Track How Much Time You Spend At Work With Your Phone and IFTTT

Are you spending too much of your time burrowed away in the office? Did you waste more hours at your desk in December than you did in November? Just how much overtime pay does your boss owe you? Keeping a log of your work hours can be helpful for all kinds of reasons and you can automate the whole process using your… » 12/22/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Make It Easier to Read Text on Your Phone

The software running on the smartphone in your pocket has a bunch of options to help improve readability, and whether you have a serious problem with your eyesight or you just want to spend less time squinting, they can make a big difference to usability. Here's how to get text looking bigger and sharper on the latest… » 12/19/14 11:25am Friday 11:25am

Install Rad New Watchfaces on Android Wear

When Google rolled out the 5.0 Lollipop update for Android Wear, it brought with it a number of cool features, not least the ability to install any watchface from Google Play (rather than just the ones pre-installed on your device). What's more, you can now manage them from your smartphone more easily. Here's how to… » 12/18/14 12:10pm Thursday 12:10pm

How To Disable Facebook's New Auto-Enhance Photo Feature

Good news if you're not all that brilliant at snapping Facebook photos on the go: Mark Zuckerberg and his algorithms will now automatically enhance images for you, no extra work required. But what if you don't want your images tampered with? What if you really were going for that badly lit, washed out look? Here's how… » 12/17/14 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

How To Track Your Life With Apple Health

We've already taken a look at some of the features and capabilities of Google Fit, and Apple's own activity-tracking platform is now up and running too. Find out how you can use Apple's brand new app to monitor your daily exercise, improve your overall health, aggregate data from different sources and store your… » 12/16/14 11:30am 12/16/14 11:30am

Tools to Track Your Music, Movie and Reading Habits

The marketing firms of the world are keenly interested in your leisure habits but this kind of data can be useful to you on a personal level as well: Find out what you were listening to, reading or watching this time last year; get recommendations about what you might enjoy next; and spot patterns in your behavior… » 12/11/14 4:20pm 12/11/14 4:20pm

Remove Apps That Mess With Google Chrome Using This New Tool

There are some shady software applications in circulation that will try and change your browser settings without your knowledge. One of the best known examples being when you load up your browser to find a completely different, heavily sponsored homepage in place. Google has a new tool that can watch for sneaky… » 12/10/14 12:30pm 12/10/14 12:30pm

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Apple Maps Master

After a less-than-stellar start, Apple Maps is starting to establish itself on the desktop and on iOS as well. Despite its sleek and minimal interface, there are a number of useful features hidden away behind the surface. Here are ten tips for getting more out of Apple Maps that might even persuade you to make the… » 12/09/14 11:55am 12/09/14 11:55am

5 Great Uses For Android Lollipop's Built-In Screencasting

The Chromecast continues its inexorable rise to world domination and the latest version of Android comes with the option to cast your device's screen straight to the dongle plugged into your television set. Why would you want to do this when so many apps already support Chromecast? We've got five potential uses you… » 12/08/14 9:21am 12/08/14 9:21am

How To Use Google Fit To Track Your Life

One of the smaller battles being played out in the fight between iOS 8 and Android 5 is the Apple Health(Kit) vs Google Fit bout. Although Apple has the more comprehensive platform (designed to handle medical data as well as track activity), Google Fit can still be considered as a direct rival. It's still early days… » 12/05/14 10:02am 12/05/14 10:02am

Delete Local Copies of Your Synced Cloud Files to Free Up Disk Space

With storage prices plummeting and Internet speeds rising, cloud-based backups make more sense than ever before (and are easier to manage to boot). If you want to take advantage of the popular desktop syncing tools, all of the major cross-platform players—Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive—offer some selective syncing… » 12/04/14 10:41am 12/04/14 10:41am

See All the Things You've Bought Online With a Simple Google Search

As Google blurs the line between the web, your email and Google Now, more and more of your personal information can be shown in general Google searches (though only visible to you, of course). You can run a query for recent purchases to show up confirmation emails, for example, and the new feature includes a number of… » 12/02/14 11:10am 12/02/14 11:10am

The Worst Bugs in Android 5.0 Lollipop and How to Fix Them

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now upon us, and while you might be rejoicing at all the new features you can take advantage of, you might also be cursing at the state that the new OS has left your device in. We've rounded up the most common Lollipop issues so far, together with the fixes you can try to get your gadgets… » 11/25/14 10:00am 11/25/14 10:00am