Iphone Reviews

How to lock an iPhone app with a password or Touch ID fingerprint

We all like to share our technology, but phone borrowers have an annoying habit of looking at things they’re not supposed to: opening dating profiles and private photos, noticing financial or work-sensitive data and generally drifting into forbidden areas. If only you could stop this! In fact you can. Many apps allow you to set a password (or Touch ID) lock that’s required before you can even open them, while others let you lock individual files and notes. In this…

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Best Chrome Extensions – Tech Advisor

Here are the best extensions you should be using in Google Chrome. Don’t run them all, mind, as they’ll slow it down. Pick your favourites from this great bunch. Note that you can type chrome://extensions into the address bar to install and remove extensions, but you can also go to the Chrome web store to browse all available extensions. If you can remember your username and password for every one of your online accounts, we’re willing to bet it’s because you use…

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World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth DLC Release Date & Gameplay News

BlizzCon 2017 was as popular as ever, and Blizzard’s opening ceremony didn’t disappoint either. The company announced a flurry of updates to its roster of games, including a new Overwatch character and the introduction of World of Warcraft Classic, but the biggest news was the introduction of the seventh World of Warcraft DLC: Battle for Azeroth. Here, we discuss everything we know about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth DLC including the release date and what you can expect in terms…

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2018 iPhones will support Apple Pencil, says research firm

Apple’s 2018 iPhones will offer Apple Pencil support, according to the research firm TrendForce. The prediction, a brief aside in a report largely focused on the prices of the new handsets, adds weight to a rumour that has been doing the rounds since the Apple Pencil first came out. The rumour is controversial, however, given Steve Jobs’ aggressive comments about smartphone interfaces: he famously said that “if you see a stylus, they blew it”. When the Apple Pencil was launched,…

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Best mid-range phone 2018: Balancing features and value

Want more help deciding which is best for you? Read our buying advice for the Best Mid-Range Phones 1. Honor 10 Continuing its run of good form, the Honor 10 is the best mid-range phone you can buy right now. Battery life might not be anything to write home about but that’s not unusual and there’s so much to like here. Much of what the Honor 10 offers, like display, cameras and build quality are at the level you’d expect…

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How to stop calls, texts, iMessages and FaceTime calls on old iPhones

Buying and setting up a new iPhone is a pleasant experience, but there are some headaches. One potential problem is when you realise that your friends’ calls, texts and iMessages are still being directed to the old device – either as well as, or even worse instead of, your new device. This could be embarrassing if you’ve sold the old device or passed it on to a loved one. And what if the new handset is an Android? This can…

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How to hide caller ID on iPhone: Keep your identity secret

There are times when you don’t want the recipient of a call to know your number. This could be because you’re unsure of the person you’re contacting, hoping to surprise an old friend, or due to the fact that you are a secret informant buried deep within a corrupt regime. We don’t judge here at Macworld. Thankfully, it’s quite a simple thing to hide your caller ID on iPhone, and we’ll show you how it’s done. Use Settings on iPhone…

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iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Comparison review

The iPhone X is the phone to beat, but if anyone can give Apple a run for its money, it’s Samsung. As usual the Korean giant has unveiled the latest version of its stylus-based phablet just ahead of the autumn iPhone refreshes – but can the Galaxy Note 9 beat the X? In this article we compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone X for design, features, specs and value for money. Price and Availability Note 9 The Note…

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Samsung Galaxy Home: Bixby Speaker Release Date, Price & Specs

First we had the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo, then Google Home with the Google Assistant. Now a number of big-name brands are getting in on the smart-speaker act, including Panasonic, Sony, Sonos and Apple (with its upcoming HomePod). Given its efforts to create its own voice assistant that is built into its flagship smartphones, one well-known brand stands out here as being more notably absent than most: Samsung. Until now that is. Alongside the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch, Samsung revealed the…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Release Date, Price, Specs and Features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the company’s largest phone to date and brings improved cameras, new stylus features to its S-Pen and a massive price tag.  The phone, which looks nearly identical to 2017’s Galaxy Note 8, is an incremental upgrade much like the Galaxy S9 was to the S8. An improved (and sometimes yellow) S-Pen on one model stands out, as does the even larger display and different sized dual cameras. How much does the Samsung Galaxy Note…

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How Does Roaming Work on O2?

Before you jump on a plane or a ferry, it pays to know exactly what the score is when you use your O2 SIM in a country other than the UK. Do calls, text and data come out of your allowances or will you be slapped with a hefty bill just for checking Facebook? We’ve got all the answers you need. Can I roam on my O2 SIM? Yes. But whether or not you’ll be charged depends upon where you’re…

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Samsung Galaxy Watch (Gear S4) Release Date & Spec Rumours

Today at 11am EDT/4pm BST Samsung Unpacked 2018 will reveal the new Note 9, but is there also a Galaxy Watch hiding in the sidelines? Initial speculation from Ice Universe, who tweeted that the Galaxy Watch will run WearOS rather than Tizen, have since been corroborated by reports from Korea.  These reports claim the Galaxy Watch will feature a 470mAh (up from 380mAh) battery that could offer seven-day battery life and feature a blood pressure monitor. It is also expected to feature…

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How to Fix Photos Not Uploading to iCloud

iCloud is a great way to keep your photos safely stored, while syncing them to all your Apple devices. If you’re experiencing difficulties getting your precious memories to upload, however, then obviously something is going wrong somewhere. In this article we show you a few different ways to address the problem of photos refusing to upload to iCloud. Check your settings The first place to look is in the controls for iCloud itself, just to make sure the service is set up…

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How To Back Up And Transfer Text Messages To New iPhone

Moving all your data, including photos and messages, to a new iPhone is usually quite a simple process as long as you have a backup of your old iPhone. We look at setting up a new iPhone here. In this article we will look at how to make a backup of all your text messages so that they will appear on your new iPhone, and what to do if you set up your new iPhone only to find your old…

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How to stop an iPhone from asking to install iOS software updates

Is your iPhone constantly asking you to update iOS? If you’re sick of the nagging and want to stop iOS trying to bully you into an update, you’ve come to the right place. This article is for those frustrated souls who just wish their iPhone or iPad would stop throwing up an alert saying “Software Update” with the only options being “Install Now” or “Remind Me Later”. Why does Apple nag about software updates? Put simply, it’s because Apple wants…

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iPhone 8 vs Moto Z3: Apple’s got a fight on its hands

iPhone 8 vs Moto Z3 All new smartphones get compared to the iPhones, no matter how different a market they are addressing. The Moto Z3, announced on 2 August, is closest in spirit to the iPhone 8 but is drastically cheaper, at least in the US. But is it a better deal? In this article we compare the iPhone 8 and Moto Z3 for design, features, specs and value for money and help you determine which is the best option…

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How To Cancel A Phone Contract

When you sign up to a new phone contract, the chances are you’re agreeing to an 18 or 24 month commitment. But, what happens if you want to leave early, or switch providers once the terms have been fulfilled? Here’s what you need to know about cancelling your contract. How do I leave my contract early? If, for some reason, you want to break your contract before the agreed time period has elapsed, then there is a good chance that…

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How to screenshot Instagram stories without sending a notification

Instagram has started to test a new feature which alerts users when someone takes a screenshot of one of their stories. This feature has been seen in Snapchat for some time and allows the users greater control over their privacy. It’s very likely that we’ll be seeing this feature rolled out to all users at some point in the near future. However if you’re in the business of taking those sneaky screenshots of stories and you don’t want anyone to…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Release Date, Price & Spec Rumours

At the top of this article is the Galaxy Note 9 intro video leaked by Samsung itself ahead of launch. The phone itself won’t arrive until Thursday (here’s how to watch live), but few surprises remain. When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 release date? 9 August 2018. The Galaxy Note 9 will launch in New York at 11am EDT (4pm BST) on Thursday. The leaked video above suggests it will be available to pre-order immediately, with a suspected onsale…

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How to stop iTunes & Photos opening when you plug in an iPhone or iPad

It can be frustrating to plug your iPhone into your Mac (usually just to charge it) and find that a load of apps open up automatically. Luckily it’s pretty easy to stop Photos or iTunes launching on the Mac when you attach your iPhone (or iPad or iPod) via USB. Stop Photos opening when you plug in an iPhone or iPad Plug your iDevice into the Mac and go into Photos. In the lefthand sidebar, look under Devices and select…

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