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11 Incredibly Useful Websites You Might Not Know About

The internet is a big place, and there’s no shame in not having explored every last corner of it – but just in case you’ve missed out on some of the very best sites the web has to offer, we’re going to pick out a few lesser-known highlights from our travels that are well worth adding to your bookmarks. 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 >>

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The Nine Best Hacks to Make Your Internet Feel Faster

Your time is precious, and you spend a lot of it inside a web browser – so shaving off seconds and minutes that you don’t need to waste can give you back a chunk of time in your day. These are the best ways to speed up your web browsing no matter what your browser or platform of choice. Read More >>

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How You Can Improve Your Favourite Maps App so it Doesn’t Suck

The mapping app on your phone isn’t always as reliable as you might hope, and despite all the advances in AI and street photography, Apple Maps and Google Maps can still benefit from some human editing. Here’s how to make your favourite maps app better for you, and everyone else who uses it. Read More >>

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How to Browse From Your Phone Anonymously

Keeping your browsing anonymous is just as important on your phone as it is on your laptop and desktop—whether you want to thwart the advertisers, stop big tech building up a profile on you, or just keep your browsing to yourself, you don’t want to leave your privacy to chance, especially considering we all use our phones for sensitive browsing more and more these days. Read More >>

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Google Photos Fixed the Bad Photo Organisation That I Spent Years Creating

If you’ve lived long enough to remember the early days of digital photography, you may well have hundreds of thousands of pictures squirrelled away on your computer, from various cameras and phones and the web, all terribly organised and almost beyond hope as far as sorting and cataloguing goes. That was my situation—until Google Photos came along. Read More >>

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All the Data Google Has Collected About You and How to Delete It

The data that Google is gathering on you stretches across Gmail, Google Maps, Android devices, web searches, smart speakers, your video viewing habits, and more. That’s a lot of information, but Google makes it available for you to view and delete if you want to—and here’s how to go about it. Read More >>

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All the New Details About Microsoft’s Rebooted Edge Browser

Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser using the same Chromium foundation blocks that sit underneath Chrome, and thanks to this week’s Build 2019 conference, we now know a lot more about what the revamped browser has to offer. Here are the details you need to know and why you might eventually end up switching to Edge. Read More >>

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How to Leave No Trace on a Borrowed Computer

Say you need to borrow someone else’s laptop or desktop, but you don’t want to leave a digital trail of breadcrumbs behind you when you’ve gone. Maybe you’re using a public computer, or maybe you’re just borrowing a friend’s and don’t want to mess up all their own settings and preferences too much — how do you make sure you don’t leave any tracks? Commit these tips to memory and use them whenever the situation arises. Read More >>

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How to Play Apple Music from the Web

Apple isn’t known for its web apps, though you can now access a lot of its core apps (in basic form) through iCloud on the web. It doesn’t include Apple Music, but Apple does make APIs available for the service that other programmers can hook into – and that means there are now several third-party online players for Apple Music. Read More >>

internet
How to Reset All of Your Browsers Back to Square One

Like an operating system reinstall, resetting your web browser can fix all kinds of problems and improve performance at the same time—squash annoying bugs, clear out dodgy and outdated extensions and get a browser that’s good as new with a hard reset. Here’s how to carry it out on all the major browsers. Read More >>

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How to Spot Genuine Discounts While Christmas Shopping

It’s shopping season, and you’re likely to be on the look-out for gifts for friends and family in the next few weeks. To limit the damage to your bank balance, you will, of course, want to do your business as cheaply as possible – but how can you spot the genuine discounts from the marketing tricks? And how do you know when a bargain really is a bargain? We’ve got some tips and some tools that can help. Read More >>

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How to Get All Your Local Media Files Streaming to a Chromebook

While you can replace a lot of desktop apps with online equivalents when using a Chromebook—and even run Linux apps—you can’t exactly transfer your local media library wholesale from Windows or macOS to your thin and light laptop. Here are some of the smartest ways to take your media library anywhere. Read More >>

internet
The Web is So Broken I’m Making Another One, Says Berners-Lee

World wide web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee is clearly having a few sleepless nights about what his invention has done to humanity, with the connectivity legend saying the current front-facing part of the internet has become "an engine of inequity and division" so he's, er, making a new one. Read More >>

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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 >>