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.

Check if your email is secure

Check if your email is secure

Check if your email is secure

Google has confirmed that it allows some apps to read and analyse inboxes.

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Spike in high-speed NBN users

Spike in high-speed NBN users

Spike in high-speed NBN users

Residential broadband customers continue to shift to higher-speed NBN plans.

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

How retirement will change in 2030

Will technology make retirement better or worse in the next decade?

Apple’s five big announcements

Apple’s five big announcements

Apple’s five big announcements

Apple has announced significant changes and updates to many major products.

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.

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.

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

Stop this annoying iPhone reminder

Drew explains how to turn off the ‘iPhone Backup Failed’ reminder.

iPhone Backup Failed

Devices provide social connection

Technology might assist older adults in increasing their activity and sociability.

Fitness network

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

Phones

Report reveals unimpressive telcos

ACCAN releases a report on the customer service standards of 10 telco providers.

Who is worst?

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

Motorola’s latest Moto smartphone has hit the market, and it’s a definite winner.

A great budget handset

Apps that drain your battery

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

Amp vamps

Internet

NBN speeds still falling short

The ACCC’s latest broadband speed data shows some concerning results.

Speed test

Why Firefox is the best browser

Surfing the web can be risky business, so which is the safest browser?

Time for a change?

Report reveals unimpressive telcos

ACCAN releases a report on the customer service standards of 10 telco providers.

Who is worst?

Social Networking

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

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!

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

Govt wants to access your phone

Draft legislation will give the Government power to access your smartphone data.

And so it begins …

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.

Beware fake bills

How to delete a saved password

Explained: how to remove a saved password from your web browser.

Keep it safe

Technology News

How the ATO checks on you

The tax office puts losses at $906 per person – and it wants to lower that figure.

Checks and more checks

Tech giants’ push to cut phone use

Helping you to use your phone less is good for business.

Reverse psychology

Tech troubles for older Aussies

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

Digital doldrums

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

Check if your email is secure

Google has confirmed that it allows some apps to read and analyse inboxes.

Can you trust Gmail?

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.

Beware fake bills

Never get lazy with your data

Jump in data breaches means it’s vital you follow this advice.

How you can stay safe

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