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How To Build Your Own Private Netflix

Movies and TV shows come and go on Netflix on a regular basis, which means you might be half way through your favourite flick when it gets yanked from the service. The solution? Buy all your own content and set up your own private cloud-based streaming service you can get at from any computer or device.

How To Make Sure You Never Get Locked Out Of Your Facebook Account

Whether someone’s stolen your credentials or you really can’t remember your password, if you’re ever locked out of your Facebook account, there are a number of routes you can take to get back in. One of the most effective needs to be set up in advance: telling Facebook who you trust the most.

This App Is Way Better Than Pocket Or Instapaper

Artificial intelligence is being used to power everything from messaging apps to Bluetooth speakers, so why not apply similar smarts to your web bookmarking service? That’s the idea behind Stash, available for your phone and your browser, and here’s how it works.

How To Speed Up Your Netflix Binge Watching

In a rush to get through all the episodes of Luke Cage? Way behind your partner on seasons of House of Cards? You can get through your Netflix queue faster than normal and save yourself some time, as long as you’re prepared to do a little bit of under-the-hood tinkering in your browser.

4 Ways To Send Messages That Self-Destruct

Sometimes you don’t want your messages to live forever. Maybe you have something secret you want to tell someone, or maybe it’s something time-sensitive. Or maybe you just don’t want to be trapped by the permanence of the digital age. Whatever the reason may be, here are three tools you can use to go all Mission: Impossible.

How To Control Your Facebook News Feed

You can’t complain about Facebook News Feed serving you up stuff you’re not interested in if you haven’t taken the time to customise all of the options and tweaks available. There are more than you might think. From prioritising the friends you like the most to controlling the sponsored links you see, here’s how to take control of your Facebook News Feed.

The Quickest Way To Find Out If You've Been Hacked

It’s easy to become desensitised to the never-ending procession of data hacks in news headlines, but once someone starts stealing your identity or taking control of your social media accounts, you’ll probably give it your full attention. If you ever want to find out if one of your accounts has been compromised, there are some simple-to-use tools that can help.

5 Ways To Make Gmail Even Better

Gmail is one of the best email apps available, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. Luckily, there are a bunch of handy plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions that can add extra features to Google’s email service. Here are five of our favourites that make managing our Gmail inboxes even easier.

How To Mute Specific Sites In Your Browser

Having to close a tab with audio blaring from an auto-play ad is one of the web’s greatest annoyances, but at the same time, most of us want to hear videos coming from YouTube or Netflix. How do you mute one without the other? Fortunately, there are a couple of easy solutions available.

5 Reasons Not To Use Google For Search

Google is pretty much everywhere. It’s in your smartphone, car, and maybe even your watch — but there’s still nothing like searching Google on a desktop computer. To this day, about 64 per cent of US web surfers use Google as their primary search engine.

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