How to limit kids’ screen time during the age of remote learning

The notion of “screen time” has exploded during the pandemic, with thousands of kids and teens spending hours each day on remote learning. Sometimes it can feel like all time is screen time. “It’s not...

What Apple didn’t tell you about the new iPhones

The late Steve Jobs was known for engaging in a "reality distortion field" when launching new projects that perhaps didn't tell the whole story. On Tuesday, Apple did a masterful job at its big reveal event...

Amazon launches an AR app that works with new QR codes on its boxes

Amazon has quietly launched a new augmented reality application that works with QR codes on the company’s shipping boxes to create “interactive, shareable” AR experiences. Called simply “Amazon Augmented Reality,” the retailer describes the app...

Easily edit and organize PDFs with this app

Despite being one of the world’s most popular and relied-upon formats when it comes to sharing documents and images, PDFs are notoriously difficult to work with. Whether you’re trying to annotate text, add a signature,...

Google Fi starts selling 5G phones from Samsung

Google Fi customers have been able to use unlocked Samsung phones on the MVNO’s network for years, but now those same customers can now buy a Samsung Galaxy device directly from the search giant. On...

Google Arts & Culture app lets you turn yourself into a Van Gogh painting

If you’ve ever wondered what your portrait would look like if Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo were to paint it, Google can help you find out. The company’s latest Arts & Culture app update is...

New Google Nest Audio speaker packs a huge punch for $99

The old Google Home that looked like an air freshener has been reinvented, renamed and redesigned to rock out. Now known as Nest Audio, the new editions look more like a tiny, traditional speaker, this time...

Google and Samsonite’s smart backpack is a better use of Jacquard

When Google and Levis launched their Jacquard smart jacket in 2017, the world was a very different place. Most people actually commuted, they didn’t just roll out of bed in their underwear.  The idea of...

Apple TV now plays YouTube videos in 4K, with limits

As promised, the Apple TV is finally starting to play YouTube videos in 4K — with caveats. Users on Reddit and elsewhere (via FlatpanelsHD and 9to5Mac) are starting to see YouTube 4K support enabled on...

Google Calendar’s mobile apps can create and view Tasks now

As Google has upgraded its G Suite of services and apps, one thing that’s been missing has been deep integration of the to-do list function. The Google Tasks app was integrated into Google Calendar on...

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