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Apple may prevent you from swapping out some of its own apps for your preferred defaults, but you can at least get your choices within easy reach.
Google’s overhaul for the web may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you can return to the previous version for a while longer.
Along with Apple Pay Cash, several apps and services make it easy to send and receive funds right on your phone, smartwatch or tablet.
Jada Yuan, who is circling the globe this year for The Times, packs a lot of tech for her journeys. A lot.
Apple’s new parental controls cut a teenager’s iPhone use in half. It wasn’t as effective on our personal tech columnist.
The time-honored travelers’ trick of charging your phone from the USB port on the hotel-room television is one option for powering up away from home.
Here’s how to cut to the chase and send your friends links to clips that start playback at a specific time.
Amazon says it will offer more than a million deals, including discounts on Echo devices, kitchen appliances and more — and extend the sale by an extra six hours compared with last year.
If you want to use a local data plan when traveling to another country, you might be able to get your carrier to free your phone for use on another network.
Apple includes a few tools with macOS to help manage unnecessary files on your computer.
The most recent version of Microsoft’s operating system can track your actions on the computer so you can return to past tasks — if you allow it.
Samba TV, which has deals to put its software on sets made by about a dozen TV brands, uses viewing data to make personalized show recommendations. But that’s not the big draw for advertisers.
For Nellie Bowles, who writes about tech culture for The Times, the most crucial tech tool for doing work isn’t portable. But it keeps her on her toes.
If you want digital photos to have names that are more descriptive than something that looks like a license plate, you don’t have to type them one at a time.
Our personal tech columnist uses a combination of custom maps, spreadsheets and itinerary management apps to promote maximum enjoyment.
Maybe the match you want to see was played while you were sleeping. Maybe you want to see that stunning shootout all over again. Here’s how to watch matches after they’ve aired.
Apple’s Reader tool doesn’t outright block advertisements, but it can temporarily isolate the page text so you can read without distractions.
In addition to supplying highway mileage, Google can calculate the shortest distance between two locations.
A company’s app may offer more features than a visit to its site through the browser on your phone or tablet, but it may take up more space and resources on your device.