computers
20 Tips And Tricks for Managing Files on macOS

You no doubt know how to copy, move, rename and otherwise manipulate files on your Mac, but with the right power tricks, you can get through all this digital admin much more quickly. Here’s our pick of the best expert tips for Finder and macOS file management that you might not have come across yet. Read More >>

apps
The Best Project Management Apps to Get Your Life in Order

Project management apps help teams collaborate more effectively and hit their deadlines, but you can use the same apps to put some order into your life. Here are the management tools worth checking out, whether you’ve only got yourself to look after or a whole family of disorganised people. Read More >>

internet
Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names into actual internet IP addresses, just like your contacts app converts names into actual phone numbers. You can change which DNS server your devices use, though, and perhaps get yourself a faster, more secure internet connection along the way. Read More >>

smartphones
Everything You Can Do to Type Faster on Your Smartphone

How much typing do you do on your smartphone? All those instant messages, search requests and snarky social media comments can quickly add up to a whole load of text input, every single day. Speeding up that input can make a big difference to how much time you spend glued to the screen, so here’s everything that can help. Read More >>

android
12 Cool Things You Can Do in Android 9 Pie That You Couldn’t Do Before

Android 9 Pie is finished and heading out now to Pixel devices, with phones that were part of the Android P beta programme next in line. Whether you’ve been following the development of the OS for the last six months, or you’re completely new to it, here are some of the cool tricks that are now possible on Android devices. Read More >>

storage
7 Reasons Why This Is the One Gadget Your Home Network Needs

You might think your home network is complete after you buy a good router, but that’s not true! There’s a lot of ways to to improve it, and how you compute. But the best gadget to invest in after a solid router is a Network-Attached Storage, or NAS drive. If you’re new to the idea of drives, they’re basically hard drives that connect directly to your router rather than one of your computers—and that gives them a number of advantages to the local hard drive you might have installed inside your laptop or desktop. Here’s why you might want to set up a NAS drive yourself. Read More >>

smartphones
How to Turn Your Smartphone Into an Early Warning System For Almost Anything

Our phones affect our lives in all kinds of ways, from socialising to travel, but these ever-present pocket gadgets can also act as early warning devices for a host of important alerts—from life-saving notifications to convenient warnings about your commute. Here we’ll show you what’s possible, and which apps you’ll need. Read More >>

youtube
7 Problems with YouTube Music that Need Fixing Fast

It might come as no surprise to you that Google has launched something that isn’t really finished: YouTube Music is available now in the UK and several other countries, but it barely qualifies as a music streaming service today. After using the platform for several days, here are the biggest problems we want fixing. Read More >>

gadgets
Why Hot Weather is Really Bad for Your Gadgets, and How to Protect Them

Summer is well under way, which means your various gadgets and gizmos are going to be lying on beach towels, sitting in hot cars, sweating on the train and generally getting hotter than they normally would. Here’s why that’s dangerous—and what you can do to keep them protected. Read More >>

technology
7 Tasks Chromebooks Still Can’t Do As Well As Macs or PCs

Chromebooks are cheap, compact, lightweight, versatile, and durable — so you should definitely pick one up for your next laptop, right? Not so fast, potential portable computer buyer, because there are still a number of areas where Windows and macOS have a distinct advantage, and we’re going to go through them here. Read More >>

android
A Guide to Using Android Without Selling Your Soul to Google

As soon as you start up a new Android phone, you get prompted to sign in with your Google account – but what if you don’t want to do that? Maybe you want to take advantage of Android but limit what Google knows about you, or maybe you just prefer the alternative apps; whatever the case, here’s how to live a Google-free Android life. Read More >>

smart home
5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

Going to the effort of setting up a smart home just so you can turn your lights on and off from your phone may not seem like the best use of your time and resources, but with the right gear and apps you can put together some routines that really will impress family, friends, and occasional Airbnb guests. Here are five of our favourites. Read More >>

smartphones
How to Livestream From a Smartphone

Some moments in life demand a live stream: Protestors swarming down your street. The immediate aftermath of a World Cup final. Maybe even a best man speech. Livestreaming allows your friends, family, and followers unprecedented access to what’s going on around you, and nearly every major social network and video app seems to have some kind of livestream feature now days. So which one do you use and how the heck do you start streaming? Read More >>

gadgets
5 Gadgets You Probably Don’t Have at Home But Should Invest in

What gadgets have you got at home? A smartphone? Maybe an Amazon Echo? We’re here to tell you about some of the lesser-known bits of kit that are worth tricking out your home with—covering everything from home security to data storage, put these on your shopping list the next time you’re working through your electronics budget. Read More >>

streaming
How to Download Everything from Your Favourite Streaming Services

Don’t let a long flight or a loss of signal get in the way of your music and video streaming: Just about all the popular services let you cache downloads for offline use, and Netflix just upgraded its download mechanism to be smarter—downloading the next episode of shows you are watching and automatically deleting the old ones. Here’s how to take advantage of it, and find the features in all the other streaming services you use too. Read More >>