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iOS 13 downloaded on 55% of compatible iPhones

Apple has revealed iOS 13’s adoption rate on compatible iPhones to be 55%. It categorises these phones as “all devices introduced in the last four years”, which accounts for 2015’s iPhone 6s, the oldest iPhone to be compatible with iOS 13. 38% of those phones are on iOS 12 and 7% are on an older version. The company also said that “50% of all devices use iOS 13”, with 41% on iOS 12 and 9% using an earlier version. The…

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iOS 13.1.3 here to fix Mail, Watch, Bluetooth issues and more

At least Apple isn’t messing around with iOS 13’s numerous bugs. Less than a month on from 19 September’s initial release, iOS 13.1.3 is available for compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads (via iPadOS) fixes several bugs including those affecting Mail invites, iCloud backup, Apple Watch pairing and notifications and various Bluetooth issues. The Apple Watch bugs may well have frustrated anyone who has recently invested in an iPhone 11 or Apple Watch Series 5. Such bugs could have rendered the…

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Tim Cook justifies Apple removing HKmap.live from the App Store

Tim Cook has sent a company-wide email to his employees explaining why Apple has removed the app HKmap.live from the App Store (via The Verge). The app uses crowdsourced data to share the recent location of police units and road closures in Hong Kong as the city continues to weather public protest and the risk of violence.  The email in full reads: “Team, “You have likely seen the news that we made the decision to remove an app from the App…

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Tech Advisor December 2019 Digital Edition

This month Inside this month’s issue we reveal the best laptops you can get for under £500. You’ll be impressed by the power of our top selections. We’ve also reviews of the latest releases, including MSI’s epic GE65 Raider gaming laptop, Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ flagship phone, and Google’s latest OS, Android 10. Plus, we look to the future of Windows 10’s next two releases, and explain how to collaborate on Office files in G Suite. All this and much more…

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Best Tablet Deals October 2019: Save on iPad and Android Slates

Not quite smartphone, not quite laptop – yes, it’s the humble tablet. Globally popularised by the iPad in 2010, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a household without one or two knocking about. But tablets can be expensive, given that their capabilities rarely match those of a fully-fledged PC or Mac. Some are cheaper though, and tablets are an ideal media consumption device, especially on the go. The good news is there are often cheap tablet deals about and retailers can give big…

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Best Smartwatch 2019: Wearables For Android & iPhone

Smartwatches are a great way to receive notifications from your phone and track your health right from your wrist. We’ve used and reviewed all the of the latest smartwatches for Android and iPhone, and here we have ranked ten of the best. The Apple Watch Series 5, especially for iPhone users, but there are loads of great Wear OS rivals to choose from via Huawei, Samsung and others. Add in hybrid smartwatches from the likes of Withings and Fossil, and you’re bound…

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iPhone 11 Pro Review: Nothing Pro About It, Just The Best iPhone Ever

If you were to ask people what they want in a new smartphone, they would probably say they want it to be fast, have a long-lasting battery, be nice and durable, and have a really awesome camera. It just so happens that’s what you get with the iPhone 11 Pro. But it’s also what you get with the iPhone 11, which costs £320/$300 less. The Pro is certainly an upgrade, but it doesn’t do a lot to justify its “Pro”…

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Adobe Fresco app for iPad aims for realistic digital painting

Adobe has launched a painting and illustration app for the iPad called Adobe Fresco. It’s free if you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) subscriber but you can also download a freemium version of the app that locks some features behind in-app purchases. There’s a third purchase option of $9.99 per month for the whole app, too. Fresco has a huge set of paint brushes to let you better create oil or watercolour paintings on your iPad. In a blog post, artist…

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How To Watch Rugby World Cup: Live Stream & TV

As with football, the Rugby World Cup takes place every four years. 2019 sees Japan host the tournament in Asia for the first time and you can watch every single match live on TV or online for free. We’ve got all the details. When is the Rugby World Cup? The Rugby World Cup starts on 20 September with the final set for 2 November in Yokohama . Opening the tournament is the hosts, Japan vs Russia at 11:45am (UK time), which…

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Ocean75 Targets Ocean Plastic Problem with New Line of iPhone 11 Cases

Did you know that up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic is dumped in the ocean every year? It is a colossal problem, threatening all marine life, and something many of us are keen to see reduced. Carphone Warehouse is doing its bit, and if you’re the owner of a shiny new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max (which went on sale this morning), you can help. Ocean75 is behind its new line of Ocean Wave iPhone 11…

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