Iphone Reviews

OnePlus 6T vs iPhone XS Comparison: Which Is The Best Smartphone?

The 6T is OnePlus’s latest and greatest smartphone (our reviewer says it’s “one of the best phones you can buy”, albeit a relatively minor upgrade from the OnePlus 6) – but is it good enough to challenge the iPhone XS? In this article we compare the OnePlus 6T, with its impressive performance, huge OLED display, dual cameras and in-screen fingerprint scanner, with the iPhone XS. We will look at design, features, specs and price, and help you decide which of these…

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Intel, Volkswagen and Mobileye to launch self-driving taxi service

Self-driving cars have been on the cards for a few years now but there has been a lot of talk and not much sign of a real-world solution. This will change in 2019 when Intel, Volkswagen and Mobileye join forces to implement a fleet of self-driving taxis in Israel. This is one of the first practical examples of Level 4 commercial MaaS – with level 4 describing the type of AI involved (by the Society of Automotive Engineers) as having…

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Best OnePlus 6T Deals: Contracts & SIM-Free

OnePlus has unveiled its new smartphone, the OnePlus 6T. If you want to get your hands on one, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we share the best OnePlus 6T deals in the UK, whether you plan to buy SIM-free or on contract. At an event that took place in New York on 29 October, OnePlus took to the stage to show off a fingerprint sensor built in to the 6T’s display and a teeny tiny notch to allow…

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OnePlus 6T vs OnePlus 6: What’s the Difference?

Buying a OnePlus phone is great – it’ll cost you less outright than most other phones with the same specs and you’ll get a clean Android experience in a well-designed piece of hardware. But OnePlus only sells one phone at a time and replaces that phone every six months. The OnePlus 6T replaces the OnePlus 6. The newer phone looks pretty similar with an all-glass design, but there are some key differences. If you have a OnePlus 6 and want…

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Synology DS119j Review: A Budget, Entry-Level NAS

NAS drives can seem very expensive, especially when the price doesn’t include any hard drives. That’s one reason why Synology offers entry-level models. Its new DS119j  is firmly aimed at first-time buyers and offers a slightly cut-down experience that saves you money but retains the stuff you actually need. For the most part, anyway. Synology DS119j: Price & availability You can buy the DS119j from CCL for £97.65 and from Amazon for £99.99. In the US, you can get it from…

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Best Coffee Machine Deals of Black Friday 2018

If you’re anything like us, you probably give too much of your pay cheque to the likes of Starbucks for your daily brew, but there is another option. Invest in a coffee machine at home and you can become your own barista, cutting out the middle man. You’ll still have to find a way to sort out the croissants though. Depending on what type of machine you go for – and believe us, there are plenty to choose from – you…

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When Words Fail You During a WhatsApp Chat, Try a Sticker | News & Opinion

To start, WhatsApp will offer stickers packs from WhatsApp designers and other artists, but the Facebook-owned messaging app will also allow third-party designers and developers to create their own sticker packs. October 26, 2018 10:26AM EST October 26, 2018 WhatsApp’s one billion users will soon be able to tap into sticker packs via a new sticker button. To start, WhatsApp will offer packs “created by our designers at WhatsApp and a selection of stickers from other artists,” WhatsApp said in…

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iPhone X vs iPhone XR comparison: Head to head

Apple’s new iPhone XR comes in a range of vibrant colours, boasts most of the same specs as its upper-tier stablemates the iPhone XS and XS Max, plus has a lower (although still high) price tag. In this article we see how it compares to the one that set the new trend in smartphone design, the iPhone X. Price & Availability The iPhone XR is now available to buy from Apple. There are six colours to choose from: black, white,…

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs iPhone XS Max

Chinese manufacturer Huawei recently overtook Apple to become the second biggest seller of smartphones behind Samsung. Its recently announced Mate 20 Pro is the model that will lead the line in the year ahead and we see how it compares to Apple’s own flagship the iPhone XS Max. Price & Availability You can order the Mate 20 Pro from most major mobile carriers in the UK. These include EE, O2, Vodaphone, and Carphone Warehouse. The price is £899 or €1,049.…

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Zhiyun Smooth 4 Review – Tech Advisor

The choice of smartphone gimbals is ever expanding and Zhiyun is another company with plenty of experience in making camera stabilisers. The Smooth 4 is inexpensive and has a substantial redesign compared to the Smooth 3. There’s a large wheel on the side which you won’t find on other gimbals which is for zoom and focus, and there are plenty of buttons on the front so you don’t have to tap on the phone screen while shooting. Is the right…

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Lenovo Yoga 530 Review: AMD or Intel

Lenovo Yoga laptops are some of the most “famous” convertibles around. They feel more like normal laptops than a Microsoft Surface, but still have hybrid chops for when only touch-led operation will do. Our test Yoga 530 further develops this kind of flexibility with a Ryzen CPU that offers significantly better gaming performance than an Intel Core-based alternative. However a few elements of the Yoga 530 are only passable, including display quality and battery life. Yoga 530: Price & Where…

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How to Connect Chromecast to Google Home

If you’ve come to this article looking for advice on using Chromecast with Google Home, we’re going to make one of two assumptions. Either you haven’t tried to set up the two together yet, or you’re not quite sure what instructions to give Google Home. (Also see our full Google Home review and Best Google Home tips & tricks) The reason we say this is that you don’t have to do anything special to actually connect Google Home to Chromecast. Both devices are individually…

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How to make free phone calls on Google Home

All Google Home devices let you make free phone calls over Wi-Fi, but the new Google Home Hub extends this to Google Duo video calling too. By recognising your voice it is clever enough to ensure it calls only your contacts, and not those of another member of the household. One thing to note is that while you can call anyone in your contacts library, you cannot place calls to emergency services over Google Home. You may have configured Google Duo during…

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UK’s Data Watchdog Fines Facebook £500,000

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has been well documented over the past few months and has resulted in a fine of £500,000. The fine was handed out by the UK’s data watchdog which give Facebook the maximum possible fine set out in the 1998 Data Protection Act. For a company which posted a $13 billion profit last quarter, that’s a drop in the bucket and regulators have said that it would have been “significantly higher” under the EU’s GDPR regulations that…

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Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X and iPhone 8

While some Android manufacturers have included wireless charging in their devices for some time, it only hit mainstream consciousness once Apple added this feature to its latest iPhones. It was only a matter of time before Apple integrated wireless charging into its iPhones. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X are compatible with the Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) standard also in handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S8. Can I use a third-party wireless charger with the new iPhone XS/XS Max…

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Huawei Mate 20 vs iPhone XR smartphone comparison

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has been making up serious ground in the smartphone world recently. It’s now the second-biggest seller in the market, pushing Apple down to third, and all without actually being able to sell products in the US due to the difficult political climate surrounding the two countries. At a recent launch event, the company unveiled a new collection of phones that included the Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20, and a lavishly expensive Porsche design Mate 20 Pro…

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Luther Season 5 Start Time, Trailer, Cast & News

BBC’s gripping crime show Luther is set to return for a fifth season. It’s been two years since the previous season. We’ve gathered everything we know so far about the start date, cast and trailer. When is Luther season 5 on? Filming began in January 2018, however, the exact date for the new season is yet to be announced. We expect it to start at the end of the year or early 2019. The last season was two episodes long,…

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Dyson To Build Electric Car Plant In Singapore

Dyson has today announced that board members have approved the construction of its first car manufacturing plant in Singapore. Dyson announced its intention to enter the electric car market back in 2017, with the company’s founder James Dyson promising that his cars would be “radically different” to anything else on the market. The company is reported to have set aside £2 billion (or $2.6 billion) for the scheme and it will certainly need it to compete with the current evolving…

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Kobo Forma Review: Attractive eReader to give Amazon a fright

Last year we reviewed Kobo’s Aura One eReader and concluded that the hardware was great but expensive, and let down by a lack of curation on the Kobo book store. How have things changed in the past year? In our Kobo Forma review we evaluate the company’s latest eReader for design, features, specs and ease of use, and try to decide if Kobo has a chance against the Amazon juggernaut – which has form when it comes to crushing smaller…

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OnePlus Teases 5G Support in the OnePlus 7

Qualcomm’s annual 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong has been dominated by the company’s insistence that 2019 will be the year that 5G finally makes its way into flagship phones across the board. Plenty of phone manufacturers are on board, including one that’s got us especially excited: OnePlus. Excitement for the OnePlus 6T is already at fever pitch ahead of that phone’s New York launch next week, on 29 October, but now it looks like we already know that 2019’s OnePlus…

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