Cool phone features not everyone knows about

With every update to the Android and iOS operating systems, there come waves of new features, shortcuts, apps and settings. Many of them you know about and use to make your phone work better for you. But many …

How to prevent apps from accessing your personal data

Smartphone apps can collect a whole lot of data about you:  Your name and email address, location history, personal contacts, photos and videos, purchases, health and fitness data, financial information, browsing and search history, your IP address and …

New life for old devices: 5 ways you can repurpose your outdated gadgets

We all do it. When we get a new device, we toss the old one in a drawer, there to languish till doomsday. Which, alarmingly, seems to grow closer all the time. And which is why we recently …

How to charge your phone faster

You’re about to go out the door for the day (or the night) and, oh snap, your phone battery is in the red. If you have just a few minutes, you won’t be able to reach 100%, of …

4 of the best parental controls for your child’s phone

When a child gets a phone, it changes their world. It opens a door to a universe of sights, sounds, voices, videos, friends and fiends. And then…the child steps through. Where will they go? Parents don’t know. They …

5 ways to stay cool without air conditioning

As the climate warms and heat waves bake the planet, a lot of people resort to the immediate and obvious answer: they switch on the air conditioner. But while AC is a solution in the here and now, …

Your child’s first phone – what’s the right age?

It’s the new “conversation” parents have with their children: when to get a phone. It’s not an easy decision. There are all sorts of reasons why young people should have a phone. Phones help kids socialize, interact with …

Prevent your phone from overheating

It’s getting hot out there, and as the planet warms from climate change, it’s bound to get even hotter. That also means your phone is becoming more susceptible to overheating — which can spell trouble. A hot phone …

Try this one amazing tip to declutter your phone’s photo library to save space

If your smartphone’s photo library is anything like ours, it’s a total mess. Old selfies, mistaken or duplicate pictures, long videos you saved that you’ll never watch again. All those files are taking up valuable space and keeping …

How to Prepare for a Lost or Stolen Smartphone

You never want to think it will happen: Your smartphone — and everything inside it — is missing. Has it been lost or stolen? You can’t find it anywhere. It feels like a catastrophe.  Luckily, with a bit …