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The best cheap laptop deals and sales in April 2019: prices from just £159
3:01 am | April 4, 2019

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Navigating the swarms of cheap laptop deals can be a bit overwhelming with so many options to choose from here in the UK. Luckily for you, we’re checking through the net’s laptop sales throughout the year, so we know how to spot a bargain.

With such a competitive scene in the UK for laptop deals, there’s plenty to choose from all year round, so if you need to buy a new laptop sharpish, we should be able to find you something that fits with your budget nicely. We’ve split this guide into sections based on price.

We’ll give you a bit of info about each laptop we highlight too, so you can see some specs at a glance before you click through to the store and have to browse their lengthy descriptions for those vital stats you’re after. 

Not everyone needs a super powerful laptop, especially if you just want something for the basics like casual browsing, email and document editing, so don’t f[……]

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Facebook app data exposed by third-party developers
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While Facebook may be responsible for securing user data on its own site, what happens when third-party developers fail to do so on their end?

New research from UpGuard has discovered that this was exactly the case regarding two third-party developed Facebook app datasets that have been found exposed to the public internet.

The first leak originates from the Mexico-based media company, Cultura Colectiva, which left 146GB of data containing over 540m records unsecured online. 

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The information contained in the dataset includes account names, Facebook IDs, comments, likes, reactions and more which could make it particularly attractive to cybercriminals looking to take over consumer accounts.

Unsecured backups

A Facebook-integrated app called “At th[……]

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Google Duplex now headed to non-Pixel phones and iPhones
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Google Duplex, the Google Assistant extension that calls restaurants and businesses for you to make appointments or reservations, is starting its planned rollout to non-Pixel phones and iPhones, according to XDA Developers. 

The feature was introduced on the Google IO 2018 stage before officially debuting on Pixel phones toward the end of last year. Even then, however, it was only available to a limited amount of users in four US cities. 

Google has since announced they would open the feature to non-Pixel Android and iOS phones in early March as well as expand its availability to users in 43 states.

While it’s still unclear which phones Duplex will expand to first, XDA Developers happened to notice Duplex functionality was live in one of its Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus phones. 

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Moto Z3 is officially the first 5G phone in the world, beating Samsung by 2 days
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Verizon had planned to turn on its 5G mobile service in parts of two cities (Chicago and Minneapolis) on April 11, but suddenly activated it a week early, the telecom announced. 

Now, the telecom’s customers who have 5G-capable phones can enjoy the promised fast speeds of its next-gen network – and the only one available is the Motorola Moto Z3, which was released last August, equipped with a 5G Moto Mod, which is being released today.

The Mod had been up for preorder on Motorola’s site but – as of this writing – isn’t available there just yet. Verizon announced its availability in stores and on the telecom’s site for $199 (around £151, AU$279) discount, which is typically $349 retail. But you’ll have to be a Verizon subscriber to even purchase a 5G mod, it seems.

While 5G has been hyped to achieve up to 1 Gpbs download speeds, Verizon is lowering that exp[……]

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Apple's new Powerbeats Pro are Airpods that will stay in when working out
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After weeks of rumors and a leak or two, Apple has finally unveiled the new true wireless – and water-resistant – Powerbeats Pro. 

The marquee features of the new Powerbeats are that they’re 23% smaller and 17% smaller than previous Beats workout earphones, plus an adjusted design that gives a better, more comfortable fit. There have also been a number of improvements to the in-house driver that Apple says will bring  “incredibly low distortion and great dynamic range across the entire frequency curve.” 

Like the new-and-improved Apple AirPods (2019), the Powerbeats Pro use the Apple H1 Chip for hands-free Siri and will in turn offer improved connectivity and a faster connection time. They also use two beam-forming microphones on each earbud to filter out external sounds such as wind and ambient noise as well as a speech-detecting accelerometer that’s[……]

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£75 pre-paid Mastercard offer makes Plusnet the cheapest broadband deal in UK
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Doing what it does best, Plusnet is back once again to offer the public what is effectively the cheapest broadband deal in the UK right now.

This deal doesn’t start off as the cheapest option out there, in fact it gets topped by a few other cheap competitors such as Onestream and the Post Office. But when you take into account the massive £75 pre-paid Mastercards Plusnet is offering with its internet packages, the price drops to an effective £12.74 a month – the cheapest offer out there. 

So If you’re keen to have cheap internet bills (who isn’t?) and spend the next year paying such a low price (who wouldn’t?), scroll down to see this deal in full. Or if the idea of faffing about with a pre-paid Mastercard sounds like more effort than its worth to save on your home internet, check out our best broadband deals page for all your other options.

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Amazon smart home deals: save on TP-Link light bulbs, smart plugs and more
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If you’re interested in upgrading your space into a smart home, then today is your day. Amazon is having a one-day sale on TP-Link devices that include smart plugs, lighting bulbs, power strips and more. All of the products we’ve listed work with Amazon Alexa and can make day-to-day tasks more manageable.

A standout deal from today’s sale is the Kasa smart light switch that’s available for $39.99. That’s a $20 discount and the lowest price we’ve seen for the 3-way switch. The Kasa kit includes two smart switches specially designed to work with 3-way switch wiring. Once installed and connected to your Wi-Fi your lighting can be controlled from anywhere using the Kasa App. The light switch also works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant so you can manage your lighting with the command of your voice. Another convenient feature is the ability to set schedules. You can personalize your[……]

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Panasonic to launch Lumix S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras in India on April 15
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Panasonic has teased the impending launch of its first full-frame mirrorless camera range with Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R in India. The company is hosting an event in the capital on April 15 where it will announce the two full-frame cameras with 35mm CMOS sensor. The main difference between the two is in the kind of sensor that’s been used. While the S1 has a 24.2MP sensor, the S1R is outfitted with a 47.3MP sensor making it the first full-frame camera to offer that resolution. 

Both the cameras are crafted from a magnesium alloy and are dust and splash resistant. The electronic viewfinder is based on a 5.76 million-dot OLED screen making it the world’s highest resolution viewfinder. In addition to this, the Lumix S1 and S1R feature a 3.2-inch LCD display which supports touch input and is packed with 2.1 million pixels.

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Best Apple Watch: the ultimate guide to pick your next iPhone compatible watch
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Donning an Apple Watch in 2019 is a little more tempting because of new deals, fresh features, the watchOS 5 update and a higher app count. It’s a fantastic smartwatch series, as long as you’re expecting an iPhone-tied convenience gadget, not a life-changing piece of technology. 

Why? Two versions of the watch makes our best smartwatch list, but smartwatches aren’t a game changer or revolutionary like smartphones from ten years ago. They’re just an everyday awesome add-on; truly an accessory.

Apple never ended up calling this the ‘iWatch’, but it really is “my watch” – with all its iterations the company has proved it’s the Apple’s most personal and customizable gadget yet.

We’ve put together the guide below to talk you through the differences between all five iterations of the Apple Watch. There’s the original Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Se[……]

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Canon introduces seven Sumire Prime PL-mount lenses
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Canon has introduced seven cine-focused optics in a new Sumire Prime lens series. 

Dubbed as lenses that “merge the art and science of cinematography”, the seven are the first from the company to arrive in the PL mount. This makes them compatible with 16mm and 35mm cameras developed by Arri in addition to Canon’s own EOS C700 FF, EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C200 models, as well as selected cameras from Sony, BlackMagic and others.

The seven lenses are the CN-E14mm T3.1 FP X, CN-E20mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E24mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E35mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E50mm T1.3 FP X, CN-E85mm T1.3 FP X and CN-E135mm T2.2 FP X. 

From left to right: CN-E14mm T3.1 FP X, CN-E20mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E24mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E35mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E50mm T1.3 FP X, CN-E85mm T1.3 FP X and the CN-E135mm T2.2 FP X. Image credit: Canon

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