iPad Reviews

Nokia 8 News: Release Date, UK Price, Features & Specs

Last night we finally got to see the long-anticipated Nokia 8, though sadly it wasn’t announced alongside the Nokia 9 which is expected to be the more exciting of the two with an 18:9 screen. We say “see”, but actually the live stream of the launch event was a disaster, and the two YouTubers Nokia hired to present its fancy new phone for content creators never actually published anything online. Awkward. Still, you can check out Nokia’s own promo video…

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What is the limit of a 13A socket?

A common question asked by PC users is how much is safe to plug into one 13A socket. If your setup is anything like most of ours at Tech Advisor, you’ll have a multiway power strip connected to a mains socket in the wall and into that your PC, monitor, speakers, printer and possibly other devices. Fortunately, it’s easy to work out whether overloading it or not, and we’ll explain how. First, note that UK sockets aren’t actually rated as…

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Xiaomi Mi A1 – How to Buy in UK, Price, Features & Specs

Xiaomi has in India announced its Mi A1, which differs from the other handsets in the company’s line-up by running not MIUI but Android One, meaning it has full access to Google services out of the box. Xiaomi now has five Mi Home stores in India, with the first opening in May 2017. In the next year it plans to open a further 100 stores in India, suggesting the company has big plans for the country. What is Android One?…

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OnePlus 5 Review: Continued excellence at a higher price

OnePlus just graduated. It’s no longer in the second division, pushing for the big time. The OnePlus 5 is technically brilliant and is the natural product of the last three years for the company.  From 2014’s OnePlus One to today, these phones have shown mobile tech’s natural progression to where it is now. The only thing is, when you release a phone every few months there is only so much you can change. The OnePlus 5 is an exquisitely designed,…

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LG V30 v Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Comparison Review

Those looking for large, powerhouse Android devices will no doubt have both the LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on their radars. These two behemoths come with top-end hardware, performance, and prices. But on which one should you spend your hard-earned money? We compare the giants of the Android world. The LG V30 continues the company’s ‘V’ line of large phones, which lean heavily in the direction of photography and video capture. Samsung on the other hand has bravely…

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Far Cry 5 News: Release Date, Price, Gameplay, Platforms

After the success of Far Cry 4 back in 2014, fans have been eagerly awaiting news about the almost inevitable Far Cry 5. It was a pretty big surprise when instead of the fifth game 2016 brought the stone age spin-off Far Cry: Primal, but another modern adventure is on the way. We’ll be tracking its development, and this page is where you’ll find all the Far Cry 5 news and rumours out there, including its release date, platforms, and…

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How to Unlock iPad from Network: Use any SIM with Your Cellular iPad

If you’ve bought a cellular iPad from someone other than Apple, you may later find that the iPad is locked to a particular network. If you insert a SIM from a different network you won’t get cellular capabilities – just an error message and a sense of regret. Here, we explain how to unlock an iPad from a network to use any SIM. If you’re trying to unlock an iPhone, read How to unlock an iPhone so you can use…

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How to put an iPhone into recovery mode

Recovery mode is a useful way of fixing an iPhone (or iPad, for that matter) that cannot be recognised by iTunes, or is stuck on the ‘Apple logo’ screen. It’s slightly different to DFU mode, which is more drastic and used for tinkering with firmware and the like; recovery mode just attempts to do a clean install of the latest version of iOS without erasing all your data. Here’s how to put your iPhone into recovery mode. Check that iTunes…

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Apple iOS 10 review: Why you should update your iPhone or iPad now

Welcome to our review of iOS 10, the current version of Apple’s operating system for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. We examine the interface, features and system requirements of iOS 10and help you decide if it’s right for you. (If you’d prefer to read about the imminent update, currently in beta but expected to launch in September, here’s our iOS 11 review.) Note that, as with any major software update, there have been bugs in iOS 10: we look at…

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Samsung Bixby Speaker News – release date, UK price and specs

First we had the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo, then Google Home with the Google Assistant, and then Apple with Siri on its upcoming HomePod. Expect Microsoft Cortana-powered smart speakers to be available soon. Naturally Samsung is going to want to get in on the act with a smart speaker powered by its own Bixby AI. Samsung has now confirmed that such a device is in the works. When questioned over the possibility of a smart speaker, DJ Koh, President of the mobile division,…

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