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Best gadgets for Christmas 2014

Best gadgets for Christmas 2014

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It might seem a little early for santa chat given its only October, but John Lewis has now opened its Christmas shop meaning just one thing – the festive season is coming whether you like it or not.Yes, you still have a couple of months but if you're... >>

Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus games: The first iOS 8 games you must download

Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus games: The first iOS 8 games you must download

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Apple released iOS 8 earlier this month with a significant feature that is specifically for gaming. It's called Metal.Apple announced Metal at WWDC 2014. The new feature (or API, really) allows developers to make console-grade games for your iPhone and... >>

Best apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: The first iOS 8 apps you must download

Best apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: The first iOS 8 apps you must download

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Whenever a new iPhone is released there are obviously those who are upgrading on an annually or bi-annually basis, but there are also a flood of people jumping on board for the first time. And there will also be plenty of Apple phone owners for whom iOS... >>

Best golf gadgets: The watches, GPS and pinfinders that will make you a better golfer

Best golf gadgets: The watches, GPS and pinfinders that will make you a better golfer

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The Ryder Cup is underway and everyone is inevitably going to be dusting off their clubs to get out on the green stuff soon. But with packed courses adding pressure to play well, those out of practice may require a little assistance.We've found the best... >>

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Best deals and where to get it

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Best deals and where to get it

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been on pre-order since late-August, but is now on sale through a number of outlets, including direct from Samsung, for £549, SIM free.The Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 7mm-thin metal frame around the... >>

Nokia Lumia 530 orders open: Here are the best deals

Nokia Lumia 530 orders open: Here are the best deals

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The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest affordable Windows Phone from Nokia/Microsoft. It will be hitting the shelves on 4 September, but it's now available for order.You'll get the latest Windows Phone 8.1, including the new Cortana assistant, on a quad-core... >>

Best games of Gamescom 2014: The best PS4 and Xbox One games at the show

Best games of Gamescom 2014: The best PS4 and Xbox One games at the show

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We are slap bang in the middle of the biggest revolution in gaming for many years and there's no better example of that than the sheer number of fantastic games, triple-A and indie, on show at Gamescom in Cologne this year.The focus is very much on Xbox... >>

Five of the best coffee machines

Five of the best coffee machines

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Coffee is a tricky thing to get right. There are so many different preferences, thinking about them makes the "this little piggy went to market" nursery rhyme pop into our heads. This little piggy went for milky, this little piggy went for crema, this... >>

Early adopters beware: These are the best new gadgets, but is it the right time to buy?

Early adopters beware: These are the best new gadgets, but is it the right time to buy?

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Are you an early adopter? Are you the sort of person who's willing to take a punt on technology that's only just come out and costs an arm, a leg and half a kidney? Do you still have a Betamax, Laser Disc, and/or HD-DVD player gathering dust in the loft?... >>

Best garden gadgets for your summer 2014 yard upgrade

Best garden gadgets for your summer 2014 yard upgrade

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With battery powered everything around the home, from phones and computers to speakers and alarms, why shouldn't the garden be the same? Until now batteries have been slow to charge and limited in life when it comes to garden work. But the latest cordless... >>

Best Google Glassware: Here's the top 10 Glass apps to download first

Best Google Glassware: Here's the top 10 Glass apps to download first

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Google expanded its Explorer Programme to the UK today. That means Brits across the country are thinking about buying their very own headset, and they're likely searching for the best Glass apps to download once their fancy gadget arrives.Well, search... >>

Best games for 2014 and beyond: The 36 best PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U games

Best games for 2014 and beyond: The 36 best PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U games

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While last year's E3 videogames trade show mainly focused on the two new next-generation consoles, this year's event was the ultimate showcase for an amazing line-up of games.Most games publishers focused on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC next-generation titles,... >>

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

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Looking for a soundbar to boost your TV audio and want a single-box solution without the fuss of a receiver and a million different wires? Then you've come to the right place in our soundbar and speaker base round-up.Over the past weeks we've been bringing... >>

Best World Cup apps for Brazil 2014: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry

Best World Cup apps for Brazil 2014: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry

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You only need turn on the TV and you're are inundated at the moments by advert after advert featuring a football or Brazilian flavour, or both. Yep, it's almost time for the 2014 World Cup to start and what better way to get in the mood than to fill your... >>

Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen

Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen

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Bike theft is a bigger problem than ever, with more bikes on the roads as riders try to go green. While it might save money on travel it is costing people too much in thefts. Fear not technology, as ever, is here to save the day.We've collected up the... >>

Which is the best YouView box and service for you?

Which is the best YouView box and service for you?

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YouView is available via a number of different routes, in a number of different guises. The smart TV platform was launched in July 2012, offering a new approach to television viewing.YouView looks to combine live broadcast television with growing catch-up... >>

The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated)

The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated)

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available in the UK, we've reviewed it, and we have to say it is rather good. The new handset offers a 5.1-inch Full HD display, it boasts a fast 16-megapixel camera, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner, alongside... >>

Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone

Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone

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Samsung latest flagship - the Galaxy S5 - packs in some great features including a 16-megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor and a 5.2-inch display.With the device set to hit shops on 11 April, we have rounded up some of the best cases available from launch... >>

Best 4G deals: UK 4G networks and tariffs compared

Best 4G deals: UK 4G networks and tariffs compared

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EE lost exclusivity over the UK's 4G services back in September last year and since then a number of 4G deals have launched from other networks, the latest coming from Tesco Mobile.Vodafone, O2, Three and EE all offer 4G, but each have varied coverage... >>

Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet

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If you have your hands on an Apple iPad Air, or are hoping to get your hands on one this Christmas, then you've come to the right place.We've rounded up a few of the cases that piqued our interest so you can make sure your new iPad is fully protected... >>

5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN

5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN

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Just got yourself a shiny new PS4? Not got enough games to keep you busy into the wee small Christmas hours? Here are five indie games you can download right now. We use the word "can" but what we really mean is you "should".Doki-Doki UniverseWelcome... >>

5 best Xbox One indie games to download on Xbox Live

5 best Xbox One indie games to download on Xbox Live

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While big budget button bashers are great there’s a lot to be said for small indie game makers these days. With the tools for cheap publishing made available a lot of great ideas are making it to your console. We’ve found the best for the Xbox One... >>

Best iPhone apps: First apps to download

Best iPhone apps: First apps to download

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It's Christmas Day - and you have a shiny new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C. You must have been good this year. Awesome.So, now what? You start buying hundreds of iPhone apps, naturally. But before you go hog wild and spend all of your hard-earned iTunes gift... >>

Best iPad Air apps: All the iPad apps you just can't live without

Best iPad Air apps: All the iPad apps you just can't live without

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It's that time of year again when family and friends are generous with their hard-earned money, buying iTunes gift cards or (better yet) iPad Airs for loved ones. If you're one of the lucky who have received Apple's latest iPad along with some spending... >>

iTunes Best of 2013: The best iPhone apps of the year

iTunes Best of 2013: The best iPhone apps of the year

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As we near the end of the year, Apple has released its traditional retrospective round-up of the UK's best-selling applications and games on iTunes. Members of the App Store team have also picked their favourites, offering recommendations on what you... >>

iTunes Best of 2013: The best iPad apps of the year

iTunes Best of 2013: The best iPad apps of the year

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Apple has revealed the UK's best-selling iPad apps of the last year in its iTunes Best of 2013 round-up. There's a great mix of styles and genres in the best-selling list, for both paid and free applications, and some of them come as quite a surprise.The... >>

Best gadget gifts for under £50

Best gadget gifts for under £50

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Whether you’re looking to buy a gift or you've just found a £50 note in the street and want to turn it into tech, we’ve compiled a list of the best gadgets out there a single note can buy.From mobiles and tablets to sports kit and toys we surprised... >>

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... >>