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How to Get Free Netflix

Netflix is available at three price points, starting at £5.99 per month for the basic package that includes the ability to stream unlimited films on any device you like, but only one person can watch at a time and there’s no HD content. To get Ultra-HD playback and the ability to stream on up to four devices there’s the top-end Premium package at £9.99, while the £7.99 package offers a happy middle ground with HD streaming on up to two…

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Excel Pivot Tables: How to create better reports

Excel created pivot tables to improve upon its convoluted, weak reporting features (which are still available). The pivot table is actually a collection of tools that Excel uses to help you create better reports from complex, multi-file spreadsheet data. You filter, sort, reorganize, calculate, and summarize your spreadsheet databases, then extract specific information into a report. For example, your spreadsheet may contain 25 field columns, but you only need four of these fields for your report. The Pivot Table tools allow…

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How sharing a Live Photo works

Live Photo became more useful in iOS 11, allowing editing and some transformation of captured slices of time. However, Macworld reader Ken is concerned about how Live Photo images are shared. When the Camera app is active and Live Photo is on, iOS continuously captures a somewhat lower-quality stream of photos, but when you tap the shutter button, it uses the full power of the sensor. When you share a Live Photo via email or any method other than a…

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How to Watch The Queen’s Speech 2017

The Queen’s speech lasts just 10 minutes, but it’s an annual tradition on Christmas Day in the UK and we’d hate for you to miss it. The Queen’s Speech has been broadcast since 1932, but Queen Elizabeth II has read it herself since 1952. As ever the message will be pre-recorded and broadcast in the UK and to all 52 member countries of the commonwealth. We’ll explain exactly when and how you can tune in, even if you’re not in…

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Excel functions: 7 ways to use Text functions to manage data

Excel’s Text functions are a major time saver if your job entails managing massive data, especially data that’s imported from other sources. Fortunately, all ASCII data is easily imported, but the format of that imported data can vary drastically from one source to another. For example, fields may be delimited, such as  with tabs, spaces, commas, or periods. Aany other characters are all preferable to spaces. That’s because spaces not only exist in between fields, they also separate words within…

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How to control kids’ screen time on Android

While Android smartphones and tablets can be brilliant ways to entertain, educate, and keep your children safe, they do have the downside of being addictive. For a parent, the sight of your little ones mesmerised by glowing rectangles for extended periods of time is not a happy one.  But, there are ways to limit this exposure and ensure that your child gets up off their backside every once in a while. We show you a few easy ways to control the…

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How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8

As Smartphones become more and more powerful, the ability to take and customise screenshots is becoming more useful. Snapping content and then being able to edit it, then send it on to a friend or work colleague comes with a whole multitude of uses. I’ve you’ve just got yourself a shiny new Note 8, make sure you bring your apps across from your old phone. In this guide, we’ll take you through the process of taking your screenshots on your Note…

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How to Set Pp an Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon’s tablets are surprisingly cheap and good value, so if you’ve just received one or bought one for yourself, here’s how to get it up and running. We’ll explain how to associate it with your Amazon account, set up email and get essential apps such as YouTube. Fire tablet: Initial setup Usually, there will be enough battery power to get through the setup process and install a few apps. But it’s also a good idea to attach the bundled USB…

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Apple Photos: What do you need to do to get People to sync?

Apple promised that when we identified people in Photos in iOS 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra, it would sync and merge this special album’s contents across all our linked devices. Oops! Well, it finally made it into iOS 11 and High Sierra, at least. Macworld reader Gerry was looking forward to this working, but finds that his various devices never sync up, no matter how long he takes or how much he observes the Photos’ apps instructions to wait. However,…

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How to Remove Android virus: Protect your Device from Loapi

Android viruses are rare, but they exist. Almost exclusively installed via dodgy apps, the best way to avoid an Android virus is to keep to the secured confines of the Google Play store. Should your device get lumbered with some malware, we will explain how to put it into Safe mode, if necessary remove the malicious app’s administrator status and then uninstall the app. If this fails a factory reset should remove the bug once and for all, though you would understandably…

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How to Block Ads in Windows

Windows 10 is a fantastic operating system with many useful features; however one of the larger changes that we’ve seen over the past few updates has been the increase in the advertising seen in the menus and home screens. In this article we’ll talk you through how to disable some of the more obvious offenders found in the Windows 10 interface. If you’d like to see our favourite tips to get the most out of Windows 10, then have a…

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How to set up HTC Vive: Top Vive setup tips

The HTC Vive is one of the best VR headsets on sale in 2017, and its success looks to continue into 2017. While the HTC Vive was initially extremely hard to come across, the headset is now available to buy in the UK from several retailers, including the likes of GAME and Currys PC World, as well as HTC itself. But how do you set it up? With a whopping 16 pieces of tech inside the HTC Vive box, it can…

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How to set up and use Android Wear smartwatches

Google’s Android Wear is one of the most popular operating systems for wearables and can be found on many of the best smartwatches you can buy. If you’ve just got your hands on one then here’s how to set up and use an Android Wear smartwatch. The setup process for Android Wear is fairly simple and straightforward but we’re here to help if you’re struggling at all. Below we’ve listed what you need to do on the watch and your…

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How to Cancel NowTV – Tech Advisor

NowTV is a movie-streaming service to rival Netflix, with a slightly higher monthly premium but access to Sky’s Cinema channels as well as its catalogue of movies (including lots of Disney titles). But perhaps you’ve enjoyed the two-week trial and you’re not sold on the service. Here’s how to cancel NowTV. Log into NowTV Click My Account at the top right of the window Under My NowTV select My Package Hit the blue ‘Manage my passes’ button You will see each…

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How to Move Contacts to a New Phone

We all have to move our contacts to a new phone once in a while, and it’s never quite as simple as we’d all like it to be. Here at Tech Advisor, we’re going to make sure that your contact moving experience is as smooth and simple as possible, so you can spend more time with your feet up over the holidays. If you’d like a more detailed look at how to set up your iPhone, have a look at…

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