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Tech Advisor December 2017 Digital Edition

In the December issue This issue, we look at Windows 10 S, a locked-down version of Microsoft’s operating system that has been designed to keep students safe and secure by restricting them to the Windows Store. Also this issue, we’ve six easy fixes for common laptop problems, a beginner’s guide to Linux, and a round-up of the top PC games of 2017 (so far). Plus, we’ve in-depth reviews of the best new products, including the Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone,…

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How to set a song as custom ringtone on iPhone

If you want have a custom tone for text messages, tweets, Facebook posts, new voicemails, reminder alerts or anything else, it’s exactly the same process as for a ringtone. The only difference is that you’ll need to select the appropriate section under ‘Sounds & Haptics’ on your iPhone. Just tap on the type you want, Text Tone for example, and you’ll see the Alert Tones list. Scroll down past these, and you will see your Ringtones list. Your custom tones will…

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Best Black Friday tablet deals

Not quite smartphone, not quite laptop – yes, it’s the humble tablet. Globally popularised by the iPad in 2010, you’d be hard pressed to find a household without one or two knocking about. But tablets are expensive. This Black Friday is an excellent time to be on the lookout for a cheap tablet deal. Retailers can give big discounts to big brands, from Apple to Google, Acer to Huawei. Not all deals are good deals though; £100 off a £600…

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How to reset iPhone or iPad

Whether you’re selling your iPhone or taking it for repair you should reset it to delete your accounts – including your Apple ID, Facebook, ebay, email and other accounts – and remove all your content including apps, photos and music. Here’s how to reset an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to factory settings. See also: How to set any song as your iPhone ringtone How to reset iPhone or iPad: Summary Reset an iPhone or iPad using Settings, General, Reset,…

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Best battery cases for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple claims a battery life of 12 hours for its new iPhone 8 and 13 hours for the iPhone 8 Plus, but, depending on the apps and features you use, that number is going to go down faster than you expect. Many of our phones start to fade too early in the day, and it’s rarely convenient to recharge while you’re on the move – even with the addition of wireless charging. You can buy yourself a power bank (portable…

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What tech can you take on a plane? UK electronics flight ban rules

Unsure about what tech you can take on a plane and what has to go in the hold? We break it down for you. If there are any products not covered here, we’d advise using your common sense or checking directly with the airline. Although it’s not law yet, the Guardian reported that the US is considering banning any device bigger than a smartphone from hand luggage if you’re flying to the US from the UK. That would mean no tablets…

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Where to Watch TV shows Online

There are so many TV channels, streaming services and platforms out there now that it can be extremely hard to know where to go to watch the best TV shows. With so many choices, subscriptions and prices, we explain how and where to watch the best TV series including Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Westworld. Long gone are the days of popping down the high street to choose a DVD to rent, then forget to return. Whether it’s…

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Best small phone 2017 – Tech Advisor

Phones are getting bigger, but that doesn’t mean they’re better. The first iPhone had a 3.5in screen, now the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5in display. Not everyone wants those two extra inches.  When the 4.7in iPhone 6 was released, many were outraged at the increase. Now that size is the norm, and is considered small. Why get a small phone? Simply, large phones can be too large. Bezels on phones have shrunk significantly in the last two years, but we’re…

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iPhone 8 Review: A Glass Half Empty Kind of Phone for Apple

It’s autumn so that means a wave of new tech products for the build up to Christmas and as usual that includes new iPhones. This year’s looks mostly similar but has some new features. Find out what in our iPhone 8 review. Apple’s new line-up is unusual for 2017 because there are three new phones. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are joined by the iPhone X (10 not ‘x’) which is the anniversary edition. iPhone 8 Price With…

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How to use Snapchat: Filters, Lenses, Face Swap and more

Snapchat is one of the social media success stories and is here to stay. It seems like the simple ideas really are the best with the ability to send photos and video that are only available for a few seconds a real hit. This is our complete guide to Snapchat including Face Swap, lenses, filters, geofilters and loads more. If you’re in any doubt as to Snapchat’s success then get your head round the fact it has more than 100 million…

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How to get macOS High Sierra now: How to install macOS 10.13

At WWDC 2017 we got our first look at Apple’s next version of macOS, which will be released to the public later today. If you want to install High Sierra, the update will be available via the Mac App Store from likely around 6pm in the UK. If you can’t wait you can still install the beta, as we outline below, but given that there’s only a few hours to wait we’d really recommend you hold on until tonight. Should I install…

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MacOS High Sierra News: UK Release Date & New Features in MacOS 10.13

macOS 10.13 High Sierra will be released to the public later today – likely at around 6pm in the UK. We detail all the facts you need to know, including new features in High Sierra. When is macOS High Sierra update coming out? macOS 10.13 UK release date: 25 September 2017 Apple took to the stage on 5 June during the opening keynote of WWDC 2017 to give us our first glimpse of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. That same day,…

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Apple TV 4K News: UK Price, Release Date, Features & Specifications

Apple has updated its media-streaming box at the company’s 12 September event, and it comes as no surprise to learn it now supports 4K and HDR streaming (downloads are still HD). More surprising is the fact Apple has no intention of charging you extra for the privilege of watching high-res content. Indeed, the company has confirmed it will upgrade all existing iTunes purchases to 4K where it’s available – for free. When is the new Apple TV 4K release date? You…

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iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus News: UK Price, UK Release Date, Features & Specs

Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now officially on sale, but there’s a good chance you still don’t really know what the company’s offering here. Apple rushed through its announcement of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus such that you may well have missed out on the key new features. We’re guessing it was either too excited about the new iPhone X that would be announced next, or hoping you wouldn’t notice that the iPhone 8 is probably…

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Best New Phones Coming Soon: Should you Upgrade Now or Wait?

Highlights: Apple iPhone X – pre-order 27 October, on sale 3 November Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL – 4 October launch Huawei Mate 10 – 16 October launch Huawei P11 – Potential February 2018 launch LG G7 – Potential January 2018 launch Samsung Galaxy S9 – Potential January 2018 launch HTC U12 – Potential May 2018 launch LG V30 – pre-order now We’ve seen some great phones go on sale over the past few months, including the iPhone…

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iPhone X News: UK Price, Release Date, Features & Specs

The long wait is over and the new iPhone is finally here. After more speculation around the name of this model than ever before, Apple decided on the iPhone X. It might not be a number but the X signifies the way this is a special edition and is 10 in roman numerals matching up with the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. iPhone X summary iOS 11 5.8in Super Retina Display Face ID Apple A11 Bionic processor 64- or 256- storage Dual 12Mp cameras…

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