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iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

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iOS 11’s public launch is upon us, and with its latest iteration of iPhone and iPad software, Apple again builds on the best features of previous versions of software. How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad Currently,... >>

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all
4.5 stars

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all

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The Apple iMac range has received a spec boost for 2017, promising better screen technology, more processing power, Thunderbolt 3 slots and more. But should you be excited by these additions?We've been using the new 27-inch 5K iMac to get a feel for the... >>

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?
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Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?

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Apple continues to evolve the iPad, with the iPad Pro 10.5 giving customers more reasons to upgrade their ageing Apple tablet.As the 10.5 numerical suggests, this Pro is a new size for iPad: smaller than the 12.9-inch model, and only marginally larger... >>

Apple HomePod preview: Say hello to Apple's smart Siri speaker

Apple HomePod preview: Say hello to Apple's smart Siri speaker

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Apple has once again entered the speaker market launching the Apple HomePod, a speaker with Siri built-in that plans to take on not only the Amazon Echo and Google Home but advanced systems like Sonos too.Apple wants to deliver not only a connected... >>

New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air
4.5 stars

New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air

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With the tablet market slowing down, and upgrade cycles being so long, Apple could perhaps have been forgiven for focussing mostly on its laptop-challenging Pro series. In fact, it's been almost two and a half years since the regular full-size iPads... >>

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again
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Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again

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"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September last year.He would be right, the iPhone 7 is, but it is not the leap of technological advancement that many of the... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone

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Apple's latest smartphones are the culmination of many years of design, feature and component refinement. Each element of its devices are built and developed in unison with the rest. The latest version of the almost ubiquitous 5.5-inch smartphone from... >>

Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch
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Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch

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We can all agree that the Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches out there. Its user interface is slicker than many rivals, it works seamlessly and exclusively with the iPhone and comes wrapped in high-quality, understated hardware. The Nike+ edition... >>

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?
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Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?

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With no headphone socket on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. And the company is hoping you'll opt for the latter and buy into its wireless in-ear AirPods. If you've got wired headphones... >>

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: A touch of brilliance or totally brainless?
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: A touch of brilliance or totally brainless?

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Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro range, delivering a laptop that is thinner, lighter and more powerful than before.Rather than just roll out the typical annual revamp of new and improved internal specs, the company has added a new feature to its top-spec... >>

Apple iPhone 6S review: A year on, it's still a great phone
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Apple iPhone 6S review: A year on, it's still a great phone

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Things change quickly in the smartphone world and what was once a company's flagship, becomes supposedly second best as it makes way for the latest and greatest. With the Apple iPhone 7 now on the shelves, what of the iPhone 6S? Is the 2015 flagship... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) review: Air apparent
4.5 stars

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) review: Air apparent

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Apple's new entry-level MacBook Pro that is likely to woo MacBook Air users looking to upgrade without pushing the budget too hard.In a slightly confusing move, Apple has launched various different models in its new MacBook Pro family. If you're interested... >>

Apple MacBook (2016) review: Is port-free still the future?
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Apple MacBook (2016) review: Is port-free still the future?

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The revival of the MacBook range in spring 2015 resulted in one of the most beautiful and portable Apple laptops: the 12-inch MacBook. It was also one of the most controversial, with just a single USB Type-C port handling all the connectivity and charging.A... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first
4.5 stars

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first

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As the Apple Watch continues to polarise opinion, Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch which hopes to address many of the concerns of the first outing. It's called the Apple Watch Series 2.The new watch features a much greater focus on fitness;... >>

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad
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Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad

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The latest iPhone operating system update, Apple's iOS 10, is almost here. And it's full of promise that will change the way you use your iPhone or iPad.We've been living with iOS 10 on both iPhone and iPad during the public beta phase and, briefly, on... >>

Apple HomeKit preview: Is Apple's smarthome system ready to shine?

Apple HomeKit preview: Is Apple's smarthome system ready to shine?

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After what seems like years of planning, especially in the fast moving world of gadgets, Apple's solution to getting your smarthome devices talking to each other has finally arrived.Launching with iOS 10, Apple's dedicated Home app - which is the interface... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The tablet to beat all tablets
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Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The tablet to beat all tablets

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When Apple launched the iPad Pro back in September 2015, many liked the idea of the beefed-up iPad, but many also wished its large 12.9-inch scale was squeezed down into the 9.7-inch chassis of the iPad Air 2. Those wishes have now come true.The iPad... >>

Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages
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Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages

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There are two ways of looking at the iPhone SE, the "special edition" smaller-scale 4-inch iPhone.One is that it's Apple simply churning out a 2-year-old design with a spec update; the other is that it delivers what many people actually want: a small... >>

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?

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It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?With many divided over whether or not a giant tablet is the answer - a question we've seen before... >>

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock: Charging time?

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock: Charging time?

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There are plenty of Apple Watch docks on the market already. Companies like Griffin, TwelveSouth, Belkin and others were all keen to offer something in place of Apple's absence.Now Apple has announced, and launched its own docking station for the Apple... >>

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse
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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse

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Apple introduced the world to a 5K-resolution version of the 27-inch iMac last year and, well, it was an absolutely fantastic workhorse that not only looked the part, but performed it too.For 2015, the Cupertino company has not only made the 5,120 x 2,880... >>

Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display review: All about the ultra-high definition
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Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display review: All about the ultra-high definition

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A new iMac range is here to woo you into staying with the desktop in 2015 rather than going mobile.With new processors, new displays, and new graphics options there is plenty to be tempted by. We've been using the new 21.5-inch model with 4K display to... >>

Apple TV review: Packed with potential
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Apple TV review: Packed with potential

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The future of TV is here. Well, that is the supposed promise from Apple. But with 4K competitors such as the Amazon Fire TV upping the resolution stakes and Apple sticking to its Full HD guns, can the Apple way compete?Actually, for the most part, the... >>

Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review: Feel the Force Touch
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Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review: Feel the Force Touch

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Force Touch is the new pressure-sensitive tech from Apple that promises to change the way we interact with our Macs by offering shallow and deep "layers" of interaction on the trackpad.First introduced on the MacBook and the MacBook Pro in early 2015,... >>

Apple iPad mini 4 review: Compact without compromise
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Apple iPad mini 4 review: Compact without compromise

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The iPad Mini 4 replaces the iPad mini 3 and with it closes the book on one of Apple's laziest upgrades in recent years.Overshadowed by huge advancements with the iPad Air 2, last year's iPad mini 3 struggled to find its place in the range, coming across... >>

Siri, turn off my lights: Philips Hue with Hue Bridge 2.0 tested

Siri, turn off my lights: Philips Hue with Hue Bridge 2.0 tested

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Philips has introduced a new bridge for the Hue lighting system that adds Apple HomeKit functionality to the experience. The move means Apple users can now simply tell their lights to do things without touching their phone, opening the app, or pressing... >>

Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update
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Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update

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It's that time of year again when Apple releases a new operating system - this year named El Capitan - bringing new features and some changes to its desktop software and your MacBook or iMac.But with Apple introducing the iPad Pro, and a strong push for... >>

Apple iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better?
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better?

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It's September, the kids have gone back to school, Starbucks has started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Apple has released two new iPhones: the iPhone 6S Plus being the larger 5.5-inch screen device than the standard 4.7-inch 6S. But with this being... >>