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How to Dry Out a Phone

If your non-waterproof phone has accidentally got wet, DO NOT TRY TO USE IT. Take it out the water and turn it off. Remove the SIM and any other accessible parts, then rub it dry on a towel or sleeve. Give it a gentle shake to remove any water from its ports.  Then follow our advice below to fix a water-damaged phone. Many phones are not user-accessible, and the only way to get to the internals is often through the…

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How to Secure WhatsApp with Two-Step Verification

Keeping your communication apps secure is an increasingly difficult task these days, thanks mainly to the various scams and hacks that have been taking place. One strong defence against identity thieves is adding two-factor authentication which requires your phone and a security code. Google, Apple, Twitter, Paypal, Yahoo and others already offer this service and WhatsApp is the latest to join the club. It’s an easy way to ensure your messages remain private, and one we recommend setting it up…

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How to watch The Open Championship on TV, online and abroad

The Open is the third major of the year and is the one with the richest history. First contested in 1860, it presents golf’s elite with an opportunity to etch their names in history. Recent winners include Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson and most recently Jordan Spieth. And with Tiger Woods playing for the first time since 2015, it should be a tournament to remember. When is the The Open Championship? The Open starts on Thursday 19 July with…

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Tech Advisor September 2018 Digital Edition

This month This month, we look at HP’s Spectre x360 15-ch005na, a laptop that upends the stereotype that 360-degree convertible laptops can’t deliver top performance. We also round up the best free backup software and services, while our feature on Google looks at everything the firm knows about you and explains how you can limit what information it stores. The past month has seen two of the biggest tech conferences of the year – WWDC and Computex. Inside, we reveal…

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How to Stop your Phone Overheating

‘Will my phone explode?’ is a legitimate safety concern in light of some of the high-profile smartphone battery fiascos, but it’s not just phones – tablets and laptops can be dangerous too. We’ve put together this guide on how to stop your battery overheating and your device setting fire. Why do batteries explode and catch fire? There are several reasons why a phone battery might overheat. Sometimes it’s very much an isolated incident while others, like the Note 7, have a fundamental…

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How to Live Stream on Twitter

While most people associate Twitter with short status updates, hashtags, or the inane ramblings of certain US Presidents, the company also lets you broadcast your thoughts, surroundings and highly questionable environmental policies to the world, all from your iPhone or Android smartphone without typing a word. We explain how to use Twitter live video. What is Twitter live video? Much like its close rival Facebook Live, Twitter live video allows users to quickly livestream events directly to the social media site. Other users…

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How to watch the Athletics World Cup

The first ever Athletics World Cup will see eight countries compete for 102 individual medals over two days in London. It promises to be a showcase of some of the world’s best athletes go head to head in the London Stadium. China, France, Germany, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Poland, South Africa and the United States will descend on London for a jam packed schedule of events over one weekend. Here’s all you need to know. When is the…

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Garmin Vivomove HR Review: The Least Intrusive Smartwatch

If you want a smartwatch that looks like a normal watch your options are limited. Hybrid smartwatches mix the looks of a classic watch with smart functionality and should really be more popular than they are. But thanks to limited choice and consumer disinterest there are few to choose from. Apple Watch dominates the smartwatch market while Fitbit undoubtedly does that for fitness trackers. Garmin has a foot in both those markets, so it’s no surprise to us that the…

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Best SIM Only Deals: Compare Cheap SIM Only Contracts

Getting a new phone on a contract is the easy option, but paying for that phone upfront and getting a SIM-only contract makes much better financial sense. Our round-up of the best SIM deals in the UK could save you a fortune. It’s worth noting that, even if you choose to opt for a SIM-only deal that requires switching to a new network, you don’t need to lose your number.) Here, we’ve picked out our favourite SIM-only deals to help you discover…

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Best Secure Messaging Apps – Tech Advisor

So many people prefer to text instead of talk these days, so it’s important to consider how secure these services are. You wouldn’t want hackers or those who would do you harm to know where you were going to be, or when your home will be empty. By the same token it’s vital that financial information or account details you might share with a partner over a text doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. To guard against this its…

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