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How to Create Google Now Reminders in Your Browser

How to Create Google Now Reminders in Your Browser

One of my favorite parts of Google is getting instant responses from search results — it massively simplifies currency conversion, for one thing. So it’s interesting to see that the company now lets you create Google Now reminders right from its search box, as the Google Operating System blog explains. The feature works ...

How to Survive an Internet Blackout

How to Survive an Internet Blackout

How do you build a network that survives when the rest of the web goes down? It’s a strange question, but one with a surprisingly concrete answer. You can find the networks in Athens, Berlin, and Red Hook, Brooklyn — small-scale traffic webs that let computers connect peer-to-peer without going through the larger web. ...

How to Avoid High Smartphone Bills When Traveling Abroad

How to Avoid High Smartphone Bills When Traveling Abroad

Most of us want to stay in touch when we’re abroad – after all, part of the fun is sharing our adventures (or misadventures) in real time by texting, posting to Facebook, Instagram-ing sights (or meals), tweeting or even making an old-school phone call. And our smartphones have taken the place of so many gadgets ...

How to Get iOS 8 on Your iDevice Right Now

How to Get iOS 8 on Your iDevice Right Now

You could (and probably should) wait for the wide release this fall before downloading iOS 8. But if you absolutely can't wait, here's how to get Apple's brand new iOS 8 beta on your phone right now. Before you do anything, backup your device. It's a good idea anyway before updating, and considering how temperamental betas ...

How to Protect Yourself and Your Information From Hacks (like eBay’s Recent Hack)

How to Protect Yourself and Your Information From Hacks (like eBay’s Recent Hack)

eBay suffering the biggest hack of all time led to the exposure of lots of personal data including postal addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers for millions of people around the world. While the company insists no financial information was stolen, private personal data still holds a lot of value. But what options do ...

How to Speed Up Google Chrome on Your Android Device

How to Speed Up Google Chrome on Your Android Device

If Chrome on your Android device is acting sluggish, stuttering as you scroll down pages, you don’t have to just twiddle your thumbs in silent frustration. By changing how much memory is allocated to the app, you can speed things right back up. As Reddit user erythrocytes64 explains, simply open a new Chrome tab and type ...

How to Write the Perfect Tweet

How to Write the Perfect Tweet

Countless books, conferences — entire careers, even! — are devoted to the idea that social media can somehow be optimized and perfected. Marketers and social media editors pursue the perfect tweet like the holy grail. Is it vague or newsy? Long or short? Does it — ugh — contain hashtags? At last, researchers at ...

How to Remove Android Bloatware Without Rooting Your Phone

How to Remove Android Bloatware Without Rooting Your Phone

It’s an all too frequent dilemma. You get one of the best high-end Android phones out there–maybe it’s a Galaxy S5, or maybe it’s an HTC One–and the hardware is impeccable. But the software experience is all mucked up from carrier add-ons and skinning. While you can root your phone to get the true stock Android ...

How to Keep Your iDevices Charged On the Go

How to Keep Your iDevices Charged On the Go

There is no escaping it; we all must keep charging and re-charging our iOS devices, some more often than others. And if you absolutely need your iOS device powered up in order to keep connected, then some of the following charging options might help you stay up and running. If you find that you just cannot make it through ...

How to Use Your iPad to Access Your Desktop From Anywhere

How to Use Your iPad to Access Your Desktop From Anywhere

Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from your iPad. For most, remote computing starts out being an occasionally used feature on their iPad that slowly becomes more and more useful. The following guide is intended for individuals that have a ...