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# techguide - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Here's how you can unlock your computer using just your phone

Provided you have the right devices, it’s possible.

# techguide - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

What do you do when your phone won't turn on?

There could be a number of reasons, but don’t just assume it’s no longer working.

# techguide - Monday 10 August, 2015

Your phone has a music on/off timer that you might not know about

Handy for when you want to doze off.

# techguide - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Who will look after your Facebook when you die?

The new feature was rolled out last month. Have you filled it in yet?

# techguide - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

# techguide - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Should you bother ejecting a USB drive properly?

You’re regularly nagged about it when you don’t but is it any harm to just take it out manually?

# techguide - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Sleep, hibernate or shut down: which one is the right option for your laptop?

Each one has its own pros and cons.

# techguide - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Here's how to remove apps from your phone the right way

If you’re going to free up space, you may as well make sure you’re freeing up as much space as possible.

# techguide - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Android phone having problems? Here's how to activate safe mode

Handy for when your phone ends up becoming a little too slow for your liking.

# techguide - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

How to get your computer to shut up when it starts playing videos you don't want to watch

Because sometimes you’ll need a bit of peace and quiet.

# techguide - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Ever wonder how much time you actually spend using apps? Here's how you find out

It’s likely you have a good idea what the answer is, but how much time do you really spend using them?

# techguide - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

This is how you can create text shortcuts on your smartphone

Because autocorrect doesn’t cover every word you want to type (or the shrug emoticon).

# techguide - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Ever wonder why your keyboard is typing the wrong symbols? This is why

Give me a @… no, no, that’s a #.

# techguide - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Is your phone overheating regularly? Here's how you can fix it

If it’s happening often, it’s recommended you fix it asap.

# techguide - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Finding it difficult to look at your screen? Why not invert its colours

At the very least, it will give your eyes a bit of a rest.

# techguide - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Are you using your phone's voice features to its fullest?

If not, using it for the right situations can speed up the more mundane tasks you use your phone for.

# techguide - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

If you're using Chrome, this password add-on may come in handy

If you place more importance on your Google accounts than other accounts, that is.

# techguide - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

There's a way to download free iPhone apps without using your password

Provided you have the latest version of iOS installed.

# techguide - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

These are the reasons your smartphone keeps running out of battery power

Nothing lasts forever, but you can make your battery last longer before you need to charge it.

# techguide - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Too many photos on your phone? Here's how to filter through them quickly

If the idea of wading through your photos is too much of a task, there are ways to speed things up a little.

# techguide - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Being overwhelmed by app notifications? Here's what you can do...

All apps want to alert you to new updates, but not all of them are important.

# techguide - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

This is how you keep your data usage under control

Especially if you have a limited plan and don’t want to pay extra.

# techguide - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Don't want sites tracking your activity? Here's how you can ask them to stop

And it’s an option that’s available on all major browsers.

# techguide - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Getting too distracted by the web while working? Here's how you can take control

Having the web at your fingertips can be the best/worst thing in your life, but you can take control of it.

# techguide - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Here's how you can find any of your old tweets

It’s easier than you think.

# techguide - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

How do you record something that's happening on your phone (without a second camera)?

Because sometimes a screenshot just isn’t enough.

# techguide - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Here's how to set up strong antivirus protection on your computer

Because a good choice will go a long way.

# techguide - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Here's how you can get more out of your Chromecast

It’s a handy device, but there are other features included that you might not be aware of.

# techguide - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Here's how you can properly clean up your browser history

It’s handy to refer back to, but what if there are certain things you want to remove?

# techguide - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Here's how you can quickly clean your device*

*in software terms, that is.

# techguide - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Here's how you can create your own micro-apps on your iPhone

Workflow allows you to create custom tasks on your iPhone by combining actions from existing apps.

# techguide - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

YouTube videos taking too long to load up? This may make things more bearable

A slow connection can make watching YouTube videos a pain, but there are plugins that can help.

# techguide - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Use Facebook Messenger often? Here are some features that will come in handy

Despite the criticisms, Facebook Messenger has a number of handy features that you may not be aware of.

# techguide - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Like to start the year feeling more relaxed? These apps can help

Because we could all do with some peace of mind.

# techguide - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Want to track Santa's progress today? Here's how

We have the technology!

# techguide - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Looking for a good night's sleep? Here are your options

For when you’ve run out of Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozy-Snooze.

# techguide - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Not using your tablet as often as you would like? Turn it into a second display

It’s always handy to have a second screen for your laptop or computer, and using your tablet is an inexpensive way of doing this.

# techguide - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about

One of the most popular messaging apps out there has a number of features hidden away.

# techguide - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Here are the new Android Lollipop features you should know about

The update from Google is packed with a wide variety of new features and ideas that will make thing much easier for you.

# techguide - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

These are the keyboard shortcuts that you will find useful

Because there are more useful ones than Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V.