Don't just dump your old mobile
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Do a little work now to avoid a lot of trouble later.
Be ready for anything life throws your way.
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Everything you need to do before selling or recycling your devices
Buying a 3G iPhone doesn't have to mean that your first-generation model is now just a paperweight
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You'll finally be able to pinpoint what the check engine light means.
Keep calling and texting.
Career upgrades via mobile.
Give those batteries long, healthy lives.
It's like Netflix on your PC
Don't let your phone distract you.
Your phone can do everything... but should it?
Give new life to your leftovers.
Ditch your old device but keep your data.
Make sense of operating systems, specs, and more
Protect your accounts, avoid scams, and keep randos off your Wi-Fi.
There are a lot of ways to use your old iPhone around the house, even without a contract
Protect your house from vermin
How to breathe new life into an outdated device
Who needs cash or cards?
Optimize your internet connection.
How comfortable are you with some minor hacking that will almost certainly void your warranty but can vastly improve your phone?
Lights, smartphone camera, action
Goodbye Google, hello Apple.
Hit the road with these smart vagabond tips.
Breathe new life into those dusty old machines.
Just a proof of concept, for now
Apps make it easy to create a second number.
It would be so much easier to just...leave them.
Do you know what an IP rating is?
Give someone this cheap prepaid cellphone to see where they are in real time
Make sure you're secure before leaving the house.
With apps, it can translate text, identify stars, and more.
Cover up your digital footprints.
This spy in the sky is designed to hack into communications systems
Are you revealing more than you need to?
Your wrist deserves the best.
Send your trash beyond the point of no return.
Prepare to face the great outdoors.
Expand your app reach.
Get amped up to learn the watts and volts about refueling your devices.
Take your office with you
Alexa vs Siri vs Google Assistant vs Cortana vs Bixby.
Across five of the most popular apps.
Disconnect and relax.
Five ways to put that iPhone to some serious work
We assemble the choicest nerdy nuggets of everyday wisdom from the brightest tech minds around. Start your education now!
Keep it on a need-to-know basis
Protect it from sun, sand, and seawater.
Find the fitness tracker to help hit your goals.
Get your favorite gadgets for cheaper prices.
The best ways to digitize everything.
Make the most of your smartphone.
What to look for—and what to do about it.
Seven steps to protect your new tech and load it with apps you actually want.
Set your own "dingtone" for a customized doorbell
Our geek finds out the hard way that it's often easier said than done
The documented teardown has become a necessary part of any gadget's release. But why do we feel this need to take our gear apart?
Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.
Web security has never been more important
They give the browser a real...edge.
Update yourself before you update your phone.
It's as easy as one, two, three inexpensive accessories.
With cellular carriers changing their pricing, now is the time to start cutting data usage - and that exorbitant phone bill.
10 tips to master your Google-powered device.
Show off cute baby pics without losing your privacy.
Why can't my shiny new Android phone run the Netflix or Hulu apps?
Vulnerability could allow for homegrown NSA-like spies.
Protect your privacy, save data, navigate faster, and more.
Make charging easier.
With the lights out, it's less dangerous.
Read this before making your choice.
No, you can't just throw food in the woods.
Make the open-source Nokia 770 Internet tablet do anything
Poor cell reception at home? Install a cellular amplifier, and put an end to frustrated redials
Five apps that ditch the bloat.
Teach your old phone some new tricks.
Five apps that leave no trace.
Fixes for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS.
Or a classic console. Or Windows 95.
How to tame your endless alerts.
Your phone is wearing down your body in ways you don't even realize.
Make your car smarter
Augmented reality, a redesigned App Store, and other new tricks your iPhone just learned.
Get the most juice in the shortest time
Step one: Stop panicking.
Jump to the front of the line.