Iphone Reviews

iPhone 7 Review: Now the Cheapest iPhone

Apple announced the iPhone 7 on 7 September 2016, alongside the larger iPhone 7 Plus (reviewed here). The new iPhone handsets feature better cameras, new, super-speedy processors, two new colour options and improved water resistance. If you’re debating whether or not to buy an iPhone 7, our review is here to help. We test and rate the iPhone 7’s design and build quality, features, tech specs, speed, camera capabilities and value for money. And we’d like to give a special mention to Mobile Fun for…

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What is an eSIM? – Macworld UK

With the launch of the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple has brought the option of a dual-SIM phone to millions of iOS fans for the first time. In China, you’ll be able to buy a true dual-SIM iPhone which will accept a micro SIM on each side of the SIM tray. However, the rest of the world will get an iPhone with an eSIM in addition to the single-SIM tray slot. But what is an eSIM and is it…

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iPhone 8 Plus Review: A Boring but Sensible Upgrade

Apple unveiled the exciting but extremely expensive iPhone X, but before it got to that the company also revealed 2017’s more prosaic smartphone update: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. In our iPhone 8 Plus review we weigh up the design, features, specs and pricing of Apple’s new phablet to help you decide if it’s the best phone for you. We also put it through our rigorous battery of benchmark tests, covering processing speed, graphics and battery charging. Price & availability…

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iPhone XS vs iPhone X: What is the Difference?

The iPhone XS is Apple’s follow up to the drastically different iPhone X. As the name suggests, this time is more of an evolution than revolution. The XS bears a similar notched design but with new internal upgrades that make it technically better than but quite similar to the older iPhone X. This is not as big a jump in tech as the iPhone X was last year. But with a faster processor and, Apple says, better battery life, is…

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iPhone XR Release Date, Price & Specs

Apple used its September 2018 event to announce a few new iPhones: not just the new high-end iPhone XS and XS Max, but also a cheaper option for people who don’t have a spare grand: the iPhone XR. Of course, it may be cheaper, but it’s still an iPhone, so this is no slouch. You get the notched design of last year’s iPhone X, together with the new A12 Bionic processor, an updated single lens camera, and a choice of six…

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Best iPhone Xs Deals: Cheapest Contracts & SIM-Free Prices

September means new iPhones, and this year Apple is set to unveil three new additions to its line-up in the form of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr (or so the rumours say). Here, we’re focusing on the iPhone Xs, which we expect will be the most popular of the bunch. We’re scouring the web to find the best prices and deals to help you make sure you get the contract or SIM-free offer that suits you.…

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iOS 12 preview: Hands on with the beta

There are only days to go until iOS 12 launches to the public but we’ve been testing out various pre-release beta versions of the software for months. In our iOS 12 preview we test and walk you through the highlight features in the new software for iPhone and iPad, and try to give an idea if you should update. Please do bear in mind that the software we’ve been using is in beta and by definition not complete. We’ve actually…

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How to use BitLocker encryption in Windows 10

One of the extra features you get in Windows 10 Pro, compared to the Home version, is BitLocker. It allows you to encrypt all the data on your hard drive(s) so no-one can access it without your Windows login details. If someone takes the drive out of your PC and tries to access them via another one, the contents will be unreadable. It sounds like a great idea, but there drawbacks and requirements you should be aware of first: BitLocker…

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Fake Fornite apps are attempting to spy on Android gamers

Epic Games is launching its Android Fortnite app at the end of September but there are already apps on Amazon and other marketplaces claiming to grant early access to the game. A report by top10vpn.com has found that over 20% of apps claiming to be related to the game could be spying on you by asking for permissions and access to your phone before launching the app. These apps are taking advantage of the huge wave of interest generated by…

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Best USB-C to Lightning Cables 2018: 5 Best Cables For Charging and Syncing

This 1.2m cable from Steanum is somewhat of a Swiss Army knife. While it is a USB-C to Lightning connector at its core, it comes with an additional attachment to convert the USB-C to a USB-A connector for additional functionality. It also supports Fast Charging for the iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus and standard charging for other iPhone models. Steanum does not recommend using the cable to charge the iPad Pro, however. Even more impressive, the Steanum cable can transfer data at…

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iPhone XC Release Date, Price & Specs – Cheaper LCD iPhone Rumours

We expect Apple to launch three new iPhone X-style handsets at an event on Wednesday 12 September, including a larger iPhone X Plus and a chextaper iPhone X-style handset. Here we will look specifically at the cheaper model – thought to be called the iPhone XC. We look in more detail at all the new iPhone handsets Apple is expected to launch in September 2018 in our iPhone XS 2018 article, and we discuss the future of the iPhone SE…

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update Release Date & Features

Released on 29 July 2015, Windows 10 has now seen four major updates with a fifth imminent: Anniversary Update, August 2016 Creators Update, April 2017 Fall Creators Update, October 2017 April 2018 Update, April 2018 October Update, October 2018 It’s expected sometime in October as the name suggests, and will bring with it a small number of key new features and a hoard of smaller, behind-the-scenes improvements. Codenamed Redstone 5, the October 2018 Update will include new features such as Cloud Clipboard, a dark mode…

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Sonos Beam Review: Affordable Smart Soundbar

For years, Sonos soundbars have been only for the flush of cash. However, the firm’s latest speaker is far more affordable, more compact and includes smart features. Here’s our Sonos Beam review. Sonos Beam: Price and availability When it launched, the Playbar was a pretty expensive £599 and then Sonos went and hiked prices due to the exchange rate between the dollar and pound. It then, and still does, cost £699/$699. That’s more than a lot of TVs on the…

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Huawei to allow everyone to access ‘performance mode’ on their phones

After Huawei got caught red-handed cheating on their benchmark tests they’ve decided to allow their users to access “performance mode,” which allows increased speed from the phone in exchange for shorter battery life. Users will be able to do this starting with EMUI 9.0 which is a future version of Huawei’s operating system. Reports of this first emerged from AnandTech as they spotted Huawei optimising its phones to over perform in the 3DMark benchmark program widely used across the industry.…

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Best Robots & Robotic Toys 2018

Robotic toys you can control with your phone are not only great fun, they’re educational too, usually coming with support for apps that teach you how to code and program using the robot itself to act out your programs. Whether you want to learn to code yourself, or to inspire your kids, a phone-connected robot is one of the best tools for getting started because it lets you connect your first programs with something in the physical world and build tactile games along…

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How to roll back a driver in Windows 10

Windows has made rolling back a driver nice and simple which is fortunate because it’s usually one of the fastest ways to solve issues with a specific device. Drivers are sections of software that control certain devices on your system. They’re responsible for ensuring the device works correctly which is why they are usually the first thing to check if a device is misbehaving. We’re going to show you exactly how to roll back a driver in Windows 10. This…

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite v iPhone 8 Plus

With the recent release of models like the P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro Huawei has been making a claim as a serious contender in the premium smartphone market. Now, in a slightly sideward move, the Chinese company has released the mid-range Mate 20 Lite which boasts fantastic bang-for-your-buck specifications. But, will the low price be enough to tempt those looking at Apple’s large format champion, the iPhone 8 Plus? We compare the two to see how much you gain…

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Sony Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone 8: Head-to-head comparison

Sony has always been a brand known for high-quality products. With the announcement of its 2018 smartphone lineup, the new Xperia XZ3 will be expected to pit this fine heritage against the all-conquering iPhone 8. We compare the two to see which one is worth (quite a lot of) your hard-earned money. Price and Availability Sony Xperia XZ3 The Xperia XZ3 was announced at the IFA 2018 show in September but won’t be available until 5 October in the UK, with…

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Incredibles 2 Blu-ray Release Date, Cast, Trailers, and News

Superhero sequels are everywhere this year, from the mega mash-up of Avengers: Infinity War to the crude crusade of Deadpool 2, and we still have Ant-Man and the Wasp to look forward to, along with Justice League spin-off Aquaman. But there’s one big super squad making a long awaited return to our screens in 2018: the Incredibles. Yup, Pixar’s mightiest heroes are finally getting a sequel, a mere 14 years after their incredible (*ahem*) debut. Here’s everything we know about…

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Best iPhone XS cases 2018

We’ve recommend Mous cases for a number of our other round ups because it combines featherweight style and hardy protection. We don’t expect any less for its iPhone XS collection.  Mous cases are available in a range of styles: Carbon Fibre, Walnut, Shell, Leather and Bamboo. For the iPhone X, prices range from £30 to £80 (though is now seeing competitive discounts, no doubt due to the imminent arrival of the XS). We expect to see similar prices on iPhone…

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