5 hidden Google Nest Cam settings you need to use

It’s convenient to have a personal butler at your front door, especially if you’re concerned about safety and security. But few can appoint Alfred or Belvedere. As an alternative, many people are turning to Google Nest’s smart cameras and doorbells. The rather broad range can show you what’s going on in and around your property … Read more

Using Google Maps? Turn off this setting

Google Maps can guide you through unknown cities and neighborhoods—or help you find the best routes to work on any given day. But with all the information it provides, there’s a big caveat: the data it collects about you. It’s not just maps. Did you know that Google Photos has a hidden map that keeps … Read more

5 ways to keep your online searches private

Everyone wants to keep their online searches private, but not many know how. You might think you’re protecting yourself—and any embarrassing or private questions—by using Incognito Mode, but that’s only so. Tap or click here to see what Incognito Mode is good for and what it can’t. There are steps you can take to keep … Read more

Upcycle your tech: 8 clever uses for an old iPad

The iPad was pitched as a miracle device, more comfortable than your phone and more convenient than your computer. The tablet quickly garnered tons of fans who couldn’t even imagine living in a world without it. Many years after its introduction, you might have an older person sitting next to you. Don’t let yourself sit … Read more

9 best sites for free ringtone downloads

Chances are you paid hundreds or more than $1,000 for your current smartphone, but that money doesn’t buy great ringtones. Sure, you’ll have plenty of options that come pre-installed, but they may lack that custom or personal touch. Along those lines, there are still plenty of ways to keep our devices looking and feeling original. … Read more