e-Why, What & How

Your guide to Web & mobile tools, products, apps & services, & how to use ’em.

Why you should embrace Twitter’s new timeline

Twitter’s tenth year has come and gone, and with that, plenty of people have wondered whether or not Twitter will survive another ten years. Some people have even wondered if Twitter should remain a social site for another ten years.

All you needed to know about bots & then some

The Internet’s full of bot talk. But they’ve been around since the start of the Internet. So why all this bot chatter now? Here’s a primer on bots & the reasons for the sudden interest in them.

7 new WhatsApp features you need to check out

Facebook-owned instant messenger service WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet. To keep up with the growing demands of its millions of users, the app frequently receives updates to add new features.

Everything you need to know about Android N

Android N was expected to be shown off for the first time at Google I/O in May, but it’s here already. You can try out a preview of the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system today if you have a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, or Pixel C.

18 essential touch gestures in Windows 10

Microsoft introduced touchpad & touchscreen gestures back in the era of Windows 8, leading a lot of people to wonder if a laptop or Tablet was better for these gestures. Things got even murkier with other peripherals like touch-based mice & monitors.

The 5 best iPad RSS Readers

RSS may not be the most popular way to get updates from your favorite sites anymore, but a lot of people, including myself, still use it regularly to quickly peruse and read a lot of information. The iPad is a great platform for catching up on your online reading, but there are lots of apps out there that do the same job — so how do you know which one is the best? I saved you the time of looking through them all by trying them out myself. Here’s what I found.

7 Siri alternatives for Android: Google Now, Cortana, & more

Our phones aren’t merely devices we use to call the people we like (and some folks that we don’t). They’ve become friends. No, they’re now life partners. We take them with us everywhere, even places we would never take the people we love, like the toilet. We cuddle up with them at night and start our day with their company. But this relationship isn’t one of pure affection. Our phones serve us. They’re personal assistants. No matter how many times you ask your phone the same question, it doesn’t get annoyed. Even when it doesn’t know the answer, it will try.