If you accidentally submerge or soak your smartphone or another device such as a remote control, flash drive, or plug end, here are a few things you can do to try and save these electronics. Immediately switch off the device to prevent further damage due to it short-circuiting. Take the device out of its cover,if […]
If your internet connection seems slow, you can get a definitive answer on that. Go to speedtest.net in your web browser and press the button to start a test. This rapidly checks both the upload and download speeds of your current internet connection, and presents its findings on a simple dashboard. In most cases, expect […]
Need to conserve your smartphone battery in a pinch? One of the easiest ways to do this is to turn down your screen’s brightness and switch off the adaptive brightness setting.
Regional restrictions and constant changes to viewing catalogues means that it can be difficult to figure out which movies and series are available for you to stream.
If you want to proofread something you’ve written, there’s an easy way to do this by listening to your work instead of reading it. The trick is using a text-to-speech tool. This makes it easier to notice mistakes, especially when your eyes are tired. The simplest way to do this is with Google Translate. Paste […]
While ads in free mobile games are to be expected, there are times that these ads can get intrusive. Often, pop-up ads can interrupt your gameplay. Meanwhile, autoplaying ads can also chew up your mobile data when you’re not connected to WiFi. To prevent these autoloading ads from showing, simply put your phone on Airplane […]
Do you need to sign a digital document, such as a contract or invoice, but don’t have a printer and scanner handy?
Even frequent travellers manage to lose track of their phone-charger plug while travelling. If you’re at a hotel or self-catering venue, there’s an easy fix. Check around the back or side of the TV set for a USB port, plug in your charge cable and you can get some emergency phone juice, although you will […]
It’s common for charging cables to fray and begin to break near their USB-plug end. But if you catch the damage early enough, there’s a way to extend the life of your cord. Coat the fraying section with strong glue (the best is to use a hot glue gun) or silicon sealant, which hardens to […]