Rob Lawton

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Where are the Infinity Stones and who is Thanos? What you need to know before Avengers: Infinity War

With the trailer for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> having finally touched down, fans are eagerly awaiting the superhero ensemble, excited to finally see …

These are the best apps for your new Mac of 2017

New Mac? Start here<p>Whether you’re unwrapping your first Mac, or getting an upgrade, you’ll need some apps for your new computer. We’re here to help, with some of our best picks to get you started.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day.</i> …

Apps

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2017

<i>Samuel Brace with his ten best TV shows of 2017…</i><p>Wow. What a year it’s been.<p>2017 has been a true standout for high quality television; featuring never …

How to understand the new iOS 11 Notification Center

One of the larger changes in iOS 11 is the Notification Center, which has been overhauled yet again on Apple's new mobile operating system into a somewhat confusing design.<p>Apple is taking a different — we'll charitably call it "unique" — approach to notifications in iOS 11. Under Apple's logic, …

InterAct

These 5 iPhone Apps Prove Augmented Reality Isn't Just Hype

In a flashy presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June, Apple discussed the potential augmented reality holds for the iPhone. …

Augmented Reality

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Breakdown: A Frame-by-Frame Examination of the New Footage

In case you didn’t notice, the new trailer for <b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b> arrived last night. But of course, you noticed. You’ve probably watched it a …

Star Wars

Star Trek: Discovery not going boldly enough for you? Then set a course for The Orville

Star Trek diehards have spent much of the past decade screaming into the void. The franchise’s ideological nemesis, Star Wars, has trampled all before it, Imperial Stormtrooper-style. JJ Abrams’s rebooted Trek films have meanwhile added to the insult, with their buccaneering dumbing down of Gene …

Rian Johnson Talks the Role of the Porgs (and Their Non-Spoiler Origins) in The Last Jedi

Porgs. You haven’t even seen them in a movie yet but you probably already have a strong opinion on them. Such is the nature of fandom these …

Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

Apple won’t let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore

Apple is putting an end to the scourge of review prompts that seemed to pop up inside of some apps every few days. In a change to the App Store rules this week, Apple said it will now enforce hard limits on how review prompts show up and how often users have to see them. The changes were first …

Apps

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

If You Aren't Using These iPhone Photo Hacks, Snap To It

As easy as it is to open your camera app and take a photo on your iPhone, getting the shot you want isn't always so simple. Often, light is the …

Mobile Photography

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Project Currently In Development

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the hottest pop culture phenomenon on the planet. Since 2008, the franchise has seen 14 films gross a massive $10.9 …

Marvel’s The Defenders Gets a New Teaser and a Premiere Date

Charlie Cox, Mike Colter, Krysten Ritter and Finn Jones. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube)<p>A short teaser for Netflix and Marvel’s upcoming <i>Defenders</i> …

Comics

First Look: Get Acquainted With 'Danny Rand' In This New Netflix Featurette

With less than a month to go until the release of <i>Iron Fist</i>, anticipation is high for Netflix’s latest Marvel superhero saga. For those of you still …

Comics

The Han Solo standalone film will hit theaters on May 25th, 2018

Joining the other summer blockbusters<p><i>Star Wars</i> is returning to theaters in the summer. Yesterday, Lucasfilm released the first cast photo of the upcoming standalone Han Solo film, announcing that production had begun. Along with the release was another nugget of information: the film will open in …

Movies

'Guardians 2' to Reveal How Infinity Stones Changed Star-Lord

The Infinity Stones are going to play an increasingly important role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — including in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>. …

Marvel Universe

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes And The Guardians Of The Galaxy Will Finally Meet In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

In December, an unconfirmed casting call for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> from Atlanta seemingly confirmed something fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe had long suspected — that the post-<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> Avengers and the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> would finally come together. That, and …

The new Logan movie trailer shows X-23 in glorious claw-like action

The first Logan trailer was an incredible introduction to this new flavour of Wolverine movie from James Mangold but this one pretty much blows it …

Comics

'Logan' Trailer: Wolverine Sequel May Outshine 'X-Men' Movies

And now we have a second trailer for <i>Logan,</i> which in turn coincides with the embargo dropping for those of us who attended Fox’s preview event from last month. So yes, I’ve seen the first act of the latest <i>X-Men</i> movie/<i>Wolverine</i> film.<p>Without going into details, because I’m not going to review a movie …

Construction

Nintendo just announced its next big game coming to iPhone and Android

But "Fire Emblem Heroes," Nintendo's long-promised and just-announced tactical role-playing game, will launch on both iOS and Android platforms simultaneously on February 2. You can "pre-register" for the game at the Google Play app store now.<p>When it initially made the announcement, Nintendo said …

Google Play

Hands On With The Nintendo Switch

The first thing you notice about the Switch, Nintendo’s sleek new portable console, is how small the controllers are. Each JoyCon (lol) is roughly …

Retrogaming

X-Men series Legion 'redefines the genre,' says Marvel

FX’s ambitious new superhero series won’t play by the same rules viewers may be used to seeing vis-a-vis Professor Xavier’s merry band of mutants.</i> …

The Crystal Maze is back for a new series with Richard Ayoade as the Maze Master

After a successful, nostalgia-filled comeback in October, The Crystal Maze is officially returning to TV screens everywhere with a full series on …

British Humour

A Switch Too Far: Why Nintendo's Latest Console Is Unconvincing

Wait, that was it? Yep, I’ve suddenly been reminded why Nintendo are not the tour de force of the video gaming industry that they once were. Mr. …

Nintendo’s motion-controlled Arms is a fun but frustrating fighting game

As one of a handful of new games announced for its Switch console, Nintendo’s fighting game <i>Arms</i> had pride of place in Tokyo today. I spent a few bouts getting acquainted with its motion controls, while getting punched in the face by an ultra-buff mummy with fizzing purple balls for fists.<p><i>Arms</i>’ …

Acquainted

Deadpool 2 is bringing back three fan-favourite characters from the original movie

If you’ve been impatiently waiting for Deadpool 2 casting news then it’s time to finally cool your chimichangas as three fan-favourite characters …

Comics

Watch trailers for 11 Nintendo Switch games, including Mario and Zelda

Nintendo puts its best foot forward<p>At last night’s Nintendo Switch press conference, the game publishers showed a mixture of sequels, new games, and third-party staples. The roster provides the first real look at Nintendo’s software strategy for the first year of the Switch.<p>The sequels appear to …

Gaming

Superman Is Getting a New Outfit That Is Basically the Same Outfit, But Better

Honestly, at first, you’d be hard-pressed to really notice what’s different about Supes’ latest wardrobe update—after all, it still looks like the …

The Nokia 6 is coming to the UK next month

[i]Update 05.07.2017: The rumours were true. The Nokia 6[/link] is getting a UK release after being unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress in …

Mobile Technology