Over the past few weeks, there's been a huge focus on paying attention to the apps you have connected to your Facebook account. While that's certainly a great idea, you shouldn't ignore another large company that you're also probably handing over a lot of your personal info to as well: Google.
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Android: Smartphones and apps are designed to be addictive, and for a lot of people (myself included), it can hard to resist the pull of a Twitter notification or new photos on Instagram. There are plenty of services to help you spend less time staring at your phone, but one free Android app takes a particularly brutal approach that might work for even the most hopeless smartphone addicts.
You're at work, or on the other side of the world, or both, and you need something from your computer at home - in years gone by, you would need an IT degree and an expensive software package to connect up to your home computer remotely, but now a number of apps will do the job, simply and free. Here are three of our favourites, and when you might want to use them.
iOS: As a reporter, I end up taking a lot of notes pretty much everywhere I go. Audio recordings are great for not missing anything, but one thing has proved true for me pretty much across the board: The part of the interview I want to find is always the part where I was paying so much attention to the person talking that I failed to note the time code.
Last month, Google rolled out its innovative Google Lens app to most Android phones. Here's how to get the most out of its visual-recognition abilities.
Mac: I've never had much of an interest in Chess, but because macOS seems to think that the game is so critical to my operating system, I'm forbidden to uninstall it. You can't drag it to the trash; you can't command-Delete it. You're stuck staring at it in your Finder forevermore - unless you get a little creative.
If you use Microsoft's Edge browser in any capacity, congratulations! You're incredibly rare, so much so that services like Statcounter don't even have your browser of choice in its top-six list.
iOS: Making GIFs yourself has always been a pretty involved process either made too simple to suit my desires or too complicated to be intuitive. GIF Toaster blends the best of both worlds, offering more than enough control over the GIFs you're trying to create in an interface that's simple to use and free of ads (if you pay).