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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How to use CarPlay

CarPlay can be a wonderful thing, especially when you know how to use it properly

CarPlay can be a wonderful thing, especially when you know how to use it properly

18 Jun 19

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How to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad in iOS 12

If you're sick of being limited to Apple-approved apps, have you consider jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to jailbreak in iOS 12

If you're sick of being limited to Apple-approved apps, have you consider jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to jailbreak in iOS 12

17 Jun 19

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Best iTunes alternatives for Mac

There are some terrific alternatives to iTunes, if you know where to look. Here are the best media players for Mac

There are some terrific alternatives to iTunes, if you know where to look. Here are the best media players for Mac

13 Jun 19

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How to add AirPlay to any speaker

Want to add AirPlay support to your speaker or stereo system, and make it wireless-ready? We've got the know-how

Want to add AirPlay support to your speaker or stereo system, and make it wireless-ready? We've got the know-how

04 Jun 19

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Best alternatives to iTunes for ripping CDs to MP3

Need to create MP3s from your CD collection without using iTunes? We show you the best alternatives to Apple's software

Need to create MP3s from your CD collection without using iTunes? We show you the best alternatives to Apple's software

04 Jun 19

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How to use a PS4 or Xbox One controller on Mac

Connect a PS4 DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller to your Mac and play games using high-end controllers

Connect a PS4 DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller to your Mac and play games using high-end controllers

04 Jun 19

 
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Best alternatives to MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

The MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are fine ultra-portable laptops, but they're not the only options on the market

The MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are fine ultra-portable laptops, but they're not the only options on the market

29 May 19

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Best ad blocker for iPhone & iPad

Which iOS apps will rid you of these troublesome ads? Here are our favourites

Which iOS apps will rid you of these troublesome ads? Here are our favourites

10 May 19

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AirPods 2 review

With Hey Siri support, wireless charging and an upgraded chipset, the new AirPods are amongst the smartest earbuds on the market

With Hey Siri support, wireless charging and an upgraded chipset, the new AirPods are amongst the smartest earbuds on the market

11 Apr 19

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How to use AirPods

As with most Apple products, AirPods are easy to use, but there are a few things that confuse even experienced techies.

As with most Apple products, AirPods are easy to use, but there are a few things that confuse even experienced techies.

10 Apr 19

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AirPods vs AirPods 2: What’s the difference?

Apple's newest earbuds might not look very different, but there's a bunch of new tech under the hood

Apple's newest earbuds might not look very different, but there's a bunch of new tech under the hood

25 Mar 19

 
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How to play PS4 games on iPhone and iPad

Here’s how you can play your favourite PS4 games on an iPhone or iPad, along with a few tips to improve your streaming experience

Here’s how you can play your favourite PS4 games on an iPhone or iPad, along with a few tips to improve your streaming experience

13 Mar 19

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Best Apple Watch games 2019

Playing games on the Apple Watch has never been so fun

Playing games on the Apple Watch has never been so fun

12 Mar 19

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How to change Apple Watch straps

Here's how you can swap out your Apple Watch straps quickly and easily

Here's how you can swap out your Apple Watch straps quickly and easily

05 Mar 19

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