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Michael Passingham

Michael Passingham is a senior researcher at Which?. He holds a Master’s degree in Railway Studies from the University of York, with a career including roles at Time Inc. UK and Expert Reviews.

Recent articles by Michael Passingham

How to unlock your phone on any network
Mobile phones

We show you the way to unlock your phone for free, and reveal which networks let you buy an unlocked phone from the get-go

WD My Cloud EX2 review
NAS drives

A simple-to-use, well-priced NAS, but it's a little slow and you get faster devices for less

The rear kickstand of the Surface Pro 4
The Surface Pro 4: The once great Windows 10 king
Laptops Tablets Ultraportable laptops

Powerful and versatile, the Surface Pro 4 was the ultimate Windows 10 device

£1189 including VAT and Type Cover
Acer Chromebook R11 review

Minor touchpad issues aside, the Chromebook R11 is a well-built, bargain laptop

£230 inc VAT
SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB flash drive
SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB flash drive review
USB sticks

This USB3 flash drive has the speed to match its capacity

£104 inc VAT
How to block calls and messages
Mobile phones

Overwhelmed by spam calls and unwanted messages? We show you how to block calls on iPhone, Android and WhatsApp

QNAP TS-251 review
NAS drives

The QNAP TS-251 is a powerful NAS with many media and business features

£410 inc VAT
Dell Inspiron 15 5558 review: No longer on sale

Its build quality and battery life wasn't the best we had seen, but the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 once offered decent value

£549 inc VAT
How to remove bloatware and speed up your laptop or PC
Laptops PCs

We show you which types of pre-installed software can safely be removed

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 and 6s deals in October 2017
Mobile phones

Save on a new or refurbished iPhone 6, 6s or 6s Plus with the best deals this month