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Here's how you can make the image quality on Netflix better
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Here's how you can make the image quality on Netflix better

May 25th 2016, 12:00 PM 39,873 Views 23 Comments

If you’re constantly watching it on standard definition, there are a few changes you can make.

You can easily set reminders that only activate when you arrive home*
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You can easily set reminders that only activate when you arrive home*

May 18th 2016, 12:00 PM 11,635 Views 8 Comments

*Or any other location that you plan to travel to.

Can't take a call? You can do more than just reject it
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Can't take a call? You can do more than just reject it

May 11th 2016, 12:25 PM 20,497 Views 9 Comments

Especially if you know you’ll ring the person back later that day.

Miss texting with one hand? There are ways to go back to it
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Miss texting with one hand? There are ways to go back to it

May 4th 2016, 12:04 PM 17,534 Views 15 Comments

There are a few third-party keyboards which allow you to keep one hand free.

One of Android's handier features is something you've likely forgotten about
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One of Android's handier features is something you've likely forgotten about

Apr 27th 2016, 12:00 PM 26,313 Views 32 Comments

The quick search feature Now on Tap is incredibly useful, if you remember it’s there.

This is how to keep your phone's keyboard silent when you're typing
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This is how to keep your phone's keyboard silent when you're typing

Apr 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 51,669 Views 23 Comments

That click noise every time you hit a key can get on your nerves.

There's a quicker way to shut down your PC than clicking Start
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There's a quicker way to shut down your PC than clicking Start

Apr 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 33,287 Views 41 Comments

Those keyboard shortcuts can really come in useful.

Can a black background really extend your phone's battery life?
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Can a black background really extend your phone's battery life?

Apr 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 17,452 Views 17 Comments

It really depends on the type of display your phone has.

iPhone users: You know you can assign different ringtones to your friends, right?
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iPhone users: You know you can assign different ringtones to your friends, right?

Mar 30th 2016, 8:00 PM 14,724 Views 20 Comments

It’s handy to know whether it’s work or your best friend that’s trying to contact you.

Headwreck: How to make those annoying apps that come with your phone disappear
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Headwreck: How to make those annoying apps that come with your phone disappear

Mar 23rd 2016, 12:13 PM 26,712 Views 26 Comments

Apps that you can’t delete can take up space unnecessarily but there are workarounds.

Browser tabs getting out of control? A simple right-click can really help
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Browser tabs getting out of control? A simple right-click can really help

Mar 16th 2016, 12:00 PM 10,177 Views 5 Comments

There’s a lot of power in those right-clicks.

Here's how you can identify (and stop) annoying background apps
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Here's how you can identify (and stop) annoying background apps

Mar 9th 2016, 12:38 PM 25,306 Views 7 Comments

You don’t need to have games running in the background and draining your battery life.

This is how you can activate light alerts on your phone
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This is how you can activate light alerts on your phone

Mar 2nd 2016, 12:00 PM 67,707 Views 10 Comments

Should you need a different way to keep yourself alerted to new updates.

Here's the quick way to save battery on your phone
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Here's the quick way to save battery on your phone

Feb 24th 2016, 12:00 PM 21,777 Views 22 Comments

Should you need to prioritise longevity over functionality.

Still have your iPhone headphones? You can do quite a few things with them
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Still have your iPhone headphones? You can do quite a few things with them

Feb 17th 2016, 1:35 PM 45,594 Views 19 Comments

They can do more than just change the volume or pause a song.

How exactly is your Snapchat score calculated?
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How exactly is your Snapchat score calculated?

Feb 10th 2016, 12:02 PM 541,982 Views 5 Comments

It appears underneath your profile, but does it mean anything important?

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp
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This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp

Feb 3rd 2016, 12:00 PM 35,300 Views 9 Comments

So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.

Does your browser crash frequently? Flash could be the problem
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Does your browser crash frequently? Flash could be the problem

Jan 27th 2016, 12:00 PM 14,811 Views 7 Comments

And it’s easy to disable so it doesn’t bother you again.

Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later
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Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later

Jan 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 11,174 Views 11 Comments

Handy for when you need to revisit a page but don’t want to forget about it.

This is how you can change default apps on Android
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This is how you can change default apps on Android

Jan 13th 2016, 12:41 PM 11,956 Views 2 Comments

Sometimes you might want to open up a different app the next time you choose a link.

Need a quick way to speed up your iPhone? You have two options
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Need a quick way to speed up your iPhone? You have two options

Jan 6th 2016, 12:58 PM 27,497 Views 7 Comments

Should you have trouble figuring out the cause of slowdown.

There's a small but handy way to navigate between old and new pages on your browser
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There's a small but handy way to navigate between old and new pages on your browser

Dec 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,061 Views 6 Comments

You don’t have to constantly click or tap the back button to get to where you want.

SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly
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SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly

Dec 23rd 2015, 11:30 AM 17,872 Views 9 Comments

You might rely on services like WhatsApp more but SMS still holds strong.

Here's how to get directions to multiple places on Google Maps
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Here's how to get directions to multiple places on Google Maps

Dec 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 18,589 Views 19 Comments

Handy if you need to stop at different places for the one journey.

This is how you can stop your number from showing up on caller ID
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This is how you can stop your number from showing up on caller ID

Dec 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 172,071 Views 30 Comments

If you don’t want your number to show when you’re ringing someone, there are ways of getting around that.

Find keyboard shortcuts a little difficult to do? Turn on Stickykeys
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Find keyboard shortcuts a little difficult to do? Turn on Stickykeys

Dec 2nd 2015, 12:02 PM 11,687 Views 5 Comments

It’s handy if you find or someone else finds it difficult to hit combination keys like Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Here's how you can create your own custom keyboard shortcuts
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Here's how you can create your own custom keyboard shortcuts

Nov 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,685 Views 4 Comments

It’s always handy to have more than just Ctrl + Alt + Delete at your disposal.

You know there's a way to speed up YouTube videos, right?
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You know there's a way to speed up YouTube videos, right?

Nov 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 16,798 Views 8 Comments

If you regularly watch videos on desktop, then you can speed things up a little.

Here's how you can save Google Maps locations offline
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Here's how you can save Google Maps locations offline

Nov 11th 2015, 12:18 PM 12,682 Views 8 Comments

If you don’t have the latest version yet, don’t despair. There is still a way to save them.

What exactly is the 'other' section in your phone's storage space for?
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What exactly is the 'other' section in your phone's storage space for?

Nov 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 224,186 Views 7 Comments

It has a purpose, honest.

Google keeps records of all your voice searches, but you can remove them
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Google keeps records of all your voice searches, but you can remove them

Oct 28th 2015, 12:10 PM 9,034 Views 4 Comments

Anytime you activate Google Now, it saves the audio and transcript of each search to your history, but you can control it.

This is how you can force quit apps on your smartphone, tablet or computer
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This is how you can force quit apps on your smartphone, tablet or computer

Oct 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 16,968 Views 4 Comments

There will always be at least one app that will act up sooner or later.

Too many duplicate numbers in contacts? Here's how you can fix it
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Too many duplicate numbers in contacts? Here's how you can fix it

Oct 14th 2015, 12:00 PM 148,323 Views 14 Comments

Do you really need your Mam’s number down three times already?

There are faster ways to sort out your phone's photo space problem
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There are faster ways to sort out your phone's photo space problem

Oct 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 17,670 Views 4 Comments

Because going through your photo albums the normal way is just painful.

Recorded videos leaving no room on your phone? Here's how to make them smaller
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Recorded videos leaving no room on your phone? Here's how to make them smaller

Sep 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,654 Views 3 Comments

High-quality footage is great, but it will fill up space on your phone pretty quickly.

Are you sure you know what your smartphone camera can really do?
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Are you sure you know what your smartphone camera can really do?

Sep 23rd 2015, 12:50 PM 29,935 Views 5 Comments

Taking a good photo is one thing, but it’s just as important to know what features you can use and when.

Hate your alarm clock? Here's how to wake up to your favourite Spotify playlist
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Hate your alarm clock? Here's how to wake up to your favourite Spotify playlist

Sep 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 491,272 Views 9 Comments

An upbeat song is much better than just the sound of a bell.

There's a hidden feature in Android notifications that you might not know about
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There's a hidden feature in Android notifications that you might not know about

Sep 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 22,059 Views 7 Comments

So long as you have Lollipop 5.0 or above.

This is how you can set a volume limit for your devices
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This is how you can set a volume limit for your devices

Sep 2nd 2015, 2:45 PM 15,576 Views 15 Comments

So you don’t end up damaging your hearing.

Here's how to disable the in-app browser for Facebook
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Here's how to disable the in-app browser for Facebook

Aug 26th 2015, 12:10 PM 41,025 Views 7 Comments

Should you be more comfortable using the likes of Chrome or Opera instead.

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