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Samsung Galaxy S3: The best deals from O2, Vodafone, Three, Orange, T-Mobile and retailers

Samsung Galaxy S3: The best deals from O2, Vodafone, Three, Orange, T-Mobile and retailers

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is due in the shops on 30 May, but where is the best place to buy it, who has the best deals, and what's the best way to get hold of what many believe will be the Android phone to have this year?Here is where you can get it in... >>

Best iPhone games: driving

Best iPhone games: driving

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The best iPhone apps are often the games. It's probably the largest category in the App Store and they're the one's that seem to come and go on our handsets more frequently than any others as in turn each is downloaded, mastered and discarded. The bottom... >>

Best iPhone games: shooters

Best iPhone games: shooters

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The best iPhone apps are often the games. It's probably the largest category in the App Store and they're the one's that seem to come and go on our handsets more frequently than any others as each in turn is downloaded, mastered and discarded. The bottom... >>

Best Android productivity apps

Best Android productivity apps

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Productivity apps form the core of every smartphone experience. They are the reason that most of us invest in one, along with mapping and music. The useful apps available  are numbered in the hundreds, but these are the ones we think every mobile should... >>

Best iPad travel apps

Best iPad travel apps

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The whole point of the iPad is that it is portable. This is a tablet that is designed to come with you wherever you go, be it on holiday or visiting grandparents. Having a few travel apps handy can make an important difference to a day out, giving you... >>

Best umbrellas for April, May, June...any showers whatsoever

Best umbrellas for April, May, June...any showers whatsoever

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A favourite of commuters, trekkers and Rihanna alike, the humble umbrella always causes a storm at this time of year. Do you need one? Isn't a storm shell more practical? We’ll pass over the fact that most get left in a taxi/pub/bus and stick our neck... >>

Best Android utilities apps

Best Android utilities apps

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These are the apps that should be the bread and butter of your smartphone. They speed up the day-to-day happenings of your mobile and aid you in going about your business. Everything from list-making to money management and 3G monitoring is here.Most... >>

Best bikes for the sunny weather

Best bikes for the sunny weather

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Queen once famously said “I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle.” Every morning this song plays on loop in our heads as we stare out of the window looking at what appears to be one of the earliest summers we have ever had. As irritating as this... >>

Best cycling to work gear and gadgets

Best cycling to work gear and gadgets

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The sun is out, the clouds packed off on holiday for a few days and suddenly the UK is transformed from polar ice cap to that lush green and pleasant land that we all remember from last year. Long may it last.One of the best ways to enjoy the weather... >>

Best Android music apps

Best Android music apps

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The smartphone is the ideal music player. With plenty of storage, a headphone jack and a near constant connection to the internet, it is the ideal device for playing tunes on the go. Android is no slouch in the music department. Google Play is packed... >>

Best Formula One apps

Best Formula One apps

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The first qualifying session is about to start. Engines are revving up at 17,000 rpm, tyres are screeching and the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are prepping to make their mark on the sport.For those lucky enough to have it, then all this... >>

Best new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G deals

Best new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G deals

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Buying a new iPad that has Wi-Fi only is a simple enough affair. The prices are pretty much set and all you need to do is choose your favourite colour, memory size and do your best to resist as many iPad accessory upsells as you possibly can.However,... >>

Best iPad accessories

Best iPad accessories

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The iPad is a shiny shiny thing. More coveted than the Rosetta Stone for some and more precious than a newborn baby for others, keeping your new iPad shiny is a near-religious exercise.So what wondrous items should you be adorning your brand new iPad... >>

Best Android apps for TV and movie fans

Best Android apps for TV and movie fans

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One of the most popular uses for tablets and phones is watching videos or catchup TV. From BBC iPlayer in bed, to movies on your travels, having a good-quality screen to hand makes your Android device a perfect choice for those who love television and... >>

The best binoculars that money can buy

The best binoculars that money can buy

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Whether you want to survey the landscape, study animals from a safari 4X4 or just get a closer look at the birds in your garden, good binoculars can help you zero in on the action even better than a super-zoom camera.All binoculars are sold with two figures... >>

Best iPhone shopping apps

Best iPhone shopping apps

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Shopping on the iPhone is a streamlined experience. None of the traipsing round shops with moaning kids, or bashing through crowds on shopping streets to grab a DVD or T-shirt. Instead just sit back, relax, whip your phone out of your pocket and fire... >>

Best iPhone news and weather apps

Best iPhone news and weather apps

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The iPhone has become the go-to gadget for picking up on stories quickly. Increased network speeds and ever richer ways of consuming news on your handset has allowed the phone to become a viable alternative to the PC or newspaper for catching up on events.... >>

Best PlayStation Vita accessories

Best PlayStation Vita accessories

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The Sony PlayStation Vita has arrived - in fact, if you want to know all about it you can read our Sony PlayStation Vita review - but you've probably already bought one. In that case, what you'll need to do now to maximise your enjoyment of the latest... >>

Best compact tripods

Best compact tripods

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When you need to balance your camera for timer shots, long-exposure images or when you're zoomed in at one hell of a distance, you’re going to need a tripod to prevent camera shake and blur. For holidays and travel, carrying a three-legged contraption... >>

Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV

Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV

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Whether you are laid up in bed, or merely trying to avoid having a second TV in your bedroom - in the bath, your spare house, the car, or anywhere else for that matter - and if you've got an iPad, then there are plenty of apps that will help it become... >>

Valentine's Day special: Best online dating websites

Valentine's Day special: Best online dating websites

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If you’ve woken up this morning knowing full well that you needn’t stick around for the postman to arrive, take heart - you’re not alone. Well, you are, but you’re not, if you get our meaning.In this connected world, meeting new people is only... >>

Best iPhone utilities apps

Best iPhone utilities apps

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The iPhone is a hugely useful piece of technology to have in your pocket. It can help organise your life in so many different ways. Just by itself, there is plenty of functionality there to make your daily goings on a lot easier. Without apps, however,... >>

Best iPhone productivity apps

Best iPhone productivity apps

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So you have an iPhone. You like to consider yourself part of the modern internet connected world. But can you send an email while learning English? Or do your expenses and record a podcast? Only the best app users truly can. Getting quicker with your... >>

Best iPhone apps for reference and learning

Best iPhone apps for reference and learning

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The iPhone is a hugely powerful reference tool. Like having a portable library stuck in your pocket, you can find an answer to pretty much any question instantly. Sure it might not always be correct, but there is an armada of info buried at your fingertips. Be... >>

Best Android apps for learning and reference

Best Android apps for learning and reference

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Smartphones apps aren't just about games. There's some educating to do out there if you'd care to tear yourself away from Fruit Ninja for just two minutes and we at Pocket-lint have amassed the very best Android apps for learning and reference so that... >>

Best Android customisation apps

Best Android customisation apps

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One of the joys of Android is supposed to be customisation and yet few people even bother to change their wallpaper after unboxing their little darlings. One of the problems is that most of us have been scarred by our early live wallpaper experiences... >>

Best iPhone cooking apps

Best iPhone cooking apps

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Being a decent cook is no easy task. In the old days few worried about what they put on the table, be it gruel of pigeon brains, the family would eat it. Now thanks to the like of Jamie Oliver and his merry brigade of tv chefs, no food is acceptable if... >>

Best iPad news and weather apps

Best iPad news and weather apps

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What are the best iPad news and weather apps? The tablet is just about the perfect form for consuming stories as most have a big enough screen for pictures and video to play nice with the rest of the text. But proper news wouldn't be right without the... >>

Best skiing and snowboarding gear

Best skiing and snowboarding gear

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There's one very big problem with winter sports and that's the winter. Winter is, by its nature, a pretty cold and wet affair and if there's two things that the human body is not a bit fan of its being cold and wet, least of all when it happens at the... >>

Best Android navigation apps

Best Android navigation apps

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One of the best things to come out of the smartphone revolution was that we got to throw away all those bits of paper in our pockets along with the 10 minutes before we left home of poring over maps trying to work out where we were going to go. GPS-enabled... >>

The best selling video games of 2011

The best selling video games of 2011

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The UK Association for Interactive Entertainment has released a list of the top ten best selling games in 2011. Most of it is relatively unsurprising, like Call of Duty sitting at the top, but there are games in the list in positions that we didn't expect.Second... >>

Best iPad shopping apps

Best iPad shopping apps

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You like shopping we know you do, but can you use the iPad to show from the comfort of your sofa?Of course you can and here are an array of apps that highlight was is not only possible but that should make your life a lot easier when it comes to getting... >>

Best Android sports apps

Best Android sports apps

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There's a lot of sports out there in a lot of different countries with tens of leagues all of their own. By the same token, there seems to be almost as many sports apps available on the Android Market to choose from.As ever, Pocket-lint has done most... >>

Best iPad cooking apps

Best iPad cooking apps

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The iPad is one giant cook book if you think about it for just a second, but instead of having an index whereby you spend ages looking up that perfect recipe for lamb you can just search for it.While there are thousands of recipes online on numerous websites,... >>

Best iPhone music apps

Best iPhone music apps

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Take one iPhone, add a decent data connection, a pair of headphones that didn't come free in the box and all you need to bring yourself 24/7 music wherever you go is a well chosen set of apps and services. As ever, this is where we come in at Pocket-lint... >>

Best iPhone navigation apps

Best iPhone navigation apps

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Getting lost is so last century. After all, with a mobile device in your pocket packing more satellite navigational tech than the rocket that took man to the moon back in the 1960s (probably) and a wealth of locational apps adorning the various app stores... >>

Best iPad social apps

Best iPad social apps

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Social networking apps get better on the big screen. While the mobile experience is great for that untethered, out and about, live streaming and discovery social existence and perfect for creating content, there's an equally great pleasure in switching... >>

Best iPhone social apps

Best iPhone social apps

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Social networking has benefited hugely from the smartphone and its 3G goodness. Now you can post photos, send messages, communicate and tweet with friends all while on the go. The portability of social networks has also made them a lot more alive and... >>

Best console party games for New Year's Eve

Best console party games for New Year's Eve

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As staying in is the new going out, what better way to brighten up your New Year's Eve party than firing up your console and playing some party games?Games don't have to be solitary experiences, and no, we're not suggesting you fire up Modern Warfare... >>

Best Android social apps

Best Android social apps

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The best apps on any mobile phones are most usually the social apps. While gaming is fun, it's on smartphones that the social networks can really come alive. Freed from the desktop, you can add photos, videos, locations and begin to share your live experience... >>

Best Windows Phone 7 apps

Best Windows Phone 7 apps

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So you've got a Windows Phone 7 phone, and now you need to fill it with lovely Windows Phone 7 apps. But with over 45,000 apps available for the Microsoft platform what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the Metro interface. We've... >>

Best iPad reading apps

Best iPad reading apps

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At launch, the iPad was pegged as the future means of content consumption for all magazines and newspapers. Now this might not have come completely true, but there is definitely a lot available to read on it. Its 9.7-inch IPS display is perfectly suited... >>

Best Android news and weather apps

Best Android news and weather apps

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The Web is awash with news and it's already hard enough to keep up with it all when you're sitting at your desk. Fortunately, the mobile phone is an excellent way to take care of the catching up when you're on the move but the tricky part is all the slow... >>

Best compact Hi-Fi systems

Best compact Hi-Fi systems

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MP3 players are great but, on a long winter’s night, it’s hard to beat a proper hi-fi. Good hi-fi systems cost money, people. They always have, and a £50 iPod dock just won’t cut the mustard in comparison. Naturally, there’s plenty to choose... >>

Best iPad photography apps

Best iPad photography apps

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The iPad 2 lured many punters in with its front and back facing cameras. Sure a tablet isn't the first thing you think of when it comes to photography but actually that giant screen makes an excellent viewfinder. All that space meant more of a play area... >>

Best iPad music apps

Best iPad music apps

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Having that slightly larger screen on the iPad grants a lot more space to play with the tablet's music making capabilities. There is room there for extra sliders, bigger buttons and larger instruments. The result is a selection of iPad music apps that... >>