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Is Learning to Code and Programming Easier Than You Think?

Adverts for programming courses are everywhere. Is learning to code easier than you think?

What Is Clubhouse and How Useful Is Social Audio, Really?

Want to know more about Clubhouse and how you can join? We look at the new social audio experience and its benefits.

Our Top 5 Best Really Useful Tech Tips and Explainers

We collect our best tips and explainers from the most popular editions of the Really Useful Podcast.

What Are Non-fungible Tokens and Why Are Graphics Cards So Expensive?

What are NFTs, and what do they have to do with the price and availability of PC graphics cards?

Everything You Need to Know About Your Amazon Fire Tablet

Are you getting the most our of your Amazon Fire tablet? These tricks will help you use your tablet to its full potential.

Is Video Gaming Too Expensive?

With video games hitting the $70 price bracket, we consider the effect of this and how to save money on video gaming.

Raspberry Pi, Pico, Arduino, and Other Single-board Computers and Microcontrollers

Confused between SBCs like the Raspberry Pi and microcontrollers like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi Pico? Here's what you need to know.

How to Recycle Old PCs, Phones, and Other Tech

Wondering what to do with all that old tech? If you have an old PC or phone, here's how to recycle and reuse them.

How to Find Followers For Your Stream, Social Account, or Podcast

Learn how to find an audience and build a following for your social account, podcast, or stream.

How to Update Everything and Why

It's important to keep your mobiles, computers, and consoles update to date. Here's why - and how to do it.

Secrets of the Xbox One and Series X Controllers Revealed

The chances are you're not making the most out of your Xbox One controller. From opening the device to repair problems and cleaning it to using it to play Xbox games on your iPad or Android tablet, the Xbox One controller is full of surprises.

How to Record, Edit, and Promote Your Own Podcast

You listen to podcasts all the time---but how are they made? How do you create a podcast? What devices do you need to get started? How much is podcast hosting? And how do you find an audience for your podcast?

What the Really Useful Podcast Wants for Christmas 2020

We're bringing you a shorter Really Useful Podcast this week, taking a look at what tech we'd most like to find in our stockings for Christmas 2020.

What Is the Dark Web, How Do You Reach It, and Is It Safe?

You've heard of the Dark Web---but how do you access it, and is it illegal? Is it even safe to use, and what happens there? It's time to find out.

Defeat Planned Obsolescence and Embrace the Right to Repair

When was the last time you repaired any of your gadgets, computers, or other hardware? Or did you pay for a repair with an approved dealer, perhaps covered by device insurance? Technology companies are increasingly removing the right to repair, by introducing planned obsolescence into designs.

How to Buy the Right Headphones

Unsure which headphones to buy? With so many models available, it can be a tricky decision. We're here to help you identify your next headphones.

How to Stay Positive Online and Improve Mental Health With Apps

This podcast considers various apps and ideas to stay positive, avoid anxiety caused by social media, defeat doom scrolling, and improve awareness of successes over perceived failings.

Tweaks and Customizations to Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Totally "You"

Bored of the default Windows 10 desktop? So many tweaks and hacks and customizations are available, and in this week's podcast we take a look at the ones we think you should really try. Want to turn your Windows 10 desktop into a unique reflection of your personality, click play.

How to Choose a New Games Console: PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Looking for a new games console? Need to make the right choice for your family, or looking for a console for single and online multiplayer? We look at how to buy the right games console for you.

Everything You Need to Know About 3D Printing

Interested in 3D printing but don't know where to start? Here's what you need to know.

How to Buy Online Safely, Securely, and Confidently

Whatever you're planning to buy online, buying with confidence is vital. Learn how to spot scams and fake reviews in this week's podcast.

How to Play Awesome Games on Any Budget

The MakeUseOf podcast takes a look at the various ways you can play the best games for as little money as possible on any platform.

What Is a VPN and Why You Should Use One

Want to know more about VPNs? In this week's show we explain what the term means, why you need one, how to sign up to a VPN, and why you should avoid free VPNs.

Why You Should Stick With Facebook in 2020

Lockdowns, social distancing, and a need for communication - we look at how Facebook is the hub of global communication in 2020.

What You Need to Know About Buying a New Laptop

Christian Cawley and Ian Buckley discuss what you need to know about choosing and buying a laptop.

Get Inspiration from Movies, Fix Skype Problems and Find Alternatives, Play Tetris Online

Rounding off the current run of episodes, we bring you some inspiring movies, places to play Tetris online, and PS5 news. We also have tips on how to fix problems with Skype and find an alternative video conferencing app if you tire of it. With Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner.

Lockdown Entertainment for Families in Isolation

Engaging in self-isolation or national lockdown is not easy. If you have children, things are even tougher. Fortunately various tech companies are here to help. Christian Cawley and Gavin Philips look at the latest developments, from free Amazon Prime and Audible to top YouTube channels for 24/7 entertainment. We also have some thoughts on enforced home schooling (as opposed to the planned variety).

Make It Through Self Isolation and Remote Working

Stuck at home in self-isolation? Restricted to remote working as a precaution? Whatever your situation, we've pulled together a collection of the best tips and tricks to help you maximise production and make the most of your time locked up at home. With Christian Cawley and Gavin Philips.

Get Fit With Video Games, Cheap Windows 10 Upgrades, Google Assistant Reads Aloud

Get the most out of Google Assistant, upgrade to Windows 10 for a discount, and get fit with video games in this week's podcast. PLUS: learn how to spot Bitcoin email scams, and understand the US Election 2020 better with Alexa. Christian Cawley is joined by Ben Stegner, James Frew, and Megan Ellis for a show packed with tips and news of new MakeUseOf tech giveaways.

Switch to Facebook Lite, Reuse an Old Router, Samsung Galaxy S20 Latest

Should you be using Facebook Lite on your smartphone to save data and battery power? And what can you do with an old router? This week's show also looks at some new smartphone ranges from Sony and Samsung, while giving you tips on the best two-player mobile games to play. Plus we've got some great recommendations.

Christian Cawley