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7 Apps Every Movie Lover Needs

I’ve never been very good at cultivating hobbies (whereas my brother-in-law is into creating his own baking extracts, I am into refreshing Twitter), but I do like watching movies, and the internet has made it possible for sitting on my ass in front of HBO Max to feel like a genuine leisure time pursuit. That isn’t…Read more...

How to Fix (and Prevent) the Latest ChromeOS Bugs

Chrome OS users have reported a severe bug in the latest system update that locks them out of their Chromebooks. For some reason, Chrome OS fails to recognize users’ Google account passwords when they attempt to log in after installing version update 91.0.4462.165. The botched update may also be causing other serious…Read more...

11 Clever Google Maps Settings Everyone Should Be Using

Every time you head out to a new location, there’s a good chance you instinctively pull up Google Maps to help guide you there—there’s no better tool out there for navigation and traffic updates. But even if you use it practically every day, there’s a good chance that you haven’t made the most of some of its better …Read more...

How to Stop Your Google App From Crashing on Android

The latest Google app update, version 12.23.16.23, is unstable. Numerous users report the app crashes every few minutes on Pixel, Motorolla, and Samsung devices. This is a problem, considering the app controls everything from Google search, to Google lens, to the “Discover” feed, and communicates with Android Auto,…Read more...

The Best Features in Android 12 Beta 2 (So Far)

Android 12 Beta 2 rolled out this week for all beta participants, adding a batch of new features and settings for testers to play around with. While the Android 12 beta is still only available for Pixel devices, don’t let the FOMO get to you; Android 12 is still several months away from a stable release, and this most…Read more...

Everything New in the June 2021 Pixel Drop Update

Google is rolling out its latest Pixel Drop as part of the June 2021 Android security update. For those who don’t know, Pixel Drops are released throughout the year and add Pixel-specific features alongside the usual security patches all Android phones receive.Read more...

How to Preemptively Block Ad-Tracking on Your Android

Later this year, Google will begin blocking advertisers and developers from accessing a device’s advertising ID if users opt-out of personalized ads, mirroring the controversial changes (controversial to advertisers, anyway) that Apple introduced in iOS 14.5. While you’re waiting, though, you can opt-out of…Read more...

Why You Should Cancel Your Free Trials Immediately After You Sign Up

Ever sign up for a free trial of an app because you’re curious about what it’s like, but you really don’t want to be locked in to paying for it? If you’re smart, you’ll take our advice and set a calendar reminder to cancel just before the trial period is up. But there’s an even smarter hack: cancel it immediately. Read more...

Don't Install the Android 12 Beta (Yet)

The first Android 12 beta is out now for a range of Android devices, and early impressions are positive. Testers praise the overhauled interface and plethora of helpful tweaks and new features already available in the beta version. The enthusiastic response might have you excited for Android 12, but it’s a good idea…Read more...

These Popular Android Apps Are Putting User Data at Risk

According to a report by Check Point Research, many popular Android apps put your personal data at risk due to poorly secured third-party services.Read more...

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