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.

Are mental health apps the new fix?

Are mental health apps the new fix?

Are mental health apps the new fix?

Mental health apps can help you cope during stressful and gloomy times.

Top Stories

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Make the most of your Gmail

Make the most of your Gmail

Make the most of your Gmail

Drew walks you through moving pre-sorted emails back into your Primary inbox.

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Cyber thieves hunt your health data

Sensitive personal information held by providers tops breaches, says report.

Best free downloads and games

Best free downloads and games

Best free downloads and games

Drew shares his list of the best free downloads and games to keep you safe ...

First taste of 5G not 5G at all

First taste of 5G not 5G at all

First taste of 5G not 5G at all

Telstra’s rollout of 5G in the Gold Coast turns out to be something, well, not ...

How to stop Google tracking you

How to stop Google tracking you

How to stop Google tracking you

Google is currently tracking your physical location and all of your search history.

Three tablets under $200

Three tablets under $200

Three tablets under $200

Drew identifies three tablets that will fulfil all your needs and cost less than $200.

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

Apple’s plan to tackle hearing loss

The company that revolutionised mobile phones is set to do the same for hearing aids.

Cheap hearing aids

Handy gadgets that went viral

These gadgets can save owners the cost of device replacements, repairs and upgrades.

Money-saving gizmos

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

Apps that drain your battery

Is your phone battery dying faster each day? Maybe these apps are responsible …

Amp vamps

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

One in two report telco issues

Study uncovers widespread phone and internet issues in 2017.

Overhaul required

Internet

There's more to Google than search

Find out five things you didn’t know Google can do.

Google in detail

First taste of 5G not 5G at all

Telstra’s rollout of 5G in the Gold Coast turns out to be something, well, not 5G.

5G or not 5G?

One in two report telco issues

Study uncovers widespread phone and internet issues in 2017.

Overhaul required

Social Networking

Facebook dating: Login for love

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

Friends with benefits

How to spice up your texts

Here’s how to access and use emojis and GIFs for the most fun over text.

Give it a go!

Addressing the digital inclusion gap

Swinburne University develops a model to build digital literacy among over 60s.

Digital literacy

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

Save more with the Aldi app

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

Save more at Aldi

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

Safety Online

How to fight online identity theft

Online identity theft can be devastating. Here’s how to stay safe.

Don’t be fooled

Facebook data breach hits millions

Alleged data breach affecting 50 million people the largest in Facebook’s history.

Are you affected?

Saying no to Facebook’s new feature

Greg wants to know how to disable the new compulsory Facebook feature.

Is your data safe?

Technology News

Tech troubles for older Aussies

It seems many older Australians are struggling to keep up with the digital world.

Digital doldrums

How to create the perfect password

There's a poetic way to create a secure password that’s easy to remember.

Password poems

Gmail's game-changing privacy tool

Gmail’s game-changing privacy tool protects your emails

Email upgrade

Technology Q&A

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!

Stop a program opening on startup

Drew explains how to stop specific programs from loading when your computer turns on.

Speed up your computer

Technology News

Deadly smoke detectors

The victim of one in three fire-related deaths is aged over 65. But what is to blame?

Is your home protected?

Older Aussies missing out online

Around 2.7 million Aussies aged 50 years and over have little online engagement.

Get engaged

Should you sleep with your phone?

A lot of people take their smartphone to bed with them.

Is it harmful?

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