Matthew Welsh

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5 ways to repurpose your tablet

Do you have an old tablet lying around? Or are you ready to upgrade but feel bad ditching your old one? You could make good use of it by repurposing it into something else.<p>Here are a few easy ideas for turning your old tablet into something new -- kind of. And in you're in the cleaning mood, or …

9to5Toys Last Call: JayBird X2 Bluetooth Earbuds $80 (or less), Anker Accessory Sale, Thermal iPhone Camera $179, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:<p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>Roundup: Always have a Lightning cable nearby with one of these …

You can now play Minesweeper in Notification Center!

Although it’s a Windows game, I’ve never met anyone without a sweet spot for <i>Minesweeper</i>, the addictive little puzzle game that Microsoft debuted in Windows 3.1. Sadly, though, it never came to the Mac.<p>But if you love a good game of <i>Minesweeper</i>, we’ve got some great news. You can now play it right …

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Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy

Facebook's 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that's not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others of their ilk can do: according to a study by two European researchers, social media could also …

Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

Like Apple Maps and Notes before it, I’ve finally found an app that performs the functions of my iPhone’s phone app better than Apple’s native offering. For the past few weeks I’ve been playing with Contrast’s Contact Center, and based on my usage I don’t think I’ll be going back any time …

If you can't tell editorial from advertorial, there's a browser plug-in for that

Google product engineer Ian Webster believes sponsored articles should be more easily identifiable (as they should be!), so he built the AdDetector plug-in in his spare time to make that happen. More and more publications turn to sponsored content or native ads these days (even Tumblr does it), but …

Parallels Desktop 10 announced with support for Yosemite, iCloud Drive, and much more

Parallels Desktop has been with the Mac almost as long as it has run on Intel hardware.<p>Today, the company announced the 10th major release of its industry-leading virtualization software for Macintosh and mobile. It has more of what makes Parallels so special: Performance, integration and …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV

Would-be cord cutters, take notice: Antenna maker ChannelMaster just introduced a new over-the-air TV indoor antenna called the Flatenna that sells …

Firefox gains Chromecast support as partner readies Chromecast competitor called… Matchstick?

Mozilla is getting serious about multiscreen functionality: Firefox for Android just gained Chromecast support, allowing users to cast supported …

A Mom Invented A Genius ‘Ignore No More’ App To Force Her Kids To Call Her

I ignore about 60% of my parents’ calls because 100% of the time they’re phoning me to talk about nothing of importance. “Did you see last night’s episode of <i>Dancing with the Stars</i>?” or “How do I click and drag again?” they’d call and ask me late on a Friday night or at the crack of dawn on Sunday. …

Truth Lets You Send Anonymous Texts

With Whisper and Secret raising millions of dollars to build anonymous services, all kinds of apps are popping up that let you share things without attaching your identity.<p>While most of the apps emerging try to build a community by letting you scroll through streams of anonymous messages, some …

Microsoft can turn your shaky GoPro videos into smooth, buttery goodness

First-person video, which rose to popularity with GoPro‘s tiny cameras, has opened up entirely new avenues for sharing our experiences. The only problem? Those videos are often incredibly shaky.<p>Microsoft Research unveiled a potential fix over the weekend: Hyperlapse, a timelapsed tweak for shaky …

Huawei limited time deal will get you 40% off accessories

Do you know what we like more that getting cool accessories for our Huawei Mate 2 smartphone? Getting them for 40% off, of course.<p>US customers looking for official Huawei gear between August 8th to 18th can choose from a selection of accessories for 40% off, thanks to a little summer time …

Google, Microsoft, others backing Facebook in fight over user privacy in New York

Tech companies and civil liberties unions are trying to fend off warrants<p>Facebook's getting some company in its fight with the New York district attorney's office over the protection of user data from government investigations, something that has quickly become a battle over constitutional rights. …

Unclouded App Lets You See What’s Eating Up Your Cloud Storage

Back when the PC was king, a number of software programs were available that would let you analyze your hard drive utilization, allowing you to delete and relocate files in order to free up more storage space. But now that we’ve moved to using cloud services, where overuse isn’t just an annoyance, …

Facebook Adds Insights to Your Events

Facebook will now let Pages track engagement data on an Events page with Insights. Now you’ll be able to see how well your posts are trending for your upcoming birthday party.<p>First noticed by AllFacebook, Insights adds a week’s reach, view and connection information for an event to the sidebar. The …

This browser extension turns Amazon into a pirated ebook search engine

Here’s something Amazon definitely won’t like: A new extension for Google’s Chrome web browser released earlier this month can turn the giant online retail site into a search engine for pirating ebooks.<p>The extension, called LibGen, pulls data from the Library Genesis search engine, which contains …

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …

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This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

The 'Boring' Trait Google Looks For In Its Leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

Google’s 'Security Princess' Leads A Team Of Hackers Paid To Think Like Criminals

Tabriz is one of the more than 250 Google security engineers responsible for protecting our user data and the company's infrastructure. In an excellent Elle profile, Tabriz told reporter Clare Malone that she chose the title before a trip to Japan, because she wanted to one-up the "hired hacker" …

Google now lets you mirror your Android phone and tablet on your TV with Chromecast

Originally announced at Google I/O 2014 last month, Android mirroring has now arrived on the Chromecast. The feature means you can now see your phone or tablet on your TV, navigating your apps, content, and anything else you want, just in a bigger form.<p>To start mirroring, fire up the Chromecast app …

Google Drive Apps added to experimental Chrome App Launcher

Google(s goog) launched an experimental feature in the Chrome Dev channel on Tuesday that makes it easier to use Google Drive Apps. The latest …

Android's phone wiping fails to delete personal data

Was that naked selfie you took really deleted before you sold your phone on eBay?<p>A new study from security software vendor Avast calls into question the effectiveness of Android's factory reset option, which many people have relied upon to delete personal data from their old smartphones before …

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Discover Your Favorite Artists' Least-Known Music

If you like the idea beyond Forgotify, a web app that surfaces music that has never been played on Spotify, but want more control on what you discover, then you may be interested to hear of The Long Tail — an app that pulls the 50 least played Spotify tracks of any artist into a playlist.<p>“With …

Chrome plugin lets users experience Facebook's 'emotion contagion' experiment

Thought you missed out on having your emotions tweaked by Facebook’s mood manipulation back in 2012? This free Chrome plugin is for you.<p>The brand new Facebook Mood Manipulator Chrome extension gives users the power to control their emotions by modifying their Facebook news feeds accordingly.<p>“Why …

A New App Called Moment Shows You How Addicted You Are To Your iPhone

Some of us jokingly say that we’re addicted to our iPhones. A newly released app called Moment will show us just how true that statement may be. Designed to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and those lived through the small screens of our digital devices, Moment tracks how much …