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How To Jump Straight To Important WhatsApp Chats On Android

Now that you’ve gotten over the excitement of WhatsApp scrapping its annual fee, you’re probably wondering how you can start making the most of the Facebook-owned messaging app. One trick for Android users you might not have come across is using widgets to jump straight to your favourite conversations. Here’s how.


Use These Secret Codes To Unlock Netflix's Hidden Categories

Here’s a trick that’s been around for a while but may have passed you by: secret category codes added by Netflix engineers that can help you narrow down your on-demand video choices. From classic war movies to Brazilian dramas, here’s how to dig deeper into the Netflix library.


How To Add Social Media Links To Your Gmail Signature

You don’t have to settle for a staid, text-only signature for your Gmail account: with a little image manipulation and the help of Google Drive, it’s possible to insert images and even links to your social media accounts (or any other part of the web). Here’s how to set it up in a few minutes.


Set Up Multiple Netflix User Accounts For All Of Your Moods

Netflix lets you set up a maximum of five different logins on your account, and this typically lets you grant access to someone else in the family or means you can keep the kids’ viewing history (and recommendations) separate from your own. However, even if you’re the only person who uses your Netflix account, these extra user logins can still come in handy.


How To Exclude Certain Apps From Android's Battery-Saving Doze Feature

You may have heard one of the new features in Android Marshmallow is Doze, a standby mode for your apps that slows down background processes and pings to the cloud while your device isn’t being used. While there’s no way to turn Doze itself on or off, you can exclude certain apps from it if you want to make sure they’re kept on alert at all times.


How To Get Siri On OS X El Capitan (Kind Of)

Windows 10 has Cortana, iOS has Siri, Android has Google Now, but what about Mac owners who want to bark orders at their computers? By using the new features OS X El Capitan adds to the Dictation tool and the Spotlight search interface, you can get a close approximation of Siri on your iMac or MacBook — even if it isn’t quite as good as the real thing.


You Can Decide What Ads Facebook Shows You

Facebook uses a whole host of algorithms to work out which ads are most relevant to you, but you can take some control over the process by delving into your account settings and checking up on what the social network thinks it knows about you. It’s possible to add and remove topics to get at least a bearable advertising experience on Facebook.


Make An Amazing Watermelon Slushy Using A Drill And A Coat Hanger

It’s summer. It’s hot. You need a drink that’s cold, refreshing, and very alcoholic. Grab a watermelon, a coat hanger, a drill, and a bottle of your favourite vodka and be prepared to absolutely crush all the other offerings at the barbecue.


How To Schedule Your Social Media Holiday Messages In Advance

Of course you want to wish all of your social media followers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, but what happens if you’re stuck in traffic? Or playing charades with your cousins? Or on a seasonal walk far from any kind of data connectivity? Here’s how to get your holiday greetings lined up ahead of time.


Stop Apps From Posting To Facebook On Your Behalf

You no doubt log into a bunch of apps and sites using your Facebook credentials, but you don’t have to disconnect these apps to change what they’re allowed to do through your account. There’s a separate settings page where you can block apps from posting to your wall while allowing them to stay connected to your Facebook profile.


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