What Is Ultra-Wideband and What Does It Do in the iPhone 11

There’s a new (ish) technology in town, one that’s made it to the consumer smartphone market with the arrival of the iPhone 11: ultra-wideband (UWB). What is this tech, which now lurks on the Apple U1 chip? And how is it going to change how you use your phone in the future? Here’s what you need to know. Read More >>

All the Phone Companies Not Named Apple and Samsung That You Should Care About

The market might be dominated by Apple and Samsung – with an occasional ripple of interest every time a new Pixel arrives – but there are more companies out there making phones than you might have realised. Not only that, they’re often doing more in terms of innovation and experimentation than the big names. Read More >>

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17 Things You Can Do in Android 10 That You Couldn’t Do Before

It’s here! Android 10, once known as Android Q, is finding its way to Pixel phones, the Essential phone, and other handsets just as soon as manufacturers give the all-clear. When you get Android 10 on your device, these are the new features and goodies you can start playing around with. Read More >>

How Mesh Messaging Apps Work, and Why You Might Need One

A particular type of app is back in the news on the back of the Hong Kong protests: Mesh messaging apps that allow users to keep in touch without relying on wifi networks, mobile networks, or any other type of infrastructure controlled by the authorities... and these apps can be useful whether or not you’re trying to stay under the radar of the government. Read More >>

21 Sneakily Useful Subreddits That You Might Not Have Heard About

Reddit: Endlessly distracting, often fascinating, and sometimes really useful too. These are some of the best subreddits we know about for advice, instruction, and information, whether that’s helping define an archaic term or identify a half-remembered tune. We want to hear about your favourites too, so leave them in the comments below. Read More >>

Why Would You Even Want a 6K Camera When Nothing Can Play 6K Video?

Just when you think you’re safe and secure in your camera buying choices – ready to pick up a new model with state-of-the-art 4K video recording – along come the likes of Blackmagic and Panasonic with new 6K-capable models. Have you missed the 6K TV revolution, you might be wondering? Where have an extra few million pixels come from? Here’s what you need to know about these new 6K cameras. Read More >>

Why Nest Accounts are Becoming Google Accounts and What You Can Do About It

It’s official: if you’ve got a Nest account, you can now swap everything over to your Google account. But should you do it right away, if at all? And why is Google asking you to combine accounts anyway? Here’s everything you need to know if you’ve got Nest-branded smart home gear set up. Read More >>

How to Reset Almost Any Popular Gadget

The full reset remains a useful troubleshooting tool for if you’re having problems with a gadget—and with cloud syncing and media streaming now the norm, getting everything back up and running is easier than it’s ever been. It’s also an essential step to take before you sell or recycle a device. Here’s how to reset all of the gadgets you likely own, and why it’s worth doing. Read More >>

Is Parallels Still the Best Way to Run Windows on a Mac in 2019?

A new version of Windows virtualisation tool Parallels is out, bringing with it support for upcoming macOS Catalina features, amongst other improvements. Is it still the best way to run the Windows OS on an Apple computer? We’ve been taking the latest Parallels 15 out for a test drive to find out. Read More >>

11 Incredibly Useful Websites You Might Not Know About

The internet is a big place, and there’s no shame in not having explored every last corner of it – but just in case you’ve missed out on some of the very best sites the web has to offer, we’re going to pick out a few lesser-known highlights from our travels that are well worth adding to your bookmarks. Read More >>

How to Find Spyware Your Employer Installed on Your Computer and What to Do About It

There are employers and IT departments out there that take an extreme approach to monitoring what the staff gets up to on company-owned equipment. You may not be able to change the policies of the firm that you work for, but you can at least check if and how you’re being watched. Read More >>

The Complete Guide to SSDs in 2019

The solid-state drive or SSD has evolved from an expensive luxury available only to the professional power user to standard issue for anyone picking up a laptop. At the same time, many more standards and technologies have developed around SSDs, meaning picking one isn’t as straightforward as it once was—but we’re going to bring you right up to speed here. Read More >>

How to Use Your Laptop to Send Messages From Your Phone

You don’t always have to squint at a 6-inch screen and tap out your communications on a little touch keyboard. Most messaging apps now let you use your laptop or desktop computer as well as your phone. Here are all the options you’ve got across SMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, and more. Read More >>

The Best Ways to Cut Down on Spam in Your Inbox

Email, which is simple, convenient, and cheap, has a downside: Spam messages continue to bother just about anyone with an inbox to their name. While fighting back against the tide might seem futile, you’d be surprised at just how much you can cut down on unsolicited email without having to dedicate too much time or energy to the effort. Read More >>

Is Jailbreaking and Modding Still Worth It in 2019?

The modding and jailbreaking community is not as vibrant as it once was, as the tech giants lock down their code with increasing efficiency, and amateur tinkerers are left wondering if the benefits outweigh the time and effort when it comes to unlocking a device’s default operating system. Is it still worth it in 2019? Read More >>