Lock and Unlock Your Android Device Automatically with Gravity Screen

Levels of smartphone addiction being what they are, locking and unlocking your mobile can take up a lot of precious time in the day: If only your phone knew when you were looking at it and when you’d set it down or put it in a pocket. That’s exactly that Gravity Screen offers, a free download from the Google Play… » 7/06/15 10:11am Yesterday 10:11am

Hunt Down and Remove Duplicate Files from Your PC

Duplicate files can cause all kinds of problems on your computer, taking up precious storage room, confusing your photo or media manager apps, and generally getting in the way of searches and other operations when you’d rather they didn’t. You don’t have to accept duplicate files as an inevitability of running a PC,… » 7/02/15 11:05am Thursday 11:05am

The Quickest Way to Switch Wifi Networks on Android

Being able to quickly jump from one wifi network to another is an essential skill for modern life—especially if you’re out and about and trying to get the strongest signal possible. Here’s a tip you might not have picked up if you’ve just upgraded to the latest version of Android Lollipop, and the feature is built… » 6/30/15 12:45pm 6/30/15 12:45pm

Use Filta to Search the People You Follow on Twitter

If you’re looking for people with a specific set of skills or in a particular location then the list of folks you’re following on Twitter is a good place to start. Filta makes it easy for you to scour this list with a couple of clicks. It’s the kind of useful feature Twitter should have built into its apps by now. » 6/25/15 1:20pm 6/25/15 1:20pm

Manage Chrome Tabs As a Single App in Android Lollipop

One of the new features in Lollipop treats each Chrome browser tab as a separate app on the Overview screen—the idea is you can flick between (or close) tabs as easily as apps. If you don’t like that behavior and want to leave the tab management to the browser itself, here’s how to revert back to the old way of… » 6/22/15 9:30am 6/22/15 9:30am

Get This Cool S6 Edge Feature on Any Android Phone

You might have noticed the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, a rather distinctive handset with a curved screen. The extra display can be used to alert you to different notifications and give quick links to contacts and other parts of the TouchWiz OS. Thanks to a clever app, you can get one of these features on your standard… » 6/17/15 12:00pm 6/17/15 12:00pm

4 Ways to Use Your Smartphone for a Good Cause

Most of us are spending an inordinate amount of time on our smartphones, those glowing devices that are always by our side, so why not use some of that time to help others and promote worthy causes? Here are four ideas you might want to consider—and you can always get back to your News Feed or high score challenge… » 6/16/15 10:45am 6/16/15 10:45am