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Android customization - how to regain storage space by cleaning the cache on your Android device

Last week on our Android customization post, you got to play with image files and change up your wallpaper on your Android device. After messing with all those image files, you may be finding that your internal storage space is strangely low, so we should try to fix that.<p>There are many things you …

Apps

Can 3-D Printed Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

A new project will print homes for charity–if it can get funding.<p>The best way of solving homelessness, many advocates argue, is just to give people homes. Though it sounds simplistic–and expensive–a “housing first” policy in places like Utah and Boston actually saves the government money. Now a …

Housing

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

The Best Apps For People Who Don’t Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

The 'mouse' and its many mutations

Since its inception in the mid-'60s, the "mouse," as it came to be known, has morphed and mutated into a diverse assortment of styles to accommodate efficiency, ergonomics and portability. In this week's <i>Rewind</i> we surf through the history of the device from its humble beginnings to its current …

6 essential gadgets for single people

Who needs a partner when there's technology?<p>We're not talking about a Spike Jonze-ian world of Siri-like virtual pals. We're talking about helpful …

Yahoo 'threatened' by US government with $250,00-a-day fine

<b>Yahoo said the US government threatened to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.</b><p>According to court documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) had demanded that Yahoo comply with new surveillance rules, something the company said was unconstitutional.<p>Yahoo …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Dutch Scientists Successfully Teleport Data for the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to reliably teleport quantum data for the first time, …

Quantum Mechanics

Even This iOS Designer's Email To Apple Chief Tim Cook Didn't Fix The iPhone's Broken Text Messaging App

He's also a TED speaker.<p>Until this winter, he was also a hardcore iPhone user. At about that time, Cooperman says in a long, thoughtful blog post, he decided he ought to get more serious about understanding the Android phones he was designing apps for.<p>Androids have more users than Apple's products, …

iOS

How to prevent your iMessages getting lost

Apple has said it's working to fix a bug in its iMessaging system that causes messages to get lost once the owner switches to an Android or Windows phone<p><b>Apple</b> has said it is addressing several bugs within its iMessaging system which have caused text messages to become lost after the recipient …

iMessage

How the iPhone Activation Lock hack works

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

Bruce's old Windows Vista desktop PC has problems restarting. If taking the lid off and giving it a spring-clean, fails to work, what are the alternatives?<p>I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm …