Iphone Reviews

OnePlus 7 Pro vs Galaxy S10: What’s the Difference?

OnePlus has always competed in the mid-range of the smartphone market, at least in terms of price. But with the OnePlus 7 Pro is now taking on the flagship end in a different way. Here we compare the new phone with the mighty Samsung and its Galaxy S10. The firm also has the OnePlus 7, which is a mid-range phone, but it’s a minor update to the 6T so it’s the Pro model that’s really exciting this year and hitting…

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Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Release Date, Price & Specs

Amazon has updated its popular £49 / $49 Fire 7 tablet for 2019. The new model may look the same as the 2017 version, reviewed, but it has more storage, a better selfie camera and three new colours to choose between: Twilight Blue, Plum and Sage. There’s also a new Kids Edition version which has a new bumper case with a  built-in stand for watching videos hands-free. When is the 2019 Fire 7 release date? You can pre-order the new…

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Best Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL Cases

You’ve seen tablet keyboard but what about a smartphone keyboard? Not an on-screen one, but a physical keyboard for the smallest screen in your life. Tech21 has made the Evo Type case for the Pixel 3 XL, not the regular Pixel 3. It builds in a mini keyboard into a flip case that fully protects the phone. There aren’t too many people clamouring for its existence, particularly on a phone as relatively niche as the Pixel.  But in use it’s…

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How to send large video files

It’s always been relatively easy to send photos to people because they don’t contain a lot of data. Sending videos, on the other hand, is usually much more difficult particularly if they’re larger in size. We’re going to show you a swift and easy way to send larger video files to friends, family or colleagues. How to send video files: Cloud storage If you are reading this piece you probably want to send the video file rather than simply sharing…

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Hër Wireless On-Ear headphones review: As Good as it Looks?

Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones full review German brand Hër’s on-ear Bluetooth stereo headphones packs lush sound in a compact and elegant design. It’s decidedly marketed to women, with its soft colours and minimalist design (we can argue feminine aesthetics another day) – and 3% of its profits go to the German Committee for UN Women. We found that it offered a fairly balanced bass and treble range, making it ideal for daily commuters and casual listeners, though perhaps not…

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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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