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Apple MacBook 2018 Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

Apple’s MacBook range is a little confusing at the moment. The 12in MacBook is the smallest on offer, but the 13in MacBook Air is cheaper and hasn’t been updated significantly since 2015. Even the latest models use relatively old Intel processors. Does Apple need to continue with both models? Will it ditch the Air and just stick to the simply named MacBook? When will it launch the next MacBook? Some of these questions will be answered sooner or later, but…

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iPad 2018 vs iPad 2017: The Differences

Although the iPad is a household item as well as household name, it’s only been a thing for eight years. In March 2018, Apple announced what it’s calling the sixth-generation iPad, but for the purposes of this comparison, it’s called the iPad 2018. Here are all the similarities and differences between the iPad 2018 and the older iPad from 2017. All the images in the main part of this article are of the 2018 iPad. Price and availability The iPad…

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New Mac Pro (2019) Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

Apple is starting over from scratch with the next instalment of the Mac Pro, and that explains why we’ve been waiting so long: the last Mac Pro release was in December 2013 (though it was announced in June of that year). But things are about to change.  When is the new Mac Pro coming out?  According to TechCrunch, Apple has confirmed the new Mac Pro will be released in 2019. How much will the new Mac Pro cost? It’s Apple’s…

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Best Kids Apps 2018: Top Android & iPhone Apps For Children

Available for iPhone, iPad & Android. Kids love messy play, but you probably don’t like clearing up afterwards. With the second version of Toca Kitchen, kids can chop, fry, bake and now blend food and force-feed it to the new Kitchen characters. Our three-year old tester particularly like blending up pears and Monster Beets, laughing out loud when the sour flavour made the characters spit it out on the screen. A recent update added peaches, strawberries, watermelon, onions, spaghetti, rice…

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How to Properly Charge a Phone Battery

Batteries are one of tech’s most boring subjects… until your phone, tablet or laptop stops turning on or turns off too often. Here are our top battery tips and tricks to get the best battery life you can. Also see: How to charge your phone or tablet’s battery faster. While most of us live in fear of a fading phone battery when we’re out and about, we don’t worry too much about that battery’s eventual lifespan (probably between three and…

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How to Factory Reset iPhone or iPad: Wipe iOS & Start Afresh

Whether you’re selling your iPhone or taking it for repair you should reset it to delete your accounts and remove your content.  Factory reset an iPhone or iPad using Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings. You will be prompted to enter your passcode and Apple ID before the process completes. How to soft reset an iPhone or iPad If your phone has locked up and you just want to restart it but none of the buttons…

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How to Download YouTube to iPhone & iPad

Apple is cracking down on apps that overtly claim to download YouTube video to your iPhone or iPad, but it’s still possible in iOS 10 and iOS 11. We’re using Documents 6, which is available only in the UK App Store. We’re unaware of an equivalent for US users. However, an alternative for US users is to download those videos to a PC or laptop, then transfer it to your iPhone or iPad’s Videos app. We also explain explain whether it is legal to download…

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Best Wireless Chargers 2018: Qi Chargers for iPhone & Android

Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X are the first from the company to feature wireless charging, but many Android phones have supported the new charging method for a while now. Most use the same Qi  (pronounced ‘chee’) charging standard, so wireless chargers will work for both iPhone and Android. Here, we round-up some of the best wireless chargers you can buy. Which phones feature wireless charging? Wireless charging for smartphones isn’t a new thing, so you might be…

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How to Turn on Phone with Broken Power Button

A broken power button does not have to mean it’s the end for a phone or tablet. Here are some tips to try that will help you turn on your phone without the power button – and to continue using it as normal. If your phone is still turned on: Do NOT let it switch off. Keep it charged, carry a power bank, and if you need to reboot make sure you select that option rather than power off. Install…

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New Wear OS (Android Wear 3.0) Release Date Rumours

We were hoping to see an update to Android Wear (v3.0) roll out in the summer following a May Google I/O announcement. Instead Google has announced that it has rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS, since it’s not restricted to Android users, and released a Developer Preview for an upcoming update. You can download that update if you have a Huawei Watch 2, but be warned that it is pretty buggy. You’ll find the necessary software and instructions here. When…

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