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Explore Neighborhoods With Google Maps' New 'Community' Feed

Several new features are showing up in the Google Maps app that could make finding stuff to do—and finding your way there—much easier. Read more...

Beautify Your WhatsApp Chats With Custom Wallpapers

Want custom backgrounds for your many WhatsApp conversations? That might sound like clutter, but adding wallpapers to your chats gives you a great visual reminder of which group you’re talking to. And, of course, it livens up WhatsApp from the drab (but delightful) grays you might otherwise enjoy. Read more...

Use 2FA to Stop This New WhatsApp Account Attack

A simple but noteworthy attack is making the rounds on popular chat service WhatsApp. It’s incredibly easy for someone to pull off—all they need is access to a single account that has you listed as a contact. And if you’re susceptible to a bit of social networking, said attacker can take over your WhatsApp account…Read more...

How to Trick Out Your Android Home Screen Just Like an iPhone

iPhone owners with the new iOS 14 can now enjoy a customized home screen with widgets and downloadable templates. Android users may feel that they are missing out on the opportunity to make their home screen look like Windows 95 or Animal Crossing, but just like Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, they have actually had the…Read more...

The Best Smartphone Features For Better Sleep

Staring at our phones all night is the biggest obstacle getting in the way of a good night’s rest. However, there are many ways to mitigate the negative effects smartphones can have on our sleep schedules. If used correctly, your smartphone can even be a helpful tool that aids your sleep. Here’s a look at some of the…Read more...

How to Restore the Classic Google Icons on iOS and Android

Google is in the process of replacing the familiar icons for its many apps and web services with minimalist, multi-colored variants. While these new icons share a more cohesive style, plenty of people aren’t stoked about the redesign.Read more...

Update Chrome Right Now to Fix Some Zero-Day Exploits

All Chrome users should install the latest browser update—version 86.0.4240.183 on PC and version 86.0.4240.185 on Android—as soon as possible. The patches stamp out several security bugs, including two zero-day vulnerabilities hackers are actively exploiting.Read more...

Don't Let App Notifications Add to Your Election Night Anxiety

It’s Election Day, a day otherwise known as digital Hell. Your poor device will be under constant assault by every newsy app that can send a notification today. Some of you will embrace this, despite the fact that the burning wreckage of trash-filled cars we’re calling the 2020 election is more hyper-politicized than…Read more...

Track Election Results on Your Phone Without Breaking Your Brain

As if you needed another reminder: Tomorrow is election day. Most websites you read, and social media apps you use, and politically minded friends you talk to are going to be on high alert. For the sake of your sanity, you should strongly consider going dark: Turn off your mobile and web notifications and just pretend…Read more...

How to Summon AR Ghosts With a Google Search

Halloween is my favorite holiday, but just like everything else in 2020, this year won’t be as festive for most of us. If you’re starved for some good-natured spooky vibes, you can try banishing the blah by summoning a ghost or reanimated skeleton to dance for you—digitally, at least.Read more...

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