New iPad expected to support Apple Pencil, and future iPhones may as well

The iPad Pro-exclusive Apple Pencil may finally be for everyone starting next week, as a new rumor suggests it’ll be supported by the entry-level New iPad 2018.

The anticipated New iPad is believed to be the focus of Apple’s education event on March 27 and act as a refresh to the cheapest iPad, the 9.7-inch iPad. The consumer model starts at $329 / £339 / AU$469, and a new model may come at an even lower price, making it extra affordable for students.

The suggestion that the new iPad will also support the Apple Pencil comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, courtesy of 9to5Mac. Kuo has a long record of solid leaks for Apple’s moves. 

Why this is important to you, and maybe your iPhone

The Apple Pencil supporting a cheaper iPad will make it much more accessible, and Kuo believes this will see its sales this year double what they were last year.

This is certainly great news for anyone hoping to snatch up a new tablet that supports a bit more creative and productive activities. [...]  read more

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The best cheap TV deals in March 2018: 4K TVs for less

While Black Friday is the best time to buy a new HDTV, cheap TV deals are on our radar throughout the year, and we check through the most reliable retailers to find you the finest bargains every week . March happens to be a great time to look as retailers start to have deals on last year’s models, and we’ve found some great prices.

Select highlights this week include offers bundled with gift cards, as well as TVs for $300 and less. If you’re looking for something with a little more pizzazz, there are also QLED sets at great prices.

Take a look at our carefully curated extensive selection below. We’ve split the 4K TV deals into different size categories immediately after our pick for cheap TV deal of the week. Towards the bottom of the page, you’ll also find our favorite HDTV (non-4K model). When you compare prices though, you really don’t have to pay much more at all to get a modern 4K TV instead.

Whether you want a minimalist set with a price tag to [...]  read more

How to watch Joshua v Parker live stream online

How to watch Joshua v Parker
Coverage of tonight’s fight kicks off at 6pm live on Sky Sports Box Office, with the bout set to start at 10pm.

One of the year’s biggest boxing bouts takes place this weekend as Anthony Joshua takes on Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight title unification fight in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Britain’s Joshua currently holds the IBF and WBA belts, having beaten Carlos Takam back in October, and is now looking to add to his existing titles and further boost his reputation as one of the best boxers around today.

However his New Zealander opponent will be no pushover, as the current WBO title holder is undefeated in his 24 professional fights to date, 18 of which have come by knockout.

Joshua will be hoping to add Parker to his list of high-profile vanquished opponents, which already includes the likes of Charles Martin and Wladimir Klitschko.

And with the fight being the first time that two unbeaten heavyweight champions have met since 1987, history could be made in Cardiff this weekend.

The fight is set to begin at 10pm, so if you’ve not managed to get tickets for the big [...]  read more

Windows 10 Redstone 4 news, features and release date

In many ways, Windows 10 is Microsoft’s best operating system yet, and one of the main reasons for this is that Microsoft is continuing to support it with major updates, such as the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 4.

As with any major update for Windows 10, Redstone 4 looks set to bring a host of exciting new features to the operating system, and here we’ll gather up everything we know so far about the upcoming update.

We’ll also speculate on the release date for Windows 10 Redstone 4, and we’ll constantly update this article as new information emerges.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next major update for Windows 10
  • When is it out? Possibly around March 2018
  • What will it cost? As with previous major Windows 10 updates, it will be free

Windows 10 Redstone 4 release date

So, when can we expect Windows 10 Redstone 4 to land? The update is the culmination of over a year’s work, with features that were first tested by Windows Insiders, a group of users who try out early versions of Windows 10, back in early 2017.

Then, on August 31 2017, Windows 10 Build 16353 was released to Windows Insiders, which is part of the Redstone 4 development branch. This indicated that Microsoft was gearing up for release.

Then [...]  read more

Best Baselworld 2018 smartwatches: stylish hybrids to World Cup wristwear

The biggest show for watches and jewelry is currently taking place in Basel, Switzerland, where we’ve been constantly swapping wristwear to try out all the latest techy gadgets.

Traditionally Baselworld is for more legacy watches and jewelry, but tech brands (and forward-thinking fashion brands) have slowly been seeping in the idea of high-tech smartwatches and hybrids as well.

We’ve put together a list of our favorite watches we’ve seen at the show. It’s a mix of the more traditional looking watches that have some smart features and outright smartwatches you should be keeping an eye on.

Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Hublot’s terribly named smartwatch has been the biggest talking point of Baselworld 2018, even though it may not be the best smart product on show.

The Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia is the first officially announced smartwatch to come running Google’s Wear OS right out of the box, but it’s more exciting than that, as a variant of this watch will be gracing the wrists [...]  read more

5 great things to watch on Sky, thanks to this amazing Flash Sale

Deciding what to watch on TV can be difficult, especially if the whole family wants to get in on the action. That’s why it’s best to have the broadest selection possible, like what you get with Sky’s latest package deal. 

In a new flash sale, running from Friday 23 until Wednesday 28 March, you’ll be able to get Sky Entertainment, Sky Entertainment HD and Sky Cinema for only £30 a month

That’s a fantastic deal – it’d usually cost you at least £35 a month – so we’ve put together five of the best movies and TV shows you’ll be able to watch if you take out the cracking new deal.

Save Me

Save Me is a brand new original Sky original drama (so you can’t watch it anywhere else) about a father who will go to any lengths to find out the truth about his daughter’s disappearance… especially now he has been accused of kidnapping her.

The show is written by and stars Lennie James – who you may recognise as Morgan in hit show The Walking Dead – as Nelly, the distraught [...]  read more

Operator partnerships could be the key to IoT success

In the technology world it’s impossible to escape the hype around the Internet of Things (IoT).

According to Cisco, which knows a thing or two about networks, IoT spending will increase by $772.5 billion by the end of 2018 as organisations look to take advantage of the efficiencies and new markets that increased connectivity opens up.

The message from vendors and analysts is simple: IoT is going to change every industry and businesses will need to adapt to survive. But where do you start? The operators think they have the answer.

It’s no secret that traditional revenues are falling within the industry and providers need new sources to maintain growth. Although there are a number of communications technologies vying for supremacy in IoT, the telecoms industry will have a key role in connecting the IoT.

But speaking at the Smart IoT London event this week, O2 outlined its view that operators can help customers navigate the world of IoT and that partnerships and collaboration will [...]  read more

Apple seems set to announce a new low-cost iPad aimed at students

You probably wouldn’t describe Apple products as cheap, and that’s probably part of the reason why iPads and other Apple devices aren’t the dominant devices in education.

Apple is seemingly looking to change that, as the company is rumored to announce a new low-cost iPad aimed at education.

The announcement will happen at an event on Tuesday at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago, according to “people familiar with the matter” speaking to Bloomberg.

Apparently the device set to be announced will be a new version of the company’s cheapest iPad, which presumably means the 9.7-inch iPad (2017). The consumer version of that currently starts at $329 / £339 / AU$469, so this new version might cost less.

New software for new hardware

They didn’t say whether the specs or features will differ from the existing tablet, but apparently Apple will also use the event to show new software designed for classrooms.

We wouldn’t expect that this device will be available to everyone – at least not at [...]  read more

Get this award-winning VPN deal from IPVanish with a whopping 72% discount

If you’re a regular on TechRadar, you probably know that we’re big fans of a VPN (virtual private networks), a solution that allows you to protect your privacy when surfing online, keeping you anonymous and secure especially when using public connections – such as those in a cafe or library.

Now, IPVanish, one of the best VPN services around, has slashed the price of its service to a mere $3.33 per month (that’s $79.99 billed every two years, and no surprise price hikes unlike others!).

What you get with IPVanish is a zero traffic log promise, VPN servers in more than 60 countries, unlimited bandwidth (including for P2P0, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPsec VPN protocols, five simultaneous connections and 24/7 customer support.

But you will need to hurry to get this offer, as it ends on 31st March 2018.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei Mate 11 could both have in-screen fingerprint scanners

This year’s early flagships have stuck with physical fingerprint scanners, but 2018 could still be the year of the in-screen scanner, as both the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei Mate 11 are rumored to pack one.

Samsung has been rumored to be working on building a fingerprint scanner into the screens of its phones for a while now, and though the last update suggested the Note 9 wouldn’t get one, industry sources speaking to The Korea Herald are now saying that it still might.

“Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions,” a source said, adding that the delay in deciding was “due to the work in adopting the in-display fingerprint sensor.” 

However, a final decision will apparently be made this month.

As well as giving the phone a headline feature, it’s a move that according to an analyst – speaking to the same site – [...]  read more