You turn off notifications on your Android phone or iPhone to cut down on embarrassing noises or distractions during meetings, social engagements, and other events where you're supposed to be paying attention. But you can also adjust notifications so that people who matter can still get through. Here's how.
Nope, you can't pinch your iPhone's display to get to the home screen, nor can you swipe directly through your open apps—but you can if you're an iPad user. Read on for six gotta-know, only-for-iPad gestures.
These set-'em-and-forget-'em settings will help keep your Android phone up and running from daybreak to lights-out.
Nope, you're not the only one who's ever barked "stop it!" to your iPhone or iPad because it was being, well, a little too helpful. Luckily, you can tweak or turn off many of iOS's most nagging and intrusive features.
The new Google Photos offers some great new ways to organize and enjoy your photos. Try these highlights first.
The trusty Facebook app on your Android phone or iPhone has some nifty—and powerful—features up its sleeves. Not only can you pick and choose which friends appear in your news feed, you can also save links to interesting articles, close another of your "active" Facebook sessions, put stickies on your photos and even post updates without an Internet connection.
Clicking the volume rocker isn't the only way to control the sound on your Android phone or iPhone. You can make key taps "click," assign different ringtones to your favorite contacts, tweak your equalizer levels, and more.
As good as they are at loading web pages quickly and precisely on smaller screens, both Safari for iOS and Chrome for Android are terrible when it comes to loading a massive page-turner of an article—you know, that one you want to curl up with on a lazy Sunday. The solution: a dedicated reader app, and here's five reasons why iPhone- and Android-toting bookworms shouldn't be without one.
How to put a lid on your iPhone's cellular data use—and avoid nasty surprises on your monthly wireless bill.
Google's new Inbox for Gmail app could be a silver bullet for your email woes. But for almost every time-saving feature that Inbox brings to your smartphone or laptop, there's a drawback that'll make you think twice.
Google Now cards—those bite-sized alerts, reminders, and personalized recommendations, are so prescient, they're positively spooky. Learn how to manage what they show you, when and why.
Send data from your desktop to your phone using Google search--everything from reminders and notes to setting an alarm, and even finding a lost Android device.
Confused by Apple's sparse, ultra-simplified Calendar app for iOS? Read on for ten tips that'll help you get your bearings with the revamped iOS Calendar, as well as a few advanced pointers on setting default alert times, dealing with time-zone changes, adding a non-iCloud calendar, and more.
No need to dig through menus or take aim at tiny buttons to make the most of your tabs and webpages. Just try these tips.
Learn how to see more of your messages from Mail's inbox view, zip directly to your draft messages, manage mail recipients with your fingertip, get special alerts whenever (say) your boss sends you a mission-critical email, and more.