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.

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.

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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.

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 ...

ATO ‘spoofing’ scams on the rise

ato scam

ATO ‘spoofing’ scams on the rise

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

Scammers pose as NBN employees

scammer at door

Scammers pose as NBN employees

Don’t hand over your financial information to the NBN. They won’t ever ask for it.

Computers

Security flaw exposes ASUS computers

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

Security issues

Must-have new Google tool

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

Secure your password

Clearing your browser history

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

Clear your cache

Gadgets

Never lose photos when travelling

This is the one gadget I simply cannot travel without.

Travel gadget

Find the cheapest city to meet in

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

Long distance catch ups

Technology to keep you independent

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

Smart home technology

Phones

Your iPhone is tracking you

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

You’re being tracked

The 11 telcos failing the vulnerable

Eleven telecommunication companies have been hit with formal warnings.

Signal trouble

Downside of an upgrade

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

When smart is baffling

Internet

Get connected with this gadget

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

Wherever you go

NBN affordability a growing issue

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

Affordability issue

The best wifi at sea

Princess Cruises claims it has the fastest internet at sea.

Connected cruising

Social Networking

Change your Facebook password

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

Act now

Delete yourself from the internet

Fear not: erasing yourself from the internet is possible.

Erase yourself

What happens in an internet minute?

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

One hot minute

Software & Downloads

Gmail update makes email easier

The latest update for Gmail on desktops is of great significant to those used to a more traditional setup.

Gmail update

Must-have new Google tool

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

Secure your password

How to manage your iPad downloads

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

Essential tech tips

Online Shopping

Tips for smarter online shopping

Follow these tips for smarter online shopping.

Save and stay safe

Beware these holiday season scams

Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.

Shopping scams

10 websites that help you save

These 10 shopping websites will help get you get more for less.

Savvy online shopping

Safety Online

Change your Facebook password

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

Act now

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

The ACCC warns people to be careful who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day.

Love rats

Your personal data is at risk

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

Passwords on show

Technology News

How to clean your screen

Remove those smudges and stains without ruining your screen.

Safe and easy

Gmail update makes email easier

The latest update for Gmail on desktops is of great significant to those used to a more traditional setup.

Gmail update

Earn points in your sleep

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

In your dreams

Technology Q&A

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

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

Things that suck

Tech Q&A: iPhone or Android?

This question has plagued prospective smartphone owners for years.

iOS or Android?

Make a movie on your smartphone

Diane wants to know the easiest way to make a movie from her travel videos.

Lights, camera, you!

Technology News

Your iPhone is tracking you

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

You’re being tracked

The 11 telcos failing the vulnerable

Eleven telecommunication companies have been hit with formal warnings.

Signal trouble

Your smartphone is listening to you

Drew shows you how to disallow your smartphone apps from listening to you.

Check your settings

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