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How to use Google Assistant and Google Now

Google Now is a feature you might not know you already have on your smartphone or tablet, or even have access to. It's a really handy source of information so here's where we show you how to use Google Now and what it can do. It's now part of the Google Assistant too.What phones have Google Assistant? There's no official list of phones that have the Google Assistant and over time it will change, of course. What Google has said [...]

The best tablets for 2017

  What's the best tablet you can buy in the UK? Apple iPad Air 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Apple iPad (2017) Jump straight to our full best tablets chart Your buying guide to the best tablets in 2017 You'll notice that quite a lot of the tablets reviewed below were reviewed a year or more ago. That's because the tablet market has slowed down significantly. According to Strategy Analytics, tablet sales are slumping - presumably because [...]

Ulefone Armor review

We all try to look after our smartphones and protect them from damage, but for some users doing so is almost impossible. If your job involves manual labour or you're into extreme sports, your phone is more vulnerable to the elements than most. For these type of users a rugged phone such as this Ulefone Armor will make a great purchase. Also see: Best Chinese phones 2017Available from GearBest at the attractive price of £122.34 ($149.99/136.92€), the Armor is IP68-certified [...]

How to use Android parental controls

Kids are increasingly tech-savvy these days, and even a toddler will manage to use your Android smartphone or tablet in ways you didn't know were possible. Apart from running up a heavy bill in app and game purchases, this means your children may also be at risk from online predators and adult content.But you don't have to live in fear. We're going to show you how to set up sensible parental controls and create user profiles for kids that [...]

The 25 best TV shows on Netflix UK

If you're tired of scrolling through the seemingly endless list of shows on Netflix to figure out what to watch, you'll be pleased to hear that we've done the hard work for you and found 25 of the best shows on Netflix in the UK. (If you fancy watching a movie, see: 82 best movies on Netflix UK)Note that the shows - and films - on offer on Netflix UK may differ from the selection available to US subscribers, but [...]

How to download the Android O Developer Preview

On 21 March 2017 Google made available the Android O Developer Preview, and for the second time it did so ahead of its annual Google I/O Developer's Conference. The final version won't be with us until late summer, but if you're curious it is possible to download Android O today on compatible devices. Also see: Android O latest news and rumoursShould I install Android O? Unless you are a developer, then the answer is quite simply no. Google doesn't intend this [...]

Android O latest rumours – name, release date and features

Google has done it again, releasing the Developer Preview of its next Android operating system ahead of its annual Google I/O developer's conference - exciting news for the increasing number of Android users across the globe. According to new research from StatCounter, Android is now the world's number-one operating system for getting online, ahead of both Windows and iOS. In March 2017 it had 39.93 percent market share, versus Windows' 37.91 percent. The first build of Android O offers insight into what's coming next [...]

The best new movies of 2017

We've rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2017 with their trailers and release dates, including Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman, Dunkirk, and more.  And if you want to grab tickets for any of the films, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the UK. Last updated with the latest trailers for Dunkirk and Wonder Woman. Alien: Covenant Alien: Covenant release date: 12 May 2017 Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride What we know: After the less-than-warm [...]

Surface Phone latest rumours – release date, UK price, features, specs

Microsoft has its own all-in-ones, laptops, tablets and previously even smartwatches, but one product is missing: a smartphone. The Surface Phone has been long rumoured and might just be arriving very soon.When is the Surface Phone release date? Next possible Surface Phone release date: 23 May2017 Since the first Surface Phone rumour hit the web the suggested release date was always sometime in 2016. Of course that didn't happen, and the Surface Phone was a no-show at the company's October 2016 Windows 10 Creators [...]

The best budget phones for 2017

What's the best budget phone you can buy in the UK?Moto G5 Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 Moto G4 Moto G4  Vodafone Smart Prime 7 Jump straight to our full best budget phone chart Your buying guide for the best budget phones in 2017 In our experience the best way to get a cheap phone is to buy it SIM-free then grab a great-value SIM-only deal. You won't be paying £50-odd per month for a phone for the next two years, and you can swap it for a newer [...]