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  • ​With no sign of PlayStation 5 in sight, and the PlayStation 4 going from strength to strength, here are eight tips to help you get more from your machine, starting with quick and easy wins moving along to more advanced enhancements.
  • Monowheels are kind of ridiculous, largely pointless and far from a practical way to get around. On the other hand, they're also pretty fascinating – and never more so than in this short, seven-minute video detailing how the Make it Extreme team went about building one.
  • ​Fireworks are absolutely stunning to experience, and really difficult to capture on a camera. There will be tens of millions of boring, pedestrian fireworks photos taken at this year's 4th of July celebrations. Here's a few ideas on how to make sure your shots are a cut above.
  • Facebook finds itself in the midst of another privacy storm, and so once again the issues of data collection and user privacy are back in the headlines. If you're wondering what kinds of information you're giving away to the apps you use – and how you can limit it – here's what you need to know.
  • The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system is now live and rolling out to devices across the world, so to give you a head start on the ins and outs of the new software, here are 11 tricks to try as soon as you've got iOS 11 up and running on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Is your camera currently set to shoot JPEG or RAW images? If it's shooting JPEG, you could be missing out. Here we’ll look at some of the benefits that shooting RAW files can offer, and when to make the switch, and when you'll be best off still shooting JPEG.
  • New Atlas looks at the main focusing modes you’re likely to find on your camera, and which one you should be using, and when. Knowing whether it’s best to be in single, continuous, or manual focusing mode will help you get the best results and more correctly-focused images.
  • ​​If you were paying close attention, you may have noticed that Apple announced a new mobile video creation app called Clips alongside its launch of the 2017 iPad. What exactly does Clips do, and how does it work?​
  • New Atlas looks at why it's important to understand the metering modes on your camera if you want to stop using the Automatic mode. We also explore how evaluative, center-weighted and spot metering work, and which mode you should use when shooting different subjects.
  • There are several games and demos for the Nintendo Switch that are exclusive to Japan, as well as titles that are slightly cheaper, or available earlier, in certain regions. Let us guide you through using the Switch's region-free eShops to download games and demos from international markets.
  • We recently looked at the Nintendo Switch and the family-friendly features of the console, including its parental controls. Here we’ll detail why you should activate those controls if your Switch will be used by younger gamers, and walk you through the process of how to set them up.
  • When using public Wi-Fi, we don’t often think about the sensitive data that our phones, tablets and laptops are constantly transmitting. What exactly are the risks of using public Wi-Fi? How can you keep your data and devices secure?