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9 Reasons it Might be Time to Switch to Microsoft Edge

Years after we all jumped ship from Internet Explorer to Firefox and Chrome, we don’t really want to go back to a Microsoft browser, do we? While buggy and slow when it first appeared, Microsoft Edge has been given a continuing stream of new features and updates that make it worthy of your consideration now. Below are nine of our favourite additions that make it a worthy replacement for your current browser. Read More >>

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5 Frustrating Smartphone Problems You Can Fix With a Simple Dongle

Smartphone dongles and adapters can tend to get a bad rap, seen as unsightly and unnecessary add-ons that ruin the curved aesthetic of a smartphone, and become just one more thing to forget or lose. But used right these plug-in peripherals can help you do more with your phone than you ever thought possible. Here are five issues dongles actually solve. Read More >>

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5 Online Subscriptions That Don’t Actually Suck

Remember a time when you paid for your music, and your movies, and your software with a one-off payment rather than a recurring subscription fee debited from your bank account each month? Those times are fading into history for most of us. Subscriptions are now king and practically inescapable. Read More >>

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Wi-Fi 6 Is Coming, and Here’s Why You Should Care

Get ready for the next generation of wifi technology: Wi-fi 6 (for so it is named) is going to be appearing on devices from next year. But will you have to throw out your old router and get a new one? And is this going to make your Netflix run faster? Here’s everything you need to know about the new standard. Read More >>

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9 Things You Can Do in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update That You Couldn’t Do Before

In addition to pushing out a boatload of new Surface hardware earlier this week, Microsoft also made the October 2018 update of Windows 10 generally available—it should be heading to your machine soon if it isn’t there already. Here are all the new features you’re going to be able to take advantage of with the new update. Read More >>

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Google Is Killing Inbox—Here Are Some Alternatives

Bad news for fans of innovative email systems: Inbox by Gmail is shutting down, less than four years after it first saw the light of day. If you’re a deeply invested Inbox user, where can you find the same sorts of features and tools beyond next March? We’ve got some ideas. Read More >>

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Dig Up Your Oldest Memories and Activity on Google, Facebook, Netflix, and More

You might be familiar with Facebook regularly throwing heartwarming (or heartbreaking) memories in your face every once in a while, but if you want to take a serious dive into your digital past,. Here’s a guide to dredging up your digital past on some of the most popular apps and services out there. Read More >>

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14 Things You Can Do in macOS 10.14 Mojave That You Couldn’t Do Before

The new and improved macOS 10.14 Mojave rolled out to compatible Macs everywhere yesterday. Here’s all the cool new stuff you can get busy with once you’ve installed the upgrade on your laptop or desktop. Read More >>

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How to Get More Out of Your Chromebook by Running Linux Apps

Chrome OS, itself based on the Linux kernel, can now run Linux apps—the circle is complete. If you’ve got the latest version of Chrome OS, and a fairly new Chromebook, you can now install some of the best applications Linux has to offer. Here’s how to go about it, and why you might do it in the first place. Read More >>

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19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn’t Do Before

Happy belated iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS was pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users across the world yesterday. You’ll need an iPhone 5C or newer or a 2013 iPad or newer (anything that could run iOS 11, essentially), and when you’ve got the software installed, here’s everything you can do. Read More >>

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Maybe You Should Just Buy an Old iPhone

If you missed the memo, Apple showed off new iPhones this week, but it also kept a few older models on sale—all the way back to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which first made their bow back in 2016. But maybe your iPhone doesn’t have to be a new new iPhone. Read More >>

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Why Ray Tracing on Nvidia’s New GPUs Is so Exciting

Nvidia recently announced new high-end graphics cards with an RTX designation attached to the model numbers that indicates the card’s enhanced ray tracing abilities, which could bring a whole new level of realism to games. Read More >>

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How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone

As the recent revelation over Google’s background tracking of your location shows, it’s not as easy as it should be to work out when apps, giant tech companies and pocket devices are tracking your location and when they’re not. Here’s what you need to know about how location tracking works on a phone — and how to disable it. Read More >>

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How to Completely Customise Your Phone’s Sounds

You might occasionally swap around the wallpaper on your smartphone, but do you give much thought to the bleeps and buzzing sounds that your handset makes — they’re just as customisable as any other part of your handset, and can help you make your phone your own, or just reduce the stress brought on by an incessant stream of notifications. Read More >>

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The Super-Private Tor Browser Gets a Huge Update, But Should You Switch From Chrome?

Chrome wasn’t the only browser to get a visual overhaul this week, because the privacy-focused Tor Browser was also given a new lick of paint, as well as a host of under-the-hood upgrades, and refinements to make it easier to use for newcomers. There are now more reasons than ever to make Tor your daily browser of choice. Read More >>