Iphone Reviews

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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Pocophone F1 Review: Like An Even Cheaper Xiaomi Mi 8

It’s no mystery, thanks to the internet of leaks and teasers, that Xiaomi has been working on a new phone but with a new brand name. Well the Pocophone F1 is now official and here’s our full review of the bargain smartphone. We’re still waiting for Xiaomi to officially arrive in the UK but the Chinese firm has been impressing those in the know for a while now. With this new handset, it looks like we’re one step closer. It…

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Amazon Show Mode Dock: UK Rrelease Date, Price & Features

With the Show Mode Charging Dock, you can make your Fire HD 8 and HD 10 behave like an Echo Show. It’s ideal for video chats, karaoke, cooking and even weather forecasts. The Show Mode Dock was released in the US a couple of months ago, but now it’s coming to the UK. Put simply, it’s a kickstand for your Fire tablet which charges it and makes it more convenient to use hands-free. In a software update coming out shortly,…

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Review: Elephant in the Room

Sony’s somewhat baffling roadmap and naming system for mobile phones continues and the latest to get the premium treatment is the XZ2. It’s the first Sony Xperia with dual rear cameras but at some serious cost. Find out why in our full Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review. It’s normal for Sony to announce the Premium version a few months after the regular model, but the XZ2 Premium has taken a while to arrive since being announced in April – so…

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Best iPhone Deals of September 2018

You might be surprised to find that there are cheap iPhone deals available all year round if you’re looking in the right places. Here at Macworld, we spend our days scouring the web for the very best iPhone deals to save you the trouble. We’ll help you find an iPhone for any budget. You’ll find deals on the latest iPhone models – the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X – as well as bargain prices on older iPhones…

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Best Movies on Netflix UK in September 2018

Wondering what to watch next on Netflix? Here, we bring you a list of the best films on Netflix UK right now, ranging from action and adventure to thrillers and documentaries. There are so many good films on Netflix, but sometimes it can be too much choice and it’s really tricky to search through so we’ve sifted through the lot to come up with the ultimate list of movies that we think you’ll enjoy. If you’re looking for TV shows to…

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