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.

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.

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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 ...

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?

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.

Facebook privacy changes coming

facebook privacy

Facebook privacy changes coming

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

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 ...

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.

Computers

The scam catching older Aussies

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

Don’t be caught out

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

Gadgets

The ultimate travel adaptor

If you’ve been searching for the ultimate travel adaptor, then look no further.

Adaptor for adaptables

Budget friendly noise-cancelling headphones

Turn on and tune out with these affordable noise-cancelling headphones.

Turn on and tune out

How a dash cam could save you

Dash cams are one of the most popular additions to cars. Here’s why you should consider buying one.

Dash cam

Phones

How to use Google Maps on tour

Google Maps is great for directions, but have you ever used it to plan your trip in advance?

Map magic

Dangers of using a phone in flight

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

Flight risk

Best value smartphone for $500

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

Budget smartphone

Internet

How to block notification requests

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

Get blocking

Stay safe when using airport wifi

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

Hackproof your holiday

The scam catching older Aussies

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

Don’t be caught out

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

$1.6b spent on ‘secret purchases’

Millions of Australians are hiding purchases from their partners.

And who’s the worst?

Australia Post on the nose

Popularity of online shopping sees delivery companies complained about most.

Deliver on time

Tips for smarter online shopping

Follow these tips for smarter online shopping.

Save and stay safe

Safety Online

Are airlines tracking you?

Are airlines that promise us the cheapest rates using our data to inflate ticket prices?

Airline alert

Should I use Apple Pay?

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

Easy payday

Are you too smart to be scammed?

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, according to the ACCC.

Are you scam smart?

Technology News

Drones to prevent falls in elderly

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

First aid for falls

New Google scam targets calendar

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

Google Calendar scam

Never forget your parking location

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

Parking made easy

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

Digital detox holidays demystified

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

Fear then freedom

Facebook privacy changes coming

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

Facebook chances

Don’t charge your device in bed

After falling asleep watching a movie on his tablet, Callum woke up to a hole in his bed!

Fire danger

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