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How To Look This Good In A Selfie
Whether you love them or loathe them, it looks as though the selfie is not going away any time soon. They have been criticized for making people narcissistic but is there anything wrong with documenting your life and sharing it with those who love and know you best? That... Read more
How to Create Wavy Text in Photoshop
Photoshop has always been very good at warping and bending images or text by using its many Transform tools. If you’ve been using Adobe Photoshop a long time, you may not know some of the shortcuts and extra options that have developed in more recent versions. If you’re using CS6 upwards,... Read more
How To Watch Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event On Wednesday
Microsoft’s first event of 2015 will cover the consumer edition of Windows 10, featuring virtual assistant Cortana, Xbox One integration and the formation of one platform for mobile, tablet and PC. Brandon LeBlanc announced the event would be webcast on January 21 (tomorrow), saying “you’ll hear directly from senior... Read more
How To Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop For iOS
Chrome Remote Desktop has been a service from Google that has been around for a while now, in fact, it’s been knocking around for years. The service basically allowed users to gain access to a Mac or Windows computer from another computer or an Android device. Up until now... Read more
How To Use Dodge And Burn In Photoshop
Back in the olden days of photography, when you needed a dark room and trays of exotic chemicals to develop a photograph, rudimentary photo alteration was still going on. The Victorian equivalent of Photoshop was double exposures, aperture techniques, burning and dodging. To burn and dodge was to cover... Read more
Make Your Own Cloaking Device For Only $49
Ever since science fiction was popular, there has been the idea of an Invisibility Cloak. When I was a kid, my dad used to joke that he must have been cloaked when another driver cut him up on the road! Well, maybe one day we will be able to... Read more
How To Make The Most Of Your Chromecast Backdrop
Bundled as part of the Chromecast software, you now get a customisable screensaver called Backdrop, which kicks in whenever you are not casting something to your device. It’s well worth taking a few minutes to set it up and turn your TV into a HD slideshow with clock, weather... Read more
How To Disable Startup Programs In Windows
If you are anything like me, then you will have lots of software on your PC. The trouble with this is that it takes longer and longer for Windows to start up. There are so many programs that add themselves to the list of programs, which start when you boot... Read more
How To Play Games On Your Chromecast
While most of you probably bought a Chromecast to watch streaming videos on your television, the clever little device is capable of so much more. Have you considered the possibilities of playing games using your Chromecast? If you have a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and if you’ve got a... Read more
Lost iPhone Data? Perform A Rescue Yourself With iFonebox
Don’t you just hate it when you lose your data? I mean, you ‘think’ you’ve backed up what you consider mission critical information, but when it comes to the crunch you know that you will have inevtably missed something! Time for iFonebox to step up on your behalf. iFonebox... Read more
Check Your Website with Integrity
Integrity is a fast, accurate and productive tool for checking your website. With this application you can easily locate your website’s broken links. The application also checks images as well as all the internal and external links. Integrity provides support for ‘soft 404s’and you can see any problems in an easy... Read more
Keep Your Passwords Safe with Password Safe
Password Safe allows you to manage your old passwords and to easily and quickly generate, store, organize, retrieve, and use complex new passwords, using password policies that you control. Once stored, your user names and passwords are just a few clicks away. Using Password Safe you can organize your passwords... Read more
How To Find Cheaper Airfares Online
I didn’t know the until recently, but on on any airline there maybe up to ten different price points for a single economy seat! Ridiculous isn’t it? For instance, there maybe someone who paid £60 for a seat and they could be sat next to someone who has paid... Read more
Netflix Will Trick Your Kids This New Year’s Eve (If You Want)
Let’s face it – New Year’s Eve is cool and all, but sometimes parents don’t want to wait up with their kids until the ball drops at the midnight hour. Sometimes, parents are tired and don’t want to wait up at all; they just want to go to bed.... Read more
Continuity: How to Disable Calls On iPad
Apple are great innovators. They make great products, which are well built and have some amazing features. With the announcement of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple introduced a great new feature called, Continuity. This feature allows you to field phone calls and text messages from your iOS devices and... Read more
How to Rearrange Instagram Filters
Here at Techbeat, we reported last week that Instagram had announced a, well needed, update for both the iOS and Android app. Top of the change-log list was the addition of five new filters.  All of these take a more subtle approach to enhancing your images. There is a... Read more
Top 10 Windows 7 Tips
Have you ever wondered just how some people really get, what seems like, full use of their computer?  Sure we all played Minesweeper and wrote the occasional Word document when we first started out using computers.  Nowadays computers are a regular part of everyday life.  From playing games to... Read more
How to Make Windows Download Folder React Quicker in Windows 7
Microsoft isn’t the best at learning what you like to do with your files. In fact, come to think about it, no computer is really good at this. Sure you can use scripts to tell the computer to accomplish certain tasks in certain ways, but for the average user... Read more