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Best Phone Deals October 2018

Smartphones. Everyone has one, and most people are on the lookout for a new one at some point – but no-one ever wants to pay full price. For instance, the latest iPhone XS costs a cool £999 for the cheapest model. This means it’s becoming even more important for people to find the best possible deals – whether on contract to spread the cost of the handset, or SIM-free where you save on long term costs. But not all deals…

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Huawei Watch GT Review: Hands-On

Following the launch of the hugely popular Huawei Watch 2 in 2017, Huawei took to the stage at the launch of the Mate 20 series to reveal a brand new smartwatch; the Huawei Watch GT. Unlike the Watch 2, Huawei’s latest smartwatch runs a bespoke operating system that allows Huawei to offer advanced features and impressive battery life – but is it one of the best smartwatches available? Huawei has taken a risk by developing Light OS for use in…

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Pixel 3 Review: Unexcitingly Excellent

Possibly one of the most leaked smartphones of all time is here, so it might not come as a surprise but Google’s latest flagship handsets are official. Tech Advisor attended the London launch and we’ve spent solid time with the Pixel 3 since so here’s our full review. It’s a shame that almost nothing about the 2018 Pixel phones was a secret, making the big launch a bit of an anti-climax. However, most were for the larger Pixel 3 XL model and Google…

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UK’s Cyber Security Centre deals with daily attacks

With cyber-attacks becoming the latest battleground in a global war the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre deals with several attacks per week. The head of the NCSC, Ciaran Martin, has singled out Russia as the major threat to cybersecurity as it targeted UK media, energy sectors and telecommunications. State-sponsored attacks are a daily occurrence, and while the NSCS is doing its best, individual businesses and users need to do their part to keep themselves safe online. Take a look at…

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Pixel 3 XL vs P20 Pro Comparison

Trying to pick a new phone is tougher than ever: there are so many models vying for your attention. Here we compare Google’s Pixel 3 XL with Huawei’s P20 Pro to help you choose. Pricing and availability These two Android phones are some of the most expensive around, though the Pixel 3 XL is Google’s priciest yet, starting at £869, but if you want the 128GB version which matches the capacity of the P20 Pro then you’ll have to stump…

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The best Nintendo Switch deals of October 2018

2017 was the year of the Switch. Nintendo’s gaming device – half portable, half home console – blew away sales expectations and was almost almost impossible to get hold of in the US for months after its launch. Now though, you can find some great Switch deals if you know where to look, both on the console itself and on the games you’ll want to play on it. Here at Tech Advisor, we’re constantly scouring the web for the best…

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Watching Netflix abroad could be made harder by Brexit

Netflix has fast become a staple of many lives across the UK, providing a wide array of quality screen content for people to devour when relaxing of an evening. However, thanks to Brexit, the laws around what we can watch and where may be getting tighter. Local rights agreements and the latest EU regulations may prevent the access of content when abroad in other countries, further complicating matters. Any services that you have to pay additional costs for will have…

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Google Pixel 3 vs Pixel 2 vs Pixel 1: Generation Wars

Google Pixel 3 full review Google was a little later to the hardware game than other tech giants such as Apple or Samsung, but that doesn’t mean they’re lagging behind. They’ve rapidly been gaining ground on the iPhone and Galaxy series of phones with their own Pixel smartphone line – and we’re going to take a look at that evolution. If you’d like a more comprehensive look at an individual phone, then check out Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 2…

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How to Watch the Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launch Livestream

Huawei will stream its ‘A Higher Intelligence is Coming’ event, from 2pm BST tomorrow. That’s 6pm PT and 9am ET. We fully expect the company to launch the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 phones, following on from the Mate 20 Lite announcement back at IFA. The chip inside the new phone is no secret: the Kirin 980 has already been announced and is set to be the most powerful inside any Android phone. It’s widely rumoured that the triple-camera…

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Best Antivirus Deals of October 2018

Antivirus is one of those necessities that you’ll hate spending money on, so you’ll be pleased to hear that there are bargains to be found. Here, we bring you the very best antivirus deals to help save you money, and expert advice about which antivirus you should buy. Best antivirus deals available right now Antivirus deals 2018: What to look for We’ll only share deals if we think they’re good enough to be worth buying, so anything we recommend here…

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OnePlus 6T to be sold on contract in UK from O2, EE and Vodafone

OnePlus has announced plans to sell its upcoming OnePlus 6T smartphone through three of the UK’s four major operators, expanding on its existing deal with O2. O2, EE and Vodafone will all stock the 6T along with Carphone Warehouse, meaning consumers will have a choice of where to buy the phone on contract. OnePlus will also sell the phone officially online via Amazon UK and John Lewis and in John Lewis stores. This represents a bold move from the Chinese…

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Surface Laptop 2 vs MacBook Pro: Head to head

Apple’s Macs are niche offerings compared to Windows PCs, but in certain markets they have become a sort of default choice. A creative professional’s high-end laptop, for instance, is usually expected to be a MacBook Pro. But Microsoft would like to change that perception. The company’s Surface line of hybrid tablets and, more recently, laptops offer an alternative to the Mac: one with its own killer spec list and, crucially for some, the ability to run Windows applications. But is…

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Castle Rock Trailers, Season 2 Rumours, and How to Watch in the UK

Castle Rock is a hit Hulu horror series that follows a sprawling cast of characters in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine – one of the regular recurring settings of Stephen King’s many, many novels. The show doesn’t directly adapt any single Stephen King story, but instead weaves in elements of various books and stories, with references to many more – it even stars a couple of main cast members who’ve starred in massive Stephen King adaptations in the…

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Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show: Which is best?

While the Amazon Echo Show stood on its own in the smart display market for quite some time, recent additions from the likes of Google and Lenovo provide more choice for consumers than ever before. Two of the most popular smart displays are the Amazon Echo Show and the recently announced Google Home Hub – but which is better for your needs? We break down everything you need to know about the Google Home Hub and Amazon Echo Show below, helping…

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David Attenborough’s Dynasties Premiere Date, Trailer and News

Dynasties is the upcoming nature documentary series from the BBC and Sir David Attenborough, a spiritual sequel to his Blue Planet and Planet Earth series that will focus on five endangered families of animals: lions, tigers, chimps, penguins, and hyenas. Attenborough’s previous shows are probably the most-loved nature documentaries ever made, so any new series from him is cause for some serious excitement. Here’s everything we know so far about Dynasties, including when it’s likely to come out and how…

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Omnicharge Omni Ultimate Review: Immense Portable Power for Any Device

Ordinary power banks look pathetic next to the Omni Ultimate. This thing is a beast, a real powerhouse with incredible capacity for quickly recharging literally any gadget you own away from mains power, many times over. When the charge does eventually run low, the Ultimate is unique in allowing you to swap in a spare battery pack (an optional extra). And its unparalleled 90W input allows recharging in as little as 2.5 hours. Where to buy the Omni Ultimate It’s very rare that…

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The Good Place Season 3 Premiere Date, Trailers & News

The world’s most philosophical sitcom is back, as The Good Place returns for its third season.  Here’s everything you need to know about season 3, including when it starts, what it’s about, and how to catch up on seasons one and two. When is The Good Place on? Season 3 is airing now, and you can watch each week on NBC in the US on Thursdays at 8/7c, with each episode arriving on UK Netflix the next day, Friday. Watch the trailers…

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Samsung Galaxy A9 confirmed: Release date, price, and specs

Samsung has announced its new Galaxy A9 smartphone, which features the world’s first quad-camera. Here’s everything you need to know about this innovative device and when you’ll be able to get hold of one. To see our first-impressions also take a look at our Samsung Galaxy A9 hands-on review. Price and Availability At the time of writing there’s no specific release date for the A9, but Samsung states that it will be available mid-November. The UK price is set at…

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Samsung Galaxy A9 review: Hands-on with the World’s First Quadruple Lens

Samsung’s Galaxy A series has rarely yielded exciting phones – they’re mostly mid-range devices with last year’s S or Note specs in a more budget-friendly design. That’s changed with the A9, which offers something even the Note 9 doesn’t: four rear cameras. That’s not just a first for Samsung, but a first for any phone, so it’s surprising to see the breakthrough relegated to the A series. But it comes at a (literal) cost – so are extra lenses enough to make…

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Razer Phone 2: Release date, Price & Specs

The Razer Phone 2 follows in the footsteps of the Razer Phone released back in 2017, seeing the first dedicated gaming phone to be released to the wider market. The Razer Phone 2 will build upon that experience, adding even more features and increased performance. If you’re looking for your next smartphone purchase then make sure to check out our best smartphones of the year. The Razer Phone 2 will feature an improved battery, faster processor, better camera, improved audio…

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