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# q-tip - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

There's a simple rule that can help you improve your photos

The rule of thirds exists for a good reason.

# q-tip - Thursday 9 June, 2016

You should take down this smartphone code when you get the chance

If your phone is stolen, then it will certainly come in handy.

# q-tip - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Screen glare is always a problem, but there are ways to reduce it

Brighter days can make it harder to see what is on your phone, but it’s not too difficult to change.

# q-tip - Monday 30 May, 2016

There's a way to set a sleep timer for your music apps

Handy for those who like to doze off to a soundtrack.

# q-tip - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse

If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.

# q-tip - Monday 2 May, 2016

There's a way to make your iPhone read text out to you

Sometimes it’s handy to hear what’s on screen instead of reading it.

# q-tip - Friday 22 April, 2016

Your iPhone's photos app has a search feature that you may have overlooked

In fairness, it’s rather easy to miss.

# q-tip - Monday 11 April, 2016

There's a way to keep your Android screen always on while charging

Without having to change any display options.

# q-tip - Thursday 17 March, 2016

This is how you can figure out who rejected you on Facebook

It’s painful but if you really want to know, you can.

# q-tip - Thursday 10 March, 2016

In case you're still wondering, closing apps does not speed up your iPhone

And Apple has pretty much confirmed it to be the case.

# q-tip - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Facebook profile videos are now available so here's how to make one

New year, new you (in your profile).

# q-tip - Sunday 29 November, 2015

WhatsApp taking up too much space? You should clear your chats

Multimedia messages can fill up your storage very quickly but there is a way to clear them entirely.

# q-tip - Monday 26 October, 2015

Staying in this Monday? It's a good time to check your Facebook privacy settings

All public posts are now searchable, and that could mean some old (and potentially embarrassing) posts could surface.

# q-tip - Sunday 27 September, 2015

This is how you check what plugins are running on your browser

If one is having a negative effect your browsing experience, then it’s worth looking at what’s causing it.

# q-tip - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Here's how to get rid of those annoying startup programs on your PC

Do you really need Skype starting up every time you turn on your computer?

There's a handy way to mute any calls you get on your iPhone

And you might not even have noticed it before.

# q-tip - Thursday 24 September, 2015

You can create a special ebook based on your favourite Wikipedia articles

Should you have a long journey ahead and need to pass the time.

# q-tip - Friday 18 September, 2015

Here's a way to use autocorrect that you might not have considered before

Cause it’s a pain to type out long terms like your email repeatedly.

# q-tip - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Why tab is probably the most underrated key on your keyboard

It just a matter of knowing when to use it.

# q-tip - Friday 28 August, 2015

Internet ads bothering you? Then Google's latest change will make you happy

And it’s part of a wider trend relating to one of the web’s older formats.

# q-tip - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Getting tired of Facebook's autoplay videos? Here's how to switch them off

Your data bill (and sanity) will thank you for it.

# q-tip - Friday 14 August, 2015

If Chrome is running slowly, here's how to find the problem causing it

Handy if it’s a reoccurring problem.

# q-tip - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

One of Gmail's best experimental features has been made official

Undo send had been an experimental feature since 2009, but now is as good a time as any to activate it.

# q-tip - Monday 1 June, 2015

Using your devices at night? Here's how you can reduce the strain on your eyes

Alternatively, you could just not look at your phone in bed, but you’re not going to do that, are you?

Going abroad? Here's why you should get a local SIM

In certain cases, it can save you money.

# q-tip - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

There's a hidden 'low light' mode buried deep in your iPhone's settings

And it’s easy to activate (once you know how).

# q-tip - Saturday 2 May, 2015

How to stop people from knowing you've read a message

“Yeah, I didn’t get a chance to read it. Seriously”

# q-tip - Monday 6 April, 2015

Phone running out of space? There's an easy way of checking what to remove

You (likely) have a free day so why not free up some space on your smartphone.

# q-tip - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Autoplay video on YouTube bothering you? You can disable it

And it’s rather easy to do.

# q-tip - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Want to separate work and play on your browser? Set up different profiles

Handy if you want to keep certain information separate from each other.

# q-tip - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Before you head out tonight, take a moment to improve your phone's security

If you end up losing it, you want to make sure you’ve taken some precautions.

# q-tip - Friday 13 March, 2015

Here's how you can see what Google knows about you

And get an overview of all the google services you use on a day-to-day basis.

# q-tip - Monday 2 March, 2015

This is how you can undo that embarrassing email you sent*

*provided you do some advance preparation.

# q-tip - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone? You can recover them

It’s easy to do, they’re just hidden away.

# q-tip - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.