Phone

Today I learned you can surf YouTube on old Chromecasts with a hidden phone remote

Did you know the YouTube app on your older Chromecast has a hidden remote control that lets you surface an entire YouTube app that you can scroll? You just need to start casting something to your TV in the YouTube app with the Cast button up top — then hit the Cast button a second …

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Hands on with Windows 11’s redesigned Your Phone app

As expected, Windows 11’s Your Phone app new design is now rolling out to testers in the Dev Channel. Like Microsoft’s other Windows apps (Calculator, Microsoft Store, Paint or Media Player), Your Phone app’s new lick of paint is mostly about rounded corners and WinUI controls. Microsoft touts Your Phone app as one of the most useful …

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Instagram will now let you rage shake your phone to report a problem

Instagram head Adam Mosseri said Wednesday that the company has added two new features to improve user experience, including a “rage shake” that will let users report a problem more quickly. If you’re using the app and it isn’t working as it’s supposed to, shake the phone while the app is open, and a pop-up …

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How To Ensure You Can Locate Your Phone Even If Lost or Turned Off

There’s nothing worse than losing your phone or having it stolen. In this article, we’ll cover the items you need to enable in order to locate a lost cell phone that is turned off. In addition, the phone may need power and an internet connection.  For all these methods, you need to enable the recovery …

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Two SIM swappers phished a phone company so they could steal $16K in crypto

Twenty-year-old Kyell Bryan of Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft for a SIM swapping and cryptocurrency theft scheme, according to the United States Attorney’s Office of the District of Maryland. According to the initial indictment statement, in June 2019, Bryan, who was 19, conspired with Jordan K. Milleson, then 21, and others. The …

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