How to download TikTok videos

TikTok has become something of a global phenomenon. The short-form videos of pranks, sketches, dances, food and pretty much anything else you can imagine have captured the hearts of its hugely enthusiastic users. Even though it may be in a tense legal battle with President Trump and the US administration, its popularity among younger users […]

How to make emoji

Emoji, those cute little graphics that add colour and amusement to messages, have quickly become an established part of digital life. Gone are the days of plain text, now it’s fully expected that any conversation with friends has some kind of illustration or animation. In some cases, emoji are all that people use to communicate, […]

How to Hold a YouTube Watch Party

In these days where it’s not so easy to visit and hang out with friends, we can miss out on simple pleasures such as watching videos together. Of course, we can send links or share them on social media sites, but it’s not the same as getting the reaction from your mates in real-time. Well, […]

How to turn off replies on Twitter

Twitter has introduced a new feature where you can decide which people are allowed to respond to your tweets. This doesn’t make your account private, so people will still be able to see what you post, but it will make those unwanted contributions from strangers a thing of the past. We show you how to […]

How to use Messenger Rooms

Facebook has joined the ranks of companies such as Microsoft, Zoom, Apple and Google that offer free online video calling, by adding the new ‘Rooms’ feature to its Messenger service. One of the best things about this, in these post Social Dilemma days where people are less happy with using social media sites, you don’t […]

How to video chat in Fortnite

Fortnite has always let you chat to your teammates and other players over a headset, but thanks to a collaboration with the app Houseparty it now lets you go one step further and video chat while in the game. For now it only works on PC, PS4, and PS5 – and you will need to […]

How to download Instagram photos

Instagram is a great place to create and share photos with people all around the world, but if you want to save an image and keep it on your device, how can you do so? There are various options, as you’ll see. How to download all of your data from Instagram Sadly, there’s no way […]

How to get verified on Twitter

Back in 2009, Twitter created a verification process so you could apply to get a blue check mark next to your name. The symbol showed the account was either genuine, so you didn’t accidentally follow someone pretending to be Elon Musk, Katy Perry or another celebrity or brand. But it also marked out notable accounts, […]

How to change your phone number in WhatsApp

As you’re probably aware, WhatsApp ties your account to your phone number and you can’t use the messaging app without one. But what if your phone number changes? Fortunately, changing your number in WhatsApp is a relatively simple process. However, there are a few points you should keep in mind before you do it. If […]

Is Instagram down?

If you’re having problems posting your photos and videos on Instagram, then it could be that there’s an issue with the service. At the time of publishing (4 October 2021) there are indeed problems at Instagram (as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp) with users reporting issues when posting and browsing their feeds. Downdetector […]

How to fix WhatsApp: Is WhatsApp down?

At the time of writing WhatsApp is experiencing issues which appear to be related to the servers it runs on. Facebook and Instagram are also down, and all three are services owned by Facebook. Users are reporting the problems on Twitter and DownDetector is showing a huge spike from around 4pm on Monday 4 October. […]

How to post a Collab on Instagram

Following a closed test in several regions, Instagram has announced that its Collab feature is rolling out to all users around the world as part of its “Features Week” full of tweaks and changes to the social media platform, including the ability to post to the platform via the Instagram website on desktop (finally!).  But […]

How to add links to Instagram Stories

For the past few years, verified accounts on Instagram have had the ability to add links to Instagram Stories, accessible with a simple swipe. It’s a handy feature not only for influencers but businesses, creatives and just about anyone that wants to share online content via Stories without having to direct people to the link […]

How to make custom stickers in WhatsApp

You’ve been able to send stickers in WhatsApp chats for a long time now. A new feature lets you create custom stickers from any image. You can also add text, doodles and other stickers to make your own unique creation. Currently, this is only possible using the web and desktop versions of WhatsApp, but you […]

The best gaming VPNs [year] ([month])

Discover which VPNs can improve your gaming experience Although VPNs have largely grown in prominence thanks to their promise of better security and a greater range of content to stream, more and more people are now using VPNs for gaming, too. There are many reasons why. Perhaps you want to access a game or expansion […]

How to play House Flipper on Linux

House Flipper is a unique game that allows the player to renovate homes. The game was developed by Empyrean and published by Frozen District and PlayWay SA. Here’s how to get it working on Linux. Getting House Flipper working on Linux House Flipper natively supports both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS and not Linux. However, […]

How to play The Riftbreaker on Linux

The Riftbreaker is a base-building survival video game with RPG elements. It was developed by EXOR Studios and published by Surefire Games. Here’s how you can play The Riftbreaker on Linux. Getting The Riftbreaker working on Linux The Riftbreaker isn’t native to Linux, but you can play it on Linux if you configure it correctly. […]

How to run Mac OS Monterey on Ubuntu

Did you know you can run the latest Mac OS right on Ubuntu Linux? It’s true. Thanks to the fantastic Quickemu virtualization tool, anyone can quickly get a Mac OS Monterey VM going. Here’s how to do it on your Ubuntu system. Note: emulating MacOS Monterey on Ubuntu can be iffy. Use this virtual machine […]

What is the best VPN protocol?

WireGuard, obviously. Or Lightway. NordLynx? No, OpenVPN… Browse most VPN provider websites and you’ll find boasts about supporting this VPN protocol or that. Which should you use, though? They don’t have so much to say about that. One reason is there’s no one-protocol-fits-all solution which is the best choice in every given situation. Your ideal […]

How to install Calligra Words on Linux

Calligra Words is a wordprocessor from the KDE project. It allows for frame-based editing, document embedding, user interface customization, and other excellent features. Here’s how to set up Calligra Words on your Linux system. Ubuntu installation instructions Since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Calligra Words has been available for users to install. So, if you’re an Ubuntu […]

How to play Project CARS 2 on Linux

Project CARS 2 is a racing video game developed and published by Slightly Mad Studios for Windows and other platforms. The game was never released for Linux, but it is possible to play on the platform thanks to some tweaking. Here’s how to do it. Getting Project CARS 2 working on Linux Project CARS 2 […]

What languages are available in Minecraft?

Minecraft is popular all over the world with players in every age range. You’ll find players and servers are available in multiple countries. Some players will speak English but others will likely not.  Languages available in Minecraft Minecraft supports multiple languages. The most extensive language support is available on the Java version with support for […]

How to update Minecraft on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been doing exceptionally well as a console. It’s been one of the most popular items to buy during past holiday seasons. New versions of the console have been released and lots of popular game titles are available for it, not least of which is Minecraft.  Minecraft on Nintendo Switch Minecraft is […]

Best WordPress hosting in [year] ([month])

If you’re looking for the best WordPress hosting plan for you, start here… There are a lot of pros to getting started with WordPress web hosting, one key one being that it’s inexpensive because WordPress itself is free (and open source). Even the cheapest shared hosting plan usually comes with a one-click WordPress installer, allowing […]

The best Chrome VPNs in [year] ([month])

Boost your browser with extra security Streamline how you browse online and equip your Google Chrome with the best VPN for a more secure online experience. Packing a provider’s privacy prowess into a Chrome VPN extension, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of its large network, encryption, and other security features all within one […]

How to force restart your iPhone 13 Pro

When the iPhone was first released, it changed how phones were designed. Instead of entire keyboards or multiple hard buttons, the design worked with a single Home button. There were, and continue to be, hard buttons on the side but over the years, the Home button too has been retired.  Force restart iPhone 13 Pro […]

How do I find my friends on Minecraft?

Minecraft was never big on needing an account to play it. Users needed to create a Mojang account to purchase the game but nothing beyond that. This changed after Microsoft bought Minecraft. You now need a Microsoft Live account to play Minecraft. The good news is, a Microsoft Live account works with Xbox’s services and […]

How to create iOS 15 Legacy Contacts

Everyone is going to die, eventually. We all prepare for death differently and the preparations start at different points in our life. Some people start preparing for death after a near-death experience while others wait until until they’re older. Of the many things we have to take care of in this regard, our digital identity […]

When will iOS 15.3 be released?

iOS 15.2 is almost a month old. This update added privacy reports which, for many users, is a big deal. It allows them to see how apps are accessing their information and which domains they communicate with. The SOS functionality has been updated as well where you can now press the side button to send […]

Best Ways to Display NFTs In Your Home

Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) are the latest thing in the blockchain industry. If you have been watching crypto tv channels or reading crypto news, you will know that the sector is getting more attention every day from both individuals and corporations. Anyone can now mint their own NFTs and do with as they please. While most […]

Post Covid’ Special Free Online

Top streamers like HBO Max, Netflix, and CBS have been our main sources of entertainment, especially in the holiday seasons. Some have been following shows like South Park for years. South Park is an animated comedy TV series that started airing in 1997. Recently, South Park announced that the Post Covid Specials would only air […]