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How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Telecoms

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

How to master Google Photos and backup all your photos

Google Photos is a savior for avid photographers and online creators looking for a place to store and backup their pics and videos. Not only does it …

Mobile Photography

Google Chrome 101: How to Play the Hidden Dinosaur Mini-Game on Your iPhone or Android Phone

While having no internet connection is definitely a bad thing when you need it, you can at least bide your time until you're back online with a …

Best Legoland 2018 deals including day tickets from £13, 2-for-1 offers and meal deals

Whether you're after ways to keep kids busy during holidays or after a fun weekend activity for the family, there's nowhere quite like Legoland .<p>But …

Lego

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

With 39 Lego Bricks You Already Own, Your Little Builder Can Create One of These Adorable Unicorns

If you have a little Lego-lover on your hands, chances are you've stepped on a few handfuls of pieces just today — am I right, or am I right? It's even more likely that some of those pieces were the 39 they'd need to create the most adorable Lego unicorns. Inspired by the unicorn in <b>Despicable Me</b> …

Lego

Here’s all the horrifying data Facebook and Google have on you

Technical consultant and web developer Dylan Curran shared some alarming findings about how much information Facebook and Google store from their …

Human Rights

Making a will: free or cheap will writing

<b>Let's be brutal – we're all going to die. And if it happens when you're will-less, on top of the grief, it can cause a financial nightmare for the</b> …

Finance

CryptoTab Extension: Earn Bitcoin (BTC) for Free Using Google Chrome

Everyone likes to make extra money; so who wouldn’t like to install a browser plugin and let it work to mine cryptocurrency for you while you are …

19 ‘USSD’ Codes That Unlock Hidden Features in Your iPhone

When you want to tweak your iPhone’s preferences, you’ll usually open up the Settings app. That’s basic iOS 101. What you might not know is that …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

DIY LEGO Designs Recreate Marvels of Modern Engineering

This new DIY LEGO bible will help you become a Master Builder.<p>A new LEGO bible is on the way, offering step-by-step instructions on how to build exquisite miniatures of humanity's greatest engineering feats. Curated by professional engineer and two-time LEGO book author Mattia Zamboni, <i>Tiny LEGO</i> …

10 best-selling online courses to help you understand Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — all under $12

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Udemy<p>Cryptocurrency— the digital currency that uses cryptography and blockchain technology to facilitate secure and anonymous transactions …

Review: LEGO’s 7,500-piece Millennium Falcon is the ultimate collector’s item for Star Wars fans

The Millennium Falcon may just be the most well-known vehicle in all of science fiction and beyond. Making its big-screen debut in <i>A New Hope</i> just over 40 years ago, the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy has solidified itself as a cultural icon. And over the past few decades, has been commemorated …

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to the left of all of my many open tabs. It's a great way …

Google

Tech tricks to help you organize your digital photo library

Get more out of Google Photos and Apple Photos.<p>Smartphones' ever-improving cameras encourage us to snap an ever-increasing pile of digital photos. And as these images build up in your phone's storage, they become harder and harder to organize. That's where apps come in.<p>Both Google Photos (for …

24 Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Kids

Carving a pumpkin is to Halloween as stuffing a stocking is to Christmas: you simply can't fully embrace the spooky spirit of the holiday without a …

Decorations

These Truly Wireless Earbuds Cost $100 Less Than AirPods and Actually Stay in Your Ears

If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to the $159 Apple AirPods, you’re in luck. <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has discovered a high quality pair …

30 Exciting New iOS 11 Features You Didn't Know About

If you think that you’ve mastered all the new features of iOS 11, then you’re in for a surprise because iOS 11 contains many hidden features that …

iOS

iOS 11 Feels Slow? 11 Tips to Speed Up iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

There are mixed reports that updating to iOS 11 has slowed down some iPhone and iPad hardware, or that performance of tasks like opening and …

Last Minute Deal: World’s Smallest Camera Drone + 2GB Micro SD Card

We have a great last minute deal for our readers in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today. You can save 50% off the World’s Smallest Camera Drone .<p>The …

Drones

Here's How Much the Apple iPhone 8 Is Going to Cost

It's not going to be as painful to your pocketbook as you might have thought.<p>It has been widely reported that <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to …

29 sci-fi and geektastic TV shows coming soon to 2017

TV

Here's What Might Be Slowing Your Wireless Router (and Here's How to Fix It)

Most networking hardware vendors will have you believe your wireless router simply needs to be taken out of the box, plugged in, and assigned a silly …

Wi-Fi

This app turns your Mac or PC into a super-cheap Apple TV

Use the Reflector 2 app to view your phone's media on your Mac or PC.

How to build your own Super NES Classic Edition

The Super NES Classic Edition is almost everything we could have ever asked for — except that it only plays about 20 games and you'll have to wait …

Robinhood's plan to open financial markets to the masses

While most were following the closure of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 financial crisis, there was another important change occurring: the rise of algorithmic trading. Due to the inefficiency and excess of humans coordinating trades, computers began processing about 95% of the …

How to safely access the deep web

So you want to know how to access the deep web? First, you should get the terminology straight. The deep web is simply any web page or site that’s …