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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: Which should you choose?

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Samsung announced two flagship Android smartphones for 2015, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Both devices are available now, although you might have to wait until 24 April if you're getting the SGS6 edge SIM free from Samsung. Once you have... >>

6 reasons why not to buy the Star Wars Digital HD collection

6 reasons why not to buy the Star Wars Digital HD collection

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Alongside pre-orders for the Apple Watch and the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge phones, the Star Wars Digital HD collection went on sale today, marking the first time that the trilogies have been available in a purely digital format (bar illegally). Digital... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9: Which handset should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9: Which handset should you choose?

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Mobile World Congress was about two things: HTC and Samsung. Both launched new flagship devices, with similar launch dates, looking to dominate 2015 with new devices. We've now lived with both devices, so to help you decide which it worth your money we're... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge: What are the best deals?

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge: What are the best deals?

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Samsung lifted the lid off its two new flagship Android smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2015, with standard and curved display variants. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be the slightly cheaper of the two, with a flat, conventional style 5.1-inch screen,... >>

27 incredible Minecraft creations that will blow your mind

27 incredible Minecraft creations that will blow your mind

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Microsoft recently launched the Gameband with Minecraft built right into the wearable, pushing the game back into the limelight. Using virtual building blocks - as well as a lot of time and patience - everything from Disneyland to all of Denmark have... >>

EE turns on Wi-Fi calling for iPhones early, thanks to latest iOS update

EE turns on Wi-Fi calling for iPhones early, thanks to latest iOS update

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If you own an iPhone with an EE plan, you can now Wi-Fi call a friend. Two days after announcing its Wi-Fi Calling feature, which lets you place voice calls and send text messages via a Wi-Fi network, EE has made the new feature available for iPhone 6,... >>

Apple iCloud Photo Library exits beta: What is it, and how does it work?

Apple iCloud Photo Library exits beta: What is it, and how does it work?

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Apple's iCloud Photo Library service has exited beta, enabling you to browse a photo collections from iCloud.com and any device running OS X Yosemite or iOS 8. The service is meant to make it easier to share photos and videos, among many other things.... >>

Apple rolls out iOS 8.3 update with diverse emoji and more: Here's what to expect

Apple rolls out iOS 8.3 update with diverse emoji and more: Here's what to expect

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It's been a long time coming, but Apple's racially- and culturally-diverse emoji have just appeared in a software update that is now rolling out. Apple has released iOS 8.3, the third major update to iOS 8. The company first seeded the software to developers... >>

Apple Photos for Mac is here: What is it, and how does it work?

Apple Photos for Mac is here: What is it, and how does it work?

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Apple has begun rolling out OS X 10.10.3, a free software update for Macs, which brings the new Photos app for Mac, among many other things. The new app looks great - but also slightly confusing. Photos is replacing iPhoto, Aperture, and in a way, My... >>

Huawei goes Greek: We ponder the mixed messages of its Ascend P8 teasers

Huawei goes Greek: We ponder the mixed messages of its Ascend P8 teasers

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Huawei has been running a teaser campaign for the Ascend P8, scheduled for launch on 15 April 2015.  The message is following a somewhat predicable arc around themes of light. Whether that's light in weight, light for the camera, light on the pocket,... >>

Instagram adds Colour and Fade creative tools: Here's how they work

Instagram adds Colour and Fade creative tools: Here's how they work

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Hallelujah! Instagram just added new after-effects tricks. Before we go any further: let's go back to last December, when Instagram gave us some after-effects options. The Facebook-owned app had updated to include new photo filters called Slumber, Crema,... >>

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video working on an Android tablet

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video working on an Android tablet

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Amazon has finally made an app that enables Android tablet owners to stream video through Amazon Prime Instant Video. While it has been possible to play TV shows and movies from Amazon's Netflix rivalling service on a smartphone (or any Apple device)... >>

New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote)

New Roku 2 vs new Roku 3: What's the difference? (Hint - it's the remote)

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Roku has refreshed its streaming device lineup. The company now offers the Roku streaming stick, Roku 1, Roku 2, and Roku 3. It has updated its Roku 2 and Roku 3 devices, making the new Roku 2 identical to the new Roku 3 in terms of performance. The new... >>

Tidal music service explained: What is it, and why should you care?

Tidal music service explained: What is it, and why should you care?

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Jay Z has re-launched a newly-acquired music service called Tidal, with the purpose of making a difference for artists. It's an interesting strategy. Instead of catering to consumers and promising to improve their lives, Tidal is all about righting the... >>

Best 3D prints: The crazy and coolest things people have printed

Best 3D prints: The crazy and coolest things people have printed

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The world of 3D printing is well and truly here with printers in homes, online stores and even supermarkets offering 3D printing services. The result is all manner of weird and wonderful 3D printed objects. In the home people can download or design files... >>

Apple iPhone 6C release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 6C release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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Everybody has heard that Apple might be working on an iPhone 6S and maybe even an iPhone 6S Plus, but there are other reports circulating that claim Apple is developing a next-generation budget iPhone called iPhone 6C. Such a phone would be the successor... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Google Chromecast vs Roku Streaming Stick: What's the difference?

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Google Chromecast vs Roku Streaming Stick: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Fire TV stick has finally come to the UK, months after first launching in the US. It's now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk, with shipping to begin on 15 April. And it will only set you back £35. With so many HDMI dongles, set-top boxes... >>

HTC One M8s vs HTC One M8: What's the difference?

HTC One M8s vs HTC One M8: What's the difference?

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There's a new M8 in town, which might have caught you by surprise, as HTC has only just launched a new flagship, the HTC One M9.  However, the HTC One M8s isn't a rival to the top phone on the spec sheet, even if it does come with the stunning design... >>

Facebook Riff is not an April Fool's prank: Here's how the video app works

Facebook Riff is not an April Fool's prank: Here's how the video app works

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Facebook has launched a new app on April Fools' Day. Brilliant timing, right? The app, called Riff, debuted with a full blog post and active links to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, but you can't yet download the app for your iOS device. If... >>

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, AMC, HBO, and more?

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, AMC, HBO, and more?

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There were many things announced at CES 2015 in January, but one of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or a even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top... >>

Apple's Activity and Workout apps: How do you use them with Apple Watch?

Apple's Activity and Workout apps: How do you use them with Apple Watch?

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Apple Watch will work with a bunch of built-in apps developed by Apple, some of which have yet to be unveiled. One of them, which everybody has probably heard about, is the Health app, an easy‑to‑read dashboard that displays all your health and fitness... >>

5 apps that give you free voice calling

5 apps that give you free voice calling

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Messaging apps are becoming more and more popular as many offer more than the ability to just send a message to a contact. Using your data connection, they allow you to send images, videos and files, along with make video or voice calls, essentially making the... >>

Take a peek inside Facebook's new HQ: Called MPK20 and designed by Frank Gehry

Take a peek inside Facebook's new HQ: Called MPK20 and designed by Frank Gehry

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Facebook employees for the first time are sitting at their new desks in an entirely new space. MPK20 has just opened up for business. It's Facebook's new Menlo Park office, a 430,000-square-foot building designed by architect Frank Gehry, whose notable... >>

Facebook's new Scrapbook feature: Here's how to easily sort and show off photos of your kids

Facebook's new Scrapbook feature: Here's how to easily sort and show off photos of your kids

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Facebook just became a scrapbook. There are two types of people on Facebook: parents and non-parents. Facebook has developed a "Scrapbook" experience that's just for parents, so those of you without miniature versions of yourself, keep browsing Pocket-lint,... >>

HTC One M9: What are the best deals?

HTC One M9: What are the best deals?

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HTC officially lifted the lid on its latest flagship Android phone during Mobile World Congress, and the handset has now hit the shelves. The HTC One M9 is a 5-inch device with a 1080p display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. It comes... >>