iPad Reviews

iPad Pro 11in (2018) Review: Hands-On With Apple’s Newest Tablet

We were lucky enough to be invited to Apple’s iPad Pro 2018 launch in New York on 30 Oct, and spent some time trying out the devices (along with the new Apple Pencil) afterwards. Our hands-on review of the new iPad Pros, which focuses on the 11in model, is based on those first impressions (in simple terms, what is the tablet like to use?) and the specs and headline features announced on the night. A more in-depth review, featuring detailed…

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Best Smart Doorbells: Wi-Fi Video Doorbells

The humble thermostat was first to receive the smart treatment and slowly but surely everything from smoke alarms to door locks are being connected to the internet. One of the most useful gadgets is a smart doorbell. Not only will they notify you when someone presses the button, but they’ll show you a live video feed and – in most cases – let you talk to the person. It’s much like a video intercom, then, but available on your phone…

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Best Dyson Deals of Black Friday 2018: Discounted Vacuums, Fans & More

Dyson has made a name for itself in just about every market its entered. Whether it’s vacuums, fans, air purifiers, or even hairdryers, there’s a good argument to be made that Dyson makes the best version of that product around. Still, that quality comes at a price. A very literal price, as Dyson tech also tends to be amongst the most expensive around too, as you’re paying a premium not only for the performance, but also for Dyson’s design and…

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Bitcoin Anniversary: Bitcoin celebrates its 10th birthday today

Bitcoin’s popularity has waned somewhat in recent months, as its current price of £4,908 ($6,337) is a long way below it’s all-time high of just over $20,000 on 17 December last year. Take a look at our guide on how to buy Bitcoin here. The cryptocurrency space has seen a rough year as a bear market continues to reign supreme. As with any market, it’s extremely difficult to point to a single reason as to why this is, but the…

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iPad Pro 2018 vs iPad Pro 2017: What’s the Difference?

iPad Pro 2018 vs iPad Pro 2017 As expected, Apple has announced new iPad Pro models at its October event in New York. This means you’re probably wondering what’s new, whether they’re more expensive and if you should upgrade. Well we aim to answer all those questions in this comparison. Continuing a crazy month of tech launches, Apple’s new line-up consists of two iPad Pro tablets to choose from. This refreshes the models from 2017, and they sit alongside the cheaper…

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iPad mini 5 Release Date, Price & Specs: Latest News and Rumours

Two new iPad Pros were announced during Apple’s 30 October special event, but none with that sought after 7.9in compact screen size. But while it may have been left out of the launch party for a third year in a row, the iPad mini 4 remains on sale – and there’s still hope for a new model.  It’s been more than three years since the iPad mini 4 was unveiled back in September 2015, and that 7.9in screen and slim chassis…

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Best OnePlus 6T Cases – Tech Advisor

OnePlus itself has made a selection of cases for its new 6T model, including the Bumper Case, which is available in Karbon, Ebony Wood and Nylon finishes. Shock-resistant bumpers around the edge protect the smartphone from impacts, while the outer shell protects from scratches and dents. It’s thin and light, and as you’d expect from a case made by the manufacturer of the phone itself, it fits perfectly. The Bumper Case from OnePlus costs £27.95/$29.95 and is available to buy…

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Call of Cthulhu Review-In-Progress: Losing our Minds with Lovecraft

HP Lovecraft’s influence can be felt across modern gaming, from Mass Effect’s tentacled deep space gods the Reapers to the sanity-driven horror of GameCube classic Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. Still, there haven’t actually been many games drawn directly from the Cthulhu mythos, which makes the upcoming Call of Cthulhu a pretty enticing prospect: an exploration and investigation-focused horror RPG set in the Lovecraftian lore, adapted from the popular tabletop RPG of the same name. We’ve been curious about Call of…

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OnePlus 6T vs Samsung Galaxy S9: All the Differences

The latest phones from OnePlus and Samsung always cause a bit of a stir, and with good reason. OnePlus has carved out a vision of selling only one phone at a time for a cheaper price than rivals and updating the phone every six months. Samsung is more of a household name though, and its S9 phone is one of the best in the world. But is the OnePlus 6T better? Fight! Samsung Galaxy S9 review OnePlus 6T review Price…

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New 26-30 Railcard: On Sale Before 2019

The new “millennial” 26-30 railcard will go on sale before the end of the year. A trial in the spring saw the ticket website crash as tens of thousands of people attempted to grab one of the 20,000 available cards. The digital-only railcard will allow rail-users in their late twenties to receive a 1/3 discount on fares for 12 months upon purchasing the ticket, however, you will need a Smartphone to be able to use it. The card will mean…

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Best Vacuum Cleaner Deals of Black Friday 2018

Not that long ago getting excited about a discount on a vacuum was a sign that you were either deranged or dull, but in the modern age of cordless cleaners and sci-fi Dyson designs, we’ve probably all flirted with grabbing a hoover in a Black Friday sale. On the other hand, as vacuums have gotten more and more high-tech – and started being sold by a wider variety of retailers – it’s trickier to make sure you find the right…

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6: Release Date, Episodes, Cast, Plot & More

May was a month full of emotion – from crippling sadness to overwhelming joy – as Brooklyn Nine-Nine was dropped by Fox after five seasons, leading to a massive outcry from fans online. GIFs, Tweets, Facebook posts and petitions about the show were found in every nook and cranny of the internet until just over a day later, when NBC confirmed that it’d resurrect the show. “Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away,…

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Best Smart Displays 2018: Add a Screen to your Smart Home

One of the latest trends in the tech world is smart displays. They’re essentially an evolution of the smart speaker, adding a visual element with a screen. There aren’t loads to choose from but enough for us to round-up the best ones. For all intents and purposes, a smart display is essentially a tablet which runs on mains power that sits in a stand. Typically the display isn’t adjustable and the base will have speakers to provide audio. Other features…

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Best Motorola Phones 2018: Which Moto Should I Buy?

Motorola has made a great comeback in recent years to produce some of the best phones on the market. Its strength is its diversity – you can buy a £100 or £800 Moto phone depending on your needs and tastes. The memories of the classic Motorola RAZR are long gone. Moto, now owned by Lenovo, focuses on a consistent design ethic, close to stock Android and, often, incredible value for money. The Moto G series is a consistently excellent choice…

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How to reboot Google Home

Factory resetting Google Home should be your last resort when troubleshooting problems with the smart speaker. Sometimes a simple reboot can do the trick. (You’ll also like: Google Home UK review) As with any other mains-powered consumer electronics device, Google Home can be rebooted by cutting power from the source. That means pulling out the plug or switching it off at the wall, then waiting 30 seconds or so before plugging it in again. But if the plug isn’t somewhere you can…

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How to change Ambient mode on Google Home Hub

During the Google Home Hub setup process you’re asked to choose between Google Photos, curated art and a regular clock face for display when the Hub is not in use. The problem is it’s not easy to see how to later change this if you decide you’d prefer something else. Fortunately there’s a really easy fix. Launch the Google Home app and select the Home tab. Scroll down to and click on your smart display, then tap the Settings cog…

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How to set up video news broadcasts on Google Home Hub

As instructed during the Google Home Hub setup process, say “Okay Google, Good morning” and you’ll get a recap of any appointments you have in the day ahead, a rundown of the weather forecast and an estimate of how long it’s going to take you to get to work, finishing up with a round-up of the day’s news. By default that might not be a video feed of the news, and having just bought a smart speaker with a built-in display that’s…

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The Crown Season 3 cast, plot & release date rumours

We love The Crown, one of the best acted and most beautifully made dramas around at the moment. Netflix has confirmed that the show will return for a third and fourth series, and in this article we round up everything we know (and the most plausible rumours) about the cast, the plot, the release date and more. When will Netflix show The Crown season 3? The Crown Season 3 will air in 2019 – on Netflix, naturally. (Here’s how to…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs iPad Pro (2017) comparison

Microsoft’s Surface line of work-oriented tablets and laptop/tablet hybrids have proved popular – but not so far quite popular enough to cause Apple any sleepless nights. The iPad remains the default tablet in the eyes of the world, and the iPad Pro remains the favoured option among creative professionals with a decent budget. The latest offering in Microsoft’s line is the Surface Pro 6. Is this the year when the iPads will meet their match? In our comparison review we weigh…

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Redmi 6 vs Redmi 6A: What’s the Difference?

Xiaomi’s phone line-up can be a tad confusing, especially at the budget end. There’s less than £10 between Redmi 6 and 6A, with both available under £100. We explain the difference between the two budget Xiaomi phones. Redmi 6 vs 6A Price & Availability Since you can’t officially buy Xiaomi phones in the UK yet, our review samples were shipped by GearBest. The Redmi 6A is the cheaper of the two, currently available at £89.67/US$115.99/101.50€ – click here to buy.…

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