Tech Tip: Making Your Messages Really Move

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Spread the loveTweet Q. What’s the fastest way to get animated GIFs into text messages? A. Top speeds depend on various factors, like the hardware, software and user involvement. However,…


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Itineraries: Apps Soothe the Packing-Averse Traveler

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Spread the loveTweet When a trip is approaching, customers use DUFL’s website or app to select items from their personal closet in DUFL’s cavernous warehouse. (Photographs of every piece of…


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Tech Tip: How to Use Google Image Search on the Go

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Spread the loveTweet Q. On a computer, you can use Google’s reverse image search feature in several ways, like dragging and dropping an image file in the search box or…


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Tech Tip: Surfing With a New Keyboard

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Spread the loveTweet Q. What’s the point of using a keyboard that’s different from the one that came with the smartphone? A. While the virtual keyboard that came with your…


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Tech Tip: Getting Alerts From a Digital Pill Box

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Spread the loveTweet Q. I need an iPhone app that reminds me to take my medicine, and if I’m late taking it, helps me readjust the time between doses. Setting…


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Apple Piles On the Features, and Users Say, ‘Enough!’

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Spread the loveTweet “While we didn’t end up moving forward with it, we’re excited about other ways we’re making delivery faster and more efficient,” Andy Fang, a founder of DoorDash…


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Tech Tip: When Your Mail App Is a Snoop

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Spread the loveTweet Q. Why is the mail app on my Android phone asking for permission to use my contacts and calendars? I don’t feel comfortable giving that access and…


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Tech Tip: The End of the Road for Some Apps

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Spread the loveTweet Q. I’m getting a message on some of my iPad apps saying they won’t work on the next version of iOS. What — and why — is…


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Tech Tip: Finding Missing Notifications

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Spread the loveTweet Q. I thought I had turned on iPhone notifications for a couple of my favorite news apps, but I don’t seem to be getting any alerts —…


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Tech Tip: Doing a 180 on Facebook 360 Photos

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Spread the loveTweet Q. I uploaded a panorama picture to Facebook and it turned it into one of those interactive photos you can move around. Is there a way to…


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