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Five Best BitTorrent Clients

BitTorrent is a great way to transfer and share large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.


Best VPN Providers: What Australians Need To Know

Not all VPNs are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


Can Spotify's Algorithm Improve Your Workout? It Can't Hurt To Try

Running is big business. There are shoes, clothes, fitness trackers, apps and countless other products that promise to make us faster — or at least distract us from our pain. For me, music is the only thing that’s ever worked. So when Spotify announced a way to “change the way you run forever,” I leapt at the chance. More accurately, I ran.


How I Got Four Days Out Of My Apple Watch Battery

I’m always paranoid about battery life. When I get down to 60 per cent battery on my smartphone I start to think of plugging my devices in. To help me get over my battery paranoia, and as a fun little experiment, I decided to live this week at Computex 2015 like I’d forgotten my Apple Watch charger. Here’s how you get four days out of Apple’s wearable instead of just one.


The Best GPU Upgrades For Every Budget

Under The Hood: Getting the best performance for your GPU dollar can be a tricky proposition. From high end to more affordable models, we have put together a list of the best upgrades.


6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code

If you’ve always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a browser, an internet connection, and some spare time. Here we’ve picked out six of the best resources currently available online.


AMD Kaveri Goes Mobile: New FX Chips Target Core i7 Laptops, Ultrathin Gaming

Interesting times ahead for fans of thin-yet-high-performance laptops. Last week at Computex, a day after Intel unveiled its Core M fanless processor for 2-in-1 devices, AMD announced the mobile version of its Kaveri A-Series APU chip. AMD calls this new third-gen mobile APU line-up its most advanced ever, ready to go “toe-to-toe” with Intel Core i5 and Core i7, and lead by the first FX-branded enthusiast mobile APUs.


Tips For Using The Xbox One

So you have a new Xbox One. Now what? “Xbox, do something!” We’ve got some advice.


Give Your Smartphone a Mid-Life Spruce-Up

Two year contracts, eh? They suck. They suck bad. Holding onto a smartphone for two whole years seems like an eternity in this day and age, where new flagship phones roll through seemingly every couple of months. But it’s not all bad: if you’re having a bit of a mid-phone crisis, here are a few tips to make it all better.


How To Set Up The Ultimate Personal Google Maps

Google Maps is constantly getting updated with new features, but the use of those features isn’t always obvious. If you find yourself using Google Maps just to get from address to address, you’re missing out on a lot of the ways Google makes it easier to get around. Here’s how to really use those personalisation options to your advantage.


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