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How To Disable Annotations And Pop-Ups On YouTube Videos

File this under “simple settings you might not be aware of.” If you’re frustrated by the “Click here to subscribe!” pop-ups and other annotations that clutter up many YouTube videos, you can quickly disable them from the site options page. You’ll need to be signed in for the changes to take effect.


Top Tips For Steam Big Picture Mode

We’re living in the future, yet you’re gaming like you live in the past. It’s time to get that gaming PC off your desk and into your lounge room, and Steam Big Picture Mode is the way to do it. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of it.


Dim Your iPhone Screen With A Home Button Shortcut

The accessibility features built into iOS make iPhones and iPads easier to use for people whose sight or hearing is impaired, but they can come in handy for the rest of us too. One trick you can try is to set up a shortcut to dim the screen on your iOS device with three taps of the Home button.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself An Rdio Master

Spotify might grab most of the headlines (and users) but Rdio is a worthy competitor in the streaming music market, with apps for multiple platforms, a clear and clean interface, and some useful features hidden behind the scenes. If you’re an Rdio user read on for ten tips that can help you get more out of your monthly subscription.


The Switcher Diaries: A Switcher's Guide To Windows 8.1

As a Mac user, it can be jarring switching back to Windows. Even just for a day, or in my case, a week. Here are all the problems I’ve run into so far, and ways to fix them to make your life as a switcher easier.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself A Wikipedia Master

It’s the most famous and most open encyclopedia in the world, so obviously there’s more to Wikipedia than just checking episode summaries for Breaking Bad. Find out how you can make the most of the free encyclopedia.


17 Things You Can Do In OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do In Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you’ve no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad.


How To Use Dropbox's New Pro Tools

Good news, cloud storage fans! Dropbox has slashed its storage prices, simplified its plans, and rolled in a glut of new tools for paying customers, some of which were previously only available to Business accounts. Here’s a brief tour of some of the new features you’ll get if you decide to pony up $10.99 per month or $100 per year.


How To See The Largest Files In Your Google Drive Account

Google is busy redesigning the Drive interface to match its new Material style, and one of the small but useful changes lets you view all of the files you’ve uploaded in order of size. You can use it to quickly find the larger files that are taking up an excessive amount of room in your Google Drive account.


7 Tips For Less Terrible Smartphone Photos

Smartphones have made quality photography fun and accessible for everyone. But there’s still a lot more to it than just pointing and tapping if you want to lasting images. Here are a few simple ways to improve your everyday photo-taking.


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