There are few smartphone hacks as useful as ones that extend your device’s battery life, and via this Reddit post by user u/neq, you might be able to give your Android phone’s battery life a significant boost by disabling to a relatively unknown feature.
Game of Thrones may be long over, but winter is still coming. This would typically mean spending more time at home as the mercury drops, but this year many of us are already there.
In the past decade, smartphones have gone from being a status item to an indispensable part of our everyday lives. And we spend a lot of time on them, around four hours a day on average. For many people reading this, that number will be much higher.
NSW’s mobile phone detection cameras came into operation in December 2019 around the state. While they don’t look too different from regular speed of red light cameras, there are a few key differences for you to understand. Here’s what we know.
Technology continues to offer us simpler, faster and better ways of doing the things we enjoy and that technological progression is only likely to get better each year. The downfall to all this is that as the science behind these leaps gets more complicated, we tend to lose touch with…
There are a lot of mistakes that buyers can make if they aren’t careful that could end up costing them, including not understanding your budget or comparing deals. But the worst mistake, according to Edmunds, often comes after a savvy shopper closes their deal.
The Office went off the air in 2013, the same year Slack launched to the public. That means that, sadly, our heroes at Dunder-Mifflin weren’t able to experience the joy and the pain of the service. But what if they did?
Windows: Updating your computer, and the apps on it, is one of the most basic bits of maintenance everyone should know how to do. And while your operating system should make this easy for you by running most updates on your behalf, there’s no reason to let it have all…
If you have a computer with Thunderbolt ports, you may be at risk of a serious firmware flaw known as “Thunderspy.” The vulnerability, which was discovered by security researcher Björn Ruytenberg, affects all Thunderbolt ports and USB-C or DisplayPort ports that support Thunderbolt cables. It gives a hacker full access…
The popular digital PC games marketplace Green Man Gaming is having a huge 10th-anniversary sale that includes tons of great games at some of their lowest prices ever. The promotion runs until May 31, but there are other goodies you can get if you buy something within the next few…
I don’t generally think to clean my oven unless I need to pass a move-out inspection or bits of burnt food lurking within it start setting off my smoke alarm. But the longer you put it off, the grosser your oven gets, so go ahead and tackle it right now.
Fresh pasta is preferable to dried in most cases, but I do not have a pasta machine, nor am I in possession of very much upper body strength. Because of these shortcomings, most of my pasta-making efforts in the past have ended in too-thick noodles that take forever to cook,…
You’re not the only one struggling at the thought of jumping out of bed to workout in the morning as temperatures start to dip. Although some might balk at the idea of using an unstable surface to exercise, there are some movements that are perfectly okay to do in bed.
On July 16, 1439, King Henry VI banned mouth-to-mouth kissing in England in an attempt to halt the spread of disease through the kingdom. Needless to say, the unpopular law didn’t last very long. However, it turns out that the overly pious monarch may have been onto something: studies have…
We know Mr. Clean “Magic Erasers” as the white pads with a shiny bald man telling you to remove scuff marks from walls. But these little scrubbers — known generically as melamine foam sponges — can clean so much more than walls and baseboards.
In the days before COVID-19, New York City was the most-visited city in the United States. But as the epicentre of the outbreak, it is no longer overrun (or even mildly occupied) by tourists. At this point, not even locals are able to spend time in their city, but right now,…
As the pandemic stretches on and winter approaches, you may be wondering if there are safe ways to get outside and see other people, in person, without risking transmission. How safe is it for two friends to meet at the park—even while observing physical distancing?
Not long ago, a fire started close to my area. It moved fast, and through news reports, we watched it snake its way toward our sleepy, suburban neighbourhood. By evening, there were mandatory evacuations about 1km away from us.
Movie theatres across most of the U.S. are still closed for business; however, Alamo Draft House is opening its virtual doors in a way, allowing you to rent and buy a pretty decent list of arthouse films on its site.
If you’ve ever made a meringue, custard, or super-fluffy sour, you have experienced the predicament of excess egg. Whether it be a white or yolk, throwing away the unused portion of an egg feels bad and wasteful, and I am not interested in feeling either of those feelings.
We’re all getting creative with how we celebrate big milestones while also physically distancing our way through the pandemic. One popular tactic, particularly for birthdays, has been the drive-by party parade. Guests “gather” around the block by lining up in their cars and then drive by the birthday boy/girl’s home,…
There’s a lot you can’t do in a pandemic—at least, if you’re smart. You shouldn’t be going to the shops (even if it’s open), nor should you even consider just lollygagging around the Apple store and taking stupid pictures on their demo devices.
Fasting is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks to proponents who claim it activates weight loss. Everyone these days, it seems, is skipping their breakfasts or drinking only water every third day. But is fasting actually good for you? And (more importantly to some) will it make you lose weight?
If you love hoarding clothes and aren’t ready to give up on your wardrobe favourites (and still insist on shopping), we have just the hack for you to triple the space you have to hang your clothes. In fact, it’ll only take you a few seconds.
It is difficult to refer to what dogs, as a collective, like and dislike and how they behave. Just as humans do, dogs all have their own personalities and learned preferences and so can differ dramatically in how they approach life and what they take from it.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’ve left finding a Mother’s Day gift until the last minute. We’ve collated a cool list of ideas that will get to your mum on time for her special day and leave her feeling giddy with excitement.
Sick of searching for NBN plans? Wish someone would just tell you which plan to pick? Every week at WhistleOut, we review over 1,400 plan documents across the telco space to hunt down the best value options. Here’s our current winner for the NBN 100 speed tier.
Don’t let the pandemic ruin your weekly board game nights. In the video above, I share some ways I’ve been playing some of my favourite board games—including RISK, Monopoly and Settlers of Catan—online.
Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged stress. Given the nonstop barrage of stressors these past few months, many of us are probably well on our way to developing burnout, if we aren’t there already.
Google Authenticator is getting its first big update since September of 2017, and you’ll enjoy more than just a few cosmetic upgrades once the updated app rolls out to your Android (and eventually, we hope, your iPhone/iPad).
For more than 70 years, The Hartford Insurance Group has been training kids to become “junior fire marshals”—and now, with so many children out of school during the pandemic, the company has created an online training academy so children can continue to learn about fire prevention from the safety of…
Every day the internet forces me to confront the fact that I am much older than I think I am. Recently, this (since deleted) tweet did a nice job of it:
My love for the McMuffin and McMuffin-esque breakfast sandwiches is not a secret. The tender English muffin, salty meat, melted cheese, and perfectly round egg create a beautiful breakfast bite. Making your own version at home is not an excessively difficult task, but the round, steamed egg is crucial.