10 Tricks That'll Make You a Google Chrome Master

With a billion or so users to its name, Chrome has been a huge success story for Google since its introduction in 2008. Right from the start, the browser aimed to be as lightweight and user-friendly as possible, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some advanced features hidden away behind the scenes—and with that in… »11/19/15 10:57am11/19/15 10:57am


How to Exclude Certain Apps From Android's Battery-Saving Doze Feature

You may have heard one of the new features in Android Marshmallow is Doze, a standby mode for your apps that slows down background processes and pings to the cloud while your device isn’t being used. While there’s no way to turn Doze itself on or off, you can exclude certain apps from it if you want to make sure… »11/19/15 9:30am11/19/15 9:30am

How to Get Siri on OS X El Capitan (Kind Of)

Windows 10 has Cortana, iOS has Siri, Android has Google Now, but what about Mac owners who want to bark orders at their computers? By using the new features OS X El Capitan adds to the Dictation tool and the Spotlight search interface, you can get a close approximation of Siri on your iMac or MacBook—even if it isn’t… »11/18/15 4:00pm11/18/15 4:00pm

You Can Decide What Ads Facebook Shows You

Facebook uses a whole host of algorithms to work out which ads are most relevant to you, but you can take some control over the process by delving into your account settings and checking up on what the social network thinks it knows about you. It’s possible to add and remove topics to get at least a bearable… »11/15/15 1:00pm11/15/15 1:00pm

Set Up Multiple Netflix User Accounts for All of Your Moods

Netflix lets you set up a maximum of five different logins on your account, and this typically lets you grant access to someone else in the family or means you can keep the kids’ viewing history (and recommendations) separate from your own. However, even if you’re the only person who uses your Netflix account, these… »11/04/15 12:23pm11/04/15 12:23pm

Snooze Emails Until Just the Right Time With Inbox By Gmail

Don’t forget about Inbox, the Gmail spin-off that tries to manage most of your messages automatically. It may not have the traction of Google’s primary email client just yet, but it’s still getting new features on a regular basis—including the ability to snooze specific emails until a delivery or event date mentioned… »10/05/15 9:40am10/05/15 9:40am

There's an Easy Way To Quickly Disable iOS 9's Content Blocking in Safari

If you’ve got that new and improved iOS 9, then Safari now includes content blocking capabilities. These blockers are enabled or disabled through the Safari section of Settings, but if you want to temporarily view a site in the way its makers intended then there’s a quick shortcut. »9/28/15 1:15pm9/28/15 1:15pm

How To Make Windows 10 Change Color to Match Your Desktop Wallpaper

Now that you’ve installed Windows 10 and mastered the basics of Microsoft’s new operating system, you’re going to want to start digging deeper into some of the customization options available—like automatically changing the system interface colors whenever you pick a new wallpaper image. »9/24/15 9:22am9/24/15 9:22am

Use Dropbox to Keep a Shared List of Links or Bookmarks

Dropbox is one of those services that’s always getting a minor upgrade or two in the background without anyone really noticing. One of the newest features added to the web interface is the ability to drag-and-drop links into a Dropbox folder for safe keeping—the feature’s rather rudimentary right now, but it’s a… »9/03/15 9:45am9/03/15 9:45am

How to Maximize Battery Life on Windows 10

Whether you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 on your laptop or bought a brand new machine, you’re going to want to eke out as much battery juice as you can while you’re on the go. Microsoft’s shiny new OS includes a new native battery saver feature — and there are a few other tricks you can pull to make sure your laptop… »9/01/15 10:10am9/01/15 10:10am

How To Get Instant Movie Reviews From Google

In Google’s ideal world, you would never have to leave the search results page to find the information you need, which is why it continues to extend its Knowledge Graph strategy to bring you more bite-sized summaries before you’ve clicked through to any other site. The latest stream of data to be added to Google’s… »8/26/15 11:00am8/26/15 11:00am

Fix All Your Facebook Mistakes With the Activity Log

You may not yet have stumbled across the Activity Log page in your wanderings around Facebook, but it’s worth exploring. It provides a blow-by-blow account of everything you do on the social network, and you can use it to take back likes or comments, find your favorite posts again, change your privacy settings and… »8/21/15 9:08am8/21/15 9:08am

How to Customize the File Explorer Interface in Windows 10

File Explorer (formerly known as Windows Explorer) is your way into your PC—whether you’re looking for settings, files or peripherals, this is often where you’ll be starting your search (it’s pinned to the taskbar for a reason). Windows 10 brings a new look to the File Explorer interface, and here’s how to tweak it to… »8/19/15 4:35pm8/19/15 4:35pm