Best free Android apps of 2017: 100 you must download

It’s been ten years since Android was first outed by Google, and back then it was hard to imagine the sheer number of apps we’d have today.There are apps for everything, and many of them are completely free, meaning you’re just a few downloads away from supercharging your smartphone at no extra cost.Admittedly, the huge quantity of apps doesn’t mean they’re all quality – far from it in fact, and finding the good ones can be tough. There are tools and

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The best free iPhone games on the planet

The days when you had to buy a dedicated gaming rig and spend a load of cash for a quality gaming experience are long gone. Thanks to the iPhone (and iPod touch) and the App Store, you can get an excellent mobile gaming experience for just a few bucks (or quid, for that matter), or even less.In fact, a lot of the games out there are free. But can you get great games for nothing at all, or is the

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How to Blur Faces and Text in Photoshop

There are plenty of reasons you might want to blur some part of a photo in Photoshop. Maybe you’re sharing a photo and you want to anonymize some people, or perhaps you want to show off how bad your passport photo is without revealing private information. Whatever the reason, here’s how to blur something in Photoshop.Open the image you want to blur in Photoshop. I’m going to use this photo of me and a friend on a mountain.Select the Marquee

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Best iPhone and Android party games to play with your family this Christmas

You’re full of turkey, you’ve had a fair few alcoholic drinks and you’re drowning in wrapping paper, but then someone in your family plucks up and says, “shall we play a game?”It’s then you realize all that’s on offer is Monopoly – which is set to last until at least midnight – or it’s a case of making conversation with those around you, so what if you had some party games ready and raring to go on your phone?For that

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The best cheap PS4 deals and bundles for Boxing Day

There are some fantastic PS4 deals this week, with Call of Duty: WWII, GT Sport, Star Wars: Battlefront II and FIFA 18 bundles proving to be cheaper than buying a PS4 on its own! These brand new PS4 bundles are selling fast though, so don’t dawdle if you see a PS4 price you like as these deals are selling fast.On this page we’ve listed the best cheap PS4 deals in the UK (here’s our US page and here’s our Australian

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Should you set up your own VPN server?

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are wonderful tools for protecting your privacy. They allow you to change your device’s IP address, secure your internet traffic, and protect your online anonymity, all at the same time.TechRadar is constantly keeping track of the best VPN services on the market, with plenty of options for Windows, Mac, and beyond. However, if DIY is your thing, you can also set up your own VPN server (not a VPN router) at home. Read on to

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The best free Android games in 2017: try these out now

What’s better than a free game? Well, pretty much nothing. Except when it’s just terrible and you’ve wasted your sweet time to download it.Sure, it’s not going to cost you anything, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to just mess around with terrible games that are free because the developer can’t make you pay anything for it in good conscience.So what are you supposed to do about it? Well, we’re here to help you with all that – but before

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Best Android apps 2017: download these now

It’s been ten years since Android was announced, and what a decade it’s been. But there’s never been a better time to jump on board, as the Google Play store has exploded in recent years, with a proliferation of apps that can cater to your every need.The problem is: there are just too many of them, even with Editor’s Picks, Featured and Best Selling, Top Paid and Top Free categories there to help.There are things you can do to filter

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How to Make Your Steam Profile Private

Yesterday, fellow How-To Geek writer Eric Ravenscraft recommended a Steam game in our office chat room. It’s all about writing…and also it’s about anime-style schoolgirls and the wooing thereof.But what gave me pause more than the warnings of implied cartoon coitus was the idea of said game appearing on my public Steam profile, visible to people like my grandmother and my boss and anyone who might be Googling me before a first date. Before playing this new game, I want

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7 Things Apple Needs to Improve on iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X is perhaps the most significant new Apple handset to launch since the first iPhone arrived in 2007. Nonetheless, despite mostly great reviews iPhone X Review: The Future Has a Price iPhone X Review: The Future Has a Price The iPhone X is a flagship, business-class device. It’s the first generation of a new generation, and such devices always come with a few pitfalls. Read More , Cupertino’s latest flagship device does have some annoyances, both on

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