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How to mute Instagram Direct conversation alerts

On Tuesday Instagram added new functionality to its hardly ever used messaging feature, which might cause your friends to go overboard.

By September 3, 2015


Twitter tests 'mute' function for mobile apps

Need a break from particular tweets and tweeters? Twitter seems to be trying out a way for you to take a quiet hiatus.

By May 2, 2014


Add a mute button to Chrome tabs

Want to mute tabs in Chrome that are making noise without the help of a third-party tool? Check out this new setting in the Chrome Dev and Canary channels.

By September 30, 2014


Automatically mute background tabs in Chrome

You don't have to try to figure out what's making noise on a particular page, this Chrome extension will do the work for you.

By September 26, 2014


​Visual music: The graphic novel roots of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

For all its explosive energy, "Mad Max: Fury Road" found its genesis on the page as something quite different. The film's director George Miller tells how the road warrior journeyed from graphic novel to celluloid, and what lies beneath the bluster.

By October 8, 2015


Twitch to mute copyrighted music in video-on-demand

Video-game streaming service says it will cut the volume on 30-minute blocks of video when unauthorized audio content is detected.

By August 6, 2014


Browse better with Safari's new tools in OS X El Capitan

Safari looks to Chrome and iOS for inspiration for three new features it introduces with El Capitan.

By September 30, 2015


Skype now supports Android Wear smartwatches

Microsoft's messaging service now works with Android Wear watches as well as the Apple Watch.

By September 29, 2015


Mute annoying Twitter friends

Instead of worrying about offending someone with an unfollow or blocking them on Twitter, take advantage of the new mute feature.

By May 12, 2014


Twitter turns on mute feature

People can now mute users, even without blocking them -- a feature Twitter aimed for with a brief but controversial change to its blocking policy in December.

By May 12, 2014