Jason Richards

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Making sense of your Android phone’s storage folders

Android file managers can be a powerful tool for keeping your handset organized, but Android’s organizational structure, or seeming lack of one, can be a little daunting for the casual browser. App data, pictures, music, and more are all accessed through a single starting folder, and that’s …

How to achieve stock Android on any smartphone or tablet [2015]

There are all sorts of user interfaces out there — TouchWiz, ZenUI, Sense, and Optimus UI are just some of them. These different UI’s tend to come …

What is an 'unlocked' phone? (And why do I care?)

Unlocked. It's a word you'll see used a lot on websites about mobile technology, and most people writing about it will be sure to let you know that …

The Ultimate Home Cleaning Routine, In One Simple Chart

When was the last time you cleaned behind the fridge? Or flipped your mattress?<p>Not all the items in your home need to be cleaned weekly or even every …

Google’s New Technology Is About to Change Everything Again

Deep in the secret labs of Google, a team has been working on a new way for us to be able to interact with any type of electronics or computers and …

From the Editor's Desk: In love with Google Photos

I've always known where my pictures are. For years now they've been sitting in a small box in my living room, on an aging Linux-based NAS box. (This …

Google shows what it knows about us in new privacy hub

Google really wants you to feel in control of your data, and has unveiled a new hub for privacy and security settings across all its services to help you get a grip. My Account lets internet users with or without a Google account check exactly what information they're giving away on Google Maps, …

Rashida Jones' documentary shows how porn companies lure teenage girls

Rashida Jones tackles the adult film industry in a new documentary, "Hot Girls Wanted," warning teen girls against the allure of the porn world.<p>The biggest draw to the porn industry seems to be the promise of fame, but most aspiring porn stars will remain unknown.<p>"Not to blame pop culture but …

Google showcases the 18 best apps with Material Design in the Play Store

Even though Google showcased Material Design back at Google I/O 2014, the entire concept is still largely being developed. Not only did the company roll out aesthetic changes, but Android 5.0 Lollipop was completely filled with functional changes as well. Eliminating menus, adding in …

Android's stand-alone Photos app will give you more creative control

Wondering what will happen when Android's Photos app finally makes a clean break from Google+? You should now have a pretty good idea. <i>Android Police</i> has peeked at a leaked copy of a reworked Photos app, and it's clear that Google is using the service split as an incentive to shake things up. The …

Teachers' Guide to The Use of Google Voice in Education

May 24, 2015<br>Google Voice is a great communicational utility with huge educational potential. As a teacher, you can use Google Voice to obtain a phone …

47 Things I've Learned In My 40s

I recently celebrated my last birthday of my 40s. While most of my 30s was consumed with the non-stop pandemonium of four babies growing into toddlers growing into school-age boys, my 40s have given me more time for personal growth and even a little reflection. I've probably learned more about life …

7 New Machines to Make Great Coffee at Home...Without Using a Pod

Making cafe-quality specialty coffee at home just got a whole lot easier. And we don't even have to change out of our pajamas.<p>We love specialty coffee and are forever grateful for our favorite baristas, but sometimes we wish we could make craft coffee at home taste like it does at cafés—with the …

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What an $11,000 TFSA limit means for your retirement

A lifetime's worth of financial planning would be affected if the annual contribution limit for tax-free savings accounts is doubled.<p>Finance Minister Joe Oliver is strongly suggesting that the federal budget coming April 21 will deliver on a promise the federal Conservatives made in the last …

Farewell, bloops and whistles: Annoying TouchWiz sounds are no more on the Galaxy S6

If you've ever used a Samsung Galaxy phone — or even sat near anyone else using one — you'll be familiar with the manufacturer's widely derided …

A third of Americans have changed online and phone behaviours post-Snowden

Edward Snowden has been heard, and his words are having at least <i>some</i> effect.<p>A Pew Research Center survey has found that nearly one third of American …

Want fewer regrets? Enjoy your life. Right. Now.

Steve Gilliland is sitting in an airport in Salt Lake City, enjoying the day. There was a time when the North Carolina-based motivational speaker and author of several books including <i>Enjoy The Ride</i> might have been worrying about where his next billings would come from, working the phones to boost …

There's a $6 Google Play credit waiting for Chromecast owners

Owners of the Chromecast streaming TV dongle should be able to claim a $6 Google Play credit (£5 in the U.K., sorry no-go in other countries!) today. …

How Tom Brady got surgical with the Seahawks defense to win Super Bowl MVP

New England lined up, identified the matchups they wanted, then exploited them.<p>Last week, prior to the Patriots' thrilling (or agonizing, depending on your perspective) Super Bowl victory, I wrote a column with the thesis that was among the least novel in modern history: "It's hard to defend New …

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

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 …

LEGO launches their first BIONICLE game in the Play Store for free

It’s pretty clear that LEGO has made one of the most popular children’s toys in history. From simple building blocks, to models, to a full-length movie, the company is all over the place. One product that the company created in the early 2000’s was the BIONICLE toy line… remember those? They were …

Bose SoundLink 3 International Giveaway at Sound Guys [CLOSED]

The Bose SoundLink 3 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers out there. It’s surprisingly bassy for its size, pumps out a tons of volume, and has up to 14 hours of playback time. Want one? Now is your chance.<p>Our partners over at Sound Guys are ringing in the new year by giving away a Bose SoundLink 3 …

'Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition)' by Michael Bublé is now free on Google Play Music

Google continues to spread the holiday cheer by giving away great albums for free. After Linkin Park's The Hunting Party, the search giant has made …

Moto X (2014) attaches to a drone and shoots 4K video around San Francisco

Motorola took their latest Moto X (2014) Android powered smartphone and put it in the hands of a professional drone pilot. Unleashing the drone on San Francisco, Motorola has since posted the 4K video captured by the flight for all to enjoy.<p>Except, you can’t see it. Not really anyway. We hope that …

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This Site Visualizes Your Death

And your birth, plus everything in between.<p>Ever wonder how you fit into the teeming swarm of humanity, statistically? Now in beta, Population.io is a great new site designed by Benedikt Groß (previously featured on Co.Design for his typeface made up of satellite imagery) that visualizes your place …

Google takes over Times Square with biggest Android advertisement yet

Google has taken over the largest digital screen in North America. You can see it right now in Times Square. The screen is more than 25,000 square …

Plan And Organize Every Inch Of Your House With Home Design 3D

When it comes to interior design, there are three categories of people: those who will get any item and place it anywhere, those will do their best …

How to add a dedicated number row to the Google Keyboard

It takes a few steps, but the Google Keyboard has some useful options tucked inside<p>Here's one of those things that's been around for a little bit, …

5 Tests That Will Measure Your Strength

See how you match up to these standards<p>If you’ve ever spent any time on Internet fitness forums, it’s pretty easy to feel like every guy in the world is stronger than you are. You’ll read about how “any bro who lifts” should be able to bench press more than 300 pounds and deadlift at least 500.<p>But …