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The Best Ways to Send Huge Files to Other People

You’ve got a huge file to send to someone else – what’s the best way of going about it? Your cloud storage service of choice might well offer a robust file-sharing option, and the maximum attachment size limit on your email client might be higher than you think, but there are also a growing number of simple, one-stop file-sharing tools that make this boring-but-important a breeze. Read More >>

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How to Speed Through Youtube Videos, Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Even Netflix

Who has the time to watch and listen to everything out there, right? Netflix has riled up movie makers by testing out variable speed settings in its Android app so you can speed up the movie to get through it faster. For the time being, it’s only a limited test, but you’ve got a host of other ways to get through your movies and your podcasts more quickly. Read More >>

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The Best Alternatives to the Subscription Services Taking Over Your Digital Life

We live in a subscription-filled world – a few pounds a month in return for a bevy of digital services. (Apple alone has launched what feels like several dozen in the last year). But is this the best use of your money? Are the alternatives to subscription packages actually... better? Here are the options you need to consider. Read More >>

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Dell’s Latest Pro-Grade Monitor Has a Built-in Colourimeter and Thunderbolt 3

For high-end content creators, making sure your work’s colours are on point is a never-ending battle. So to make things a bit easier, Dell has created what it says is the world’s first 27-inch 4K monitor with a built-in colourimeter and Thunderbolt 3. Read More >>

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The 20 Apple Arcade Games That Make It Worth the Money

Out of all the subscription bundles that Apple has pushed out in its recent lurch towards being a services company, it’s the £5-a-month Apple Arcade one that makes the most sense – a tonne of exclusive games for mobile and desktop, all for one flat fee. Just how good a deal Apple Arcade ends up depending on the games. We’ve heard a lot about the captivating Day-Glo endless runner game Sayonara Wild Hearts, but there are countless other games also available and it can be hard to find the one that’s right for you. That’s where we come in. Read More >>

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Why Your Web Browser is Running Slowly and How to Fix It

We do just about everything inside a browser nowadays – stream movies, write essays, chat with friends, edit photos – and serious slowdowns inside this key bit of software can have a serious impact on how much we get done. With that in mind, these are the reasons that your browser is slowing down, and what you can do to fix it. Read More >>

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12 Things You Can Do in macOS Catalina That You Couldn’t Before

We’ve seen the Apple on-stage demos, and the beta versions, and now macOS Catalina (technically macOS 10.15) is here for everyone... well, everyone with a Mac made in the last six or seven years, anyway. These are the new features that you’re going to want to start playing around with straight away. Read More >>

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What Windows 10X is – and Why it’s the Future of Microsoft Software

We’ve got another variation of Microsoft’s operating system to keep track of: Windows 10X. It’s coming first to the dual-screen Surface Neo due in 2020, but behind the scenes it tells us much more about the future of Windows across multiple devices and form factors – and we’ve got everything you need to know about this new take on Windows. Read More >>

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All the Ways You Can Try and Fix a Sticky MacBook Keyboard

Since Apple introduced its butterfly keyboard design in 2015, the problems with it have been very well documented – and they’re problems that I’ve experienced as well, with a 2018 MacBook Pro (the one with the third revision of butterfly keyboard, if you’re keeping count). If yours is also acting up, here’s what you can do. Read More >>

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How to Reset Almost Any Popular Gadget

The full reset remains a useful troubleshooting tool for if you’re having problems with a gadget—and with cloud syncing and media streaming now the norm, getting everything back up and running is easier than it’s ever been. It’s also an essential step to take before you sell or recycle a device. Here’s how to reset all of the gadgets you likely own, and why it’s worth doing. Read More >>

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Is Parallels Still the Best Way to Run Windows on a Mac in 2019?

A new version of Windows virtualisation tool Parallels is out, bringing with it support for upcoming macOS Catalina features, amongst other improvements. Is it still the best way to run the Windows OS on an Apple computer? We’ve been taking the latest Parallels 15 out for a test drive to find out. Read More >>

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How to Find Spyware Your Employer Installed on Your Computer and What to Do About It

There are employers and IT departments out there that take an extreme approach to monitoring what the staff gets up to on company-owned equipment. You may not be able to change the policies of the firm that you work for, but you can at least check if and how you’re being watched. Read More >>

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How to Use Your Laptop to Send Messages From Your Phone

You don’t always have to squint at a 6-inch screen and tap out your communications on a little touch keyboard. Most messaging apps now let you use your laptop or desktop computer as well as your phone. Here are all the options you’ve got across SMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, and more. Read More >>

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The Best Ways to Cut Down on Spam in Your Inbox

Email, which is simple, convenient, and cheap, has a downside: Spam messages continue to bother just about anyone with an inbox to their name. While fighting back against the tide might seem futile, you’d be surprised at just how much you can cut down on unsolicited email without having to dedicate too much time or energy to the effort. Read More >>

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5 Reasons It’s Still Worth Paying for a Dropbox Subscription

The cloud storage scene has changed a lot since Dropbox launched in 2007, propelled by the falling cost of storage, the rising speed of internet connections, and the proliferation of powerful mobile devices. There is no shortage of options for your storage needs, many of which are free. So why would you pay for it? Read More >>