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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.

Redbox Free TV, Download Movies Legally, Windows 7 Ends---What Next?

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.

What Is Bitcoin, How Is it Worth So Much, and How Can You Spend It?

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.

Steam Link for iPhone! Speed Up Mobile Data! Why Are Kids Using Facebook Messenger?

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.

Fix Broken Headphone Jacks, LCD Burn In, and Geeky Valentine's Gifts

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!

Christian Cawley