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Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

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With the launch of Apple's new Mac operating System, MacOS High Sierra, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS.Standing for Apple File System, the new file format offers a much quicker experience that is designed for future growth and brings... >>

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

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High Sierra is finally official.The latest major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, MacOS High Sierra, is now available as a free upgrade for existing Mac users. It's an over-the-air update you can access from the Mac App Store. You can also... >>

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

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Goodbye, Bing. Hello, Google.Apple no longer uses Bing as the default search engine for Siri web search results in iOS and in Spotlight on the Mac. Instead, it uses Google. Apple even issued a statement on the switch (via TechCrunch): “Switching 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... >>

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

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We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... >>

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

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Apple's latest version of MacOS comes out on 25 September. But can your Mac run it?While at its mostly annual developers conference in San Jose, Apple showed off MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system announced last year.... >>

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

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Lenovo is gearing up to launch a 25th Anniversary edition of the classic IBM ThinkPad laptop, according to a leak from Winfuture.de. Lenovo bought the ThinkPad name off IBM in 2005 and has already released several laptops using the brand. Lenovo ThinkPad... >>

HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop
4.5 stars

HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop

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Laptops used to come in about three flavours: sleek and portable, big and powerful, or cheap and nasty. What a choice, eh?The HP Envy 13 is a laptop that tries to merge the two good-sounding ones, without a price that'll make you run screaming for the... >>

Google's new high-end Chromebook is called Pixelbook, leak reveals

Google's new high-end Chromebook is called Pixelbook, leak reveals

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Google is holding an event soon, and nearly everything it plans to announce has just leaked out, including images of a new Chromebook.Droid-Life posted images of what it looks like, as well as information on what it's called and how much it costs. According... >>

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

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... >>

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

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Microsoft will supposedly have a new Surface device to show us at the end of October, according to a report.The company is planning to hold its annual Future Decoded event from 31 October to 1 November in London. Devices Chief Panos Panay is scheduled... >>

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

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The trackball mouse has never really gone away, but the concept has become a niche product in the last few years. Logitech hopes to reverse the trend with its wireless trackball, the MX Ergo.It's the company's first major, redesigned trackball in almost... >>

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1

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With the rise of the Microsoft Surface and increasing strength in the 2-in-1 market, manufacturers are looking for different ways to stand out from the growing pack. In the case of the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition it's all about power - lots of power.The... >>

Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power

Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power

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It was only a year ago we were praising the Lenovo Yoga 11 710, an 11-inch laptop which we said "offers just about everything you get with the 12-inch MacBook, and a bit more besides, for much less money," when reviewed in mid 2016.But that era is over,... >>

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

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EE has launched the 4GEE Home Router, the company's first own-branded Cat 7-enabled Wi-Fi device. The 4GEE Home Router works like a regular Wi-Fi router, providing internet access to up to 32 devices, but it works on 4G mobile connectivity as opposed... >>

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge

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The Acer Chromebook 15 is the perfect example of how Chromebooks have progressed over recent years. No longer does the word 'Chromebook' dictate an ultra-budget look and feel, with the Acer 15's aluminium panel finish paving the way for this future of... >>

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

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Microsoft has announced that its next major Windows 10 update at IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the calendar - will arrive from 17 October 2017.Remember, Microsoft already revealed it will update Windows 10 and 10 S twice a year - in the... >>

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming 17 October, Mixed Reality leads the charge

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming 17 October, Mixed Reality leads the charge

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If you've been waiting for the next step in Windows 10 then it's just around the corner: the Fall Creators Update will begin rolling out from Tuesday 17 October - bang on schedule for Microsoft's proposed six-monthly updates plan.It's no coincidence that... >>

Microsoft IFA 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Microsoft IFA 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

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Microsoft is hosting its own press conference at IFA in Berlin, although hasn't given away any specific details as to what will be unveiled yet. The company hasn't even have a tagline to tease us with, so for now, all we can do is speculate. If you... >>

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

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In a world where laptops often look like carbon copies between brands and model ranges, it's not always in the visual aspect that innovation can be found. Sure, the Acer Swift 5 looks snazzy in its blue and gold finish, but its real selling point is its... >>

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

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Lenovo has new versatile laptops to show you.The first is the new Lenovo Yoga 920, announced IFA 2017 in Berlin. It has far-field microphones so users can talk to Windows 10's Cortana. It also works with an optional Lenovo Active Pen 2, which the previous... >>

Coming to a galaxy near you: Star Wars Galactic Empire & Rebel Alliance Lenovo Yoga 920 laptops

Coming to a galaxy near you: Star Wars Galactic Empire & Rebel Alliance Lenovo Yoga 920 laptops

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To celebrate the launch of the eighth Star Wars movie we're going to see a lot of official merch popping up. But perhaps nothing as quirky as the Star Wars Special Edition Lenovo Yoga 920 Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance laptops.Yup, The Force has... >>

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

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Asus has updated a few laptops that it introduced at Computex in May.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company announced its range of ZenBook Flip-branded laptops will now come with Intel's new 8th-generation Core chips. We don't yet know exact UK pricing... >>

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

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Acer has introduced new models to its Swift, Spin and Switch convertible and detachable Windows 10 devices at IFA 2017.Starting with the Switch 7 Black Edition, which takes the title of being the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics.... >>

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

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Acer has used the IFA show in Berlin, Germany to announce the latest version of the Chromebook 15, the only Chromebook in the world with a large, 15.6-inch display. This new version comes with a refreshed aluminium design and a longer battery life, at... >>

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice
4.0 stars

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice

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For a while tech seemed to be getting cheaper. Bargain phones, affordable all-metal laptops and the like gave the careful buyer something to be happy about. But in the last year a lot of gadgets prices have risen, particularly in the UK.The Acer Swift... >>

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

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Every now and then, HP does something for gamers.For instance, earlier this year, it introduced a new line of Omen gaming laptops and products. And now, while at Gamescom 2017, the company has updated the line, with the debut of the Omen X laptop, a high-end... >>

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

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Word on the grapevine says that Google will have more than just two new Pixel phones to unveil at its hardware event, expected to take place in October. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Android Police has... >>

Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6 inch) review: The affordable, long-lasting Windows 2-in-1
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6 inch) review: The affordable, long-lasting Windows 2-in-1

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In recent times the promise of post-PC era in 2-in-1 form seems to have been somewhat dashed by the creeping high price points of devices like the Microsoft Surface Pro or Lenovo Miix 720. It was only a year ago that we were calling out the £849 Samsung... >>

Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream

Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream

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Intel is ready to announce its latest series of laptop PC chipsets today, Monday 21 August, at 8am PDT (11am EDT, 4pm BST). And you can watch the unveiling online.The first chips in the 8th Gen processor family will be revealed via a livestream held by Gregory... >>

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

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It feels like the summer holidays have just begun, but we're now comfortably into the final few weeks, which means it's time to shop for a new bag for your everyday carry. Even if you're not in school or university, chances are, you'll need a bag for... >>

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The perfect Windows remedy for MacBook haters
4.0 stars

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The perfect Windows remedy for MacBook haters

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Not every portable laptop secretly wants to be a MacBook. No other series quite nails the "not a MacBook" angle like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, while still providing you with almost all the benefits of a slim and light Apple computer. This is one... >>

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

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Microsoft still has some explaining to do.Last week, Consumer Reports announced it removed its recommendation badge for Microsoft's Surface line, which led to Microsoft issuing a response that essentially dismissed Consumer Reports' decision. But now,... >>

Lenovo Yoga 720 review: Setting the bar for 2017
4.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 720 review: Setting the bar for 2017

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In recent years laptops have gone through big changes: while embodying the familiar screen-and-keyboard form, increasingly touchscreen operation, detachable keyboards and flexible hinge designs have become ever prevalent, typically hiking up the price... >>

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

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Uh-oh. Microsoft has some explaining to do.Consumer Reports, which is known for its trustworthy product testing and thorough write-ups, has removed its “recommended” badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface laptops, which includes devices... >>

Lenovo Miix 720 review: Can it outsmart the mighty Surface?
3.5 stars

Lenovo Miix 720 review: Can it outsmart the mighty Surface?

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It might be splitting hairs, but the 2-in-1 world is changing: there are now medium-powered tablets with clip-on keyboards, and powerful almost-laptops with removable keyboards. It's this latter category that the Lenovo Miix 720 slots into — given... >>

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

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Microsoft has launched an upgrade program for Surface devices.Called Surface Plus, the program is now live for customers in the US. The idea is that, as a member of this program, you can spread the cost of a new Surface device over two years. It's a lot... >>

Acer Switch 5 review: The silent Surface killer?
4.0 stars

Acer Switch 5 review: The silent Surface killer?

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If you're in the market for a 2-in-1 device then there's an increasing amount of choice when it comes to powerful Windows tablets with magnetic clip-on keyboards. And the Acer Switch 5 has all the spec prowess to take on the Microsoft Surface.It's not... >>

You now have to take your camera out your hand luggage on trips to US

You now have to take your camera out your hand luggage on trips to US

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the USA's airline security agency, has introduced new mandatory security screening measures on all flights to and from the US. US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe All passengers flying... >>

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 MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

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We are always keen to get more from our laptop battery, allowing us to work that little bit longer on the road without needing to find a power socket.Aside from the simple and well-known tip of turning your screen brightness down to save power, there... >>

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

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Dell's new device is "the world's first" wirelessly charging laptop.Called the Dell Latitude 7285, it's a detachable 2-in-1 hybrid with a 12-inch display. It actually debuted at CES 2017 earlier this year, but now it's finally available to buy. If you're... >>

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

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Amazon Prime Day is well underway and you have until the end of play tonight, Tuesday 11 July, to grab yourself some incredible bargains. It ends at midnight and when the deals are gone, they're gone. All the latest upcoming Prime deals LIVE Deals of... >>

Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet?
4.5 stars

Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet?

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In the early days Chromebooks were fairly limited things without an internet connection and would only let you install a handful of Chrome extension apps. That's no longer the case: Chromebooks just got a lot more fun. The Acer Chromebook 11 is one of... >>

TP-Link Deco M5 mesh Wi-Fi system comes with built-in virus and malware protection

TP-Link Deco M5 mesh Wi-Fi system comes with built-in virus and malware protection

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There are multiple mesh networking solutions hitting the market right now, much to the benefit of home Wi-Fi connectivity. Google Wifi is perhaps the most famous, but it is not the only system available.TP-Link has now joined the fray, with its Deco... >>

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

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The next version of MacOS is official.While at WWDC 2017, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system that released last year for Macs. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make... >>