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9 App Hacks to Help Declutter and Save Time in Your Day

Plenty of the apps you use every day include handy timesavers that you might not have noticed yet, but fear not—we’re here to point them out for you. Use these tricks to claw back some minutes or even some hours out of every day, time you can use for something more productive or enjoyable. Read More >>

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How to Charge Any Phone Wirelessly

More and more phones are adding wireless charging capabilities, but if you’re using an older handset or one that still needs a cable to juice up — hello, Google Pixel 2 — you don’t have to be left out of the party. Here’s a straightforward guide to the kit you need to charge up any phone by just placing it down on a surface. Read More >>

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The Best New Features We’ve Found in the Android P Beta

Android P is here, for those who want it, with a compatible device and the patience to put up with a few extra bugs and crashes. We’ve been playing around with the beta OS on a Pixel 2, and these are the most promising features we’ve come across so far—including a few hidden goodies Google hasn’t mentioned yet. Read More >>

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How to Bring Back Any Device From The Dead

Computer, tablet, or phone not starting, or seemingly frozen in time? Before you take it down to the local repair shop, or send it off to the professionals, here are the cheat codes to use to try and get your device back on its feet—it might be you can save yourself a hefty repair bill by fixing the issue yourself. Read More >>

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Find and Remove the Most Troublesome Apps on Any Device

Bad apps are draining your battery life, sucking up your local storage, and causing your devices to crash more often than they should—and the worst part is, you might not realise who the worst offenders are. Here’s how to track down badly behaving apps on the major desktop and mobile platforms, and kick them to the kerb. Read More >>

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How to Set Up All the Tech in Your Home So Family and Guests Don’t Hate You

You’ve got your smart home tech and other gadgets all set up just so, but if you have a family or steady stream of guests passing through, you might also want to make all these devices easily accessible to other people too. Whether you’re running an Airbnb or just have demanding relatives, here are a few tips to bear in mind. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Do on Your Phone Before Taking a Trip

Taking a trip away from home can be good for the body and soul, but it also means you’re going to be without the safety net of your home and office Wi-Fi, and might even involve piggybacking on a different data network and living through a different time zone. Your smartphone can adapt, if you know the right tricks—which we’ll share here. Read More >>

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Every Single Setting in iOS Control Centre And How Each One Works

It’s your all-in-one iPhone settings screen, accessible with a swipe up from the bottom of the display (or a swipe down from the top-right corner on an iPhone X or a double-tap of the Home button on an iPad). But do you know what all the Control Centre options and switches actually do? And how you can make the most of them? Read More >>

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O2 and Arqiva are Teaming Up to Improve London’s Mobile Connectivity

O2 clearly has big plans for the future. Not only did it buy a huge chunk of spectrum during the recent Ofcom auction, It's just teamed up with communications infrastructure company Arqiva to improve the mobile connectivity in a number of London boroughs. The idea being to improve the general connectivity for people, ready for when 5G services start going online. Read More >>

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All the Ways Smartphone Cameras Have Improved Over the Years

Year after year, smartphone cameras have become more capable, more versatile, and more of a reason to leave your DSLR at home. So what are the tech innovations that have made the Pixel 2, the iPhone X, the Galaxy S9 and others such good photo takers compared to that old iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5? Read More >>

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11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked

No one likes getting hacked, and it’s generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your chances of minimising the damage. These are the main warning signs to look out for, what they might mean, and some quick pointers about what you should do next. Read More >>

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Why Your Passwords Aren’t Strong Enough—And What to do About it

Passwords are your way into almost all of your online accounts, from social networks to email platforms, but how do you know whether the ones you’re using are strong enough to stand up to repeated hacking attempts? If you want to know how to do a self-audit on password security, and the best combinations to use to keep your data safe, we’ve asked the experts to explain. Read More >>

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What Can Google Lens Actually Do for You Right Now

Few apps are getting as much hype from Google right now as Google Lens, which taps into the machine learning AI that Google is currently so fond of. That AI lets the app recognise all kinds of stuff through your phone’s camera, and take action on it. It’s available now through Google Photos for Android and iOS, so is it the future of phone apps? And what exactly can it do for you? Read More >>

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How to Make Your iPhone and Mac Work Together Seamlessly

Apple has a definite tendency to get its devices working well with each other before considering such distractions as Android or Windows, and over the years the iPhone and the Mac have built up a strong understanding. You might not appreciate just how many different ways they can seamlessly work together—here’s what you need to know. Read More >>

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Here’s How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop

It makes more sense than ever to put some Android apps on you laptop. As well as giving you access to apps that have no desktop or web equivalent (like Snapchat), it’s great for playing games on the big screen—we got Alto’s Adventure up and running on the Pixelbook with no problems, and plenty of other games would benefit from the extra screen space too. Read More >>