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MacBook (2017) review: Now a more compelling choice

Apple has subtly updated its MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and this, the MacBook. Retaining the chassis of the 2015 debut of the machine but adding second generation butterfly mechanism keys and the latest Intel chips, is it finally a truly better option than the MacBook Air? We have done some benchmark tests on the new MacBook to see. Price and availability The new MacBook is available right now from Apple. As we’ve already touched on above, the MacBook was hit…

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How to use Apple Pay in the UK

If you have an iPhone or Apple Watch you can use it to securely pay for goods at contactless terminals in shops around the UK thanks to Apple Pay, Apple’s contactless payment system. Apple Pay also makes it possible for you to pay for goods online without entering your card details.  As of May 2017 it has been possible to pay for goods with a value higher than £30 using Apple Pay on your iPhone or Watch. Previously all contactless…

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Microsoft Office 2016 for PC price and buying guide

For years now, Microsoft Office has become the standard software suite for consumers and businesses alike. This is with good reason – Microsoft Office continues to offer three of the most useful and recognisable software programs in the world in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In years gone by, the best (and only) way to get Office was to buy a CD-ROM (remember those?) for a one-off price and install it onto your PC or laptop. Later, the same price moved…

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How to keep children safe on the internet

Much of the internet is a fabulous resource for kids, whether it’s Wikipedia for helping with homework, online games, social networks, videos, music and more. However, there are an equal number of websites that you wouldn’t want them going anywhere near. One of the greatest challenges facing parents these days is how to ensure that their children remain safe online. With so many kids now having tablets, smartphones, or PCs of their own, it’s increasingly difficult to know what content…

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Flip-flop qubits: UNSW conceives ‘radical’ quantum computing design

Flip-flop qubit processor illustration (Image: Supplied) Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have announced the invention of a “radical” architecture for quantum computing, essentially allowing quantum bits (qubits) — the basic unit of information in a quantum computer — to be placed hundreds of nanometres apart and still remain coupled. The invention is based on novel “flip-flop qubits” that UNSW said promises to make the large-scale manufacture of quantum chips dramatically cheaper and easier. To operate the…

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Australian iPhone 8 plans compared: what price should you expect to pay?

Because we’ve gotten so well adjusted to the release pattern for Apple’s flagship smartphones, the potential announcement of the iPhone 8 has really rocked the boat, considering it could theoretically be a year early. If you’ve been keeping track, there’s been an incessant flow of rumours that suggest the iPhone 8 will be released to mark the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. Alongside the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, we’re anticipating a release around October, or at least…

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Best iPod: iPod buying guide UK 2017

What’s the best iPod? Which iPod should I choose? Which iPod do I have? iPods have come a long way since the initial music-only device that magically appeared from Steve Jobs’ jeans pocket in October 2001. There are models that have full access to the internet, play movies, and even make video calls using Apple’s FaceTime technology. All iPods are not created equal though, so here we round up the various features of each model, and explain where you can buy…

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Why buy a Fusion Drive: Mac Fusion Drive vs SSD vs Hard drive

When buying a new Apple Mac you have the option to buy three different types of storage: a Hard drive, Flash storage (also known as an SSD, or Solid State Drive) or a Fusion Drive. But what is a Fusion Drive? And is it worth paying extra to have a Fusion Drive with your Mac? In this article we will look at how a Fusion Drive is different to a Flash drive or a hard drive, we’ll also discuss how…

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Best Fitbit 2017: Which Fitbit is Best to Buy?

Fitbit currently sells four activity tracker wristbands – the Fitbit Flex 2, Alta HR, Charge 2, and Blaze – and two clip-on activity trackers: Fitbit Zip and One. That’s a confusing range, and the company has replaced its Surge sports tracker with the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch. Activity trackers can motivate you to exercise more or improve your sports and fitness regimes. Even moderate exercise can have a positive effect on your physical and mental health. Like Hoover and vacuums many people…

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HPE beats Q3 expectations | ZDNet

HPE published its third quarter financial results Tuesday, beating market expectations. The company reported Q3 non-GAAP earnings of 30 cents a share on revenue of $8.2 billion. Wall Street was looking for third quarter non-GAAP earnings of 26 cents a share on $7.49 billion in revenue. “The results of the third quarter are an encouraging sign of the progress we are making,” HPE CEO Meg Whitman said in a statement. “With better execution we drove overall revenue growth, exceeded our…

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Ataribox: Everything you need to know about Atari’s comeback console

The Atari name still carries a lot of cachet with video game fans, given the company’s role in creating the home console market – but its last piece of new hardware, the 1993’s Jaguar, was a massive flop.  Since then, the Atari brand has changed hands multiple times, emerged from bankruptcy, and been used to market social games and online gambling. It’s been a rough couple of decades for Atari. But that could all change if the Ataribox ends up…

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iOS 11 vs iOS 10 comparison review

iOS 11 is coming! Having been announced and demoed at WWDC 2017, iOS 11 promptly went into beta and will launch to the general public in autumn. While we wait for the launch, and while you perhaps wonder if it’s a good idea to install the beta, here is a comparison of iOS 11 and its predecessor, iOS 10. We weigh up the two operating systems’ new features and interface changes, and help you decide whether to update when the…

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HomePod release date – latest news, UK price, design & specs

Welcome to our HomePod guide, which covers everything you need to know about Apple’s upcoming smart speaker, from features and release date to expected UK price. Apple is finally getting into the smart home speaker business with the HomePod. This will be competing with the likes of the Amazon Echo and Google Home, successful smart speakers which have also driven popularity for those company’s Siri-rivalling voice assistants. Much like its rivals, the Siri-enabled HomePod speaker will be able to respond…

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WhatsApp vs Instagram vs Facebook Messenger vs Snapchat comparison review

When it comes to messaging apps and sharing images on social media, you’re spoiled for choice these days. Alongside the software that comes on every phone (including iMessage on iPhones) there are alternatives that let you keep you in touch with friends no matter what type of phone they own. We compare the best of the current crop. It’s WhatsApp v Instagram v Facebook Messenger v Snapchat. What devices can I use them on and how much do they cost? It…

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Microsoft extends by three months its Windows 10 S-to-Pro free upgrade offer

Microsoft is adding three more months to the period during which customers purchasing Windows 10 S devices will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free. Earlier this year, when introducing Windows 10 S, Microsoft officials said users would have the option of upgrading from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro for free until the end of calendar 2017. In a September 5 blog post about Surface Laptop colors, Microsoft slipped in a note that extended the…

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Samsung Gear VR to be used in hospitals to diagnose mental health problems

Samsung’s Gear VR headsets will get an all-new use in 2018, with the company announcing plans to use the virtual reality wearables to help diagnose mental health problems. Partnering with the Gangnam Severance Hospital and VR specialists FNI, the intention is to roll out the tech to hospitals, schools and mental health care institutes commercially next year. The move will see Samsung providing the hardware, FNI developing the software, and the Gangnam Severance Hospital making use of its specialist medical…

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