Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#TechKnowHow

# techknowhow - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful
# CONNECTION
# CONNECTION

Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful

Jul 9th 2016, 11:00 AM 27,291 Views 17 Comments

For obvious reasons, you shouldn’t treat it like your connection at home.

# techknowhow - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Is it bad if you keep your laptop plugged in all the time?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Is it bad if you keep your laptop plugged in all the time?

Jun 19th 2016, 11:00 AM 47,519 Views 27 Comments

You might not think about it much, but there is one thing to be concerned about.

# techknowhow - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it

May 29th 2016, 11:00 AM 63,636 Views 27 Comments

Very little will be affected if you do decide to turn it off.

# techknowhow - Monday 23 May, 2016

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?

May 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 20,260 Views 11 Comments

There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.

# techknowhow - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats

May 15th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,454 Views 5 Comments

Better make some room on your home screen.

# techknowhow - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Your iPhone has a handy feature that lets you access anything with one hand
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Your iPhone has a handy feature that lets you access anything with one hand

May 8th 2016, 11:00 AM 31,695 Views 12 Comments

And it’s easy to forget about.

# techknowhow - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control

May 1st 2016, 11:00 AM 50,271 Views 9 Comments

A little effort can go a long way.

# techknowhow - Sunday 24 April, 2016

There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure

Apr 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,272 Views 5 Comments

Your first line of defence should also be the strongest.

# techknowhow - Sunday 17 April, 2016

This is how you can send web articles to your Kindle for reading later
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you can send web articles to your Kindle for reading later

Apr 17th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,933 Views 4 Comments

If you want to read a few articles later, this will make it easier on your eyes.

# techknowhow - Sunday 10 April, 2016

So what is the difference between a modem and a router?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

So what is the difference between a modem and a router?

Apr 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 31,232 Views 34 Comments

They’re used interchangeably, but there is a difference.

# techknowhow - Sunday 3 April, 2016

You can do more with your smartphone alarm than just set the time
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

You can do more with your smartphone alarm than just set the time

Apr 3rd 2016, 11:00 AM 42,917 Views 21 Comments

Making it go off on certain days and using the volume buttons to snooze are some of the things you can do.

# techknowhow - Sunday 27 March, 2016

If Facebook's app is irritating you, there is a way to improve things
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

If Facebook's app is irritating you, there is a way to improve things

Mar 27th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,854 Views 16 Comments

And it only takes a moment or two to complete.

# techknowhow - Sunday 20 March, 2016

This is how you make sure your apps only update over WiFi
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you make sure your apps only update over WiFi

Mar 20th 2016, 11:00 AM 101,830 Views 5 Comments

Usually, your apps update automatically, but it’s good to check.

# techknowhow - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Your iPhone has a hidden emoticon keyboard that you can access
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Your iPhone has a hidden emoticon keyboard that you can access

Mar 13th 2016, 11:00 AM 51,476 Views 13 Comments

But only if you want more emoticons than you know what to do with.

# techknowhow - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Here's how you can stop people from reading your texts
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Here's how you can stop people from reading your texts

Mar 6th 2016, 11:00 AM 105,240 Views 12 Comments

And the details of almost every notification that appears on your phone.

# techknowhow - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Use Spotify often? Here are some tips to get more out of it
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Use Spotify often? Here are some tips to get more out of it

Feb 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 17,879 Views 10 Comments

You can do more with it than just search through songs.

# techknowhow - Sunday 21 February, 2016

This is how you can tell whether a smartphone is waterproof or not
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you can tell whether a smartphone is waterproof or not

Feb 21st 2016, 11:00 AM 30,951 Views 21 Comments

Most electronic devices have a rating which tells you how effective they really are.

# techknowhow - Sunday 14 February, 2016

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*

Feb 14th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,824 Views 4 Comments

*We’re talking about cookies on your browser, not the edible kind unfortunately.

# techknowhow - Sunday 7 February, 2016

This is how you can control your desktop remotely
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you can control your desktop remotely

Feb 7th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,767 Views 18 Comments

Or just help solve someone else’s PC/Mac problem without having to leave your own.

# techknowhow - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks
# TechKnowHow
From Business ETC
# TechKnowHow

Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks

Jan 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 21,596 Views 10 Comments

It might not be for everyone but it can speed tasks up or allow you to carry out entirely different actions.

# techknowhow - Sunday 24 January, 2016

This is how you should take care of your headphones
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you should take care of your headphones

Jan 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 37,865 Views 41 Comments

You want them to last as long as possible, and a little care goes a long way.

# techknowhow - Sunday 17 January, 2016

So what should you do with your old smartphone? Don't throw it out just yet
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

So what should you do with your old smartphone? Don't throw it out just yet

Jan 17th 2016, 11:00 AM 38,429 Views 35 Comments

Some good can still come out of them.

# techknowhow - Sunday 10 January, 2016

This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders

Jan 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,596 Views 15 Comments

There is no official way to turn them off, but there is a workaround.

# techknowhow - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Struggling to wake up in the morning? These alarm apps with a twist may help
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Struggling to wake up in the morning? These alarm apps with a twist may help

Jan 3rd 2016, 11:03 AM 22,869 Views 9 Comments

Should you require something more than just a time and an alarm sound.

# techknowhow - Sunday 27 December, 2015

The latest version of Android has a hidden settings option for the status bar
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

The latest version of Android has a hidden settings option for the status bar

Dec 27th 2015, 11:15 AM 17,889 Views 6 Comments

Most of them are cosmetic, but they can be useful.

# techknowhow - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Lending your iPhone or iPad out to someone? Guided access is what you need
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Lending your iPhone or iPad out to someone? Guided access is what you need

Dec 20th 2015, 11:15 AM 24,444 Views 7 Comments

If you worry about someone going through your phone when they only need it for one task, activating this will help.

# techknowhow - Sunday 13 December, 2015

What apps allow you to activate two-step verification?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

What apps allow you to activate two-step verification?

Dec 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,135 Views 5 Comments

Instead of needing SMS to get a code, there are apps that generate them themselves.

# techknowhow - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Is there any real difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Is there any real difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi?

Dec 6th 2015, 11:00 AM 55,095 Views 53 Comments

Apart from the numbers, of course.

# techknowhow - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Android phone a little slow? Here's a way to speed it up
# Android
# Android

Android phone a little slow? Here's a way to speed it up

Nov 29th 2015, 10:55 AM 24,873 Views 37 Comments

Although how much it improves its speed really depends on the type of phone you have.

# techknowhow - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Text a little too difficult to read? Here's how you can adjust its size
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Text a little too difficult to read? Here's how you can adjust its size

Nov 22nd 2015, 10:50 AM 13,467 Views 7 Comments

There are some very handy options hidden away in accessibility settings.

# techknowhow - Sunday 15 November, 2015

This is how you can add more fingerprint entries on your phone
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

This is how you can add more fingerprint entries on your phone

Nov 15th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,033 Views 14 Comments

It’s handy to have more than one saved on your phone in case you need it.

# techknowhow - Sunday 8 November, 2015

There's a way to set up auto-replies on your phone and avoid annoying calls
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

There's a way to set up auto-replies on your phone and avoid annoying calls

Nov 8th 2015, 11:00 AM 22,082 Views 4 Comments

Or for any time you just don’t want to answer your phone.

# techknowhow - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Can't seem to find that app you removed? Here's how to uncover it again
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Can't seem to find that app you removed? Here's how to uncover it again

Nov 1st 2015, 11:30 AM 16,533 Views 4 Comments

And any other app you’ve downloaded but no longer have on your phone.

# techknowhow - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Not using widgets? Then you're missing out on one of your phone's handiest feature
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Not using widgets? Then you're missing out on one of your phone's handiest feature

Oct 25th 2015, 11:00 AM 32,866 Views 5 Comments

They’re handy, but are you using them to their fullest?

# techknowhow - Sunday 18 October, 2015

The latest version of Android is out, but it's unlikely you'll see it anytime soon
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

The latest version of Android is out, but it's unlikely you'll see it anytime soon

Oct 18th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,585 Views 25 Comments

But on the bright side, you do have a few things to look forward to.

# techknowhow - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Want to keep a backup of all your WhatsApp messages? Here's how
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Want to keep a backup of all your WhatsApp messages? Here's how

Oct 11th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,746 Views 7 Comments

You’ll never know when you might need to recover them.

# techknowhow - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A fuss has been caused over iOS 9's WiFi Assist, but is it justified?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

A fuss has been caused over iOS 9's WiFi Assist, but is it justified?

Oct 4th 2015, 11:00 AM 20,075 Views 25 Comments

Claims that the setting causes data usage to balloon have been circulating but is it really as bad as some are making it out to be?

# techknowhow - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Here's how you can really make the most out of Google Photos
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

Here's how you can really make the most out of Google Photos

Sep 27th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,789 Views 10 Comments

You can do so much more than just save photos on it.

# techknowhow - Sunday 20 September, 2015

What can you do if you're locked out of your phone?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

What can you do if you're locked out of your phone?

Sep 20th 2015, 11:00 AM 19,987 Views 7 Comments

Well, don’t panic for one. That doesn’t really help matters.

# techknowhow - Sunday 13 September, 2015

There's a second setting screen on Android that you might have missed
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

There's a second setting screen on Android that you might have missed

Sep 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 48,357 Views 1 Comment

And it’s very, very useful.

1 2 3