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How to activate Three Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

How to activate Three Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

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After what seems like an age of promising, Three has finally enabled baked-in Wi-Fi calling in to the iPhone. If you have an Apple iPhone and are on the Three network, you'll be able to make and receive calls and texts from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection,... >>

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

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Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance, digital snooping, and data theft. While governments and companies wage war about how much... >>

Best mirrorless cameras 2017: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best mirrorless cameras 2017: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of naming conventions being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single... >>

Best compact cameras 2017: The best point and shoot cameras available to buy today

Best compact cameras 2017: The best point and shoot cameras available to buy today

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If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2016 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online.Compact cameras are plentiful. With new... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK.As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... >>

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

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Snapchat is rolling out a new design for iOS and Android users.The update (version 10.0.0), which released on 23 January, not only introduces a quicker way to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app, but also universal search bar... >>

What is Vine Camera and what can it do?

What is Vine Camera and what can it do?

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Twitter took the decision in October 2016 to kill off Vine, the video sharing app. Although, it turns out it hasn't been completely killed off at all. Vine now lives on as Vine Camera, which you can use to create short, 6.5 second clips and either save... >>

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

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The HTC smartwatch has been often rumoured, but has failed to appear, with dates in 2015 and 2016 slipping by, with HTC staying out of the smartwatch arena.HTC does have some wearable devices however, first showing off the HTC Grip, a sports device that... >>

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

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Google Home isn't just a speaker with built-in Google Search.With it, you can control your smart home devices, cue up a movie on your TV, replace your desktop speakers, and more. To get the most out of your Goole Home, you really need to do a deep-dive... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016, with many more expected for 2017.The idea of VR isn't new. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently,... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

Google Pixel and Pixel XL tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

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With the Pixel and the Pixel XL, Google has taken a step away from the Nexus programme. While it's still committed to delivering updates to the previous pure Android devices, and while Android Nougat will have many similar features on the Pixel, there... >>

What is Meitu and why is everyone using it?

What is Meitu and why is everyone using it?

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Forget about Prisma. Meitu is the latest photo-editing app to go viral.The Chinese app has been around since 2008, but it landed in the US in early January and already has about 430 million users outside of China. It's been installed on 1.1 billion devices... >>

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

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It seems no one got the memo from last year: "123456" doesn't make a good password.Despite pleading from security experts, many of us still use go-to, easy-to-recall passwords for most of our online accounts. Gemalto recently surveyed 9,000 consumers... >>

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

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Twitter is killing Vine as we know it.The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued and turned into Vine Camera. Although many Vine creators found... >>

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

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Snapchat is easy to learn and use -- as long as you have someone to show you the ropes.You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle or filter or sticker or lens over top, and then send the final creation (aka a "snap") to a friend. Or, you... >>

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on just about every social network, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But Snapchat is the exception; it doesn't even make it close to easy.To add Snapchatters, you must know their usernames,... >>

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

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The Nintendo Switch has been revealed in full. We know the price, release date and the accessories to expect at launch and throughout the year. You can even pre-order the new console yourself.But what about the games? There's a healthy list of titles... >>

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

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If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you, and do whatever you want.We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... >>

What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?

What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?

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YouTube has announced a feature that'll give creators more money.Called Super Chat, it essentially allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams. So, when someone goes live, you will see a new cash symbol in the chat window and can click it to... >>

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... >>

HTC U Ultra: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U Ultra: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has announced a new family of devices - U - with two new phones, the mid-range U Play and a more premium U Ultra.Kicking off 2017 in some style, these two new handsets promise to be all about you, while also signalling quite a departure from HTC's... >>

HTC U Play: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U Play: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC has announced the U Play, sitting in a new handset family with the U Ultra, positioned under flagship level. While the U Ultra offers close to flagship specs, the U Play is a lower-spec mid-range device, very different from the handset it launched... >>

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced two new smartphones in the form of the U Ultra and the U Play, both of which have been designed to focus around you, as their names suggest.The two devices feature very similar and unique designs, but they differ in what they offer in... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

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Headphones and speakers always attract large crowds at CES and 2017 was no different. They both represent the most affordable way to get into hi-fi while also offering a personal listening experience. One of the clearest messages we got from CES 2017... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... >>

Best of CES 2017 - TVs: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

Best of CES 2017 - TVs: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

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CES 2017, held at the beginning of January, was a launch platform for 2017's new televisions. The consumer electronics trade show ushered in a new wave of TV tech that will eventually make its way into your living room. It's so often been the proving... >>

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S2 now connect to iPhone, here's how it works

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Samsung's Gear S smartwatches are finally compatible with the iPhone. We take a dive down in to the app and experience to see whether or not the watch is worth taking over Apple's own smartwatch. The SetupBefore starting, make sure you have a compatible... >>

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

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Nvidia is soon to release a new version of the Nvidia Shield Android TV. It will also expand its GeForce Now cloud gaming service in the coming months to more than just Shield devices.However, the new GeForce Now will be an alternative offering, just... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Speakers: B&O, LG, and more

Best of CES 2017 - Speakers: B&O, LG, and more

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Speakers always get a good shout-out at CES and this year was no different. Multi-room is still a rapidly growing market and Dolby Atmos surround sound is now trickling down into more affordable soundbars. Here are some of the best we've seen from the... >>

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

CES 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics show CES is one of the biggest tech events of the year, similar to Mobile World Congress, and we expect CES 2017 to showcase a truck load of new gadgets, TVs, cars and initiatives that'll take our breath away.The one thing that defines... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Laptops and tablets: The greatest from HP, Dell, Lenovo and others

Best of CES 2017 - Laptops and tablets: The greatest from HP, Dell, Lenovo and others

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The Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Vegas every January is back for 2017, and we've been rushing around the show floors looking for all the best in upcoming tech. Companies usually use CES to showcase the latest updates to their laptop,... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Smart home devices: Alexa everywhere, connected fridges and even smart windows

Best of CES 2017 - Smart home devices: Alexa everywhere, connected fridges and even smart windows

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Along with a wealth of new televisions, laptops and other tech, CES is increasingly packed with connected devices for the home.We’ve walked the show floor to bring you the most interesting smart home devices we could find at CES 2017.Lenovo Smart AssistantLenovo... >>

The many faces of Amazon Alexa: Cars, speakers, robots and everything else

The many faces of Amazon Alexa: Cars, speakers, robots and everything else

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If 2017's CES has been about anything - other than inappropriately giving all your white goods touch screens to tweet from - it's been about putting Amazon's Alexa in everything. Amazon clearly doesn't see a future where Alexa is confined to a Bluetooth... >>

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

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Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil yourself.Perhaps you didn't get what you really wanted, or you've got some pocket money from "granny" and are now keen to spend it.We've complied a list of some great gadgets and gizmos ideas... >>

The machines are coming: CES 2017 is all about Amazon Alexa

The machines are coming: CES 2017 is all about Amazon Alexa

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Some are saying that CES 2017 is all about AI - artificial intelligence - but it isn't. It's very specifically about Amazon Alexa.We saw an emerging trend through 2016, expanding the smart personal assistant, going far beyond the sort of thing that Google... >>

Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

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While the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic concentrate on launching the latest and greatest devices that are sure to enhance and enrich our lives, a number of manufacturers use CES to launch gadgets that aren't, perhaps, 100 per cent with that... >>

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Chinese manufacturer Honor announced at CES 2017 that it would be bringing its 6X smartphone to the US and Europe. The device arrives in early January for £225 and it brings with it some pretty impressive specs for the cash.Here is how the Honor 6X compares... >>

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

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Sub-brand of Huawei, Honor, has announced at CES 2017 that its 6X smartphone will be heading further than just China, with plans for both US and Europe.The Honor 5X's successor arrives on 4 January starting at £225, but how does it compare to the slightly... >>

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones at CES 2017, adding two mid-tier devices to its portfolio.The A5 and A3 will be available towards the end of January, plugging the gap in the wait for the Galaxy S8 flagship, which is expected... >>

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

New TV tech explained: What do the logos and buzzwords mean?

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Television manufacturers release new models at least twice a year and the technology in their latest sets is constantly improving. It can be hard to keep up at times.Even if you've bought a new TV recently, you might not know what it is truly capable... >>

What is 4K Photo? Panasonic's camera tech explained

What is 4K Photo? Panasonic's camera tech explained

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Panasonic has feature on its cameras called 4K Photo, something that it invests a lot of time into promoting - even offering a dedicated button for 4K Photo on some of its cameras. However, there's plenty of scope for confusion around what it actually... >>

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

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Apple announced its new range of MacBook Pros at the end of 2016. There is a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model available, both sporting a new feature called Touch Bar, along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Replacing the function keys on the keyboard... >>

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

Best budgeting apps: 7 apps to take control of your finances

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Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in, money goes out and there is the classic saying, the more you earn the more you spend.It doesn't matter... >>

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight

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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... >>

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus might be over a year old, but they are available all around the world from multiple retailers and they are cheaper than their successors - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.Not much changed in terms of design compared... >>

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

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

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Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 10 including updates to Apple Music, News, Mail, widgets, the Lock screen and much more.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system... >>