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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!
 
British TV past and present digested and discussed, if Gareth Kavanagh and Christian Cawley can tear themselves away from the screen long enough to record anything. Soaps, drama, comedy, sci-fi and even BBC Four documentaries are among the topics.
 
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Windows 11 is coming - but what can you expect from it? Is there really any need to replace Windows 10? This podcast looks at the coming Windows 11, what we know, what we can guess at, and what probably won't happen. This week's podcast features these stories: Windows 10 Support Ends in 2025 Windows Start Up Sounds Slo-fi Remix Eduard Khill Trololo…
 
Most new cars feature integration with a smartphone. While Apple iPhones are typically compatible, it's more than likely that you're using an Android phone. Android Auto is a useful handsfree in-car app from Google, designed to integrate your phone's apps with your automobile's entertainment system. You can also make calls using the digital assista…
 
Using technology daily means that the keyboard, mouse, computer screen, earphones, etc., are going to get dirty. Knowing how to clean them doesn't just protect you from infections, it helps to prolong your tech's usable lifespan. In this week's show, we take a look at some of our best tech cleaning tips. This week you'll need to refer to the follow…
 
The age old question: do Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft produce the best console? Well, we're bypassing that and declaring the Nintendo Switch the winner. After all, it's lightweight, flexible, and designed with multiplayer in mind from the ground up. You might not get to enjoy intense single player or some AAA online multiplayer titles, but it is im…
 
The world of cryptocurrency just doesn't seem to stop changing. With over 5000 different cryptocoins in circulation, new digital units of value need to stand out from the crowd in order to generate any sort of traction. In this week's show, we take a look at the resurgent Dogecoin (and learn how to pronounce it) and try to work out if Chia is reall…
 
Brian Terranova makes Doctor Who fan films; he also collects props and cosplays. Christian Cawley and James McLean have worked on fanzines. They all host a Doctor Who podcast. But why do these, and other, Doctor Who fans keep making stuff? In this podcast we look at the various ways fans express their love of Doctor Who and other shows and serials …
 
Vegan headphones might sound like the name of an indie band, but they're real. Headphones made without leather and using sustainable materials are just one of the ways in which using technology responsibly is becoming more important. This week, we take a look at sustainability in technology, and how things might change going forward. Shownotes This…
 
Dashcams might seem an expensive addition to your vehicle, but they are worth their weight in gold. In this week's podcast we look at dashcams, covering everything from looking at the best current models to the reasons to use a dashcam. We also consider the various steps you should take when installing a dashcam for the first time, and how you can …
 
Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Unbound, Blurb... the opportunities for crowdfunding campaigns are massive these days. But if you've never backed a project on Kickstarter and don't really know what crowdfunding is - or if you have concerns over their reliability - we're here to help you out. Shownotes Here are this week's links for everything we discuss in…
 
You've seen the ads, online and on TV. Courses for learning to code, build mobile apps, even start designing video games. But how easy is it really to learn to code? To find out, Ian Buckley - a man with a bit of programing experience under his belt - is here to explain if you should learn to code, where to find good resources, and whether or not y…
 
Heard about Clubhouse but not really sure what social audio is all about? You've come to the right place. In this podcast we take a look at Clubhouse, its "exclusivity" and what alternatives are coming along from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other existing social platforms. Use these links to learn more about Clubhouse in this week's show. What…
 
To celebrate 30 months since the launch of the Really Useful Podcast, we bring you a collection of the top 5 best tips from our most popular episodes. As such, Christian Cawley is joined by various members of the Really Useful Podcast team to cover diverse topics such as Windows keyboard shortcuts, problems with Skype, old PC games, Microsoft Offic…
 
You've seen the term NFT but what does it mean? How can you buy digital art for $1000s without even owning it? What is the real ecological damage of cryptocurrency mining? And why are graphics cards so expensive? In this podcast we explore non-fungible tokens, the madness of this latest crypto bubble, whether cryptocurrency is as bad for the enviro…
 
Released on April 2nd, 2021, 100 Objects of Doctor Who from Candy Jar Books explores the worlds of Doctor Who from a strange new angle, courtesy of Philip Bates. He's the editor of the very popular Doctor Who Companion website and he joins Christian Cawley in this podcast to discuss the DWC, 100 Objects of Doctor Who, and a little bit of recent Doc…
 
The Amazon Fire tablet is one of the most popular alternatives to Apple's iPad. Equipped with the Android-based Fire OS, these are versatile tablets aimed at the whole family. But are you getting the most our of your Amazon Fire tablet? Is the tablet really suitable for children or is it more geared towards a media consuming adult? How do you chang…
 
Some new Xbox and PS5 games are launching at around $70. Game controllers are around the same price. And if you can get hold of a next generation console, that's going to set you back a few hundred dollars too. So: is video gaming becoming to expensive? This week's discussion draws on these resources: Why Are PS5 and Xbox Series Games So Expensive?…
 
You've probably heard of a Raspberry Pi, but how does this single-board computer (SBC) differ from a microcontroller? In this Really Useful Podcast, we discuss the Raspberry Pi and its clones, the Raspberry Pi Pico and other microcontrollers, and the Arduino. How do they differ? What projects suit each type of board? Click play to find out. Some re…
 
Everyone has an old phone or two at the back of a drawer. Your old PC might be stuck under a desk somewhere---meanwhile, you've switched to a laptop. Old hardware takes up space, but simply throwing it away is dangerous. Without the correct recycling techniques, discarded tech can be an ecological nightmare. Fortunately, there are various ways that…
 
If you have a YouTube channel, Twitch stream, podcast, Facebook page, Instagram account, or TikTok, you're probably keen to find and audience. But how do you find followers and build a following? This week, we take a look at the various techniques you can use across several social platforms and mediums. You may be surprised at how similar some of t…
 
Have you updated your phone recently? Is Windows 10 up to date, or do you have updates pending? Why should you have to bother, anyway? In this week's podcast, we explore Windows Update, updating a Mac, iPhone or iPad, Android, and even game consoles. This week's useful links: Windows Update guide Update macOS How to Update Xbox One and Xbox Series …
 
In this Really Useful Podcast we take a look at all you need to know about launching your own podcast. We explore what a podcast is, what yours might be about, how to record it, what apps you can use, and how to find free podcast hosting and list your show on Apple Podcasts. You'll also learn some tricks for promoting your podcast. This week's usef…
 
This week Christian Cawley chats with Cutaway Comics' Gareth Kavanagh about Lytton, Omega, Brian Blessed, and accidentally discovering crowdfunding. Doctor Who fandom has been gifted with rare treats over the years, from comics and novels to audiobooks, audio plays, and independent movies. Anyone engaged with Doctor Who is aware of at least one of …
 
It's the one you've been waiting for: our thoughts on Doctor Who's New Year special, Revolution of the Daleks! It's good to se John Barrowman back as Captain Jack Harkness, but it is too short a trip? Is it a sad goodbye to Ryan? Are we worried about Yaz - and if not, should we be? And why did the Doctor languish in prison for nearly 20 years? Afte…
 
Jodie Whittaker has quit Doctor Who. Or has she? Who is in the running to replace the Thirteenth Doctor? Is there even a new name being considered? And is Chris Chibnall also leaving the show? We don't know, but there is plenty of press speculation to discuss. Also: comedian John Bishop is cast as the show's new male companion, the Dark Dimension r…
 
Following our previous podcast on how the Time War brings a whole new dimension to Rose, we apply the same thinking across the whole of Doctor Who Series 1. This time, Christian Cawley joins Brian Terranova and James McLean as they consider the impact of the events of the "previous season" (based on an idea that there is a Time War series that conc…
 
Doctor Who returned in 2005 with Rose. It was the first episode of the show since 1996... but in the show's continuity, The Day of the Doctor introduces new, unseen continuity to Rose. Indeed, Rose likely happens right as the regenerating War Doctor leaves the National Gallery. This podcast takes a look at The Day of the Doctor as a finale to Big F…
 
This week's Really Useful Podcast is hosted by Christian Cawley, with appearances by Gavin Philips, James Frew, and Ben Stegner. Look out for our other shows---subscribe to the Really Useful Podcast on iTunes and YouTube (be sure to hit the bell icon to be notified of new episodes) for more tips.By Christian Cawley, Ben Stegner, Gavin Phillips, James Frew
 
Christian Cawley and James McLean are back with a new show. This time, we look at the redesign of the Daleks for Revolution of the Daleks, the New Year's Day 2021 episode of Doctor Who. Comparing the design with earlier Dalek props, it's remote control/unmanned quality, and how the Dalek looks on clips and stills, we then proceed to compare the var…
 
Heard about the Dark Web and want to know what it is all about? We've got answers to the questions you need in this week's Really Useful Podcast. Is the Dark Web illegal? Is it safe to access the Dark Web? What's the difference between the Dark Web and the Deep Web? Hit play to find the answers to these questions and more. This week's useful links:…
 
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