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Best Tablet Deals August 2019: Save on iPad and Android Slates

Not quite smartphone, not quite laptop – yes, it’s the humble tablet. Globally popularised by the iPad in 2010, you’d be hard pressed to find a household without one or two knocking about. But tablets can be expensive given their capabilities rarely match those of a PC or Mac. Some are cheaper though, and tablets are an ideal media consumption device, especially on the go. The good news is there are often cheap tablet deals about, and retailers can give big discounts…

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The Best Tech For College & University 2019: Top Back-to-School Gadgets

It may seem old-fashioned, and there will no doubt be printers available at your university, but it often comes in handy to have a printer at home for late-night assignments that need printing before the morning, or those concert tickets you almost forgot. It may work out cheaper to buy a budget printer than to pay for each sheet of paper all year at university, unless your university gives you free printing. The HP Officejet 3831 is inexpensive for the…

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Best big phone 2019: Phablets worth buying

Your buying guide for the best big phones in 2019 Phones used to be small. Even the first iPhone only had a 3.5in display that today looks remarkably tiny. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5in display, and it isn’t the only phone with one that big. In fact, Apple was relatively late to the big phone party. You may have heard the term phablet, which means phone-tablet. If you’re anything like us, you might even want to use a large…

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Tech Advisor August 2019 Digital Edition

This month This month we look at Alienware’s Area-51m, a game-changing laptop that brings the Holy Grail of features to consumers: graphics and a CPU that are upgradeable. Plus, we get our hands on the Huawei P30 Pro, a fantastic handset that will take your smartphone photography to the next level. We also reveal the tweaks in Android Q that will improve your phone, and take a first look at Microsoft’s HoloLens 2. All of this and much more in…

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Best Smartwatch Deals May 2019

Smartwatches are getting better every year. They can now last for more than a day without a charge despite their tiny size while staying linked to your phone. Some give notifications and tell you when it’s going to rain while others can function as full-blown phones, untethered from your phone completely like the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular. Best Smartwatch Deals May 2019 Here are the very best deals we’ve come across. For more smartwatch deals, see our dedicated…

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Best Micro-USB Charging Cables: Amazing Cables That (May) Change Your Life

The best charging cable is the one that comes with your device (phone, tablet, laptop, camera, etc), but it is unlikely to be the smartest or most useful. It does the job but that’s about it. Let’s face it – charging cables are boring… until you can’t find yours and your device has run out of battery power. Then it suddenly becomes a matter of life and death to find it. Believe it or not, there are some actually rather…

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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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