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About Tim Brookes

Tim Brookes is a freelance writer based in Brisbane, Australia. He can usually found exercising, playing video games, and annoying his two cats Inka and Roger.

Latest Articles

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Why Won't My iPhone Update? 11 Fixes to Update iOS

Here's why your iPhone sometimes won't update (and what you can do about it).

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Smart Plugs and Power Outlets Might Be the Best Smart Home Upgrade

Give your old devices a smarter future.

The Best Modern Retro Consoles of 2024

Whether you're looking for something versatile, or something hardware-accurate, there's a modern retro games console out there for you.

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What Is Multimodal AI?

There’s a new AI buzzword in town.

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Does It Matter Which Internet Speed Test You Use?

Don't place too much faith in a single speed test result.

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11 Things to Check When Buying a Used iPhone

Watch out for stolen iPhones.

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10 Things You Didn't Realize Your iPhone Can Do for You

Apple hides some of the iPhone's most interesting features well.

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Is Extra iCloud Storage Worth Paying For?

Cloud-based backups and media storage comes at a cost you should probably swallow.

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These iPhone Accessories Are Worth Every Penny

Some aftermarket iPhone purchases don't require too much deliberation.

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How to Use Remote Play on a PS5 (Without a PlayStation Portal)

Experience PlayStation games on a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone using Remote Play.

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Decapitate Your MacBook: What Is a Slabtop and Why Would You Want One?

You probably thought a display was a vital piece of the laptop experience, but you were wrong.

The Best Nintendo Switch Accessories of 2023

Take your Nintendo Switch experience to the next level with wireless controllers, a portable dock, a mammoth memory card, and more.

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7 Top Apps to Customize Your Mac Desktop

Change how your Mac desktop looks and improve functionality at the same time.

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Why You Should Play Video Games Standing Up

Gamers, rise up (out of your seats).

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Stop Buying “Gaming” Products (Buy These Instead)

Don’t assume it’s better just because it says “gaming” on the box.

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The Best Desktop Macs of 2023

Looking to jump aboard the Apple bandwagon? Here are our top picks from the company's desktop range.

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How to Copy Text From Anywhere on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Webpage won't let you copy text? No problem!

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The Best Portable Monitors of 2023

Need a dual-screen setup on the move? These excellent monitors can fit in your laptop bag.

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Stop Using ChatGPT as a Substitute for Web Search

Chatbots that hide their sources are not to be trusted.

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The Best Action Cameras of 2023

Whether you're a hiker, cyclist, or vlogger, there's an action camera out there for you.

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