Displaying episodes 31 - 60 of 66 in total

YouTube Music, Repair a Scratched DVD, Stop Facebook Tracking You

This week Gavin Philips joins Christian Cawley to mull over some of the important tech news of the past week in the tech podcast for technophobes---the Really Useful Podcast! Tune in for news about YouTube Music, how a Chinese fugitive was found by a drone, as well as tips for recovering data from a scratched DVD and how to stop Facebook from tracking you. You might even hear mention of Peppa Pig...

Hacked iPhones, Instagram Privacy, Awesome Discounts for Students

Megan Ellis and Christian Cawley catch up to bring you the latest tech news that matters in the Really Useful Podcast, the tech podcast for technophobes.This week, Megan has details about the launch of the Huawei Mate 30, an Android phone that significantly ships without Google apps. We also find out if your iPhone was hacked by a website, how you can get a free Grand Theft Auto game, and the end of MoviePass. Plus some educational YouTube channels, Instagram privacy settings, and amazing discounts you can get with a .EDU email address.

IFA Predictions, Google Memories, Can You Trust Huawei?, Dark Web Accounts

This week's slightly longer show features a mini debriefing on IFA and what products impressed, and we also look at whether you can trust Huawei products, the Google Photos Memories feature, how to clean your EarPods, and how your accounts are sold on the Dark Web.

What Is IFA? Google Calendar Spam Solved, Spot a Scammer on the Phone

This week's show features Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner discussing what happens at tech trade shows, helping you block Google Calendar spam, some obligatory retro games talk, and a look at some ridiculous EULA clauses you might have inadvertently signed up to...

Back to School: Laptops, Chairs, Student Websites, and Windows Apps

The Really Useful Podcast is back for a new run of episodes, kicking off with a back to school special to help students and their parents make the right choices with tech in the new semester.

Privacy Precautions for Travel, Use Technology for Vacations

In this Really Useful Podcast we take a look what precautions you can take for travel and vacations and how technology can help.

Everything You Need to Know About Retro Gaming

Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner compare recollections of retro gaming, How does the retro resurgence affect gamers from different generations? Is it important to have the original hardware? Is emulation good enough?

Spotify Lite for Android, Finally Watch YouTube on Fire TV, Fix Common PC Gaming Problems

The latest news and tips in the tech podcast for technophobes, hosted this week by Christian Cawley and James Frew.

Amazon Records Alexa Commands, Send an Effective Email Apology, DIY Cleaning Slime

MakeUseOf's Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner discuss the latest Amazon privacy issue, and discuss how to apologise via email. We also look at how to clean your tech with DIY slime.

Amazon Prime Day 2019, What Is TikTok, and What Motherboard Do You Have?

What is Amazon Prime Day, and why are they making it two days long? What is TikTok, and why have your kids got it installed? And what motherboard is inside your PC?

New Google Tricks, Raspberry Pi 4, Bitcoin Rally, Tech Jobs Without Coding

Want to know how to share Google search results or report suspicious websites? Heard about the Raspberry Pi 4 and want to know more?

Spotify Daily Drive, Free Mobile Games Without Ads, Reuse an Old PC

Get the latest tech news that matters and a good selection of tech tips and hints from the Really Useful Podcast, this week looking at Spotify Daily Drive, Google's Anne Frank online exhibit, and ways to reuse an old computer.

Google Natural Disaster Alerts, iPadOS, Check Your Grammar, and Positivity Apps

We take a look at the most important Apple news from WWDC 2019, grammar checking tools, positivity apps, and a few other things.

Minecraft Earth Announced, Zuckerberg's Podcast, Video Game Ratings

Returning for a third run of episodes, we take a look at some developments for Minecraft fans, Mark Zuckerberg's new podcast, what apps you should install from Windows 10, and some thoughts on switching from consoles to Windows 10 for gamers. There's also a look at video game ratings in North America and Europe.

Facebook Privacy: Password Leaks, Bugs, Dodgy VPNs, and Propaganda

In this Facebook privacy special, we take a look at some of the major privacy issues that have occurred around Facebook in the past six months and ask if it is time to move away from the world-famous social network.

Disney+, Is IPTV Legal, and Office Alternatives for macOS

Lots to talk about this week as Disney+ is given a launch date and YouTube TV increases its subscription again. So it makes sense to talk about IPTV's legality... or otherwise.

Amazon Order Scams and 10 Old PC Games Still Worth Playing

Find out how to set John Legend as your Google Assistant voice, how to play Snake in Google Maps, and learn how to avoid Amazon order scams. Plus: 10 great old PC games you can still play.

Wireless Charging and Sorting Out Your Internet Bookmarks

Find out more about wireless charging, Spotify Duo, managing your favorite website bookmarks, and how an IP address can be used to find you.

Facebook's Plaintext Password Fail, Meltdown Bug Latest

This week's show takes a look at Facebook's massive security fail and the latest about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting almost every computer, phone, and tablet.

Keyboard Shortcuts You're Getting Wrong and Great YouTube Channels You've Missed

This week we take a look at keyboard shortcuts you might hit by mistake, and their unintended consequences, and some great YouTube videos for chilling out, cooking, videogame music, and product unboxing.

What Is a Raspberry Pi, and What Can You Do With One?

This week's show unpacks the Raspberry Pi computer: what is it, how easy is it to set up, and just what can you do with one?

Run Old Software on Windows 10, Watch TV on Your PC, and Samsung S10 Phones

Want to run your old apps and games on Windows 10? We show you how, plus: watch TV on your PC, learn about the new Samsung S10 phones, and why doesn't your smartphone battery last longer?

SIM Card Swapping Risks, Is Your Phone Spying on You, Sleep Monitoring, and More

SIM card swapping is a growing risk to smartphone owners, but what is it? And is your smartphone really spying on you? With sleep monitoring tips and a look at Firefox's new sync feature, it's the Really Useful Podcast!

Learn New Skills, Shop Safe With Wish, and Find Free Domain Names

Find out how to learn new skills online, shop safe with Wish, why you should use portable apps, and how to find free domain names.

Experian Dark Web Scan, Skype Blur, Free Online Courses, and KonMari for Twitter

Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner with some tech tips and news that matters to you.

Positivity for 2019, Who Viewed You on LinkedIn, and Why You Should Use 2FA

Christian Cawley and Gavin Philips bring you some of the latest great productivity and tech tips from MakeUseOf.com, bringing you safely and productively into 2019. In this week's show, we discuss using positivity apps to manage depression, how to spot who has viewed your LinkedIn profile, and how to secure your accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA).

10: Our Top 5 Really Useful Tips So Far

We're back for a special Really Useful Podcast looking back at five of our favourite tips so far. Join Christian Cawley, Ian Buckley, Gavin Philips, and Ben Stegner as they discuss: Why your PC is slowing down How to make a HDTV antenna Deceitful Amazon reviews Building a DIY desk Buying a printer We'll be back in 2019. Have a great holiday!

Crypto Crash, Buying a New Printer & Cleaning a Laptop Keyboard

Why has the cryptocoin bubble burst, and should you buy a Steam Link while they're going cheap? These questions are discussed in the latest Really Useful Podcast with Christian Cawley and Ian Buckley. PLUS: Tips for buying a new printer and cleaning a laptop keyboard. Shownotes: Valve discontinues Steam Link: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/valve-discontinues-steam-link/ Crypto price crash-what it means: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46323286 https://blocksdecoded.com/ Checklist for buying a new printer: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buying-new-printer-checklist/ What to do if your laptop keyboard is not working: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/laptop-keyboard-not-working/

Black Friday Scams Explained PLUS What Is a Meme?

Thinking about buying gifts for Christmas this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Planning on wasting the Thanksgiving weekend searching for deals? Funnily enough, so are scammers - only YOU are the deal. We've got some concerning Black Friday scams to look out for this week on the Really Useful Podcast, and we also take a look at what a meme is. Your hosts are Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner. Shownotes https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/netflix-working-nintendo-wii/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-fire-tv-recast-cloud-based-dvr-cord-cutters/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/xbox-one-keyboard-mouse-support/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-can-use-microsoft-office-without-paying/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-scams-watch-black-friday-cyber-monday/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-a-meme-examples/

7: More Windows Update Bugs, Edit PDFs, and Get Paid to Play Games

We're back with more tips and tricks, including some notes on how to earn money from playing video games---yes, it's possible! As ever, we kick off by breaking down some recent tech news, find out why it matters to you, and help you decide what to do with it. This week's show is brought to you by Christian Cawley and Gavin Phillips. Shownotes: Disney announces streaming service: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disney-plus-streaming-service-2019/ Facebook makes a Portal videophone: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-portal-devices-available/ Amazon prints a catalog: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-mails-printed-holiday-catalogs/ File transfer from PC to mobile: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-fastest-ways-transfer-file-pc-mobile-device/ Edit PDFs online: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-pdf-editor-websites-create-fill-annotate-alter-pdf-files/ More Windows Update bugs: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-update-october-2018-bugs/ Mobile news apps: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-news-app/ Get paid to play games: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-money-gaming-5-games-you-can-get-paid-to-play/

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