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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... >>

Best geek cookie cutters

Best geek cookie cutters

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We've written about enough Angry Birds cakes lately to know that the combination of geeks and baking is a winning formula. We've trawled the internet in our nerdy quest to find the best cookie cutters to flaunt your geekery. Obviously these aren't strictly... >>

A few of the best retro racing games ever

A few of the best retro racing games ever

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Racing, in a car, for real, is perhaps one of the most exciting things you can do, however it has two rather inconvenient draw backs: it's very expensive, and injury and death are likely side effects.In view of this, if we want to get some kind of racing... >>

Best selling iPad apps of all time

Best selling iPad apps of all time

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Apps are big business nowadays. If you need evidence, you only have to look at the fact that Apple recently reached the staggering ten billion app download milestone. We've already taken you through the most downloaded iPhone apps ever, so we figured... >>

Best selling iPhone apps of all time

Best selling iPhone apps of all time

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There are app lists and there are app lists. This one, however, is neither of those. This one is the app list. It's the app list because it represents not just what Pocket-lint thinks are good apps - although incidentally, it's well worth keeping you... >>

The best Nintendo 3DS launch games

The best Nintendo 3DS launch games

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It's official - the long-awaited Nintendo 3DS will be coming to the UK on 25 March. According to Nintendo, they'll be a lineup of more than 30 games available for the 3DS between the launch date and the beginning of June, which is when the E3 gaming show... >>

Best websites of 2010

Best websites of 2010

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We love a good website on Pocket-lint. In fact, we love it so much that we tell you about a new one each day in a feature known as Website of the Day, just in case you've managed to miss it all this time. With the year nearly a-close like a door that's,... >>

Best weather apps for iPhone

Best weather apps for iPhone

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As many of us are still in the grips of the big freeze, or "snow chaos" as the newspapers like to call it, getting out and about can be tricky. No one wants to be caught in a blizzard or sliding around on the ice like a particularly uncoordinated Z-lister... >>

Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...

Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...

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The past year has seen plenty of innovation on the computer front, not least the introduction of an entirely new sector - tablets, with Apple's iPad leading the charge. Add to that the ever-increasing range of portable and affordable netbooks and a wide... >>

Best apps to protect you and your ears

Best apps to protect you and your ears

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Almost everyone has a personal stereo of some sort these days as pretty much all of us are carrying round mobile phones. On the one hand, this is absolutely brilliant but, on the other, it breaks our hearts when we see and hear all those people not only... >>

Best Windows Phone 7 location apps

Best Windows Phone 7 location apps

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Location and navigation have become one of the most fundamental fields for mobile phone apps. We want to know where we are and what's around us without having to pull some unwieldy paper map out of our pockets, and we want it done quick. Naturally, with... >>

Best home cinema kit 2010: and the nominees are...

Best home cinema kit 2010: and the nominees are...

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The best TV in 2010 may be one thing, but none of them are much use unless you've got something good to watch on them and a way to make them sound better too. That's where the next step in your AV fascination comes in and that's why it's so important... >>

Best Windows Phone 7 productivity apps

Best Windows Phone 7 productivity apps

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With Microsoft at the helm, there’s one area where you can be sure that Windows Phone 7 is going to do well and that’s productivity. After games, it’s one of the bigger areas on the burgeoning Marketplace. Naturally, with business people in mind,... >>

Best Windows Phone 7 photography apps

Best Windows Phone 7 photography apps

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The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is growing and growing at a pace. With it quite some way behind the iTunes App Store and the Android Market for the while, there's plenty of sunlight for the developers to send in their software seedlings and let them soak... >>

Best Game 2010: and the nominees are...

Best Game 2010: and the nominees are...

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The past year has certainly been a busy time for game launches, and we've even seen the introduction of the Kinect for Xbox and PlayStation Move carrying on the good, motion-controlled work started by the Nintendo Wii. There's been a river of games washing... >>

Best App 2010: and the nominees are...

Best App 2010: and the nominees are...

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It's all about the apps these days. Smartphones would be nothing without these clever little bits of software that let us do pretty much anything we want, all from one device. The apps we've seen on Pocket-lint over the last year span numerous platforms... >>

iPhone underpants: The best/worst iPhone accessory yet

iPhone underpants: The best/worst iPhone accessory yet

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Men, why not keep your two most important devices side-by-side with the Scottevest Travel Boxers?In what is quite possibly the best and worst (at the same time) idea for an iPhone accessory yet, chaps now have the option of storing their iPhones inside... >>

10 best bargain PAYG phones

10 best bargain PAYG phones

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We've already brought you the 10 best smarphones available on PAYG, but what if you're after something a little bit more affordable? Maybe you're in the market for a budget handset for yourself, or you're thinking about getting them for the kids for Christmas.... >>

Best PAYG smartphones

Best PAYG smartphones

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Pay as you go is an oft overlooked way of running your mobile life if you're thinking of buying a smartphone, but that's not the way it has to be. There's no reason one can't combine a big flashy handset with paying for minutes, texts and data on one's... >>

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops accessories

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops accessories

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Black Ops. We know. The phrase has been singeing its way through your soul all day. Either that or you’ve already pulled some terribly obvious sicky to pick up a copy of the latest Call of Duty title at your local video gamery on the way home, before... >>

10 best Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories

10 best Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is finally here, and no doubt many of the Android fans out there will have ordered theirs already. Pricing for the new tablet is gradually being confirmed by the networks, and if you choose your deal carefully then you should have... >>

The best and worst Ferrari gadgets around

The best and worst Ferrari gadgets around

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After lending its familiar branding to numerous products in the past, Ferrari has now opened the largest indoor theme park on the planet - Ferrari World.Based in Abu Dhabi, the gigantic theme park is also home to the world's fastest rollercoaster, which... >>

Best Android photography apps

Best Android photography apps

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Cameras on phones have come on in leaps and bounds from the clunky old technology and low quality snaps of days gone past. Now, with many us uploading our mobile snaps directly to Facebook and Twitter, we're after something that makes them stand out from... >>

Best iPad apps as recommended by Apple's boss

Best iPad apps as recommended by Apple's boss

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When former developer of the Apple Newton, and now vice president of product marketing at Apple (after a 15-year hiatus), tells you his favourite apps you've got to sit up and listen.And that's what Michael Tchao has done; well we say Michael Tchao, but... >>