Handwriting skills on decline

Increased computer use is being blamed for the decline in handwriting skills among secondary school students. Ross Huggard, the vice-president of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English claims that poor handwriting skills have become such a big problem that some students can’t even read their own writing.


Getting the most out of an app

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Barry is enjoying his TuneIn Radio app on his phone but wants to know how to make the most of the included features. Drew helps him by providing some useful information. n n

Online Magazine

How to make your smartphone your best friend

As with any technology in our lives, things eventually break. Until it stopped working, Amy had been relying on her computer as her access to the online world. She was left with a tough decision: fork out the cash for another computer or upgrade her mobile phone plan and use a smartphone for her daily internet access.

Social Networking

Demystifying YouTube

YouTube is one of the biggest community websites on the internet today, and it has something for everyone. Many less ‘tech-savvy’ users can be turned off by the initial confusion of YouTube’s layout. Follow Rachel’s simple YouTube survival guide and start to understand what all the fuss is about.



There are many health-related apps available to you. So what makes iHealth different? Discover how you can monitor your weight, blood pressure and heart-rate without ever visiting the doctor.

Online Shopping

Earning from eBay

Trading on the belief that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, online auction site eBay has taken the world by storm. This online community, allows you to sell items and hidden treasures that you no longer need or want. n

Safety Online

Telstra bungle exposes private information of 60,000 customers

Just when you thought your information was safe with large companies, a database of 60,000 Telstra bundle customers has been available for anyone to view and download for an undisclosed time frame. Drew explains how this could happen and how Telstra was found out. n


Technology on the go

Life on the road can be hard, but when you have access to the internet to keep in touch with family and friends, it makes the trip all the more enjoyable. Drew explains how to keep in touch on the road.

Technology News

Top Australian Google Searches of 2011

Earlier this week, Google released a list of the top Australian search results of 2011. Were you one of many googling the iPhone 5, Zara, Hamilton Island or red velvet cupcakes?


Why do I need an iPad?

An iPad allows you to watch movies, read eBooks, email, search the web and Skype with your buddies. Who wouldn't want one?

Health News

How eHealth technology really works

The validity of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been hotly debated in government buildings, boardrooms and lounge rooms across Australia. Regardless of which side of the argument you find yourself on, you can’t help but be intrigued by the advancement of ehealth solutions which will benefit from the implementation of the NBN.

Computer Tutorials

Five ways to save money shopping online

The computer has proven itself as an indispensable tool for sourcing information and social networking. In these tough economic times however, it can be used as a valuable source for bargain hunters. Taking your shopping online can result in unprecedented savings, but only if you know where to look.

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