The Really Useful Podcast

The Really Useful Podcast

Avatar
By Christian Cawley
Struggling with your tech? Don't understand what's going on in social media? Just want to use your phone, tablet, laptop, or even your TV without losing your grip?

We're here to help you out!

Our team of inspirational technology writers are ready with words of encouragement to help you through any problem you're facing with your PC, social media account, home theater, whatever!

Want to get to grips with your tech? Hit play!
More places to listen

More places to listen

10: Our Top 5 Really Useful Tips So Far
We're back for a special Really Useful Podcast looking back at five of our favourite tips so far. Join Christian Cawley, Ian Buckley, Gavin Philips, and Ben Stegner as they discuss: Why your PC is slowing down How to make a HDTV antenna Deceitful Amazon reviews Building a DIY desk Buying a printer We'll be back in 2019. Have a great holiday!
38:30
December 17, 2018
Crypto Crash, Buying a New Printer & Cleaning a Laptop Keyboard
Why has the cryptocoin bubble burst, and should you buy a Steam Link while they're going cheap? These questions are discussed in the latest Really Useful Podcast with Christian Cawley and Ian Buckley. PLUS: Tips for buying a new printer and cleaning a laptop keyboard. Shownotes: Valve discontinues Steam Link: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/valve-discontinues-steam-link/ Crypto price crash-what it means: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46323286 https://blocksdecoded.com/ Checklist for buying a new printer: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buying-new-printer-checklist/ What to do if your laptop keyboard is not working: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/laptop-keyboard-not-working/
42:23
November 27, 2018
Black Friday Scams Explained PLUS What Is a Meme?
Thinking about buying gifts for Christmas this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Planning on wasting the Thanksgiving weekend searching for deals? Funnily enough, so are scammers - only YOU are the deal. We've got some concerning Black Friday scams to look out for this week on the Really Useful Podcast, and we also take a look at what a meme is. Your hosts are Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner. Shownotes https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/netflix-working-nintendo-wii/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-fire-tv-recast-cloud-based-dvr-cord-cutters/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/xbox-one-keyboard-mouse-support/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-can-use-microsoft-office-without-paying/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-scams-watch-black-friday-cyber-monday/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-a-meme-examples/
33:58
November 20, 2018
7: More Windows Update Bugs, Edit PDFs, and Get Paid to Play Games
We're back with more tips and tricks, including some notes on how to earn money from playing video games---yes, it's possible! As ever, we kick off by breaking down some recent tech news, find out why it matters to you, and help you decide what to do with it. This week's show is brought to you by Christian Cawley and Gavin Phillips. Shownotes: Disney announces streaming service: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disney-plus-streaming-service-2019/ Facebook makes a Portal videophone: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-portal-devices-available/ Amazon prints a catalog: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-mails-printed-holiday-catalogs/ File transfer from PC to mobile: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-fastest-ways-transfer-file-pc-mobile-device/ Edit PDFs online: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-pdf-editor-websites-create-fill-annotate-alter-pdf-files/ More Windows Update bugs: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-update-october-2018-bugs/ Mobile news apps: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-news-app/ Get paid to play games: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-money-gaming-5-games-you-can-get-paid-to-play/
40:47
November 13, 2018
6: New Macs, Flickr Limits, Affordable Printing, DIY Computer Desks
Join Christian Cawley and Ian Buckley as they find the useful aspects of recent tech news and share some tips for affordable printing and DIY computer desks. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-apple-macbook-air-mac-mini-ipad-pro/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/flickr-limits-free-users-photos/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-world-news-websites-guaranteed-free-censorship/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-printer-for-home-use-with-cheap-ink/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/diy-computer-desk/
44:25
November 5, 2018
5: WhatsApp Stickers, Why Your PC Is Slow, Google Search Privacy, SEGA Forever!
Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner bring you the latest tech tips and news for technophobes. Make your tech useful and not a headache with these items: WhatsApp Stickers---what are they, and why?: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/send-stickers-using-whatsapp/ Delete Google Search history: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-your-google-search-history/ Sell your phone instantly on eBay: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ebay-instant-selling-sell-phone-instantly/ Get classic SEGA games on your smartphone: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/classic-sega-games-smartphone/ This is why your PC is slowing down: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pc-operating-temperatures-hot-hot/ Amusing YouTube comments: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/worst-youtube-comments/ Catch us on Twitter, @thegadgetmonkey and @stegnersaurus
48:18
October 30, 2018
4: Spotify Endless, Deceitful Amazon Reviews, Boost Android Storage
A recording of a special live podcast, looking at some great news about Spotify, how to spot deceitful reviews on Amazon and a great tip to boost storage on Android phones and tablets. With Christian Cawley and Gavin Phillips
42:51
October 22, 2018
3: How to Get Free Wi-Fi, Use Your Phone as a PC Webcam, and Be More Productive with Google Calendar
Christian Cawley is back with some new productivity tips to help you make your tech work for you. With guest presenter Ian Buckley. Get free Wi-Fi: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-get-free-internet-service-almost-anywhere/ Use Your Phone as a PC Webcam: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-smartphone-webcam-computer/ Be More Productive with Google Calendar: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-calendar-google-tasks-to-do-apps/
29:03
October 15, 2018
2: Stop Using CCleaner, Make a DIY HDTV Antenna with a Paperclip!
This week Ben Stegner joins Christian Cawley to discuss ways in which you can make tech work for you. With tips and tricks to help you make your digital life more productive. Shownotes: Netflix Data Hog: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/netflix-biggest-data-hog-world/ Build a HDTV antenna with a paperclip: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-diy-hdtv-antenna/ Stop using CCleaner on Windows: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-using-ccleaner-windows/ Online and free word processors: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-more-fresh-free-online-word-processors/ Lego Star Wars toys to buy before Christmas: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/lego-star-wars-toys-worth-buying-now/
37:19
October 8, 2018
1: Download Instagram Videos, Delay Windows 10 Update
Christian Cawley and Gavin Philips bring you the latest tips and tricks to make your digital life more productive. Shownotes: Facebook & Instagram account hack: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-hack-50-million-accounts/ Microsoft to kill Skype Classic: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-ending-support-skype-classic/ Skype calls on Amazon Echo: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-skype-calls-amazon-echo/ Windows 10 October 2018 Update -- do you need it? Would you rather wait? https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrade-latest-windows-10-version/ How to connect multiple HDMI devices to a TV with fewer ports. How to Download Photos and Videos from Instagram https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-download-videos-instagram/ https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-save-instagram-photos/ Use IFTTT to make some extra cash: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-ifttt-to-save-make-money/
36:35
October 1, 2018
Make your own podcast for free with Anchor!