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Should I use Zoom or FaceTime? Here’s how to decide.

Working from home can be tricky to get used to, especially when you’re just thrust into it out-of-the-blue, thanks to a global pandemic. Social distancing in order to combat...

Snapchat wants to help you bust coronavirus myths with a new game

If you're unsure about a coronavirus-related question, the best place to go is an official health agency website, like the CDC's coronavirus FAQ page, or the World Health Organization's "myth busters"...

How to date someone who snores

Having trouble sleeping? Hit Snooze is Mashable's deep dive into the many ways to achieve a more peaceful slumber. Imagine: You meet the love...

Drone videos of quarantined cities around the world are both eerie and inspiring

It's like something out of a disaster film: deserted streets, empty sidewalks, boarded-up storefronts. But unlike all the zombie and alien-invasion movies that preceded them, the real photos and...

Netflix and Zoom is the new Netflix and chill

Netflix and chill is over. You cannot simply show up to bae's house if you are not quarantining together. But fear not, for a new activity has risen from...

Internet is getting slower in the U.S. and Europe

Broadband speeds are falling in many European countries as well as North America.  According to data from Speedtest, this is especially visible in the past week, amid an unprecedented...

Instagram launches Co-Watching to make staying at home more bearable

Instagram has announced a series of features that should help users stay informed and connected during the coronavirus outbreak.  Among the most interesting is a new feature called...

This company you’ve never heard of says it knows who isn’t socially distancing

As a responsible adult in the midst of the pandemic, you've been doing your part and social distancing as the experts recommend. But what about, you know, everyone else?

YouTube shifts default video quality to standard definition globally

No, your eyesight hasn't suddenly deteriorated.  Starting today, YouTube began shifting the default play settings on all its videos to standard definition. The decision confirmed to...

The trolley problem is the perfect meme for our government’s pandemic response

The trolley problem demonstrates just how dire the coronavirus pandemic is becoming — with a touch of surrealist humor, of course.  In the moral paradox, a trolley's...

Volkswagen converted its iconic 1960s bus into an electric concept car to distract us...

Volkswagen has an idea for a new concept car that — take a deep breath — has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic.  On Tuesday, the German...

How to start living your best Zoom party life

Humans are social animals. Even the most introverted among us have a strong need to feel that we're part of a network of people that appreciate us. And there...

Apple removes purchase limits on iPhone, iPad Pro, and MacBook Air

Last week, for certain products, Apple started limiting the number of units one customer could buy.  Namely, the new iPad Pro (both the 11-inch and the 12.9-inch model)...

iPhone reports of increased screen time during coronavirus are pretty rude TBH

If you've been turning to your smartphone for connection to the outside world more than usual lately, you're not alone. iPhone users are accustomed to getting...

The FBI says now is a great time to download its home fitness app

We all need a positive and encouraging friend in these times of social distancing. The FBI, it turns out, wants to be that friend to you. 

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Permanently delete iPhone zombie apps once and for all

Your iPhone app data lingers around more than you know. Angela Lang/CNET Zombie apps are a real problem for iPhones ($1,000 at Amazon) of every stripe. It happens when...

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