Flagship phones from manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple carry price tags of over £1,000, so you might think an Android phone costing a quarter of that is bound to lack some key features. However, the Realme X2 boasts an impressive list of specifications, including a 64-megapixel main camera, 6.4in AMOLED screen, in-display fingerprint reader and large 4,000mAh battery.
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What you must… NEVER CLICK ONLINE
Don’t get caught and scammed by the web’s latest mouse traps. Wayne Williams reveals all the things you should avoid clicking and tapping on the web, and explains how to spot them
An affordable Android smartphone with features beyond its price
How to... Dual-boot Linux Mint with Windows 10
Dual-booting gives you the ability to use Linux at its best without removing Windows. Wayne Williams shows you how
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Uncover fake pictures, identify faces and catch photo thieves with a reverse image search. Jane Hoskyn reveals the best ways to search the web without words
Charge of the fight brigade
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STOP USING SOFTWARE
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Restore missing KEYBOARD tools
Does your keyboard lack useful options that make typing quicker and easier? Nik Rawlinson explains how to access your keyboard’s missing features and reveal its hidden functions for free
How to... Create your own retro gaming arcade for free
Wayne Williams shows you how to play a huge collection of classic games while staying on the right side of the law
Best download managers
Whether you need to download a large individual file or multiple items, or you want to schedule a download for later, a dedicated download manager can make things easier. Steve Clark compares six of the best free tools
Beat online obstructions
Don’t let annoying popups and widgets block your access to websites. Robert Irvine reveals the best workarounds for common web hindrances and distractions
HOW TO TEST-DRIVE VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
New vehicles are brimming with technology that can enhance convenience, connectivity and driver safety. But the tech can also be unfamiliar to car shoppers, especially those who haven’t purchased a vehicle in the past five years or more. This poses a problem when it comes to the traditional test drive.
DESKTOP VS MOBILE: UPCOMING INNOVATIONS CHANGE THE GAME
Over the past decade, Apple has revolutionized personal technology with the iPhone and iPad, but the Mac range has seen stunted growth as a result. As the giant pivots towards its personal computing arm once more with the launch of the M1 chip, it’s time to prepare for innovations that could change the way you work for years to come.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ : A giant leap in graphics performance
It’s the most potent upgrade the Surface Pro line has offered in years.
Big Shift for Marketers
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YOU: INTERFACE DEEPER INTEGRATION IS COMING, JUST FOR YOU
According to a new study from WhistleOut, the average consumer spends an eye-watering nine years of their lives looking at their smartphones, and that’s without mentioning the use of computers, televisions, and other devices that increasingly control our lives.
Everything We Know About For All Mankind Season 2 on Apple+
Ever imagined what would have happened had the Cold War space race never ended? What would have happened if the Soviets had been the first power to have a successful landing on the Moon? Well, you needn’t trouble yourselves anymore, as Apple TV+’s For All Mankind tells you exactly that. The show, created by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, was a hit for Apple when its first season debuted in November 2019. Today, we are discussing the show’s ongoing second season and the information we know about the announced third season.
WINDOWS 10 ON M1 MACS: WHAT YOU CAN DO (VIRTUALIZATION, SORTA) AND CAN'T (BOOT CAMP)
VIRTUALIZATION IS KEY, BUT THE LACK OF A CONSUMER VERSION OF MICROSOFT’S M1 -COMPATIBLE OS KEEPS THE SITUATION IN DOUBT.
Solutions to your most vexing Mac problems.
AIRPODS MAX: OPULENT AUDIO THAT SHOULDN'T COST SO MUCH
APPLE’S HIGH-END HEADPHONES LOOK, SOUND, AND FEEL GREAT, BUT THE PRICE ISN’T RIGHT.
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