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Tim Brookes

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.

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How to Add More Ethernet Ports to Your Router

Adding more Ethernet ports is easy, but you should keep a few things in mind when doing so.

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6 Best Grammarly Alternatives to Check Grammar and Readability

Writing is not that easy, but these Grammarly alternatives can help.

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Pull That Old iPhone Out of the Drawer and Trade It for Some AirPods

Convert unused devices into wireless earphones and more.

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How (and Why) to Limit Social Media and App Time on Your iPhone

Do you know how long you spend scrolling every day?

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How-To Geek's Markdown Cheat Sheet

Why bother with HTML when you can write in Markdown instead?

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What Is the AVIF Image Format?

AVIF saves bandwidth, supports HDR, and is probably already supported in your browser of choice.

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Why You Should Be Writing Everything in Markdown

Markdown is an easy-to-learn language that's readable, versatile, and works (almost) anywhere.

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The Best Apple Pencil Alternatives of 2023

Don't fancy spending over $100 on an Apple stylus? Here are our top alternatives.

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You Should Be Using Stickers on Your iPhone

Stickers are finally worth your time in iOS 17.

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The Best Free 3D Modeling Software

Create art, video game assets, or items to 3D print with these free apps.

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What are iPhone Shortcuts and How Do I Use Them?

Shortcuts are the most powerful iPhone feature you're not using.

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The Best Apple Watch Ultra Bands of 2023

There aren't a ton of Apple Watch Ultra-specific bands available yet, but the good news is that 45mm Apple Watch Series bands are also compatible.

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The Best Free DAWs and Music Making Software

You don't need to spend big on software to get started making music.

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Should You Buy an iPhone 15 Pro for Gaming?

Should you buy Apple's most gaming-focused iPhone yet?

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Is Apple Arcade Worth It? 5 Reasons to Give it Another Shot

Now's a great time to jump back into Apple Arcade if your subscription has lapsed.

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How to Use Adobe Flash (Even Though It's Dead)

What about all of the great games?

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The Best iPhones of 2023

Thinking about buying an iPhone but put off by all the choices? Here are our top picks for your next Apple smartphone.

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How to Set an Emergency Contact on iPhone (and Why)

Better to have it set up and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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How to Set Up Windows 11 Without a Microsoft Account

Did anyone ask for compulsory Microsoft logins?

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How to Play Minesweeper

Your boss hates this one weird trick (for wasting your entire afternoon).

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