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Go Check How Many Devices Are Actually Connected to Your Twitter Account

With Twitter’s recently revamped security dashboard rolling out to all of its 302 million users, there’s no time like the present to run a quick audit of your account security—and checking up on the devices and apps associated with your Twitter profile is a key part of that. » 7/27/15 10:56am 7/27/15 10:56am

Create Custom Names For Your Favorite Places on Google Maps

The most recent version of Google Maps for Android lets you retrace your steps with a new timeline feature, but there’s more to explore when you dig deeper, like creating custom names for places on your maps. You can label your friends’ houses, use local nicknames rather than official labels, and so on. » 7/24/15 10:23am 7/24/15 10:23am

Save Wikipedia Articles to Your Phone For Offline Access

As ubiquitous as high-speed data connections have become, there are still occasions when you won’t have as much connectivity as you might like, mostly while traveling and roaming abroad. If you want some reading material to pass the time while you’re squeezed for bandwidth, the official Wikipedia apps for iOS and… » 7/17/15 9:22am 7/17/15 9:22am

Streamline the System Preferences Dialog in Mac OS X

The System Preferences dialog controls just about everything on your Mac OS X machine, from trackpad behavior to screen timeout delay. If you’ve never really delved into the menus though, you might not realize you can hide the settings you don’t regularly use, making it easier to find the ones you do. » 7/09/15 5:25pm 7/09/15 5:25pm

The Quickest Way to Switch Wifi Networks on Android

Being able to quickly jump from one wifi network to another is an essential skill for modern life—especially if you’re out and about and trying to get the strongest signal possible. Here’s a tip you might not have picked up if you’ve just upgraded to the latest version of Android Lollipop, and the feature is built… » 7/04/15 10:00am 7/04/15 10:00am

Unlock Chrome OS With Your Smartphone

There are many limitations to Chrome OS, but seen from another angle its lack of bells and whistles is what makes it so appealing. It’s also a place where Google goes to test out some of its more forward-thinking ideas, including today’s topic: The ability to unlock a Chromebook with your Android smartphone. Here’s… » 6/03/15 10:20am 6/03/15 10:20am

How to Change Between OS Channels on Your Chromebook

Just like the Chrome browser, Chrome OS offers several channels for you to choose between: stable, beta and development. Each one offers a different mix of new features and stability, so you can access updates earlier if you’re prepared to put up with a few bugs. Here’s how to switch between the available channels on… » 5/27/15 10:00am 5/27/15 10:00am

How long can you keep different types of food in the freezer?

My freezer sometimes acts as an inescapable frozen pit where food goes to disappear. If I don’t want to think about it, just toss it in the freezer. It’s a convenient time stopper. But it’s not forever. Here’s a useful infographic that shows you just how long you can stick different types of food inside the freezer… » 5/11/15 12:48pm 5/11/15 12:48pm

How to Use Robots.txt to Hide Your Dumb Blog

Completely deleting something from the internet is like corralling drunk, feral geese after setting them loose: Damn near impossible. But there are ways to conceal the web content you don’t want anyone to lay eyes on. You can hide all sorts of webpages with what’s essentially a “Keep Out” sign for search engines: a… » 4/29/15 12:30pm 4/29/15 12:30pm

Use the Power Button To End Calls on Android With Ease

The traditional way of ending calls on an Android smartphone is to bring the phone away from your ear, take one last look at your contact's avatar of choice, and tap down on the end call button. If you want something that's a little more convenient—and slick—then you can use the power button instead, with no extra… » 4/13/15 6:20pm 4/13/15 6:20pm

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Play Music Master

Between iTunes and Spotify, Google's own Play Music can get forgotten about, but it has lots going for it. Whether you're a non-paying user listening to your own tracks or paying monthly for access to Google's entire library (and YouTube Music Key) there's plenty to explore. Here are 10 tips to help you get more out… » 3/25/15 10:08am 3/25/15 10:08am

Keep Older Versions Of Your Documents On Google Drive Forever

Google Drive does a decent job of managing older versions of non-native files, automatically keeping them for 30 days or 100 revisions. You can access these older versions from within the individual file options, but there's also the opportunity to keep a particular version of a file for all time if you know that you… » 3/23/15 6:18pm 3/23/15 6:18pm

9 simple photography tips that will make your pictures look better

Here are 9 rules about basic photography composition from famed photographer Steve McCurry that will instantly make your pictures look better. You know some of them already—rule of thirds, etc.—but it's nice to see them illustrated with great pictures and be reminded of the most important rule of all: that you can—and… » 3/17/15 9:14pm 3/17/15 9:14pm

Add Folders as Favorites for Easy Access in Windows

The Favorites section of File Explorer is designed to hold the folders you use most often. It makes opening those frequently accessed parts of your drive that little bit easier. If there are new folders you want to add, or redundant ones you don't want to see, making changes isn't difficult (and the seconds you save… » 2/16/15 4:39pm 2/16/15 4:39pm

6 great photography tips from one of the world's best photojournalists

Steve McCurry took some of the most iconic images of our time. He spent his whole life traveling the World, meeting people, and telling compelling stories with his stunning pictures. In these series of videos he shares some of the lessons he learnt on that exciting journey. » 1/27/15 10:37pm 1/27/15 10:37pm