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Which? Technology news roundup, 1 August 2014

Apple MacBook repairs, saving on laptops and 4K TV


If your Apple MacBook develops a fault it’s usually time to seek out a repairs expert, which is where Apple’s self-proclaimed Genuis Bar steps up. Find out just how clever they really were when we put them to the test as part of our laptop repair services investigation. 

Elsewhere, we explain exactly what to look for when buying a new PC so you don’t end up spending extra on features you’ll never use. We also bring you news of our recent close encounter with 4K TV, while our laptops expert explains what’s changed in the freshly updated MacBook Pro Retina. 

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Do Apple’s Geniuses provide good laptop repairs?

MacBooks aren’t cheap, so if something goes wrong with yours it’s well worth trying to fix it before splashing out on a new model. But are the repair experts behind Apple’s Genius Bar up to the task? Find out as we put the geniuses to the test.

How to save money on a new PC

Do you ever feel lost when it comes to buying a new laptop? We’ve cut a path through the jargon so you’ll be able to find the perfect laptop at the right price.

MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro Retina – which should I buy?

Apple has just updated its range of MacBook Pro Retina laptops, with an increase in processor and memory. Our laptop expert give his thoughts on whether the MacBook Pro Retina or MacBook Air offers the best value.

Watching TV in 4K – why it will be worth the wait

We’ve seen a live BBC TV broadcast of 4K Ultra HD and there’s every reason to get excited. We explain what we know so far and why it’s still unclear when these super-sharp TV pictures will make it to your home.

What to do before you sell your laptop

Before you sell your laptop it’s essential to wipe it of any personal information, such as bank details, passwords and files. Read on to find out how to ensure your PC is completely wiped of all secure information.

Helpdesk Challenge – tether your tablet to wi-fi

Find out how to tether an iPad or Android tablet to your mobile phone’s 3G connection, so you can access the internet even when you’re out-and-about.

Best apps for international calls

Since Skype appeared, the cost of calling overseas has plummeted. Millions of us can now happily chat with globe-trotting relatives, but Skype now has competition. Find out which apps let you make free and cheap overseas calls.

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