New MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro could launch with macOS Catalina

Apple could be preparing to release a new MacBook Air 2019 and 13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 alongside its upcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina software later this year.

The rumor comes from IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin, who published his Emerging PC Market Tracker. The report is only available to subscribers, but Forbes has reported on details within the report that suggest that Apple will update the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Air with new processors in September 2019.

The new laptops will also ship with Apple’s upcoming operating system, macOS 10.15, according to Lin.

Update dates

In the report, Lin claims that the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar will be the model that gets the processor update. The version with the Touch Bar got a processor update back in May.

Meanwhile, the MacBook Air last got an update in October 2018. Getting the latest Intel processors should give both laptops a decent performance boost – if these rumors are correct.

This is the same report which suggests that Apple will also be releasing a new 16-inch MacBook Pro this year – although without the recently-rumored OLED display.

So, we will hopefully see some new laptop hardware from Apple later this year. However, as MacRumors points out, while these rumors suggest a spate of hardware refreshes in September, Apple doesn’t often release new laptops in that month – usually waiting until October.

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Raspberry Pi 4 is on sale with 3x faster CPU and dual 4K monitor support for $35

The Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched, and the latest iteration of the popular compact computer board introduces a much faster processor, plus a selection of models with different amounts of RAM, starting from £34 or $35 (around AU$50).

The new CPU is a 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 (64-bit) which is three times as fast as its predecessor, the Pi Foundation promises, and it’s capable of driving a pair of 4K monitors to boot.

Note, though, that the board has a pair of micro-HDMI ports, rather than the previous full-size connector, so you’ll need to buy an adapter to use a standard HDMI cable – fortunately that accessory is a mere £1.50 (around $2, AU$3), or an official (4Kp60 capable) micro-HDMI to HDMI cable will set you back $5 (£4, $7).

You also get a pair of USB 3.0 ports, alongside two USB 2.0 connectors, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and on the wireless front, 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

You can further choose between a board which has either 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM.

Desktop PC performance

The selling points here are a much faster boot-up time, and way faster overall performance than the Pi 3 – in fact the new Pi is comparable to an entry-level desktop PC, but obviously at a much cheaper price.

As the Raspberry Pi maker puts it: “For the first time we provide a PC-like level of performance for most users, while retaining the interfacing capabilities and hackability of the classic Raspberry Pi line.”

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 1GB of RAM is priced at £34 or $35 (around AU$50), and you’ll pay £44 or $45 (around AU$65) for the 2GB version, and £54 or $55 (around AU$80) for the top-end offering with 4GB of RAM.

The Pi 4 is available to buy now, although some retailers seem to be limiting the product to one unit per order, presumably anticipating some heavy initial demand.

The manufacturer has concentrated on making sure the new model is backwards-compatible, not just in terms of software, but also with the form factor and size of the hardware, so you can drop it into any of your existing Raspberry Pi projects to easily upgrade an older board.

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Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

There is “absolutely no evidence” Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company’s vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said.

The former deputy PM told the BBC the company had carried out analyses of its data and found no “significant attempt” by outside forces to sway the vote.

Instead, he argued that “the roots to British euroscepticism go very deep”.

In a wide-ranging interview, Sir Nick also called for more regulation of Facebook and other tech giants.

Sir Nick, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats and deputy prime minister during the coalition government, was hired by Facebook in October last year.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said Facebook was now arguing for greater regulation of tech firms.

He said there was a “pressing need” for new “rules of the road” on privacy, election rules, the use of people’s data and adjudicating on what constitutes hate speech.

It follows growing criticism of the tech giant and calls from MPs for far stricter regulation over issues including fake news, harmful content and the way user data is used.

Asked whether Facebook should not be fixing some of these issues itself, Sir Nick said it was not something big tech companies “can or should” do on their own.

“It’s not for private companies, however big or small, to come up with those rules. It is for democratic politicians in the democratic world to do so,” he said.

But he stressed companies like Facebook should play a “mature role” in advocating – rather than shunning – regulation.

‘Conspiracy’

In the interview, Sir Nick dismissed claims that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica influenced people’s decision to vote Leave in the EU referendum in 2016.

“Much though I understand why people want to sort of reduce that eruption in British politics to some kind of plot or conspiracy – or some use of new social media through opaque means – I’m afraid the roots to British Euroscepticism go very, very deep,” he said.

Instead, he argued attitudes had been influenced far more by “traditional media” over the last 40 years than by new media.

The scandal around the way data was used by Cambridge Analytica was first exposed by Carole Cadwalladr, an investigative journalist at the Guardian newspaper.

Christchurch attack video

Sir Nick also claimed the company was getting better at removing harmful content, saying it was a “matter of minutes” before the first video of the Christchurch mosque shooting was removed.

A video of March’s attack, in which 51 people were killed, was livestreamed on Facebook.

The issue, he said, was the huge numbers of people reposting that initial video afterwards, including the mainstream media.

“In the case of Facebook, I think 200 people saw the video as it was being livestreamed,” he said.

But in the 24 hours following the shooting, Sir Nick said Facebook took down 1.5 million versions of the video. He said about 1.3 million of those were removed before they were reported.

Self-harm images

Sir Nick was also asked about how well Instagram – which is owned by Facebook – was responding to images of self-harm on the platform.

After 14-year-old Molly Russell took her own life in 2017, her family found distressing material about depression and suicide on her Instagram feed.

Sir Nick said Instagram had spent a lot of time with experts on teenage mental health and had been told it was “important to allow youngsters to express their anguish”, including allowing them to post images of self-harm.

“We have now shifted things dramatically. We take down all forms of graphic content. The images that are still available on Instagram have a sort of filter, if you like, so they can’t be clearly seen,” he said.

On wider attitudes towards the sector, Sir Nick said there had been a shift in recent years from “tech utopia” – where people like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg “could do no wrong” – to a culture of “tech phobia”.

But he cautioned against any excessive backlash against technology: “I think we end up with the risk that we throw the baby out with the bathwater and make it almost impossible for tech to innovate properly.”

“Technology is not good or bad,” he said. “Technology down the ages is used by good and bad people for good and bad ends.”

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Apple’s rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may arrive this year – sans OLED display

Back in February, we first reported that Apple is considering a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a totally new design, and while a more recent rumor suggested that it might not arrive until 2020 (or 2021), yet another piece of speculation has cropped up which believes it actually will ship this year, as reported by Forbes

According to the London-based market analysts at IHS Markit, Apple is readying its 16-inch MacBook Pro for reveal at an event in September, which is traditionally the time of year when the Cupertino company unveils its latest iPhone range. 

“We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep’19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue,” said Jeff Lin, Associate Director of Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit.

While we reported a couple of days ago that Apple could be plotting to switch to OLED for its tablet and laptop displays, the specifications detailed by IHS Markit suggest otherwise, citing a 16-inch TFT-LCD oxide display from LG with a resolution of 3,072 x 1,920.

Of course, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt, as there’s no telling how accurate IHS Markit’s information is. This isn’t the only prognostication that the British analytics outfit has made today – the company also believes a foldable Microsoft Surface with Android app compatibility will arrive in 2020.

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Foldable Microsoft Surface with Android app compatibility rumored for 2020

Rumors of a foldable Microsoft Surface product have been circulating for well over a year now, but the latest leak offers up more possible details than ever before.

Speaking with Forbes, British analytics outfit IHS Markit claimed that a smaller foldable Surface device would arrive in the first half of 2020, according to “supply chain info” that it has obtained.

Furthermore, IHS Markit stated that the device would rely on Microsoft’s upcoming foldable-friendly version of Windows 10, would be able to support Android and iCloud apps, and would run on Intel’s new 10nm Lakefield SoC (System on a Chip).

The new version of Windows 10 – which is rumored to be named Windows Core OS (or WCOS for short) – features integrated UI support for dual displays.

Physically, the foldable Surface is said to feature dual 9-inch displays in a 4:3 aspect ratio. The folding edge will supposedly be reinforced by a sturdy hinge (hinted at in recent patents) and, internally, the device will include a support for an always-on LTE or 5G mobile data connection.

While there have been plenty of whispers surrounding a pocket-sized Microsoft device codenamed Andromeda, the unit referred to by IHS Markit will apparently be Surface-branded, known internally as Centaurus, and will be closer to a 2-in-1 in size and functionality.

As foldable phones like the Huawei Mate X and the Samsung Galaxy Fold get closer to launching, the lines between smartphone, tablet and laptop are beginning to blur – although it may take even these giant tech titans some time to perfect the balance between affordability and reliability.

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Best Kindle 2019: which Amazon ereader should you buy?

If you’ve landed here, it’s likely you’re after an ereader. In 2019, the rule is that the best ereaders are, generally, devices made by Amazon.

There are a few devices worth getting, such as the Kobo Forma, but more often than not you’ll likely want to opt for Amazon’s Kindle range. 

We’ve used each and every recent Kindle model extensively for our reviews, and below we’ve put together the ultimate guide so you can find out what Amazon branded ereader is for you.

Unlike many other TechRadar buying guides, we’ve put together this list in price order rather than specifically ranking them. A lot of what you’ll want here comes down to how much you’re willing to spend.

That’s why you won’t see these products ranked by number, and instead this is a culmination of the best products so you can judge for yourself exactly what you’ll need.

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Amazon Kindle (2016)

The simple and cheapest option

Screen size: 6-inch | Screen type: Pearl e-paper | Storage: 4GB | Resolution: 167ppi | Weight: 161g | Backlight: no | Touchscreen: yes | Wi-Fi: yes | 3G: no | Battery life: up to four weeks

Affordable

Improved design

No backlight

Screen could be better

The Amazon Kindle (2016) is the most basic and affordable ereader the company sells, and it’s worth knowing that this ereader isn’t long for this world. This is the older model that has since been replaced by the all-new Kindle, but Amazon is still selling it for the timebeing.

That’s likely so the company can work through stock, and it has discounted it around the world to around £49.99/$69.99 (about AU$90) at the time of writing.

You’ll learn all about the latest Amazon Kindle model in the next section, but the core upgrade with the newer model is it has a backlit display. Almost everything is similar on this older model, so if you don’t need that backlit screen and you’re looking to spend less it may be worthwhile getting this while it’s affordable.

It features a long lasting battery and plenty of space for all your digitial tomes, plus an intuitive interface, that makes navigating your books a breeze. Just be warned, you won’t be able to buy this model for long.

Why should I buy it? Because you want a bargain and can live without the backlight and sharper screen found on the newest Kindle.

Read the full Amazon Kindle (2016) review

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New Amazon Kindle

Spend a little extra to get a backlight

Screen size: 6-inch | Screen type: Pearl e-paper | Storage: 4GB | Resolution: 167ppi | Weight: 174g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | 3G: No | Battery life: Up to four weeks

Comes with a backlight

Audiobook functionality

Resolution could be improved

No waterproof

Then we come to the all-new Amazon Kindle, which is remarkably similar to the device you’ll find above but it comes with a variety of extra features that you may find worthwhile.

Number one is the fact you can read in the dark with the latest version of the Kindle. It comes with a backlight, which is a first for the affordable ereader range from the retailer, and for anyone who has ever been frustrated they can’t read in bed this is a big feature.

The design is slightly different, but it’s still a functional look that you’ll likely want to encase in well… a case. It’s comfortable to hold in the hand, and the battery life should last for around a month of half an hour of reading each day.

The thing to note here is that the display isn’t perfect. The resolution isn’t as good as the devices coming up on this list. When you’re reading books this can be difficult to notice, but we particularly notice it when reading magazines or comic books.

That’s a minor thing for most people though, and it’s well worth picking it up if you’re after an affordable ereader that does the basics really well.

Why should I buy it? Because you don’t want to spend lots on an ereader, but you do need a backlight.

Read the full Amazon Kindle review

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

It’s all about that screen

Screen size: 6-inch | Screen type: E ink | Storage: 4GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 209g | Backlight: yes | Touchscreen: yes | Wi-Fi: yes | 3G: yes | Battery life: up to six weeks

Super-sharp screen

Improved typography

Bland design

Still missing some features

Amazon updated the Kindle Paperwhite back in 2018 to add several features from the Voyage and Oasis lines, including IPX8-rated waterproofing and support for Audible audiobooks. 

The screen is still fantastic with a beautiful 6-inch HD display with 300ppi pixel density and 8GB of storage, meaning you can keep thousands of books on one device.

The Kindle Paperwhite is almost the closest you can get to real paper while getting all the benefits of an ereader. You have access to Amazon’s huge library of books and you can even use the Kindle Unlimited rental service on the Paperwhite.

There’s a built-in light and you’re not going to get any screen glare when reading it in bright sunlight. The battery isn’t as good as the last version as it only lasts between four and six weeks, but that said it’s still a very good amount of time to get reading your ebooks.

Why should I buy it? If you’re looking for one of the best screen experiences on an ereader and you want to be able to read in bright sunlight, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is your choice.

Read the full Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

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Amazon Kindle Oasis

The first all-metal and waterproof Amazon Kindle

Screen size: 7-inch | Screen type: Carta E Ink | Storage: 8GB/32GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 194g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | 3G: Yes | Battery life: up to six weeks

Great reading experience

Audiobooks are useful

Very expensive

No speakers

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is the most expensive and advanced traditional Kindle you can buy today. At over three times the price of the standard Kindle, you’re dropping a lot of cash, but it’s worth it – the Oasis is one of the best Kindles you can buy, especially if you’re looking for the traditional experience.

If you’re looking for the most comfortable ereader experience you can ever have this is the best one for you. It has a brand new design that’s now made of aluminium and is also waterproof, so you can read in the bath or next to the pool while you’re on holiday. 

The Kindle Oasis is thinner on one side, which makes it even easier to hold in one hand. There’s a vibrant display with 300 pixels per inch and a fantastic backlight that makes it the brightest Kindle yet. The battery is all inside the latest Kindle Oasis (there’s no charging case like on the 2016 version) so you’ll get six weeks standby life and we found it lasted a whole week with a few hours reading a day.

Plus you can now listen to audiobooks with Audible too, but you’ll need to have a Bluetooth speaker or pair of headphones to hook up as there’s no speaker or 3.5mm headphone jack. This will cost you quite a bit more than all the other ereaders on this list – but if this is the device you use every day to absorb your tomes, why not spend that little bit extra?

Read the full review: Amazon Kindle Oasis 

Why should I buy it? If you want the very best ereader experience, the Kindle Oasis offers it.

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Cameroon vs England live stream: how to watch Women’s World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Game on! Although they enjoyed a flawless group stage campaign with three wins from three, England didn’t emphatically blow away of their opponents in the same way that other 2019 Women’s World Cup contenders like France and the USA have. They now face a testing challenge in the first knockout stage – make sure you don’t miss a minute with a Cameroon vs England live stream today.

It’s unlikely Cameroon will be a push-over – the African side have had to battle their way to get to the last 16, and their last-gasp win over New Zealand will ensure they’ll go into this game with confidence at a high.

Live stream Cameroon vs England – where and when

Today’s match takes place at the Stade du Hainaut in the northern French city of Valenciennes.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm CET, meaning a 4.30pm BST for viewers in the UK. That’s also a 4pm West Africa Standard Time start for Cameroon fans looking to cheer on their side from home.

With a quarter-final tie against either Norway or Australia at stake, both managers will be pleased that they don’t appear to have any injuries going into today’s game. 

England boss Phil Neville rested a number of players in their last match against Japan, so expect the likes of Jodie Taylor, Beth Mead, Nikita Parris and Fran Kirby to all be back among the starting 11.

Making their second consecutive appearance in the round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Cameroon will be hoping to go better than they did at Canada 2015 where they were narrowly defeated 1-0 by China.

Don’t miss any of the action by following the instructions below and grabbing a live stream of Cameroon vs England wherever you are in the world.

Watch a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 live stream from outside your country

If you’re in UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve got your viewing options listed below. If you’re out of the country for today’s match, you may find that geo-blocking will prevent you from watching your regular domestic coverage from abroad. You don’t have to risk watching the match on a dodgy stream, however.

With the option of using a VPN service, you can tune into the match no matter where you are in the world, and its super easy to set up.

We’ve put all the major VPN services through their paces, and during our tests ExpressVPN came out as our pick of all the services currently out there, thanks to it’s combination of security, speed and simplicity to use. It’s also compatible with loads of streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation, as well as Android and Apple mobiles. So to get that home broadcast and stay safer online, ExpressVPN is your best option (or one of the other best VPN services out there as listed below).

1. Express VPN (comes with a 30 day money back guarantee) This is the #1 rated best VPN in the world right now, with those previously mentioned levels of security, speed and compatibility putting it to the top of the list. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get 3 months absolutely FREE. Check out Express VPN

2. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great choice for streaming. It’s really affordable, too

3. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go

Once installed, you simply fire up the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate country. Choose any region showing the Women’s World Cup and you can then watch as if you were in that country. It’s really that simple.

How to stream today’s Lionesses game in the UK 

The good news for those looking to watch today’s match in the UK and all other games of the 2019 Women’s World Cup is that every match will be shown free-to-air as the BBC has exclusive broadcasting rights for the tournament. You’ll also be able to watch matches live online and on the go via BBC iPlayer. Today’s game will be live on BBC1, with coverage set to start at 4pm.

If you’re outside the UK, you can still watch the BBC’s coverage of the match by getting yourself a VPN and connecting to an English server

How to watch England vs Cameroon live stream in Australia

While all matches involving Australia, (plus the quarter finals, semi-finals and final), will be available for free for viewers in Australia on SBS and the World Game online service, this match isn’t.

If you’re looking to tune to Cameroon vs England in Oz, Optus Sport will be showing the game in the region, which means you’ll need a subscription which currently costs $14.99 per month, but will give you access to every match of the tournament live.

Whichever option you go for, prepare yourself for a very early start as kick off is at 1.30am AEST.

Remember, you’ll need a VPN if you’re intending to watch the Australian coverage from overseas.

Live stream Cameroon vs England in the US

Fox Sports has the English language broadcast rights in the US while Telemundo and Universo will be showing the matches with Spanish commentary in the region. There’s also the Fox Go app you can download to your mobile device if you want to watch away from your TV.

Cord cutters who aren’t interested in getting tangled up in cable subscription should check out FuboTV , which will be showing matches in 4k and is currently offering a free trial. Alternatively you could try any of the other following services.

If you’re looking to tune into today’s match in the US, kick off is at 8.30am PT and 11.30pm ET.

– Discover our pick of all the US’s best sports streaming sites

As well as opening up your viewing options for the Women’s World Cup, using a VPN allows you to watch all your domestic sports coverage from abroad.

How to watch a FIFA Women’s World Cup live stream in Canada

For footy fans in Canada, CTV/TSN is where you’ll need to head for today’s match. You’ll also have the CTV Go app for mobile as an additional option.

If you’re outside of Canada and want to watch your regular domestic coverage of the game, fear not. Downloading a VPN will let you watch CTV’s coverage from anywhere around the globe.

How to watch an England vs Cameroon live stream in New Zealand

Watching the 2019 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand means splashing out for a subscription as Sky Sports holds exclusive rights for the tournament in the region. Today’s match starts on Thursday morning at 3.30am NZST and will also be available to watch on the Sky Go app. If you’re outside NZ and want to watch the match, you’re best bet is to get up and running with a VPN.

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