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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,... >>

Blu Vivo 6 review: Affordable Android in a pretty shell
3.5 stars

Blu Vivo 6 review: Affordable Android in a pretty shell

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Phone-maker Blu started making a name for itself in the States for being an affordable Android brand, but it's taken some time for the company to bring its wares to the UK.In fact, the Vivo 6 is the company's first Blighty-bound device. Having launched... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Sirin Labs Solarin: What kind of Android phone does £9.5K get you?

Sirin Labs Solarin: What kind of Android phone does £9.5K get you?

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Sirin Labs has raised over £72 million to launch a super secure Android smartphone called Solarin, which it's going to sell for £9,500. It feels like a high-end alternative to BlackBerry, running Android. What's not to love? Oh, yeah, that price.While... >>

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 Wear review: The smartwatch platform?
4.0 stars

Android Wear review: The smartwatch platform?

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Android Wear is the platform for wearables designed to put the power of Google on your wrist. It keeps you always connected by delivering tailored alerts from your smartphone, but also acts as a point of input for interaction with your apps. It's designed... >>

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... >>

Windows 10 first impressions: Should you upgrade or not?

Windows 10 first impressions: Should you upgrade or not?

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Windows 10 is officially here and it’s generating a lot of buzz for a new windows release, especially considering that the basic version is completely free for Windows 8.1 or 7 owners. And it’s difficult to make an argument against a free upgrade.However,... >>

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... >>

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.... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Jolla Sailfish OS pictures and hands-on

Jolla Sailfish OS pictures and hands-on

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Jolla, a company made up of former Nokia developers, is out to create the best open source mobile operating system with its Sailfish OS, based loosely on MeGo. Until now the Jolla phone itself was €400 - a pricey way to access the OS.Now Jolla will... >>

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,... >>

Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?

Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?

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The music streaming space is already crowded, with Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, iTunes Radio, Google Play Music, Last.FM and others having already edged out their place on customers' credit card statements and home screens.Now there's a new player in town,... >>

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

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Facebook-owned Instagram sits at 150 million users and looks to create the ultimate multimedia experience on mobile, borrowing from other services in the process.When Vine came on the scene in spring 2013, Instagram was quick to add videos too. Now as... >>

Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app

Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app

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Apart from all the more obvious problems with firearms, one that you might not have thought about is how long-term use of a gun for sport or hunting hurts your hearing. If you shoot for competition, sport or other reason, then you might find that you're... >>

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

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With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to.Ask most London partygoers and they'll be able to give you an operational matrix of possibilities based... >>