How To Reduce Video Size

Reducing the size of a video is an important utility to have if you’re content creating. Making the file size smaller can help when transferring it or uploading it if you can live with the reduction in quality. We’ve put together this step by step guide on how to reduce the size of your video files. We’re going to use a tool called Handbrake which is a free, open source video transcoder that can be used across several platforms including…

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How to change the Google Assistant voice

Google Assistant is finding her (or his) voice. At Google’s developer conference this year the company introduced six new voices and they’re now available. The new voices, three female and three male, are said to be more realistic because they include pauses and intonation, and they better approximate the way real people speak. To be sure, they still don’t sound totally realistic but they do remove a bit of the monotone from the basic Assistant voice. Switching between them is…

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How To Block A Website In Google Chrome

The ability to block websites is something everyone should know how to do, as it can increase your security and help protect you online. Using the Block Site extension for Google Chrome, you can block websites from being accessed or from appearing within Google searches. If you’re worried about keeping yourself safe online then we have a guide for that too. How to block websites in Google Chrome Head on over to the webstore and find the Block Site application…

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How to use a network gateway to share files

After the writing had been on the wall for years, Apple only recently officially stated that it won’t be producing Wi-Fi base stations anymore. Many of us have relied on the AirPort line as an easy way to handle a number of basic network tasks without learning the vagaries of other hardware. One of those is network file sharing. You can share files from macOS or Windows, but it’s not always convenient or applicable, especially if you (or your family)…

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How to add wireless charging to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones won rave reviews at the end of 2017, especially for their superb software and camera. Read our Google Pixel 2 review. But the Pixel 2 failed in one regard: it lacks wireless charging. Although not as mainstream as manufacturers would like, wireless charging is transformative: once you’re used to it, going without seems like a big step backward. You can wirelessly charge your devices at cafés, airports and of course at home or in…

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Counter-Strike: GO Basics: Tips For Beginners

Counterstrike: Global Offensive is a hugely popular first-person shooter, but it’s not as welcoming to new players as games like Battlefield and Call of Duty. CS:GO is tough, especially when you don’t know what to do or when to do it. Don’t give up though; we’ve played a lot of CS:GO, and here are our top tips to help new players get started and potentially give you an advantage. Knowing what to buy and when to buy it There’s a lot…

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CS:GO Tips & Tricks – Tech Advisor

Counterstrike: Global Offensive is a hugely popular first-person shooter, but it’s not as welcoming to new players as games like Battlefield and Call of Duty. CS:GO is tough, especially when you don’t know what to do or when to do it. Don’t give up though; we’ve played a lot of CS:GO, and here are our top tips to help new players get started and potentially give you an advantage. Knowing what to buy and when to buy it There’s a lot…

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How to make your VPN more secure

Using a VPN is one of the easiest ways to increase your security and anonymity online. They’re designed to be very easy to use, cost less than the price of a cup of coffee per month, and ensure that your online movements are kept secure. There are a few things you can do to optimise your VPN and we’re going to take you through these options to make sure you’re as safe as possible when browsing the web. How to…

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How To Watch Selby vs Warrington

Lee Selby will face off against Josh Warrington on Saturday night at Elland Road for the IBF featherweight title. We’ve got everything you need to know about the fight right here. The fight for the IBF featherweight title will commence around 10pm on Saturday evening, the exact time depending on the progress of the undercard fights that come before it. Both of the fighters in the main event hold records of 26-1 and 26-0 respectively, and with both men very…

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How to get rid of a persistent macOS Messages badge icon

The badge that can appear on selected apps in the macOS Dock is a helpful reminder that you’ve got something that requires attention. But when the badge “sticks” and continues to remain in place even after you’ve carried out your task? It’s a persistent itch you want to scratch. This can happen in the Messages app, as I discovered recently after texting myself a link when I couldn’t get the oh-so-reliable AirDrop to work between my phone and computer. The…

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How To Watch Microsoft E3 2018 Livestream

Like Sony and a plethora of other AAA publishers, Microsoft is headed to E3 2018 this year and will showcase upcoming games via a pre-show press conference. While last year’s E3 event was mainly focused on the high-end Xbox One X, Microsoft is rumoured to focus more on software with a huge list of upcoming games including the highly anticipated Crackdown 3.  Here’s when the Microsoft E3 2018 livestream is due to take place, how you can watch it from…

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How to fix Windows 10 freezing: The Common Solutions

Windows 10 can be unreliable when it comes to stability and performance. While it brings with it a huge amount of features to make our life easier, it has been known to lock up, freeze, shut down, blue screen and generally misbehave. We’re going to show you some tips to help the stability of your system and fix any issues along the way. Make sure you know how to protect yourself online with our handy guide. Check for Windows Updates…

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Watch the Champions League final here for free

Against all odds, Liverpool are in the Champions League final. But they need to beat Real Madrid to lift the trophy they last won on that memorable 2005 night in Istanbul. Real are looking to win the Champions League for the third year in a row, a feat never achieved in the modern era. It’s going to be amazing. And the best part is you can watch the final completely free in the UK. Here’s how. When is the Champions…

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How To Watch Ubisoft E3 2018 Livestream: Start Time, Predictions & More

Ubisoft generated a lot of excitement at E3 last year, and E3 2018 is set to be no different. With a host of upcoming games ready to be showcased, Ubisoft has confirmed its attendance at this year’s event, and has released details of a press conference taking place on 11 June 2018. While the Ubisoft E3 2018 showcase is taking place in LA, you can watch it from home via a livestream. Here’s where we explain how to watch the…

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How to recover a Mail folder from Time Machine in macOS

Time Machine in macOS can work within a number of apps, letting you retrieve older versions of files or even deleted email messages in the Mail app. However, if an entire folder of stuff goes away, you need to turn to the Finder. Macworld reader Harold found himself in this pinch, because a folder that contains all his business emails disappeared from Mail without any action on his part that he’s aware of. He first tried to use Time Machine…

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Click to watch the Europa League final for free

After a blistering season upon his return to France, Marseille’s captain Dmitiri Payet will lead his side out against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final. After dispatching Arsenal, Atletico go into the final as favourites after recent Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016 which they lost to rivals Real Madrid. It should be a great match – and the best part is, you can watch for free in the UK. Here’s how to do it. When is the…

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