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).
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 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.
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.
You can now enjoy live TV on the Redbox app - totally free! But what if you want to download movies legally? Well, you can! But it's not all good news: if you use Windows 7, your time is up. Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner discuss these and other tips and tricks, plus news of the latest MakeUseOf giveaways and our site recommendations.
This week's Really Useful Podcast takes a look at Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. You've seen it on the news and on the financial pages of newspapers. It's linked to crime and people seem to be able to actually make it using their computers.But what is Bitcoin? How does it work, what is it worth, and are cryptocoins worth your time? To find out, we welcome regular contributor James Frew, who also contributes to the Blocks Decoded website. Christian Cawley hosts the show and asks the questions.
Need to understand the difference between a router and modem? Looking for ways to make your mobile data faster? And how can you play PC and Mac games on your iPhone?This week's Really Useful Podcast brings you the answers to all of this and more.
We're back for a new run of Really Useful tips and tricks from the MakeUseOf team, this week offering some useful house technology repair tips for broken headphone hacks, LCD and plasma burn-in, and the best geeky gifts for Valentine's day!