Starting this week, to check Facebook messages on your phone, you'll need to download Messenger, the company's standalone chat app. This is part of a bigger Facebook strategy to create many standalone mobile apps. That might make sense for Facebook, but it sucks for you.
If there's one thing everyone dreads, it's rebooting their computer. It may only take a minute or two, but it can seem like forever. Here are our top 10 tweaks that'll make your computer boot a little faster.
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I replied to someone's Facebook post a few days ago and I still regret it. It's not that I wrote anything particularly terrible, it's just that now I get a notification every time someone else replies to that same post.
I use my iPhone constantly. Compulsively, even. It's with me wherever I go. But you'll rarely catch me talking on it. I hate phone conversations. And nothing has made it easier to ditch phone talking than the self-nullifying smartphone itself.
Click to viewDid you know that simple optical illusions can make it seem like the progress bars on your file downloads are moving faster than they actually are? Here's how it works.
That annoying little zap—it happens nearly every time you open your dryer and take some clothing out. But what causes it? What happens right before you reach for your clothes and leads to that shock? [Abstruse Goose]
Earlier today, Congress passed a bill called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (also known ad the CALM Act). This bill could prevent advertisers from forcing annoyingly loud commercials on us by making them abide to volume control guidelines.
Let's face it: No one really likes Comic Sans and most would love to see the font die. Here's how we could kill it—letter by letter.
These days your fingers are likely walking on iPad touchscreens, not dead tree pages. After a decade of obsolescence, the local phone directory is finally getting the chop as states wise up to reality.
An eagerly anticipated package that never seems to come. Frustrating! You track it online, you wait diligently at home—and yet, all you get is a HEY SORRY WE MISSED YA notice. So that's how they pull it off.
I'm typing these sentences on my iPhone and the ducking auto correct feature is getting in the way so much that that I want to hump up and down in frustration. Damn you, auto correct! Damn you to ducking he'll!
Creepy stalkers, annoying telemarketers, jilted lovers: The list of people whose calls you don't want can get long. And you might feel short on options for keeping their profane digits from polluting your sacred caller ID. You're not.
Long after the game has ended and the TV has been shut off, the vuvuzela continues to echo in our ears. The plastic stadium horn, blown by World Cup fans to celebrate such moments in a game as — well, every moment — has achieved unprecedented fame and rancor this Cup, as its B-flat drone is broadcast around the world.
There are times when I let my voicemail fill up to the point of callers getting the "Sorry. Mailbox is full. Please try again." message. This is why.
Fear not. This Halloween, let Fraidy Cat do it for you. This crazy kitty will mesmerize you with big green plastic crossed eyes, crouching on your windowsill at midnight, shivering and shaking, quivering and quaking, to the scary sounds of "Somebody's Watching Me." It's $15 at Walgreens.
The picture tells the tale—that's right, it's a musical condom. Its tone varies with your position and intensity, but if you can keep it up with that tinkly little noise going on down there, you're a manlier man than I. Maybe it could be made to recite baseball scores to keep things going a little longer.
Not that any of us would ever use such a thing, but here's the KUKU alarm clock from LeFutur, another one of those strange early-morning torture devices (similar to the puzzle clock) that requires you to perform some mundane task in order to rouse yourself from the depths of slumber.