• How to easily turn any speaker into a Bluetooth speaker

    Smart phones and other mobile devices are great for playing music and videos, but their small speakers often leave a lot to be desired when it comes to sound quality and volume. Luckily, most modern smartphones and tablets can wirelessly transmit their sound to large, great sounding external speakers via a wonderful technology known as Bluetooth. Bluetooth […]

  • Q&A: Is there a surcharge for using a phone with Wi-Fi instead of 4G?

    Question from Debby G.:  A couple of months ago I bought my first smartphone. I absolutely love it, but I got a huge bill yesterday because they said I went over my monthly data allotment by several gigabytes. I do watch a lot of videos every day, but I didn’t realize it would cause me to […]

  • Scam alert: How to identify fraudulent or otherwise dangerous websites

    Let’s face it – we live in “interesting” times. Fraudulent, fake and untrustworthy websites are all over the Internet these days, and it’s easy to find yourself on one without even realizing it. According to Internet Live Stats there are currently close to two billion websites on the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, not all of them are legitimate. With all […]

  • Today Is Amazon Prime Day! Here Are the Best Tech Deals

    It’s that time of the year again: Amazon’s fourth annual Prime Day has begun! Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming retail holiday. If you aren’t familiar, Prime Day is an Amazon-created shopping holiday where Prime subscribers can nab exclusive deals for a full day (and a half). It’s like Black Friday, but wholly online. Prime […]

  • OnePlus India to Open 3 New Retail Stores, in Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Mumbai

    With India set to become the second headquarters for OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone maker on Monday announced new retail stores, to be opened in Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Mumbai on July 28. By increasing offline stores and service centres, OnePlus aims to improve customer experience in the country, the company said in a statement. The Shenzhen-based company plans to […]

  • How to quickly retrieve a forgotten Wi-Fi password using your Windows PC

    I receive dozens of questions every week from readers of the “Tech Q&A” section of this blog, and one of the questions I get fairly often is “How do I retrieve a forgotten Wi-Fi password?”. It’s very easy to forget your Wi-Fi password if your devices store it and log you into the network automatically. […]

  • Always try this first when your computer starts acting weird

    Have you ever been using your computer and had it start acting strange for no apparent reason? I’m sure you probably have because it happens all the time. For example, just the other day my Internet connection shut down and it simply refused to re-establish a connection. A couple of days later the speakers just […]

  • Here’s a super-fast way to save images from a web page

    Have you ever seen a photo or screenshot on a web page that you wanted to save to your PC for some reason? I’m sure you probably have. Most people do it like this: 1 – Right-click on the image you wish to save. 2 – Click Save  picture as… 3 – Navigate to the folder where you […]

  • Govt opens Sydney cyber threat sharing centre

    Fourth to come online. The federal government has officially opened a new public-private cyber threat sharing centre in Sydney, its fourth to go live across the country. The national network of centres was promised under the government’s cyber security strategy released in 2016. The initiative is being led by CERT Australia within the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). […]