Category: Gear / How To and Advice

January 20, 2021

How to Get Great Tech Support—From Home

If you’re in your home office for the long haul,  you can still get the TLC you need for your IT. Here are some options.

by Abby Schwartz in call for help
January 18, 2021

How to Bust Your Spotify Feedback Loop and Find New Music

Does the algorithm know you too well? Here’s how to shake up your recommendations for a more varied listening experience.

by Victoria Turk WIRED UK in Gear
January 17, 2021

Want to Write a Book This Year? These Tools Can Help

We spoke to two award-winning authors for their tips on how to make it from start to finish. Here’s how they take notes, organize chapters, and—yes—get comfy.

by Harry Guinness in Gear
January 17, 2021

Share Streaming Accounts? Set Up Separate User Profiles

Here’s how to keep your recommendations and history at least semi-private. No one needs to know how much Bridgerton you watched.

by David Nield in Gear
January 13, 2021

How Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off

The premise is convenient. But the e-commerce giant’s privacy track record isn’t exactly inspiring.

by David Nield in eyes everywhere
January 10, 2021

6 Apps to Help You Trim Down Subscriptions—and Save Money

New year, new recurring subscriptions you’ve probably forgotten about. Here’s how keep track of them.

by David Nield in Gear
January 7, 2021

How to Find the Perfect Music and Podcasts, Faster

Choosing just the right thing to listen is tricky. Here’s how to navigate your options and set the mood.

by Tyler Hayes in Gear
January 6, 2021

Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own

Assembling a computer yourself is a good way to learn about how it works. It’s also a lost art—one due for a revival.

by Jess Grey Brendan Nystedt in Do It Yourself
January 4, 2021

How to Upgrade Your Home Audio While You’re Quarantined

Stuck home or not, it’s always a good idea to invest in better sound. Our advice and gear recommendations can help.

by Parker Hall in Buying Guide
January 3, 2021

Gear and Tips to Winter-Proof Your Home and Stay Warm

So you’re freezing inside and outside. Our advice can fix that.

by Matt Jancer in Gear