Fix This iPhone Battery Bug by Ditching Apple Music

Cases of an odd battery-draining iOS bug are on the rise and the Apple Music app appears to be the culprit, with reports showing that the app can rapidly eat up to 95 per cent of a device’s battery for no reason. The issue affects a wide variety of iOS…

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Get a Custom Playlist with Spotify’s ‘Soundtrack Your Workout’ Tool

Bored with your workout mix? Us too. Especially if you’ve been working out at home — alone — for the duration of the pandemic, it’s unsurprising that you’re tired of listening to the same music, and perfectly understandable if you also feel overwhelmed at the idea of making a fresh…

How to Pin Comments on Your Instagram Posts

Comment threads are the Mos Eisleys of the internet and the comment sections on social media are some of the worst, especially on posts from popular accounts. To help create a more positive vibe, Instagram is now letting you pin up to three comments at the top of your posts…

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How to Block Rickrolls on Zoom

Nowadays, it feels like Zoom is never going to give us up, remote working is never going to let us down, and we’re never going to run around anywhere again, because we’ll be stuck in a quarantine for another year. And if that’s as much Rick Astley as you need…

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Yes, Letting a Pet Lick You Can Be Deadly

We’ve likely all had a friendly dog give us a slobbery smooch at some point in our lives but, in some cases, it can actually be fatal. Any good dog lover will tell you their dog loves to show its love by delivering a slurpy lick directly to their face….

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How to Find The Right Wall Mount for Your TV

If you’re after that clean look you get from hoisting your flat panel up onto a wall, or you’re redecorating and want to know where to start, it all begins with selecting and installing the right wall bracket for your TV.

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What You Need To Know About Getting Immunised Before You Travel

With the pandemic having caused massive upset within the travel industry, some have envisioned a future in which you’ll need to prove you’ve had a COVID-19 immunisation before you can travel. Of course, such a vaccine doesn’t exist yet, let alone any regulations requiring you to get one. But for…

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How to Try Out Android’s New ‘AirDrop’ Feature

I remember when Apple first launched AirDrop on iOS back in 2013. A different version had already been around on the Mac for some time, and it was irrelevant, because AirDrop was far more useful when you could shoot files between different iPhones and laptops, not just the latter. At…

How to Get Rid of Samsung’s Ads on Your Galaxy Phone

I don’t have a Samsung smartphone, but if I did, I’d be pretty pissed about paying anywhere from $1,400-$2,800 for a device that comes packed full of native advertising. Your not-so-meager investment apparently isn’t enough for Samsung, which has taken to filling its default apps on its devices full of…

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Ease Yourself Back Into the Gym With a Home Setup

Going to the gym isn’t always practical for time or distance reasons, and while walking and/or jogging is basically free, it’s not always the most pleasant activity if it’s bucketing down rain outside. That’s where a home gym comes into its own.

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How to Transport Makeup Without Breakage or Spillage

You’re getting off the plane and you head to the bathroom to freshen up. You open your makeup bag, reach in, and end up with a colourful hand painted in sparkling eyeshadow and some kind of goo. Is that… facial wash? It is. You didn’t pack your makeup correctly, and…

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How to Predict ‘Animal Crossing’ Meteor Showers to the Second

One of the easiest things to predict in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the weather — and I’m not just talking about when it’s going to be a lovely sunny day on [your island name here]. With a brand-new data-mining hack, you’ll be able to know exactly when rainbows and the…

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You Can Waffle Onion Rings Straight From the Freezer

Eaters of onion rings have, at one point in their lives, bitten into an onion ring only to have the onion portion slide out of its crunchy home. It’s not the worst thing that can happen, but it is pretty frustrating, as the soft onion and fried batter are supposed…

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Ditch Basic Avo on Toast For KFC’s Latest Brekky Recipe For Champs

KFC’s done it again. It’s giving us food envy just as we kick off a new week. This time around the fast food chain is upping the concept of a traditional Aussie brunch staple — avo on toast — with plenty of new additions. Here’s the recipe in all its…

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Lovehoney Are Offering 70% Off On Their Most Popular Items

If you’re looking to spice up the second half of 2020, Lovehoney are offering 70% off on Australia’s favourite sex toys to celebrate the EOFY. There’s a huge range of toys, lubricants, bondage gear and lingerie items on sale for your personal pleasure, primed to kick your July off with…

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Download Pantone’s Free New App to Create Perfect Colour Palettes

Are you someone who appreciates the subtle difference between two similar shades of red? Do you anxiously await the announcement of Pantone’s colour of the year? Are you constantly making mental plans to redo various rooms in your home, despite not actually having the time, money or energy to do…

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Take Online Cooking Classes with Celebrity Chefs for Charity

With all this time at home this year, a lot of people have been getting into cooking. While some are just starting off and mastering basics like eggs (they’re harder than they look!), other more experienced home chefs are taking on new, more challenging projects. If you fall into that…

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Why Some Are Refusing Coronavirus Tests

Last week, outgoing chief medical officer Brendan Murphy announced all returned travellers would be tested for COVID-19 before and after quarantine. Some were surprised testing was not already required. Others were outraged some 30% of returned travellers in hotel quarantine in Victoria had declined to be tested. This is insane!…

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You Should Grill More Chicken Hearts

I have never shied away from a visceral meat-eating experience. I find eating bone-in chops and steaks, offal, and even a literal face all deeply enjoyable. Bone-in steaks are a little pricey for everyday consumption, and faces take a lot of prep — but chicken hearts are cheap, easy to…

How to Successfully Start a New Job Remotely

It’s hard to think of any professions that haven’t been impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Whether you lost your job, transitioned to working from home or have had to follow new protocols as an essential worker, most people have seen significant changes in their work lives in the past…