, meticulous photo folders, whitewashed inboxes—are you too struggling to stay digitally neat? » 1/31/11 7:00pm 1/31/11 7:00pm

The New Essential Apps: iPhone, Android, and iPad

iPhones! iPads! Android! You've got a screen in your pocket, and we know what you should put on it. To get the most out of your technological revolution, you'll need apps. Lots of apps. Put your tiny hand in ours... » 1/31/11 2:53pm 1/31/11 2:53pm

Should I Port My Number to Google Voice?

The one last barrier for you using Google Voice full time—number porting—just got knocked down. But should you use Google Voice? Almost certainly yes. » 1/28/11 11:00am 1/28/11 11:00am

How To: Recover Your Data (Mostly) Free and Easy

Accidentally hit that delete button? Having a hard drive failure? Help is here. Let us take you through the steps to get that data back in your hands. » 1/24/11 10:40am 1/24/11 10:40am

What Do All the Numbers on Your Credit Card Mean?

I always wondered how credit card companies came up with the digits on my Visa and AmEx. Random chance? Geographical location? Spending habits? Turns out all credit card companies follow the same set of rules. Here's what the numbers mean: » 1/22/11 1:00pm 1/22/11 1:00pm

Why rubber-banding my power brick is, like, the smartest thing I've…

There were 15 of us clustered around a not-large-enough table at CES, almost all plugged into identical power adapters. I put a rubber band around mine to keep from mixing it up with somebody else's. Turns out, I'm a genius. » 1/21/11 3:00pm 1/21/11 3:00pm

What Does Google's New Boss Mean For You?

In a wholly unexpected move, Eric Schmidt is stepping away from his position as Google CEO to make room for co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt will move into an Executive Chairman role. But why? And what does it mean for you? » 1/20/11 4:22pm 1/20/11 4:22pm

The Verizon iPhone Is Here

It's confirmed. The iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon. Starting at $200 for the 16GB version, with a new antenna and a hotspot application that would allow you to connect your computer or any other device to the internet. » 1/11/11 11:07am 1/11/11 11:07am

Don't Buy the Verizon iPhone 4

The day that Verizon gets the iPhone will be remembered as glorious by everybody who's dropped 12 calls in a row, been taunted by meaningless signal bars and just plain had a miserable AT&T experience. But they shouldn't buy one. » 1/10/11 3:00pm 1/10/11 3:00pm

Some of Tomorrow's Best Gadgets

You know what? There's some pretty sweet gear at this year's CES: tablets galore, smart cameras, cool phones, audiophile pr0n. Woot! This little trade show might have a future! Check out some of our favorites. Updated » 1/07/11 7:27pm 1/07/11 7:27pm

Mac App Store Cracked Open for Piracy

The Mac App Store's security has been cracked. This means that, by installing a software called Kickback, you will be able to pirate any applications in the store. However, the crack will not be available until February 2011, according to Dissident: » 1/06/11 7:01pm 1/06/11 7:01pm