Mobile

The best free Kindle books

It’s often tough to fathom that Amazon’s Kindle, the most popular ebook reader in existence, has been around since 2007. Even though Amazon has made a slew of proper tablets in the years since — most recently, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition and Amazon Fire HD 8 — the Kindle remains the company’s flagship (and for […]

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How to alphabetize paragraphs or lists in Google Docs, using a free and simple add-on

Execs in the tech industry are turning to boutique matchmaking services over online dating.Jens Meyer/Press Association Images Alphabetizing a Google Docs file can help you make large quantities of information quick and easy to browse. You can alphabetize the paragraphs of a Google doc using a free add-on called “Sorted Paragraphs.” Once installed, the process […]

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White House campaign to collect data on social media bias raises free speech, privacy alarms, experts say

A new White House campaign to collect stories about alleged instances of political bias on social media has drawn wide-ranging objections from members of Congress, free-speech advocates and privacy hawks, some of whom question whether the Trump administration’s effort violates the constitution. Their concerns stem from a survey the White House tweeted to followers on […]

Mobile

Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Billboard recently reported that Amazon had entered discussions to launch an answer to Spotify’s free music streaming tier, and apparently, those talks were productive. The Seattle company today announced an ad-supported Amazon Music option that’s available through Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S. Amazon Music’s free offering has a limited catalog, and Amazon has reportedly offered […]

Computer

The best free FPS games you can play right now

The landscape for free-to-play shooters is more robust and impressive than ever before, lined with an assortment of notable hits like Team Fortress 2, the interstellar Planetside followup, and the rebooted Unreal Tournament. They may not offer the same production values as Call of Duty: WWII, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, or Overwatch, but then again, they won’t cost […]

Gaming

Amazon Prime now includes a free one-year subscription to Nintendo Switch Online

Enlarge Twitch Prime As Amazon Prime’s annual cost has grown over the years, so has its spread of perks, and that’s particularly true for video game fans who claim its attached “Twitch Prime” subscription bonus. Weirdly, paying Amazon’s subscription fee sometimes results in vouchers for other services’ subscription fees, primarily in the form of free-trial offers […]

Computer

Share encrypted files via Mozilla’s Firefox Send, a free file-sharing service

Screenshot A new and free file-transfer service offers users the ability to send encrypted files with expiring links, as well as a number of other personal data safety features. Software developer Mozilla recently announced via a blog post that its new encrypted file-sharing service, called Firefox Send, has finally “graduated” from its former beta status. Firefox Send […]

Computer

The best free flight simulators

Do you feel the need? The need for … rapid forward movement at an altitude of 35,000 feet? Then you came to the right place. Flight simulation games have been around since electrical engineer Bruce Artwick introduced the prehistoric Microsoft Flight Simulator (before it was even called that) on the 8-bit Apple II back in […]

Photography

Flickr axes Creative Commons limit to give free users more wiggle room

Greg Clarke / Flickr Creative Commons images and other freely licensed photographs will no longer count toward Flickr’s 1,000-photo limit on free accounts. On Friday, March 8, Flickr opened up free account limitations to exclude Creative Commons images, while also moving to preserve users images after death with “in memoriam” accounts. Flickr is the world’s […]