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Which? Technology news roundup, 21 March 2014

8GB iPhone 5c, cheap laptops & best cameraphones


Apple’s new version of its iPhone 5c is the cheapest yet, at £429. But while its price tag sounds attractive, just 8GB of storage doesn’t – especially when we’ve found you won’t even get access to that full 8GB.

We look at whether the trade-off between price and storage space on the new iPhone 5c is worth it, by assessing how many albums, films and TV shows you’ll be able to store on the handset.

This week also saw Sky begin its roll-out of a brand new interface for its Sky+ box. We explain what to expect from your new-look Sky+ guide and how to get the most from it.

Elsewhere, our laptop expert selects his picks for the best sub-£500 laptops. Step this way if you’re in the market for a new portable PC that won’t break the bank.

Also on Which? Tech Daily this week:

  • Top five camera phones
  • How to best upgrade from Windows XP
  • Google Chromecast vs Sky Now TV
  • Is now the time to invest in 4K TV?
  • Convertible laptops – which type works best?
  • How to make your PC start up faster
  • Create and edit Office documents in Android KitKat

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

8GB iPhone 5c – is it worth the price?

Apple’s launch of an 8GB iPhone 5c means that the handset can now be yours from £429 – £40 less than previously. However, is 8GB really enough storage space to get the most from your shiny new purchase?

We examine exactly how much usable space you’ll get (which is less than you might think) and break down exactly how many albums, TV shows and movies you’ll be able to squeeze on to Apple’s new iPhone.

New Sky TV homepage – three key features

Sky TV customers will soon be presented with a new-look homepage on their Sky+HD box, following an update to the service.

The update places more focus than ever before on catch-up TV and on-demand services. Find out everything you need to know in order to get the most from Sky’s new interface.

Best cheap laptops under £500

Our annual PC reliability survey showed that the ‘sweet spot’ for laptop purchases among Which? members is between £300 and £600.

We know from our testing that laptops, even at this lower end of the spectrum, should offer a good-quality screen, plenty of storage space and a reasonably speedy processor. Read on for our laptop expert’s budget laptop picks

Top five camera phones

Modern mobile phones are capable of taking some great pictures, but which delivers the best combination of zoom, depth of colour and low-light performance?

Our smartphones expert selects five phones capable of taking great photos, and explains the pros and cons to help you find the camera phone that fits.

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