Technology

Whether you're a beginner or technologically advanced, YourLifeChoices Technology page has everything you need to understand and make the most of your computer, smartphone or mobile device. Our Technology News page is updated twice-weekly by our Technology Expert, Drew Patchell. Whether you are looking to set up a social networking page on Facebook, Myspace or Twitter, or just looking find the best broadband or wireless internet deals, Drew can help.

Our tutorials page features answers to all of your computer questions and provides you with the latest hints and tips to update your skills. If you are looking for a senior-friendly mobile phone, something fun on YouTube or a free anti-virus scanner, we have the information you require. 

Online safety is also an important issue and we keep you up-to-date with the latest downloads, anti-virus software and how to avoid scams. We offer short-cut keystrokes if you want to save time and 'how-to' guides for all the best gadgets. And whether you are a Mac or PC fanatic, we answer your questions.

Do you have a technology question you need answered? Just ask Drew.

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Guide to buying second hand

woman is buying second hand and asking questions

Guide to buying second hand

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

Why your fridge shouldn’t be level

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Why your fridge shouldn’t be level

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

Recovering corrupted photos

Recovering corrupted photos

Recovering corrupted photos

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

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.

Time for a digital detox?

Do you need to do a digital detox?

Time for a digital detox?

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10 tech tips you didn’t know

10 tech tips you didn’t know

10 tech tips you didn’t know

Using your digital devices is so much easier with our 10 clever tech tips.

Computers

How to spring-clean your inbox

Ditch your digital clutter by spring-cleaning your inbox.

Eliminate emails

How to create a shortcut or alias

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

Find files faster

Five ways to reduce computing costs

We share five ways you can save when using technology.

Start saving now

Gadgets

Dating on a plane

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

Mile high matchmaker

The must-have phone accessory

No-one wants to draw the short straw of sitting on the beach minding the bags.

Sink or swim?

Great gadget: Soi handbag light

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

Light up your life

Phones

Five secret iPhone codes

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

Insider’s tips

Make your battery last longer

Anne Rady shares a few simple tips that will help you stretch your battery to its limits.

Battery tips and tricks

The cheat’s guide to using Siri

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

“Hey Siri, it’s me”

Internet

Streaming devices explained

Here are four TV streaming devices worth considering.

Endless entertainment

How to make your email hack-proof

Secure your email account from hackers with two easy steps.

Safety online

Streaming for beginners

Want more video and television content? You can with our simple guide to streaming.

Get streaming

Social Networking

Five best websites to make friends

Five websites for meeting new people and staying connected.

Find new friends

Make Facebook’s app less intrusive

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

Less Facebook time

Should you post that comment?

What should you consider before posting a comment online?

Online etiquette

Software & Downloads

How to manage your iPad downloads

Find out how to free up some storage space on your iPhone or iPad.

Essential tech tips

App of the month: September

Gain access to university lectures and transform your photos into beautiful paintings.

Free apps

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

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

Make the right choice

Online Shopping

How to sell online

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

eBay vs Gumtree

Nine websites that help you save

These nine online shopping websites will help get you get more for less.

Savvy online shopping

How to get free return shipping

The cost of return shipping stops lots of people from shopping online.

Shop with confidence

Safety Online

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Australian smartphone and tablet users need to more vigilant.

Cybersecurity

Email scam hits Qantas customers

Qantas customers are the latest targets of a “sophisticated” email scam.

Don’t be fooled

The 25 worst passwords of 2016

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

Get password savvy

Technology News

New gadget to help the blind

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

Confidence for the blind

Should you get a tablet or a laptop?

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

Which is better?

Go places you’ve never been before

What if you could travel the world without taking a holiday?

Armchair travelling

Technology Q&A

Should I turn off my tech?

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

Switching off

Recovering deleted emails in Outlook

Patricia has accidentally deleted an important email and she needs to recover it.

Back from the trash

Extend your mobile ring duration

Drew explains how to extend your mobile ring duration.

Stop missing calls

News

Facebook cheat sheet

Waste your time more efficiently with our Facebook cheat sheet.

Time better spent

The Apple iPhone X is coming

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

Smartphone upgrades

Pain-free customer service calls

Make frustrating customer service calls a lot less painful with this simple tip.

Help them to help you

FunOnTheGo App

What is an App?

App, short for application, is now such a commonplace term that there is an assumption everyone knows what one is. If you’re unsure, Rachel has a simple explanation.

What is an App?

Who uses Apps?

If you’re not sure if you’re the kind of person who may use an App, perhaps you need some suggestions on what kind of Apps are available.

Who uses Apps?

Why bother with an app?

When you can access just about any website from your phone or tablet, why would you bother with an app?

Why bother with an app?

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