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Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

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There are many ways you can lose data on an iOS device. You can delete it, experience a system crash, forget your password, catch a virus, damage your device, or have your device stolen altogether. Factory resets, iOS updates, jailbreaking/flashing, and... >>

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the latest smartphone to join the company's 2016 flagship portfolio, sitting alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and it is stunning. The new smartphone takes its design cues from the Galaxy S7 edge, bringing a beautiful... >>

Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

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Twitter has come under fire recently for not giving all its users enough adequate tools to filter out tweets from other users who are harassing them, but it appears the social network is now beginning to address those concerns. Twitter published a blog... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to mastering your Note

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If you thought the Galaxy S7 was going to be the top smartphone of 2016, then think again, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 wants to be top dog.  In typical Samsung style, this superphone is absolutely stuffed full of features, options and settings. You'll... >>

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

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While some Android phones have had split screen multitasking for a while, Android N, or Nougat, is the first to have it built in to the OS. Once Android 7.0 Nougat starts its rollout, every phone with the software installed will be able to take advantage,... >>

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained

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Virtual reality is a big deal, but delving into the virtual world typically requires a tethered-to-PC solution. That's where Intel Project Alloy does things differently: this all-in-one VR headset is designed without wires, with all its computational... >>

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

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Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 PCs earlier this month, and at the time, it said the update would arrive for Windows 10 mobile devices "in the coming weeks". The update is now rolling out. Microsoft confirmed on 16 August that... >>

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

Google Duo video calling app: How does it work and is it free to use?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo. Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers end-to-end... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference?

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Samsung's next Galaxy Note device has been revealed at an event in New York, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio. By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6 but Samsung skipped a digit and headed straight for... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

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Samsung has finally announced the next generation of Galaxy Note at an event in New York, putting all the rumours to rest. The new device is going by the name of Galaxy Note 7, rather than Galaxy Note 6, in order for it to be better associated with... >>

Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

Google Fuchsia OS: What is it and what does it power?

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system. But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is for, including what devices it might power. Here's everything we know so far about the project, which is currently going... >>

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

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It's been a year since Apple Music launched with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities lined up, including Taylor Swift, touting how amazing it is to use, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting... >>

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

Best films to look forward to in 2016 and 2017: Here are all the top movie trailers

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As we're now well in the second half of 2016, we've already had some cracking movie releases this year. Many of which are now even available to watch on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray or streamed online. But there are still a few massive films to come.... >>

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 latest flagship smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you... >>

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

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Facebook has been around for a while, but chances are, you have no idea about the several hidden features buried within the social network. It's easy to only use the surface of Facebook: you log on, check your notifications, send a few chats, post a status... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage.Fear not, for in the recent update to the Pokemon Go app, the battery saver feature... >>

What is SolarCity and why is Tesla buying it?

What is SolarCity and why is Tesla buying it?

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If Tesla Motors has its way, when you go shopping for your next electric vehicle, you might also walk out of the store with a home battery and a new roof for your house made up entirely of solar cells. Earlier this month, entrepreneur Elon Musk announced... >>

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

What is GoPro Omni? The 360 VR camera rig explained, release date and price info

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It's not the first time we've heard about GoPro Omni - the six GoPro camera rig used for 360-degree virtual reality capture, announced early 2016 - but it is the first time we've seen it and learned about its end-to-end workflow. So just what can you... >>

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.Ultra HD Blu-ray is a new thing for 2016. The format has been... >>

15 secret Instagram tips

15 secret Instagram tips

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Instagram has been around for a while but just because you've figured out the best filter to make your pictures look amazing, it doesn't mean there aren't a few tips and tricks you might not be aware of. For those who are new to the app and haven't quite... >>

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

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The PlayStation 4 has played host to some incredible games in its relatively short life so far but few have caught the imagination quite as much as No Man's Sky. Since its trailer debut during the 2014 Sony E3 press conference, it has been the talk of... >>

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

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One of the best, and most often cited, advantages of having an Android device is that you can customise the way it looks. But if you thought the most you could do with it was change your wallpapers and widgets, you’re in for a treat. By downloading... >>

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

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The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports.The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

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The Galaxy Note 7 has just been announced and one of its most unique features is the new iris scanner. It's not the first time we've seen eye-recognition capabilities in a smartphone, but it is arguably a better implementation than we saw in the Lumia... >>

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

Playing Pokemon Go abroad? Here's how to avoid bill shock

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A Japanese gymnast apparently didn't think about getting an international data plan before catching all the Pokemon in Rio.Kohei Uchimura, the reigning gold medalist and world champion, is addicted to Pokemon Go. (Listen - we all have our vices). He's... >>