Mac Reviews

MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air: 13-inch Apple laptop comparison review

If you’re looking to buy a new MacBook, there are always a few options to choose between – right now there’s the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro – with more options within each model. Only two of them come in 13in sizes though, so if you know you want a laptop with a 13in screen, you’ve got to pick between the MacBook Air and the smaller size of MacBook Pro. That means you’ve got a few decisions to make.…

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Best USB-C adapters and cables for MacBook and new MacBook Pro

Apple announced the 2015 MacBook to general applause, but one of the surprises – the addition of a USB-C port at the expense of MagSafe charging port, Thunderbolt and SD Card reader – was met with a fair amount of criticism and anger. The new 2016 version of the computer continued the USB-C trend, as did the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Fortunately for those without a full range of USB-C gear, Apple will provide you with an adaptor to extend the functionality of this port… for a price. Other…

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How to Change the Desktop Wallpaper or Screensaver on a Mac

Apple may make some of the best-looking devices on the planet, but most of us still seek ways to personalise them. With iPhones it’s often cases, as you can see from our Best iPhone 7 cases roundup, but with Macs the choices are a little more limited. You can of course apply a decal to the exterior, or plaster stickers all over it if that’s your thing, but the easiest way is to simply change your desktop wallpaper or screensaver.…

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LG V30 Review: Hands-on with the Phone the G6 Should Have Been

It was no surprise whatsoever that LG launched the new V30 at IFA 2017 in Berlin. We’ve been able to spend a couple of days with a sample so here’s our in-depth LG V30 hands-on review.  LG isn’t one to keep its phone a secret right up until the launch event and so not only confirmed the name ahead of time, but various specs and features and well. LG V30 price and release date It’s not been confirmed yet, but…

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New Apple 8K, 10-bit display rumours, news and launch date

Apple left the standalone display market back in 2016 when it discontinued sales of its Thunderbolt Display. However, the company appears to have made a U-turn, confirming in April 2017 that it has plans to make a new standalone display to go with the new Mac Pro currently in development. The revelation came when three Apple execs were speaking about the company’s plans for the Mac Pro. It was revealed that a new display is in the works at Apple, expected…

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Best MacBook Air Cases & Bags

Herschel Anchor Sleeve for MacBook Herschel has made a name for itself the world over with its range of backpacks, and it also makes quality laptop cases. We love the Anchor Sleeve, which is fully padded and fleece-lined so you can just zip up your MacBook and carry it under your arm. Tech21 Impact Snap Case Tech21 has an excellent reputation for making high quality Apple accessories, and this snap-on case for the MacBook Airs is no exception. It comes…

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Huawei Mate 10 Latest News: Release Date, UK Pricing, Design & Features

Huawei started 2017 with a bang: after announcing that the high-end Mate 9 would go on sale in the UK, it showcased the gorgeous and colourful Huawei P10. But in true Huawei fashion, the company isn’t done yet. In fact, Huawei is due to announce the bezel-less Huawei Mate 10 later this year, although it’s not the only highly-anticipated smartphone due for release. One of those devices is the Galaxy Note 8. Huawei has taken to Twitter (and YouTube, above) to…

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Best Gaming Mouse of 2017

Whether you’re blowing chunks out of opponents or demolishing those TPS reports, it’s essential that you have the right mouse under your hand. Gaming mice in particular have a seemingly endless variety of options to choose between, all offering different benefits. Here are some tips on choosing the right one for you. These mice – all available in the UK 2017 – are ideal for gaming PCs as well as these great gaming laptops, but you can use them for…

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Samsung Gear Sport Review: Hands-on with Best New Fitness Smartwatch

Hands-on: Samsung Gear Sport review It might not be the Gear S4, but Samsung has a new smartwatch on show at IFA 2017. With the Galaxy Note 8 arriving at Unpacked already, it’s all about wearables now so here’s our Samsung Gear Sport hands-on review. In Berlin, Samsung has announced the Gear Sport alongside some other new wearable tech. They are the Gear Fit2 Pro, a GPS fitness band, and the IconX wireless earbuds.  We don’t know much about the…

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Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software?

Do Macs get viruses? Do Macs need antivirus software? The short answers are yes (and no), and yes (and no). In this article we look at the dangers faced by Mac users, and the pros and cons of using Mac antivirus software. The Mac is generally considered to be safe and secure, and there are a number of reasons why Macs are considered more secure than PCs. Malware writers are less likely to target Mac users because of the perception…

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