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From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can unlock your computer using just your phone TechGuide

Here's how you can unlock your computer using just your phone

Provided you have the right devices, it’s possible.

From TheJournal.ie What do you do when your phone won't turn on? TechGuide

What do you do when your phone won't turn on?

There could be a number of reasons, but don’t just assume it’s no longer working.

From TheJournal.ie Your phone has a music on/off timer that you might not know about TechKnowHow

Your phone has a music on/off timer that you might not know about

Handy for when you want to doze off.

From TheJournal.ie Who will look after your Facebook when you die? RIP

Who will look after your Facebook when you die?

The new feature was rolled out last month. Have you filled it in yet?

From TheJournal.ie Should you bother ejecting a USB drive properly? TechGuide

Should you bother ejecting a USB drive properly?

You’re regularly nagged about it when you don’t but is it any harm to just take it out manually?

From TheJournal.ie Sleep, hibernate or shut down: which one is the right option for your laptop? TechGuide

Sleep, hibernate or shut down: which one is the right option for your laptop?

Each one has its own pros and cons.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to remove apps from your phone the right way TechGuide

Here's how to remove apps from your phone the right way

If you’re going to free up space, you may as well make sure you’re freeing up as much space as possible.

From TheJournal.ie Android phone having problems? Here's how to activate safe mode TechGuide

Android phone having problems? Here's how to activate safe mode

Handy for when your phone ends up becoming a little too slow for your liking.

From TheJournal.ie How to get your computer to shut up when it starts playing videos you don't want to watch TechGuide

How to get your computer to shut up when it starts playing videos you don't want to watch

Because sometimes you’ll need a bit of peace and quiet.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wonder how much time you actually spend using apps? Here's how you find out TechGuide

Ever wonder how much time you actually spend using apps? Here's how you find out

It’s likely you have a good idea what the answer is, but how much time do you really spend using them?

From TheJournal.ie This is how you can create text shortcuts on your smartphone TechGuide

This is how you can create text shortcuts on your smartphone

Because autocorrect doesn’t cover every word you want to type (or the shrug emoticon).

From TheJournal.ie Ever wonder why your keyboard is typing the wrong symbols? This is why TechGuide

Ever wonder why your keyboard is typing the wrong symbols? This is why

Give me a @… no, no, that’s a #.

From TheJournal.ie Is your phone overheating regularly? Here's how you can fix it TechGuide

Is your phone overheating regularly? Here's how you can fix it

If it’s happening often, it’s recommended you fix it asap.

From TheJournal.ie Finding it difficult to look at your screen? Why not invert its colours TechGuide

Finding it difficult to look at your screen? Why not invert its colours

At the very least, it will give your eyes a bit of a rest.

From TheJournal.ie Are you using your phone's voice features to its fullest? TechGuide

Are you using your phone's voice features to its fullest?

If not, using it for the right situations can speed up the more mundane tasks you use your phone for.

From TheJournal.ie If you're using Chrome, this password add-on may come in handy TechGuide

If you're using Chrome, this password add-on may come in handy

If you place more importance on your Google accounts than other accounts, that is.

From TheJournal.ie There's a way to download free iPhone apps without using your password TechGuide

There's a way to download free iPhone apps without using your password

Provided you have the latest version of iOS installed.

From TheJournal.ie These are the reasons your smartphone keeps running out of battery power TechGuide

These are the reasons your smartphone keeps running out of battery power

Nothing lasts forever, but you can make your battery last longer before you need to charge it.

From TheJournal.ie Too many photos on your phone? Here's how to filter through them quickly TechGuide

Too many photos on your phone? Here's how to filter through them quickly

If the idea of wading through your photos is too much of a task, there are ways to speed things up a little.

From TheJournal.ie Being overwhelmed by app notifications? Here's what you can do... Headwrecking

Being overwhelmed by app notifications? Here's what you can do...

All apps want to alert you to new updates, but not all of them are important.

From TheJournal.ie This is how you keep your data usage under control TechGuide

This is how you keep your data usage under control

Especially if you have a limited plan and don’t want to pay extra.

From TheJournal.ie Don't want sites tracking your activity? Here's how you can ask them to stop TechGuide

Don't want sites tracking your activity? Here's how you can ask them to stop

And it’s an option that’s available on all major browsers.

From TheJournal.ie Getting too distracted by the web while working? Here's how you can take control TechGuide

Getting too distracted by the web while working? Here's how you can take control

Having the web at your fingertips can be the best/worst thing in your life, but you can take control of it.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can find any of your old tweets TechGuide

Here's how you can find any of your old tweets

It’s easier than you think.

From TheJournal.ie How do you record something that's happening on your phone (without a second camera)? TechGuide

How do you record something that's happening on your phone (without a second camera)?

Because sometimes a screenshot just isn’t enough.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to set up strong antivirus protection on your computer TechGuide

Here's how to set up strong antivirus protection on your computer

Because a good choice will go a long way.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can get more out of your Chromecast TechGuide

Here's how you can get more out of your Chromecast

It’s a handy device, but there are other features included that you might not be aware of.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can properly clean up your browser history TechGuide

Here's how you can properly clean up your browser history

It’s handy to refer back to, but what if there are certain things you want to remove?

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can quickly clean your device* TechGuide

Here's how you can quickly clean your device*

*in software terms, that is.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can create your own micro-apps on your iPhone TechGuide

Here's how you can create your own micro-apps on your iPhone

Workflow allows you to create custom tasks on your iPhone by combining actions from existing apps.

From TheJournal.ie YouTube videos taking too long to load up? This may make things more bearable TechGuide

YouTube videos taking too long to load up? This may make things more bearable

A slow connection can make watching YouTube videos a pain, but there are plugins that can help.

From TheJournal.ie Use Facebook Messenger often? Here are some features that will come in handy TechGuide

Use Facebook Messenger often? Here are some features that will come in handy

Despite the criticisms, Facebook Messenger has a number of handy features that you may not be aware of.

From TheJournal.ie Like to start the year feeling more relaxed? These apps can help TechGuide

Like to start the year feeling more relaxed? These apps can help

Because we could all do with some peace of mind.

From TheJournal.ie Want to track Santa's progress today? Here's how TechGuide

Want to track Santa's progress today? Here's how

We have the technology!

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a good night's sleep? Here are your options TechGuide

Looking for a good night's sleep? Here are your options

For when you’ve run out of Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozy-Snooze.

From TheJournal.ie Not using your tablet as often as you would like? Turn it into a second display TechGuide

Not using your tablet as often as you would like? Turn it into a second display

It’s always handy to have a second screen for your laptop or computer, and using your tablet is an inexpensive way of doing this.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about TechGuide

Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about

One of the most popular messaging apps out there has a number of features hidden away.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the new Android Lollipop features you should know about TechGuide

Here are the new Android Lollipop features you should know about

The update from Google is packed with a wide variety of new features and ideas that will make thing much easier for you.

From TheJournal.ie These are the keyboard shortcuts that you will find useful TechGuide

These are the keyboard shortcuts that you will find useful

Because there are more useful ones than Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V.