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You Can Finally Stop Changing Twitter From Light to Dark Mode Yourself

For some, dark mode is the only mode. For others, it’s the theme they want at night. Either way, whatever your phone’s theme is, you want your apps to match. Let’s take Twitter, for example: If the rest of your phone is in dark mode, you probably don’t want your bright white tweets to burn your eyes. Here’s how to fix…Read more...

How to Run Android Apps on Windows 11

If you’ve installed Windows 11—the most recent version of Microsoft’s operating system for PCs—you may now be wondering how to run Android apps on your computer; because although Microsoft promised to let you run those apps via the Amazon Appstore for Android, the feature hasn’t actually been rolled out yet. Until…Read more...

10 Ways to Make HBO Max Suck Less

Sure, HBO Max is the place to go for HBO essentials like The Sopranos or Mare of Easttown, as well as what seems like every other show or movie ever made. Unfortunately, it’s also virtually unusable (at least, if you ever want to use fancy features like “fast forward” or “rewind”). A fix is, reportedly, on its way at…Read more...

The Most Annoying Amazon Fire TV Settings (and How to Fix Them)

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is an affordable streaming stick that is great for watching Amazon Prime and supports all major streaming services, screen mirroring, and third-party apps. But there is still enough weirdness to the Fire TV Stick experience—simple stuff, such as blocking third-party Android apps and autoplaying…Read more...

How to Avoid FluBot Malware on Your Android

Can we, as a collective tech community, all agree that scams and malicious hacks are bad and we shouldn’t do them anymore? No? OK, back to reality, where your Android phone is under attack by yet another malware scam, and using yet another nefarious tactic to do it. Here’s what you need to know about FluBot, and how…Read more...

The Fastest Way to Start Recording Video on Your Smartphone

You never know when you’re going to need to record something on your phone. Maybe there’s a rat in the subway bringing its slice home for dinner; maybe a pedestrian on a call is about to spill the beans on someone’s living situation. Whatever the case, if there’s a viral moment unfolding in front of you, there’s no…Read more...

How to Add Exceptions to Your Phone's 'Do Not Disturb' Mode (and Why You Absolutely Should)

Putting your phone out of reach or, heaven forbid, turning it off entirely, can be an unreasonable option for minimizing screen time. What if there’s an emergency? What if someone actually does need to get in touch with you? Fortunately, you don’t actually have to go all or nothing—an alternative is to turn on your…Read more...

8 Ways to Make Your Old Smartphone Feel New Again

Apple is good at what they do; they release something new—like, say, the iPhone 13—and instantly you think I need that. But do you? Look, maybe your current phone is on death’s door and you really do need an upgrade. For many of us, however, our current device is working just fine, and could be working much better.…Read more...

How to Trick Your Computer (and Your Boss) Into Thinking You're Still Working

While the pandemic has been hellish in myriad ways, being able to work from home has had its perks. No commute, no Brenda from accounting unloading some long-winded drama about co-parenting her dog with her ex, and the simple joy of showing up to meetings in your comfiest PJ bottoms and slippers. But perhaps the…Read more...

How to Trade In or Sell Your Android Phone

Selling or trading a used Android phone is a smart way to safely dispose of your old devices, and hopefully earn some extra cash you can put towards your next upgrade. But there are a few things to take care of before offloading your old phone—including backing up and deleting your data, cleaning it, and finding the…Read more...

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