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Best games for Christmas: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and more

Best games for Christmas: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and more

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Looking for something to get a loved one, a friend or even yourself this Christmas? How about a video game to go along with that new console or PC? There's certainly a stack of excellent choices that have been released recently, for all the major machines.Pocket-lint... >>

Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Home entertainment has really come into its own this year, with a range of systems now available to make your living room the most exciting place to be in the house. From streaming to audio to making that old TV smarter, there're a host of options to... >>

Best game 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best game 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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It's been a great year for gaming and it is about to get even better for gamers with the imminent November launch of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With so many games launched this year, including GTA V which broke seven world records, it was no... >>

Password managers explained: The best apps available and why you need one

Password managers explained: The best apps available and why you need one

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Facebook. Twitter. Gmail. Yahoo. YouTube. Reddit. Instagram. Vine. Tumblr. Banking. Each of these services requires a password, and most people will agree that it's annoying to create accounts, as well as to come up with and remember new passwords for... >>

Best white Android smartphones: 5 to choose from

Best white Android smartphones: 5 to choose from

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The Nexus 4 has just been announced in white, with only the black having been available since launch. But if you've been waiting for white, then it isn't your only Android option out there.Here are five of the best white Android smartphones you can get... >>

Best Android movie player apps

Best Android movie player apps

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There are lots of options when it comes to watching video on your Android phone. Nearly every manufacturer has some sort of offering unique to its take on how TV and films should be on Android to try to persuade you in its direction. On top of that there... >>

Best HTC One accessories

Best HTC One accessories

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The HTC One is a very nicely put together piece of kit. It's one of those phones you really don’t want to drop.The brushed-aluminium shell is tough, but it likes to ding, dent and scratch more than most, so investing in a proper case is no bad idea.... >>

Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories

Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories

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So you've got yourself a shiny new BlackBerry Q10 and you want to accessorise it. Which is the best BlackBerry Q10 case? What about prolonging the battery life? Fear not, we've got you covered for the best accessories for your BlackBerry Q10.The BlackBerry... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is undoubtedly going to be the pride and joy of many a trouser pocket from its official UK release date of 27 April. But keeping that phone feeling fresh and scratch-free means investing in a decent case. Thankfully, with Samsung... >>

Best basic smartphones for the elderly

Best basic smartphones for the elderly

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We can think of countless arguments we have had with our grandparents over tech-related issues, none more so than about mobile phones. To the youth of today, the older generation’s lack of proficiency with electronics can seem baffling.It isn't until... >>

Secret Skype: Best Skype apps

Secret Skype: Best Skype apps

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Welcome once again to the Secret Skype section of our Skype Week on Pocket-lint. As part of five things you may not know you could do with Skype, right now is where we discover that Skype has an SDK and, yes, therefore a bunch of apps all of its own,... >>

Best tablet bags

Best tablet bags

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No matter what tablet you have, keeping it scratch free is vital. A tablet sits at the top of the gadget hierarchy for most. So how to keep these prized possessions safe?A tablet case is the most obvious answer.  Make a quick Google search and you can... >>

Best Bluetooth keyboards

Best Bluetooth keyboards

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For anything other than tweets and status updates on Facebook, a Bluetooth keyboard can take the on-the-go typing experience that little bit further. Able to work with almost any brand or model of smartphone or tablet, and appearing in myriad styles,... >>

Best iPad mini cellular deals

Best iPad mini cellular deals

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The cellular iPad mini goes on sale today, including the 4G version. For those after a tiny tablet with a mobile internet connection, the choice is vast. Pocket-lint has put together a list of what each network has on offer, to make your choice easier... >>

Best Wii U deals UK

Best Wii U deals UK

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The Wii U is out on 30 November in the UK, bringing with it the next generation of console gaming. You've decided the wacky controller, better graphics, and of course Mario, is for you, but where should you get it?Here are the best deals we've found on... >>

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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AirPlay, Spotify and DLNA all made significant changes to the way people listen to music in 2012. The technologies started to appear in pieces of Hi-Fi hardware, reducing the need for laptop-connected cables and even the iPhone dock.There was certainly... >>

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 deals

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 deals

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out. For those who already have it, say goodbye to your social lives. If you don’t, you'd better get a move on because this game is going to sell out quick sharp.Most are used to paying the standard £39.99 for a game, but... >>

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Most games consoles might have been fairly long in the tooth by 2012, but like a leather-faced kung-fu master they all proved they were adept beyond their age.Developers stunned us with the performances they squeezed from the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012.... >>

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The humble app has been enriching our smartphone lives for some years now, and 2012 was no different. In a testament to the constant fresh thinking of the app designer, we were never stumped in finding something exciting for App of the Day in 2012.But... >>

Best wet weather running gear

Best wet weather running gear

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The days are getting shorter and the rains getting heavier. As winter sets in, motivating yourself to go out and get fit becomes increasingly difficult. No one enjoys a soaking wet run through a muddy marsh, unless you are a dog, in which case, how are... >>

Best folding bikes

Best folding bikes

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The missing link in public transport or just a supreme space-saver; designed to be packed down and taken on trains, buses, taxis and even airlines, the folding bike also does a grand job in homes with narrow hallways or inaccessible garages. Some of them... >>

Best iPad mini accessories

Best iPad mini accessories

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The iPad mini is available to buy. You can get it in all the different storage sizes, a choice of black or white and whether you want it to be 3G or Wi-Fi only. In fact, here is where you buy your iPad mini in the UK. Job done, right? Wrong. What about... >>

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

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It’s that time again: start voting for your nominations for the 9th Pocket-lint awards. The best home entertainment category is always fun, being full of all sort of different kit. Whether it be docks, surround sound systems or even headphones, there... >>

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

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It is time to start cooking up your vote for what you think should be in the running for the best game of 2012. Gamers were spoilt for choice this year with more great titles than we can remember. Everything from the Xbox, PS3 even to app games, was jam-packed... >>

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

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The Best App 2012 category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards this year is as competitive as ever. While in seasons gone by an app would grab us if it was fun, addictive and new, the area of mobile third-party software has matured somewhat. Many of the... >>

Best Windows 8 accessories

Best Windows 8 accessories

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Windows 8 is ready to go for your computing experience but are you ready for Windows 8? Sure, you might have a laptop of AIO that can handle it. By Jiminy, you may even be heading down to the shops to buy a new machine specially for it but, either way,... >>

Best iPad sports apps

Best iPad sports apps

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Sports fans the world over have a new best friend in the iPad but finding the Best iPad Sports apps to suit you isn't always easy. There are simply tonnes of sports apps out there but, pick the right ones and you can be kept not only up to date on all... >>

Best games of 2012 to look out for

Best games of 2012 to look out for

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Things are hotting up in the game department, with the build-up to Christmas flooding our consoles with more discs than a Star Wars boxset. But what are the best games of 2012 to look out for? Getting hold of every release set to arrive before 2012 is... >>

iPhone 5 cases: Our pick of the best

iPhone 5 cases: Our pick of the best

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What? Already? Yup its only been a short while since our eyes gazed upon the beauty of the iPhone 5 and even now the Pocket-lint inbox is full to burst with new iPhone 5 cases.Naturally there is a lot of rubbish, as is the case (heh) with every iPhone.... >>

Best iPad games: RPG

Best iPad games: RPG

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The best iPad RPGs are the kind of top iPad apps that will make you forget you ever had a games console at all. There may not be the 10 years of gameplay that an Elder Scrolls adventure can provide but, trust us, these things will suck your spare time... >>

Best iPad games: Shooters

Best iPad games: Shooters

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There is quite a bit of power in the iPad, especially the more recent models, which can match the sort of graphics you would expect from a games console. This means the door has been unlocked to big-budget apps and full-featured shooters.Most push the... >>

Best portable party gear for the summer

Best portable party gear for the summer

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The sun's out, friends are over and you have a BBQ grilling up some burgers. Whats more could you want from this perfect summer scene? Gadgets thats what - lots and lots of gadgets.Whether its a quick fry-up with friends, a picnic with pals or a full-blown... >>

Best iPad games: Casual

Best iPad games: Casual

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The iPad can be a serious time killer. Hand the slate over to any grumpy kids on a long car journey and you can pretty much guarantee silence, or a broken iPad. It is the perfect device to just casually tap away at a game, or nip at something much bigger.So... >>

Best iPad games: Racing

Best iPad games: Racing

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The racing game is like the toasted cheese sandwich of apps. A classic in every way and tasty no matter how badly you cook it, we love a good racing app. There is however an insane number of them to choose from and while most are pretty decent, there... >>

Best iPad games: Sports

Best iPad games: Sports

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The best iPad games is such a big category that we thought we'd break up the top apps into as many different lists as possible, and this is the best iPad sports games that Pocket-lint would recommend for download.So, whether you're a fan of football,... >>

Best iPad games: Arcade

Best iPad games: Arcade

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What makes the iPad such a great arcade gaming device is its bigger screen. Pick up something like the iCade and you even have a fully fledged arcade machine. Couple that with some classic games wrapped up in some of the best apps and you have an arcade... >>

Best portable radios

Best portable radios

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Fancy some political discourse, Olympic sport commentary, gentle DJ patter or pop-rock clatter on the run? It’s online and on your TV, smartphone and tablet, but hard-button radios are still one of the nation’s favourite gadgets. The most popular... >>

Best Olympic apps for following the London 2012 Games

Best Olympic apps for following the London 2012 Games

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The London 2012 Games is something you’ve either got tickets for or not. As it goes, you’ve still got a chance to get some Olympics tickets, but what you can pick up with far greater ease - and often for free - are a whole host of Olympic apps. So,... >>

Best iPhone sports apps

Best iPhone sports apps

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Keeping tabs on your favourite team, driver, golfer or whatever other sport you follow, is much easier thanks to the smartphone. Now you can have a constant stream of stats and updates telling you just how badly or how well your team is doing.But the... >>

Best iPhone games: arcade

Best iPhone games: arcade

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The arcade will always be the spiritual home of gaming. A place of 50 pence coins, spilt Slush Puppies and smoking grannies playing on one-armed bandits, they were once a gaming institution. Sadly the arcade is now but entirely gone, replaced by inexpensive... >>

Best iPhone games: platformers

Best iPhone games: platformers

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Platform games form the backbone of retro gaming. Ask anyone, gamer or not, for the stereotypical image of a game and it will most likely be a platformer. Donkey Kong started it and now the iPhone is continuing that great tradition of aimlessly leaping... >>

Best baby gear for gadget-loving parents

Best baby gear for gadget-loving parents

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A baby can be the start of a whole new exciting shopping opportunity for the gadget-loving parent. If you can think of even the smallest niche in the child-rearing adventure that needs to be filled, then you can bet that there are at least 50 products... >>

Best Nintendo Wii U accessories

Best Nintendo Wii U accessories

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Despite still being months away from its rumoured Christmas release date, the Wii U is already getting itself glammed up with a selection of accessories. The console hardware is now finalised and manufacturers are starting to come up with all sorts of... >>

Best games from E3 2012

Best games from E3 2012

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. This is E3 2012, the biggest games convention of the lot, and while it's a time of temptation as much as anything else, at least you get a chance to see what it is that you'll need to be saving... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

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So, you've just decided you'll be picking the Samsung Galaxy S III over the HTC One X and the iPhone 5. Good for you. The best news now is that you might have some spare change, but before you go blowing it on something extravagant like overpaying on... >>

Best iPhone games: casual

Best iPhone games: casual

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Sometimes the best kind of apps are the ones you can just pick up and play. Instantaneous fun for the train, bus or any other boring situation, they are ideal time fillers to pull out of your pocket.Consider these guys the iPhone classics - easy to play,... >>

Which smartphone is best for the sun?

Which smartphone is best for the sun?

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A couple of days of sunshine and we think we are all set for the summer, but if you plan to spend most of your time outside rather than inside what is the best phone for you to be able to see the screen in the sun?We grabbed a handful of phones in the... >>