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.

Surprising microwave tricks

You can use a microwave for more than just food

Surprising microwave tricks

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Is phone really water resistant?

Is phone really water resistant?

Is phone really water resistant?

ACCC takes Samsung to court over smartphone claims.

Best value smartphone for $500

Best value smartphone for $500

Best value smartphone for $500

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

Phone apps you should know about

Phone apps you should know about

Phone apps you should know about

Smartphones have opened up a world of entertainment and information through apps.

No detergent portable washer

No detergent portable washer

No detergent portable washer

This portable washer uses new technology to clean your clothes without detergent.

The scam catching older Aussies

The scam catching older Aussies

The scam catching older Aussies

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

How podcasts exercise your brain

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How podcasts exercise your brain

Research reveals the power of the spoken word to stimulate the brain.

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

Back-saving travel gadget

Say goodbye to post-flight back and neck pain.

Pod to ease travel pains

No detergent portable washer

This portable washer uses new technology to clean your clothes without detergent.

Detergent free

Instant Pot Smart Wifi

With all the old and much-loved features of previous models, this cooker now comes with wifi.

Cooking with wifi

Phones

Best value smartphone for $500

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

Budget smartphone

Never forget your parking location

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

Parking made easy

App shares your real-time location

Google Maps gives the user the ability to allow someone to be able to track your location.

Are you being tracked?

Internet

The scam catching older Aussies

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

Don’t be caught out

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

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

The scam catching older Aussies

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

Don’t be caught out

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

Technology News

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

How to clean your screen

Remove those smudges and stains without ruining your screen.

Safe and 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

Is phone really water resistant?

ACCC takes Samsung to court over smartphone claims.

Samsung smartphones

Phone apps you should know about

Smartphones have opened up a world of entertainment and information through apps.

App happy

The scam catching older Aussies

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

Don’t be caught out

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