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How to Change the Background Wallpaper Picture on iPhone & iPad

iPhones and iPads offer less scope for user customisation than their Google Android equivalents, but one thing that’s easy to change about the interface is the background wallpaper picture on the lock and Home screens. We show how to achieve this in a few quick steps, including dynamic moving wallpapers, perspective effects that make the wallpaper shift as you rotate the device, and animated Live Photos. Plus, we list some places where you can find new wallpaper images online. For…

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How to Watch Gremlins for Free

Wait, Gremlins is a Christmas movie? Hell yeah Gremlins is a Christmas movie. In fact, like Die Hard, Gremlins is the epitome of a great movie that is set at Christmas. It can be watched at any time, but the season of goodwill to all men is the best time to bathe in the malevolent humour and horror of this 1984 Hollywood classics. (See also ‘How to watch every Christmas movie online‘.) For the uninitiated Gremlins is the tale of a…

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How to Watch It’s A Wonderful Life for Free

Based on the short story The Greatest Gift, It’s A Wonderful Life was produced and directed by Frank Capra in 1946 and was nominated for five Academy Awards. It’s one of the better-known Christmas films, focusing on a frustrated businessman (James Stewart) who is contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve when he is intercepted by his guardian angel (Henry Travers) who shows him what life would be like without him in it. Here’s how to watch It’s A Wonderful Life online…

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How to unlock an iPhone so you can use a SIM card from any network

If you purchased your iPhone within the past year or two, it’s likely to be unlocked, and free to use with any SIM. If your iPhone is older than that, it might be locked to a particular provider. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with that provider forever. You should be able to get your network to unlock your iPhone for you – often for free. In fact, you might even be able to unlock your iPhone yourself without ever…

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How to send email attachments in Mail on iPhone

Want to add a picture, video, PDF, Pages document or other file to an email in Mail on the iPhone? Don’t worry: it’s easy. (We’ll be attaching the file to the email itself, which is suitable for small or medium-sized files only. If you want to send something really big, you’ll need the advice offered in our article How to send large documents & files from an iPad or iPhone.) Open Mail and open or create your email message. If it’s…

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Best alternatives to FaceTime for Android

Apple’s FaceTime is a popular video-chatting app for users of iPhones and iPads, which is very unlikely to ever arrive on the Android platform. There’s no need to feel down if you jump to the Google side of the fence though, as there are many great options you can use to keep up with friends all around the world, usually for free. We show you some of the best alternatives to FaceTime for Android. And if you’re just about to make the…

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Amazon Fire TV 4K vs Apple TV 4K: Which Media Streamer is Better?

Amazon’s latest Fire TV isn’t its first to support 4K video streaming, but it has managed to shrink it down so it can hang behind your TV out of sight, just like Google’s Chromecast Ultra. The Apple TV 4K is an altogether larger, more expensive box with a couple of extra features. But it’s also a lot more expensive at £179: that’s £110 more than Amazon’s box. But before you jump to any conclusions about the Fire TV being the…

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How to leave or mute an iMessage group chat on iPhone

Group messages can be a great way to organise a trip with your friends, spring a surprise party, or debate the various harrowing outcomes of upcoming elections. But they can also be a source of annoyance if your iPhone keeps lighting up with notifications for conversations in which you no longer have any interest. Help is at hand, though, as it’s actually very easy to extract yourself from the nattering. Read on and we’ll show you how to leave a…

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iPhone 2019 and beyond: The future of smartphones

At Macworld we spend a lot of time wondering about the next generation of Apple devices. (If you share our curiosity, take a look at our iPhone 11, iPad mini 5 and Apple Car rumour articles, and our What will Apple do in 2017? story.) But sometimes it pays to take a step back and think about the longer term, and the bigger picture. Where is technology going? What does the future hold? And what will Apple’s smartphones look like…

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Best Cyber Week Nintendo Switch Deals 2017

2017 has arguably been the year of the Switch. Nintendo’s new device – half portable, half home console – blew away sales expectations, and has been almost impossible to get hold of in the US for months since the launch, with Nintendo ramping up production to try and meet demand. That does mean deals are few and far between, but you can find them if you know where to look. Here at Tech Advisor, we’re constantly scouring the web for the…

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Devil May Cry 5 Release Date, Platforms, Gameplay News & More

Fans of the Devil May Cry series have been aware of the existence of a new DMC game for quite some time. Why? The director of the second, third and fourth instalments of the game, Hideaki Itsuno, confirmed the news of a new project on Twitter. The highly anticipated upcoming game was expected to be announced during TGS or PGW 2017, but it failed to materialise. What’s happening with Devil May Cry 5? While nothing is official just yet, a…

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Is it Legal to Buy Drugs Online? UK Law on Prescription Drugs

Trying to get a doctor’s appointment can be the stuff of nightmares, so it’s understandable that many of us would prefer to be able to self-diagnose and purchase medication online, then have it delivered to our door. But leaving aside the myriad problems with both self-diagnosis and experimenting with tablets for which we have no understanding of what they might do to our bodies, is it even legal to buy drugs online? Let’s start by clarifying what we mean by…

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How to put an iPhone in DFU mode

When faced with a broken or unresponsive iPhone you may be required to put it into DFU Mode. Don’t worry – it’s not difficult. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to put an iPhone into DFU mode, and explain briefly why you’d want to. What is DFU mode? DFU, short for Device Firmware Update, is a special mode that enables a computer to update its firmware. In DFU mode an iPhone can still communicate with iTunes but without iTunes…

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Should I buy a Windows laptop or a Chromebook? Microsoft Office

Google Chromebooks are – in general – low-priced laptops which you’re probably considering alongside cheap laptops running Windows.  In the past, we’d have said that they were very different devices, but these days Chromebooks can run Android apps as well as Chrome web apps. This means there’s a huge choice of software you can install and run, often without an internet connection. For a very long time Microsoft Office wasn’t available on Chromebooks, but recently it has been released for…

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How to Fix the iPhone White Screen of Death

If your iPhone will suddenly has a bright, blank display, then it could be suffering from the dreaded White Screen of Death. Fear not, this can be cured. Just follow our guide and hopefully your device will live once more. iPhones are extremely reliable devices, but even the best can experience trouble from time to time. One of the most feared problems is the so called ‘White Screen of Death’, which turns the display on your expensive smartphone into little…

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Best Cyber Monday iPhone deals 2017

Cyber Monday is here, as the Black Friday weekend of savings rolls on. In this article, we bring you tips about how to make the most of Cyber Monday 2017’s iPhone deals from around the web, and share with you the best deals out there. Amazon, for instance, has been offering deals since 17 November. If you think you’ll be doing lots of Amazon Cyber Monday shopping, we’d recommend signing up to the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime for free next-day…

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