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Best Android cooking apps

Best Android cooking apps

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Whether it's on a tablet or from your mobile phone, cooking with Android is a powerful tool. The Market is teeming with apps to help you out with timings and conversions along with more recipe guides than you can possibly imagine.So, whether it's tips... >>

The best Christmas apps for your family

The best Christmas apps for your family

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A few dads this Christmas will probably find an iPad 2 or Android tablet sat in their stocking. Lucky you, we say. Your Christmas Day is about to be enriched with a family app experience like no other. Using a tablet to play board games will transform... >>

Best iPhone games: sports

Best iPhone games: sports

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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... >>

Which smartphone has the best camera?

Which smartphone has the best camera?

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Top of the line smartphone cameras now boast specs that rival compacts. The difference is that you get a phone thrown in for good measure and making the decision which one to buy is a difficult, particularly for those not quite persuaded by the supposed... >>

Best Android shopping apps

Best Android shopping apps

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The best Android shopping apps come for free. After all, why would someone charge you for one when you're about to spend so much money with them because of it? So, picking a bunch out from the Android Market and downloading until you find the ones that... >>

Best home cinema systems

Best home cinema systems

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A top notch TV is one thing but if you ain't got home cinema sound to go with it, then you ain't got squat, or so goes the parlance. It's a fact that audio is a huge part of video. There's a wealth of experiments on the matter that we don't care to tire... >>

Best iPhone games: puzzle

Best iPhone games: puzzle

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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 cold weather gear

Best cold weather gear

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Unless you're kitted out for a Siberian winter, you could be in for a shock; a cold snap from northern Russia is forecast. No better excuse, then, to get kitted-out for winter, and there's no better way of getting kitted-out for winter than in true tech... >>

Best App 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards nominees

Best App 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards nominees

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The once humble app has now blossomed into a full blown technology tree. No company that considers itself remotely trendy is complete without at least some sort of app. They have become the favourites of time wasters and travellers alike, some are genuinely... >>

Best looking home cinema accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

Best looking home cinema accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

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If you can afford a home cinema, then in all likelihood you're already a pretty stylish chap. Sure there's the occasional movie fan who kits his setup out like the inside of Liberace's house but those are a rarity. So, given that you've already spent... >>

Best looking home cinema kit in the world. Ever.

Best looking home cinema kit in the world. Ever.

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Phones spend most of their time in your pocket, cameras in some bag. If you really want the world to know what a great eye you have, then it’s home cinema where you need to spend the bucks on good looking technology. So, that’s exactly where we’re... >>

Best looking laptop accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

Best looking laptop accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

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We’d all love to own the most beautiful gadgets in the world but sometimes irritating things like money and family members who don’t want us to blow it all on items that we don’t technically need can get in the way. Essentially, there’s two ways... >>

Best looking laptops in the world. Ever.

Best looking laptops in the world. Ever.

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Laptops have been through quite the change over the last five or six years. As soon as the technology that ran them got small enough, manufacturers realised that they didn?t have to churn out grey bricks any more. In fact, a splash of colour here, a super... >>

Best looking home and kitchen accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

Best looking home and kitchen accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

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So you've got it all. Wall to wall stainless steel in the kitchen, a sitting room brimming with designer tech and a bathroom loaded with stylish gadgets that will be the envy of all your friends. But you still don't quite feel satisfied with life. No... >>

The best looking home and kitchen devices in the world. Ever.

The best looking home and kitchen devices in the world. Ever.

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No one likes doing the dishes, nor do they particularly enjoy hoovering or making the bed but it's got to be done. Most will be content with the usual greys and whites of domestic technology but we like to do things differently. It's Style Week over at châteaux Pocket-lint... >>

Best looking camera accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

Best looking camera accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

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From the flash bulbs of the catwalk, to the pavement or the beach, cameras are strangely sexy. The people behind them, the people in front of them, there is an undeniable allure to photography. It's about capturing the moment, it's about sharing, it's... >>

Best looking smartphone accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

Best looking smartphone accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

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Fancy yourself as a bit of an amateur Jony Ive but don't quite have the resources to design and build a smartphone? Don't worry, we don't either. What we do however have, is an awesome sense of style, particularly when it comes to accessorizing your smartphone... >>

Best Game 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

Best Game 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

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2011 was the year that saw consoles approaching the end of their lifespans. The Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii all gained titles that wrapped up franchises and stories which had been running since their launch. This meant developers were throwing everything they... >>

Best App 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

Best App 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

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Apps, apps, apps. Like Pokemon for a smartphone fan, we just gotta catch em all. 2011 saw our handsets filled with apps of all shapes and sizes, from time savers and games, to the final arrival of Facebook in app form on the iPad. The time is upon now... >>

Best wet weather gear

Best wet weather gear

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The clocks have gone back, darkness has fallen, it's getting cold and it's starting to rain. What you'll have probably found is that you're getting a bit wetter than you were a few months ago. You've also probably found that those winter items you've... >>

Best travel watches

Best travel watches

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You could pick-up a fake Rolex on your travels but that's not going to be much good to you once the mechanism comes loose. In fact, if you're serious about diving, trekking or straddling a few time zones, even a genuine Rollex might not be the best choice.... >>

Best R2-D2 gadgets

Best R2-D2 gadgets

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray box set is out. We know so because we've seen it. Of course, you might not have the cash to stump up the entire £60 just yet, you may hate the prequels or maybe you just haven't made it down to the shops.Whichever... >>

Best HP TouchPad accessories

Best HP TouchPad accessories

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So you picked up a HP TouchPad. Big whoop. Just because we didn't manage to grab one in the £89 fire sale doesn't mean we aren't jealous. Not one bit.Okay, so maybe we grabbed one, but we wanted more. Greed aside, we've been having a good play with both... >>

The best water pistols money can buy

The best water pistols money can buy

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Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, soon to be replaced with the dreary dark days of the autumn/winter months. As such Pocket-lint decided to make the most of the final sunny weeks by testing out the best water pistols we could find.The result? A rediscovery... >>

Best iPad apps for musicians

Best iPad apps for musicians

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The iPad's big, friendly screen and instantaneous swipe control, not to mention its portability, make it an excellent tool for musicians, whether that's for laying down and mixing tracks, tuning a guitar or simply horsing around on a set of virtual bongos.... >>

Best quick-drying travel gear

Best quick-drying travel gear

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Upgrade to quick-drying travel gear and you can wave goodbye to those seven pairs of bulky boxers, giant fleeces and endless pointless outfits you normally cart around the globe. Go armed with a couple of useful -albeit slightly domesticated - accessories... >>

Best football apps for the 2011/12 season

Best football apps for the 2011/12 season

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The day is upon us once again. The English Premier League football season begins and with it the rise of a feverish addiction to all things beautiful game. However, over the course of the next nine months you must stay strong, for tens of people and hundreds... >>

Best celebrity gadgets

Best celebrity gadgets

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Celebrities have been endorsing products for years, including everything from Ronald Reagan appearing in Chesterfield cigarette ads (during his acting years, not his presidential terms), through to Kate Moss flogging mascara.But simply appearing in the... >>

Best five camera bags for all occasions

Best five camera bags for all occasions

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Having a decent bag to lug your precious camera kit about in is crucial. Without one, lenses will get scratched and dropped, memory cards lost and plenty of things dented and bashed about. There are however a massive number of camera bags to choose from,... >>

Best smart shoes for summer travels

Best smart shoes for summer travels

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From footgloves, invisible sandals and amphibious footwear that make your toes curl (literally), to all-purpose trail shoes, weightless travel shoes for backpackers and fold-up leather loafers; we’re completely soled on the latest generation of footwear.... >>

Best BlackBerry PlayBook apps

Best BlackBerry PlayBook apps

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So, you’ve bought the BlackBerry PlayBook, you’ve mastered the intriguing OS and you know your up swipe function from your down swipe function and your left from your right. Good stuff. The next trick, several software updates later, is to get some... >>

Best Android Honeycomb apps

Best Android Honeycomb apps

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With Honeycomb tablets hitting the stores now, and many more to come, finding the best apps for your shiny new Android 3.0 device is going to be a challenge. Unlike the iPad, Android Market won’t just serve you up a platter of Honeycomb ready apps and... >>

Best daypacks for taking your gadgets walkabout

Best daypacks for taking your gadgets walkabout

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Whether it’s for the daily commute, a weekend away or for travelling light, the daypack is one of life’s little essentials for getting your gadgets from A to B. Capacity is crucial. Here we’ve included models from 20-35 litres which should give... >>

Best waterproof cameras

Best waterproof cameras

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Most people take a camera on summer hols with them, but how many of them end up giving their snapper an accidental dunking in the hotel swimming pool? Quite a few, we'd wager. Sun, sand and surf is all very well, but it's even better if you can take your... >>

Best Glastonbury Festival gear 2011

Best Glastonbury Festival gear 2011

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It's not long now until Glastonbury kicks off and with it a summer full of festivals. You've bought your tickets, you've cadged yourself a lift but what you could always do with is that little bit of extra kit to keep you comfortable in your three days... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S II accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S II accessories

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You've resisted Apple's charms, stuck to your Android guns and now you've got yourself a shiny, new Samsung Galaxy S II. What next? Accessories - that's what. Hopefully you've got some spare pennies left over from your smartphone purchase and if so, then... >>

Best backpacker space savers

Best backpacker space savers

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There’s nothing cool about carting half your wardrobe across the globe’s tourist hotspots, and it’s easy to end-up a sweaty mess after lugging 20 kilos of gadgets, chargers and highly unsuitable just-in-case jeans through yet another balmy bus station.... >>

Best iPad 2 apps

Best iPad 2 apps

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So you've got an iPad 2, and now you need to fill it with lovely iPad apps. But with 65,000 apps available just for the iPad what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the new features of the iPad 2. We've scoured the massive... >>

Best BlackBerry PlayBook cases hands-on round-up

Best BlackBerry PlayBook cases hands-on round-up

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So you’ve just got a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from RIM (or about to get one) and now you need to protect your 7-inch wonder.There are, as you would expect, a number of different cases out there all promising protection. Some go for the business look,... >>

Best iPad 2 cases hands-on round-up

Best iPad 2 cases hands-on round-up

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So you’ve bought an iPad 2, and now you need to protect your investment. What are the options available, should you go for Apple’s smart Cover, or perhaps something else from one of the third-party case manufacturers.Here we look at some of the best... >>

Best Royal Wedding gadgets

Best Royal Wedding gadgets

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Whether you're a royalist or a republican, if you live in the UK then you'll know all about the Royal Wedding that's on the horizon. On Friday 29 April, heir to the throne HRH Prince William will tie the knot with Kate Middleton and manufacturers and... >>

Best Android apps for movie buffs

Best Android apps for movie buffs

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The little green robot has been getting plenty of Pocket-lint screen time of late. Why? Because it's Android Week and that means we'll be bringing you the latest info on Google's OS as well as daily round-ups of the best Android apps around. We've already... >>

Best Android-only apps

Best Android-only apps

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This week on Pocket-lint is Android Week which means that we'll be bringing you all the latest news and info on Google's green robot-fronted OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps. We've already presented you with the best gaming apps and the... >>

Best gaming apps for Android

Best gaming apps for Android

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It's Android Week on Pocket-lint and that means we'll be bringing you all the latest info on Google's robot-flavoured OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps around. We've already taken a look at the best Android apps for getting out and about... >>

Best Android apps for getting around

Best Android apps for getting around

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You may have noticed that things are gone decidedly Android-flavoured this week on Pocket-lint. As part of our Android Week, we'll be bringing you round-ups of the best apps available for Android and for today's trick, we'll be naming our top picks for... >>

Best iPad 2 apps for the new camera

Best iPad 2 apps for the new camera

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With the arrival of two small but very important cameras on the Apple iPad 2, the iTunes App Store is beginning to fill up with a few options for testing out that new feature. From editors to filters and video callers to street brawlers, you can pick... >>

Best free online storage solutions

Best free online storage solutions

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So Amazon Cloud Drive has arrived to a sudden but very interesting fanfare. The only trouble, of course, is that it’s just our lucky American readers who get to try it out for the foreseeable future. But folks in Europe and the rest of the world need... >>