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.

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Scammers hit one in four Aussies

cyber thieves

Scammers hit one in four Aussies

In Stay Smart Online Week, make sure you follow these safety tips.

Facebook accounts hacked

Facebook accounts hacked

Facebook accounts hacked

The details of 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked last month.

Five essential road trip gadgets

Five essential road trip gadgets

Five essential road trip gadgets

The must-have travel companions that will make your road trip a breeze.

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

Should health apps be regulated?

A majority of Australians would like to see health apps regulated by the Government.

Do you read the forecast wrong?

Do you read the forecast wrong?

Do you read the forecast wrong?

How to make sense of the Bureau of Meteorology’s rainfall forecast.

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Online insomnia programs work

Treating insomnia with digital programs can improve insomnia symptoms.

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

Gadgets to help with memory loss

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

Assistive technology

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

Phones

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

Stopping relentless unwanted calls

This new piece of technology stopped telemarketer calls for Neil.

Stop telemarketers

Internet

Companies should pay for your data

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

ScoMo’s data plan

Older Aussies are fast learners

Australians over 65 are the fastest-growing new adopters of non-formal online education.

Fast learners

NBN speeds still falling short

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

Speed test

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

Are my photos deleted for good?

You can’t see them any more, but that doesn’t mean your photos are gone forever.

Trigger happy

How to blur your house on Google

Are you eager to reclaim some personal privacy?

Under the eye

How to tell if your card is hacked

Banks can’t fight online credit card fraud alone, and neither can you.

Credit card fraud

Technology News

AI could predict Alzheimer’s

Algorithms may help doctors stream people onto prevention path sooner.

Path to prevention

Telcos warned over false advertising

ACCC says it is prepared to sue executives who approve misleading ads.

Telcos on notice

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

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

New email scam extorting victims

A new email scam that attempts to extort $1400 from victims is making the rounds.

Don’t fall for this scam

Are my photos deleted for good?

You can’t see them any more, but that doesn’t mean your photos are gone forever.

Trigger happy

Facebook accounts hacked

The details of 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked last month.

Facebook hacking

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