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. 

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.

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Travel tech to invade privacy

Will new travel technology invade your privacy?

Travel tech to invade privacy

The trade-off between travelling in a COVID-safe manner and your privacy.

Gadget gifts to put on your list

Gadget gifts to make you home smarter and life easier

Gadget gifts to put on your list

Are you a difficult person to buy presents for? Why not add these gadgets to ...

How ‘successful’ are dating apps?

The downsides of dating apps, and how to overcome them

How ‘successful’ are dating apps?

The downsides of dating apps, and how to overcome them.

How to make your home more secure

silhouette of key in door handle

How to make your home more secure

Expert explains how to keep your home and garden as secure as possible.

Compact photo printers

Tech Q&A: Are compact photo printers worth it?

Compact photo printers

Camilla misses having photos in an album and wants to know if she should buy ...

A whistle-stop tour through space

A whistle-stop tour through the infinite vacuum of space

A whistle-stop tour through space

Does it ever end?

Computers

Compact photo printers

Camilla misses having photos in an album and wants to know if she should buy a printer.

Photo printers

How to enlarge text on your devices

Find out how to enlarge the screen text on your device and stop straining your eyes.

Look after your eyes

Wow the grandkids on your video call

Video calls are vital during COVID-19. Here are some simple ways to improve them.

Staying in touch

Gadgets

Gadget gifts to put on your list

Are you a difficult person to buy presents for? Why not add these gadgets to your list?

Gadget gifts

Affordable gadgets that make life easier

It can be difficult to keep up with new technology, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Affordable tech

How to enlarge text on your devices

Find out how to enlarge the screen text on your device and stop straining your eyes.

Look after your eyes

Phones

Phone call good for mental health

Psychologists tell why you should skip the texting and make a phone call.

Reach out and reconnect

How to enlarge text on your devices

Find out how to enlarge the screen text on your device and stop straining your eyes.

Look after your eyes

Wow the grandkids on your video call

Video calls are vital during COVID-19. Here are some simple ways to improve them.

Staying in touch

Internet

COVID-19 exposes broadband gaps

Is Australia’s poor internet infrastructure a risk to public health?

NBN shortcomings

How scammers take over email

Research uncovers a specialised economy emerging around email account takeover.

Email concern

Did Google mislead on personal data use?

Google taken to court over its expanded use of personal data.

Data drama

Social Networking

Can you trust Facebook friends?

Kaye’s friends have alerted her to Facebook using her name to promote products.

Trust issues

FaceTime for beginners

Is there a better way to share a relaxed conversation with friends and family than FaceTime?

How to get started

Seven Skype tips and tricks

Skype can provide you with more than just video calls and instant messaging.

Skype tricks

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

Why the same product has multiple prices

Sneaky system means a product can have different prices for different customers.

Spot the difference

CBA offers digital receipts

The Commonwealth Bank will provide itemised digital receipts through its app.

Digital receipts

Online shopping frenzy explained

You can blame these psychological drivers for your online shopping splurge.

Coping with stress

Safety Online

Careful what you tell AI

It’s amazing what personal information people are prepared to give to AI.

AI awareness

How to stop ads following you

Ever gone shoe shopping online and been bombarded with ads? Here’s how to stop it.

Stop following me!

Why you may need to rethink passwords

A computer can guess more than 100,000,000,000 passwords per second. Is yours secure?

Complex is king

Technology News

App to protect aged care residents?

‘Zipline’ allows facilities to track visits and stick to social distancing guidelines.

Connect and protect

In defence of the COVIDsafe app

‘We should be critical of people who ignore social distancing guidelines, not the app.’

‘It doesn’t hurt’

Woes of government algorithms

From robo-debt to racism: what happens when government algorithms make the decisions.

Shortcomings of tech

Technology Q&A

Seven Skype tips and tricks

Skype can provide you with more than just video calls and instant messaging.

Skype tricks

How to back up a Google calendar

Belinda is worried about her online calendar having a meltdown and wants to know her options.

Backing up

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

Technology News

Centrelink facial ID fears grow

The expansion of controversial ID measures is criticised as dangerous and intrusive.

Face up to Big Brother

Why virtual violence is a problem

You wouldn’t hit a dog, so why kill one in a video game?

Is respect at stake?

Can selfies detect heart disease?

New research uses artificial intelligence to analyse facial photos.

Selfie diagnosis

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