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How to Track the International Space Station (ISS) on Christmas Eve

The International Space Station is set to pass over the UK on Christmas Eve again this year, and it could quite easily be mistaken for Santa’s sleigh by excited children awaiting the arrival of their presents. We know that it went down a real treat for some of the kids (and adults!) here in the Tech Advisor offices when it ‘flew’ over our skies last Christmas. Here, we show you how to track the ISS so you and your kids…

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Best Xbox One Tips & Tricks: Get the most out of your Xbox One S or One X

When compared to when it first launched in 2013, the Xbox One is a very different console. From a bit of a rocky start, Microsoft has evolved the console both in terms of hardware and software to provide a powerful gaming system with an intuitive, feature-packed user interface. The issue with having such a feature-rich console is that some handy features can go unnoticed for months, or even years. That’s where we at Tech Advisor step in. We’ve been avid…

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Samsung Bixby Smart Speaker Release Date, UK Price & Specs Rumours

First we had the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo, then Google Home with the Google Assistant. Now a number of big-name brands are getting in on the smart-speaker act, including Panasonic, Sony, Sonos and Apple (with its upcoming HomePod). Given its efforts to create its own voice assistant that is built into its flagship smartphones, one well-known brand stands out here as being more notably absent than most: Samsung. Things won’t stay that way for long, though, and Samsung has confirmed that such a…

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Sonos Playbase Review – Tech Advisor

The Sonos Playbase was something of a surprise addition to the range, considering the excellent Playbar. However, it provides an option for those wanting to put a TV on top of a speaker. Here’s our Sonos Playbase review. Price Sonos speakers aren’t always the cheapest around, and the Playbase is one of the firm’s most expensive products. It’s priced at £699 which matches the Playbar, as this is a sort of base version of its bar-shaped brother. So it’s a…

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How to Take a Screenshot on iPad

Whether you want to save some information from a website, grab your high score from a game or something else, it’s simple to take a screenshot on an iPad. A screenshot is a capture of exactly what’s on the screen at that moment: it works in any app and the image goes into your camera roll and can be edited and shared, just like any photo. Some people call them screengrabs or a screen capture (although the latter is usually…

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Mac Pro vs iMac Pro: What’s The Difference?

Apple’s Pro line-up has been extended. Now, in addition to the Mac Pro, MacBook Pro and iPad Pro, Apple has introduced a new iMac Pro, which is now on sale. But what’s the difference between the iMac Pro and the Mac Pro, and which Apple Pro desktop computer is best for you? We compare the two to help you decide.  This comparison is based on the current Mac Pro, which was first released in 2013, and the upcoming iMac Pro. However,…

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Competition: Win a router with ExpressVPN worth £300

We’ve teamed up with ExpressVPN to giveaway three VPN routers with a 12 month subscription of ExpressVPN to three lucky readers. ExpressVPN is one of our favourites available. A VPN (which stands for Virtual Private Network) can be used to protect your identity online, keeping snoopers at bay and offering completely anonymous browsing. VPNs can also be used to access blocked content, such as BBC iPlayer when you go on holiday to America, for example. You can find out more…

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iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Having promised that a professional-grade iMac would arrive in 2017 back at a briefing in April, Apple now launched the iMac Pro, a Space Grey beast of a machine, as promised, just days before the end of 2017. The company started shipping the iMac Pro on 14 December 2017. In this article we gather all the information available about this powerful new machine, from its clever cooling design and impressive tech specs to its UK price and release date. Read…

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Best USB charger 2017/2018: Desktop Chargers for all your Devices

Desktop chargers, multi-port USB chargers or whatever you want to call them may not be the sexiest tech gadgets we can think of, but beyond our core mobile computing devices – our laptops, our tablets, our smartphones – we can’t think of a more useful gadget to have around the home. It’s not so much a question of why would you want a desktop charger, but why wouldn’t you want one? Desktop chargers let you charge multiple phones, tablets and other…

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Ataribox News: Release Date, Design and Features

Back at E3 2017, Atari released a 20-second YouTube teaser video that hinted at the existence of a new Atari console, dubbed the Ataribox. Following on from the original teaser video, Atari has confirmed the existence of the console and sent an email to fans with a first look at the upcoming retro console. Here, we round up all the latest rumours on the Ataribox, from a possible release date to the design of the console and what it’ll feature.…

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