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S Health review: Is Samsung's fitness app in the best shape?
4.0 stars

S Health review: Is Samsung's fitness app in the best shape?

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The Samsung S Health fitness app and monitoring system has been part of the company's ecosystem for some time. Perhaps its biggest push was when the Galaxy S5 phone launched alongside the Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit fitness tracker in 2014.Since then,... >>

Android 7.1 Nougat review: Subtle but super-sweet OS update
5.0 stars

Android 7.1 Nougat review: Subtle but super-sweet OS update

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Android 7.1 Nougat is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It makes its debut on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the company’s first home-made phones, and will soon make its way to other devices.While the pre-Pixel version of Nougat... >>

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment
5.0 stars

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment

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Netflix needs no introduction. The company quickly gained momentum in the US with its DVD rental service that evolved into video streaming on demand, before spreading its wings to the UK in 2012.So impressive has the rise of Netflix been, that it's become... >>

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad
5.0 stars

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad

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The latest iPhone operating system update, Apple's iOS 10, is almost here. And it's full of promise that will change the way you use your iPhone or iPad.We've been living with iOS 10 on both iPhone and iPad during the public beta phase and, briefly, on... >>

Quik and Splice: Edit your GoPro videos on your iPhone in a jiffy

Quik and Splice: Edit your GoPro videos on your iPhone in a jiffy

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While many see GoPro's success as being entirely hardware based, the company itself envisions a future where both its software and hardware are the key pillars of its business. Its tiny mount-everywhere cameras are market leading, thanks to being feature-rich,... >>

Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?
3.5 stars

Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Microsoft made a move into smart, connected, mobile devices that were relatively unchallenged. The early versions of Windows CE drove Pocket PCs, long before the modern smartphone had taken off.Window's life on... >>

Reasons why Realifex for iPhone and Apple Watch is the fitness tracker for the mind

Reasons why Realifex for iPhone and Apple Watch is the fitness tracker for the mind

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The online world and devices in our pockets aren’t always conducive to mental wellbeing. The endless checking of social media and always present technology, such as smartphones and, nowadays, smartwatches can make it even harder to find calm in the... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance
4.0 stars

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: Polish and performance

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It made its debut on the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, a double helping of Marshmallow to kick off the next generation of Android devices.The updates have subsequently rolled... >>

Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update
4.0 stars

Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update

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It's that time of year again when Apple releases a new operating system - this year named El Capitan - bringing new features and some changes to its desktop software and your MacBook or iMac.But with Apple introducing the iPad Pro, and a strong push for... >>

Windows 10 review: The OS upgrade we've all been waiting for
4.5 stars

Windows 10 review: The OS upgrade we've all been waiting for

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The desktop is centre stage again in Windows 10. Finally.With the last version of Windows, the love-to-hate-it and hate-to-love-it Windows 8, it seemed like Microsoft was trying to convert the entire population into tablet users, even though plenty of... >>

Angry Birds 2 hands-on: Same game you know and love but with a few new changes

Angry Birds 2 hands-on: Same game you know and love but with a few new changes

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Rovio has finally launched the official sequel to Angry Birds.We've seen several Angry Birds spin-offs over the years, but this game is different from them all. It's supposed to be the original game loaded with all-new features and other enticing elements.... >>

Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app

Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app

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The future - it seems - is not software algorithms but people.Having successfully changed the way we bought and listened to music with the iPod, Apple is hoping to bring back those who have wandered off to services like Spotify and Deezer with a new app... >>

HBO Now hands-on: A true cord-cutting experience at last (and just in time for GoT)

HBO Now hands-on: A true cord-cutting experience at last (and just in time for GoT)

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HBO's HBO Now streaming service has launched in the US, giving millions of Americans unprecedented access to original films and TV shows in the premium cable network's catalogue without ever needing a cable television subscription.It's a service aimed... >>

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

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We've seen fingerprint sensors on phones and tablets, and haptic force-feedback technology on prototype devices on our travels, but Microsoft has come up with something quite different. And it could change the way you search online forever. Utilising... >>

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

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The official app for TV show Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, is now available to download for free. We've installed it to see if the app can hope to compare to the genius of the show.The Better Call Saul app is free on the Amazon Appstore.... >>

All change for Channel 4's on demand service: All 4 for iPad explored

All change for Channel 4's on demand service: All 4 for iPad explored

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Channel 4 is making the biggest changes to its on demand offering since launching 4oD almost nine years ago. For a start, the name is being ditched in favour of "All 4" - representing the fact that it will contain catch-up, on demand and live streams... >>

Addison Lee app review: Order or pre-book minicabs with ease (hands-on)

Addison Lee app review: Order or pre-book minicabs with ease (hands-on)

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Addison Lee, not satisfied with being London's biggest minicab alternative to the black cab, has expanded its app-based service to cater for all phone platforms. Originally for iPhone only, you can now download on Android, Windows Phone and even BlackBerry... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement
4.0 stars

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement

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Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut on the Nexus 9, Google's new tablet, and the Nexus 6, its latest smartphone.With Android 5.0 comes a range of changes that feel like a repositioning of Android, rather than a huge bump in forward-facing features.We've... >>

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

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Over the course of the day we've made just over 100 Bux and then managed to lose it all before regaining half before going to bed.We've been playing Bux you see, a new app that taps into the world of day trading, allowing you to play certain stocks to... >>

Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner

Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner

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Nokia recently launched its N1 Android tablet, showing the world that the sale of its mobile arm to Microsoft wasn't to be its end. While it agreed not to make phones anymore it is still going to be on smartphones thanks to its own launcher, the Z Launcher.Nokia... >>

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

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Monument Valley is one of the best games for the iPad we've seen this year balancing beautiful graphics with innovative gameplay and a constant sense of wow as the MC Esher themes levels play out before you.One of the biggest criticisms with the game... >>

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list

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Inbox is a new email experience from the Gmail team. While it hasn't completely launched yet, we were able to snag an invite and give it a go.To use Inbox, you have to be invited by Google. Google opened Inbox to everyone for one-hour only on 5 November,... >>

Mac OS X Yosemite review
4.5 stars

Mac OS X Yosemite review

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Apple's new operating system, OS X Yosemite, has arrived with a number of design and feature changes in tow and the promise of being the best version of OS X yet.But it is really that simple? Can it really be just a case of pressing the download button... >>

OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely

OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely

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Continuity. It's a word you are likely to hear a lot of from Apple over the coming weeks and months. But what does it mean, and why should you care?Seen in the bigger picture, it is the move by Apple to connect all your devices together. Whether that's... >>

Ever wanted to play at Wembley? App update will now put your name on the scoreboard

Ever wanted to play at Wembley? App update will now put your name on the scoreboard

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An update to the official app for Wembley Stadium is coming at the start of October and a new section will be added that will give you more access to social media functions and other features. It will also give you the opportunity to have a message beamed... >>

Turn your swanky new iPhone 6 images into old school gaming screens with Retrospecs

Turn your swanky new iPhone 6 images into old school gaming screens with Retrospecs

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Retrospecs for the iPhone and iPad is a photography app that no fan of old school gaming should go without. It turns any picture taken or from the gallery into a screengrab from a number of computers of yesteryear.Want an 8-bit snap of Gran? Sorted.Like... >>

Blinkbox movies review
4.0 stars

Blinkbox movies review

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Many are choosing to look for streaming solutions for TV and movies rather than buying physical solutions to watch their favourites. The big names are familiar, with Netflix offering a subscription-only model where you can watch as much as you like, but... >>

Hands-on: Slingshot app by Facebook (for iPhone) review

Hands-on: Slingshot app by Facebook (for iPhone) review

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Facebook has introduced a new app called Slingshot for Android and iOS. The app is limited to the US at the moment, but it combines quick messaging with the ability to create fun photos and videos.You've probably heard this already, but we should repeat... >>

Hands-on: Amazon Prime Music streaming service (web, desktop, and mobile) review

Hands-on: Amazon Prime Music streaming service (web, desktop, and mobile) review

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Amazon has introduced a new streaming service in the US called Amazon Prime Music. The company said it provides unlimited, ad-free access to "over a million songs and hunderds of custom-built playlists". And there's no subscription fee. You just have... >>

Hands-on: Skype for iPhone 5.0 review

Hands-on: Skype for iPhone 5.0 review

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Skype has overhauled its iPhone app, Skype for iPhone 5.0, with a new design, new features, and the promise of being considerably faster for those using it.Pocket-lint was given access ahead of the official rollout to use it in a real environment and... >>

BBC Sport World Cup edition for Android and iOS pictures and hands-on

BBC Sport World Cup edition for Android and iOS pictures and hands-on

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The BBC has unveiled its digital content strategy for the World Cup in Brazil this summer and Pocket-lint had a chance to take a look at how the BBC Sport app for Android, iPhone and iPad will deliver what the BBC is calling its most extensive coverage... >>

Windows Phone 8.1 review
4.0 stars

Windows Phone 8.1 review

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Windows Phone 8.1 is (sort of) here and it's a much needed boost to the Microsoft operating system. Better presentation, more personalisation, the voice assist Cortana, quick actions and notifications via Action Center and a number of other tweaks throughout.At... >>

Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update review

Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update review

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Microsoft has released its first major update for Windows 8.1 as promised and Pocket-lint has installed it on a desktop PC to see exactly what the more significant changes do. And we can start by saying that it's a hark back to Vista.The software giant... >>

Monument Valley review (iPad/iPhone)

Monument Valley review (iPad/iPhone)

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It's rare that you see a game for £2.49 in the App store. It's a also rare that you see a game in the Apple App store that isn't about continuous play or sucking your bank account dry with in-app purchases, ways to complete the level with little effort,... >>

Bubbli iOS app lets you create and share a spherical photo bubble with sound

Bubbli iOS app lets you create and share a spherical photo bubble with sound

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Bubbli is a photo app with panoramic-like shooting features. It has debuted at time when the market is already brimming with stiff competition from the likes of Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. But Pocket-lint has decided to give Bubbli a whirl... >>

Hands-on: Microsoft Office for iPad apps review‏

Hands-on: Microsoft Office for iPad apps review‏

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Microsoft unveiled Office for iPad at a San Francisco-based event on 27 March, with Satya Nadella, the company's new chief executive, leading the helm. The mobile software's long-awaited debut follows years of leaks, and even some adamant denials from... >>

New BBC iPlayer pictures and hands-on

New BBC iPlayer pictures and hands-on

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The BBC has unveiled a new version of its iPlayer catch-up and video-on-demand service, which goes live today. It has been rebuilt from the ground up in HTML5 and Pocket-lint attended the launch at New Broadcasting House in London to check out a few of... >>

Hands-on: Ozobot's multi-surface small robot and apps for iOS review

Hands-on: Ozobot's multi-surface small robot and apps for iOS review

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Ozobot is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair, where Pocket-lint got a chance to meet the company's CEO and see a demonstration of its cute robot.Ozobot, as you might have guessed, is a small robot with optical and colour-reading sensors. It recognises and follow... >>

Hands-on: Paper by Facebook (iPhone) review‏

Hands-on: Paper by Facebook (iPhone) review‏

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Paper, Facebook's a new iPhone app, has been released in the US.Carrying the same name as the well-known app from FiftyThree, Paper is supposed to combine two experiences into one: social networking and news consumption.Whether it succeeds like Facebook... >>

SwiftKey Note review
5.0 stars

SwiftKey Note review

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"I am writing this using SwiftKey on the iPad mini." Yes, you read that correctly - SwiftKey on an Apple device. If you’re wondering how the predictive keyboard software has made its way from Android to Apple, then, no, it's not magic. SwiftKey Note,... >>