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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... >>

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... >>