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.

Key kitchen item now out of favour

Key kitchen item now out of favour

Key kitchen item now out of favour

Kitchens are still being designed to contain microwaves, but sales are plummeting.

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Best free online movies and TV

Best free online movies and TV

Best free online movies and TV

Here are five ways to watch movies and TV shows online for free!

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?

Beware these holiday season scams

Beware these holiday season scams

Beware these holiday season scams

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

Your device could predict illness

Your device could predict illness

Your device could predict illness

How a smartphone or wearable device could be your best friend.

How to choose your next TV

How to choose your next TV

How to choose your next TV

Here’s what you need to consider before charging off to your electrical store.

How you can embrace technology

How you can embrace technology

How you can embrace technology

Rather than shun digital advances, use them to stay involved for longer.

Computers

Clearing your browser history

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

Clear your cache

Should you leave your computer on?

Do you really have to switch off your computer at night?

Should you leave your computer on?

How to lay low online

We share everything online, but location doesn’t have to be one of them.

Protect your privacy

Gadgets

Technology to keep you independent

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

Smart home technology

What’s new in voice technology?

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

Making life easier

Gadgets to help with memory loss

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

Assistive technology

Phones

Internet complaints through the roof

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

Complaints skyrocket

Extend your mobile ring duration

Drew explains how to extend your mobile ring duration.

Stop missing calls

How to … banish telemarketers

Annoying, unsolicited phone calls can be stopped. Here’s how.

Spot the rot

Internet

How fast can you scale the web

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

Find out for sure

Internet complaints through the roof

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

Complaints skyrocket

Companies should pay for your data

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

ScoMo’s data plan

Social Networking

What happens in an internet minute?

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

One hot minute

Delete yourself from the internet

Fear not: erasing yourself from the internet is possible.

Erase yourself

Facebook dating: Login for love

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

Friends with benefits

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

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

Save more with the Aldi app

Aldi’s Special Buys app provides a new way to do your weekly shop.

Save more at Aldi

Safety Online

Your personal data is at risk

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

Passwords on show

Beware these holiday season scams

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

Shopping scams

Major bank’s massive data leak

Massive data breach exposes sensitive medical details of bank customers.

Is your data safe?

Technology News

How to manage nuisance calls

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

Manage nuisance calls

Key kitchen item now out of favour

Kitchens are still being designed to contain microwaves, but sales are plummeting.

Fresh is best

Best free online movies and TV

Here are five ways to watch movies and TV shows online for free!

Grab the popcorn!

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

Buying the right sandwich press

When it comes to choosing the right sandwich press, it’s handy to have a little help.

Tried and tested

What happens in an internet minute?

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

One hot minute

Your device could predict illness

How a smartphone or wearable device could be your best friend.

Digital diagnosis

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