Apple Reviews

How to change Instagram username

The name you originally chose for your Instagram account might have made total sense at the time. But, as the world turns things change, and you could find yourself feeling that 1DirectionHotness or Blue&BlackNotWhite&Gold isn’t quite the way you want people to see you now. The answer is simple: change your username and free yourself from the past and update your online identity. Will changing my Instagram username affect your account? The only thing that changes is your name. All…

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Apple’s iCloud Services Down For Extended Period Of Time

The iCloud is the heart of the Apple ecosystem and users rely on it for a wide variety of services, including iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, Notes. Find My iPhone. When the iCloud services go down users won’t be able to access these features so it’s fortunate it doesn’t happen very often. Take a look at our latest iPhone XS review. It did happen overnight last night and this morning however as several users reported not being able to access these…

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Best gaming phone 2018 – Tech Advisor

Gaming on phones has been a thing ever since we all first booted up our Nokia 3310s for hours on Snake, before our iPhones became clogged with hours of Candy Crush Saga. But increasingly smartphones are becoming viable gaming devices alongside home consoles. Such is the power of modern smartphones. Gaming sensations like Fortnite and PUBG can thank their mobile platform and portability for their ridiculous run-away success. And it’s no wonder considering the power inside the best smartphones around. …

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How to share your ETA in Google Maps on iOS

Sending someone your ETA on your iPhone or iPad has now become that much easier, thanks to the Google Maps ETA sharing feature. This is been available on Android for a while now, but as of today – you’ll be able to let friends, family and colleagues when you’re showing up. Make sure you have a look at our top iOS tips and tricks to get the most from your phone. While this has been available on other services such…

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Tech Advisor December 2018 Digital Edition

This month With so many laptops to choose from, finding one that’s perfect for you and your needs can be tricky. The good news is that we’re here to help. We’ve tried and tested a huge range of laptops to determine which are the ones worth considering. You’ll find our top picks inside. Also this month, we’ve reviews of the best new smartphones – Sony’s Xperia XZ3 and Huawei’s Mate 20 Lite – and Lenovo’s Miix 630 two-in-one. Plus, we…

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Apple to lock MacBook and iMac Pro from third-party repairs

The new proprietary software diagnostic tools that Apple is planning to release to help repair MacBook Pros and iMac Pros will mean that you will end up with an “inoperative system and an incomplete repair” if they are not used in the repair process of the machine. This suggests that without these specific software tools, third-party repair services will not be able to fix several issues with these Apple products including the display assembly, logic board, the keyboard, trackpad and…

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Best smartwatch 2018: iPhone and Android wearables ranked

Smartwatches have faded in popularity, but there’s still plenty of great choice in 2018. Here we review and rank the top 10. The Apple Watch Series 3 is hard to beat, especially for iPhone users, but there are loads of great Wear OS rivals to choose from. Add in hybrid smartwatches and you’re bound to find something you like the style of and has the features you need. We’ve gone hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Watch – it’s sure to…

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NordVPN review – Tech Advisor

NordVPN is easy to recommend for a wide range of users. It’s simple and intuitive but maintains a solid option for serious security users nonetheless, thanks to some advanced features under the hood. We’ve voted it number one in our round-up of the best VPN services. We’ll first give you a quick overview of what a VPN is and why you might want to use one, before we launch into our full review of NordVPN’s offering. A VPN, which stands…

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How to watch the Ryder Cup 2018 without Sky Sports

Even without Tiger Woods’ resurgence, the US were and are favourites to win 2018’s Ryder Cup in France. With recent major winners Reed, Spieth and Koepka on the greens, it’s a formidable line up. But Rose, Molinari and McIlroy have a thing or two to prove this year, backed by major-botherers Garcia and Fleetwood to name a couple. If you want to follow the Ryder Cup, you don’t need to fork out for a Sky Sports subscription if you don’t want…

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iPhone XS Max Review: Supersized Phone at a Supersized Price

The introduction of the iPhone X last year meant you could have an entirely new iPhone in your hands with innovative new features such as Face ID and a big screen in a compact body. Now Apple has iterated that design to create the XS, but aside from the gold finish, there isn’t really anything new to see on the outside. What is new, though, is the XS Max, a larger option that gives us the biggest screen yet in…

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iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung started the large phone craze when it released the first Note device back in 2011. Since then every other manufacturer has followed suit, with even Apple subsequently offering Plus-sized models. Now, the Californian giant has introduced a new device that boasts the biggest display ever to grace its smartphone range. So, does the iPhone XS Max have enough to tempt phablet fans from the charms of the excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 9? We compare the two. Price and availability…

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Watch The Walking Dead S9 Ep1 ‘A New Beginning’ Free Online or on TV

The war with Negan is over, so what next (click here for spoilers)? Season 9 of The Walking Dead returns to AMC and Fox UK in early October with ‘A New Beginning‘, and here’s how you can watch episode 1 completely free online or on TV. The series is broadcast a day earlier in the US than it is here in the UK, so while the first broadcast actually takes place on 7 October on AMC, in the UK you’ll be…

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iPhone XS vs Huawei P20 Pro Comparison Review

The P20 Pro, as we’re sure you well know, is Huawei’s current flagship with triple rear cameras and some useful AI for capturing amazing night photos. Here we compare it with the new iPhone XS and XS Max. In this comparison review we’ll be looking at price, features and specs to help you decide which one to buy. Here’s your at-a-glance comparison for key features: Huawei P20 Pro Cheaper 128GB storage 6GB RAM Triple rear cameras with zoom and night…

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iPhone XR vs Sony Xperia XZ3

Apple makes headlines every time it announces anything, hence the global hype for the iPhone XR. But Sony has been in the phone game for longer than Apple and knows a thing or two about how to make them, as shown by its Xperia XZ3. The iPhone XR comes in a few eye-catching colours, as does the Xperia XZ3. They’re nearly the same price, too. Here we take a look at the XR and the XZ3 to see which is…

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Tech Advisor November 2018 Digital Edition

This month This issue we’ve an in-depth review of the Surface Go – Microsoft’s affordable Windows 10 S tablet. We’ve also reviews of Apple’s 15in MacBook Pro, Samsung’s latest flagship phone – the Galaxy Note 9 – and the Moto Z3 Play handset. With the start of the next academic year upon us, we have the best laptops for students. Plus, we reveal everything you need to know about Google’s latest mobile operating system – Android Pie. How to subscribe…

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‘Cheap’ iPhone Confirmed as iPhone XR: Release Date, Price & Specs

With the same design as the pricier iPhone Xs and Xs Max but with a 6.1in LCD screen, the new iPhone XR uses much of the same hardware including the A12 Bionic chip. It’s the new iPhone everyone will want, but it’s not the small and cheap iPhone SE 2 we were hoping for. iPhone XR release date You can pre-order the iPhone Xr from 19 October, with the phone on sale on 26 October. It’s available in a range…

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iPhone XS & XS Max Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specifications

The successors to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been officially confirmed as iPhone XS and XS Max during Apple’s September 12 special event. Clad in surgical-grade stainless steel, they adopt the all-screen notch design introduced with last year’s iPhone X, and will be available in gold, silver and space grey. They sound great, but we reckon it’s the cheaper iPhone Xr everyone will want. The new phones squeeze larger screens into similar size bodies as their predecessors, now packing…

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iPhone XC (iPhone SE 2) Release Date, Price & Spec Rumours

A huge number of leaks points to an iPhone XC or iPhone SE 2 as the successor to the much-loved ‘cheap’ iPhone, the iPhone SE. But this ‘iPhone SE 2’ won’t be the 4in iPhone we’re hoping for; rather it’s going to be a cheaper copy of the iPhone X with a 6.1in OLED screen. The iPhone XC has been heavily tipped to arrive during Apple’s special event on 12 September (find out how to watch live here), despite rumours…

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iPhone XSE (iPhone SE 2) Release Date, Price & Spec Rumours

A huge number of leaks points to an iPhone XS or iPhone XSE (what will the new iPhone be called?) as the successor to the much-loved ‘cheap’ iPhone, the iPhone SE. But this ‘iPhone SE 2’ won’t be the 4in iPhone we’re hoping for; rather it’s going to be a cheaper copy of the iPhone X with a 6.1in OLED screen. The iPhone XSE has been heavily tipped to arrive during Apple’s special event on 12 September (find out how…

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What Will The New iPhone Be Called In 2018?

We’re now less than a week away from the 2018 iPhone launch, which means the rumour mill is running at full-pelt. Many spectators now seem pretty sure on the theory that the new iPhone will be called the iPhone XS. Perhaps Apple will go with XM and XL for the two larger models – although we’re not sure XM is a thing. (It should be: it makes average sound so much cooler.) Here’s a not particularly well-kept secret for you: us tech sites keep a check…

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