Apple Reviews

How to avoid WhatsApp viruses, scams and hoaxes

WhatsApp scams are usually pretty easy to spot for seasoned users, but every so often one comes along that will catch you out. Especially when they’re offering something you want, or something you think you need. Case in point: Trusted Reviews is reporting how millions of users are being scammed into downloading a fake WhatsApp Messenger client that delivers ads to their phones. If you can handle the odd advert it’s not too alarming, and the app is easy enough to…

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Rip DVDs to MP4 to play on iPhone X and iPhone 8

Here’s how to rip DVDs to MP4 for playing back on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or other iOS and Android devices using WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. It’s no exaggeration to say that MP4 is the most popular video format, offering the best balance between quality, size and compatibility. Getting your favourite movies from DVD to MP4 to play on the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 or other devices doesn’t have to be difficult. True, it hasn’t always…

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Mobile Roaming Charges Explained: Should You Use Your Phone Abroad?

Since 15 June data-roaming charges have been scrapped in the European Union, but what happens after the UK leaves the EU? And what if you’re going outside the EU? We outline the current offerings of each UK mobile network when used outside the UK, plus our top 10 tips on avoiding data roaming charges. Also see: Best tech to take on holiday and MiFi buying guide. What is roaming? Roaming is the word used to describe using your mobile phone on another…

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Release Date & Features

Nintendo has seen some great success with its mobile apps, especially Super Mario Run. Next up is a version of Animal Crossing for smartphones. Here’s what you need to know about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp including its release date. It’s been quite a wait but Animal Crossing for smart devices is nearly here following the likes of Miitomo and Fire Emblem Heroes. Check out our list of the best Android games. When is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming out? In…

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Best Black Friday smartwatch deals 2017

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. Unfortunately, Apple probably won’t discount its latest Watch on Black Friday but other retailers might. Right now you can get a Series 1…

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What is Monzo Bank? – Tech Advisor

With the rise of mobile payment systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay, we’re also seeing some other smart banking solutions. If you prefer the idea of sticking to a physical card then Monzo (previously Mondo) is a great option thanks to a feature-packed app and benefits such as no fees abroad. If you know how Monzo works and just want to find out what we think of it, you can skip ahead to our Monzo Bank review. And if…

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Best Black Friday tablet deals

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 are expensive. This Black Friday is an excellent time to be on the lookout for a cheap tablet deal. Retailers can give big discounts to big brands, from Apple to Google, Acer to Huawei. Not all deals are good deals though; £100 off a £600…

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How to set a song as custom ringtone on iPhone

If you want have a custom tone for text messages, tweets, Facebook posts, new voicemails, reminder alerts or anything else, it’s exactly the same process as for a ringtone. The only difference is that you’ll need to select the appropriate section under ‘Sounds & Haptics’ on your iPhone. Just tap on the type you want, Text Tone for example, and you’ll see the Alert Tones list. Scroll down past these, and you will see your Ringtones list. Your custom tones will…

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Best iPhone X cases – Tech Advisor

A classic Apple design, the Silicon Case combines protection for your iPhone X and comfort for the user. The device rests on a soft microfibre lining with a protective silicone exterior. Though the slightly raised edges offer some protection to the front screen, an additional screen protector is recommended for optimal safeguarding. The Silicone Case also complements the iPhone X nicely as it’s compatible for wireless charging. You can purchase the Apple Silicone case for £39 directly from Apple. Apple…

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Tech Advisor December 2017 Digital Edition

In the December issue This issue, we look at Windows 10 S, a locked-down version of Microsoft’s operating system that has been designed to keep students safe and secure by restricting them to the Windows Store. Also this issue, we’ve six easy fixes for common laptop problems, a beginner’s guide to Linux, and a round-up of the top PC games of 2017 (so far). Plus, we’ve in-depth reviews of the best new products, including the Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone,…

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