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.

What’s new in voice technology?

What’s new in voice technology?

What’s new in voice technology?

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

Top Stories

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Wristband can track sun exposure

Wristband can track sun exposure

Wristband can track sun exposure

Tracking UV intensity has been made easy with a revolutionary development.

How to become an iPad pro

How to become an iPad pro

How to become an iPad pro

This super simple lesson will make you an iPad pro in under 30 minutes.

Turn on two-factor authorisation

Turn on two-factor authorisation

Turn on two-factor authorisation

Keep your account secure from hackers with two-factor authorisation.

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Liz’s old vacuum cleaner has died and she wants to know if cordless vacs are ...

Protecting your safety and privacy

Protecting your safety and privacy

Protecting your safety and privacy

We all want to stay at home as we age and technology is helping.

Why your iPhone just got faster

Why your iPhone just got faster

Why your iPhone just got faster

Older smartphones have been given a new lease on life, performing better than ever before!

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

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

Stop this annoying iPhone reminder

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

iPhone Backup Failed

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

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

Older Aussies are fast learners

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

Fast learners

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

How to blur your house on Google

Are you eager to reclaim some personal privacy?

Under the eye

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 tell if your card is hacked

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

Credit card fraud

Technology News

Browsing the internet anonymously

Do you know that some websites track how often you visit and any products you view?

Learn how to stop it

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

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

What’s new in voice technology?

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

Making life easier

Who can access your data?

Dozens of organisations can access your data under the guise of preventing criminal activity.

Who’s watching you?

Wristband can track sun exposure

Tracking UV intensity has been made easy with a revolutionary development.

New technology

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