Dec 29

JUST been given a really cool new gadget for Christmas but a little unsure how to use it?


Got a sluggish or frozen phone?

Perform a hard reset by holding down the Home key and Power button together for 10 seconds.

Don’t pay for ringtones

Use Garageband on an Apple Mac to create your own. Press the Cycle Region button to choose a song, then go to Share in the main menu and choose “Send Ringtone to iTunes”.


Always back-up your files

Purchase an SD memory card to store your work on

Easy Internet in the right view

Maximise the limited screen size by pressing F11 – this will put it into full screen mode.


Don’t delay the downloading

Connect your TomTom to your computer via TomTom Home within 30 days of purchase to download the latest maps for free.


Jump the games queue

The PS3 has no regional protection on games, so if you want to play the latest launches early, purchase the USA or Japanese versions.

Get a simple upscale

When watching a DVD on the PS3 using a high-definition HDTV, press Triangle and select AV settings, there will be an option to perform a full HD upscale of the film.

XBOX 360

Perform a simple shutdown

Turn off the wireless controller or console by holding down the silver button in the middle of the control pad.


Get some Wii for free

Access thousands of FREE online Adobe Flash-based games using the internet web browser on your Wii. Check


Find the fastest keyboard access

Place your finger at the bottom of the screen and swipe up to reveal the keyboard. Place your finger on any top row key and swipe down to hide. This avoids having to go through the menu option.

Maximize your screen

A quick tap (not click) on the screen while in the web browser activates full screen mode and hides the toolbar.


Make room for some extra storage

Obtain more storage memory by clearing out your Browser and Streetview cache. (Settings – Applications – Manage Applications – Browser – Clear Data – Streetview – Clear Data)

Instant image saving

To save a picture from the internet, press and hold on the image for three seconds, or select it with the trackball and save via the pop-up menu.


Work from home

Check your HD telly for a PC monitor input, either labeled PC or RGB. Plug in your laptop to create a giant PC monitor.

Contrast comparison

Always try and aim to get the highest contrast ratio possible to ensure a clear image


Find the time to read

Press Alt-T while on the Home screen or reading a book to display the time.

Then find the time to play

On the Home screen press Shift Alt-M, to start playing a copy of the Minesweeper game.

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