Don't like Chrome opening as a Metro-style Windows 8 app? Fret not, it's easy to make the browser instead open as just another window on your desktop.
You can turn off in-app purchases entirely or put the kibosh on the 15-minute grace period by requiring a password for every purchase.
Google can track your location and show you on Google Maps and Google Earth where you have been recently, which you may find useful, interesting, or invasive. Here's how to see if you have location history turned on and how to disable it.
Twitter's Mac client now supports image previews, just like the Android, iOS, and Web versions. And just like the mobile clients, you can turn it off.
Not a fan of Facebook's autoplay feature for videos on your iPhone or Android device? You can disable it, but only on cellular networks.
Get annoyed when you launch Instagram only to be met with a plethora of annoying sounds from autoplaying videos? You're not alone; here's how to disable it.
You won't find this option anywhere in the settings. Fortunately, it's hiding in plain sight.
The new App Nap feature in OS X Mavericks can be managed on a per-application basis.
Hangouts for Android now has SMS integration. If you opted to give it a try, but still prefer using separate apps, you can disable it in Hangouts.
If you're someone who would prefer to remain in control of which apps update and when on your iOS device, you'll want to read this.