Don’t Panic About Your iPhone 12’s Green Tint (Yet)

Don’t Panic About Your iPhone 12’s Green Tint (Yet)

If you’re lucky, you have a brand-new iPhone 12 to play with. If you’re unlucky, your device’s OLED screen has a mysterious green tint to it. You can see if this is the case by turning the lights off in your room and restarting your iPhone, viewing a darker image,…

Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: Cabin Fever Edition

Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: Cabin Fever Edition

Remember that old curse about living in “interesting times?” Well, we’re there, but I had no idea that interesting times would be so damn boring, though. While history-defining events are unfolding daily, I’m over here getting into making homemade pickles and bingeing entire seasons of 60 Days In. If I…

Amazon’s Black Friday Sale: Everything You Need To Know

Amazon’s Black Friday Sale: Everything You Need To Know

Calling online shopping fanatics. Amazon is hosting its third Black Friday event in Australia, with tens of thousands of bargains landing on 27 November at the stroke of midnight. Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon’s Black Friday sale: including a sneak peak at some of the deals on…

Stop Glasses From Fogging Up With a Band-Aid on Your Mask

Stop Glasses From Fogging Up With a Band-Aid on Your Mask

We’ve covered a bunch of anti-fog hacks here ever since masks became commonplace, but a doctor recently tweeted an even simpler one than folding the top of the mask, using a piece of tissue, or coating your lenses with anti-fog spray. It’s a band-aid.

Don’t Throw Away Your VHS Tapes

Don’t Throw Away Your VHS Tapes

Technology has taken us from tapes to DVDs to digital streaming in just a few decades. But while a teenager today may have no idea what a VHS tape is, many of us who were around between 1977 and the rise of DVDs in 1997 might still have old VHS…

What If You Only Make the Parts of the Turkey You Like?

What If You Only Make the Parts of the Turkey You Like?

It’s accepted culinary wisdom that breaking down a turkey into its various parts and cooking them to their own, unique target temperatures is the best way to prepare the bird. But for a lot us, there’s no reason to buy a whole bird this year at all. If you happen…

Who Is Your Fictional Parenting Role Model?

Who Is Your Fictional Parenting Role Model?

We talked earlier this week about how our own parents helped shape — in ways both good and bad — how we parent our own kids. But the truth is that we are not influenced solely by our own upbringing; no, we are also influenced by the fictional parenting of…

How to Restrict Your Kid’s TikTok Access

How to Restrict Your Kid’s TikTok Access

Earlier this year, TikTok implemented what it calls “Family Pairing,” a parental control tool that lets parents link their child’s TikTok account with their own, giving them direct control over the child’s privacy settings. Now, the short-form video platform app is further expanding the ways parents can, through this tool,…

How to Travel the World With YouTube Cooking Videos

How to Travel the World With YouTube Cooking Videos

Coronavirus has shut down restaurant dining and broken my heart. I pretty much abandoned onsite eating last spring, and I’m not sure when I’ll feel comfortable enough to return. I especially miss my favourite Indian and Ethiopian spots. They were more than places to eat — they let me travel,…

Our Favourite Updates to Chrome 87 and Firefox 83

Our Favourite Updates to Chrome 87 and Firefox 83

New versions of Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers dropped yesterday, and if you haven’t yet updated, now’s as good a time as any: Visit the “About Chrome” or “About Firefox” portion of your browser, both under each browser’s help menu, and it will start updating automatically. While that’s chugging…

How to Set Up Surround Sound on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

How to Set Up Surround Sound on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X might delivery better graphics and faster load times, but did you ever stop to think about how your next-gen gaming experience sounds? Both consoles support 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound from speakers or sound bars, as well as virtual surround sound through headphones….

Aldi Is Slinging Some Wildly Cheap Fans for Summer

Aldi Is Slinging Some Wildly Cheap Fans for Summer

Summer is here, my soon-to-be-sweaty friends. And that means you’re probably going to want to be in close proximity to a top-quality fan like, yesterday. Lucky for us, Aldi has dropped some very affordable options if you’re in the market for a fan or air purifier. A lot of these…

How to Send a Disappearing ‘Fleet’ on Twitter

How to Send a Disappearing ‘Fleet’ on Twitter

After several months in beta, Twitter’s “Fleets” feature is now rolling out to all iOS and Android users. Despite Twitter marketing Fleets as “disappearing” Tweets, they’re really yet another version of the popular “stories” feature found on most social media platforms (including LinkedIn, for some reason), featuring content that only…

How to Transition a Toddler to a ‘Big Kid Bed’

How to Transition a Toddler to a ‘Big Kid Bed’

So, your toddler is embarking on the journey from a crib to a bed. It’s both an inevitable transition and one of the most blatant signs your baby isn’t your baby anymore; they are becoming your big kid (and how dare they!). Knowing when — and how — to make…

Masks Protect the Wearer, Too

Masks Protect the Wearer, Too

We’ve known since close to the start of the pandemic that wearing a mask protects other people from your own respiratory droplets. But shouldn’t masks protect the wearer, as well? The science wasn’t available to answer that question at first, but it’s probably true. The CDC recently updated their mask…

How to Make Virtual Makeup Look More Realistic

How to Make Virtual Makeup Look More Realistic

Virtual filters have long been popular on social media, but in the accelerated digital world, wearing virtual makeup is for more than selfies. From digital parties to professional meetings, it’s become increasingly common to find skin-smoothing features on video apps or use filters to alter how you look. If you’re…

Make Sure macOS Big Sur Doesn’t Brick Your Older MacBook

Make Sure macOS Big Sur Doesn’t Brick Your Older MacBook

Apologies to the crew up in Redmond, but I usually associate “disasters after upgrading to a new version of an operating system” with Microsoft’s giant feature releases for Windows 10. However, it’s Apple’s turn to enjoy some embarrassment this week: According to numerous reports, upgrading to macOS Big Sur allegedly…

6 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time

6 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time

The second of our Finance Glow Up seminars in partnership with CUA took place on 21 October and was full of useful tips on going green while saving money. It was hosted by Toni May creative director Laura Byrne with CUA money expert Emmanuel Davatzis and, at the end of…

How to Keep Your Best Mate (Dog) From Overheating During Summer

How to Keep Your Best Mate (Dog) From Overheating During Summer

Summer is well and truly here, my Australian pals. Long days at brutal temperatures are set to leave us sweaty and lethargic for months to come. Are you ready? Is your air conditioner ready? As the 2020 State of the Climate report indicated, extreme weather and high temperatures are not…

You Should Add Bitter Bianco to Your Whiskey

You Should Add Bitter Bianco to Your Whiskey

I did not plan to make this drink today. I planned to make a drink that featured a lot of Campari, because I love Campari. But sadly, I am out of Campari. The liquor store is not far, but it is very cold out, and the ever-rising number of COVID…

How to the Watch the Launch of the First NASA/SpaceX Commercial Mission

How to the Watch the Launch of the First NASA/SpaceX Commercial Mission

After decades of space travel — and a 24-hour delay — NASA is flying commercial. Later today, NASA is set to launch its first operational commercial crew mission with SpaceX, known as “Crew-1,” from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, travelling to the International Space Station. Here’s how to watch.