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Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful
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Accessing WiFi in a public spot? You should be extra careful

Jul 9th 2016, 11:00 AM 27,250 Views 17 Comments

For obvious reasons, you shouldn’t treat it like your connection at home.

Is it bad if you keep your laptop plugged in all the time?
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Is it bad if you keep your laptop plugged in all the time?

Jun 19th 2016, 11:00 AM 47,343 Views 27 Comments

You might not think about it much, but there is one thing to be concerned about.

Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it
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Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it

May 29th 2016, 11:00 AM 63,561 Views 27 Comments

Very little will be affected if you do decide to turn it off.

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?
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What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?

May 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 20,218 Views 11 Comments

There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.

Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats
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Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats

May 15th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,423 Views 5 Comments

Better make some room on your home screen.

Your iPhone has a handy feature that lets you access anything with one hand
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Your iPhone has a handy feature that lets you access anything with one hand

May 8th 2016, 11:00 AM 31,641 Views 12 Comments

And it’s easy to forget about.

Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control
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Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control

May 1st 2016, 11:00 AM 48,645 Views 9 Comments

A little effort can go a long way.

There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure
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There are some simple ways to make your lock screen more secure

Apr 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,247 Views 5 Comments

Your first line of defence should also be the strongest.

This is how you can send web articles to your Kindle for reading later
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This is how you can send web articles to your Kindle for reading later

Apr 17th 2016, 11:00 AM 10,857 Views 4 Comments

If you want to read a few articles later, this will make it easier on your eyes.

So what is the difference between a modem and a router?
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So what is the difference between a modem and a router?

Apr 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 31,031 Views 34 Comments

They’re used interchangeably, but there is a difference.

You can do more with your smartphone alarm than just set the time
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You can do more with your smartphone alarm than just set the time

Apr 3rd 2016, 11:00 AM 42,880 Views 21 Comments

Making it go off on certain days and using the volume buttons to snooze are some of the things you can do.

If Facebook's app is irritating you, there is a way to improve things
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If Facebook's app is irritating you, there is a way to improve things

Mar 27th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,824 Views 16 Comments

And it only takes a moment or two to complete.

This is how you make sure your apps only update over WiFi
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This is how you make sure your apps only update over WiFi

Mar 20th 2016, 11:00 AM 89,742 Views 5 Comments

Usually, your apps update automatically, but it’s good to check.

Your iPhone has a hidden emoticon keyboard that you can access
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Your iPhone has a hidden emoticon keyboard that you can access

Mar 13th 2016, 11:00 AM 51,423 Views 13 Comments

But only if you want more emoticons than you know what to do with.

Here's how you can stop people from reading your texts
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Here's how you can stop people from reading your texts

Mar 6th 2016, 11:00 AM 94,651 Views 12 Comments

And the details of almost every notification that appears on your phone.

Use Spotify often? Here are some tips to get more out of it
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Use Spotify often? Here are some tips to get more out of it

Feb 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 17,842 Views 10 Comments

You can do more with it than just search through songs.

This is how you can tell whether a smartphone is waterproof or not
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This is how you can tell whether a smartphone is waterproof or not

Feb 21st 2016, 11:00 AM 30,880 Views 21 Comments

Most electronic devices have a rating which tells you how effective they really are.

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*
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What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*

Feb 14th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,792 Views 4 Comments

*We’re talking about cookies on your browser, not the edible kind unfortunately.

This is how you can control your desktop remotely
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This is how you can control your desktop remotely

Feb 7th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,722 Views 18 Comments

Or just help solve someone else’s PC/Mac problem without having to leave your own.

Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks
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Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks

Jan 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 21,564 Views 9 Comments

It might not be for everyone but it can speed tasks up or allow you to carry out entirely different actions.

This is how you should take care of your headphones
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This is how you should take care of your headphones

Jan 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 37,807 Views 41 Comments

You want them to last as long as possible, and a little care goes a long way.

So what should you do with your old smartphone? Don't throw it out just yet
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So what should you do with your old smartphone? Don't throw it out just yet

Jan 17th 2016, 11:00 AM 38,300 Views 35 Comments

Some good can still come out of them.

This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders
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This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders

Jan 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,574 Views 15 Comments

There is no official way to turn them off, but there is a workaround.

Struggling to wake up in the morning? These alarm apps with a twist may help
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Struggling to wake up in the morning? These alarm apps with a twist may help

Jan 3rd 2016, 11:03 AM 22,776 Views 9 Comments

Should you require something more than just a time and an alarm sound.

The latest version of Android has a hidden settings option for the status bar
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The latest version of Android has a hidden settings option for the status bar

Dec 27th 2015, 11:15 AM 17,874 Views 6 Comments

Most of them are cosmetic, but they can be useful.

Lending your iPhone or iPad out to someone? Guided access is what you need
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Lending your iPhone or iPad out to someone? Guided access is what you need

Dec 20th 2015, 11:15 AM 23,831 Views 7 Comments

If you worry about someone going through your phone when they only need it for one task, activating this will help.

What apps allow you to activate two-step verification?
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What apps allow you to activate two-step verification?

Dec 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,112 Views 5 Comments

Instead of needing SMS to get a code, there are apps that generate them themselves.

Is there any real difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi?
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Is there any real difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi?

Dec 6th 2015, 11:00 AM 53,818 Views 53 Comments

Apart from the numbers, of course.

Android phone a little slow? Here's a way to speed it up
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Android phone a little slow? Here's a way to speed it up

Nov 29th 2015, 10:55 AM 24,856 Views 37 Comments

Although how much it improves its speed really depends on the type of phone you have.

Text a little too difficult to read? Here's how you can adjust its size
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Text a little too difficult to read? Here's how you can adjust its size

Nov 22nd 2015, 10:50 AM 13,343 Views 7 Comments

There are some very handy options hidden away in accessibility settings.

This is how you can add more fingerprint entries on your phone
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This is how you can add more fingerprint entries on your phone

Nov 15th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,010 Views 14 Comments

It’s handy to have more than one saved on your phone in case you need it.

There's a way to set up auto-replies on your phone and avoid annoying calls
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There's a way to set up auto-replies on your phone and avoid annoying calls

Nov 8th 2015, 11:00 AM 19,076 Views 4 Comments

Or for any time you just don’t want to answer your phone.

Can't seem to find that app you removed? Here's how to uncover it again
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Can't seem to find that app you removed? Here's how to uncover it again

Nov 1st 2015, 11:30 AM 16,499 Views 4 Comments

And any other app you’ve downloaded but no longer have on your phone.

Not using widgets? Then you're missing out on one of your phone's handiest feature
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Not using widgets? Then you're missing out on one of your phone's handiest feature

Oct 25th 2015, 11:00 AM 32,809 Views 5 Comments

They’re handy, but are you using them to their fullest?

The latest version of Android is out, but it's unlikely you'll see it anytime soon
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The latest version of Android is out, but it's unlikely you'll see it anytime soon

Oct 18th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,573 Views 25 Comments

But on the bright side, you do have a few things to look forward to.

Want to keep a backup of all your WhatsApp messages? Here's how
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Want to keep a backup of all your WhatsApp messages? Here's how

Oct 11th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,710 Views 7 Comments

You’ll never know when you might need to recover them.

A fuss has been caused over iOS 9's WiFi Assist, but is it justified?
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A fuss has been caused over iOS 9's WiFi Assist, but is it justified?

Oct 4th 2015, 11:00 AM 20,057 Views 25 Comments

Claims that the setting causes data usage to balloon have been circulating but is it really as bad as some are making it out to be?

Here's how you can really make the most out of Google Photos
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Here's how you can really make the most out of Google Photos

Sep 27th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,764 Views 10 Comments

You can do so much more than just save photos on it.

What can you do if you're locked out of your phone?
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What can you do if you're locked out of your phone?

Sep 20th 2015, 11:00 AM 18,644 Views 7 Comments

Well, don’t panic for one. That doesn’t really help matters.

There's a second setting screen on Android that you might have missed
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There's a second setting screen on Android that you might have missed

Sep 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 48,101 Views 1 Comment

And it’s very, very useful.

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