The best PS4 Pro games: push your console to its 4K HDR limits

Take a look at the best PS4 Pro games

Take a look at the best PS4 Pro games

UPDATE: The upcoming Shadow of the Colossus remake has made it onto our list of the best PS4 Pro games, thanks to its gorgeous visual and performance enhancements. Though we focus solely on what you can expect from the Pro-enhanced version of the game, stay tuned for our full Shadow of the Colossus review, which is coming soon!

It might be one of the most powerful consoles on the market at the moment, but when it comes to games for the PS4, you might have to do some research before splashing the cash online or at your local retailer.

Why? We hear you ask. Well, it’s because not all PS4 Pro games have been created equal.

Actually, for greater clarity, calling them PS4 Pro games isn’t quite accurate either – Sony’s mandated that all PlayStation 4 games going forward work on both the newest and oldest PS4 consoles. It means developers have to get creative in order to scale to both machines, something that some manage better than others, while some merely use it to firm up the performance of titles that stutter on the less powerful, older hardware.

But we’re not interested in stuttering missteps, or the disappointing 4K HUD improving half-assed updates to the likes of Overwatch. If you want to take advantage of the PS4 Pro in all its 4K or HDR glory, these are (on a technical level) the best games read more

WhatsApp arrives on Apple CarPlay with full hands-free messaging

Driving and texting don’t mix, but they do now in CarPlay-equipped vehicles thanks to an update that makes WhatsApp compatible for on-the-road usage.

A recent update to the popular messaging app has added Apple CarPlay support, meaning that you can use you voice to text and conversely, your car will be able to read messages aloud inside of your vehicle.

Users have long been able to ask Siri to send messages, which then would do some app interaction on the background to push them through WhatsApp, reports iCulture. But now, an icon can live right on the CarPlay homescreen for fast and easy access to messages.

Apple’s rollout of third-party app support for its vehicle smart heads-up display (HUD) has been slow compared to Google’s Android Auto, but bringing a big app to the dashboard might hint that it’s readying an expansion.

Via SlashGear

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Steven Soderbergh’s new movie was shot entirely on iPhones

Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh is usually known for making slick Hollywood fare like Erin Brockovich and Ocean’s Eleven, but for his latest movie, the horror-thriller Unsane, the acclaimed filmmaker has opted to shoot the entire thing using iPhones.

Now, the first official trailer for Unsane has arrived — and it looks just as professional as the director’s other recent films, like Side Effects and Haywire.

Having recently come out of retirement with comedic heist film Logan Lucky, Soderbergh’s experience making Unsane on iPhones seems to have reinvigorated the director. 

Speaking at the Berlin International Film Festival last week for the new film’s premiere, as reported by IndieWire, Soderbergh said “I look at this as potentially one of the most liberating experiences that I’ve ever had as a filmmaker, and that I continue having.”

“I think this is the future,” said Soderbergh about the process. “Anybody going to see this movie read more

The best free privacy software 2018: top tools for anonymous browsing

If you’re looking for the best free privacy software to help you browse the web anonymously, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve listed the top choices to help protect your privacy.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons why you’d like to use privacy software to browse anonymously. 

As well as preventing third parties building up a profile of you, the best free privacy software can open up the web, granting you access to sites blocked in your country, to access region-locked content when you’re travelling away from home, and to add a layer of protection when you use a public Wi-Fi network.

If you would prefer to keep your personal details private, a VPN or proxy tool will help. You can check out our best VPN buying guide (or our best free VPN guide) or See our guide to setting up and maintaining a VPN.

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Download Tor Browser

Tor re-routes data through a series of remote nodes to disguise your location

1. Tor Browser

The super secure Tor browser is the cornerstone of any privacy toolkit

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The best gaming routers 2018

If you play a lot of multiplayer games, then making sure you have the best gaming router is essential. 

These routers have been specially designed to prioritise network traffic from games, a feature known as Quality of Service (QoS), so your gameplay won’t be affected if other people are streaming Netflix or browsing the web.

Many gamers feel that a wired connection is best for online gaming and streaming games via services such as Steam In Home streaming, and we’d agree. The best gaming routers should then have plenty of Gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting your gaming devices to the internet – or for playing local LAN games.

Having a wired connection isn’t always possible, so gaming routers need to have the latest – and fastest – Wi-Fi technology as well, which is currently 802.11ac. Having external antennae which can be moved to direct the Wi-Fi signal to certain areas of your house is also handy to have.

With the particular needs of gamers in mind, read more

First look: Apple Homepod

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to have Animoji-like 3D stickers?

We’re merely weeks away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch, and as such little bits of information are leaking out everywhere – and the latest rumor seems to suggest Samsung is targeting the social media generation even harder.

According to SamCentral, which has been poring over the source code from the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update source material, there’s reference to 3D stickers in the mix.

What would that mean? Well, that’s where things get a little woolly, as the source material seems to suggest that you’ll be able to change the depth and focus of the stickers… but they’re also called 3D stickers.

That makes things a little confusing – but you’ll almost certainly need dual cameras to make this feature work.

So where are the dual cameras?

If this feature is coming to the Note 8, then one can assume that the 3D stickers feature will be coming as part of the rear camera setup. Ideally, the stickers would be mapped onto the scene, and as the phone read more

What the Samsung Galaxy S9 release date tells us about the phone

We’ll know the official Samsung Galaxy S9 release date this time next month, as it, and the bigger Galaxy S9 Plus, will be announced at MWC 2018.

February 25 is the specific date for Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 launch event in Barcelona and we’ll be there in person, among the first with the breaking news.

Knowing the definitive launch date of the next Android phone sheds a lot of light on what’s to come, including when it’ll likely ship to stores, what it may look like, and how the Samsung Galaxy S9 will compete with Apple’s iPhone X.

Here’s what the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch date details tell us so far, less than four weeks until we expect that all-important release date news.

1. Samsung Galaxy S9 release date timing

The Galaxy S9 will be announced on February 25, according to Samsung’s own invite to its MWC launch event. This is unmistakable given the giant ‘9’.

Samsung Galaxy S9

We’ll all know for sure on February 25 in Barcelona

The launch date gives credence to leaks and word from our own sources, which indicate that pre-orders will read more

The best travel compact cameras in 2018

When you’re going on vacation you’re going to naturally want to take a camera along with you too, and the one in your smartphone probably won’t cut. Why? While it might be fine for snapshots, the fixed wide-angle lens on most smartphones won’t allow you to zoom into your subject.

In fact zooming is the key, because you won’t know what you want to shoot until you get there and quite often the things you want to photograph will be off in the distance. Now is not the time to find out your zoom isn’t powerful enough. And don’t think that you can simply digitally zoom in on your smartphone’s screen – quality will drop off rapidly.

This is why the ‘travel camera’ genre is so popular. These are compact cameras barely larger than a regular point-and-shoot model, but with massive 20x or 30x zoom lenses. You get the portability of a regular camera, but with much more scope for shooting different kinds of subjects.

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Best iPhone 2018: which Apple phone is the best?

The iPhones you can buy has changed dramatically in the last six months because Apple launched three new iPhones including the redesigned iPhone X.

Buying a top-rated iPhone is an expensive decision. That’s okay. We’re about to deliver you a change, whether it’s the iPhone 8 Plus that’s on our best phones list or a cheap iPhone.

With a bewildering selection of different specs, screen sizes and price points, each of these handsets has something to offer every type of Apple fan – so we’ve boiled down the choices for you in a simple-to-read format.

Best iPhone: which one should you buy

1. iPhone X

The iPhone you’ve been waiting for

Weight: 174g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm | OS: iOS 11 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1125×2436 | CPU: A11 Bionic | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 2716mAh | Rear camera: 12MP+12MP | Front camera: 7MP

Brilliant screen Powerful innards Smart TrueDepth camera Incredibly expensive

The iPhone X is as impressive as it is expensive, but if you really want the best iPhone, you’ll look beyond the latter characteristic. Millions of Apple fans already have since read more