Lewis Painter

Senior Staff Writer

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Having covered Apple for five years, Senior Staff Writer Lewis reviews the latest hardware and provides helpful buying advice. His focus is on iPhone, but he also dabbles with Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPad and AirPods.

Articles by Lewis Painter

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iPhone security tips: How to protect your phone from hackers

Our security megaguide offers essential security tips for protecting your iPhone (and sensitive data) from prying eyes and hackers

Our security megaguide offers essential security tips for protecting your iPhone (and sensitive data) from prying eyes and hackers

17 Oct 19

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Apple Watch Series 5 vs Apple Watch Series 4

Is an always-on display and increased storage enough to tempt Series 4 owners to upgrade? Find out

Is an always-on display and increased storage enough to tempt Series 4 owners to upgrade? Find out

18 Sep 19

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Which games will be available on Apple Arcade?

Here's a list of all confirmed and rumoured games coming to Apple Arcade when it launches later this year

Here's a list of all confirmed and rumoured games coming to Apple Arcade when it launches later this year

17 Sep 19

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iPhone 7 review

The iPhone 7's still on sale and is Apple's cheapest iPhone right now. Should you buy one?

The iPhone 7's still on sale and is Apple's cheapest iPhone right now. Should you buy one?

14 Aug 19

 
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How to use Chromecast on iPhone and Mac

Apple's AirPlay is great, but Chromecast is a decent alternative for iOS and macOS users.

Apple's AirPlay is great, but Chromecast is a decent alternative for iOS and macOS users.

13 Aug 19

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How to make a GIF on Mac

Learn how to make animated GIFs from Live Photos or video clips on your Mac

Learn how to make animated GIFs from Live Photos or video clips on your Mac

07 Aug 19

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How to charge iPhone and listen to music

With no headphone jack, how are users supposed to charge and listen to music at the same time? We find out

With no headphone jack, how are users supposed to charge and listen to music at the same time? We find out

29 Jul 19

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How to use an iPad as a teleprompter

Here's how to use your iPad as a teleprompter to achieve professional-quality video

Here's how to use your iPad as a teleprompter to achieve professional-quality video

18 Jul 19

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How to install Kodi on Apple TV

Kodi is a hugely customisable open source media player, and here's how you can install it on your Apple TV

Kodi is a hugely customisable open source media player, and here's how you can install it on your Apple TV

25 Jun 19

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How to take 360-degree photos, videos on iPhone & iPad

With Facebook now supporting the functionality, how do you take 360-degree photos on iPhone or iPad? We show you how.

With Facebook now supporting the functionality, how do you take 360-degree photos on iPhone or iPad? We show you how.

24 Jun 19

 
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How much storage do you need on an iPhone or iPad?

Choosing the right storage option for your iPhone or iPad can be tricky, but we can help you work out how many gigs you need

Choosing the right storage option for your iPhone or iPad can be tricky, but we can help you work out how many gigs you need

18 Jun 19

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Best Apple TV alternatives of 2019

For those that don't want to buy the new Apple TV 4K, we offer a range of alternatives.

For those that don't want to buy the new Apple TV 4K, we offer a range of alternatives.

18 Jun 19

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Best AR games for iPhone and iPad

We've spent some time playing AR games on iOS, and here's our pick of the best

We've spent some time playing AR games on iOS, and here's our pick of the best

18 Jun 19

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