Just in case you don’t like having mixed SMS with Hangouts’ conversations, you can disable merged conversations after the latest update to Hangouts for Android.
Several mobile apps on the market already try to prevent you from texting while driving, but a freshly-published Apple patent filing suggests a more automated solution.
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.