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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

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Samsung has recalled and halted sales of the just-launched Galaxy Note 7 due to concerns over reported battery explosions. Here's what you need to know about the recall, including how to determine if your phone is faulty, with details on how to exchange... >>

HTC Desire 10: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC Desire 10: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC is teasing the launch of its latest handset. Having been rather quiet following the launch of the HTC 10 and focusing on the HTC Vive VR launch, it now seems that there are Desire handsets in the works. The Desire family is HTC's mid-range, with... >>

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

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Apple's latest software build iOS 10 comes with plenty of great new features, one of which can be found within the overhaul of the Messages app.Messages has been totally revamped bringing a whole host of fun additions, but there is one in particular that's... >>

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

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Anybody who uses their computer for work in an office or at home, or even to make family newsletters and other personal documents, will come across PDF files on a very regular basis. They are an excellent way of formatting pictures and text in one easy-to-read... >>

New TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

New TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There are some cracking shows coming our way on streaming services soon and through 2017. Star Trek is returning to the small screen and Westworld is imminent, with the TV adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel. However, they're not the only big shows... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

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Apple announced two new iPhones to its portfolio in early September in the form of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The two new devices join the one year-old iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, along with the smaller iPhone SE that arrived in March. There... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple announced a new smartwatch at the beginning of September in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2. This comes in a standard model, a Nike+ model, Hermès model and an Edition model. The new device sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are now available to buy following their announcement on 7 September. Once again, Apple is offering a big iPhone and a smaller iPhone.We've compared the standard iPhone 7 to the iPhone 6S and iPhone... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple announced two new iPhones at an event in September, comprising the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. In previous years, the two iPhones - the standard and the Plus - have been almost identical aside from their physical size and the inclusion... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

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Apple announced the next generation of its iPhones at an event in San Francisco on 7 September. Despite some rumours suggesting otherwise, the two new handsets are being called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, following the traditional naming cycle.... >>

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

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It's official: iOS 10 is awesome. In Pocket-lint's review of the software, which released on 13 September, we said Apple clearly focused on layering the entire experience with even more complexity and depth than ever before. In fact, in our short time... >>

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

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Apple made a number of changes in iOS 10, with one of the main overhauls appearing in its Messages app.The app now offers multiple methods of inputting iMessages from handwritten notes to the Apple Watch's Digital Touch feature. Users are also able to... >>

iOS 10 Messages explained: What's new and how to use it

iOS 10 Messages explained: What's new and how to use it

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As part of its major iOS 10 update, Apple launched a brand new Messages app. While previous years have seen the app slowly evolving to be more capable, this year’s revolution brings with it a huge change in focus. Instead of an ageing - but necessary... >>

PlayFusion Lightseekers for iOS and Android: Toys to life is not dead, it's only just beginning

PlayFusion Lightseekers for iOS and Android: Toys to life is not dead, it's only just beginning

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With Disney's withdrawal from the toys-to-life game genre questions were asked on whether the bubble had burst for videogames that interact with physical toys. However, not only are Lego Dimensions and Skylanders still going strong, with both having significant... >>

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released the final GM version of iOS 10 to Public Beta users and set a date for the full public release on the 13 September. It is the latest update from the company and the first major one since the launch of iOS 9 in 2015. Apple has packaged... >>

How to download Pixel and Pixel XL's Launcher for Android

How to download Pixel and Pixel XL's Launcher for Android

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Ahead of the long-rumoured Pixel and Pixel XL's launch, it appears as though their particular Android launchers have leaked. You can download and install them on your device now to get a taste of what the software will look like on the Nexus-replacement... >>

Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system

Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system

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Pokemon Go publisher Niantic Labs has always promised that there would be updates to Pokemon Go to add new features as the game moves forward. Although many will have seen the peak in Pokemon Go gameplay, the most recent update to the app on Android... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola offers both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play in the UK. The two devices can both be used with Moto Mods and they are both customisable through Moto Maker. The Moto Z starts at £499, while the Moto Z Play starts at £370, but how do they differ?... >>

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

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It's Apple Software Day! Okay, that's not an actual day, but it might as well be, as the Cupertino, CA-based company has begun rolling out a tonne of significant software updates, as well as some other interesting bits, for its hardware devices out... >>

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay.  Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service launched in the UK on 18 May 2016, but other... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple announced the second generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 2 in September 2016. It arrives two years after the original was announced, and 17 months after it went on sale. Along with introducing the Series 2, Apple upgraded the original model... >>

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

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Apple is about to release the latest version of the WatchOS operating system, WatchOS 3, to the public. The software, which is meant for Apple Watch, debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It's a significant update that brings new... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound.Last year, Google partnered with Disney on a StarWars-themed... >>

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

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Instagram lets celebrities moderate their comments on photos and videos, and now it's giving everyone else the same filtering tool. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app initially released the ability to hide offensive and inappropriate comments to high-volume... >>

Best Bluetooth headphones 2016: 10 of the best on/over-ears for wireless listening

Best Bluetooth headphones 2016: 10 of the best on/over-ears for wireless listening

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With companies like Apple and Motorola ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket on their latest flagship smartphones, there's never been a better time to cut the cord than now.Sure, you can use Lightning headphones, or whatever gets bundled in the box, but... >>