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How to Get Organized With the Google Tasks App

Overwhelmed? Google Tasks is up to the task of handling your to-do items.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Time Management

The desktop belongs to Electron

I’ve been using a Pixelbook over the past week, checking out the new Linux application functionality. It’s not ready for prime time, but it’s a billion times better than the last time I tried to run Linux apps on Chrome OS.<p>But I was struck by a certain irony: half the applications I wanted to …

Software

The new Google News app has arrived: Here's what you need to know

The AI-powered app is now on iOS.<p>The brand-new Google News app introduced at last week's opening keynote of Google I/O has arrived on iPhones in the US. The app, which replaces the Google Play Newsstand app on iOS and Android, is continuing to roll out to users across 127 different countries. So, …

Google News

Linux applications on Chrome OS will use Material Design

Support for desktop Linux applications is slowly coming together on Chrome OS. We found out about the feature in February, and just a few days ago, a …

Google

Screencastify's Got a New Look! | Screencastify Screen Recorder for Chrome

Screencastify’s Got a New Look!<p>When Screencastify was first released in 2013, it was the first of its kind in the Chrome Web Store. You could call it …

Chrome Web Store

Google Drive gets a new look to match Gmail's redesign

In case you haven’t heard, Gmail got a big redesign recently that’s in the process of rolling out. Now Google Drive is getting a look to match.<p>The company today made a small announcement on its G Suite blog detailing the update. Here’s Google’s descriptions of the changes:<p>The logo in the top left …

Google Drive

How to activate, use Gmail’s new smart compose feature

At its annual developer conference I/O 2018, Google made a number of new announcements most of which focused on integrating artificial intelligence …

Apps

Homepage

An effective layout can also have character. Discover how Shrine, a retail app, arranges products in a playful, unconventional grid.<p>Select the image …

Retail

Google is taking on the iPhone X with new gesture navigation in Android P

Android P is shaping up to a be a big update for Google’s operating system, down to the basic way you navigate the OS, which Google is overhauling in P with a new, gesture-based system similar to the one on the iPhone X (or Palm’s webOS, if you prefer to trace these things back to their original …

Android News

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call

It’s hard to believe AI can interact with people this naturally<p>Onstage at I/O 2018, Google showed off a jaw-dropping new capability of Google Assistant: in the not too distant future, it’s going to make phone calls on your behalf. CEO Sundar Pichai played back a phone call recording that he said …

Google Duplex

In Cities, Wildlife Evolves Astonishingly Fast

Animals, plants, and insects adapt to the extreme urban environment—and even to specific subway lines.<p>Most naturalists turn up their noses at cities, regarding them as anti-nature—sterile wastelands of concrete and steel. But evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of <i>Darwin Comes to Town</i>, …

Biology

Are humans still evolving? Freediving people have evolved to stay underwater longer

The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive 79 metres, and the longest time spent …

The little white doo-dah that changed my (working) life

Back in September I started what felt like an unlikely experiment. Through work for a client I had the opportunity to try out using an iPad Pro and …

There’s a less stressful way to receive smartphone notifications

After you feel a buzz in your pocket or see a flash on your phone, your attention is already fractured.<p>You could pick up your phone and see if what’s …

Digital Art 101 For Beginners

Four things to demand in your next computer

A lot like a tablet<p>The final line from Apple’s iPad commercial last November was probably meant to spark a reaction — and it was successful. After biking around the city using an iPad Pro to do her homework and generally hang with friends, a teenager’s neighbor asks her what she’s “doing on her …

IPad Pro

iPad review: Significant changes make for the most complete entry-level tablet

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.<p>Apple Inc. has just released a new iPad with a bump up in specs over its previous generation, but those few …

Top 5 Best Android Tablets

Android tablets have come a long way from the early days of limited apps and questionable usability. These days there are no shortage of great …

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

When should you replace the tip of your Apple Pencil?

Your Apple Pencil's nib lasts longer than most pens, but it still needs to be replaced eventually.The Apple Pencil lets you digitally draw, write, …

University successfully leading a ‘revolution’ by giving iPads to students

Maryville University started giving an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to every student in 2016. Today, the school’s enrollment is up almost 18%.<p>“We’re leading a revolution, changing the entire model of higher ed for students,” said Dr.Mark Lombard, the university’s president.<p>Maryville University, a …

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Apps

16 Ways People at the Gym Can Tell You're a Cyclist

It's not just the tan lines<p>Hitting up the gym is a necessary evil—or, er, fun pastime—for many cyclists. Augmenting your on-the-bike activities with strength training and cross-training offers a load of benefits: it can stave off mental burnout, strengthen muscles that typically go unused when …

Rapha stitches up cozy special edition, luxury Wool Softshell jacket

Wintertime is now here for a while, so Rapha thought it time to introduce a cozy, luxury version of the standard winter jacket made from more natural …

They know where you go: dockless bike sharing looms as the next disruptor – if key concerns are fixed

Beyond the benefits of dockless bike sharing for people’s mobility and health, these services are producing an ever more useful byproduct: journey …

12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity

By Jay Walljasper<p>For too long biking has been viewed skeptically as a white-people thing, a big city thing, an ultra-fit athlete thing, a …

Cyclists make sure you're in the right gear for winter

The 4 Best Cycling Workouts

There are as many ways to train as there are coaches, plans, online articles, and books. Even seasoned riders can get lost in the sea of intensity zones, HIIT workouts, mobility moves, plyometrics, strength work, and core training. That’s because coaching and training advice trickles down from the …

Cycling

New bike-share system promises ‘dockless without the drawbacks’

Coming to four U.S. cities this spring, Pace joins the bike-share boom<p>This spring, a new type of bike-share system, a hybrid of traditional systems such as Citibike and newer dockless fleets, will hit the streets in four U.S. cities, aiming to create a better, more affordable, public cycling system.<p>…