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Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

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Sony Mobile churns out smartphones like they are going out of fashion. There are currently four devices available to buy across its M range and Z range, but the company has another four within the new X range, three of which will launch in the summer.... >>

Android Pay launches in UK: Here's how to get set up

Android Pay launches in UK: Here's how to get set up

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Android Pay has finally arrived in the UK, following its launch in the US last year. The service allows anyone with a compatible bank and an NFC-enabled Android device running KitKat 4.4 or above to pay for items using their phone anywhere that contactless... >>

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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Even if you don't watch it, you can't hide from the fact that Game of Thrones recently returned to UK screens. Season six is shaping up to be a doozy now it is well under way. We even know what happened to Jon Snow. However, it's not the only big show... >>

Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Lenovo has unveiled the latest update to the Moto G family of devices, this time offering two different versions of the Moto G.  The Moto G4 is the standard fourth-gen Moto G, while there's a boosted version called the Moto G Plus (or Moto G4 Plus),... >>

Cyberbullying facts: 5 things to spot and how to help your child online

Cyberbullying facts: 5 things to spot and how to help your child online

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The internet can be an incredible resource for adults and children, for both entertainment and learning, but it can also be a scary place at times. This is especially true for kids who spend a lot of time interacting with each other online. As with all... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

Want to sell your phone? Here's how

Want to sell your phone? Here's how

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These days there are plenty of options for selling your phone but few are as simple as musicMagpie. Although its name doesn't initially scream gadget recycling service and store, that's exactly what it is and selling your phone is as easy as pie (no... >>

Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

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Microsoft has announced that it is freeing up nearly 1 million Gamertags. These are Gamertags that were claimed by someone from the original Xbox era but have long since been abandoned. They never migrated to Xbox 360 and have been inactive for a long... >>

Google Spaces: What is it, how do you use it, and why should you try it?

Google Spaces: What is it, how do you use it, and why should you try it?

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Ahead of Google I/O 2016, Google has launched a new product that's meant to help people in a group share things more easily. Called Spaces, the new product is launching as both a mobile app and desktop app for all Gmail accounts. The idea is that people... >>

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

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YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today. YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos so that you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... >>

Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up

Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up

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When Apple introduced iOS 8 a couple years ago, it also introduced support for third-party keyboards, meaning you get to install and use whatever type of keyboard you prefer, including glide-typing keyboards and GIF-search keyboards and emoji-only keyboards.... >>

World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

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In 2015, the world's largest technology companies reported revenues exceeding one trillion dollars when combined. That's a lot of money. In light of this, we've compiled a list of the top 10 largest technology companies in the world, based on their... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Instagram has been around for years and it's hugely popular, but not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

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Doom is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, Friday 13 May. And while we don't have a review ready yet, thanks to servers only just going live, we do have a tonne of info that should help you when you spark up the game for the first time. Firmly... >>

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

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The long-awaited, next generation Doom is out today, or Doom 4 as it has previously been called. It's in shops and available as a digital download for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and ahead of a full review, we're looking back at the history of the first-person... >>

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

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The long awaited reboot of Doom is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One today and we've got our hands on the £100 Collector's Edition. Our review will be coming over the next few days because multiplayer servers have only just been switched on by Bethesda and... >>

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

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Apple announced the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September 2015, but despite being an S year, the company claimed it "changed everything about the new iPhones". The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus succeed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, although the two... >>

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

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Have you ever been texting someone and had to exit your messaging app to conduct a web search in another app? Yeah. It's a common thing. Switching between apps can be tedious when you're trying to quickly find and relay information, such as looking up... >>

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

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CES Asia opened it doors for the second time in Shanghai this May. And the Chinese version of the world's largest tech show, CES, which is based in Las Vegas, didn't hold back on the weird and the wonderful. Condensing a show as wide-ranging as CES Asia... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

Apple iPhone 6S 3D Touch tips and tricks

Apple iPhone 6S 3D Touch tips and tricks

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology was announced in September 2015 on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, going by the name 3D Touch. Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the latest iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

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With two-and-a-half years under its belt, the PlayStation 4 has matured into a fine games console and no mistake. PlayStation Now is in full swing, offering cloud gaming for a large library of quality PS3 games. And Spotify integration through the PlayStation... >>

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

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So you've bought a new iPhone and you need to move everything from your old iPhone to your new one? No problem. Luckily moving from iPhone to iPhone is a piece of cake but we have detailed a step-by-step guide to help you make the process as smooth as... >>

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

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

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The multi-room speaker market has really picked up over the last couple of years. The 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... >>