Huawei teases new MateBook X with 3K display, thin ‘metal-frameless’ design

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It looks like Huawei plans to unveil a new MateBook X this month. The Chinese company shared an image of the laptop with a thinner design on its Weibo channel. It’s also expected to feature a 3K display. Huawei is set to unveil the device on 19 August in China – six months after unveiling the current model in Barcelona. The new model will boast razor-thin display bezels and will weigh less (about 1kg) than the current model. With a stunning screen, heaps of power and ports, a great-looking finish, and decent battery life considering the specification, the MateBook X Pro is a success. In many ways, it’s the Windows … Read more

Apple One looks to be Apple’s single-subscription bundle for TV+, Music, Arcade, News+ and iCloud

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Apple looks to be readying a bundle of services, potentially called Apple One and launching in October alongside the next-gen iPhone 12. The move has been long-rumoured and appears to be modelled on the highly successful Amazon Prime although it’s no great leap to see that. The single-subscription package would join together Apple Music, iCloud, TV+, Arcade and News+ for those users who want it all – and it seems there will be various tiers. The deal will be designed to encourage take-up of more services than you’re paying for right now. News+ in particular has been rumoured to not be doing that well, while Apple’s move to boost the … Read more

How to access Android easter eggs: Android 11, 10, Pie, Oreo and more

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Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions. Through a sequence of taps and gestures, you can get to something hidden, a minor distraction or something that’s just baffling. The process is broadly similar on recent versions of Android, but there’s usually something to trip you up. Here’s how to access those Easter Eggs and what to expect. Here’s our guide to the best Android phones The latest, in Android 11, is a return to a cat game that made its first appearance back with Android ‘N’ Nougat. Although the process has changed a tiny bit. Android 11 easter egg There are … Read more

Google Play Music is closing: How to move your tunes to YouTube Music

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We knew it was coming, but now it’s confirmed: Google will commence shutting down Google Play Music from September 2020, with users of the service being prompted to act – or risk losing music they have purchased. The app will cease to offer streaming functionality from October 2020, so if you have purchased any albums or singles using that service in the past then you need to act now. This is a huge shift for Google, because come September it will cease to offer an avenue to outright purchase music using Play Store. Even Apple continues to offer purchases using the iTunes Store despite its Apple Music streaming service; and … Read more

What is Petal Search, and how do you use it to get apps on your Huawei phone?

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Since Huawei’s well-publicised fallout with the US, there have been severe restrictions placed on the company. For smartphone users that – unfortunately – has meant not being able to have Google Play Services installed on its phones launched after May 2019. And that means having to rely on creative ways to keep all your favourite apps. What apps can you actually get on Huawei’s App Gallery? One method is using the Phone Clone feature to transfer apps from your old Android device to your new Huawei one (which has its limits), another is finding APKs for your apps from unofficial sources. However, the process for installing those can be a … Read more

What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?

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Android can get confusing. There were there “sweet treat” names – KitKat, Oreo, Pie, etc – but there were also version numbers. The latest version is the soon-to-launch Android 11 with Google dropping the dessert names to make things clearer. So what, then, is Android One? Android One was originally designed for first-time smartphone users in emerging markets. It was introduced at Google’s I/O developer conference in 2014. Original Android One devices then emerged in India, fitting that entry-level proposition, but things have moved on, with the most recent 2020 launches bringing Android One to the mid-range and flagship level, and breaking out of the original “emerging markets” ambition. What … Read more

Dropbox’s password manager and vault are now available for paid users

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Dropbox has launched a password manager, a computer backup feature, and a “vault” for storing files and documents like birth certificates. Here’s everything you need to know about these new features, including when you can get started with trying them. What’s new with Dropbox? Browse the gallery above to see the new features. Dropbox Passwords Dropbox’s native password manager, Dropbox Passwords, first appeared in the Play Store as an app. A short while later, Dropbox officially announced a beta. As of 12 August, Dropbox Passwords is fully available for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows users – as long as they subscribe to Dropbox Pro or Plus. The Pro plan starts … Read more

Xbox Series X release date now said to be 6 November

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Yesterday, we revealed that the Xbox Series X would be available in November. Now it seems we have an actual date: 6 November 2020. It’s still not officially confirmed, but packaging for the leaked Xbox Series X controllers strangely appearing for sale recently states that retailers are not to display or sell the accessories before that date. As reported by The Verge, an orange sticker on the purported controller boxes gives a clear warning to stores. Xbox Series X may launch on November 6th. A tipster tells me boxes of the new controllers have a do not open date of November 6th on them. These controllers leaked earlier this week … Read more

How to record Microsoft Teams meetings, classes, and group calls

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If you use Microsoft Teams, then you should know the service is loaded with features, including the ability to record. Recording is particularly useful if you want to save a meeting to review later. Imagine, for instance, you use Microsoft Teams to attend work events, online courses, or seminars. The ability to virtual communicate with others is of course handy in itself, but Teams takes it to another level by allowing you to easily record any meeting, video call, class, session – whatever you want to call it. Recording captures audio, video, and screen sharing activity, which is helpful for later when you’re studying or simply need to remember what … Read more

PGA Tour 2K21 initial review: Shaping up to be the best golf game in years

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EA was once king of the triple-A golf game, having dominated the genre with its Tiger Woods and PGA Tour licensed games for more than two decades. But it withdrew from the category after 2015’s Rory McIlroy PGA Tour received rather luke warm reviews and has cast nary a look in the sport’s direction since. This therefore left a gaping hole that HB Studios and 2K Games are happy to fill with the official PGA Tour 2K21 game. The devloper of The Golf Club and publisher of NBA 2K21 are an ideal fit in that regard. The latter is aufait with sports licensing and top grade presentation, while the former … Read more

Sky Q 4K HDR: All the shows currently available in HDR and those coming soon

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Sky added HDR to a selection of its Sky Q boxes in May 2020, with the launch of three nature programmes. Since then, additional Sky originals TV series have started to appear in the HLG format – the HDR standard of choice for broadcasters. Others are also coming soon. Here’s a list of all the Sky Q 4K HDR shows currently available on the platform or imminent, including availability where applicable. Also, if you want to find out if your Sky Q box is HDR ready, head over to our feature here: How to watch HDR on Sky Q and check if your box is compatible. Or you can find … Read more

Disney Plus 4K HDR UK: All the Ultra HD movies and shows to watch on Disney+

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After bandwidth restriction measures during lockdown, Disney+ has recently restored its UK service to offer all supported shows and films in their full glory, with many in 4K and HDR. That includes Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos if your TV and sound system are compatible. But what shows are there in 4K? What can you currently watch on Disney+ in UHD? squirrel_widget_187869 Here is the list of all available 4K programming and movies on the platform in the UK (as of 12 August 2020): 10 Things I Hate About You Aladdin (1992) Aladdin (2019) Ant-Man Ant-Man And The Wasp Auntie Edna Avengers: Endgame Avengers: Infinity War Beauty And The Beast … Read more