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Christian Cawley

Deputy Editor / Joined 2 December, 2011

Christian Cawley is Deputy Editor for Security, Linux, DIY, Programming, and Tech Explained. He also produces The Really Useful Podcast and has extensive experience in desktop and software support. A contributor to Linux Format magazine, Christian is a Raspberry Pi tinkerer, Lego lover and retro gaming fan.

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How I Watch TV On My Smartphone

Entertainment

How I Watch TV On My Smartphone

The tide is turning against the traditional TV model of schedules and weekly serials. Not only can you watch most TV shows online, either live or on your own schedule, it has also become easy to watch television on your smartphone. A handful of web services, mobile apps and the increasing availability of fast and affordable data connections enable you to stream your favorite videos whenever and wherever. Here is how I watch TV on my smartphone and what I have learned along the way.

10-09-2013
How I Watch TV On My Smartphone
Help! My DVD Is Stuck in the Tray!

DIY

Help! My DVD Is Stuck in the Tray!

What happens when your DVD gets stuck in the tray? Can you remove it easily, or is it trapped in the drive until you can take your computer to an technician? Thankfully, the answer to that last question in most cases is no. Pretty much all that happens when your disc becomes stuck is that the tray will not open, likely due to a power or device driver issue. Several methods have been tried and tested to help you retrieve your stuck disc – so many, in fact, that they can be attempted in the order described below.

04-09-2013
Help! My DVD Is Stuck in the Tray!
Fraudsters Still Clone Credit Cards: Keep Plastic In Your Pocket

Web Culture

Fraudsters Still Clone Credit Cards: Keep Plastic In Your Pocket

If you regularly pay by credit or debit/cheque card (and who doesn’t these days?) you should be aware that your card can be cloned. But how is this done, and what types of business are particularly vulnerable to criminals hanging around pinching your card details? Speaking personally, I had a credit card cloned back in 2007 at a popular pizza restaurant chain in the UK – by a member of the serving staff. When I next checked my balance I saw that I had been shopping in Liverpool later that day – a good 100 miles away from where I ate the pizza.

03-09-2013
Fraudsters Still Clone Credit Cards: Keep Plastic In Your Pocket