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Apple Pay unlimited: Where can you use your iPhone or Watch to pay more than £30?

Apple Pay unlimited: Where can you use your iPhone or Watch to pay more than £30?

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With contactless payment in the UK becoming more popular and services like Apple Pay becoming part of everyday life, a number of shops on the high street have started to allow Apple device owners to pay for things way beyond the £30 contactless limit.Sadly,... >>

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2017: The best tablets and 2-in-1 devices available to buy today

Best tablet / 2-in-1 2017: The best tablets and 2-in-1 devices available to buy today

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So you're looking for a new tablet or 2-in-1? If you're looking for the best tablet or 2-in-1 to buy in 2017, then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest tablets and 2-in-1 available today, in order to help you reach a... >>

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

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GoPro is a well-known brand in the action camera world and despite other companies like Sony, Panasonic and TomTom hoping for a slice of the pie, GoPro is still the go to camera for many looking to capture their best moments. The range of models has... >>

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

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Christmas is a time for giving. It's also a time for receiving which, to be perfectly frank, is the best part.But we've all had those moments when we rip open the wrapping paper and discover that Santa didn't quite deliver the electronic wizardry we'd... >>

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

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The first iPad was announced several years ago and tablets have become much more popular since. There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made if you're in the market for one.If... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 or Playbar

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 or Playbar

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Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you have opted for Sonos.Unlike some of the newer additions to the... >>

You can make Facebook posts colourful now - here's how

You can make Facebook posts colourful now - here's how

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Facebook is about to look totally different going forward.The company has quietly launched a new feature for its Android app users (and, apparently, it's coming to iOS users, too): colourful Facebook posts. With this new feature, you can add background... >>

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?

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After many years and millions of miles of testing, Google has launched a dedicated company for its self-driving car efforts.The company, called Waymo, will act like a venture-backed startup, but it's actually a standalone organisation within Google's... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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Earlier this year PayPal celebrated its 10th year in the mobile payments business. It's been around longer as an online financial service, but its mobile talents have come on leaps and bounds in the last decade.Some people think paying for things by phone... >>

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

How to get the BBC iPlayer 4K Ultra HD Planet Earth 2 trial on your TV

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The BBC has started its first ever consumer trial of 4K content, offering a four-minute clip of Planet Earth 2 in Ultra HD through its free streaming platform, BBC iPlayer.What's more, it also uses Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) picture tech, a form of HDR, to... >>

How to watch Amazon Video on your Android phone or tablet

How to watch Amazon Video on your Android phone or tablet

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Amazon Video has a great selection of titles, from classics like Mad Men, to new hits like Bosch or The Man in the High Castle and Clarkson's new venture The Grand Tour. But it's not the simplest service to use.Amazon Video comes as part of the Prime... >>

Facebook Messenger: Here's how to use those new Snapchat-like lenses

Facebook Messenger: Here's how to use those new Snapchat-like lenses

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Facebook Messenger has a built-in camera, and it's a lot like Snapchat.You've heard the story by now: a few years ago Facebook tried to buy Snapchat, but the app rebuffed the offer, and ever since then, the social network has tried launching copy-cat... >>

Apple's new Support app: How does it work and where is it available?

Apple's new Support app: How does it work and where is it available?

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Sometimes you just need a little help - or, should we say, support. We've all been there: you're playing on your iPhone or Mac or iPad or iWatch, and then something happens that you can't explain. Maybe your device has been bricked, rendered unusable,... >>

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

Oculus Rooms and Parties explained: How does Facebook see us being social in VR?

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Virtual reality isn't limited to gaming.Ever since the Oculus Rift VR headset debuted a few years ago, most of the talk surrounding the latest VR craze has centered around gaming. Most of the demos we've seen for the Rift, for instance, are some type... >>

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

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Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... >>

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

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OnePlus 3T is the latest phone from the original market disruptors, and comes as one of our most highly recommended smartphones of the year. It essentially took what was great about the OnePlus 3 and made it faster, and last longer.Similarly, the iPhone... >>

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

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Mario is finally available on mobile. After announcing that it was coming to iOS (first) during the iPhone 7 launch in September, Nintendo has finally released its first Mario game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.Super Mario Run stars the eponymous plumber... >>

How does Amazon Prime Air work and where is drone delivery available?

How does Amazon Prime Air work and where is drone delivery available?

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Amazon has announced that its Prime Air drone delivery programme is now making deliveries in the UK.It's already delivered to two customers and will expand to more customers soon. But the trial is restricted to rural farmlands and will only deliver small... >>

You can now control Netflix using Google Home - here's how

You can now control Netflix using Google Home - here's how

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Now you can ask Google Home to pause House of Cards on your TV.Google Home could easily beat Amazon Echo - if it offered more integrations and skills. The addition of Netflix support is a major step in the right direction. Google's voice-activated speaker... >>

Done with Evernote for invading your privacy? Try these other note apps

Done with Evernote for invading your privacy? Try these other note apps

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Evernote recently updated its privacy policy to include some alarming changes, and users have threatened to ditch the note-taking service.In a privacy policy release, unveiled on 14 December 2016, Evernote said its employees sometimes review users’... >>

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... >>

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

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Twitter has updated in a major way: you can now broadcast live video from within the iOS and Android app.In an effort to go after Facebook Live Video and other streaming services that offer broadcasting functionality, which is when you can hit record... >>

Finally! You can now save Instagram posts to revisit later - here's how

Finally! You can now save Instagram posts to revisit later - here's how

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It's the little things in life that make you most happy, right?We don't know about you, but our camera rolls are filled with screenshots of other people's Instagram posts. When scrolling through Instagram, we always see a cute outfit-of-the-day image... >>

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

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It's that magical time of the year and the Christmas lights are a-flashing, so you can be forgiven for feeling like you're missing out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes.But hey, you could always get with the spirit of things and show your wacky... >>

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

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There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops.Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... >>