These Are the Best Games You Can Play on a Chromebook

Android apps are now a fixture on Chrome OS and Chromebooks, but they don’t all run as smoothly as you might hope – and that includes games. If you’re looking for gaming experiences that work well on a bigger screen, run without a hitch, and even offer keyboard and trackpad support (in some cases), then these are the best games we’ve found for playing on a Chromebook. Read More >>

How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

It’s not always convenient or possible to glance at your smartphone’s screen as you normally would, but with a few tweaks to your phone’s settings, you can get the most important information without having to look down at the display. Here’s how to get your phone to read the info you need aloud to you through the speaker or your headphones. Read More >>

How to Safely Move All Your Messages From One Phone to Another

When you’re upgrading to a new phone, you don’t want to leave anything behind on your old device, especially not those message conversations that you’ve built up over the years. Read More >>

These Are Some of the Best Citizen Science Projects You Can Join With Just Your Phone or Laptop

Maybe you’ve never noticed, because they don’t get a lot of hype but there are hundreds and hundreds of citizen science projects that you can get involved in. These projects range from tagging space observatory photos to transcribing documents that are centuries old. You don’t need any special skills or qualifications to help advance the cause of science, just a laptop or a phone. Read More >>

10 Tips and Tricks to Make You a Discord Master

Discord is based around digital chat in all its various forms, and while it’s maybe best known among gamers, it can power group chats for a whole host of purposes – like a cooler, less formal Slack. Whether you’ve been on Discord for years or only just opened up the app for the first time, these tips can help you get more out of the platform. Read More >>

All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab, and many of its coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors – but what are they and what do they all actually do? Read More >>

How to Watch Movies and Shows With Other People

Meeting up with friends or heading to the movies isn’t quite as easy as it used to be – and often it’s not even possible. But streaming services are filling in the gaps with a growing number of ways to watch something with other people, even when you’re physically alone. Read More >>

10 Tips and Tricks to Make You a Lightroom Expert

Lightroom might not have seeped into the common vernacular like Photoshop has, but in some ways it’s just as useful as the powerhouse image editor – and you get both as part of the £20 Creative Cloud Photography subscription and the deluxe CC package. Whether you’re just getting started with the software or you’re used to tweaking images with it, these tips should help you level up your Lightroom game. Read More >>

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Why More and More Video Monitors Are Relying on USB-C

Just when it seemed that we’d all settled on one industry standard video input/output to make use of, along comes another one to complicate matters – you’ll now find USB-C competing with HDMI and other ports on modern computing and gaming monitors. Here we’ll explain why that’s happening, and what the pros and cons could end up being for consumers in the long run. Read More >>

Amazon Fire OS vs Android: What You’ll Miss With an Amazon Device

Pick up a Fire TV device or an Amazon Fire tablet, and the on-board operating system is only loosely based on Android: You’re actually dealing with a modified OS, cut off from Google’s apps and services, but it’s not particularly clear exactly what that means for your choice of apps and options. Allow us to add some clarity. Read More >>

You Should Really Update Your BIOS

The BIOS (or Basic Input/Output System) is what kicks into gear when you turn on your computer: It’s the most fundamental level of software there is on your machine, checking that all the system components are working and in the right place, and loading up the main OS. The BIOS is vital to the smooth running of your PC, which is why it’s also vital that you keep it updated. Read More >>

These Are the Best 11 Features We’ve Found in the Android 11 Beta So Far

The Android 11 beta is finally here and available to download on newer Pixel phones – but don’t worry, it will soon expand to other handsets, too. Google had to cancel the in-person portion of its Google I/O developers conference (for obvious reasons) this year, so the company hasn’t had the chance to show off the new features in the latest OS on stage. But we’ve done some digging to find everything you need to know in the latest beta. Read More >>

The Best Apps for Fixing Your Wifi

Troubleshooting your wifi can be an exercise in frustration. Why aren’t you getting the speeds you promised? Why does your phone lose connection behind the fish tank? Just how much of a difference is your new mesh router making? To answer these and more questions, you need to install a wifi analyser app on your phone. Read More >>

6 Free Final Cut Pro Alternatives for Making Your Own Movies

Video editing is easier than it’s ever been, with the barrier to entry becoming less pricey every year. As long as you have some decent footage to work with, you can turn it into something presentable – and dare we say professional – using programs that won’t cost you anything. Here are six of the best free video editors to help you unleash your inner Oscar-winning director. Read More >>

How to Speed Up Your Computer

Watching your computer gradually slow down seems inevitable. Your local storage space eventually fills with crap (or important files), and your installed applications become bloated and wheezy. However, you don’t have to settle for this slow-motion performance decay – speeding things up can be more straightforward than you think. Read More >>