Charlie Fripp

Veteran journalist and writer with a knack for producing fast, high-quality consumer technology articles, product reviews and lifestyle news for online publications.

7 of the Best Smartwatches for Phone Calls, Fitness, and More

Glancing at the smartwatch on your wrist lets you know who is calling, read messages, and stay on top of your health and fitness. Of course, it also tells you the time, but with some of the features these best smartwatches offer, that’s almost irrelevant.

Good to know: read on to learn which fitness tracker/smartwatch is better, Fitbit or Apple Watch?

For under $40, the Tozo S3 Smart Watch has a surprising array of features. Resembling Apple’s hugely popular watch, this device is compatible wi

7 iPhone Headphones That Make Great Beats Alternatives

There are plenty of headphones to choose from, but few have reached the cult status of the hugely popular Beats by Dre. However, over the last few years, they seemed to have fallen out of favor with audiophiles and iPhone users. Since the company became a subsidiary of Apple in 2014, some people have been looking for iPhone headphones that don’t have the name “Beats” associated with them. Thankfully, many other headphones make great Beats alternatives, with a wireless pair working the best.


Top 15 Free WordPress Themes for 2023

There are millions of websites, and more are being created every day, so it’s critical to have the best-looking site possible to attract visitors. One of the biggest failures in customer retention is a poorly designed website, but not everybody has the budget to hire a professional designer. If you have a WordPress site, there are many free WordPress themes to help your site attract those visitors.

Good to know: not a fan of WordPress? Check out these WordPress Alternatives.

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7 of the Best Headphones for Working Out on a Budget

There are plenty of excellent headphones and earbuds available, accommodating almost every music style. But while you may prefer a certain style or function when quietly listening to your favorite songs at home, those may not be the best headphones for working out. When hitting the bench presses or push-ups, you’ll need something robust with excellent sound quality that won’t break the bank. Here’s the good news: you have an excellent choice of working-out headwear for under $100.

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How to Delete Your LinkedIn Account Forever

LinkedIn is a popular professional networking platform. Millions of people use this social media app daily to connect with companies, look for new job opportunities, or find colleagues in a similar field. However, not everyone finds LinkedIn beneficial. If you want to slim down your social media presence, you may want to learn how to delete your LinkedIn account. Luckily, this guide can help you delete it for good.

Tip: these common LinkedIn mistakes could explain why the platform isn’t working

4 Ways to Customize Your Reddit Feed

Reddit works similarly to other social media platforms: you see an ever-growing content stream on your home page as you join more subreddits. However, this can quickly flood your feed with content and cause you to miss important threads. Luckily, you can create a Reddit custom feed to control the content on your home page.

Also helpful: eliminate past items you’ve posted on Reddit with these tools that remove posts and comments.

When you open Reddit, your default view is a seemingly endless su

How to Turn Off Your Active Status (Green Dot) on Facebook

Social media is a helpful tool for staying in touch with friends and family. But you may not always want people to see when you are online. On Facebook, all they have to do is look for the green dot next to your profile photo under the “Contacts” tab. This can lead to awkward incoming messages that you may feel compelled to answer. An excellent solution is to turn off your “Active Status” on Facebook so that you can browse (and stalk) in peace. This tutorial shows how to set that up.

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Can You Change Your Reddit Username?

Most of us have been online for a long time. But as time goes on, we may start to regret the “edgy” username we created several years ago. If you’ve ever cringed looking at your credentials, you may have wondered how to change your Reddit username. This guide explains what’s involved with changing a Reddit username and walks you through the process for desktop and mobile devices.

Looking for something different? Check out the 5 best Reddit alternatives.

Can You Change Your Reddit Username?


4 Creative Things to Do With an Old Mac

Technology moves at an incredible pace, and it’s often challenging to balance the need for a faster gadget with your budget and the latest in consumer tech. If you have decided to upgrade your Mac, you may be wondering what to do with your old Mac. This guide offers a few options that won’t cost much to repurpose your old MacBook.

Tip: cannot decide which MacBook to get? Discover the key differences between a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

1. Use It as a Media Server

One of the best uses for an

DTS vs. Dolby Digital: Which Surround Sound Format Is Better?

Surround-sound formats come in many standards. The two most popular, supported by a broad range of high-end audio systems, are DTS and Dolby Digital. The battle of DTS vs. Dolby sound is a hotly debated issue.

Some audiophiles argue that DTS is capable of delivering better sound quality than its counterpart, Dolby Digital. Others argue that Dolby Digital is far more advanced, and so is its sound quality. But which one of these two multi-channel sound formats is superior? Read on to find out.


How to Disable Web Page Auto-Refresh In Your Browser

There was a time when web pages were static once they loaded – no post-processing changing web pages before your eyes, no funny business. Today, features like auto-refresh are designed to help us, but sometimes they can get in the way, causing videos or text to reload when we’re in the middle of using them. To make your life a little easier, we show you how to disable auto-refresh on all major browsers.

Tip: learn how to easily switch from Chrome to Safari on Mac.

Let’s start with Google Chrom

Best Android Smartwatch You Should Consider

Apple users are more inclined to pick the latest Apple Watch to accompany their iPhone, but where does that leave Android users who want a smartwatch? Thankfully, many devices use Google’s wearOS operating system, based on Android. This makes it much easier to pair with devices and synchronize data.

Also helpful: comparing Fitbit to Apple Watch? Learn which option is best between these two front runners.

If you already use a Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy Watch 5 is the perfect accessory, as i

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Laptop

Buying a used laptop can be a great idea. You get a fully functional computer at a fraction of the actual cost. But getting a used laptop has its risks, and as with buying a used car, there are various checks and precautions you should take. Here’s everything you need to know about buying a used laptop.

Good to know: before you throw out that old computer, learn which laptop parts are worth salvaging.

Laptops range greatly in price, but it’s fair to say that they’re generally not cheap pieces

4 Ways to Listen to Apple Music on Windows

Music lovers are spoiled for choice when it comes to streaming platforms. While Deezer, Tidal and Pandora are moderately popular, there is no doubt that the battle for the top spot is between Spotify and Apple Music. While you may assume that Apple Music is confined to Apple devices, you can listen on Windows, too. While it requires a $10 monthly subscription, you can sign up for a free trial and blast your favorite music on Windows in no time. Here we show you how to listen to Apple Music on Wi

Top 6 Charging Stations for Multiple Devices

Charging one or two devices daily shouldn’t be a problem, but many households have more than that. It’s not unreasonable for the average U.S. home to have between 10 and 20 connected devices. Stacking mobile phones, smartwatches, e-readers, and earbuds on a bedside table to charge overnight creates a lot of clutter and is a potential fire hazard. The neater, safer, and smarter way is to organize all your gadgets in one of these top charging stations for multiple devices.

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How to See Who Shared Your Instagram Posts and More

Almost everything you do online is driven by algorithms, statistics and analytics. Behind the scenes, creators also have access to metrics on what their users engage with and which posts are doing better than others. For photographers and short-form creators, Instagram Insights are invaluable. Through a simple dashboard, you can easily see who engaged with your content, which posts are the most popular, and which areas you need to focus on to increase your followers.

Tip: learn how to find your

6 Websites to Find Creative And Unique Domain Names

Whether you are planning to launch a new website, write a blog, develop a web service or establish a start-up company – the domain name is one of the important factors which decides the success or failure of your online venture. Choosing the right domain name for your business or organization is necessary because there is no undo button, when you have registered one.

In this article, we will discuss some of the best domain name suggestion tools on the web and how you can use these services to f

Goodbye, McMansions: ‘Simple-Sizing’ is the latest trend for home buyers

Americans are making choices to simplify their lives

Through the centuries, there have been many ways that society projects wealth and status onto fellow citizens. Along with elaborate jewelry and the latest vehicle, the pinnacle of wealth is often the size of your house. But many Americans now see that as more cumbersome than a status symbol. According to a recent report by Open Door, “simple-sizing” is gaining traction. "Simple-sizing" is where people actively seek things that make their live

Gadgets to help you stay cool in a hot office

Get ahead of the heat by preparing your desk for a scorching summer

As global temperatures seem to fluctuate wildly over the last few seasons, it’s difficult to predict what this summer will be like. However, all indications point toward a scorching hot season, and you’ll need all the help you can get to stay cool.

But don’t think people who work in an office with air conditioning are immune to the sweltering heat. Generally, the building’s aircon is remotely controlled or one system spans sev

Top 8 Procreate Alternatives for Android

There are several apps artists can use to put their creative ideas onto a digital canvas. The popular among iOS and iPadOS users is Procreate. It has tons of functionality, offering anything a creator could need. But the most significant limitation is that it’s only available for Apple products. So, if you have an Android phone or tablet, you must look elsewhere. Luckily, there are a few excellent Procreate alternatives.

Good to know: Here are all the Apple Pencil essentials you need to know, i
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