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17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

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Facebook recently announced there are more than a billion people using Messenger, so Pocket-lint thought we'd round-up some of the most interesting things you can do with the messaging app that's clearly taken over the world. However, we're not going... >>

This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

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PlayStation VR is still a few months away from release, but new documentation released by Sony has finally revealed how much space its virtual-reality headset requires in order to properly work. It needs an area of about 60-square feet. Also, players... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway. The latest claim isn't for one iPhone to be announced... >>

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung latest flagship smartphones come in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which were the subject of many rumours in the run up to their official unveiling in March. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices offer a similar design... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

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The biggest problem facing modern smartphones is battery life. If you're part of the Pokemon Go craze and you keep running out of battery, then a battery case will let you catch more Pokemon. Or you might just work long hours, make a lot of calls and... >>

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

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WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant. Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... >>

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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The Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in September 2015, followed by the smaller iPhone SE in March 2016. Rumours started circulating around the Cupertino company's next bigger smartphones long before the iPhone SE hit shelves though. Every year,... >>

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

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The default phone and contact apps on Android are good, but they only get you so far. They don't allow a huge amount of customisation for example, nor do they look to support international business travellers in the way that you might need.  PixelPhone... >>

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace
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Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace

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The laptop-replacement market is going from strength to strength, with every manufacturer worth its salt looking to innovate in the 2-in-1 market and stand apart from the top-of-the-pack Microsoft Surface. With the Acer Switch Alpha 12, the Taiwanese... >>

The future of sound: KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth headset delivers audio to your inner ear

The future of sound: KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth headset delivers audio to your inner ear

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Have you ever listened to music through bone conduction? It sounds like science fiction, but the legendary Beethoven (who was deaf) was known to use this method of listening by biting down on his composer’s wand, which was touching the piano as he played.... >>

Windscribe VPN: Get a lifetime of ad-free, private browsing for 91 per cent off

Windscribe VPN: Get a lifetime of ad-free, private browsing for 91 per cent off

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You’ve undoubtedly seen a range of VPNs on the market, but you’ve never seen one like this. Windscribe VPN is a desktop app and browser extension that guarantees you the safest online experience you could possibly want. Get top security and unlocked... >>

Samsung will likely unveil its Gear S3 smartwatch in September

Samsung will likely unveil its Gear S3 smartwatch in September

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Samsung is close to introducing a successor to the Gear S2. The company unveiled that smartwatch last November, but because we live in a high-tech age of annual product life cycles and never-ending consumerism, Samsung has been diligently working on yet... >>

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

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Apple has brought back a longtime Apple executive to head up its secret car plans - and apparently that includes shifting the project's focus to autonomous driving, according to a new report. Bloomberg said Bob Mansfield, who previously served as senior... >>

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

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Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade. The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of charge. If for whatever reason you don't take this opportunity to get your PC up to date, you'll have to eventually... >>

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

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One year ago, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows OS: Windows 10. Windows 7 and Window 8.1 users were able to grab the upgrade at no cost, but all that's about to change. Microsoft said it would only let users update - free of charge - for... >>

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

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Chinese companies are going after Apple hard. And not just in terms of smartphones. One day after Xiaomi announced a MacBook Air-like laptop called Mi Notebook Air, Lenovo unveiled its own Air-style, Air-branded machine. The Air 13 Pro laptop has almost... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 7 Pro: What's the rumoured difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 7 Pro: What's the rumoured difference?

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Apple is rumoured to be announcing three smartphones in September. Yes you did read that right, we said three. They are going by the names iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro, although they have also been called iPhone 6SE, 6SE Plus and 6SE Pro,... >>

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

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So you've been playing Pokemon Go for a bit and want to catch a rare one, eh? You're in luck. We at Pocket-lint have played with the game ourselves and scoured the internet for the best tips and tricks out there, so everything you need to know is laid... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 preview: Hands-on with the Alcatel Idol 4 lookalike

BlackBerry DTEK50 preview: Hands-on with the Alcatel Idol 4 lookalike

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BlackBerry has a long tradition of building its own hardware and software, but having fallen on harder times of late, the company was forced to outsource hardware building and designing to another company. With the DTEKT50, its first mid-range Android... >>

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

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The king of budget smartphones - the Moto G - has been updated, again. There isn't just one model marking the fourth generation of the handset though, instead Lenovo-owned Motorola announced three - the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto G4 Play. The... >>

Amazon Dash available for AmazonFresh customers

Amazon Dash available for AmazonFresh customers

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AmazonFresh customers in and around London will be able to use the company's Amazon Dash device to now scan and dictate their shopping order around the house. Costing £34.99, the Dash device, which has been available in the US for a number of years already,... >>

House of Cards comes to Sky in the UK

House of Cards comes to Sky in the UK

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Netflix stalwart, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey will be available on Sky in the UK for the first time as part of a new move from the broadcaster to sell TV Box Sets in its Sky Store.  Fans of the political drama will now be able to watch the... >>

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged

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Hyundai has opted to launch three different green driving solutions in one with the new Ioniq. The idea is simple: Hyundai offers one platform and you choose whether you want Hybrid, Electric or Plug-in Hybrid.  Options are few, making this a relatively... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

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Facebook has posted its second quarter earnings for investors - and the most interesting tidbits concern user numbers. We won't bore you with all the financial details (though Facebook did report $6.44 billion in revenue and $2.05 billion in profit, a... >>