How-To
Computing

A Paint-esque app does exist on your Mac — and here’s how to find it

It might seem like Mac OS X doesn't come with an Apple equivalent to Paint, but it's merely hidden inside Preview. Here's how to find, and use, each tool that comes with the simple image editor.
Computing

How to enable and disable notifications in the Chrome browser

Notifications can be handy, but they can also be annoying at times. Here's how to manage notifications in Chrome, or ban them entirely, so they never bother you again.
Mobile

How to avoid early termination fees and switch phone carriers like a pro

There's no time like the present to switch cell phone carriers. Our how to guide will show you step-by-step, how to get out of your cell phone contracts without paying the early termination fee.
How-To

Hack Google search with these 5 tips from Patrick Norton 1:39

I’m Patrick Norton from TekThing and I’m here on Digital Trends today to show you five awesome Google search hacks. First up, if you need a specific name or specific term, put them all in quotes. That tells Google…
Cool Tech

Weekend Workshop: Got an old cardboard box? Make your own VR goggles for under $10

Thanks to Google, you can now get your hands on a fully functional cardboard VR headset for around 20 bucks -- sometimes even less. That's pretty damn cheap by most people's standards, but what you might not realize is that you can build a…
Mobile

Aging iPhone? Speed it up with these 10 tricks

Is your aging iPhone slowing to a crawl? Are you looking for some easy ways to bring your iPhone back up to speed? Step inside for some handy tips and tricks that will likely boost performance.
Movies & TV

How to stream the second round of the NFL playoffs online

The NFL postseason is upon us. It's time to put on your jersey, grab some snacks, and settle in for some football. Check out our streaming guide for catching each AFC and NFC conference championship this weekend.
Mobile

Date with Uncle Sam? Here are 6 of the best sites for e-filing your taxes

E-filing your taxes online can save you time, money, and a good deal of aggravation. Check out our quick breakdown of some of the best tax-preparation software available, whether you're filing on behalf of your business or want your federal…
Mobile

25 tips to make your iPhone battery last longer (and a common myth busted)

The right iPhone battery tips can keep you in business longer between charges, without having to significantly alter how you use the phone. Step inside for the iPhone battery enlightenment you’ve been seeking.
Cool Tech

Weekend Workshop: Build a fire-spewing Rubens’ Tube music visualizer for under $150

Like music? Like fire? Then you'll definitely want to build a Rubens' Tube, which turns a line of flames into an on-demand music visualizer using just basic principles of sound.
Mobile

How to block phone calls on your Android phone 2:35

Find out how to block unwanted calls on your Android smartphone as we run through some solutions to protect you from telemarketers and persistent exes. We also take a look at some handy call blocking Android apps.
Mobile

How to block calls on an iPhone

Looking for a way to block calls on your iPhone? Read our how-to guide to blocking calls, messages, and Facetime using iSO 7-9, the iBlacklist app, your phone's Do Not Disturb mode, and other call-blocking apps.