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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Sony's overhead MDR-1000X

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Q I am travelling to San Francisco direct from Dublin during the summer. I plan to purchase good quality headphones and would like to use technology on the long flight. I have a Samsung J5 phone, tablet and MP3 player. I would like to be able to use mindfulness apps, downloaded podcasts, audiobooks and music. I am open to purchasing an iPod if that would make it easier. I'm also wondering what the best options are in relation to charging devices. Any ideas much appreciated?

CleanMyMac - macpaw.com/store/cleanmymac

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Q I have a MacBook that never seems to have enough storage left. It's not very old as I bought it around Christmas 2015. I thought I would have enough storage with 128GB because I don't watch movies on it or anything, but it now tells me I can't download anything else or even update my MacBook because I've too little storage left. I've tried deleting things but it doesn't seem to make any difference. I'm close to just wiping the whole thing and starting again with it, but I don't want to as there are still some files on it I'm not confident of transferring to another storage device in case I...

Moto G5

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Q Can you please suggest a low-cost Android that will give good quality snapshots under varying light conditions (mainly snapshots of grandkids). I currently have a Bush Spira E3X, which on the face of it has a pretty good spec (21.5MP camera, 4GB rom, 64GB ram dual sim). It works fine for me (a light user) in all aspects except the snapshots which are pretty dismal. Any suggestions would very much be ­appreciated? - BP O'Brien

Dell Inspiron 3268

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Q We have a small family construction business. The office PC is about five years old and extremely slow. The main uses are weekly wages, letters and correspondence, banking, revenue returns, accounts, VAT and emails that may include drawings. It's general office administration. Can you recommend a desktop PC and an A3 colour printer/scanner/photocopier to suit? Also, what backup device would you suggest and what checks and upgrades need to be carried out to keep the PC running and functioning smoothly?