Mac Reviews

MacBook Air 2018 Review: Hands-on with Apple’s New Laptop

You’d have been forgiven for thinking that Apple was going to discontinue the MacBook Air, given the lack of attention it has been given over the past three years. Short of making the build-to-order options on the 2015 MacBook Air the standard options, Apple had left the one-time lightest Mac untouched. Despite the lack of attention, the MacBook Air has remained a popular choice for people looking to get a Mac but not wanting to spend a fortune. That’s probably…

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Polaroid OneStep+ camera review – Tech Advisor

Polaroid OneStep+ full review The Polaroid OneStep+ camera doesn’t need the trappings of modern technology that its makers have added to it. This isn’t me being a purist or unnecessarily Luddite here, it’s just that Polaroid has tried to use modern tech to improve something rather charming – though of niche appeal in 2018 – and largely failed. The best parts of the new Polaroid OneStep+ are a near-identical reproduction of the classic Polaroid that I remember my parents having in…

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Lenovo Smart Display Review: Bigger Screen, Bigger Sound

Amazon put a screen on an Echo device in June 2017, with the Echo Show (though it took a few months longer to reach the UK). Now, more than a year later, Google has finally caught up, partnering with third-party manufacturers to build its own Echo Show rivals powered by Google Assistant, in addition to its own Google Home Hub. LG, JBL, and other manufacturers have all developed Google Assistant devices with displays, but the most impressive third-party option so…

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How to enable 5GHz Wi-Fi on your laptop: does my laptop support 5GHz?

Some routers and laptops support 5GHz Wi-Fi and using it usually means a faster, better internet connection. Here’s how to find out if your laptop supports it and how to enable 5GHz. In general, Wi-Fi is easy to use and reliable. You select the name of the router, enter the password and forget about it. But when you want to use 5GHz, things can get horribly complicated. Here we explain how to work out if your laptop supports it and…

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Honor Magic 2 Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specification

First teased back in August, on 31 October Honor made the Magic 2 official at a special event in Beijing, China. Sporting a 6.39in FullView display and sliding screen mechanism, 7nm Kirin 980 processor, six cameras and intelligent Yoyo voice assistant, the new phone has lots to offer. It was unveiled alongside the Waterplay 8 tablet, FlyPods and Honor Watch. When is the Honor Magic 2 release date? There are two versions of the Honor Magic 2, each available in gradients…

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Honor Magic 2 Live Stream, Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

Having teased the Magic 2 at its Play global launch event back in August, Honor will finally unveil the fancy new phone that has an awful lot to live up to at an event in Beijing, China, today. The event starts at 7pm in China, which is 11am here in the UK. Headlining features include a new sliding-screen mechanism that allows for a full-view experience, an in-display fingerprint sensor, the 7nm Kirin 980 processor and six cameras with three each…

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Where To Buy New MacBook Air: Best Deals

Apple has finally unveiled a new design for the MacBook Air, for the first time since it launched 10 years ago. The 2018 MacBook Air is available to order right now, but where is the best place to buy it? Plus, while stocks last, older MacBook Air models will be discounted. We’ve got all of the best MacBook Air deals here. The new MacBook Air has some familiar qualities, including its slightly wedged shape, super lightweight body and 13in display,…

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Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Rreview

The original Echo Show was the first smart display to feature Alexa and the Echo Spot, with a much smaller, circular screen came next. Now Amazon has revamped the Echo Show and made it better. But is it one to buy? Smart displays are certainly a new category of gadget, and its easiest to think of them as a tablet stuck onto a speaker. The concept is a bit like Marmite: some people love it and some people hate it.…

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New MacBook Air 2018 Release Date, Price, Features, Specifications

Apple has introduced a new MacBook Air, finally replacing the popular laptop that it hadn’t updated since 2015, adding a Retina display and Touch ID. The new MacBook Air is crafted from recycled aluminium to make it the most environmentally friendly laptop you can get, and there’s a choice of three colours, Gold, Silver and Space Grey. Price & Availability If you were hoping the rumours that the new MacBook Air would cost less than £1000/$1000 you will be disappointed.…

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Twitter Rival Gab Under Pressure After Synagogue Attack

Gab was launched back in 2016 as a rival to Twitter partly in response to Twitter’s stance on free speech which has been questioned in the past few years. Twitter has previously blocked accounts for posting messages that it deems inappropriate, such as neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic tweets that the majority of people would find offensive. However, while it’s widely agreed that sentiment behind these messages is wrong, there is an anti-censorship argument that suggests the wider public shouldn’t be shielded…

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Honor Magic 2 Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

Having teased the Magic 2 at its Play global launch event back in August, Honor will finally unveil the fancy new phone that has an awful lot to live up to at an event in Beijing, China, tomorrow. Headlining features include a new sliding-screen mechanism that allows for a full-view experience, an in-display fingerprint sensor, the 7nm Kirin 980 processor and six cameras with three each front and back. When is the Honor Magic 2 release date? Honor has confirmed…

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Laptop vs Tablet – Tech Advisor

As tablets have continued to advance in recent years, the perennial question is whether an iPad, Pixel Slate, or similar device can replace a traditional laptop? We take a look at what both platforms have to offer, and which one is best suited to your needs. Before we get into the pros and cons of laptops or tablets, the most important question needs to be asked: How will you use the device? If you only want to watch Netflix, use…

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PlayStation Classic Release Date, Price, Spec & Game Availability News

Sony’s PlayStation Classic is official, and looks to follow in the footsteps of Nintendo with the release of the SNES Classic and NES Classic. The market for retro consoles has proved to be incredibly popular in recent years, and while Sony’s PS Now service offers the ability to play a range of PS2 and PS3 games, the PlayStation Classic is the only way to play PlayStation One games.  The PlayStation classic will look like the original but about 45% smaller,…

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How To Get Leather Working Tools Upgrade in Red Dead Redemption 2

Camp life is important in Red Dead Redemption 2; as well as being a place to rest, the camp provides a range of services that you can upgrade over time. One of the key upgrades available is Leather Working Tools, as it allows camp cook Pearson to craft unique items that not only make your camp look cool, but satchels that provide extended carry capacity. Here, we explain the process of unlocking the Leather Working Tools upgrade in Red Dead…

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How To Get All The Bandwidth On A Shared Network

There are several bandwidth-heavy applications that we’re all using pretty often. Netflix, iPlayer, YouTube, Online Gaming and several others require a speedy connection to function properly. If you’re sharing your connection with other people, you’ll be familiar with what happens if everyone tries to do this at once. We’re going to show you how to get a big slice, or maybe even all, of the bandwidth from your router for a hassle free internet experience. Ask others to stop using…

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How To Fast Travel in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 has a vast, varied open world that is one of the most detailed to date, most of which is explored via horseback. It’s an immersive experience, with even the most simple of journeys turning into adventures in their own right, but sometimes you just want to get somewhere as quickly as possible, right? Thankfully, there are a few ways to fast travel across the open world of Red Dead Redemption 2, and here is where we…

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Xiaomi coming to UK in November

Xiaomi, one of the largest smartphone brands in China, is bringing its products to the UK next month. There will be a UK launch event on Thursday 8 November, and the following day you’ll be able to buy Xiaomi devices in store or online via mobile operator Three. Then, on 10 November, Xiaomi will open its first store in White City, London. This comes as great news for UK customers looking to take advantage of the incredible value offered by Xiaomi’s phones, tablets…

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Anker Launches Pocket-Sized 27W USB-C PD Charger & Smart Home Devices

Since launching in 2011, Shenzhen-based Anker has built a reputation for effective charging products. The PowerPort Atom PD is the latest addition to its range of power accessories. The Atom is a pocket-sized device that weighs 2.2 oz and offers up to 27W of power, which the company claims should be enough to power a Nintendo Switch or MacBook. It will be available in November and costs $29.99. This is the first of its PowerPort Atom PD series. There will…

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How to Find Your Windows Product Key: A Lost Code is No Problem

It’s easy to lose your Windows product key. You might have thrown it away with the packaging that came with your laptop or PC. In many cases there’s a sticker somewhere on the machine itself which bears the code, but it may have faded, rubbed off or been damaged over the years. Luckily, there are apps which will search the Windows Registry and dig out the product key for you. It’s encrypted, so don’t bother attempting a manual search yourself. …

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How To Watch The UK Snooker Championship

The 2018 UK Snooker Championship returns to York this year. The wildly popular event that sells out faster than you can say 147, and the anticipation will reach a fever pitch when the event kicks off on Tuesday 27 November. When does the Betway UK Snooker Championship start? The event will kick off on Tuesday 27 November and run through to Sunday 9 December. Where is the Betway UK Snooker Championship being held? The event will take place at the…

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