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Martin Bailey regularly writes this website and supplies articles for various magazines. Here are a collection of articles, some of which have been published in trade press around the world.

Speed up your iPhone after upgrading to iOS10

We all love ‘iOS update day’, which can feel like you got a free phone upgrade. However, newer functionality often puts a strain on older handsets, with everything taking that little bit longer and even noticeable lag creeping in when moving between screens. Although iOS doesn’t allow as much tweaking as Android, there are a few things you can do. Martin Bailey, author of The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps shows you some little-known tips and tricks.

20 tips to save your mobile phone battery life

mobile battery tips tricksWe rely increasingly on our smartphones,so it's more of a problem when the battery finally gives out. So what can you do to eek that little bit more life out of your phone? You might be surprised by some of the tricks you can pull off!

The Top 20 of Everything (IT)

I was asked recently to give a presentation at a computer club, and thought long and hard about the subject matter. During my thinking process (over several days) I was approached to give advice on various technical subjects. So, I decided to put together my top 20 of everything IT-related.

How to detect whether an email is fake or real

We all get them. Emails from our bank, PayPal, eBay, Skype etc, all telling us that we've received a file/payment or that something's gone wrong and we need to log in to address the issue. But which are real and which are fake?