Monthly Archives - July 2017

CHJGD Magnum Opus Mini 10,000mAh review

CHJGD Magnum Opus Mini 10,000mAh review We’ve come to expect big things from CHJGD, the brand that seems to be going out of its way to make device charging cool. A smaller version of the CHJGD Magnum Opus, the company’s Magnum Opus Mini is pretty much what you’d see if you took the larger power bank and chopped it in half. Also see: Best power banks 2017 Also see: Best Power Bank Deals For a device of this capacity it’s small and sturdy, thus highly portable, [...]

How to use the Nintendo Switch app

Unlike the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch doesn't come with all of its online features baked directly into the console - you'll need the official smartphone app to make the most of the console online.You can still play games with the console alone of course - including online multiplayer - but if you want to take advantage of more complex features like voice chat, stat tracking, and more, you'll need the app. Here's how to get [...]

How to change keyboard layout & language in Windows 10

The vast majority of the time it's going to be fine to use the default Windows 10 keyboard layout, but what do you do when it's the wrong one? Here we show you how to change the keyboard layout and language in Windows 10.Note in order to change a keyboard layout on Windows 10, you need to have more than one added so let's tackle that first. Also check out our round-up of the best keyboards you can buy. How [...]

TrackR Pixel review

Bluetooth trackers can be an inexpensive way to keep tabs on valuable items, or those you simply can’t afford to lose, such as your house or car keys.The Pixel is a refinement and upgrade from TrackR’s Bravo, a keyring-sized device that I’ve been testing and using for over a year now. One of the attractions of the Bravo was that – unlike its major rival, the Tile Mate– it had a replaceable battery. However, I found the Bravo unreliable and that [...]

How to turn off autocorrect and predictive text in Android

One of the (many) great things about Android is that it's so customisable. Sometimes it's hard to know where to go to change settings, though, so here we explain how to turn off predictive text on Android and how to set other keyboard preferences.We're using a vanilla version of Android Nougat with the default Android keyboard for this walkthrough, though the steps should be similar whatever your device. Turn off autocorrect in Android 1. Open the Settings menu on your phone [...]

What is Monzo Bank?

With the rise of mobile payment systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay, we're also seeing some other smart banking solutions. If you prefer the idea of sticking to a physical card then Monzo (previously Mondo) is a great option thanks to a feature-packed app and benefits such as no fees abroad.If you know how Monzo works and just want to find out what we think of it, you can skip ahead to our Monzo Bank review. And if you're [...]

Is it legal to buy drugs online?

Trying to get a doctor’s appointment can be the stuff of nightmares, so it’s understandable that many of us would prefer to be able to self-diagnose and purchase medication online, then have it delivered to our door. But leaving aside the myriad problems with both self-diagnosis and experimenting with tablets for which we have no understanding of what they might do to our bodies, is it even legal to buy drugs online?Let’s start by clarifying what we mean by [...]

Computer won’t turn on? How to fix a PC or laptop that won’t boot

If your computer won’t turn on, don’t panic. Although the problem could be serious, it’s more likely that it’s an issue you can fix yourself. Let's take a look at the possible causes and how to fix a PC or laptop that won't boot up.Check the power supply Laptops This is one of the most common problems. There are various things that can go wrong, from using the wrong laptop power supply (delivering the wrong voltate) to a blown fuse in the plug. It [...]

How to get broadband without a landline

You want broadband, but you don't need a phone line. Sound familiar? Fortunately, there are ways to get your internet fix without paying extra for a landline.Broadband providers used to advertise amazingly low monthly rates, conveniently not mentioning the additional £17 a month line rental fee you had to pay on top. Now those rates are required to be folded into the main price, which has made it easier for consumers to tell exactly what they're paying for, but [...]

A rare look inside Huawei’s R&D lab

Everyone's favourite test to watch, unless you have mechanical sympathy.  This machine drops phones from 1.4m onto a hard marble floor. All six sides are tested: edges, plus front and back.  A slo-mo camera records each drop at 5000fps so engineers can see any potential problems if a device fails the test.