How to Stream Apple Music to Your Chromecast From Android

How to Stream Apple Music to Your Chromecast From Android

Here’s an exciting development that most folks (myself included) probably never thought would happen: You can now stream Apple Music directly to Google Chromecast from an Android device. If that sounds too easy, don’t worry; there’s a caveat. Right now, this feature is only present in the latest Apple Music beta, so those who use…

How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

Phones break or get lost all the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your personal data when and if that happens. In the video above, I go over the basics of backing up your Apple and Android devices. Quick Fix is a new video series where I tackle your most commonly asked…

How To Prevent and Respond to a SIM Swap Scam

How To Prevent and Respond to a SIM Swap Scam

SIM swap attacks are “off the hook right now,” as described in a November 2018 article from security maven Brian Krebs. While most of you probably have never, and won’t ever, encounter one, it’s good to be prepared should this irritating hack happen to you. What is SIM swapping? SIM swapping involves a hacker duping…

How to Outsmart Algorithms and Take Control of Your Information Diet

How to Outsmart Algorithms and Take Control of Your Information Diet

Photo: Josh Brasted/Getty Images “Certain algorithms,” says Tim Cook, “pull you toward the things you already know, believe, or like, and they push away everything else. Push back.” In a commencement speech to Tulane University, the Apple CEO tells graduates to take charge of their information diet. And much as we want to sneer at…

How to Reverse Image Search with Google Chrome the Easy Way

How to Reverse Image Search with Google Chrome the Easy Way

Reverse Image Search allows you to search the web for matches based upon a picture or photo. For example if you have a specific picture of a thing or person, you can use Reverse Image Search to search the web for other instances of that exact picture, or pictures like it. Reverse image search has…

How to Teach Your Smart Speaker to Understand Your Voice

How to Teach Your Smart Speaker to Understand Your Voice

Photo: John Tekeridis (Pexels) Not all smart speakers are created equal. In fact, some barely meet the qualifications to be called “smart” in the first place—but they’re getting better at answering your questions, assuming they can understand what you’re saying. Investment firm Loup Ventures recently finished auditing the performance of Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s…

How to Delete All Google Search Activity from a Google Account

How to Delete All Google Search Activity from a Google Account

Google has made it easier to delete all Google search activity data that is related to your Google account, meaning all the stuff you have searched google.com for and clicked on while logged into a Google account, you’ll be able to clear out and permanently delete if you feel the need to do so. This…