In celebration of the 2018 World Cup, Facebook has released a colourful new squad of soccer games and bonus features on its Messenger app. If you've got time to kill in-between World Cup matches, here's how to access them on your phone!
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Mac: Just because we love symbolic links on Windows so much - thanks, Steam Mover - we're going to show you a handy macOS app that lets you set up symbolic links on Apple's operating system as well.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen some genuine innovation in the banking industry. Australia’s Big Four banks have had a stranglehold on our wallets for decades, with a lack of competition keeping fees high and consumer choice low.
Even as the internet, smartphones and apps transformed other service industries - taxis, hotels, even your Friday night takeaway - little changed in the banking sector. In fact, it was only late last year that archaic fees for using another bank’s ATM were scrapped.
Meanwhile, things have been moving a little faster in the US and Europe, where digital banks have been taking advantage of developing technologies and relaxed regulations to launch seriously attractive alternatives to the legacy banks.
Android/iOS: What's on your network? You can always pull up your router's web interface to get a sense of which devices are connected, but you're probably just going to get a list of MAC addresses and assigned IPs - not very helpful. The app Fing - Network Scanner is a great, free way to get a better idea of all the devices your router has to deal with.
The internet is always there, vast and accessible, from wherever you happen to be -\- until it isn't. Maybe you've got a long flight ahead of you and need some reading material, maybe you just want to store something for safe-keeping. Whatever your reason here's how you can download just about anything you come across on the internet with free tricks and tools.
Google Lens, once a Pixel-only feature, is now a part of the Google Photos app (or a standalone Android download). During Google I/O this year, Google announced a number of new features for Google Lens, and you can play with them on both iOS and Android right now - assuming your device now supports Lens in its Camera app (or the standalone Lens app, if it doesn't).
Can you remember the last time you wiped your MacBook and reinstalled everything? I'd guess somewhere around "never," but there are plenty of reasons you might want to Exterminatus your system, ranging from the serious (a major error with macOS) to the so-so (your system feels sluggish after all the crap you've put on it over the last three years).
For most of my life, I managed to stay relatively organised with nothing but my own memory, but I recently started using Apple's Reminders app to keep track of major work assignments and personal chores. It gets the job done, but it's not very exciting to use. I didn't even realise that fun was an option until I tested out Moleskine's excellent iOS productivity app, Actions.
In Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, Ola Cabs have been trying to grab a piece of the ride sharing pie off of Uber and Taxify. Their slice seems to be getting bigger and bigger, today launching in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Canberra.
If you're looking at using ride share services today or across this weekend - you can score some pretty decent discounts.
I typically start every work day by creating a list of the things I need to accomplish that day. Once something I did in the Notes app, I eventually moved to just using a page in a notebook. As new things pop up I add to that list, ultimately ending in a jumbled mess of a list with things crossed off and others written in the margins and inevitably that one thing that accidentally slips through the cracks.
In a perfect world, we would all ignore our phones while behind the wheel, but the sad truth is that some people just can't resist the dopamine boost of a new text message or Facebook notification.
Public transport users know the pain. You get to the station, stand in your usual spot on the platform and when the train rolls in, there aren't any seats in the carriages close to you. But by using some sensors that weigh the carriages, Sydney trains will be able to let you know which carriages have the fewest people, helping you find a seat for the long commute.
About a year ago, we started binge watching a single show at a time at my house. We typically pick something with at least four or five seasons, and then whenever we're looking to "watch something" the answer is always the next episode of that show. Yes, we stray from it to catch new episodes of other programs, but having that "one program" helps eliminate the need to scroll through television offerings and suggestions to find something when we're really just looking for something to play in the background.