smartphones
7 Ways OnePlus and OxygenOS Beat Google’s Stock Android

OnePlus phones just keep getting better and better, but what’s not often talked about very much is the software that comes pre-installed on board. It’s Android, but it’s OnePlus’ own brand of Android called OxygenOS and it’s getting very close to beating Google at its own game. Read More >>

internet
How to Take Control of Where Every Link on Your Phone or Computer Opens Up

Links make the digital world go round—links to your Twitter profile or the daily headlines or a file stored in the cloud. Being able to manage those links and open them more efficiently can be a bigger time-saver in your day than you might think... and so we’re going to outline how you can take more control over your links on mobile and desktop. Read More >>

privacy
Don’t Just Uninstall Old Apps—Delete Your Accounts As Well

So you’ve grown bored of the latest photo filtering tool, or the newest anonymous question app, or whatever the flavour of the month in the app charts happens to be. Just remove the app from your phone and get on with your life, right? Well, not quite. Read More >>

displays
7 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of a Multi-Monitor Setup

If you’ve never tried running two screens from one computer then it might seem like an unnecessary luxury—but setting up a second display can make a huge difference to your productivity and entire user experience. Once you’ve taken the plunge with another screen, here are nine ways to make the most of it. Read More >>

apps
How You Can Improve Your Favourite Maps App so it Doesn’t Suck

The mapping app on your phone isn’t always as reliable as you might hope, and despite all the advances in AI and street photography, Apple Maps and Google Maps can still benefit from some human editing. Here’s how to make your favourite maps app better for you, and everyone else who uses it. Read More >>

gadgets
Why Refresh Rate is One of the Most Crucial Specs of Any Gadget Display

When it comes to picking a gadget with a display you might look at the size of the screen, the number of pixels it manages to cram in, and even how many colours it produces. But are you paying enough attention to the refresh rate? It’s one of the most crucial specs of any screen, and its importance is growing. Read More >>

technology
Broadcom’s Tech Is in Nearly All Your Gadgets—Here’s Why That Suddenly Matters

Broadcom might not be a name you’re immediately familiar with, but some of its technology is almost certainly inside at least one of the gadgets in your home. As it faces big antitrust actions in both the US and Europe, here’s what you need to know about Broadcom, and it how it affects the hardware you own. Read More >>

laptops
11 Things Your Laptop Can Do That You Might Not Know About

Sure, you may have had your Windows or macOS laptop for years and years, but have you actually explored every utility and feature it’s got to offer? Take a trip off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known features and options available to you—from expanding your screen space, to improving system security. Read More >>

smart home
How Many of Your Smart Gadgets Can Actually Get a Virus?

You might have noticed the brouhaha over the since-deleted Samsung tweet advising users to run antivirus scans on their smart TVs—but is such a malware attack possible? Just how many of your smart home gadgets are vulnerable to viruses in the same way that your laptop might be? We called in the experts to find out. Read More >>

apps
How to Schedule Your Messages, Emails, and Tweets to Go at Any Time

Thanks to the internet and all the apps and services that run on top of it, we can now ping someone on the other side of the world instantly—but that person doesn’t necessarily want to hear from you in the middle of the night. The same goes for social media sharing, because the time when inspiration strikes may not be the best time for sharing. Read More >>

smartphones
Apple Versus Google: Who’s Winning the App War?

Picking a smartphone to accompany you through life isn’t just about choosing between iOS and Android: It’s also about deciding which apps you’re going to pick for your emails, your driving directions, your music and so on. Having used both sets of native apps for years at this point, here’s our definitive verdict on the state of play in 2019. Read More >>

smartphones
How to Make Any Smartphone More Accessible and Easier to Use

We’re not all blessed with 20/20 vision, super-sharp hearing and the dexterity to easily operate a touchscreen – and even for those of us who are, it’s unlikely to last. Whether you’re adapting a phone for yourself or a friend or family member, these are all the ways you can adapt Android and iOS to make them more accessible. Read More >>

apple
Can You Actually Use iCloud on Windows and Android?

Whisper it quietly, but a few holes are starting to appear in Apple’s walled garden: AirPlay on TVs. Apple Music on Android. iCloud on the web. And now, a revamped, updated iCloud app for Windows. As Apple shows hints of being more cross-platform-friendly than it has been in the past, is its iCloud suite now usable across Windows and Android? Read More >>

amazon
19 Tricks to Get More Out of Your Amazon Account

If you’re one of the millions of people on the planet with an Amazon account, you’ve probably never come close to using all of its services, apps, labyrinthine website menus, and settings screens. Here are 19 tricks to get more out of your Amazon account. Read More >>

apple
How ‘Sign in With Apple’ Improves on Google, Facebook, and Twitter’s Options

Amongst the reveals we saw at WWDC 2019 was a new technology for apps and the web: “Sign in with Apple.” It’s supposedly a more private way to sign into apps and services, according to the company. But if Apple’s version is more private, what are you actually giving away when you sign in with a competing sign-in option from Google, Facebook, or Twitter? And how does Apple plan to do things differently? Read More >>