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Best USB wall sockets

USB wall sockets are easy to fit: they are a direct replacement for the faceplates you already have on your wall.They come in a variety of colours and finishes, as well as in single- and double-gang (one or two mains sockets). Before you buy USB wall sockets, first remove your current faceplate first and check the depth of the back box and buy a replacement that will fit. Most require 25mm but some are deeper than this. Also, be sure to [...]

The best PS4 headset

The PlayStation 4 is a fantastic console with some phenomenal games, whether you buy the regular/Slim or Pro version. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be improved though, and there’s a massive market for PlayStation 4 accessories designed to improve your gaming. From new controllers to headsets, VR to SSDs, there’s no shortage of ways to take your PS4 to the next level.One of the biggest areas for improvement is in audio, as the in-ear headset that comes in [...]

Scams to avoid in the UK

Scams are a huge issue in the UK, especially now that you can be conned online and also by ransomware.So if you get a phone call from "Microsoft" or an email offering millions if you just hand over your bank details, you should be suspicious. Here, we’ve listed some of the most frequently used scams in the UK along with advice on how to avoid them. Sometimes it's simply the knowledge of the scam that will put you in a strong [...]

How to open HEIC files in Windows

In iOS 11, Apple has switched to the HEIC file format for photos to keep file sizes down. But Windows doesn’t support HEIC so we explain what you can do to open your photos on a PC or laptop.What is an HEIC file? If you copy photos from a recent iPhone or iPad to a PC or laptop, chances are you’ll see a lot of strange HEIC files: HEIC is the new file type for photos in iOS 11. That's for iPhones and iPads [...]

Destiny 2 News: PC Release Date, Gameplay & DLC

Destiny was one of the most anticipated games of 2014, though it arrived to some disappointment after failing to live up to developer Bungie's ambitious promises. A series of expansions and content updates dramatically improved the game though, and all eyes are on Destiny 2 to take those improvements one step further.After months as an open secret, Destiny 2 was officially announced in early 2017, and it's now available for PS4 and Xbox One users. You can watch the official [...]

Sony Xperia XZ1 vs iPhone 8

Within a few weeks we've got new phones from Sony and Apple but which one should you buy? Here we take a look at the Xperia XZ1 vs iPhone 8 including price, design and specs.We haven't seen the iPhone 8 models in the flesh yet so we're comparing these phone on paper. Price  Historically, Sony Xperia phones have been up there with the most expensive phone around. However, as others have pulled away, the firm has wisely kept the price of the [...]

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) release date, price, features and specs

 Historically, if you wanted a 10in tablet, your choices were limited to an expensive iPad or a budget Android offering. Amazon then got in on the act a couple of years back with its Fire HD 10, but it wasn’t until now that you’d actually want to buy one.For the 2017 HD 10, Amazon has pulled all the stops out and produced by far the best budget 10in tablet yet. Read on to find out why. When is the Amazon [...]

Project Cars 2 review

Bandai Namco has called Project CARS 2 “the next evolution in the award-winning racing series” with the promise of featuring some of the most iconic cars and tracks from the world of motor racing to provide the “ultimate driver journey” experience.While it sounds exciting, has developer Slightly Mad Studios delivered on the bold claim? We’ve spent some time playing Project CARS 2, and here’s what we think. If you can’t wait for Project CARS 2 to be released, you may [...]

How to protect your PC from CCleaner hack

CCleaner has been hacked, it has emerged, putting some 2.27 million PC users at risk. CCleaner is a clean-up utility, so the last thing users would expect it to do is add malware to their computers.The malware, which has been present in the software for the past month, sends various data such as the computer name, IP address, and lists of installed and active software and network adapters to a server in the US. Piriform, the company behind CCleaner, is [...]

Where to buy an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available to pre-order now from Apple, mobile networks and resellers, but where can you get the best deal? Read on to find out which iPhone 8 deal is best for you, whether you’re looking to buy SIM-free or on contract.Pre-orders of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus began on 15 September and will continue until 21 September. Then, the phone will officially hit the shops on 22 September. That is if [...]