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How To Find Reliable Tech Support For Family And Friends

We all know those people who run into technical trouble with their devices and just want them fixed. They’re not interested in learning to help themselves, and you don’t have time to help every time they get an error message. Luckily, there are ways to get them help they can turn to — help that isn’t you. Here’s how.


Learn The Basics Of Colour Theory To Know What Looks Good

Colours are important to making things look good, whether it’s the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone instinctively knows that orange and blue is a perfect combination. If you can’t trust your own judgement, understand and rely on the basics of colour theory to always pick the right colours.


How iOS, Android And You Can Improve Smartphone Security

After various celebrities’ accounts on Apple’s iCloud servers were hacked, the company has made a point of addressing these issues. It has made new claims for the security of iOS 8, the firm’s latest phone operating system, and for its cloud services. Similarly, Google announced the next version of its Android phone operating system will encrypt all data by default. But what sort of security do these measures provide?


How To Stop Confusing Correlation And Causation

Just because two statistics appear to follow the same pattern, that doesn’t mean you can assume that one causes the other. Jonathan Borwein & Michael Rose from the University of Newcastle explain the fundamentals of correlation and causation.


Make Sure Your Phone's Photos Aren't Revealing Your Location

Your photos might be revealing your location without you realising it. Here’s how to make sure your phone doesn’t log the location of each photo you take.


The Most Common Cooking Disasters And How To Fix Them

Even if you have cooked a dish a hundred times, something can go wrong on occasion 101. Don’t panic! For the most common cooking disasters, there are ways to make sure your food doesn’t go waste.


How Your Phone Can Make You A Better Worker At The Office

At the office, don’t think that the computer is the only tool you need. Used right, your smartphone can help you better navigate life at the workplace.


Five Ways To Speed Up A Chromebook

Feel like your Chromebook is performing a little sluggishly? These tweaks can speed it up.


All The Awesome Stuff You Can Do With Google+ Photos

Even if you don’t use Google+ for its social aspects, you might want to use the service for its stellar photo capabilities alone. From unlimited photos storage to automatic enhancements and robust photo editing tools, here are the things you can do with your photos on Google+ that you might be missing out on.


Convert Handwritten Notes To Digital Text For The Best Of Both Worlds

With the world’s obsession with apps and smartphones, it’s easy to forget how a simple handwritten note is sometimes the easiest way to jot down your thoughts. Luckily, you can still get the benefits of a searchable, fully-synced database using handwritten notes and get the best of both worlds.