Know Your Network: Router Hardware 101

Know Your Network: Router Hardware 101

Buying and configuring a new wireless router can be a mind-numbing exercise. You might not need much hand-holding if you’re pretty confident in your geeky skills, but there are plenty of people who know next to nothing about wireless networking. Some boxy device they bought a few years ago lets…

How To Use Facebook Messenger’s Advanced Parental Controls

How To Use Facebook Messenger’s Advanced Parental Controls

Facebook is basically always in the news for some privacy concern or another. In one such case, they—rightfully so—caught a lot of flak last summer when its Messenger Kids app inadvertently allowed kids to enter group chats with users their parents hadn’t approved. At the time, Facebook called it a…

Avoid Food Waste With An ‘Eat This First’ Shelf

Avoid Food Waste With An ‘Eat This First’ Shelf

If you find yourself buying more fresh produce than you actually eat, or letting your conscientiously-stored leftovers languish in the fridge before you finally dump them into the trash, it might be time to reorganise your food storage system and make the stuff you need to eat right away the…

The Most Complained-About Companies In NSW

The Most Complained-About Companies In NSW

Even the most-respected of companies disappoint us sometimes and when that happens, there are complaints registers available for us around the country to air our frustrations or injustices. NSW Fair Trading has recently released the complaints for December 2019 and while there are a few usual suspects, a number of…

Five Ways To Eat Avocado (That Isn’t Toast Or Guacamole)

Five Ways To Eat Avocado (That Isn’t Toast Or Guacamole)

I don’t know about you, but I am experiencing avocado toast fatigue. There’s nothing wrong with it, but this nation-wide obsession is clouding our brains and preventing us from realising other delicious avocado applications. If you need help getting out of your avo-toast rut, we can help. Here are five…

Beware Of USB ‘Juice Jacking’

Beware Of USB ‘Juice Jacking’

Have you ever used a public charging station to charge your mobile phone when it runs out of battery? If so, watch out for “juice jacking”. Cybercriminals are on the prowl to infect your mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers and access your personal data, or install malware…

How To Avoid The Biggest Track Day Mistakes

How To Avoid The Biggest Track Day Mistakes

There are few shames deep enough to compete with that of showing up at a track day and proving yourself to be woefully, incompetently unprepared. While we all have to learn somehow, it’s still possible to identify all those silly mistakes and figure out how to prevent them before you…

How To Install iCloud As A Progressive Web App On Android

How To Install iCloud As A Progressive Web App On Android

Apple’s has redesigned the mobile version of iCloud, and if you live in a divided house—Android and iOS/iPadOS devices living in perfect harmony—you should check out the new website, especially if you’re on an Android smartphone or tablet. In fact, you might even go so far as to install it…

Video: V8 Supercars Vs Kangaroos

Video: V8 Supercars Vs Kangaroos

Down in Bathurst, V8 Supercars and GT cars alike have been racing for years at Mount Panorama Circuit and this weekend at the Bathurst 12 Hour was no different. Except this year, the endurance racers were joined by a few of the locals for qualifying.

Cut Back On Alcohol With These Tips

Cut Back On Alcohol With These Tips

It’s February and many people are starting to put into place their New Year’s resolution to drink less alcohol. On the flip side, plenty of people are starting to fall back into their old, boozy habits. Here are some tips that will help you stay on the right path.

Calculate How Many Days You Have Been A Parent

Calculate How Many Days You Have Been A Parent

Have you ever wondered exactly how many days you’ve been a parent? No? Well, me either. That is, until I saw this post on Facebook by Adore Them Parenting. I couldn’t help myself and now you won’t be able to either; responses in the comments of the post ranged from…

This Maths Video Game Is Actually Fun

This Maths Video Game Is Actually Fun

My son came home from school one day a few months ago asking whether he could play yet another new video game a friend had told him about. This happens a couple of times a month—and often results in me researching the game and then disappointing him with my answer…

Ask Yourself How You Want To Make People Feel

Ask Yourself How You Want To Make People Feel

A lot of us interact with others on the basis of “what do I hope to get out of this experience?” At work, we go into meetings hoping we’ll be able to say something intelligent (or, in some cases, sit quietly until the meeting is over); at home, we gather…

You Can Totally Cook Crab Cakes In A Waffle Maker

You Can Totally Cook Crab Cakes In A Waffle Maker

A crab cake does not initially seem like a good candidate for waffling. After all, a good one is all about honouring the delicate nature of the (expensive) crab meat. If you took the time to purchase a pound of said meat to make your own crab cakes, this is…

How To Spot Fake News On Social Media

How To Spot Fake News On Social Media

The news keeps getting more upsetting: there are bushfires in Australia, earthquakes in Puerto Rico and a powderkeg situation in Iran, and that’s just been the past few days.

10 Things You Should Do When You Start A New Job

10 Things You Should Do When You Start A New Job

If you’ve landed a new job to kickstart 2020, congratulations! When you’re a new recruit, it can be exciting and daunting at the same time; you’re eager to learn new things but you don’t want to make a wrong move and step on any toes, because first impressions matter. Here…

The Best Ways To Use Your Old Silica Gel Packets

The Best Ways To Use Your Old Silica Gel Packets

Some hacks don’t withstand the test of time. They become victims of ever-evolving technology or simply fall out of fashion. But when it comes to silica gel packets, the hacks are still top quality.

Your Starbucks Cup May Not Be Getting Recycled

Your Starbucks Cup May Not Be Getting Recycled

In response to growing concerns around Starbucks’ issues of waste, this year, the coffee chain announced trial runs for its latest recyclable and compostable cup designs in U.S. cities like San Francisco and Seattle. Back in 2018, Starbucks also began rolling out its clear, recyclable sippy cups to be used…

Why Does Pineapple Make Your Tongue Burn?

Why Does Pineapple Make Your Tongue Burn?

If you’ve ever sunk your teeth into a zesty chunk of pineapple, you’ll know that before too long the pineapple bites back. Not in a literal way, of course, but it has its revenge in the form of an all-over mouth tingle that verges on burning territory. It puts a…

The Best Way To Quickly Install Apps On A New Windows PC

The Best Way To Quickly Install Apps On A New Windows PC

One of the very first things I do when I’m faced with a fresh operating system is to fire up its default browse – the meh Edge or Safari – and head straight to Ninite (Windows) or macapps.link (Mac). Both sites allow you to pick and choose apps you’d like…

How To Restore Gmail’s Missing Dark Mode On Android

How To Restore Gmail’s Missing Dark Mode On Android

As an iPhone user with a Gmail address, I’m envious of all the Android owners who get to use dark mode in their Gmail apps. While Google claims such magic is available on iOS, I’ve never seen the option—and I’m not alone. So I’m enjoying a little schadenfreude at recent…

What To Do With Leftover Dip

What To Do With Leftover Dip

Unless you made the exact, correct amount of food for yesterday’s large game, you probably have leftovers, and one (or more) of those leftovers may be some sort of dip. Getting rid of bonus dip is not a chore, and chips and dip is a valid meal choice, but if…

A Beginner’s Guide To TikTok

A Beginner’s Guide To TikTok

So, you keep hearing about TikTok and you’ve managed to avoid downloading it for months but you’re finally considering making the leap — where do you even start? We’ll give you a step-by-step guide to setting up your account and becoming the next viral sensation.

Install These Life-Saving Electrical Gadgets In Your House

Install These Life-Saving Electrical Gadgets In Your House

Electricity is one of the most important inventions in human history and many of us would struggle to imagine everyday life without it. It’s also incredibly dangerous when it’s not safely contained. While we usually don’t think twice about using our gadgets and devices at home, on rare occasions they’re…

Here Are All The 2020 Super Bowl Ads [Updated]

Here Are All The 2020 Super Bowl Ads [Updated]

Whether you’re a fan of American football or couldn’t care less, the Super Bowl is always worth watching for the assortment of crazy adverts. Each year, the world’s biggest brands spend astronomical sums of money to debut new commercials in this highly coveted time slot. If you missed yesterday’s game,…

Here’s How Much Sex Everybody Is Having

Here’s How Much Sex Everybody Is Having

Take a minute to think about when you had sex for the first time, how much sex you have, and whether you think other people are doing it more or less than you. Chances are, you’re more normal than you think.

How To Reduce Your Electricity Bill

How To Reduce Your Electricity Bill

Australia’s catastrophic bushfires have left thousands of Aussies across New South Wales and Victoria without power, a situation that could last several weeks. Additionally, damage to the Snowy Hydro’s power transmission lines has reduced the stability of the East Coast’s power supply. To help out, the government is urging all…