Mac Reviews

Best Fire TV Apps – Tech Advisor

Amazon’s Fire TV is great media streamer, and it’s much cheaper than Apple’s 4K equivalent. The same goes for the Fire TV Stick which – in our opinion – is much better than the Chromecast for similar money. Anyway, you already know this: you bought one and are looking for the best apps to install on it. And you’ve come to the right place, as we list the essential apps that should be on every Fire TV. Where’s YouTube on…

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How to find a stolen Mac and protect data from theives

If your Mac’s been stolen or you’ve left it somewhere there is some pretty nifty technology that can help you find it again. The only proviso it that you need to have set it up first. We explain how to find a stolen Mac. How to set up Find My Mac on your MacBook Find My Mac allows you to find any Apple device that has gone missing, by simply logging into iCloud. It lets you locate a lost Mac…

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How to fix Wi-Fi not working problems on Mac

Welcome to our Mac Wi-Fi troubleshooting guide, which offers fixes for situations where Wi-Fi isn’t working, your Mac refuses to connect to the internet or your wireless signal strength is poor. Most of us take an always-on wireless internet connection for granted: we’re used to it being there when we need it. Unless you’re particularly unlucky and plagued by broadband problems, or live in a remote part of the country, fast access to the internet, allowing the streaming of audio…

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Best Mac (or MacBook) for Playing Games 2018: Buying Advice

It’s become something of a running joke among Windows users that Macs are rubbish for gaming. From a technical point of view this is nonsense, as Macs and PCs – and even gaming consoles such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – all use very similar components. The Mac gaming scene has really picked up since Macs started to use the same Intel processors as Windows PCs, and strong sales of Macs in recent years mean that there are…

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QNAP TS-231P2 Review – Tech Advisor

The market for personal NAS (Network Attached Storage) has blossomed in recent years. Propelled by the power and efficiency of modern ARM processors, the makers of these devices have long left behind the initial objective of affordable file storage and distribution. While lots of brands have tried their hand at NAS drives, a few names have risen above the rest, including QNAP. The company makes a range of NAS devices aimed at home, small business and even Enterprise customers. The…

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How to set up Family Sharing on iPad, iPhone & Mac: Share apps & music

Family Sharing was introduced back in 2014 alongside iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. It allows you to easily share apps, music, movies, books and more between the members of your family. In this article we show how to set up Family Sharing on all your Apple devices. (Our Complete guide to Family Sharing has everything you need to know about using the feature once you’re set up.) We’ll be working in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, but the procedure is…

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The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game review: Hands-on

Following the success of the Lord of the Rings table-top card game back in 2010, Asmodee Digital decided to turn it into a digital game with the help of Fantasy Flight Interactive. The free-to-play digital card game is set to be released soon, and we recently got the chance to go hands-on with the game to see what it has to offer. Is the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game like every other digital card game on the market,…

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Best music streaming services 2018: Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music & more

While digital music downloads are on the decline, music streaming services are soaring in popularity, not least because Apple has entered the game, followed very closely by Amazon. Streaming services let you pay a small fee each month, or even get the music for free if you can put up with advertising, and get access to huge music libraries to listen to whenever and wherever you fancy. See also: Spotify alternatives. With so many competing services available, it can be tricky…

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Is Snapchat Safe for Kids?

Snapchat is a social network with a difference. Unlike others (including Instagram and Facebook), the photos and videos – Snaps – which are shared disappear after a certain period of time, which is chosen by the sender. The aim is to create a worry-free, low-pressure environment where people can share fun or silly stuff without consequence since it won’t stay around for long. What’s the minimum age for Snapchat? Like all social networks, laws in the UK, the US and…

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Lenovo Miix 630 Review: Hands-on

The Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 is one of the first three Windows 10 devices to be released that are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor – rather than an Intel chip. Qualcomm revealed the HP Envy x2 and Asus NovaGo late in 2017, but Lenovo waited until CES 2018 to unveil its Miix 630. The upshot of using the Qualcomm chip is that the Miix 630 enjoys always-on LTE connectivity along with a mammoth battery life of 20 hours – though…

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