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Here’s how to download the iOS 11 public beta

Just unveiled mere weeks ago at WWDC, Apple’s iOS 11 brings a load of fresh tweaks to the iPhone and iPad operating system, but we probably won’t see it release until September. Luckily, you can jump the queue right now if you’re a bit daring: Apple has just released the first public beta version of iOS 11, much as it did with iOS 10 last year. Now anyone with a compatible phone ...[Read More]

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 hands-on — Enough to make you leave your laptop behind?

Apple has been trying to convince people for years that you could swap your laptop for an iPad. In fact, it’s been trying to convince people since the first model launched in 2010. For most people (read: people who need actual keyboards), it’s so far proven a step too far. Many, many people use iPads, but most still want a laptop too. The latest iPads could perhaps change that. The new...[Read More]

Stung by criticism, Apple rejuvenated its computers while launching a home voice assistant

If you were expecting the traditional “and one more thing” from Apple’s big announcements this week, you would’ve been disappointed. Those days are long gone. Under the tyrannical rule of Steve Jobs, where suppliers and would-be leakers were terrified of the omerta imposed by the fanatical and secretive co-founder, such leaks would never be tolerated. This chokehold has slo...[Read More]

Why iOS 11 makes iPad awesome all over again

The iPad experience has always been mixed: mostly wonderment, but also a nagging feeling the device was being held back. On the positive side, iPad apps have been various degrees of revolutionary – within a few revisions, Apple’s tablet finds a lot of use in music-creation, reading, email, and games-playing around these parts. But we want more – for the iPad to replace the iMac for everythin...[Read More]

6 things you need to know about the new 10.5in iPad Pro

Rumours of a 10-inch iPad Pro have been swirling around for months now, and at WWDC 2017 they materialised in the form of the 10.5in iPad Pro. Yes, only just over a year after Apple launched the 9.7in iPad Pro, they’ve killed it off in favour of a slightly bigger 10.5in model. Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s latest tablet. 1) IT’S A LEAN, MEAN SCREEN-Y MACHINE The new iPad P...[Read More]

The best bits (and bobs) of iOS 11

When updates to iPhones and iPads are big, you can see them immediately. A thinner bezel here, an extra camera there. But when iOS gets major improvements (and it doesn’t at every WWDC) they’re tougher to spot. With iOS 11 Apple’s basically given its mobile operating system the equivalent of an edge-to-edge display and impossibly thin chassis. All you really need to know is that,...[Read More]

Game of Thrones – TV Show of the Year 2016

Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter may have made fantasy acceptable in the mainstream but it was Game of Thrones that made it cool. Six plot-dense seasons (with number seven on the way shortly) have so far charted the rise and fall of claimants to the Iron Throne, never tiring of gleefully flinging your way scenes packed full of blood, politics, swords, sex, and dragons — often at the same t...[Read More]

Everything you need to know about Apple’s surprise new devices

Apple generally has huge, Tim Cook-fronted events when it launches new devices but yesterday, when Apple.com went dark, there was a sense that perhaps something new was being snuck out of Cupertino. Sure enough, when the site reappeared it was adorned with new iPhones, iPads and Watch straps. Yes, we’re talking fairly minor tweaks rather than world-changing new tech, but there are some usefu...[Read More]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on – Android fans have an Apple alternative

Apple fans have it easy. When they want to kick back for a much-needed boxset binge, they just pick up an iPad. It’s a little trickier on the other side of the fence – there’s just not a lot of quality competition out there when it comes to Android tablets. At least, that’s what we thought. Samsung’s been working on a little something to break that rule, and it just unveiled it at Mobile Wor...[Read More]

Samsung Galaxy Book hands-on

Samsung came oh so close with the TabPro S. It was supposed to be a Surface killer, a Windows 10 tablet that was just as good at desktop duty as it was as a media machine. It mostly succeeded, too – but the price was a little too high, the keyboard wasn’t the best and if you wanted to plug something in… well, you were basically out of luck. Now it’s time for round two, and it comes with the ...[Read More]

Take an early look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3

It was a slight shock to learn that we were going to be missing out on the Galaxy S8 and getting a tablet instead, likely the Galaxy Tab S3, at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Now that the shock has worn off, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for more on Samsung’s first decent Android tablet release in a while. Right now? We’ve got a pretty good idea what it looks like....[Read More]

Apple to announce iPad refresh, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 variation in March – report

We haven’t seen a proper iPad refresh in a while, with the last announcement taking place in March 2016. Even then, that was the reveal of the 9.7in iPad Pro — worthy of Apple stage time but only just. This year, according to reports, Apple’s going to have something a bit more substantial for us: A whole lot more iPad news, including a refresh of the Mini 4. Rather, we’re g...[Read More]

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