53 episodes

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!

The Really Useful Podcast Christian Cawley

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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!

    Get Inspiration from Movies, Fix Skype Problems and Find Alternatives, Play Tetris Online

    Get Inspiration from Movies, Fix Skype Problems and Find Alternatives, Play Tetris Online

    Rounding off the current run of episodes, we bring you some inspiring movies, places to play Tetris online, and PS5 news. We also have tips on how to fix problems with Skype and find an alternative video conferencing app if you tire of it.

    With Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner.

    • 26 min
    Lockdown Entertainment for Families in Isolation

    Lockdown Entertainment for Families in Isolation

    Engaging in self-isolation or national lockdown is not easy. If you have children, things are even tougher. Fortunately various tech companies are here to help. Christian Cawley and Gavin Philips look at the latest developments, from free Amazon Prime and Audible to top YouTube channels for 24/7 entertainment.

    We also have some thoughts on enforced home schooling (as opposed to the planned variety).

    • 31 min
    Make It Through Self Isolation and Remote Working

    Make It Through Self Isolation and Remote Working

    Stuck at home in self-isolation? Restricted to remote working as a precaution? Whatever your situation, we've pulled together a collection of the best tips and tricks to help you maximise production and make the most of your time locked up at home.

    With Christian Cawley and Gavin Philips.

    • 28 min
    Get Fit With Video Games, Cheap Windows 10 Upgrades, Google Assistant Reads Aloud

    Get Fit With Video Games, Cheap Windows 10 Upgrades, Google Assistant Reads Aloud

    Get the most out of Google Assistant, upgrade to Windows 10 for a discount, and get fit with video games in this week's podcast. PLUS: learn how to spot Bitcoin email scams, and understand the US Election 2020 better with Alexa.

    Christian Cawley is joined by Ben Stegner, James Frew, and Megan Ellis for a show packed with tips and news of new MakeUseOf tech giveaways.

    • 31 min
    Switch to Facebook Lite, Reuse an Old Router, Samsung Galaxy S20 Latest

    Switch to Facebook Lite, Reuse an Old Router, Samsung Galaxy S20 Latest

    Should you be using Facebook Lite on your smartphone to save data and battery power? And what can you do with an old router? This week's show also looks at some new smartphone ranges from Sony and Samsung, while giving you tips on the best two-player mobile games to play. Plus we've got some great recommendations.

    • 41 min
    Redbox Free TV, Download Movies Legally, Windows 7 Ends---What Next?

    Redbox Free TV, Download Movies Legally, Windows 7 Ends---What Next?

    You can now enjoy live TV on the Redbox app - totally free! But what if you want to download movies legally? Well, you can! But it's not all good news: if you use Windows 7, your time is up.

    Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner discuss these and other tips and tricks, plus news of the latest MakeUseOf giveaways and our site recommendations.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

Atomickarma ,

Really really useful stuff

I like this podcast as they get on with the job without wittering on about cats.

Seriously though, this is a nice idea for a podcast, highlighting the tech stuff that affects everyone (social media, cloud storage, privacy) and talking about it in simple terms, with some useful ideas thrown in to help you use tech better.

omega42NE ,

Useful and entertaining

Useful material and well presented - relaxed and informal but without the silly banter that spoils so many podcasts

Robnights ,

Very impressed!

Excellent podcast, with an interesting look at quality tech tips and news.

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