Four User-Friendly Alternatives to Popular (But Complex) Android Apps

There are a lot of great apps out there, but not every great app can be a looker. While the fan favorites are great, here are some alternatives to the apps that have the steepest learning curves. » 10/17/14 10:00am Friday 10:00am

All the New Stuff in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google has officially announced Android L (henceforth known as Lollipop). While we heard a bit about it back at Google I/O, there's plenty more to hear about. This is what's coming in Google's latest. » 10/15/14 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

How to Make the Most of a Mentor and Get Ahead in Your Career

Having a mentor is a great way to gain experience and knowledge that's not easy to gain from formal education. Ironically, getting the most out of your mentor doesn't come with a handbook. So we wrote one. » 10/14/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

I think before anyone invests in a crowd-funding campaign, it's worth remembering the projects that have failed. Diaspora was the one that helped make Kickstarter famous. That project aimed to replace Facebook with a P2P, de-centralized, privacy-focused social network. Not only did it fail to materialize for years,… » 10/13/14 10:19am 10/13/14 10:19am

If it helps, don't think of this as a malware removal tool. Google knows there's already software for that. But your browser certainly takes a beating more than your typical app. Between the various websites you open every day and the extensions you could install, Chrome is far, far more likely to get a problem with… » 10/10/14 7:48am 10/10/14 7:48am

Consider Ditching the Smartphone Data Plan to Save Money

Yes, you read that right. By far, the biggest cost to your smartphone is the data plan. While some carriers require it if you have a smartphone attached, others allow it to be optional. If that includes you, check your usual path to see if you can stick to Wi-Fi. » 10/10/14 7:27am 10/10/14 7:27am