Five Best iPad Cases

If you just picked up a new iPad Air 2 or an iPad Mini, or if you're shopping for someone who has, you'll probably want a case to keep it safe on the go, in your bag, or on your desk. Whether it's a rugged case, a soft folio, or a keyboard case, you have options. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations. » 12/21/14 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

Steam's Winter Sale Is Live Now, Through January 2nd

It's that time again: Steam's taken the wrap off of its annual winter sale, meaning tons of discounts on great games starting now through January 2nd. Unlike the "Exploration Sale" last month, this one's the real deal, complete with flash sales, community choice discounts, and more. » 12/18/14 10:53am Thursday 10:53am

The Best Privacy and Security-Focused Web Browsers

Your web browser knows a lot about you, and tells the sites you visit a lot about you as well—if you let it. We've talked about which browsers are best for privacy before, and the best tools to lock your browser down, but there are also entire browsers designed to keep your data as secure and private as possible.… » 12/18/14 10:00am Thursday 10:00am

Most Popular Car Comparison Site: Edmunds

When you're shopping for a new or used vehicle, it helps to do your homework. Last week we asked you for the best car comparison sites, then took at look at the five best car comparison sites and put them to a vote. Now we're back to highlight your favorite. » 12/17/14 2:15pm Wednesday 2:15pm

Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organized way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good change," is a Japanese productivity philosophy that helps you organize everything you do. In short, it means "constant, continuous improvement," and is a mindset you can apply… » 12/17/14 8:00am Wednesday 8:00am

Use "If, Then" Statements to Beat Back Distractions

You finally get started on a project and you're in the zone, but then the phone rings, or the laundry finishes, or a new email lands in your inbox. They're all distractions, and jumping to them can rob you of your progress. Set up a few "if, then" definitions for how you'll handle distractions so you can stay on task. » 12/16/14 5:30am 12/16/14 5:30am

BookBub Now Alerts You When Your Favorite Author Has a Book on Sale

BookBub, the site that offers awesome daily deals on ebooks and one of your favorite book recommendation services, now lets you add and follow your favorite authors. If any of their books go up for sale at BookBub, you'll get a notification so you can snag a deal. » 12/16/14 5:00am 12/16/14 5:00am

Noizio Plays Coffee Shop and Other Ambient Sounds to Help You Focus

Mac: There are plenty of tools to help you focus with a little ambient sound, whether it's raindrops falling, the buzz of a coffee shop, or something else. Noizio is a little different because it brings those sounds to the desktop in the form of a menubar app for your Mac. » 12/16/14 4:30am 12/16/14 4:30am

Most Popular Explainers of 2014

In between tips and how-tos, we also often do "explainers," where we break down complicated topics into simple language. Our goal is to help you understand how these difficult topics work, and show you what you can do with the knowledge. Here are our best from the past year. » 12/15/14 5:00pm 12/15/14 5:00pm

Five Best Car Comparison Sites

If you're shopping for a new car, you need to do our homework. Learning all you can and comparing different vehicles isn't easy, which is why there are tons of sites out there to help. This week we're looking at five of the best car comparison sites, based on your nominations and suggestions. » 12/14/14 8:00am 12/14/14 8:00am