Apple Reviews

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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Skagen Falster 2 review: Hands-on

Skagen Falster 2 review: Hands-on In our review of the original Skagen Falster we lamented that attractive, minimal design was match with few technical features. At IFA 2018 we went hands-on with the new Skagen Falster 2, announced less than a year on. And we are pleased to say it is a huge improvement. The design is ever better and more premium while Skagen has almost unbelievably added all the features the first one was missing – GPS, NFC, swim-proofing and a…

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Best Student Deals 2018: Student Discount on Laptops, Tablets & More

This guide to finding the best student discounts and deals available will help you get everything you need for back to school season without breaking the bank, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and software. There are some great bargains to be found on tech and gadgets, particularly if you happen to be a student. We’ve gathered together the best deals we could find to ensure that your new term gets off to the best possible start. Also see our round up…

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How to Log Out of Messenger: Stop Facebook Saying You’re Online

Messenger, Facebook’s standalone communication app, is one of the social media giant’s most popular offerings. The platform makes it easy to stay in touch via texts, video chats, or group conversations. But, if you want to log out when you’ve finished catching up, or have left your ID active on a device that you don’t have with you, then it can be a bit tricky to find where the relevant settings live. We show you the quick way to log…

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Best Tablet Deals of September 2018

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 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 to…

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Best Smartwatch Deals of September 2018

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. Best smartwatch deals Here are the best deals we’ve come across. For more smartwatch deals, see our dedicated deals page What smartwatch should you buy?…

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Fitbit Charge 3 Review: Hands-on First Impressions

The Fitbit Charge 3 is the updated version of the Charge 2, Fitbit’s most popular activity tracker to date. The Charge range has a slim design and core fitness features that appeal to many for the price and rich list of health-insight functions. The Charge 3 takes what was good about 2016’s Charge 2 and makes it better by refining the fit, features and accessories to appeal to an audience that may not want to spend £200 or over on one…

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Fitbit Charge 3 Release Date, Price, Specs and Features

Fitbit has announced the Charge 3, a fitness tracker designed to be worn for up to a week between charges that tracks tour every move. Compared to the Charge 2, it retails for less, is fully water- and swim-proof and has a full touchscreen. Despite its familiar design, it’s a decent upgrade from 2016’s Charge 2. Here’s all you need to know about the Fitbit Charge 3. How much does the Fitbit Charge 3 cost? There are two versions of…

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Block People on WhatsApp – Tech Advisor

Since its initial release back in 2009, WhatsApp has gone on to become one of the most popular ways for people to keep in touch. The app now has over 1 billion users, spread across 180 countries, and proved tempting enough for Facebook to pay the best part of $20billion to buy it in 2014. If you’re a regular user of the service, then there is a chance that at some point you’ve come across someone that you’d rather not…

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How to Back Up & Restore WhatsApp

WhatsApp has largely taken over text messaging as our chat platform of choice, so before we know it we have hundreds of conversations, photos, video and other media stored in the app that we’d hate to lose. If you ever have need to reinstall WhatsApp, or you want to install the app on a new phone, you’ll be interested in how you can back up and restore your messages. Even if you’re not reinstalling the app, having a backup can protect…

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iPhone 8s Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

There’s a lot of debate over what the new iPhone in 2018 will be called. Apple confused the situation somewhat in 2017 by releasing an iPhone 8 (and 8 Plus) and an iPhone X, pronounced ‘ten’. Usually we would expect to see the iPhone 8 followed by an 8s, then 9, 9s, and finally 10. That can’t realistically happen now, so it’s quite possible that Apple will drop its numbering scheme and we’ll get simply iPhone (2018) and iPhone Plus…

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The Best Tech For College & University 2018: 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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Tech Advisor October 2018 Digital Edition

This month This month we look at Razer’s sleek and stylish Blade 15 gaming laptop, as well as what Acer claims is the thinnest laptop in the world, the Swift 7. Plus, we’ve reviews of the latest and best smartphones, including Asus’s ZenFone 5 and BlackBerry’s KEY2, and G Data’s Total Security antivirus software. We also look at the best smart cameras for both inside and outside the home. All work and no play is no good for anyone, so…

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Best Power Banks 2018: Top Power Bank Reviews

Power banks have come a long way in a short space of time, and while you can just pick up and use any old model you’d be seriously missing out if you did so. With so many differing designs and capacities, and the number, variety and performance of both inputs and outputs, power banks are anything but created equal. The design and capacity of a power bank are probably the two things you’re most likely to consider when choosing a…

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Best laptop for students 2018: Which laptop is right for study?

Your buying guide for the best student laptops in 2018 Although some of us are old enough to remember when you had to handwrite your undergraduate dissertation, those times are very much behind us now. Even secondary school pupils can work on tablets and computers for exams these days, so most students have a keen eye on a new laptop (parent bank account permitting in some instances).  But there are a lot of laptops, and a lot of budgets. While expensive MacBooks…

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Hands-on Impressions

The smartwatch industry in 2018 is stalling. While the Apple Watch continues to sell well and Fitbit is dominating the fitness market, other big companies can’t quite seem to work out how to sell smartwatches in large quantities. Samsung is continuing to have a fair crack at it with the Galaxy Watch, a rebranded sequel to the Gear S3. By adding the Galaxy branding to a smartwatch launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9, the Korean company will be hoping its…

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Moshi IonBank 3K Review – Tech Advisor

Moshi IonBank 3K Review The IonBank 3K is a reddot design award-winning power bank from Moshi, with a deluxe vegan leather magnetic cover, aluminium panel and built-in flat, tangle-free cables. Classy and ultra-compact, it offers a fast charge to any recent iPhone running low on juice. It’s not often that we’d recommend a 3,200mAh power bank that costs more than £50 – especially one that rules out 86 percent of the smartphone market – but the Moshi is no ordinary power bank. You…

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MacBook Pro 13in (2018) Review: Back in Contention

Long had the MacBook Pro been the no-brainer laptop choice of the professional twenty-first century digital worker. Creatives, journalists and music producers alike would buy one, run it into the ground and then buy a new one. But then Apple slimmed the Pro down, took away USB-A, took away the SD card slot, and even reinvented the function row as the Touch Bar. People still bought the new MacBook Pro, but a few others raised an eyebrow or two as…

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Which Fitbit is best for kids? Junior Fitbits explained

Fitbit activity trackers are a great way to monitor your daily steps and make you more aware of how active you are during the day. As well as encouraging you to do more, other models have extra features for more serious running and training. If you’re interested in getting your child a Fitbit – great! If you have one too you can compare daily steps and movement to ensure your kids get the best possible exercise. But children don’t necessarily…

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Best smartphone 2018: Which phone is best for you?

There are so many good phones to choose from in 2018 but which one is the king of the castle? Is there even a winner? There’s no one choice for everyone, so bear in mind the best phone for you might not be number one in our chart. Phones come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Here, we have ranked and reviewed the ten best phones money can buy. Your buying guide for the best phones in 2018 When choosing a phone you…

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