Les Shindelman

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The 12 Best Travel Apps to Make Your Next Vacation Easier (and Cheaper)

Don't take on a new adventure without them.<p>To be able to travel is one of life’s greatest privileges. It can also be a huge pain in the ass. There are budgets to set, hotels to book, and currency to exchange. You’ve got enough to think about already. So get a bunch of apps that do the lion’s share …

Apps

Chrome may soon add a feature that will speed up the entire internet

Google’s Chrome browser is the most popular web browser on the planet by a massive margin. According to market research firm Net Applications, …

Google

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Maps

The Best Wi-Fi Routers for Cord Cutting (Updated: August 2018)

By onAugust 8, 2018 in All News, News<p>The number one reason for buffering and poor streaming is weak Wi-Fi. The good news is you don’t have to use the …

Wi-Fi

Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds today

Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app. The feature allowed users to scroll through only those posts from one of their designated friend lists — for example, family, work colleagues, neighbors, industry peers and so on. The end …

Social Media

Roku’s free, ad-supported streaming channel is now live on the web

Roku is today bringing its free, streaming entertainment destination, The Roku Channel, to non-Roku devices for the first time, with a launch on both the web and on select Samsung smart TVs, ahead of a wider cross-platform rollout. The channel, which offers free, ad-supported movies and TV shows, …

Roku

Which Apple iPhone should you buy?

You’re on the edge of becoming an iPhone owner, except the choice of phones is causing a dilemma. The iPhone X is so tempting, but the screen of the …

Mobile Technology

Use these Waze tips and tricks to become an expert navigator

Waze was already a popular, powerful crowdsourced map app before Google acquired it, but the navigation software is now better than ever before. Waze …

Maps

10 useful Gmail settings you'll wish you knew sooner

More than a billion people use Gmail. That’s about one in seven people on Earth, actively using this free email platform in 74 different languages.<p>Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported some third-party developers were collecting data on Gmail users. If you are worried about this practice, I’ve …

Apps

Apple tops 300 million paid subscriptions as it reportedly preps new subscription services

Apple’s subscription business is already big, but it’s about to get even bigger.<p>Apple has sold more than 300 million subscriptions to its own and …

App Store

We compared 3 of the most popular note taking apps for iPhone — but the winner depends on what you want to do

I shudder to think where I would be in life if it were not for my smartphone note-taking apps.<p>Surely, I would have forgotten hundreds of tasks over the years, misplaced hundreds of paper shopping lists, or lost hours-worth of notes taken at work. All those brilliant screenplay ideas that I've had …

Apps

I keep all 204 of my iPhone apps on just one home screen — here's the system I use to stay organized

Right now, I have 204 apps on my iPhone X.<p>Yes, it's more than I'll ever need.<p>But I love finding and downloading new apps, and I run a tight ship: I'm regularly deleting old apps I'll never use, and I neatly organize all of my new apps into folders so everything on my phone can be accessed from a …

Apps

Here's How You Back Up Your Gmail

Countless computer users leverage Gmail as a go-to repository for their digital lives. But if your account is hacked or inaccessible for any reason, …

Apps

Gmail might add a simple feature everybody wants

Gmail got a lot of awesome new features during its recent redesign, but there’s a big one that’s still missing. Email scheduling has never been an option for those who choose Google as their email provider — at least not without the help of a third-party service.<p>But that could soon change.<p>Email …

Google

Do you even need a camera anymore?

If your only goal is to capture a moment and post it to social media or quickly send it to a friend, a smartphone is the better choice, obviously. …

Mobile Photography

Amazon is launching a new feature that’s been on users’ wish lists for a while now

Amazon is about to launch a new feature that’s somewhat minor in the scheme of things — but it’s one which users have wanted for a long time and …

Apps

The best alarm clock apps for Android and iOS

Let’s face it, getting up in the morning is a challenge. If you’re like most people, you’ve already mastered the fine art of …

Apps

Apple will exclusively use Intel modems in 2018 iPhones, according to Qualcomm

Apple’s ongoing dispute with Qualcomm looks like it will have a big impact on the components used in this year’s upcoming iPhone models, according to …

Amazon’s Alexa Cast makes it simpler to play music from your phone on Echo speakers

Amazon is introducing a new feature today called Alexa Cast, which lets users control what’s playing on their Alexa-enabled devices from their phone. …

How to make free phone calls, even on your tablet

Some people still use their phones to talk, not just text and surf. If you're one, you can also cut costs when dialing.<p>So long as you’re on Wi-Fi – whether it’s your existing wireless network at home or a free Wi-Fi hot spot – you can take advantage of apps that let you make free “VoIP” calls …

Apps

How to enable Chrome’s new Material Design refresh on desktop and iOS

Google has been working on a Material Design refresh for Chrome across desktop and mobile in recent months, and elements of the redesign are starting to make their way to the stable version of the browser. Chrome 68, released earlier this week, now includes parts of the Material Design refresh …

Material Design

Update Your iPhones And Androids Now If You Don't Want Your Bluetooth Hacked

There’s a potentially serious vulnerability affecting Bluetooth that could lead to leaks of private data from Apple, Google and Intel-based smartphones and PCs. Patches are being made available, so concerned users should update where they can. Millions, if not hundreds of millions or billions, of …

Information Security

Why you should take Alexa with you on vacation & how to do it

If you have a house full of Alexa speakers, you're likely accustomed to telling Alexa to do everything for you — turn on the lights, set timers, make coffee. So much so, you'll likely miss that interaction while you're away.<p>That said, you don't have to miss Alexa while you're on vacation. Bring it …

Smart Homes

The Best Translation Apps for Every Travel Situation

To a certain extent, native English speakers have it easy. The language is spoken by one in five people globally, making it easily understood …

Language

The 19 Travel Apps You’ll Want to Download for the Summer

If you’re daydreaming about basking in the summer sun, now's the time to find a deal on a summer vacation. The right apps can help you find great …

Uber may soon turn into your personalized mini convenience store

Taking an Uber may soon be an all-inclusive experience. The transportation giant recently partnered with Cargo, the startup that offers in-car …

San Francisco

MLB is bringing biometric ticketing to select ballparks

Clear announced a new partnership today with Major League Baseball and Tickets.com that will let fans opt for biometric ticketing at certain MLB ballparks. Those who link their Clear accounts to their MLB.com accounts will be able to use their fingerprint instead of a paper or mobile ticket at …

Google Assistant’s new Visual Snapshot tab prepares you for the day

Previous Next<p>1 of 6<p>Ever wished you could just open one app and get an instant update of travel times, reservations, deliveries, and other useful …

Google Assistant

Roku’s 8.1 Update Is Now Rolling Out to Roku TVs

By onJuly 17, 2018 in All News, News, Roku News<p>In May 2018, Roku started to roll out their spring update. This Roku OS 8.1 update included a few new …

Smart TV

Internal documents show how Amazon scrambled to fix Prime Day glitches

Amazon failed to secure enough servers to handle the traffic surge on Prime Day, causing it to launch a scaled-down backup front page and temporarily …

Cloud Computing