It may seem super basic: You should reboot your computer every now and then. But some people never, ever do. We’re not saying you need to power down and reboot every single day (though it’s not a bad idea), but going through the the old turn-it-off-and-turn-it-back-on process at least once a...

The entire iPhone 12 lineup is capable of connecting to lightning fast 5G networks, which is great news for when those networks are actually lightning fast. But tapping into those gigabit speeds requires a sacrifice: battery life. But Apple baked a Smart Data Mode setting into new iPhones to give...

I know macOS Big Sur has been available to install for about a month now, but I also know that there are plenty of Mac users who have dismissed that update button every day for weeks. That’s understandable: While macOS Big Sur has been stable for me, some have reported issues with it.Read...

Have you tried buying a PlayStation 5 this holiday season? What about an Xbox Series X? A new graphics card, perhaps? If you’ve been so far unsuccessful obtaining anything on your wishlist (or, um, your loved ones’ wishlists), then this pro tip will help tilt the odds in your favor.Read...

Android power users already know that you’ve been able to customize your home screens for, well, ever. But that level of personalization is often overlooked by many Android owners. I don’t know a single Android user—and I know many!—who actually deck out their home screens with custom...

Who among us does not love receiving call after call that looks like it’s coming from somewhere important but is actually just spam about an extended car warranty? So fun! Dealing with spam calls is kind of like playing whack-a-mole, but until we figure out how to put the companies behind them...

At long last, iPhone owners can finally customize their home screens with widgets. (Android users, feel free to skip—y’all have had this feature for years.) After you install iOS 14, you can deck out your iPhone with fresh icons, wallpaper, and widgets for a fully personalized look. Here’s...

iOS 14 rolled out in September with a completely new look: For the first time, you can customize everything about your home screen, app icons, and much more. With all of the changes, you’d be forgiven for missing some smaller tweaks, including a ton of new Messages features that make it easier to...

Let’s admit it: Instagram Reels is no TikTok. But should a major tech corporation buy TikTok and promptly ruin it—anything could happen!—then Instagram Reels is a fun alternative with the same basic features, once you figure out how to use it.Read...

Election Day is just around the corner, and the deadline to register to vote is rapidly approaching in most states. The quickest way to register to vote online—or to check your status to make sure you’re active—is to head on over to your state’s elections website.Read...

The Shortcuts app is a powerful automation tool that could help you optimize your life and save a lot of time on everyday tasks. In the video above, I share some ways I use Shortcuts and the resources I used to learn more about them.Read...

Everything on the internet is forever, but that doesn’t mean your tweets need to be. There’s almost no reason to keep your old tweets public, so in the video above, I share a few ways to clean up your Twitter timeline.Read...

We should all be using haptic touch on our iPhones. It’s simply the easiest way to quickly access common tasks, from creating a reminder to switching between Bluetooth devices. In the video above, I share some of the ways I use haptic touch every single day.Read...