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Here's how you can make the image quality on Netflix better
If you’re constantly watching it on standard definition, there are a few changes you can make.
You can easily set reminders that only activate when you arrive home*
*Or any other location that you plan to travel to.
Can't take a call? You can do more than just reject it
Especially if you know you’ll ring the person back later that day.
Miss texting with one hand? There are ways to go back to it
There are a few third-party keyboards which allow you to keep one hand free.
One of Android's handier features is something you've likely forgotten about
The quick search feature Now on Tap is incredibly useful, if you remember it’s there.
This is how to keep your phone's keyboard silent when you're typing
That click noise every time you hit a key can get on your nerves.
There's a quicker way to shut down your PC than clicking Start
Those keyboard shortcuts can really come in useful.
Can a black background really extend your phone's battery life?
It really depends on the type of display your phone has.
iPhone users: You know you can assign different ringtones to your friends, right?
It’s handy to know whether it’s work or your best friend that’s trying to contact you.
Headwreck: How to make those annoying apps that come with your phone disappear
Apps that you can’t delete can take up space unnecessarily but there are workarounds.
Browser tabs getting out of control? A simple right-click can really help
There’s a lot of power in those right-clicks.
Here's how you can identify (and stop) annoying background apps
You don’t need to have games running in the background and draining your battery life.
This is how you can activate light alerts on your phone
Should you need a different way to keep yourself alerted to new updates.
Here's the quick way to save battery on your phone
Should you need to prioritise longevity over functionality.
Still have your iPhone headphones? You can do quite a few things with them
They can do more than just change the volume or pause a song.
How exactly is your Snapchat score calculated?
It appears underneath your profile, but does it mean anything important?
This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp
So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.
Does your browser crash frequently? Flash could be the problem
And it’s easy to disable so it doesn’t bother you again.
Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later
Handy for when you need to revisit a page but don’t want to forget about it.
This is how you can change default apps on Android
Sometimes you might want to open up a different app the next time you choose a link.
Need a quick way to speed up your iPhone? You have two options
Should you have trouble figuring out the cause of slowdown.
There's a small but handy way to navigate between old and new pages on your browser
You don’t have to constantly click or tap the back button to get to where you want.
SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly
You might rely on services like WhatsApp more but SMS still holds strong.
Here's how to get directions to multiple places on Google Maps
Handy if you need to stop at different places for the one journey.
This is how you can stop your number from showing up on caller ID
If you don’t want your number to show when you’re ringing someone, there are ways of getting around that.
Find keyboard shortcuts a little difficult to do? Turn on Stickykeys
It’s handy if you find or someone else finds it difficult to hit combination keys like Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
Here's how you can create your own custom keyboard shortcuts
It’s always handy to have more than just Ctrl + Alt + Delete at your disposal.
You know there's a way to speed up YouTube videos, right?
If you regularly watch videos on desktop, then you can speed things up a little.
Here's how you can save Google Maps locations offline
If you don’t have the latest version yet, don’t despair. There is still a way to save them.
What exactly is the 'other' section in your phone's storage space for?
It has a purpose, honest.
Google keeps records of all your voice searches, but you can remove them
Anytime you activate Google Now, it saves the audio and transcript of each search to your history, but you can control it.
This is how you can force quit apps on your smartphone, tablet or computer
There will always be at least one app that will act up sooner or later.
Too many duplicate numbers in contacts? Here's how you can fix it
Do you really need your Mam’s number down three times already?
There are faster ways to sort out your phone's photo space problem
Because going through your photo albums the normal way is just painful.
Recorded videos leaving no room on your phone? Here's how to make them smaller
High-quality footage is great, but it will fill up space on your phone pretty quickly.
Are you sure you know what your smartphone camera can really do?
Taking a good photo is one thing, but it’s just as important to know what features you can use and when.
Hate your alarm clock? Here's how to wake up to your favourite Spotify playlist
An upbeat song is much better than just the sound of a bell.
There's a hidden feature in Android notifications that you might not know about
So long as you have Lollipop 5.0 or above.
This is how you can set a volume limit for your devices
So you don’t end up damaging your hearing.
Here's how to disable the in-app browser for Facebook
Should you be more comfortable using the likes of Chrome or Opera instead.