Tech tricks


Change default search in Google Chrome

3:31PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 |  The Google search bar in Chrome is one of the most useful tools in the browser, but you can easily change it to a different search engine altogether – or even a website.

Set up an away message for Gmail

12:20PM | Monday, 16 December 2013 |  If you’re on leave then you’ve probably familiarised yourself with the automatic response feature on your email client.

Categorise apps in Windows 8

7:47PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 |  The Windows 8 ecosystem allows users to work through an app-based home screen, instead of the traditional desktop.

Update iOS contacts with Facebook

7:45PM | Thursday, 4 July 2013 |  Much of the time your phone contacts and your Facebook contacts are going to be one and the same, or at least have quite a bit of crossover.

Tips for creating the most secure password

7:00AM | Wednesday, 3 July 2013 |  If you want to make sure your computer accounts are secure, here are a few essential password tips you should follow.

Sync preferences across Firefox installations

6:52PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 |  Here's handy trick if Firefox is your web browser of choice.

Set a password on a Word document

6:00AM | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 |  If you attach Word documents with confidential information to your emails, setting a password is a good idea. The good news is it's easier to do than you might think.

Little-known shortcuts for Mac OS

6:00AM | Monday, 3 June 2013 |  The old faithful keyboard shortcut can be a great save for busy entrepreneurs who want to boost their productivity – especially on a Mac.

Set a passcode on your iPhone

4:00AM | Thursday, 4 April 2013 |  These days, securing your smartphone is just as important as securing your desktop PC or network. Here is one feature every iPhone owner should use.

More tricks for using Android

2:00AM | Friday, 15 February 2013 |  Here are some more handy tricks to try if you have an Android smartphone.