iPad Reviews

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2017) Review: Now with Alexa

The Fire TV Stick is a media streamer that lets you watch Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and UK catch-up TV. You can install more apps and games to get more content, just like the current Apple TV. It can plug directly into an HDMI port on your TV so may be a better choice for anyone who doesn’t want a series of black boxes below their TV. If you decide to buy one, check out our getting started with Fire TV…

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Leagoo T5 smartphone review – Tech Advisor

We’ve reviewed several smartphones recently from manufacturers that will be new names to UK consumers. Leagoo is another for the list. This Chinese company now has some models available in Europe, with the new T5 being its entry-level offering. We spend some time with the device, to see if low-cost means low-quality. For a rundown of the smartphones we’d recommend importing from overseas, take a look at our Best Chinese smartphones guide. Leagoo T5 UK price and availability Like many…

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Best iPhone headphones 2018: Headphones that are better than Apple’s

Denon AH-MM400 Denon is well respected throughout the audio community, so its no surprise that we love these Denon AH-MM400 headphones. Launched with a £349 price tag, they can already be found for under £200 in the UK. The build quality is fantastic, offering a combination of good looks and functionality. They’re portable listeners, easy to fold up and take out and about. We loved the wood design, which gives the headphones a touch of class and prestige. The sound…

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Best iPad 2018: What’s the best iPad for most people?

Apple currently sells four iPads, in four different sizes (defined by the diagonal measurement of their screen): the 7.9in iPad mini 4, the 9.7in iPad, the iPad Pro 10.5in and the iPad Pro 12.9in. With size such a defining feature, the first thing to do when planning a purchase is to visit an Apple store or reputable retailer, get a feel for the products and see which size is right for you. Or, if this is not possible, cut out…

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iPad Buying Guide 2018: Which iPad Should I Buy?

Which iPad should I buy? The 7.9in iPad mini 4, 9.7in iPad, the 10.5in iPad Pro or the 12.9in iPad Pro? Or should I wait for the iPad mini 5? I’m not sure how powerful an iPad needs to be, how big a screen I need, or how much money I should spend. And how much storage should I get – will 32GB be enough? Our iPad buying guide, updated for 2018, will get into all of these questions, but…

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Best free iPad games 2018

Looking for the best free iPad games? This regularly updated selection offers a huge choice, from fast-paced arcade thrills to sedate adventuring, all without you spending a penny. And every one of them has been tested by a real human, to ensure they’re worth your time. We’ve avoided exploitative freemium games, of course, and if apps hassle the player with in-app payments, we’ll mention that. (Although a few optional and reasonably priced unlocks is probably to be expected, because devs…

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Best Portable Hard Drives & SSDs 2018: External Hard Drive Reviews

Solid-state storage may be sexy, but if you’re looking for huge capacity and tiny prices, then the classic hard disk remains unbeaten. Available capacities of portable drives with laptop-style disks inside now extends up to a whopping 4000GB, more commonly referred to as 4 terabytes (TB). Most portable USB drives are powered by the connected computer, so you can use them on the move without the need to plug into the mains or use batteries. Some will even connect your…

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Best Laptop Deals January 2018

Cheap laptops are easy to find throughout the year, but which are the best deals? We wade through all the UK laptop deals we can find online to help you find the very best. Best laptop deals right now You’ll find some great laptop deals on sites including Amazon, Currys, and Argos. You can find a ton more good deals on all things tech on our main deals site. What to look for in laptop deals There are often decent savings on Microsoft’s Surface…

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45 Funny Cortana Questions & Responses

If you’ve got Windows 10, you’ll have discovered Cortana when you first clicked on the search box. She’s your personal digital assistant can be very helpful. We’ve put together a guide on how to get the most from Cortana, but that’s the serious stuff.  As Apple has done with Siri, Microsoft has given Cortana dozens of amusing replies: you just need to know which questions to ask or commands to say. So try saying some of the questions here –…

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Best gaming chairs of 2018: Comfortable chairs for PC and console gamers

You’ve probably spent time and money buying the right gaming keyboard and gaming mouse for your PC, and maybe even have other accessories that you hope will give you the edge (not to mention the gaming PC itself). Few people put much thought into their chair, though. Gaming chairs are becoming more and more popular, and we’ve rounded up a small selection of the latest models. Gaming chair buying guide In most respects, gaming chairs are no different to a regular…

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Best PC Games of 2018

The age of the major PC exclusive may be long gone (beyond a few welcome exceptions), but PC players can still get all the biggest console games, for cheaper, and run them faster and at 4K. With that in mind, we’ve decided to round up what we think are the best recent PC games available today, and we’ll be updating it with 2018’s best releases as they come out. They cover every genre and every budget, from blockbuster shooters to…

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Asus C302CA Flip Chromebook Review

Chromebooks tend to fall into two camps: cheap and cheerful (like the Asus Flip C100PA) or beautiful but expensive (as embodied by the Google Pixelbook). Now Asus bucks this trend by introducing the mid-price C302CA Flip, which comes in at around the £500 mark. So, what do you get for sensible, but not budget, money? We find out. To see the kind of competition the C302CA is up against, check out our Best Chromebook chart. Asus Chromebook C302CA Flip price At…

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EAPC UK Law: Is it legal to ride an electric bike in the UK?

Most bicycles sold as e-bikes (or EAPCs – electrically assisted pedal bikes) are perfectly legal for use in the UK and are treated as ordinary push bikes. However, there are a few stipulations they must follow: The rider must be over the age of 14 The e-bike must have pedals The motor must not exceed 250W The e-bike must not go faster than 15.5mph/25km per hour Provided your e-bike meets the above, it is held accountable to the same regulations…

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Is it Legal to Ride an Electric Scooter in the UK?

Electric scooters – kick-scooters that also build in a low-power motor – are classified as PLEVs, or Personal Light Electric Vehicles. They are not subject to taxes or registration, but neither are they legal for use anywhere other than private land in the UK. This ruling seems hideously out-of-date, particularly when you consider that electric scooters typically go only slightly faster than the non-electric scooters favoured by many kids on route to school or even adults during their commute. However,…

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Do you Need Antivirus on a New Windows PC or Laptop?

For many years, the perceived wisdom when it came to Windows PCs was that you needed to install anti-virus software if you wanted to keep your computer and your data safe. But, with the continued security improvements in the Windows operating system itself, is that still the case? We explain whether you should install anti-virus apps on your Windows 10 PC or laptop. Doesn’t Windows 10 have its own built-in in security software? It does indeed: Windows Defender. Windows has had…

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How to Watch the Queen’s Speech on iPhone or iPad

One of the regular fixtures of Christmas day in the UK is the Queen addressing the nation. Her Majesty has done this since 1952, when her voice was broadcast on BBC Radio, and 2018 marks the 60th year of the speech on television, with only a written version in 1969 breaking the continuous run. So, if you’re wanting to hear the monarch’s view of the past year, and what we should expect in the twelve months ahead, we’ll show you…

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