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Big brother is watching you

Drivers’ licences to be used for facial recognition

Big brother is watching you

Data from drivers' licences will be uploaded to the Federal Government's database.

Is your smartphone secure?

Google and Apple at war over iPhone security vulnerabilities

Is your smartphone secure?

Apple forced to release statement addressing iOS security concerns.

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.

Landline users now a minority

Australians with a home phone connected are in the minority

Landline users now a minority

Looking at long-term trends for the technologies Australians use.

Things that will soon be obsolete

Things that will soon be obsolete

Things that will soon be obsolete

Do you ever drive past old Blockbuster Video stores and think what will be obsolete ...

Spyware apps could violate laws

Consumer spyware apps could violate Australian laws

Spyware apps could violate laws

Readily available consumer spyware products potentially violate a range of Australian laws.

Need a break? Avoid your phone

Need a mental break? Your phone is not the answer

Need a break? Avoid your phone

Study finds that using a smartphone can lead to mental depletion and poor performance.

Google to reimburse flights

Google to reimburse flights

Google to reimburse flights

‘Price guarantee is only available for flights for which we’re confident that the price won’t ...

Digital detox holidays demystified

The effects of disconnecting while travelling

Digital detox holidays demystified

What happens when you leave your devices at home when you go on holiday?

Best password managers of 2019

The best password managers of 2019

Best password managers of 2019

We’ve found five of the best password managers to help you keep your digital world ...

Should I use Apple Pay?

Should I use Apple Pay?

Should I use Apple Pay?

Paul is receiving prompts to use payment apps, but are they safe?

Flight ban on Apple devices

Flight ban on Apple devices

Flight ban on Apple devices

How do you know if your MacBook Pro is the exploding kind?

How to use Google Maps on tour

Clever ways to use Google Maps when you are travelling

How to use Google Maps on tour

Google Maps is great for directions, but have you ever used it to plan your ...

How to block notification requests

How to block annoying notification requests on your browser

How to block notification requests

If websites constantly ask if you want notifications sent to you, there is a way ...

Dangers of using a phone in flight

Using smartphones on hundreds of planes is dangerous

Dangers of using a phone in flight

Even flight mode could pose a flight danger, says aeronautics professor.

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to older Australians.

Could smartphones solve dementia?

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using a smartphone

Could smartphones solve dementia?

Device could help neuroscientists develop new therapies for pain, addiction, emotional disorders and cognitive disorders.

Facebook privacy changes coming

facebook privacy

Facebook privacy changes coming

The US Federal Trade Commission is aiming to prevent Facebook from deceiving users.

Apps that drain your battery

Apps that drain your battery

Apps that drain your battery

Is your phone battery dying faster each day? Maybe these apps are responsible …

Stay safe when using airport wifi

How to stay safe when using airport wifi

Stay safe when using airport wifi

It only takes one sneaky cyber criminal to access your data and wreak havoc on ...

Don’t charge your device in bed

Why you shouldn’t charge your device in bed

Don’t charge your device in bed

After falling asleep watching a movie on his tablet, Callum woke up to a hole ...

Slang dictionary for travellers

Travel Gadget: Slang dictionary for travellers

Slang dictionary for travellers

No more miscommunications or outdated formalities. Talk like a local with this tool.

Never ask for directions again

New tech means you’ll never have to ask for directions again

Never ask for directions again

Google Translate app means you’ll never have to ask for directions again.

How criminals steal your identity

How criminals steal your identity

How criminals steal your identity

Scams involving identity theft have cost Australians at least $16 million this year.

Hackers trying to steal holidays

Hackers are trying to steal your holidays

Hackers trying to steal holidays

Here’s how hackers try to steal your holiday.

Spytech installed on tourist phones

Is China installing surveillance apps on tourists’ smartphones?

Spytech installed on tourist phones

Investigation finds that Chinese authorities are installing spy apps on tourists’ phones.

Surprising microwave tricks

You can use a microwave for more than just food

Surprising microwave tricks

Most people only use their microwave for defrosting or reheating, but it can do much ...

New Google scam targets calendar

New Google scam targets your calendar

New Google scam targets calendar

A new scam targeting the Google Calendar platform could cost you thousands.

Best value smartphone for $500

Best value smartphone for $500

Best value smartphone for $500

Tom wants to know which smartphone around $500 is the best value.

The scam catching older Aussies

The scam catching older Aussies

The scam catching older Aussies

Australians, and particularly older Australians, are losing more money to NBN scams.

Never forget your parking location

How to use Google Maps to save your parking location

Never forget your parking location

The latest update to Google Maps allows you to save your parking location.

Australia Post on the nose

Australia Post on the nose

Australia Post on the nose

Popularity of online shopping sees delivery companies complained about most.

App shares your real-time location

This app can share your real-time location

App shares your real-time location

Google Maps gives the user the ability to allow someone to be able to track ...

Get connected with this gadget

Travel Gadget: wifi wherever you go

Get connected with this gadget

If you really need to stay connected, this gadget is for you.

Your iPhone is tracking you

Your iPhone is tracking you

Your iPhone is tracking you

Your every movement is recorded as a location along with a date and time stamp.

The 11 telcos failing the vulnerable

The 11 telcos failing the vulnerable

The 11 telcos failing the vulnerable

Eleven telecommunication companies have been hit with formal warnings.

Security flaw exposes ASUS computers

Security flaw exposed in popular computer brand

Security flaw exposes ASUS computers

Kaspersky exposed a security flaw targeting the world’s fifth largest computer company.

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

Simple smartphone game can predict Alzheimer’s early

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

A simple smartphone game can help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Amazing Vacuum Travel Kit

Handy gadget saves you up to 70 per cent of bag space

Amazing Vacuum Travel Kit

Don't run out of room in your suitcases any longer!

New tech to help you save on fees

CommBank’s new technology to help travellers save on fees

New tech to help you save on fees

CommBank is targeting travellers with new technology to help them save on fees.

Headphones could cause cancer

These types of headphones could cause cancer

Headphones could cause cancer

A petition by scientists reveals 'serious concern' about the risks of wireless devices.

Change your Facebook password

You need to change your Facebook password

Change your Facebook password

Facebook has admitted to leaving the passwords of up to 600 million users readable to ...

NBN affordability a growing issue

NBN affordability a growing issue

NBN affordability a growing issue

The cost of basic NBN plans is becoming an affordability issue for people on lower ...

Apple announces new iPads

Apple announces new iPads

Apple announces new iPads

This week, Apple quietly released its new iPad Air and iPad Mini into the market.

ATO ‘spoofing’ scams on the rise

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ATO ‘spoofing’ scams on the rise

The ATO has already received 40,225 reports of impersonation scams in 2019.

Never lose photos when travelling

The one gadget Drew couldn’t travel without

Never lose photos when travelling

This is the one gadget I simply cannot travel without.

Downside of an upgrade

Downside of an upgrade

Downside of an upgrade

Columnist Peter Leith explains why the ‘Management’ has not had much to say recently.

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

New car owners could have their driving activity recorded.

How much TV is too much?

How much TV is too much?

How much TV is too much?

Watching television for more than three and a half hours a day linked to poorer ...

Gmail update makes email easier

Gmail update makes email easier

Gmail update makes email easier

The latest update for Gmail on desktops is of great significant to those used to ...

Cameras found on inflight screens

Cameras found on inflight screens

Cameras found on inflight screens

Have you ever noticed a small camera in your inflight entertainment screen?

Find the cheapest city to meet in

Find the cheapest city to meet in

Find the cheapest city to meet in

Meeting someone from a different city? This tool was made for you.

Must-have new Google tool

Must-have new Google tool

Must-have new Google tool

Google has released a must download extension for its internet browser Google Chrome.

How to unsend Facebook messages

How to unsend Facebook messages

How to unsend Facebook messages

The new unsend feature allows you to remove any message sent within 10 minutes.

Earn points in your sleep

Earn points in your sleep

Earn points in your sleep

Qantas frequent flyer members can earn Qantas points while they sleep.

How to manage nuisance calls

Red cord telephone closeup female hand ending call

How to manage nuisance calls

Discover how to identify a caller and, if they’re a nuisance, prevent them from calling ...

Your personal data is at risk

Massive data breach puts your personal data at risk

Your personal data is at risk

One of history’s largest data breaches has put your personal data at risk.

Are pollies invading your privacy?

Are unsolicited SMS messages an invasion of privacy?

Are pollies invading your privacy?

Many Australians are calling for Privacy Act exemptions for pollies to be changed.

How Facebook could ruin your will

Could social media endanger your assets?

How Facebook could ruin your will

Facebook and other social media platforms may endanger your estate.

The top five travel gadgets of 2018

We reveal five must-have travel gadgets of 2018

The top five travel gadgets of 2018

Don’t miss our look back on the best gadgets of 2018

Phone features you may not know

Phone features you may not know

Phone features you may not know

Ten hidden phone features to make your life easier.

How avoid being tracked online

How to stop being tracked online

How avoid being tracked online

There are ways to throw off the technology tracking your online activity.

What happens in an internet minute?

What happens in an internet minute?

What happens in an internet minute?

Have you ever wondered what happens in just one internet minute?

How fast can you scale the web

Mice racing to finish line of internet speed

How fast can you scale the web

Are you getting the internet speed you are paying for? Here is how to check

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Christmas is a time when online cybercriminals work their hardest.

Technology to keep you independent

Technology to keep you independent

Technology to keep you independent

Live at home independently for longer by making technology work for you.

November 2018 Technology Update

November 2018 Technology Update – What you need to know

November 2018 Technology Update

Drew takes you through some of the changes going on in the world of technology.

What’s new in voice technology?

What’s new in voice technology?

What’s new in voice technology?

Developments that can help older Australians stay safe at home for longer.

Browsing the internet anonymously

a person browsing the internet on a tablet

Browsing the internet anonymously

Do you know that some websites track how often you visit and any products you ...

Who can access your data?

You’ll be shocked at who can access your data

Who can access your data?

Dozens of organisations can access your data under the guise of preventing criminal activity.

Wristband can track sun exposure

Wristband can track sun exposure

Wristband can track sun exposure

Tracking UV intensity has been made easy with a revolutionary development.

Dummy’s guide to backing up your phone

Dummy’s guide to backing up your phone

Dummy’s guide to backing up your phone

Here’s how to keep all those photographs and records safe.

How to become an iPad pro

How to become an iPad pro

How to become an iPad pro

This super simple lesson will make you an iPad pro in under 30 minutes.

Power pack that has your back

Power pack that has your back

Power pack that has your back

This funky charger will ensure you never again run out of battery for your device. ...

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Liz’s old vacuum cleaner has died and she wants to know if cordless vacs are ...

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

Are you eager to reclaim some personal privacy?

Internet complaints through the roof

Internet complaints through the roof

Internet complaints through the roof

Residential made 167,831 complaints to the Ombudsman in the last financial year.

New email scam extorting victims

New email scam extorting victims

New email scam extorting victims

A new email scam that attempts to extort $1400 from victims is making the rounds. ...

Are my photos deleted for good?

Are my photos deleted for good?

Are my photos deleted for good?

You can’t see them any more, but that doesn’t mean your photos are gone forever.

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

Algorithms may help doctors stream people onto prevention path sooner.

Five essential road trip gadgets

Five essential road trip gadgets

Five essential road trip gadgets

The must-have travel companions that will make your road trip a breeze.

Should phones be banned on tours?

Should phones be banned on tours?

Should phones be banned on tours?

Leading tour company wants you to stop using your smartphone on holiday.

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

A majority of Australians would like to see health apps regulated by the Government.

Do you read the forecast wrong?

Do you read the forecast wrong?

Do you read the forecast wrong?

How to make sense of the Bureau of Meteorology’s rainfall forecast.

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Treating insomnia with digital programs can improve insomnia symptoms.

Extend your mobile ring duration

How to extend your mobile ring duration

Extend your mobile ring duration

Drew explains how to extend your mobile ring duration.

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Often simple aids or gadgets can assist someone with memory loss to manage better at ...

Companies should pay for your data

Companies should pay for your data

Companies should pay for your data

PM announces push to make companies pay for mining your data.

Stopping relentless unwanted calls

Stopping relentless unwanted calls

Stopping relentless unwanted calls

This new piece of technology stopped telemarketer calls for Neil.

Find food anywhere in the world

Find food anywhere in the world

Find food anywhere in the world

Pizza and beer or five-star cuisine, these apps will help you find it.

Telcos warned over false advertising

Telcos warned over false advertising

Telcos warned over false advertising

ACCC says it is prepared to sue executives who approve misleading ads.

How to tell if your card is hacked

How to tell if your card is hacked

How to tell if your card is hacked

Banks can’t fight online credit card fraud alone, and neither can you.

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Exciting new technology aims to help dementia patients tick off their bucket lists.

How to mark a sender as safe

How to mark an email sender as safe

How to mark a sender as safe

Ryan explains how to ensure your email client won’t accidentally delete your emails.

Top four apps for getting around

Top four apps for getting around

Top four apps for getting around

Handy apps to make getting around that little bit easier on your next holiday.

Three tiny travel gadgets

Three tiny travel gadgets

Three tiny travel gadgets

Three super handy, tiny travel essentials that fit on your keychain.

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition technology is taking over, but is there anything to fear?

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses.

Get good audio on your travel video

Get good audio on your travel video

Get good audio on your travel video

Sound quality can be every bit as important as beautiful images when you are recording.

NBN cop forces telcos to behave

Watchdog threatens NBN telcos with $10 million fines

NBN cop forces telcos to behave

NBN telcos warned not to ‘pass the buck’ on complaints, or else.

Cloud computing explained

Cloud computing explained

Cloud computing explained

While you may think all of your files are safe at home, you could lose ...

Older Aussies are fast learners

Older Aussies are fast learners

Older Aussies are fast learners

Australians over 65 are the fastest-growing new adopters of non-formal online education.

The rise of tech-free tourism

The rise of tech-free tourism

The rise of tech-free tourism

This type of holiday allows travellers only to recharge

Super cheap smartphone for seniors

Super cheap smartphone for seniors

Super cheap smartphone for seniors

For $79, you can now get your hands on a brand new smartphone.

Govt wants to access your phone

The Government wants to access your smartphone

Govt wants to access your phone

Draft legislation will give the Government power to access your smartphone data.

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.

Spike in high-speed NBN users

Spike in high-speed NBN users

Spike in high-speed NBN users

Residential broadband customers continue to shift to higher-speed NBN plans.

New outbound check-in process

New outbound check-in process

New outbound check-in process

Paperless boarding passes have been approved for all Australian airports.

How to delete a saved password

How to delete a saved password

How to delete a saved password

Explained: how to remove a saved password from your web browser.

Stop this annoying iPhone reminder

Stop this annoying iPhone reminder

Stop this annoying iPhone reminder

Drew explains how to turn off the ‘iPhone Backup Failed’ reminder.

NBN speeds still falling short

NBN speeds still falling short

NBN speeds still falling short

The ACCC’s latest broadband speed data shows some concerning results.

How weather affects your phone

How weather affects your phone

How weather affects your phone

Will warm weather conditions affect the performance and lifespan of Edward’s smartphone?

Why Firefox is the best browser

Why Firefox is the best browser

Why Firefox is the best browser

Surfing the web can be risky business, so which is the safest browser?

Protect your home while you travel

Protect your home while you travel

Protect your home while you travel

When going on holiday, protecting your home is important for your peace of mind.

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

Motorola’s latest Moto smartphone has hit the market, and it’s a definite winner.

Why to stick with My Health Record

The advocates who want you to share your medical data online

Why to stick with My Health Record

Experts explain compelling reasons to use My Health Record platform.

Calls rise to abandon My Health

IT experts warn Australians to abandon My Health Record

Calls rise to abandon My Health

Top digital consultant says My Health Record could be the next tech wreck.

What is My Health Record?

What is My Health Record?

What is My Health Record?

How does it work? Why do we need it?

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

Will technology make retirement better or worse in the next decade?

Facial recognition privacy concerns

Facial recognition privacy concerns

Facial recognition privacy concerns

A new technology is raising privacy concerns in Australia and all over the world.

Government myGov website scam

Government issues a scam warning to all myGov users

Government myGov website scam

The Government’s myGov website has been cloned by sophisticated scammers.

Cold weather and your battery life

Cold weather and your battery life

Cold weather and your battery life

Winter is here and if your battery isn’t behaving as normal there may be a ...

Tech giants’ push to cut phone use

Apple and Google want you to use your smartphone less

Tech giants’ push to cut phone use

Helping you to use your phone less is good for business.

Apple’s plan to tackle hearing loss

Apple’s plan to tackle hearing loss

Apple’s plan to tackle hearing loss

The company that revolutionised mobile phones is set to do the same for hearing aids.

Tech troubles for older Aussies

Older Australians struggling to keep up with the digital world

Tech troubles for older Aussies

It seems many older Australians are struggling to keep up with the digital world.

Clearing your browser history

Clearing your browser history

Clearing your browser history

Increase your privacy and keep your data secure by clearing your browser history and cache.

Deadly smoke detectors

Is this the most dangerous common household item?

Deadly smoke detectors

The victim of one in three fire-related deaths is aged over 65. But what is ...

Free app to prevent bill shock

Free app to prevent bill shock

Free app to prevent bill shock

Liv’s Travel Gadget will do wonders to prevent post-holiday bill shock.

Older Aussies missing out online

Older Aussies missing out online

Older Aussies missing out online

Around 2.7 million Aussies aged 50 years and over have little online engagement.

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

The pill that can spot gut problems

A capsule packed with electronics and living cells can spot gut health problems.

How to create the perfect password

Combination lock on safe perfect password

How to create the perfect password

There's a poetic way to create a secure password that’s easy to remember.

Should you sleep with your phone?

Should you sleep with your phone?

Should you sleep with your phone?

A lot of people take their smartphone to bed with them.

There's more to Google than search

There's more to Google than search

There's more to Google than search

Find out five things you didn’t know Google can do.

Easy-to-read phone for seniors

Easy-to-read phone for seniors

Easy-to-read phone for seniors

Is Samsung’s foldable smartphone that morphs into a tablet nearly ready to launch?

What Google does with your data

What Google does with your data

What Google does with your data

The ACCC is investigating why Google charges it users to be spied upon.

Facebook dating: Login for love

Facebook wants to be more than 'friends'

Facebook dating: Login for love

Facebook is introducing a new 'dating' feature for its 200 million single users.

Handy gadgets that went viral

Handy gadgets that went viral

Handy gadgets that went viral

These gadgets can save owners the cost of device replacements, repairs and upgrades.

Facebook cheat sheet

Facebook cheat sheet

Facebook cheat sheet

Waste your time more efficiently with our Facebook cheat sheet.

The app that helps you pack

Travel Gadget: The app that helps you pack

The app that helps you pack

An app that helps you pack according to weather, activities and location.

First taste of 5G not 5G at all

First taste of 5G not 5G at all

First taste of 5G not 5G at all

Telstra’s rollout of 5G in the Gold Coast turns out to be something, well, not ...

Google's in-ear translator

In-ear, real-time translation is no longer science fiction

Google's in-ear translator

Google's Pixel Buds prove that in-ear, real-time translation is now science fact.

Three tablets under $200

Three tablets under $200

Three tablets under $200

Drew identifies three tablets that will fulfil all your needs and cost less than $200.

Addressing the digital inclusion gap

Addressing the digital inclusion gap

Addressing the digital inclusion gap

Swinburne University develops a model to build digital literacy among over 60s.

A portable speaker for your pocket

A portable speaker for your pocket

A portable speaker for your pocket

Forget lugging around portable speakers, this nifty gadget will fit in your pocket.

Budget noise-cancelling headphones

Travel Gadget: Noise-cancelling headphones under $100

Budget noise-cancelling headphones

Regular flyers who don't have a set of these don't know what they're missing.

Another telco bites the NBN dust

Another telco bites the NBN dust

Another telco bites the NBN dust

Dodo and iPrimus join list of providers misleading over broadband internet speeds.

What to do with your old device

What to do with your old device

What to do with your old device

What should you do with your old smartphone, tablet or computer?

Smartphone browsing basics

Smartphone browsing basics

Smartphone browsing basics

Tips for using a new smartphone or if you just want to brush up on ...

Why you must turn off your device

Why you must turn off your device

Why you must turn off your device

All devices have a limited lifespan but here’s how to maximise yours.

Making your life easier

The smart home technology that can make your life easier

Making your life easier

The future is here, and it’s surprisingly simple and very affordable. Smart home technology is ...

Streisand clones pet for memories

Streisand clones pet for memories

Streisand clones pet for memories

Streisand not alone in pet cloning as the practice gains popularity among the wealthy.

Backing up your Android phone

Backing up your Android phone

Backing up your Android phone

Ron wants to know how to back up his Samsung Android phone.

Tech to save your retirement

Tech to save your retirement

Tech to save your retirement

Six savvy moves to make when you’re over 50

The must-have app for road trips

The must-have fuel app for your next road trip

The must-have app for road trips

A fantastic app to help travellers as they drive around Australia.

How to download ebooks for free

How to download ebooks for free

How to download ebooks for free

Learn where to download tens of thousands of free classic ebooks.

Is NBN or 4G faster?

Is NBN or 4G faster?

Is NBN or 4G faster?

Joyce wants to know if she should be considering her 4G options rather than the ...

The Waze to get you there faster

waze app

The Waze to get you there faster

Waze is a navigation and live traffic app with more features than other map apps. ...

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

The most important and effective way to protect your computer.

Best apps for solo travellers

Best apps for solo travellers

Best apps for solo travellers

Travelling alone can be a daunting experience, but technology is helping to make things a ...

How to do a digital detox

How to do a digital detox

How to do a digital detox

Do you need to go on a digital detox?

Top timewasting apps

Best apps for busting boredom

Top timewasting apps

Lucy shares her favourite apps for killing time.

Will my tablet be confiscated?

Will my tablet be confiscated?

Will my tablet be confiscated?

Will Bob’s tablet be confiscated when he arrives in the US from Morocco?

Will NBN affect health monitors?

Will NBN affect health monitors?

Will NBN affect health monitors?

If you’re switching to NBN, you’ll need to know how to manage your health monitors. ...

Make Facebook’s app less intrusive

Facebook app on phone in back jeans pocket

Make Facebook’s app less intrusive

A few simple ways to make the Facebook app less intrusive.

The dangers of public wifi

The dangers of public wifi

The dangers of public wifi

Cyber criminals are now actively targeting public wifi users to steal and sell their information.

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Are there video games that can keep your mind healthy?

Tech that will change your life

Tech that will change your life

Tech that will change your life

These devices will change your life and the future.

How to check your phone data usage

How to check your phone data usage

How to check your phone data usage

Here’s how to track your smartphone data usage to help stop phone bill shock.

Money-saving gadgets

Hand holding green energy and money saving lightbulb

Money-saving gadgets

Money-saving gadgets that will do as advertised – and help save the planet.

How to replace your iPhone battery

How to replace your iPhone battery

How to replace your iPhone battery

Apple has confirmed that it slows down the speed of older iPhones.

Jobs that won’t exist in 20 years

Jobs that won’t exist in 20 years

Jobs that won’t exist in 20 years

Changing technology means these common jobs might not exist in the near future.

How to be kind to people online

How to be kind to people online

How to be kind to people online

We share author and blogger Bernadette Russell’s tips on how to be kind to people ...

1.4 billion user records hacked

1.4 billion user records hacked

1.4 billion user records hacked

Data breaches involving 1.4 billion records have been aggregated by cyber criminals.

Top five travel gadgets of 2017

Top five travel gadgets of 2017

Top five travel gadgets of 2017

Each week we offer a travel gadget for your holiday arsenal. Here are the top ...

Two apps that could save a life

Two apps that could save a life

Two apps that could save a life

First-aid apps that will give you the knowledge you need to help out in an ...

New tech to catch texting drivers

Police trial new tech to catch texting drivers

New tech to catch texting drivers

Police trial red-light style cameras to catch out texting drivers

Don’t worry, be happy, stay safe

Don’t worry, be happy, stay safe

Don’t worry, be happy, stay safe

All you’ll want for Christmas are these gifts to keep you safe and happy

How to identify a scam email

How to identify a scam email

How to identify a scam email

Learning how to tell the difference between legitimate emails and scams could prevent you from ...

Paying with your face, would you?

Paying with your face, would you?

Paying with your face, would you?

Is facial recognition technology the future of secure payment?

Driverless cars could be a saviour

Driverless cars could be a saviour

Driverless cars could be a saviour

Study finds driverless cars a boon for older drivers.

I know the pilot: cheap flights app

Super cheap flights

I know the pilot: cheap flights app

Find the cheapest flights on the internet with I Know the Pilot.

Can a smart watch change your life?

Can a smart watch change your life?

Can a smart watch change your life?

Safety is the focus, but that’s just one aspect of the package

Unlimited safe wifi in your pocket

Unlimited safe wifi in your pocket

Unlimited safe wifi in your pocket

Your very own fast, secure wifi hotspot in the palm of your hand.

Take control of your Facebook feed

Facebook tips: take control of your Facebook feed

Take control of your Facebook feed

Are you sick of only seeing what Facebook wants you to see?

Phone cuts Apple to the core

Huawei Mate Pro 10 surpasses Apple’s iPhone as world’s best seller

Phone cuts Apple to the core

The Huawei Mate Pro 10 just surpassed iPhone as the world’s best-selling smartphone.

The best takeaway food apps

The best takeaway food apps

The best takeaway food apps

The days of picking up your phone to order food are long gone.

Are dating apps safe?

Are dating apps safe?

Are dating apps safe?

Analysis of dating apps has shown that many of them leak data.

Tech to help us stay at home longer

Tech to help us stay at home longer

Tech to help us stay at home longer

The rapidly changing world of technology is helping older people stay in their homes longer.

NBN medical alarm users at risk

NBN medical alarm users at risk

NBN medical alarm users at risk

Inaction and delays putting non-monitored medical alarm users at risk.

1.9 billion email accounts for sale

1.9 billion email accounts for sale

1.9 billion email accounts for sale

New research reveals 1.9 billion email account details are available for purchase online.

Apple upgrade crawling with bugs

Apple upgrade crawling with bugs

Apple upgrade crawling with bugs

Hit pause on latest Apple operating system upgrade

‘Smart’ bandage to heal wounds

New electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

‘Smart’ bandage to heal wounds

Researchers have designed a ‘smart’ bandage, faster acting than regular patches.

Convert YouTube movies to audio

Convert YouTube movies to audio

Convert YouTube movies to audio

This handy tool can convert YouTube movies and music to audio for you to listen ...

Five ways to make your wifi faster

Five ways to make your wifi faster

Five ways to make your wifi faster

These five simple tips will help to make your home’s wifi internet faster.

Old tech that deserves a second look

Old tech that deserves a second look

Old tech that deserves a second look

Newer isn’t always better; some technology still stands the test of time.

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Police are warning Australians of a sneaky phone scams.

Apple iOS 11 the worst update yet

Apple iOS 11 the worst update yet

Apple iOS 11 the worst update yet

Is your iPhone experiencing problems after the latest update? You’re not alone.

The ring your smartphone needs

The one ring your smartphone actually needs

The ring your smartphone needs

Another ring you won’t want to remove, and this one will help keep your smartphone ...

How your iPhone could save your life

How your iPhone could save your life

How your iPhone could save your life

With a few taps, your iPhone could get you out of danger or save your ...

Great road trip apps

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Great road trip apps

Hit the road smoothly with these great, free travel apps.

How to make a song your ringtone

Tech Q&A: how can I turn a song into a custom ringtone?

How to make a song your ringtone

Albert wants to use a song as his ringtone on his smartphone and we explain ...

Internet complaints skyrocket

Internet, mobile phone complaints go through the roof

Internet complaints skyrocket

Telecommunications complaints increased by 41.1 per cent in the last financial year.

Is it safe to use public wifi?

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Is it safe to use public wifi?

People don’t realise the danger they face when using public wifi.

Time to rethink your password

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Time to rethink your password

Experts abandon old advice and recommend a new tip to keep your data safe.

PM plays blame game with NBN

PM plays blame game with NBN

PM plays blame game with NBN

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pointed the finger at NBN Co and the telcos.

How to customise your background

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How to customise your background

Make your computer feel a bit more like your computer by changing its appearance.

How to set up multiple PC users

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How to set up multiple PC users

Setting up multiple accounts will keep your data secure.

The DART Laptop Charger

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The DART Laptop Charger

Meet the DART – the world’s smallest and lightest laptop charger.

Preparing for your digital death

Preparing for your digital death

Preparing for your digital death

Australians are unprepared for death when it comes to their digital assets.

Safeguarding your online security

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Safeguarding your online security

Follow these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information.

Report slams NBN rollout

Report slams NBN rollout

Report slams NBN rollout

Joint standing committee urges NBN to lift its game with technology delivery.

Tech Q&A: iPhone or Android?

iphone or android

Tech Q&A: iPhone or Android?

This question has plagued prospective smartphone owners for years.

How the ‘Yes’ vote got your number

How the ‘Yes’ vote got your number

How the ‘Yes’ vote got your number

Controversial text message has people questioning their phone security.

Tech Q&A: Backing up iPhones

iPhone back up

Tech Q&A: Backing up iPhones

Robert wrote in recently asking for help in backing up his iPhones.

Which bank insults seniors?

Congratulating you for using ATMs is downright patronising

Which bank insults seniors?

Are you tired of organisations congratulating you for being able to use technology?

Three Android tablets under $200

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Three Android tablets under $200

Have you been thinking about buying a tablet? These three devices won’t blow your budget.

Do you know your email etiquette?

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Do you know your email etiquette?

Email may be the easiest way to communicate with others, but unless you know ...

How they made these hoax videos

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How they made these hoax videos

Did these viral videos fool you? Find out how they were made.

Are you at risk of infection?

Are you at risk of infection?

Are you at risk of infection?

Airborne viruses can silently attack your digital devices.

How to search for safe, free software

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How to search for safe, free software

The web is full of choices, but how do you know what is safe and ...

Why your storage is filling up fast

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Why your storage is filling up fast

Is there a worse feeling than being told you’re out of storage?

Never give scammers iTunes cards

Never give scammers iTunes cards

Never give scammers iTunes cards

If you are ever asked to provide an iTunes card as payment, it is a ...

Are your apps spying on you?

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Are your apps spying on you?

You could be giving companies permission to a lot more than you think.

Slow internet to last for weeks

Slower internet speeds expected for at least six weeks

Slow internet to last for weeks

Australian internet users have been warned to expect significantly slower internet speeds.

Wallets could soon be redundant

Wearable payment technology could be the future of banking

Wallets could soon be redundant

Bank begins trialling technology that could spell the end of cash, credit cards.

Breakthrough for stroke patients

Breakthrough for stroke patients

Breakthrough for stroke patients

University of Adelaide scientists have a new method of treating stroke patients.

Stop a program opening on startup

Stop a program opening on startup

Stop a program opening on startup

Drew explains how to stop specific programs from loading when your computer turns on.

Travelmate: the robotic suitcase

travelmate robot suitcase

Travelmate: the robotic suitcase

Meet Travelmate – the world’s first robot assistant and autonomous suitcase.

Smart tech isn’t the way to save

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Smart tech isn’t the way to save

Smart home control devices may be increasing energy use rather than cutting it.

Air New Zealand trials robot staff

Air New Zealand trials robotic staff at Sydney Airport

Air New Zealand trials robot staff

Air New Zealand conducts trials with ‘Chip CANdroid’ robot at Sydney Airport.

Top three computers under $500

Top three computers under $500

Top three computers under $500

Looking for a new computer on a budget? No problem. $500 goes a long way ...

Telstra ends third-party bill shock

Telstra ends third-party bill shock

Telstra ends third-party bill shock

Telstra has announced that it will no longer offer third-party mobile subscriptions.

iPhone 8 expected within weeks

iPhone 8 expected within weeks

iPhone 8 expected within weeks

The new iPhone 8 could be released as soon as September 12. Are you excited? ...

ACCC issues NBN ‘game changers’

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ACCC issues NBN ‘game changers’

The ACCC has listed three strategies to ensure that customers get what they pay for.

How to update your software

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How to update your software

Keeping your software up to date is crucial. Here’s our ‘how-to guide’.

How to block private numbers

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How to block private numbers

Nuisance calls are on the rise, but there are ways to stop them getting through.

Six nifty Netflix tricks

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Six nifty Netflix tricks

You can get so much more out of Netflix with these six nifty tricks.

Make your phone a safety alarm

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Make your phone a safety alarm

Increasing your personal safety is easier than ever before.

Aussies 55th in download speed test

Aussies 55th in download speed test

Aussies 55th in download speed test

Australia ranks 55th in broadband download speed tests.

When technology gets wet

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When technology gets wet

It can be as exotic as a wave lapping gently over your mobile phone, ...

Three smartphones under $200

Three smartphones under $200

Three smartphones under $200

Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t afford an up-to-date smartphone.

Are your email contents safe?

email privacy

Are your email contents safe?

Companies are increasingly prying into your private communications.

ACMA to tackle NBN complaints

ACMA to tackle NBN complaints

ACMA to tackle NBN complaints

ACMA is set to investigate issues with the National Broadband Network.

TV tech you should screen out

Is 4K a waste of money?

TV tech you should screen out

Be in the know when it comes to television technology.

How to mute specific web sites

How to mute specific web sites

How to mute specific web sites

Are you sick of autoplay ads and videos? We have a solution.

Pensioners targeted in iTunes scam

74-year-old woman fleeced $46,000 in iTunes gift card scam

Pensioners targeted in iTunes scam

A 74-year-old woman was fleeced of $46,000 in an iTunes gift card scam.

Apple warns users of security flaw

Apple warns of security flaw that could give hackers control of your device

Apple warns users of security flaw

Apple warns iOS users of security flaw that could give hackers control of their device.

Labor's NBN compromise

Labor's NBN compromise

Labor's NBN compromise

Labor is preparing to change its NBN policy.

Robots to replace your kids

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Robots to replace your kids

If your children can’t spare time, technology may come to your rescue.

Keep your Facebook account secure

Keep your Facebook account secure

Keep your Facebook account secure

Follow our helpful hints on how to keep your Facebook account secure.

Five free alternatives to paid software

A person sits behind their computer downloading free software

Five free alternatives to paid software

Purchasing software to get the most out of your computer can cost a fortune.

You have the right to be connected

Are older Australians being shunned by the world wide web?

You have the right to be connected

Web connectivity for older people: what are your rights?

Common technology mistakes

Common technology mistakes

Common technology mistakes

These tips will help you get more out of your batteries, fridge and speakers.

NBN rollout enters metro phase

NBN rollout enters metro phase

NBN rollout enters metro phase

The NBN rollout reached the halfway mark on Monday.

How to turn off your spying tech

spy tech

How to turn off your spying tech

Four everyday technologies that are spying on you, and how to turn them off.

Should you buy an electric car?

Should you buy an electric car?

Should you buy an electric car?

Tesla has announced its new electric car will sell for $45,700. Will you buy one?

Apps to help avoid Alzheimer’s

Apps to help people with Alzheimer’s and to stave off dementia

Apps to help avoid Alzheimer’s

An app to keep your brain active and a must-have app for Alzheimer’s carers.

Is your internet provider the worst?

CHOICE rates the nation’s best and worst internet providers

Is your internet provider the worst?

Consumer group CHOICE rates the nation’s best and worst internet providers.

Using your phone as a smart remote

phone remote

Using your phone as a smart remote

Ever wanted one device to control everything? We tell you how.

Is smart tech making us dumb?

smart phone dumb man

Is smart tech making us dumb?

Do access to apps and the internet change our ability to think deeply?

Can you leave your computer on?

Torso of man in a shirt using computer and mouse

Can you leave your computer on?

Do you have to switch off your computer at night?

Organise photos on your device

Organise photos on your device

Organise photos on your device

Anne Rady explains how best to organise your photographs on iPhone and iPad.

Seven best apps for road trippers

Seven best apps for road trippers

Seven best apps for road trippers

Head out to see the Australian countryside with our seven essential apps for road trips.

What is at risk in your house?

smart tv

What is at risk in your house?

Smart TVs, your car, if it is connected to the internet it needs protecting.

Five more Google tricks

Five more Google tricks

Five more Google tricks

These five Google search tricks will help you while travelling, shopping online and more.

How to prepare your tablet for travel

woman using an ipad whilst she sits in a plane

How to prepare your tablet for travel

Here’s how to make the most of your tablet on your next trip.

Does your iPhone keep crashing?

Apple devices worldwide are crashing due to a Safari browser bug

Does your iPhone keep crashing?

If Safari on your Apple device is crashing, we have the solution to your problem.

Antivirus – free vs paid

Antivirus – free vs paid

Antivirus – free vs paid

Antivirus software is a necessity for staying safe online, but is the price tag as ...

Best free internet browsers

Best free internet browsers

Best free internet browsers

These free internet browsers can make browsing the internet quicker and more customisable.

Clear your internet browser history

Clear your internet browser history

Clear your internet browser history

Did you know that your internet browser keeps a detailed record of every website you ...

Preparing your phone for an overseas trip

Preparing your phone for an overseas trip

Preparing your phone for an overseas trip

Anne explains how to get the most out of your smartphone whilst overseas, without the ...

Six super Gmail tricks

Macbook computer on desk with Gmail displayed

Six super Gmail tricks

Gmail is already easy to use, but these tips will make it even more efficient.

How to wipe your smartphone

How to wipe your iPhone, iPad or Android before selling it

How to wipe your smartphone

Find out how to protect your privacy and wipe your data before selling your smartphone ...

Is your antivirus tracking you?

Is your antivirus tracking you?

Is your antivirus tracking you?

From 15 October, a popular antivirus company will start selling users’ data to third parties.

How to reduce noise on your phone

How to reduce noise on your phone

How to reduce noise on your phone

Here’s a simple trick to help reduce the background noise on your iPhone.

Top 10 keyboard shortcuts

Top 10 keyboard shortcuts

Top 10 keyboard shortcuts

Be more efficient on your computer with these 10 keyboard shortcuts for PC and Mac.

Top 10 internet browsing shortcuts

Top 10 internet browsing shortcuts

Top 10 internet browsing shortcuts

Ryan’s 10 simple keyboard shortcuts will make browsing the web quicker and easier.

Cheap ways to make your wifi faster

A slow snail crawls across a computer symbolising slow wifi internet speeds

Cheap ways to make your wifi faster

Tired of waiting for webpages to load? Here are eight great ways to make your ...

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Anne Rady shares four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks in this week's video

Understanding your smartphone

A woman holding s smartphone

Understanding your smartphone

This guide will walk you through the components and features of your device, from A ...

Handy household hints

Handy household hints to help you with your housework

Handy household hints

Here’s a list of handy household hints to help you with your housework.

Seven handy airport tech tricks

Seven handy airport tech tricks

Seven handy airport tech tricks

Our airport tech tricks will help you get the most from your gadgets when you ...

How to speed up your smartphone

How to speed up your smartphone

How to speed up your smartphone

Is your smartphone or tablet running a little slow? These tips will get it up ...

The USB you need for travelling

The USB you need for travelling

The USB you need for travelling

The future of USBs is looking smart, and here’s one you need for your next ...

How to send a text from a computer

Concept image woman receiving text message from computer

How to send a text from a computer

Here’s how to send a text message from your Mac or PC computer.

How to clear your browser history

How to clear your browser history

How to clear your browser history

Problems browsing? Here’s how to clear your history and cache, and restart with a clean ...

Digitally clean your devices

Tiny people cleaning out the inside of a computer hard drive

Digitally clean your devices

you can speed up your device by tidying up and deleting old files.

How to ‘un-send’ messages

woman shocked by inappropriate text message

How to ‘un-send’ messages

Peter Dutton’s message snafu has caused a stir, but can you avoid doing the same?

Why is my iPhone crashing?

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Why is my iPhone crashing?

Does your iPhone crash when you’re using it? Try these simple solutions.

What is a Smart Pole?

What is a Smart Pole?

What is a Smart Pole?

What does the Smart Pole do and how is it making your life safer and ...

Tricks to speed up a slow computer

keyboard snail

Tricks to speed up a slow computer

Is there anything more frustrating than a slow-running computer?

Do brain-training games work?

brain games

Do brain-training games work?

Everyone loves a good game, but can they help stave off Alzheimer’s?

Having fun with Siri

siri

Having fun with Siri

Your iPhone voice assistant gives hilarious answers if you ask these questions.

I’ve been hacked. What now?

Hacked

I’ve been hacked. What now?

What should you do if you discover that you’ve been hacked?

Five tips to protect online privacy

Five tips to protect online privacy

Five tips to protect online privacy

We all take the internet and social media for granted, but, unfortunately, so do cyber ...

More pain for renters

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More pain for renters

Competition in the rental market often results in renters paying more than is necessary.

Hidden Netflix codes

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Hidden Netflix codes

These secret codes will enable you to access hidden Netflix content.

Pocket-sized selfie drones

Two selfie drones that fit into your pocket

Pocket-sized selfie drones

Opposed to selfies or strangers taking photos for you? Have a drone do it instead.

Five ways tech will change ageing

Five ways tech will change ageing

Five ways tech will change ageing

Ageing is going to be a lot different in the future of smart devices.

How easily can your phone be hacked?

Phone on a dark background susceptible to hacking and password guessing

How easily can your phone be hacked?

New research shows that computer scientists can guess your PIN with 70 per cent accuracy.

Is saving passwords in browser safe?

Is saving passwords in browser safe

Is saving passwords in browser safe?

Is the convenience worth the potential risk?

Security exploits hit Windows users

Security exploits hit Windows users

Security exploits hit Windows users

A number of Windows security vulnerabilities were revealed online last.

Should you buy a refurbished iPad?

Should you buy a refurbished iPad

Should you buy a refurbished iPad?

Ryan explains refurbished devices and if they’re worth purchasing.

Can Virtual Reality treat dementia?

older woman experiments with virtual reality headset

Can Virtual Reality treat dementia?

An aged care home using VR as entertainment made an unexpected discovery.

Using your smartphone to navigate

Using your smartphone to navigate

Using your smartphone to navigate

This quick video will show you how you can simply and safely use your smartphone ...

Home security on a budget

A budget fake security camera is an inexpensive way to deter thieves

Home security on a budget

Secure your house for a fraction of the price with these tips and tricks.

Is your Facebook being hacked?

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Is your Facebook being hacked?

If you’re worried someone else has access to your Facebook, try this.

What happens if I don’t eject?

Person holding a usb cable wondering if they should have safely disconnected

What happens if I don’t eject?

Can you damage your USB devices by unplugging without safely disconnecting?

Clickbait for a good cause

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Clickbait for a good cause

US bookstore’s canny use of clever clickbait coaxes people into reading books.

Should you switch to the NBN?

Should you switch to the NBN?

Should you switch to the NBN?

Many Australians are unaware of the consequences of not switching to the NBN.

How does your device get a virus?

Find out how they can become infected so you can stay one step ahead.

How does your device get a virus?

Find out how they can become infected so you can stay one step ahead.

Ensure that your phone is virus free

Woman using her smartphone is surprised by a virus is your phone safe

Ensure that your phone is virus free

There is only one way to ensure that your smartphone is virus free.

Brain-training app for weight loss

Laptop app helps fight food cravings with diet brain training

Brain-training app for weight loss

A new app trains your brain to stop consuming unhealthy food and drinks.

Targeted advertising explained

Senior woman using a computer and seeing targeted advertisements

Targeted advertising explained

Do you ever see ads online that seem to be specifically targeting you?

Facebook’s new ‘Discover’ feature

Facebook’s new ‘Discover’ feature

Facebook’s new ‘Discover’ feature

The feature allows you to discover users who live nearby or attend the same events.

Eight iPhone 8 rumours

The new iPhone 8

Eight iPhone 8 rumours

The next iPhone is unlikely to be anything short of impressive.

Nokia’s ‘new’ $70 phone

Nokia's new simple and affordable phone 3310

Nokia’s ‘new’ $70 phone

Nokia’s new $70 phone harks back to an age now passed.

My dad is Twitter mad

Old gray haired man using Twitter on Apple iPad

My dad is Twitter mad

Jo Lamble helps Carol navigate the social media minefield with her father.

Are you killing your smartphone?

Are you killing your smartphone?

Are you killing your smartphone?

You may be killing your phone by committing these battery-charging mistakes.

Dating on a plane

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Dating on a plane

Further proof that there’s an app for everything, AirDates is an inflight dating app.

The Apple iPhone X is coming

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The Apple iPhone X is coming

Experts suggest the iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and the iPhone X will be released in ...

How to back up your iPhone and iPad

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How to back up your iPhone and iPad

Don’t risk losing all your photos and information by not backing up your iPhone or ...

Five sci-fi tech inventions

Five sci-fi tech inventions

Five sci-fi tech inventions

Did you ever think these science fiction gadgets would become reality?

Embarrassing but effective gadgets

woman using the helpy carry-on harness

Embarrassing but effective gadgets

They may not win any style prizes, but these embarrassing travel gadgets really work.

Creating folders on Android devices

Creating folders on Android devices

Creating folders on Android devices

Anne shows you how to create folders on your Android device.

Eight secret iPhone tricks

Unlock the power of your smartphone with these eight special iPhone tricks

Eight secret iPhone tricks

Eight secret iPhone tricks that will make your smartphone smarter.

Share your day

Hand holding iPhone with Facebook Messenger

Share your day

The best features of apps are often uncovered by mistake.

Telstra's epic email fail

Telstra's dodgy BigPond update causing customer frustration

Telstra's epic email fail

A new update to the Telstra BigPond email service is causing emails to go undelivered.

Five secret iPhone codes

Hand unlocking iPhone passcode

Five secret iPhone codes

Today we share five special codes to unlock hidden features on your iPhone.

Streaming devices explained

Woman watching TV at home with streaming device

Streaming devices explained

Here are four TV streaming devices worth considering.

The only travel adaptor you need

The only travel power adaptor you'll ever need

The only travel adaptor you need

The Skross MUV World Travel Power Adaptor is the only one you'll ever need.

Qantas trials free, fast wifi

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Qantas trials free, fast wifi

Qantas will commence trialling fast, free wifi on its domestic flights.

New gadget to help the blind

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New gadget to help the blind

A new gadget from CES aims to help blind people to navigate and perform tasks.

Great gadget: Soi handbag light

Soi LED handbag light illuminating objects

Great gadget: Soi handbag light

A bag light to help you find what you need, when you need it.

Five tech tips for overseas travel

Mature couple using smartphone on holiday

Five tech tips for overseas travel

How to organise your technology before taking an overseas trip.

The 25 worst passwords of 2016

Do you use one of the 25 worst passwords of 2016?

The 25 worst passwords of 2016

Password security firm, Keeper, has released its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2016.

Should you get a tablet or a laptop?

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Should you get a tablet or a laptop?

To find out if a tablet is better for you, ask yourself these questions.

How to protect your digital life

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How to protect your digital life

Worried about your online safety? Learn how to protect your digital life.

How to sell online

Woman packing glasses for selling online

How to sell online

Selling old items you don’t use anymore is a great way to earn some extra ...

Should I turn off my tech?

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Should I turn off my tech?

Beryl wants to know if turning off her phone at night will help it run ...

Guide to buying second hand

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Guide to buying second hand

Just after the holiday season is a great time to buy second-hand things.

How to fix your iPhone 6

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How to fix your iPhone 6

These six common problems have been frustrating iPhone 6 owners.

Five best websites to make friends

Five best websites to make friends

Five best websites to make friends

Five websites for meeting new people and staying connected.

How your iPhone can save your life

Hand using iPhone at night to keep safe

How your iPhone can save your life

You might not realise that the phone in your pocket can also save your life.

Learn a skill in seconds

Learn a skill in seconds

Learn a skill in seconds

Scientists have developed a way to ‘upload’ information into your brain.

Cybercrime now running rampant

Australians can “officially worry” about cybercrime

Cybercrime now running rampant

Australia is ill prepared to protect its citizens from increasing cyber threats.

Smartphone virus hits millions

Over 1 million Google accounts compromised by smartphone virus

Smartphone virus hits millions

After biggest breach on record, Google account holders warned to be on guard.

The cheat’s guide to using Siri

Woman holding iPhone using Siri

The cheat’s guide to using Siri

If you don’t use Siri on your Apple device yet, you’ll want to start now.

10 gadgets to make camping comfy

Gadgets that prove camping doesn’t have to be all about ‘roughing it’

10 gadgets to make camping comfy

Camping doesn’t have to be all about ‘roughing it’ with these camping gadgets.

Reasons to switch to a smartphone

Close up of man's hand using smartphone

Reasons to switch to a smartphone

Here are five reasons why having a smartphone is a smart idea.

Why your fridge shouldn’t be level

Mans hand opening fridge door

Why your fridge shouldn’t be level

Keep your refrigerator running smoothly and stop ice build-up with this quick tech tutorial.

A most useful tech travel gadget

Is this the most useful tech travel gadget ever made?

A most useful tech travel gadget

The Brunton Power Knife may well be the most useful travel gadget ever made.

Would you feel safe being GPS tracked?

cars being tracked by gps

Would you feel safe being GPS tracked?

Should every new car sold be fitted with a GPS tracking device?

Call centres are selling your data

Overseas call centres are selling your private data

Call centres are selling your data

When will Australian businesses accept their responsibilities?

Are your devices spying on you?

Magnifying glass held over social media smartphone apps

Are your devices spying on you?

While we all enjoy modern technology; the monitoring these devices perform is another story.

Cyborg cockroaches could save us

Cockroach on internet cable cybrog cockroach

Cyborg cockroaches could save us

Robots made from real cockroaches could uncover earthquake survivors.

How to stay tech savvy

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How to stay tech savvy

The first rule of remaining tech savvy is to never be afraid to try something ...

Is your Apple charger a knock-off?

Fake and dangerous Apple charging cable and connector

Is your Apple charger a knock-off?

A popular online retailer has reportedly been selling fake Apple chargers, claiming that they are ...

How Facebook is stalking you

Magnifying glass held over Facebook phone app

How Facebook is stalking you

Find out how to stop Facebook snooping around too much.

$9000 Bunnings sausage sizzle

$9000 Bunnings sausage sizzle

$9000 Bunnings sausage sizzle

A Victorian man may be fined $9000 for an ingenious idea.

10 basic tech tips you need to know

Mature woman using computer

10 basic tech tips you need to know

Save time and stress with these ten basic tech tips.

Hidden iPhone Flashlight feature

iPhone flashlight icon in menu bar

Hidden iPhone Flashlight feature

Your iPhone has a built-in flashlight. And now you can adjust the brightness.

Hidden FB Messenger tricks

Smiley senior woman texting on mobile phone

Hidden FB Messenger tricks

Five fun and functional tricks that you didn’t know FB Messenger had.

Before you buy anything online …

Shopping trolley on ipad screen for online shopping

Before you buy anything online …

Three things you should definitely look for before buying online.

Five apps to help carers

Man touching screen of iPhone apps for carers

Five apps to help carers

As it’s National Carers’ Week, these five apps may help ease the burden of caring.

What is 3D Touch?

iPhone tips: 3D Touch explained

What is 3D Touch?

One of Apple's latest innovations, 3D Touch changes, the way you interact with your device.

Recovering corrupted photos

Recovering corrupted photos

Recovering corrupted photos

You may be able to recover lost photos from a corrupted SD card.

Mute your iPhone’s calls and texts

Close up of iphone call screen

Mute your iPhone’s calls and texts

The difference between iPhone’s Silent mode and Do Not Disturb mode.

Is the US Govt reading your emails?

Why is the US Government reading your emails?

Is the US Govt reading your emails?

The emails of 280 million people worldwide are being scanned by the US Government.

How an app helped Kay out of a jam

Travel SOS: How TripIt helped Kay out of a jam

How an app helped Kay out of a jam

Kay O’Sullivan recently had her own travel SOS, but this handy app saved her.

Should you post that comment?

Womans hand using phone social media

Should you post that comment?

What should you consider before posting a comment online?

Got something to sell? Try Facebook

selling online usine facebook marketplace

Got something to sell? Try Facebook

Facebook is now taking on eBay and Gumtree with its own Marketplace.

How to spring-clean your inbox

Woman working on laptop at home

How to spring-clean your inbox

Ditch your digital clutter by spring-cleaning your inbox.

Give your smartphone a second life

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Give your smartphone a second life

Your old smartphone or tablet can become a useful gadget around the home.

No phone coverage? No problem

No phone coverage? No problem

No phone coverage? No problem

Could it be that the eternal search for wifi while travelling is about to be ...

Text and take notes hands-free

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Text and take notes hands-free

Give your thumbs a rest with these tricky tech tips.

Is iOS 10 worth the update?

Drew takes you through the features of Apple’s new iOS 10

Is iOS 10 worth the update?

New iPhone and iPad features are now available through Apple’s iOS 10.

Three smartphone keyboards

Using smartphone keyboard app in the car

Three smartphone keyboards

These three keyboard apps will make it easier to type on your smartphone.

Beware this ‘big four’ bank scam

Online banking scam taking Aussies hook, line and sinker

Beware this ‘big four’ bank scam

A sophisticated ‘phishing’ scam is taking Australians hook, line and sinker.

World’s five weirdest gadgets

A man wearing an ostrich pillow a bizzare weird gadget

World’s five weirdest gadgets

Some of these gadgets are so strange you wouldn’t believe they were actually made.

Best free apps for home workouts

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Best free apps for home workouts

Here are five great free apps to get you moving and stay motivated.

New iPhone revealed

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus new features revealed

New iPhone revealed

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last night.

The death of VHS

Stack of old VHS and casette tapes

The death of VHS

The last remaining manufacturer of VCR players has now ceased production.

Six little-known iPad tricks

Master your iPad with these six little-known iPad tricks

Six little-known iPad tricks

Show your iPad who’s boss with these six little-known iPad tricks.

How to spot a credit card skimmer

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How to spot a credit card skimmer

Discover how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers.

How to make Facebook group chats

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How to make Facebook group chats

Find out how you can chat with a group of your Facebook friends in one ...

Learning a language online

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Learning a language online

It’s never been so easy or convenient to learn another language.

Census back online after bungle

Who’s to blame for the bungled Census?

Census back online after bungle

The Census is back online after a 48-hour shutdown.

What is Fetch TV?

What is Fetch TV?

What is Fetch TV?

Record live TV, use streaming services and watch pay TV with just one device.

Pensioners left on Census hold

man on the phone calling for Census form

Pensioners left on Census hold

Will you receive your Census forms on time?

How to listen to podcasts

How to listen to podcasts

How to listen to podcasts

You may have heard of podcasts, but do you know how to find them?

Increase your phone’s photo storage

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Increase your phone’s photo storage

This handy app can increase your phone’s photo storage space by seven times.

Pay-as-you-go roadside assistance

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Pay-as-you-go roadside assistance

A new pay-as-you-go roadside assistance app could save your day and will save you money.

Pokemon GO explained

What is Pokemon GO and why is it so popular?

Pokemon GO explained

What is this new game and why is it stopping traffic?

The death of (actual) conversation

Funny illustration showing the death of conversation

The death of (actual) conversation

For better or for worse, smartphones have changed the way we communicate.

Time for a digital detox?

Do you need to do a digital detox?

Time for a digital detox?

Do you twitch at the thought of losing your phone? Spend hours staring at a ...

How to lodge your tax online

How to lodge your tax return online with myTax

How to lodge your tax online

Do you pay for an accountant to do your taxes? Why not try myTax – ...

15 simple Word shortcuts

15 simple Word shortcuts

15 simple Word shortcuts

Here are 15 simple Microsoft Word shortcuts to make you more proficient.

Keeping in contact while travelling

The best way to keep in contact while travelling

Keeping in contact while travelling

We take you through the best tech options for keeping in touch while travelling.

ASIC forces telco to refund millions

ASIC forcing Optus to pay back $2.4 million to around 175,000 customers

ASIC forces telco to refund millions

A breach of trust by a major telco will mean it now has to refund ...

Telstra outages not good enough

Telstra outages not good enough

Telstra outages not good enough

CHOICE claims Telstra customers should be allowed to break fixed contracts

How to create a shortcut or alias

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How to create a shortcut or alias

Creating shortcuts or aliases means you can find computer files in no time at all.

How to make your phone read to you

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How to make your phone read to you

For those who find screens difficult to read, here’s a tip to make your phone ...

Five ways to reduce computing costs

Five ways to reduce computing costs

Five ways to reduce computing costs

We share five ways you can save when using technology.

How to follow someone on Twitter

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How to follow someone on Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular social networks, full of short and snappy tweets.

Free apps to reduce eyestrain

Free apps to reduce eyestrain

Free apps to reduce eyestrain

Seven free apps and tips to help prevent or reduce digital eyestrain.

Taking travel photos – what to use?

Taking travel photos – what to use?

Taking travel photos – what to use?

Do you still need to take a camera when travelling? Or are smartphones now enough?

Is the password dead?

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Is the password dead?

Google is testing new alternatives to passwords and hopes to kill them off by the ...

How to use iPhone panorama mode

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How to use iPhone panorama mode

Here’s how to make use of the iPhone’s panorama function.

Are you addicted to Facebook?

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Are you addicted to Facebook?

Have you ever wondered if you’re addicted to Facebook? Why not find out?

Three best tech ‘how-to’ websites

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Three best tech ‘how-to’ websites

DIY tech support with these top tech tips websites.

DIY inflight entertainment

DIY inflight entertainment

DIY inflight entertainment

Here’s how to create your own inflight entertainment for your next trip.

Top five gadgets of 2016

Top five gadgets of 2016

Top five gadgets of 2016

Here are five of the best gadgets for 2016. Do any entice you?

App of the month: May 2016

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App of the month: May 2016

When it comes to hacking, smartphones are ripe for the picking. Here’s how to protect ...

Make room on your phone for travel

Make room on your phone for travel

Make room on your phone for travel

Here are five simple ways to make space on your phone before your next holiday.

Police warn of new SMS scam

Laptop screen warning of a scam

Police warn of new SMS scam

Police are warning of a speeding-ticket SMS scam that has been circulating recently.

Extend your laptop’s battery life

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Extend your laptop’s battery life

Five tips for extending the life of your laptop battery.

How to use Spotlight Search

How to use Spotlight Search

How to use Spotlight Search

Searching for something on your smartphone or tablet? Learn how to do it quickly.

Tech Q&A: Android noise cancelling

Senior man tries to activate noise cancelling on his android smartphone

Tech Q&A: Android noise cancelling

Fred wrote in recently asking if it’s possible to cancel background noise on his Android ...

Three new iOS 9.3 iPhone features

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Three new iOS 9.3 iPhone features

Here are three new iOS 9.3 features that make your iPhone even better.

Five things your phone has replaced

Five things your phone has replaced

Five things your phone has replaced

Imagine the load you’d bear if you had to carry around all that your smartphone ...

How to set your browser home page

Mature happy woman at table using laptop and drinking tea

How to set your browser home page

Discover how to set your favourite website as your browser’s default home page.

How to answer calls with a text

How to answer calls with a text

How to answer calls with a text

How to set up custom text messages that you can use to respond to calls ...

Your technology glossary

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Your technology glossary

This easy-to-understand glossary of technology terms covers everything from A to Z.

Posting iPhone photos on Facebook

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Posting iPhone photos on Facebook

Here are two simple ways upload photos to Facebook from your Apple devices.

TV host blasts PM over NBN

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TV host blasts PM over NBN

Slow internet is annoying but is it really worth getting angry about?

Extend the life of your smartphone

Extend the life of your smartphone

Extend the life of your smartphone

These five tips will extend the life of your phone and keep money in your ...

How to share online content

How to share online content

How to share online content

Sharing web content with your loved ones is as easy as a tap and a ...

Top tech habits you should break

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Top tech habits you should break

Breaking these few bad tech habits will help keep you safe online.

What is Apple TV?

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What is Apple TV?

We explain Apple TV – the nifty media-streaming service in a box.

How robots could take over the world

How robots could take over the world

How robots could take over the world

Can we control artificial intelligence when it gets smarter than us?

The future of cruising’s looking virtual

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The future of cruising’s looking virtual

There’s a new way to book your next cruise.

Best apps for easy travel

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Best apps for easy travel

Here few of the best travel apps that will actually prove useful on your next ...

How to better organise your apps

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How to better organise your apps

Is it time to organise your smartphone apps? Well we know just how to do ...

Aussie mobile banking scam

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Aussie mobile banking scam

A new scam has been detected that targets users of Aussie mobile banking apps.

How to share your location

How to share your location

How to share your location

Here are three great ways to help you keep track of your family and friends.

Awesome apps for forgetful people

Awesome apps for forgetful people

Awesome apps for forgetful people

These apps are ideal for anyone who has trouble remembering all life’s little things.

Tech to help you sleep better

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Tech to help you sleep better

These revolutionary gadgets can help you get a better night’s sleep.

Enhance your retirement with social media

Enhance your retirement with social media

Enhance your retirement with social media

More and more older Australians are using social media to enhance their retirement.

How to use ‘Find My iPhone’

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How to use ‘Find My iPhone’

Discover how to use Apple’s handy ‘Find My iPhone’ feature to track your missing device.

New sophisticated SMS banking scam

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New sophisticated SMS banking scam

Mobile phone users are being warned of a highly sophisticated SMS phishing scam.

How to stop Centrelink tracking you

How to stop Centrelink tracking you on social media

How to stop Centrelink tracking you

Drew explains how to boost your privacy settings on social media.

Translation, there’s an app for that

FlashSticks App: translation at the touch of your thumb

Translation, there’s an app for that

Travelling overseas? Here’s the one translation tool you need to take with you.

App of the month February 2016

App of the month doctor checks a mole for skin cancer

App of the month February 2016

Keeping your moles under control and your calorie intake in check has never been easier.

Emoji your messages

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Emoji your messages

Here are 10 fun emojis that will perfectly illustrate your messages.

Would you like to talk to your dog?

A trustworthy guide dog leads its master

Would you like to talk to your dog?

New experimental technology means we may soon have the ability to converse with canines.

The worst passwords of 2015

SplashData has revealed its 2015 list of the worst passwords

The worst passwords of 2015

SplashData has released its annual ‘Worst Passwords List’ for 2015.

Set up a medical ID on your phone

How to set up a medical ID on your phone in case of emergency

Set up a medical ID on your phone

We show you how to set up a medical ID on your phone, in case ...

How to sell your old smartphone

A smartphone with money coming out of it as it is sold

How to sell your old smartphone

You could make some extra money by selling your old smartphone or tablet.

Lifesaving gadgets of the future

Lifesaving gadgets of the not-too-distant future

Lifesaving gadgets of the future

Could everyday technology be used to save your life?

Five best new gadgets from CES

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Five best new gadgets from CES

CES is now over so we’ve rounded up the best new gadgets for the year.

Constant emails increasing stress

Constant emails increasing stress

Constant emails increasing stress

Leaving email on all day and checking emails out of the office contribute to stress.

Six scams to watch out for in 2016

Hacker sits behind a computer running scams

Six scams to watch out for in 2016

Keep an eye out for the latest scams to stay safe.

What you googled in 2015

Google reveals the top searches and trends for 2015

What you googled in 2015

Find out what the top searches, trends and more were in Australia for 2015.

Having fun with family photos

Having fun with family photos

Having fun with family photos

Our fun tips for family photos will really put a smile on your face.

Ten microwave tips and tricks

Ten tips and tricks to help you master your microwave

Ten microwave tips and tricks

They are fickle machines but these tips and tricks will help you to master your ...

Taking better photos in low light

Taking better photos in low light

Taking better photos in low light

Take the perfect lowlight smartphone photo every time.

Five tech myths busted

Five tech myths busted

Five tech myths busted

These tech myths are often employed by salespeople to convince you to spend more money.

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

These new keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 will help you master the new operating system.

App of the month roundup

App of the month roundup

App of the month roundup

Discover the best apps of the year for iPhone, iPad and Android.

The evolution of language online

The evolution of language online

The evolution of language online

How words, such as ‘cloud’ and ‘troll’, mean something different online.

Tips for travelling with technology

Tips for travelling with technology

Tips for travelling with technology

Technology can make travelling simple and enjoyable, but it can also make it frustrating.

The truth about boomers and the internet

The Truth About Boomers and the Internet

The truth about boomers and the internet

The results of a recent survey of over 4,000 baby boomers may surprise you!

The attack on Mac

The attack on Mac

The attack on Mac

Malware threats and viruses targeting Apple Mac computers are at an all-time high.

Cybercrime affects one in four

Cybercrime affects one in four

Cybercrime affects one in four

One in four Australians now claim to be the victim of identity theft or fraud.

App of the month November

App of the month November

App of the month November

Bring out the DIY-er inside you and find the cheapest flights.

How will you look in the future?

How will you look in the future?

How will you look in the future?

These fun apps can show you how well your face will (or won’t!) age in ...

How to get free ebooks daily

How to get free ebooks daily

How to get free ebooks daily

If you find yourself constantly running out of ebooks to read, this website may help. ...

Apple Pay is on the way

Apple Pay is on the way

Apple Pay is on the way

Apple Pay is finally set to launch in Australia this year, but is this good ...

Top features for iOS 9

Top features for iOS 9

Top features for iOS 9

This video highlights some of the new features in Apple's iOS 9

The benefits of a digital detox

The benefits of a digital detox

The benefits of a digital detox

Leon discusses the benefits of taking a break from technology.

App of the month October

App of the month October

App of the month October

Read an innovative new novel in app form and get motivated to learn some new ...

Time to upgrade your smartphone?

Time to upgrade your smartphone?

Time to upgrade your smartphone?

If you’re lucky, upgrading might not cost you as much as you would think.

Store your photos online for free

Store your photos online for free

Store your photos online for free

Here are three of the best free cloud storage services to consider.

iOS 9 slow on older devices

iOS 9 slow on older devices

iOS 9 slow on older devices

Users are reporting that their Apple devices are running significantly slower on iOS 9.

Stay safe when using email

Stay safe when using email

Stay safe when using email

Follow our simple steps to protect your online privacy.

Is Windows 10 spying on you?

Is Windows 10 spying on you?

Is Windows 10 spying on you?

Windows 10 is recording every single key you press on your computer.

Five best Windows 10 features

Five best Windows 10 features

Five best Windows 10 features

Have you recently upgraded to Windows 10? Or do you need a little more motivating?

Five handy Facebook features

Five handy Facebook features

Five handy Facebook features

Improve your Facebook experience with these handy little-known features.

App of the month September 2015

App of the month September

App of the month September 2015

Tour the world from your smartphone and unlock the key to hundreds of free apps ...

Be protected when using public wifi

Be protected when using public wifi

Be protected when using public wifi

Protect your data when using public wifi with these internet security suggestions.

Light bulb guide

Light bulb guide

Light bulb guide

Do you feel like you’ve been left in the dark when it comes to new ...

Hide your browser history

Hide your browser history

Hide your browser history

Find out how to delete your browser history and keep your online footprints to yourself. ...

NBN cost blowout

NBN cost blowout

NBN cost blowout

The National Broadband Network (NBN) will need an additional $8 billion in funding.

App of the month August

App of the month August

App of the month August

Rustle up a meal and find the perfect match for your dog with these free ...

Five best boardgame apps

Five best boardgame apps

Five best boardgame apps

We take a look at some of our favourite boardgames that have been converted into ...

Shred your sensitive files

Shred your sensitive files

Shred your sensitive files

Delete files permanently, so they don’t fall into the wrong hands.

Unlimited free photo storage

Unlimited free photo storage

Unlimited free photo storage

Backup and protect your cherished photos forever with Google’s new photo app.

New Windows ransomware scam

New Windows ransomware scam

New Windows ransomware scam

A new scam is preying on unwary Microsoft users who eagerly await their Windows 10 ...

Using apps to practice mindfulness

Using apps to practice mindfulness

Using apps to practice mindfulness

These mindfulness apps will provide virtual instructions on how to relax and unwind.

Headphone buying guide

Headphone buying guide

Headphone buying guide

Find the perfect headphones for you, within your budget.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

Are you thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 but unsure if it’s worth it?

Scam puts smartphone users at risk

Scam puts smartphone users at risk

Scam puts smartphone users at risk

Scam risk for 95 per cent of Android users.

Top five smart home products

Top five smart home products

Top five smart home products

Would you consider using any of these futuristic products?

App of the month July

App of the month July

App of the month July

Keep your brain active with this great trivia app and save data with a lightweight ...

Technology for safer driving

Technology for safer driving

Technology for safer driving

These clever technologies are designed to help you stay safe on the road.

How to make Siri work for you

How to make Siri work for you

How to make Siri work for you

Get the most out of (or just have some fun with) your iPhone’s or iPad’s ...

Record video calls

Record video calls

Record video calls

How to communicate with friends and family overseas via online video calls.

Apple Music free trial

Apple Music free trial

Apple Music free trial

Apple’s music streaming service is now available. Find out how to explore 30 million songs.

Internet prices to fall

Internet prices to fall

Internet prices to fall

An ACCC draft decision may see internet prices fall for millions of Australian internet users.

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Research reveals cash will become obsolete within the next five to 10 years.

Which phone plan is for you?

Which phone plan is for you?

Which phone plan is for you?

Learn about the differences between pre-paid, post-paid and month-by-month plans.

New copyright Bill passes Senate

New copyright Bill passes Senate

New copyright Bill passes Senate

New copyright laws may see information censored, along with illegal content.

App of the month June

App of the month June

App of the month June

Learn how you can have a better nights’ sleep and never forget to take a ...

Apple unveils iOS 9

Apple unveils iOS 9

Apple unveils iOS 9

Get up to speed on all the new features and find out if your device ...

Silicon Valley’s oldest worker

Silicon Valley’s oldest worker

Silicon Valley’s oldest worker

Barbara Beskind is a 91-year-old inventor who has landed her dream job after 80 years.

Your job may be automated by 2025

Your job may be automated by 2025

Your job may be automated by 2025

Around 40 per cent of Australian jobs could be replaced by technology by 2025.

How to sell your vinyl online

How to sell your vinyl online

How to sell your vinyl online

Vinyl records are making a comeback, with sales the highest they’ve been for 20 years.

Skype Translator available for free

Skype Translator available for free

Skype Translator available for free

Video call non-English speakers and communicate in real time.

Can music be used to heal?

Can music be used to heal?

Can music be used to heal?

The Sync Project is helping scientists learn about the body's response to music.

How to use Skype

How to use Skype

How to use Skype

Your guide on how to use Skype.

New email scam

New email scam

New email scam

One of our members was recently caught off guard by a new email scam.

Instagram filters explained

Instagram filters explained

Instagram filters explained

Knowing when to use the right Instagram filter can turn your photo into a work ...

The future of technology

The future of technology

The future of technology

Microsoft has unveiled its newest technology, the HoloLens, at the Build 2015 conference.

App of the month May

App of the month May

App of the month May

Handwrite on your smartphone and challenge your friends in this classic app.

Aussies lose $80 million to scams

Aussies lose $80 million to scams

Aussies lose $80 million to scams

Australians aged 45 and over accounted for 68 per cent of money lost to scams ...

Google Ads explained

Google Ads explained

Google Ads explained

Wayne is concerned about online ads tracking his web browsing.

The ultimate city guide apps

The ultimate city guide apps

The ultimate city guide apps

Find out the best businesses in town with these handy apps.

Would you be happier without Facebook?

Would you be happier without Facebook?

Would you be happier without Facebook?

The Happiness Research Institute in Denmark decided to put this question to the test.

How to take the perfect selfie

How to take the perfect selfie

How to take the perfect selfie

Want to know how to take the perfect selfie? These handy tips should help you ...

How to vignette your photos

How to vignette your photos

How to vignette your photos

We show you how to vignette your photos, to give you a dramatic feel to ...

Slo-Mo video on your iPhone

Slo-Mo video on your iPhone

Slo-Mo video on your iPhone

We show you how to capture slow-motion video on your iPhone.

How to sepia tone your photos

How to sepia tone your photos

How to sepia tone your photos

We show you how to apply a sepia tone to your photos using a free ...

Viruses and malware explained

Viruses and malware explained

Viruses and malware explained

This simple guide will help you understand malware and viruses in all their forms.

How to monitor your data usage

How to monitor your data usage

How to monitor your data usage

Annie is having trouble keeping below her smartphone data limit.

Email in real life

Email in real life

Email in real life

Everyone has bad email habits, but how annoying are yours?

Apps of the month April

Apps of the month April

Apps of the month April

Get the best Australian weather app available, and convert your iPhone into a hearing aid.

Aussie identity theft hits 772,000

Aussie identity theft hits 772,000

Aussie identity theft hits 772,000

Over the past 12 months 772,000 Australians have fallen victim to identify theft.

Get to know these internet phrases

Get to know these internet phrases

Get to know these internet phrases

A few of the most common internet phrases and what they mean.

Worldwide phone SIM card hack

Worldwide phone SIM card hack

Worldwide phone SIM card hack

Encryption keys, allowing access to millions of phones worldwide, have been stolen.

Five best everyday inventions

Five best everyday inventions

Five best everyday inventions

Five everyday inventions without which modern life wouldn't be the same.

Ten best security websites

Ten best security websites

Ten best security websites

Drew shares the ten best security websites to help you stay safe online.

Apple Watch available in April

Apple Watch available in April

Apple Watch available in April

The Apple Watch will be available in Australia from April 2015.

Samsung’s TVs are listening-in

Samsung’s TVs are listening-in

Samsung’s TVs are listening-in

Samsung’s Smart TVs can listen to, record and send private conversations to a third party.

YourLifeChoices simplifying technology series

YourLifeChoices simplifying technology series

YourLifeChoices simplifying technology series

Anne Rady will help you to make the most of your technology.

Robots run new Japanese hotel

Robots run new Japanese hotel

Robots run new Japanese hotel

Japan’s Henn-na hotel, will be almost completely run by ‘actroid’ androids.

TrackR Bravo item-tracking device

TrackR Bravo item-tracking device

TrackR Bravo item-tracking device

Never misplace your keys, wallet or valuables again with TrackR Bravo

Three best gadgets of 2015

Three best gadgets of 2015

Three best gadgets of 2015

With the new year now arrived, why not check out our three best gadgets of ...

How to use FaceTime

Happy couple wave to their friends using FaceTime

How to use FaceTime

If you've got an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you can make free video calls.

Tech gifts under $100

Tech gifts under $100

Tech gifts under $100

Christmas tech gifts between $15 and $100

NBN announces new rollout plans

NBN announces new rollout plans

NBN announces new rollout plans

NBN Co has announced the next stage of the controversial broadband network.

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Online shopping may save you a headache during this silly season.

Introducing Windows 10

Introducing Windows 10

Introducing Windows 10

With Windows 10, Microsoft has revolutionised the way you’ll use your computer from now on.

Drew reviews Dragon's software

Intuitive voice recognition software

Drew reviews Dragon's software

You can now control your whole computer via voice commands, as well as produce documents ...

Should you upgrade to iOS 8.0.2?

Should you upgrade to iOS 8.0.2?

Should you upgrade to iOS 8.0.2?

Apple’s updated iOS 8 has its fair share of problems. So, is it worth upgrading?

iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launched

iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launched

iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launched

Apple launched two new iPhones and a brand new smartwatch at an event on Tuesday. ...

Queen hates selfies

Queen hates selfies

Queen hates selfies

The Queen is said to find it “strange” that she sees nothing but the back ...

Five best apps for easier travel

Five best apps for easier travel

Five best apps for easier travel

Discover the five best apps to simplify your travel experience.

Cyber attacks could shutdown cities

Cyber attacks could shutdown cities

Cyber attacks could shutdown cities

A new CSIRO report warns that the dangers of cyber attacks are being greatly overlooked ...

Review: Simple senior friendly phone

Review: Simple senior friendly phone

Review: Simple senior friendly phone

Drew reviews the newest senior friendly mobile phone on the market.

Five tips for buying a computer

Five tips for buying a computer

Five tips for buying a computer

Drew explains what you need to know to get the best product at the right ...

Understanding acronyms

Understanding acronyms

Understanding acronyms

Drew shares commonly used text chat acronyms and what they mean.

Set your homepage

Set your internet homepage

Set your homepage

Drew explains how to reset your homepage in four different browsers

Protect your smartphone

Protect your smartphone

Protect your smartphone

Take care of your smartphone with these three protection tips.

Is your smartphone being tracked?

Is your smartphone being tracked?

Is your smartphone being tracked?

New spy software could allow your partner to record all your smartphone activity.

Google’s $50 smartphone

Google’s $50 smartphone.

Google’s $50 smartphone

The world’s first modular smartphone for just $50.

Get the new Google Maps

Get the new Google Maps

Get the new Google Maps

Google Maps’ most recent update brings numerous new features.

Great Gadget: Chromecast

Great Gadget: Chromecast

Great Gadget: Chromecast

Google’s new streaming gadget is on the way.

Gmail users MUST opt out

Gmail users MUST opt out

Gmail users MUST opt out

Any Google+ user can email your Gmail account if you don’t opt out of this ...

Three tech-savvy ways to pay tribute

Three tech-savvy ways to pay tribute

Three tech-savvy ways to pay tribute

Here are three ideas to get your creative muscles working.

Great gadget: dual-screen phone

Great gadget: dual-screen phone

Great gadget: dual-screen phone

Russia enters the smartphone race with a dual-screened smartphone.

What is cloud computing?

What is cloud computing?

What is cloud computing?

Tech expert Drew Patchell explains what cloud computing is and how it can help you.

Keep your smart device charged

Keep your smart device charged

Keep your smart device charged

Drew explains how a battery case can keep your device charged.

Ten top keyboard shortcuts

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Ten top keyboard shortcuts

Top ten keyboard shortcuts for PC and Mac which are guaranteed to save you hours

Getting started with Bitstrips

Getting started with Bitstrips

Getting started with Bitstrips

Create one-panel digital cartoons with your friends on Facebook through Bitstrips.

New iPads coming for Christmas

New iPads coming for Christmas

New iPads coming for Christmas

Apple has announced the new iPad Air and iPad Mini models.

Support ceases for Windows XP

Support ceases for Windows XP

Support ceases for Windows XP

Bill is concerned that he could fall foul to hackers with security updates ceasing.

Remote desktop on smart devices

Remote desktop on smart devices

Remote desktop on smart devices

Access your PC through your smart device with this new App from Microsoft.

Google Chromebook 11 Review

Google Chromebook 11 Review

Google Chromebook 11 Review

The Chromebook 11 is an affordable laptop for the beginner computer user.

iPad 5 to be announced

iPad 5 to be announced

iPad 5 to be announced

Apple is expected to announce the new iPad 5 at an invitation-only event.

Backing up explained

Backing up explained

Backing up explained

Rachel explains the best methods of backing up and sharing your data.

Wake up Australia

Wake up Australia

Wake up Australia

Report from the Istanbul Initiative on Ageing 4–6 October

What Google can do for you

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What Google can do for you

Offering translation services, videos, news, email, website analytics and much more

Hearing and technology

Hearing and technology

Hearing and technology

Technology can help your hearing in a range of ways. Find out what’s on offer.

Government data requests increase

Government data requests increase

Government data requests increase

Should you be worried about the government snooping through your emails?

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Jacqui needs help finding a pensioner friendly prepaid mobile plan.

New Facebook shared photo albums

New Facebook shared photo albums

New Facebook shared photo albums

Facebook’s newest feature will allow users to contribute to a shared photo album.

Google tour guide in your pocket

Google tour guide in your pocket

Google tour guide in your pocket

Field Trip can serve as an automated tour guide in any city on Google Glass.

Keep your data limit

Keep your data limit

Keep your data limit

A quick phone call may be all it takes to get you more data for ...

New iPhone expected for September

New iPhone expected for September

New iPhone expected for September

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 5s at an event on 10 September.

Locate your missing Android device

Locate your missing Android device

Locate your missing Android device

Google now helps you find your missing Android device with ease.

Vodafone $5 a day roaming plan

Vodafone $5 a day roaming plan

Vodafone $5 a day roaming plan

Vodafone is giving its customers the ability to use their local plan overseas.

Shopping scams rise 65 per cent

Shopping scams rise 65 per cent

Shopping scams rise 65 per cent

The ACCC has reported a 65 per cent rise in online shopping scams.

Smartphone watches on the horizon

Smartphone watches on the horizon

Smartphone watches on the horizon

Is the smartwatch a necessary device or just a waste of money?

Gmail changes your inbox again

Gmail changes your inbox again

Gmail changes your inbox again

Are the latest changes to Gmail user friendly, or simply a money grab by Google?

Email scam warning

Email scam warning

Email scam warning

An increasing number of Australians fall victim to scam emails every year

Techie health checks

Techie health checks

Techie health checks

These techie health checks will help to keep your technology running as new

Managing internet bookmarks

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Managing internet bookmarks

Drew explains how George can delete the current bookmarks and add his favourites.

What’s in a Smart Home?

What’s in a Smart Home?

What’s in a Smart Home?

Do you actually know what technology is involved in a smart home?

Google Wallet

Google Wallet

Google Wallet

A new online payment system with free money transfers.

Increased Outlook security

Increased Outlook security

Increased Outlook security

Drew explains how to setup Outlook’s new ‘must use’ security feature.

Google Glass revealed

Google Glass revealed

Google Glass revealed

Google has started to ship their highly anticipated Google Glass devices.

The new Facebook Timeline

The new Facebook Timeline

The new Facebook Timeline

Drew explains how to customise your new Timeline

Bigger smartphones on the way

Bigger smartphones on the way

Bigger smartphones on the way

Recent trends have seen bigger and more powerful devices favoured

Do I need a camera?

Do I need a camera?

Do I need a camera?

Should Brenda buy a new camera or will her iPhone do the trick?

Windows Task Manager shortcut

Windows Task Manager shortcut

Windows Task Manager shortcut

Drew shares the new shortcut for opening Task Manager on your PC

Facebook adds Interest Lists

Facebook adds Interest Lists

Facebook adds Interest Lists

The best feature inclusion since the ‘Like’ button

Gmail change angers users

Gmail change angers users

Gmail change angers users

Gmail has revamped the way in which users write emails

Best internet browsers

Best internet browsers

Best internet browsers

Drew explains why you should consider changing browsers.

Urgent: update your iPhone

Urgent: update your iPhone

Urgent: update your iPhone

iPhone users have recently been excessively charged for data downloads

How to increase your wifi signal with tinfoil

How to increase your wifi signal with tinfoil

How to increase your wifi signal with tinfoil

Watch this video and learn how to double your wifi range for less than $1 ...

3D printers show endless potential

3D printers show endless potential

3D printers show endless potential

Could this be the greatest invention of the 21st century?

Hashtags coming to Facebook

Hashtags coming to Facebook

Hashtags coming to Facebook

If you believe the rumour mill, hashtags are just around the corner.

Google indoor maps

Google indoor maps

Google indoor maps

Google has launched indoor maps for 200 locations across the country.

Five best gadgets of 2013

Five best gadgets of 2013

Five best gadgets of 2013

Lock your doors remotely, cut your energy bill and record video with your glasses

Telcos on notice

Telcos on notice

Telcos on notice

New rules to clear up comparison misinformation for consumers.

Three ways to speed up your computer

Three ways to speed up your computer

Three ways to speed up your computer

Drew shares three guides to help clean up your computer and increase its performance ...

Hotmail switches to Outlook

Hotmail switches to Outlook

Hotmail switches to Outlook

Drew explains what this means and shares some handy shortcuts.

How to video chat

How to video chat

How to video chat

Drew explains how to lower your communication costs by using video chat

Are Australians being overcharged?

Are Australians being overcharged?

Are Australians being overcharged?

There is An ongoing IT pricing inquiry into the high price of technological goods in ...

Chain email warning

Chain email warning

Chain email warning

Drew explains why it is a bad idea to return junk mail using postage-paid envelopes

Telcos’ prepaid data swindle

Telcos’ prepaid data swindle

Telcos’ prepaid data swindle

Drew explains what the data swindle means and which providers to avoid

Silver sexters get flirty

Silver sexters get flirty

Silver sexters get flirty

Would you be comfortable getting flirty by text? It seems that the over 50s aren’t ...

Upgrading your smartphone

Upgrading your smartphone

Upgrading your smartphone

Drew explains how you may be entitled to a free upgrade to an iPhone 5

Review your plan and save

Review your plan and save

Review your plan and save

One simple phone call to your internet service provider or mobile internet provider could save ...

Best mobile phone plans

Best mobile phone plans

Best mobile phone plans

Choosing a mobile plan is simple with some of the best mobile phone plans available ...

Free smartphone antivirus app

Free smartphone antivirus app

Free smartphone antivirus app

Protect yourself with a free smartphone virus protector

What is an App?

What is an App?

What is an App?

App, short for application, is now such a commonplace term that there is an assumption ...

Who uses Apps?

Who uses Apps?

Who uses Apps?

If you’re not sure if you’re the kind of person who may use an App, ...

Why bother with an app?

Why bother with an app?

Why bother with an app?

When you can access just about any website from your phone or tablet, why would ...

Free e-books

Free e-books

Free e-books

E-book readers continue to be one of the most popular buys for tech savvy Australians, ...

Backing up your iPhone/iPad

Backing up your iPhone/iPad

Backing up your iPhone/iPad

Drew explains how to back up your contacts, photos and purchased apps.

Worst passwords of 2012

Worst passwords of 2012

Worst passwords of 2012

The annual list of the most common passwords used on the internet

14th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors

14th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors

14th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors

Drop in for two days of learning and sharing ideas with like-minded people

4G wifi devices

4G wifi devices

4G wifi devices

Drew explains where 4G coverage is currently available and how much a connection will cost.

Increase text size

Increase text size

Increase text size

Drew explains how to increase the text size on any website.

Should I replace my PC with an iPad?

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Should I replace my PC with an iPad?

YOURLifeChoices answers subscriber Joyce’s question on whether an iPad is an effective ...

Shock changes to Microsoft Windows

Shock changes to Microsoft Windows

Shock changes to Microsoft Windows

Microsoft is set to shake up the computer industry on Friday

Stop your iPhone tracking you

Stop your iPhone tracking you

Stop your iPhone tracking you

Drew explains how to find the hidden button and stop Apple from tracking your every ...

Staying relevant

Staying relevant

Staying relevant

Susan Moir explains how you can painlessly conquer new technology.

‘Friend scam’ warning

‘Friend scam’ warning

‘Friend scam’ warning

One of the most successful, and largest growing, scams to hit Australia is the ‘friend ...

From movies to reality

From movies to reality

From movies to reality

If we believe what we see in the movies, then 2012 is the year we ...

How to fix your own computer

How to fix your own computer

How to fix your own computer

Drew Patchell explains how to find a quick fix to your computer problems without having ...

Free iPhone map apps

Free iPhone map apps

Free iPhone map apps

Drew reviews three free mapping alternatives for your iPhone to get you back on the ...

No consent needed for NBN

No consent needed for NBN

No consent needed for NBN

As the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) continues, homeowners no longer have to ...

iPhone 5 – Is it worth upgrading?

iPhone 5 – Is it worth upgrading?

iPhone 5 – Is it worth upgrading?

Drew has weighed up the hype and total market domination hubris with his review.

The 25 worst internet passwords

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The 25 worst internet passwords

Online security experts SplashData has been compiled a list of the most hacked passwords.

Simple mobile phone

Simple mobile phone

Simple mobile phone

YOURLifeChoices member Cathy is looking for a simple pre-paid mobile phone without any ...

Do you practice safe internet?

Do you practice safe internet?

Do you practice safe internet?

Drew explains how to protect your private information and stay protected online.

Keep your smartphone secure

Keeping your smartphone secure

Keep your smartphone secure

Drew explains how to adapt to modern technology and stay safe on your new smartphone ...

Unfollowing on Twitter

Unfollowing on Twitter

Unfollowing on Twitter

Learn to block a follower on Twitter in less time than it takes to read ...

Help fix my Facebook woes

Help fix my Facebook woes

Help fix my Facebook woes

Christine has followed Drew’s defragging advice, but Facebook is playing up on her Mac. Can ...

iPhone home button not working

iPhone home button not working

iPhone home button not working

Drew explains how to work around a stuck iPhone button if you cannot get your ...

Affordable Australian internet alternative

Affordable Australian internet alternative

Affordable Australian internet alternative

Joyce isn't happy about the price she’s being charged by her internet provider

Website gardening

Website gardening

Website gardening

There are many websites around which offer information on different aspects of gardening but which ...

Speed up your computer

Speed up your computer

Speed up your computer

Have you noticed your computer slowing down over the past year? Drew explains how a ...

Changing capital letters to lower case

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Changing capital letters to lower case

Drew shows us how to change full sentences from upper to lower case in the ...

Hotmail changes

Hotmail changes name to outlook and new design

Hotmail changes

Hotmail is changing its name from Hotmail to Outlook and has redesigned the website.

Technology for aged care

Technology for aged care

Technology for aged care

Find out how this technology can help you or your parents remain at home for ...

Microsoft Surface

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Microsoft Surface

A little late to the table, Microsoft has finally revealed its first highly anticipated ...

Never forget your antibiotics again

Never forget your antibiotics again

Never forget your antibiotics again

The NPS has released a new app which will ensure you never forget your antibiotics ...

Vacationing with technology

Vacationing with technology

Vacationing with technology

More people are using technology on holiday than ever before

Mr iPhone’s Holiday

Mr iPhone’s Holiday

Mr iPhone’s Holiday

More people are using the internet to plan holidays than for work

What to do when you lose your phone

What to do when you lose your phone

What to do when you lose your phone

Losing your mobile phone can cost you thousands of dollars

Making the most of your google searches

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Making the most of your google searches

Each year more words get added to the dictionary, but when it comes to terms which are truly synonymous with the 21st century, then ‘Google it’ is surely at the top of the figurative search results. Whenever we are out of answers, we turn to ...

How to get your texts for free

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How to get your texts for free

SMS is fast becoming the preferred means of communication between Australians and with a ...

Handwriting skills on decline

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Handwriting skills on decline

Increased computer use is being blamed for the decline in handwriting skills among secondary ...

Things are getting out of hand

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Things are getting out of hand

The art of handwriting could soon become a relic of the past. Reports this ...

Getting the most out of an app

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Getting the most out of an app

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Barry is enjoying his TuneIn Radio app on ...

What to look for in a smartphone

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What to look for in a smartphone

Webmaster Drew explains the benefits of a smartphone and how to choose one that suits ...

Demystifying YouTube

Demystifying YouTube

Demystifying YouTube

YouTube is one of the biggest community websites on the internet today, and it ...

iHealth

iHealth

iHealth

There are many health-related apps available to you. So what makes iHealth different? Discover ...

Earning from eBay

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Earning from eBay

Trading on the belief that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, online auction ...

Telstra bungle exposes private information of 60,000 customers

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Telstra bungle exposes private information of 60,000 customers

The usernames, passwords, home addresses and full names of 60,000 Telstra bundle customers have ...

Technology on the go

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Technology on the go

Life on the road can be hard, but when you have access to the ...

Top Australian Google Searches of 2011

Top Australian Google Searches of 2011

Top Australian Google Searches of 2011

Earlier this week, Google released a list of the top Australian search results of ...

How eHealth technology works

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How eHealth technology works

The validity of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been hotly debated in government ...

Why do I need an iPad?

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Why do I need an iPad?

An iPad allows you to watch movies, read eBooks, email, search the web and ...

Five ways to save money shopping online

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Five ways to save money shopping online

In these tough economic times, taking your shopping online can result in savings.

SMS Scams

SMS Scams, Technology, Seniors

SMS Scams

Webmaster, Drew, got an SMS on his mobile phone yesterday claiming he had won $120,000 and had to reply to claim it. An obvious scam, which can cost you hundreds of dollars if you reply! Obviously no company in their right mind will SMS you saying ...

Which Mac is right for you

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Which Mac is right for you

Over six percent of Australians have made the jump to Apple Mac computers, and ...

Technology keeps you healthy

Technology keeps you healthy

Technology keeps you healthy

Drew shares three helpful health applications which provide you with useful weight loss information, ...

Protection from power surges

Protection from power surges

Protection from power surges

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Jenny wants to know if her home and contents insurance ...

How much will the new iPhone cost you?

How much will the new iPhone cost you?

How much will the new iPhone cost you?

The iPhone 4S is being released today, and for those eager to be at ...

Steve Jobs - iSad

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Steve Jobs - iSad

Born in San Francisco, California in 1955, Steve Jobs was adopted and raised by ...

Staying in touch while on the road

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Staying in touch while on the road

Q. I am planning a long caravan trip around Australia and want ...

Travel Q&A - Mobile Internet

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Travel Q&A - Mobile Internet

Q. I want to be able to check my emails and research ...

USB hard drive versus flash drive

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USB hard drive versus flash drive

In this day and age we’re flooded with technical jargon, so mixing up your ...

Three future life-changing gadgets

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Three future life-changing gadgets

The world of technology is evolving rapidly. Drew has chosen three life-changing gadgets he ...

Which Travel Technology is right for you?

Which Travel Technology is right for you?

Which Travel Technology is right for you?

The 21 st century holiday mindset has shifted from 'getting away from it ...

Telstra T-Hub

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Telstra T-Hub

This week Webmaster Drew reviews the latest touch-screen home phone which is making life ...

Set-top boxes explained

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Set-top boxes explained

Is the government-funded set-top box really new? The 2011/12 Federal Budget delivered continued funding for the Household Assistance Scheme to provide eligible pensioners with a free set-top box. As this is already in operation, it seems strange that the announcement provoked such political backlash. The Household ...

How to Convert Measurements Online

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How to Convert Measurements Online

It can be frustrating if, when you are shopping online and you find that you cannot calculate the exchange rate and end up spending more than you bargained for. Similarly, when printing out a recipe, if you are working with either the metric or the imperial system and cannot ...

Free find a doctor App

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Free find a doctor App

Yet more proof that smartphones are becoming an essential part of any travel kit is the release of a new iPhone App which enables you to find your nearest GP, anywhere in Australia. Best of all, it’s free. An initiative of the Australian Medical Association Queensland ...

Digital switchover assistance

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Digital switchover assistance

In anticipation of the switchover to digital television, YOURLifeChoices subscriber Terry is ready to install a set top box but wants to know if there is any help with the cost. Q. Terry Could you tell me if Centrelink have a ...

Update your security question

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Update your security question

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Jack wants to know more about the recent increase in hackers targeting security questions and how he can strengthen his security question to prevent theft of information. Q. I have heard that hackers are using users’ security questions to break ...

Where to buy online

Where to buy online

Where to buy online

Just like buying from a retail store, you need to shop around online to find ...

Online shopping security

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Online shopping security

When it comes to shopping online, security is paramount. Whilst it can be enticing to maximise the great discounts which can be found throughout the internet, online scammers can turn your profits into losses if you don’t stay within the boundaries of trusted websites and follow YOURLifeChoices ...

Creating a safe sender in Yahoo Mail

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Creating a safe sender in Yahoo Mail

Recently, YOURLifeChoices received a question regarding our newsletter being sent to the Spam box for yahoo mail accounts. We have come up with a simple guide on how to fix this problem. Q. Hi, Can you explain why emails from you ...

Cleaning your computer

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Cleaning your computer

Keeping your computer clean is the easiest and cheapest way to ensure it runs to its full potential. But just how do you clean those hard-to-reach corners without damaging your computer? Q. Liliana My computer is five years old and I need to ...

Changing your computer to English (Australia)

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Changing your computer to English (Australia)

There is nothing more frustrating than relying on spell check to then realise your document is not set to Australian English rules. Webmaster Drew explains how to ensure you are talking Australian. Open up Microsoft Word Left click on Tools in ...

No place to hide

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No place to hide

Recently a YOURLifeChoices member wrote in telling us about when applying for ...

Internet for Nomads

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Internet for Nomads

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Sally, wants to know her internet options for when she takes to the road in her camper trailer. Q. What is the best way to have internet access while travelling around Australia by camper trailer? A. Sally, ...

Broadband demand exceeds supply

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Broadband demand exceeds supply

Q. Hi everyone, thank you for your newsletter, it is very interesting informative and fun! I live in Hoppers Crossing and we decided to go broadband from dial up, only to be told that there is no room at the exchange! My provider said to ...

Emergency mobile communication

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Emergency mobile communication

Q. Judy I was wondering if there is a product that can be worn by a pensioner in & out of home for emergency calling. My father is 85 and lives alone and there are no relatives living in a close proximity. All family live ...

Mobile phone plans explained

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Mobile phone plans explained

Choosing the wrong mobile phone plan can be a costly error but working your way through the myriad of information available is almost impossible as YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Brian, has found. Q. Brian I have an 80 year old friend who has ...

Checklist for buying a PC

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Checklist for buying a PC

Much emphasis is placed on components, speed and storage when purchasing a computer, but do you really need everything for which you are paying? 1000GB of space, 1024MB ram, NVIDIA GeForce 9800 graphics card. Are you lost? Most computer purchasers pretend to understand what the components of ...

Is wireless worth it?

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Is wireless worth it?

Q. I wonder if Drew could answer the following question - it ...

Should you upgrade or repair your computer?

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Should you upgrade or repair your computer?

When your computers not working as it should be and you don’t have a clue what the problem is, do you call someone in to repair it or do you make the choice to upgrade? Knowing when to cut your loses is an important part of ...

Choosing a GPS

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Choosing a GPS

Webmaster, Drew, helps YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Andrew, understand the benefit of choosing the correct GPS system. Q. Andrew Hi Drew I am not very competent with technology and struggled to use a Traveller brand GPS Navigator the last time I hired ...

Removing unwanted software

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Removing unwanted software

From time to time, we all install software that we think will be great, ...

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