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IFA 2016: Smarthome, smartwatches and smartphones to expect

IFA 2016: Smarthome, smartwatches and smartphones to expect

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year. It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

LG V20: Specs, release date and rumours

LG V20: Specs, release date and rumours

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LG has announced it will be introducing a successor to the V10 smartphone in September. We also know that it will be called the V20. In true LG style, there have been a couple of other snippets of information revealed too, even if the exact details of... >>

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update is called Android Nougat, following the theme of the dessert-inspired name. Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers in March and as of 22 August, it will... >>

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

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If you own a PlayStation console or PSP, you can now enable two-factor authentication on your PlayStation Network account. Sony has introduced the much-requested layer of protection, saying via Twitter that users can activate it on their accounts. It... >>

PlayStation 4 Slim: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

PlayStation 4 Slim: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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This isn't about the PlayStation Neo, a console upgrade that Sony has already confirmed, but rather a second console that has leaked online and is going by the name PS4 Slim. While PS4 Neo is expected to offer 4K output and beefed-up internals, the PS4... >>

Sony Xperia XR vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

Sony Xperia XR vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the rumoured difference?

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The next Sony Xperia flagship is rumoured to be making its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in the next few days. As usual, there have been several leaks surrounding what is reported to be Sony's next hero smartphone, along with a couple of names... >>

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

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We've reviewed the Xbox One S and concluded that this is a great update to the console, making it an attractive option for anyone who hasn't committed yet and wants to join the Xbox family but also as a great media device for those wanting to embrace... >>

What to expect from Sony's PlayStation New York event: PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, and more

What to expect from Sony's PlayStation New York event: PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, and more

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Sony is getting ready to replace the PS4. Sort of. No, it isn't launching the PlayStation 5 already, but it is supposedly going to introduce not one but two upgrades. The first one is called the PS4 Neo, and the second one is called PS4 Slim. Both of... >>

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

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A collection of new Ted Baker Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases were announced at the end of July, just in time to coincide with the fashion brand's AW16 collection. There are several options available from Proporta, some of which are plain and... >>

Sony Xperia XR: Rumours, release date and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XR: Rumours, release date and everything you need to know

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It might come as a surprise to Sony Mobile fans, but the company's next flagship isn't going to be called the Xperia Z6. Sony announced a new range of smartphones at MWC back in March called the X Series, as well as confirming in a statement that the... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

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There are a lot of changes coming in Android 7.0 Nougat, which Google has confirmed will be rolling-out from 22 August. Here's a run down of some of the things to get excited about. 1. Revamped quick settings The quick settings have been refreshed, giving... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

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Android 7.0 has carved an unusual path through its pre-release. Often reserved for developers, the big change with the Nougat release is that Google has been very open and sharing about it. Google has confirmed the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat has now... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the rumoured difference?

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the rumoured difference?

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Fitbit offers several devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Surge. Rumour has it the company will be adding another couple of devices to its line-up before the end of the year... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

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Last week, the games industry met en masse in Cologne for the biggest European videogames show, Gamescom. And that meant there were plenty of new games trailers released online that you wouldn't have seen before. All of the biggest games for the rest... >>

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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There are many that think E3 is the biggest videogames show in the world, but that's because they've never experienced Gamescom. The German games convention is massive. And it's open to the public, which adds an all-new dynamic to the event. E3 is a strictly... >>

What to expect at Apple’s September 2016 event: iPhone 7 and more

What to expect at Apple’s September 2016 event: iPhone 7 and more

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Apple typically unveils a new iPhone in September. With its next iPhone event just around the corner, we at Pocket-lint thought we'd round up all the rumours and information about what Apple might announce during its keynote. While a new iPhone running... >>

GoPro's next Hero 5 action cam: What’s the story so far?

GoPro's next Hero 5 action cam: What’s the story so far?

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GoPro is working on its next flagship action camera. Although the camera-maker announced earlier this year that it's laying off 7 per cent of its workforce and ceasing sales of at least three action cams due to a massive revenue drop it suffered year... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: What's the story so far?

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: What's the story so far?

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When it comes to activity tracking devices, Fitbit is a name many will recognise. The company already offers a huge number of options but rumour has it more are on their way. There are currently eight devices in the Fitbit line-up comprising the Zip,... >>

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

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There are many ways you can lose data on an iOS device. You can delete it, experience a system crash, forget your password, catch a virus, damage your device, or have your device stolen altogether. Factory resets, iOS updates, jailbreaking/flashing, and... >>

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the latest smartphone to join the company's 2016 flagship portfolio, sitting alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and it is stunning. The new smartphone takes its design cues from the Galaxy S7 edge, bringing a beautiful... >>

Android Nougat preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

Android Nougat preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

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Android has been making some big moves recently, redesigning and adding functionality to the mobile operating system to make it more capable and more competitive. With the advent of Lollipop, Android moved to a state that felt like it was complete. It... >>

Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

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Twitter has come under fire recently for not giving all its users enough adequate tools to filter out tweets from other users who are harassing them, but it appears the social network is now beginning to address those concerns. Twitter published a blog... >>

Nokia Android phones: What can we expect to see?

Nokia Android phones: What can we expect to see?

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Nokia is making its way back, initially announcing that it's going to be embracing Android and producing a number of smartphones and tablets over the coming years in May, leaving us to consider what might be coming from Nokia in the future. Nokia's story... >>

Sony Xperia XR vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the rumoured difference?

Sony Xperia XR vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the rumoured difference?

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The next Sony Xperia flagship is expected to be announced at the beginning of September at consumer electronics show IFA. It has leaked several times over the last couple of months as both the Xperia XR and the Xperia F8331, but we are going to call it... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

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If you thought the Galaxy S7 was going to be the top smartphone of 2016, then think again, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 wants to be top dog.  In typical Samsung style, this superphone is absolutely stuffed full of features, options and settings. You'll... >>