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This is how you take control of your privacy on Windows 10
It’s been out for more than a month now but if you are concerned about what data is being shared, here’s how to change that.
Here's how you can get more out of your Netflix account
Like any service, there are some features hidden away that you might not know about.
This is how you can block those annoying Candy Crush invites on Facebook
And anything else that happens to annoy you.
Here's how you can use your smartphone to control your computer remotely
Now you don’t have to get up if you want to watch your favourite movie.
Your phone has a music on/off timer that you might not know about
Handy for when you want to doze off.
These are the Windows 10 features you should know about
It looks familiar but there are many new things you can do with the latest version of Windows.
Does using an iPad charger help charge your iPhone faster?
You’ve heard the claims but is this actually the case?
There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure
And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.
Music just not sounding right? There's a way to smooth it out
In certain cases, EQ can help improve your audio, but don’t jump in head first.
VR's arrival is now closer than ever but what's it all about?
The first real headsets will start arriving at the end of 2015/early 2016, and it could bring benefits far beyond gaming.
These are the tech terms and names you are likely mispronouncing
Mail… kimp?
Smartphone a little slow? It may have a memory problem
If your phone’s RAM is handling too much, then it’s worth looking at ways to reduce the strain.
Smartphone getting a little dirty? Here's how to clean it the right way
Without damaging it, of course.
What you need to know about recording video on your phone
It’s relatively similar to taking a good photo, but there are a few other things to keep in mind.
When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?
It can be confusing at the best of times, but there are a few things worth keeping in mind.
This is how you can access sites you visited offline
And you can do it on either your laptop or phone.
Does the screen quality of a smartphone matter any longer?
Terms like ppi, 1080p and Super AMOLED and pixel count are thrown around regularly, but does it matter any longer?
Here's what you need to know about buying headphones
Considering how much music and audio we listen to, it’s worth picking out the right type of headphones to use.
Here's how you can check what passwords are saved on your browser
There may be a number of accounts saved that you may have forgotten about.
If you haven't backed up your computer before, do it now
Seriously, you’ll thank yourself for it later.
Want to take better smartphone photos? Stop relying on auto
If you take the time to learn about the different camera features, it can make a difference with photos.
Want to speed up your typing on your smartphone? Here's how
We use it all the time, but there are ways of speeding up the process.
Explainer: What exactly is hacking anyway?
Clue: it’s not what’s happening in the picture.
These services will get your address book in order
Keeping track of all your contacts is tough, so you need a way to sort them out.
Want to find an alternative to Google? Here are your options
Google’s services are some of the most used applications around the world, but what if you wanted to use something different?
These features will help you get a little bit more out of YouTube
Sure it’s ten years old, but chances are there’s a few bits and pieces that may have slipped past the radar.
So what's the deal with Smart TVs?
Almost every TV now comes with some kind of smart capability, but do they add anything to the experience?
This is why we find smartphone apps so addictive
They’re easy to download, but why are they so hard to delete?
What's the story with the new USB cables?
And how will USB Type-C affect your current devices?
This is why you should be using a password manager
Because it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Need some aid getting your budget in order? These services will help
Keeping your spending under control is easier said than done, but there are a vast collection of apps and services which can aid you.
Finding yourself: Here's the right way to Google yourself
Sometimes we do it for fun, but it’s worth checking what results come up online in case there’s something
Saving photos on the cloud? Here's the easiest way to do it
Cause you need somewhere to put your photos from the break.
Here's how you can get your smartphone's home screen in order
If you find yourself overwhelmed with apps as soon as you unlock your phone, then it’s worth taking a few minutes to reorganise it.
Need some peace and quiet? Then you need Do Not Disturb in your life
If you need to make sure your phone isn’t ringing when you’re busy, then you really need this.
Don't have time to make it to the shops? These digital gifts may help you out
And you won’t have to wrap them either so win-win.
These are the accessories you need for your smartphone/tablet
Smartphone and tablets are incredibly useful devices, but there are numerous products out there that will help add extra value to them.
What are the tablets to look out for this Christmas?
Because there’s more out there than just the iPad.
Why do Android updates take so long to be released?
Short answer: It’s a long and complicated process.
What smart items for the home are out there?
The smart homes industry is beginning to grow, but what exactly is out there?