Mac Reviews

LIVE: Huawei MWC 2018 Live Stream & Live Blog

Huawei is holding a MWC press conference this Sunday in Barcelona. You’ll be able to follow the Huawei live stream on this very page (we’ll embed it as soon as it becomes available), and follow our live blog: we have journalists at the event reporting live, and they’ll be providing the expert analysis you won’t get from the launch video stream. When is Huawei’s MWC 2018 press conference? Huawei will present at MWC 2018 on Sunday 25 February at 2pm CET.…

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Now TV Smart Stick UK Price, Release Date & Specs

Continuing its range of own-brand media players, Sky has announced the Now TV Smart Stick. It claims the gadget as the UK’s cheapest streaming stick offering consumers an affordable way of getting Sky TV without a contract. Check out our full review of the Smart Stick here. Price and availability Sky says that the new Now TV Streaming Smart Stick will launch on 23 February and will be priced at £14.99 from Sky. This makes it the most affordable of its…

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How to Watch the Oscars Live: When, Where, & How

It’s awards season, and they don’t come any bigger than the Oscars, which is the de facto gold standard for Hollywood’s best movies. We’re all used to spending the next morning arguing about who should have won what, but the really committed will try to watch the Academy Awards live – though if you want to watch the Oscars in the UK you might be in for a late night. The nominations are now out, and there’s a clear favourite:…

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Acer Swift 3 (2018) Review

The Acer Swift 3 is no longer just a single laptop design. This one is quite different to the Acer Swift 3 we reviewed last year. It has a 15.6in screen and, most interesting of all, an AMD Ryzen CPU with Vega graphics rather than the usual Intel chips. If you’re after a sub-£800 aluminium laptop with a large screen, the Swift 3 SF315 is a solid choice. Battery life and the display’s colour depth could be better, though. Price…

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Xbox One X: UK Price & Deals, Where To Buy & Specs

A year after Sony released an amped-up version of the PS4 in the PS4 Pro, Microsoft released the Xbox One S’ bigger brother: the Xbox One X. Here, we discuss all we know about the One X – formerly known as Project Scorpio – including the top deals, and some of the key features that you can expect from the high-end console, including full specs. Also read our Xbox One X review, including hands-on video. When is the Xbox One X release date? Following months of waiting,…

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Bose SoundSport Free Review: Wirless Earbuds Go Big on Sound

Wireless earbuds are quickly becoming one of the most popular types of headphones, especially with so many smartphones ditching the traditional jack output. Bose has made its first ‘truly wireless’ in-ears and here’s our SoundSport Free review. The wave of wireless earbuds has come after the introduction of the Apple Airpods and the term truly wireless refers to the in-ear headphones not being connected by a wire of any sort like the Google Pixel Buds. There’s some tough competition from…

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Amazon Echo 3 Release Date & Specification Rumours

Amazon has gone big on Alexa and its Echo devices. The range is now large, from the inexpensive Echo Dot up to the pricier Echo Show with its touchscreen. If anything, the choice is a little confusing but we’ve outlined how the models differ in our ‘Which Echo should I buy ’ guide. Here, we’re talking specifically about the third-generation Echo, the putative successor to the Echo 2 which itself was the follow-up to the original Amazon Echo which launched back in…

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How to delete Mac apps: How to uninstall software applications in macOS

How do I delete or uninstall software applications from my Mac? Don’t worry. Removing software from a Mac is a bit different to the process on a Windows PC, and may seem unfamiliar to Mac newbies; and there are some stubborn Mac programs that the best of us have troubling getting rid of. But there’s always a solution. Here’s how to uninstall or delete a software program or application from your Mac. Read next: How to speed up a slow Mac |…

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What is UFS? – Tech Advisor

For most people, the only time we think about the storage on our smartphones or tablets is when we’re running low on space. Some very clever engineers are quietly improving the performance of this vital component. The result of these toils is Universal Flash Storage (UFS), and you’re already using it if you have a recent high-end Android phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11+, or OnePlus 5T. But why is this standard so important? We explain how it…

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Best media players 2018 – Tech Advisor

These days you don’t need to go to the expense of a smart TV to access services such as Netflix, Amazon or BBC iPlayer. We round up the best media players you can buy in the UK in 2018 that let you watch almost endless TV shows and films. There has been an enormous price crash in the market for media-streaming devices in the past couple of years with more expensive models for those wanting 4K. If you can’t get one free…

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Review

For some, Ensemble Studios’ Age of Empires is the real-time strategy classics on the PC; fondly remembered alongside the likes of Command & Conquer and Warcraft. It’s crazy to think that in 2018, over two decades after the original came out, that Microsoft would publish a remastered version of this classic. While Ensemble Studios have sadly long since closed their doors, the reigns have been entrusted to Forgotten Empires – a development team that has previous experience with creating the…

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The 5 best laptop deals at Currys PC World Business

These powerful laptops work at your pace, no matter how demanding the task at hand. And by buying directly from Tech Advisor, you’ll get yourself an extra discount. The latest laptops are made for today’s busy professionals. Not only do they look great in the meeting room, but they’re also thin and light which means they don’t slow you down on your travels. Plus, Moore’s law means that hardware is improving all the time, so you’re getting better performance as…

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NowTV Smart Stick Review: The Easy Way to Get Cheap Sky

NowTV is the cheapest way to legally access your favourite Sky programmes in the UK, and the various packages available can also open up a plethora of movies, TV box sets, kids’ programming and sports channels. Available in February 2018, the NowTV Smart Stick will cost £19.99. It comes with a free two-month Entertainment Pass, and given that the usual price of this is £7.99 per month you’re really paying just four quid for the stick. Do I need a…

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Honor 9 Lite Review: The New Best Budget Phone

There’s not let up in the smartphone market and Honor is moving on with yet another new handset to tempt those looking for a stylish phone and a moderate price. Here we take a close look at the Honor 9 Lite in our full review. Honor’s range can get a little confusing especially when you include Huawei, the firm’s parent company, devices into the mix. So the Honor 9 Lite sounds like a cut down version of the excellent Honor…

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What is Viveport? Everything you need to know about Viveport

HTC launched Viveport, its own virtual reality app store, back in 2016 with the aim of offering HTC Vive owners more than just VR games. The store was said to offer a range of experiences, from educational experiences to the downright weird and wonderful. But what is the difference between Viveport and SteamVR, the biggest VR platform right now? Here, we explain what Viveport is, how it differs to SteamVR and go into detail about HTC’s subscription service, Viveport Subscription, which…

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Veho Pebble Endurance Review: 15000mAh Rugged Power Bank

Veho Pebble Endurance Review We’ve seen sleek, compact metal power banks, big, bulky high-capacity power banks and no-frills cheap, plasticky power banks. But the rugged, rubberised Veho Pebble Endurance is built to impress, and is compatible with a life outdoors.  A 15,000mAh power bank, the Veho sits in the middle-ground between the smallest and most pocketable power banks, and those that will keep your devices topped up for days on end. It’s in rucksack- rather than pocket territory, though it won’t weigh you down…

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New AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors With Powerful Built-In Graphics

Two new AMD Ryzen processors have arrived for desktops boasting some impressive inbuilt graphics – the fastest ever built into a desktop processor. The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G features 4 cores 8 threads with a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost of up to 3.9Ghz, while also containing the Vega 11 architecture to power the graphics. The AMD Ryzen 3 2200G boasts 4 cores 4 threads, with a base clock of 3.5Ghz boosting up to 3.7Ghz, and holds the…

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Tapplock One Review: Smart Padlock with Fingerprint Scanner

Tapplock One review Smart padlocks are nothing new, and we reviewed the Noke Buetooth padlock way back in 2015. However, the Tapplock One is a significantly enhanced version of the same basic idea, but ultra-cool with an integrated fingerprint scanner and rechargeable battery. Tapplock is a US-based company that is happy to ship orders to the UK via FedEx, but with a hefty shipping price of $38. That means you’ll pay a total $137 for the Tapplock One, although a…

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E3 2018: Dates, Press Conferences, How To Buy Tickets & More

June 2018 is exciting for gamers for one reason, and one reason only; E3 2018, the biggest games convention of the year. Running since 1995, the show sees manufacturers, developers and publishers flock from all over the world to showcase their latest wears, from upcoming games to the latest gaming accessories. Then, in 2017, E3 changed the rules and allowed the public in for the first time ever, giving ordinary gamers an opportunity to play games months before release. So,…

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Vodafone Smart N8 Review: The Cheapest You Can Go

The Vodafone web listing for the Smart N8 says “Access your messages, apps and contacts via the Smart N8’s fingerprint sensor.” This doesn’t actually make sense, but hints at the limitations of an incredibly cheap smartphone. At £79, this is one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy in the UK. As it’s a Vodafone branded handset, it’s not available in the US. If all you need is a phone to call, text, dabble with email, Facebook and online banking then the…

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