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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New smartphone unfolds into a tablet

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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.

Key kitchen item now out of favour

Key kitchen item now out of favour

Key kitchen item now out of favour

Kitchens are still being designed to contain microwaves, but sales are plummeting.

Best free online movies and TV

Best free online movies and TV

Best free online movies and TV

Here are five ways to watch movies and TV shows online for free!

What happens in an internet minute?

What happens in an internet minute?

What happens in an internet minute?

Have you ever wondered what happens in just one internet minute?

Beware these holiday season scams

Beware these holiday season scams

Beware these holiday season scams

Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.

Your device could predict illness

Your device could predict illness

Your device could predict illness

How a smartphone or wearable device could be your best friend.

Computers

Must-have new Google tool

Google has released a must download extension for its internet browser Google Chrome.

Secure your password

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?

Gadgets

Find the cheapest city to meet in

Meeting someone from a different city? This tool was made for you.

Long distance catch ups

Technology to keep you independent

Live at home independently for longer by making technology work for you.

Smart home technology

What’s new in voice technology?

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

Making life easier

Phones

How to unsend Facebook messages

The new unsend feature allows you to remove any message sent within 10 minutes.

Avoid embarrassment

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

Internet

The best wifi at sea

Princess Cruises claims it has the fastest internet at sea.

Connected cruising

How fast can you scale the web

Are you getting the internet speed you are paying for? Here is how to check

Find out for sure

Internet complaints through the roof

Residential made 167,831 complaints to the Ombudsman in the last financial year.

Complaints skyrocket

Social Networking

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

Facebook dating: Login for love

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

Friends with benefits

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

Tips for smarter online shopping

Follow these tips for smarter online shopping.

Save and stay safe

Beware these holiday season scams

Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.

Shopping scams

10 websites that help you save

These 10 shopping websites will help get you get more for less.

Savvy online shopping

Safety Online

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

Your personal data is at risk

One of history’s largest data breaches has put your personal data at risk.

Passwords on show

Beware these holiday season scams

Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.

Shopping scams

Technology News

How to clean your screen

Remove those smudges and stains without ruining your screen.

Safe and easy

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

Earn points in your sleep

Qantas frequent flyer members can earn Qantas points while they sleep.

In your dreams

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

Google plans to kill the password

The latest update from Google spells the end of the ‘password’ over the next decade.

Is your password safe?

Your car may start tracking you

New car owners could have their driving activity recorded.

Surveillance

Delete yourself from the internet

Fear not: erasing yourself from the internet is possible.

Erase yourself

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