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Eliza Parry Okeden

Eliza Parry Okeden Eliza Parry-Okeden is a Canstar Blue journalist who is in her final year of a dual Bachelor of Law and Media & Communications degree from QUT. Eliza has a wide range of interests across the Blue website and is an avid follower of all things popular culture. As a frequent victim of rash spending, she considers herself somewhat of a professional consumer with a thing or two to learn about saving. Aside from purely selfish motives, Eliza aims to write relatable content that navigates the worlds of finance and spending to help others in the same boat.


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Boost your TV audio with a sound bar

Posted by December 23rd 2020

Your TV’s speakers aren’t cutting it, but you don’t have space for a surround sound system. Can a sound bar boost your audio without breaking your budget?


Microsoft Excel

Excel vs. accounting software: which is better?

Posted by December 6th 2020

As a basic fixture of the Microsoft suite, using Excel for your bookkeeping may seem like a no-brainer, as it provides the tools you need to track your personal finances and stay on top of …


Mac Computers

Top accounting software programs compatible with Mac computers

Posted by November 26th 2020

When using a Mac, it can be difficult to navigate software that is compatible and still delivers top quality performance, particularly when software traditionally used to fall into either the Windows or Mac camp. Luckily …


Stan Movies

Stan Streaming Plans & Prices

Posted by November 13th 2020

Streaming platforms are a dime-a-dozen these days, and it can be hard to know which subscription is providing you with the best plans and prices. Stan was one of the first on the streaming scene …


Microsoft and Apple Tablets Compared

Turning Pro: Microsoft vs Apple tablets

Posted by November 19th 2020

Canstar Blue reviews the Microsoft Surface Pro with the iPad Pro. Compare specs, features and prices to find the best tablet for you.


Rowing machine

Rowing Machine Buying Guide

Posted by December 17th 2020

The rowing machine, or ergometer as it's also known, is a gym favourite and becoming increasingly popular for home gym setups due to how many muscle groups are used during a rowing session. But while …


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15 virtual tours to take while you’re in isolation

Posted by July 14th 2020

Staying safe inside can have some major drawbacks – namely that you’re inside pretty much all the time. But while you can do those DIY projects that you’ve been meaning to do for ages, that …


Streaming TV

How to watch Netflix and other streaming services on your TV

Posted by July 10th 2020

At a time when people are being encouraged to stay home, many of us are turning to our favourite entertainment streaming platform – or multiple – for company. While streaming services are generally enjoyed from …


Exercising at home

15 home workout videos to try now that gyms are closed

Posted by July 20th 2020

As the Australian government works to encourage social distancing by closing all non-essential services, you might be mourning the loss of your gym routine. Luckily, YouTube has mountains of workout videos to keep you moving …


Music festival

What happens when an event is cancelled due to COVID-19?

Posted by March 31st 2020

As the Australian government places bans on all non-essential gatherings of over 100 people, you may be wondering what it means for any upcoming events you were looking forward to. It’s hard to think of any …