Author: Felix Yates

I am a passionate user and lover of technology and run a small YouTube channel based around it. Admin and author for TechLife and the WYCCA.

Ad-blocking – a vicious cycle

Ads. The word probably draws your mind towards ‘Hot singles in your area’ or ‘Free movies – no viruses’, but for me, it’s a reminder of how great the internet is. With all its faults aside, the internet is all too often unappreciated these days – the wealth of information available anytime, anywhere (provided you have internet access) for free, with a few hidden costs. Chiefly, online advertisements. They come in many forms: from little boxes in the sidebar of a page to obnoxious full-screen pop-ups and yet, they’re still almost universally hated.

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Free Linktr.ee Alternative (WordPress MyLinks)

WordPress MyLinks is an amazing, free Linktree alternative. If you don’t know what Linktree is, it’s a link hub service that allows you to put all your links in one place, whether that’s your other social media profiles, a recent post, or anything you want. Here’s why you need one and how you can make your own for free.

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Forest: Productivity Redefined?

Due to the coronavirus quarantine, many of us are finding that we have to work from home. However, with Netflix at our fingertips, this can make it hard to get anything done.

The solution? Forest. Forest is a productivity app where you set a timer for a specific amount of time, and in this period you are not allowed to use certain apps, or your phone at all, should you choose to set it up in that way.

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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Review

I’ve never owned a mechanical keyboard before. The closest I’ve come to one is the Logitech G213 Prodigy fake-mechanical keyboard because I was fooled into thinking that it was one. Well, after about two years of suffering, I decided to bite the bullet and switch to a true mechanical keyboard.

OK, so I started the search. Initially, I looked into a Razer keyboard, but I was frustrated. Many were saying that the switches – even the yellow “silent” ones – were far too loud. This immediately repelled my interest, and- combined with the extortionate prices, I looked elsewhere.

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Everything Released at Samsung Unpacked 2020

February 11th marked Samsung’s annual Unpacked event where they announce new products.

This year was very exciting. Lots of new products were released, including the S20 line and even a new foldable phone.

But what else did they release? Check out the headings below where I’ll go into a bit more detail about what’s been released this year. There’s quite a lot here, so get ready!

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Top 5 Free Android Games

Top 5 Free Games for Android

Do you ever find yourself looking at the Play Store for some new games, but have no idea where to start?

Well, here are my picks for the top 5 Android games, in no particular order. These will be a wide variety of games from lots of different categories and some of these will be available on iOS as well, but the focus here is Android games. Let’s get right on with the list.

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2012 Instagram hoax TRICKS celebrities

Another day, another hoax. A few days ago, many Instagram celebrities, politicians and regular users fell for an Instagram privacy hoax from 2012.

The hoax, sporting a light blue background, low quality, clearly replaced text and poor English, describes how a new Instagram privacy policy change allows Instagram to “use your photos,” and that “everything you’ve ever posted becomes public from today.”

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The copyright symbol

YouTube FIXES Copyright System

On August 15th, @TeamYouTube on Twitter announced that they were making some hotly-anticipated changes to the copyright system. The tweet describes the new policy that will prevent copyright owners, such as much-hated UMG, from making money on manual claims on unreasonable grounds, including short song clips and unintentional audio.

Many YouTubers have been speaking out about the broken copyright system on YouTube for years now, as large media corporations have been taking advantage of this broken system by using manual claim farms, basically where people are paid to watch big YouTuber’s videos and listen for any remotely claimable content, and then manually claim all of the video’s ad revenue.

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