'Insufficient Storage Available' is one of Android's greatest annoyances. Here's how to fix it.

'Insufficient Storage Available' is one of Android's greatest annoyances. Here's how to fix it.

Here is a compendium of fixes to the "Insufficient Storage Available" annoyance on Android phones. Sometimes it's a bug, sometimes it's a real issue. At all times, it is really aggravating.

02/07/2014

Useful Science headlines that apply to your weird little computer life

Your web-connected gadgets have at least one thing in common with margarine, coffee, red wine, eggs, low-carb diets, gluten-free regimens, and microwave radiation.

01/30/2014

The best keyboards and keyboard cases for tablets

If you want to use a tablet as a less stressful work device at home, or take it on a trip or vacation as a fail-safe, you had better have a decent keyboard.

01/27/2014

Where it all started: "the internet" in 1969

All this communicating, passing along, re-sharing, re-tweeting, and coffee-asking was, in a way, the original intent of ARPANET, and the web.

01/24/2014

Let this brilliant wiki guide you to no-contract data plans while overseas

The front page is just an alphabetical list of links to advice for each country, followed by a whole bunch of explanatory and warning text. It is one of my favorite things on the internet right now.

01/23/2014

Mobile printing apps: getting better

There are many more printers and printing companies making better apps for printing from your phone or tablet across your Wi-Fi network. Check their progress with this guide.

01/22/2014

A primer and FAQ for Ingress, Google's odd/awesome mobile game

I want you to play Ingress, if you might enjoy being a key operative in a big pretend magic-energy army. You probably know if that's your thing or not. Here is everything else you want to know before starting.

01/17/2014

3 things dumbphones do really well

There are a select few things that dumb phones (or "dumbphones") still do better than smartphones. Here are three of them.

01/13/2014

The 5 saving graces of CES 2014

What follows are the most intriguing mobile-minded things I saw come across the wire from CES 2014.

01/10/2014

CES, the electronic MTV Video Music Awards

CES is where things you might purchase are promised, promoted, hyped, discussed, listed, featured at parties, and traded as gossip over expense account drinks. Most of the goods are not for sale at the show. There are products already...

01/07/2014

On the HTC One and its Purple Haze

Getting to know a phone and all its quirks takes a while. It takes a good long while longer than most reviewers get to render judgement on a phone.

12/30/2013

This holiday week, take over your relatives' televisions with these apps

You've got a few options when it comes to bringing great videos with you on the road or across the country. Here's what to keep in mind as you pack up to go.

12/23/2013

The Mobilize 2013 shortlist of quirky, useful apps

It is a simple thing: a list of iPhone and Android apps I wrote about, with direct links to try them out, and slightly less direct links to where I wrote about them.

12/20/2013

Sync your Android phone and browser notifications with Pushbullet

Sometimes you don't want to rely on Google sync, but just force something to your other screen. That's what Pushbullet does: sends, saves, and stacks up your notes and notifications.

12/19/2013

How to create one-button automatic "apps" on your Android

Want to text someone an automatic message with one tap? Send an email saying you're going to be late? Do it quickly with one app and some simple shortcuts.

12/16/2013

How to get Android notifications on your Linux desktop

This tiny app is a rather convenient way to see exactly what you would see on your phone on your (Linux) computer.

12/10/2013

Behind the scenes of an Android phone review

How do certain writers and gadget reviewers get their hands on phones and tablets before they are released? What does that negotiation look like? And what kinds of things do reviewers believe their readers care about, as opposed to...

12/05/2013

I wish more phones had this Ford hybrid feature

Bear with me: my car gave me an app idea today. It is not the worst app idea you'll hear.

11/26/2013

How to get just the notifications you want on Google Glass (and nothing more)

It's two early-adopter communities coming together: the If-This-Then-That linkers and the Glass explorers. The meetup makes Glass something that might really give you some good news (in your right eyeball).

11/20/2013

A little meter that shows the big differences in charging plugs and cables

Not all USB wall chargers and cables are built the same, nor are laptops and battery backups. The Practical Meter shows you the nerdy truth about which thing charges which thing faster.

11/19/2013

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