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Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady

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For 2017 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the forthcoming iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than... >>

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats
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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats

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The Apple Watch is now in its third year, so is it third time's a charm, or just more of the same?We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped smartwatch to find out whether now is the time to... >>

MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download

MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download

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As each MacOS update has completed installing, we've always stared lovingly at our Mac desktop, wondering what's actually changed. And most of the time, it's fairly obvious.We normally get big, sweeping new features and additions after Apple releases... >>

Apple TV 4K review: Making 4K affordable
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Apple TV 4K review: Making 4K affordable

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A lot can happen in two years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die. In the 24 months since 2015's Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've seen an increasing transition to 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) content. For... >>

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

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iOS 11 is Apple's latest software update for iPhone and iPad users, and this year - particularly for the latter - it brings many important changes. There's an all-new Control Centre, better multitasking for iPads, a new one-handed keyboard, better Siri... >>

Apple MacBook (2017) review: Third time's a charm
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Apple MacBook (2017) review: Third time's a charm

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Apple is an interesting beast. Often considered king of design, its MacBook cut up the rulebook when it first appeared in 2015, ditching full-size USB ports and, well, almost any wired connectivity for the sake of a single USB Type-C port. Controversial... >>

Apple iPhone X preview: The future of Apple smartphones

Apple iPhone X preview: The future of Apple smartphones

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Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has launched what it says is the phone that kick starts the next decade for the iPhone. It's the biggest shift in iPhone design since Steve Jobs launched that first device, introducing a new range... >>

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all
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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
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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
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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 (2017) review: A touch of brilliance or totally brainless?
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2017) 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 (2017) review: Air apparent
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Apple MacBook Pro (2017) review: Air apparent

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While the MacBook Air has long been the "go-to" laptop for Apple users, that has now changed with the entry-level MacBook Pro.The year-old MacBook is thin, it is light, the keyboard is a joy to use, and that high-res screen certainly destroys the Air's... >>

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
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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... >>