apps
How to Make Phone Calls From Your Computer

In our new reality, plenty of us are having to get used to working from home, and that often means making and taking calls, depending on your job. If you don’t want to have your phone pressed to your ear all day, or you’d rather keep your work on your work machine and your actual life on your phone, you can get those calls done on your laptop or desktop. Read More >>

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How to Improve Your Wifi Speeds When Everyone’s Home

Chances are, your home internet is under a lot more strain than normal at the moment: With schools and workplaces temporarily closing all across the globe, you might well be fighting with your family or your housemates for any available bandwidth. If you want to limit buffering and maximise speeds, we’ve got a few tips to consider. Read More >>

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23 Tips For Making Zoom, Skype, and Other Video Conference Calls Less Awful

We’re all using video-conferencing apps way more than we ever expected to these days, to keep in touch with friends and family as well as work colleagues. Believe it or not, there are actually ways to be better at video chats. Here are tips and tricks to be the least annoying person on your next group Zoom, Skype, Google Duo, or FaceTime call. Read More >>

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How to Use Your iPad With a Trackpad or Mouse

Apple has been promoting its iPads as laptop replacements for a long time now – with docks, and split screen views, and drag and drop operations – and the latest push comes with the arrival of iPadOS 13.4 and proper support for mice and trackpads. Any iPad that can run iPadOS 13.4 can now work with a mouse or trackpad too. Read More >>

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How to Mute Noisy Tabs in Google Chrome

There aren’t many online experiences worse than having your peaceful web browsing interrupted by the blaring audio of a video that’s decided to start playing all by itself. It’s rude and it’s unwelcome... and you can stop it, if you know how. Your choices are usually to either mute the offending tab or stop videos from playing automatically. Read More >>

security
How to Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You’re Stuck at Home

Being isolated at home means you have more time to set up your Animal Crossing island and binge on Disney Plus, but it’s also a good opportunity to accomplish some of the digital chores you’ve been putting off. Your online safety, device security, and peace of mind could depend on it. Read More >>

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These 16 Apps Will Help You Social Distance Without Feeling Isolated

Most of us are stuck inside because of the extraordinary circumstances we currently find ourselves in. Fortunately, self-quarantine doesn’t require a total lack of communication with the outside world. A few well-chosen apps can help you get on with life while still keeping your distance from other people – and a few of them have nothing to do with video-conferencing your coworkers. Read More >>

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Plus Subscription

Disney Plus just put a wealth of Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content at your fingertips, which is useful now that everyone is stuck inside for the foreseeable future. If you decide to sign up for the £6 monthly subscription, then use these tips to make sure you’re making the most of what the service and its app have to offer. Read More >>

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How to Get Started with Online Multiplayer Games When You’re Bored At Home

Some folks have been gaming for almost their entire lives. But others are new to it, and maybe would’ve never considered a console before social distancing and self-isolation became a must. Gaming with friends (or random strangers) is one way of keeping in touch with the wider world. If you’re just dipping your toe into the waters, here’s the best way to get started. Read More >>

amazon echo
10 Cool Features That Make the Amazon Echo Show Worth the Upgrade

If you bought an Amazon Echo Show for the built-in display, you might be wondering how to make the most of it. Read More >>

computing
Create Multiple Virtual Desktops to Separate Your Work and Personal Life

Multitasking and information overload go hand in hand, particularly when you have dozens of windows, tabs, and apps open at once on a desktop. Getting actual work done can be tricky. But Windows, macOS and Chrome OS actually have built-in tools to clear up some of this congestion, and you probably don’t even know they exist. Read More >>

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How to Access All Your Files When You Have to Work From Home

Many of us are now working from home for the time being, which can be both challenging and invigorating. But it can also be a pain when you have multiple devices. Read More >>

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How to Choose Between Wired, Bluetooth, or Wifi for Your Home Speaker Setup

You’ve got more choices than ever when it comes to building a home speaker setup. But the real question is: Should you buy wired speakers, wifi speakers, or Bluetooth speakers? What about a mix of the three? Here we’ll outline the different approaches these three standards take in terms of audio, and what the benefits and drawbacks of each one are. Read More >>

privacy and security
Why You Need a VPN and How to Choose One

The benefits of virtual private networks, or VPNs, are well-documented: They keep you safer on public wi-fi and help you access content not usually available in your region, among other useful . There are now dozens and dozens of VPN options to choose from, which can make it difficult to decide which one is the best one for you. Read More >>

browsers
How to Reset Your Web Browser and Start Again From Scratch

Resetting something – your router, your phone, your bad morning habits—is often an effective and relatively painless way of fixing a problem. The same trick works on web browsers, too. The apps we spend most of our computing time in tend to accumulate all kinds of cruft over time, and clearing that away can solve all manner of ills. Read More >>