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Dodgy Downloads – What to Look Out For
Protect yourself from dubious downloads with our handy guide to staying safe online.  The internet’s great, isn’t it? Infinite variety and everything you want is just a click away – what’s not to love?! Well, as many of us have experience first hand, sadly all that glitters is not... Read more
How To Use Chromecast Guest Mode
One of the many joys of owning a Chromecast is the ability for multiple devices to connect to it. This means if you have several people in front of your television, any of them with a smartphone or tablet can cast content to the screen, add videos to a... Read more
Which Drone Is Best For You?
Drones have become a popular hobby for many and not just among aerial photography enthusiasts, some people actually enjoy just the thrill of mastering the controls of a quadcopter. A certain amount of skill is required to fly these four-propeller drones but thankfully there is enough choice out there... Read more
How To Send Your Parents A Tech Support Package
If you’ve ever made the mistake of offering to help your parents out with their computer, only to realise later that this is a lifelong commitment to offer 24 hour technical support, then Google may have the answer to your prayers. There exists a place online where Google will... 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 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 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
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
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
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 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
Tidy up your Google Drive with These 5 Neat Tips
Google Drive gives you lots of space in order to store everything from documents, photos and forms but like any other huge closet, it inevitably gets a little messy. Here are five tips on how to keep your virtual storage cupboard organized and tidy. Organise Your Storage Space Image... Read more
How to Erase your Download Logs in OS X
If you didn’t already know, Mac OS X keeps a continuous log of every file that you download, from MP3’s to PDF’s and everything in between. The only exception to this is apps from the Mac App Store. The system is set up that way, so in the event... Read more
How to get Internet Access on the Tube
Virgin Media’s Tube Wi-Fi network has become a great service for commuters and passengers since it’s launch to help visitors for the 2012 London Olympics, stay connected whilst travelling. Now, thanks to deals with networks, it is essentially a free service to almost all people who use a mobile phone. If... Read more
How To Legally Download Free Music
It’s now 13 years since the first iPod was launched, and whether it’s on our Apple device, our phone or our MP3 player, most of us now have a portable music library we carry around with us. When MP3 players first came out people scoffed at the idea of... Read more
How To Secure Your Wireless Network
Do you use a Wireless network in your home? They are great in terms of flexibility, but you do need to protect your network against hackers. Lots of people assume their home router is not at any risk, but that is not correct. Wireless networks use radio waves, which... Read more
Pocket Quick Guide
There are lots of ‘read-it-later’ services that are available on the Internet but Pocket is one of the best there is. It has changed a lot since the Instapaper-esq functions of the original service, to now encompass a broader range of tools. A key feature of Pocket is the way that... Read more