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20 home improvements that don’t need planning permission (part two)

Certain home improvement projects can be undertaken under <i>Permitted Development Rights</i>, which says that you do not need to apply for planning …

Remodeling tricks that increase home value

Dreaming about a renovation, remodelling or an extension to your house, yet not quite sure if you need to go through the whole planning-permission …

The world's best airlines: only one UK carrier makes top 10

EasyJet, Britain’s largest carrier, came bottom in a ranking of UK airlines, based on punctuality, quality and the speed of dealing with compensation claims.<p>Virgin Atlantic, however, topped the list, followed by British Airways, FlyBe and Jet2.com, before the placing of the low-cost airline.<p>The …

Virgin Atlantic

Many iCloud users receiving spam Calendar & Photo Sharing invitations, here’s how to fix

Over recent weeks, iCloud users have started to notice an increased amount of spam coming to various aspects of their accounts. Email accounts, of course, are always vulnerable to spam messages and the root cause can be a variety of different reasons. This new type of spam, however, relates to …

Spam

An extension of a Brooklyn home

Today at homify, we are going to tour a 25 feet wide mansion that recently underwent an addition of two levels. The Brooklyn based architects <i>BEN</i> …

Living Rooms

Home Owner Builders

<b>Live healthier and happier in a sustainable and thermally efficient SIPs home.</b><p>Ready Cut<p>SIPs Ready Cut modular building system will save you serious …

19 space defying extensions to give you hope and ideas

If you ever look at extensions and think they look great and offer untold extra space, but you could never (not even in a million years) have one as …

The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations

This is one of the most anticipated and indulgent holidays you’ll ever take, so naturally expectations are high. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as champagne picnics on uninhabited islands, diving with whale sharks and staying in over-water villas with their own chef tend have long lured happy …

Costa Rica

Solution: How to fix constant Edge crashes in Windows 10

As one of the basic, gateway apps for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is an incredibly important app for Windows users. It is the basic built-in browser …

I am a landlord buying a new home – will I pay extra stamp duty?

Two solicitors say I should pay an extra 3%, which amounts to £7,690 more, because I own properties to let – are they right?<p><b>Q</b> I own two properties in Scotland that I have rented out for years. My wife and I bought a house in Cornwall in 2009 and sold it this year in April to move to Devon, where we …

Housing

The perfect weekend in Paris for less than £200: here's how to do it

A two-night break in Paris for less than £200 a head? Sounds a bit over-optimistic, especially given the plunge in the value of the pound? Not so.<p>If you plan carefully it is perfectly feasible to find a good hotel and a return fare on the Eurostar and still have plenty of change left. And even when …

10 amazing things you probably didn't know about Amsterdam

Here’s what you do know: Amsterdam has more canals than Venice; that it’s liberal in matters of sex and drugs; that it rains a lot; that everyone cycles; and that some residents live on boats.<p>As Eurostar launches a new service from London to the Dutch capital, here we look at what you probably …

10 handy Safari tips that every iOS user should know

Mobile Safari is the primary way that the majority of people access the Internet on their iPhones and iPads, but are you getting the most out of Apple’s default browser? While it’s quite likely that most of you will be familiar with many of these tips, there’s a good chance that you’ll learn at …

Handy

Cornwall Mews renovation by Alma-nac centres around a cream staircase

A cream-painted staircase connects the four floors of this London mews house, which has been renovated by architecture studio Alma-nac to create more …

Phone won't charge - How to fix a phone that won't charge properly

It’s a problem many of us have experienced at some point – at the end of a long day your phone is on the brink of dying. You get home, plug it in and… nothing happens. That can be frustrating enough, but trying to diagnose the issue can be even more so.<p>There are a few problems that could be …

Gear & Gadgets

An Urban Cabin Inspired by a Picnic Shelter in the Forest

Designed for a retired couple who wanted to downsize, Urban Cabin was created by Suyama Peterson Deguchi after the couple had been living on the site …

13 tips for getting the best results from your iPhone camera

Tim Cook’s embarrassment at the Super Bowl seems a timely opportunity to put together something that’s been on my to-do list for a while now: a quick guide to getting the best results from your iPhone’s camera.<p>As a keen photographer, I’ve been amazed just how far cameras have come in the past few …

Mobile Photography

Venice Carnival 2016: details and guide

From January 23 - February 9, 2016, <b>Venice</b> will slough off the winter gloom and burst into life. During the Carnival (Carnevale), this most magical of cities fills with a mass of masked party-goers - posing and preening, dancing and philandering, in a slightly surreal re-invention of a great …

How to increase the ring time on your phone

Do you race against your phone, trying to answer it before the call diverts to voicemail? For those of us who chuck our mobiles into the murky depths …

Dial this secret number to see how good your iPhone signal really is

The bars on your iPhone actually represent a signal range, not an exact signal. Here's how to change it to the exact signal you're receiving at the …

iPhone

20 amazing British campsites beside the sea

South-west<p>1. Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly<p>Bryher Campsite enjoys lovely salty views of Hangman Island and Tresco, but its situation between two hills means it's relatively sheltered. During the summer Bryher can, in the right weather, feel like an other-worldly paradise, with a glorious sandy …

How to install Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp

40 More 1 Bedroom Home Floor Plans

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Shako Gurgenidze<p>This small one bedroom has a colorful kitchen and tiny balcony, making it perfect for a young couple.<p>2 |<br>• Designer: …

Interior Design

How to Restore an iPhone to Factory Settings

Whether you're selling your iPhone or sending it in for repairs, you don't want your personal data and photos on it, where prying eyes can see it. …

How to kill Wi-Fi password sharing in Windows 10

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Wi-Fi

Windows 10 upgrade, installation errors and how to fix them

Within 24 hours of its public release the Windows 10 upgrade had hit more than 14 million devices, Microsoft announced. A new report suggests that …

How to Use Google Maps Offline

If you are traveling to a place where you won't have reliable or affordable access to data or Wi-Fi, Google Maps allows you to save the maps you need ahead of time for later offline use.<p>With your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi, open the Google Maps app and search for the location for which you need a …

Google Maps

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

One buy-to-let mortgage should be enough for anyone

What a wonderful suggestion from Helen Simpson, to extend the right to buy to the private sector (Letters, 25 July). It’ll never happen, of course, as far too many powerful people are making money from “investment properties”, including MPs (Report, 7 May).<p>Buying to let may make sense on an …

Housing