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These are the Android apps I can't live without

These days, it's easy to forget that smartphones didn't always have vast app stores and ecosystems; just over a decade ago, the apps that came on …

Apps

The 7 Best Open-Source Software to Download in 2018

Track time, recover lost data, burn disks and more<p>Updated June 12, 2018<p>Computers are part of our daily lives: From households to offices, and from …

Software

Watch: NYT, Colbert made amazing remakes of Trump's Kim Jong-un fake movie trailer

President Trump, as you've probably heard by now, brought a fake movie trailer (on an iPad) to his summit meeting with Kim Jong-un in an attempt to …

Router Attack Worse Than Thought: Everyone Reboot Now, FBI Says

The FBI says everyone should reboot their routers after the discovery of malware that can control everything going in and out of a device.<p>The FBI …

The FBI wants you to factory reset your router. Here's how to do it

Good news, everyone! Remember that FBI reboot-your-router warning in response to Russian malware VPNFilter? Turns out it's worse than originally thought, and a lot more people are going to need to do a lot more than just reboot their routers.<p>According to a new report from security firm Cisco Talos, …

Advance Your Travel Photography by Spotting These Cognitive Biases

Your brain is the most sophisticated and irreplaceable piece of equipment you bring to any shoot. But this fantastically complex machine is also …

Master multi-tasking on your iPad

Apple offers valuable multi-tasking tools to help you get productive on your iPad. What are they, how do they work, and how do you use them?The what …

Track Your Smartphone Usage and Waste Less Battery Life With This Android App

I already know I’m addicted to my smartphone, and if you’ve ever absentmindedly reached into your pocket and switched on the screen without realizing …

Apps

Why Apple’s ready for the folding phone and Android isn’t

The folding smart mobile device is coming – there’s no stopping it. We’ve seen concepts and prototypes, we’ve read the patents and considered the …

folding

7 cool ways to reuse an old laptop

Everything old is new again. That applies not just to bell-bottoms and cassette tapes (seriously, tapes are staging a comeback), but also your old tech.<p>You've already learned how to repurpose an old tablet; now let's focus on that laptop you've kept in the back of your closet these many years. Even …

Linux

Huawei’s New P20 Pro Smartphone Comes Equipped with Night Vision

Huawei’s latest headset, the P20 Pro smartphone, is turning heads for more reasons than just its design.<p>The P20 Pro is capable of taking pictures in …

How to use Instagram

Instagram may need no introduction, but for the unfamiliar, it is a free social networking app that lets users capture and share photos and videos. …

Download and protect your Facebook data in just a few clicks

The Facebook privacy scandal has users demanding to see how much the social media giant knows about them and how they can limit the amount of data they're giving out.<p>The bad news is that your data may already be out in the wild and in the hands of third party advertisers. The good news is that you …

Social Media

Focus Stacking Tutorial for Landscape Photographers

Focus stacking is the technique of blending together multiple exposures of the same scene. These exposures are exactly the same, except for one …

How to Delete Instead of Archive Your Emails on iPhone

Email inboxes fill up quickly, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the ever-increasing pile of unopened messages in your inbox. That's why it's so helpful to be able to check your email on your iPhone; even a few minutes of deleting emails here and there can make a big difference. If you've …

Archives

12 texting tips you didn't know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

Microsoft Photos Companion: Easily Transfer Photos from Phone to PC

Microsoft has launched a new app called Photos Companion that allows you to easily transfer photos from your smartphone straight to your Windows 10 …

How to Convert Animoji to GIF on iPhone with Workflow

If you’ve been using and creating Animoji on iPhone and sharing them with other people, you may have noticed that Animoji are saved and shared as …

How to deduct your home office without an audit

<i>With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business,</i> CNET@Work <i>can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.</i><p>One of the benefits of running your own small, home-based business is the possibility of paying less tax by expensing the …

Personal Finance

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

IPad Pro

How to record any audio from the web with Audio Hijack 3 on the Mac

The name says it all. You can 'hijack' any audio that plays from your Mac... any audio.If you have any need to record an audio track on your Mac — …

Capture One 11 Tutorial | The Basics of ‘Base Characteristics’

Making the switch from one raw processing program to another is always daunting, to say the least. Familiarity with one software tends to come after …

Tutorials

New to Pen Tool? This tutorial will help you master it in under 8 minutes

The Pen Tool allows you to cut out anything in Photoshop, and it’s especially useful with objects that have hard edges. However, many photographers …

7 Ways to Avoid a Tax Audit

Fear not -- you're not likely to be audited -- and you can make yourself an even less likely target of IRS attention.<p>There are lots of things that …

The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

iFixit discounts iPhone battery replacement kits amid Apple backlash

Apple may have apologized for the confusion surrounding its intentional slow down of older iPhones to balance battery life and performance, but that doesn't change the fact that it's happening. If your iPhone is out of warranty and you don't want to have Apple replace it, then perhaps iFixit can …

Mobile Technology

PS4 Update 4.70 Out Now, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

PlayStation 4's latest system update is available to download now, but don't expect it to do too much. According to Push Square, Firmware Update 4.70 improves the quality of the system performance, and it reportedly introduces new icons for many of Sony's own apps such as the PlayStation Store.<p>The …

PlayStation Teases New Reveal

PlayStation is gearing up to reveal "something new," as teased in this short clip. Take a look at the tweet below, which has sent the entire internet …

PS4 Pro