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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... >>

Best HTC One M9 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC One M9 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - the HTC One M9 - featuring a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 chip and 3GB of RAM.  The HTC One M9 follows the same design principals as... >>

Project Spartan: Here's how to try Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10

Project Spartan: Here's how to try Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10

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Microsoft has officially side-stepped Internet Explorer in favour of Project Spartan and is giving the world its first chance to play with the browser. The company has announced you can now preview its latest operating system and web browser, as it has... >>

Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

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There's no doubt about it: Meerkat and Periscope are the new "in" apps. Instagram and Vine are so yesterday, because living in the now is what people want, or at least that's what it seems like, as everyone has been talking about live streaming in recent... >>

HTC One M9+: What's the story so far?

HTC One M9+: What's the story so far?

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HTC announced the HTC One M9 at Mobile World Congress and it's hitting stores on 31 March. But there's More than One, a second device that's facing launch. Prior to the launch of the One M9, there was talk of this second device. The rumours were never... >>

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

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It's become an annual tradition at this point: on the first day of April, tech companies from across the world take it upon themselves to share their latest projects, products, goals, and so forth, but really, they're all just nonsensical hoaxes. April... >>

MotionX technology explained: What is it, and why are Swiss smartwatches using it?

MotionX technology explained: What is it, and why are Swiss smartwatches using it?

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Swiss watch makers are finally stepping into the 21st century by announcing smartwatches. Within the last few weeks, notable Swiss watch makers like Frederique Constant, Alpina, and Mondain have unveiled new timepieces. Although they're luxury watches... >>

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

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Cabling the world to spread internet access is an expensive and time consuming process, especially when taking to the skies for wireless coverage is far easier. That's why Google, Facebook and now Elon Musk's SpaceX are all heading towards the stars to... >>

The evolution of connecting on the go

The evolution of connecting on the go

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Connectivity has come along was since the 1970s when people started getting excited about computers. Back then, they didn't have Wi-Fi and 3G and 4G were unheard of. The first email was sent in 1971 and after 18 years, there were a million email addresses... >>

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

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Everybody was talking about Meerkat just a couple of weeks ago, but then Twitter intervened, and now another live-streaming app is all the rage. It's called Periscope. Twitter owns it, and it has the capability to transform the way you can consume news.... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge tips and tricks: What can the curved screen edges do?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge tips and tricks: What can the curved screen edges do?

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After a tepid response to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Korean giant has come out all guns blazing for the launch of its 2015 follow-up, most particularly in its curved screen format, the Galaxy S6 edge. We've been using the phone for 24-hours ahead of its... >>

Getting more out of your connected tablet

Getting more out of your connected tablet

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Tablets are great devices to have and even if you have a smartphone with a big display, it will never quite offer the same satisfaction as a tablet will when it comes to work, play and even communication. Whether you use your tablet for competing in... >>

HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3 cameras: A quick performance comparison

HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3 cameras: A quick performance comparison

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We've just reviewed the HTC One M9, HTC's flagship for 2015. One of the aims of this new device was to address the criticism of the camera on the HTC One M8. In the process of testing this camera for our review, we wanted to compare its photos to a couple... >>

What's new with Facebook? You can now install apps like Giphy in Messenger, and more

What's new with Facebook? You can now install apps like Giphy in Messenger, and more

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Facebook is holding its annual F8 developers' conference right now in San Francisco, but the company has already leaked some of its biggest announcements. According to TechCrunch, The Verge, and several tweets, the official F8 app sent many users notifications... >>

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

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The sun has got his hat on in the UK so it's time to get out and join him, getting fit at the same time. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation. Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting with a... >>

The wonderful marvellous novelty watches of Baselworld 2015

The wonderful marvellous novelty watches of Baselworld 2015

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Baselworld, the world's largest and most important watch show in the world, happens once a year in Basel, Switzerland, and it is where companies big and small come to show off their latest achievements and past accolades in the wristwear field.  High... >>

Want the cheapest 4G SIM? We compare BT Mobile to EE, O2, Vodafone and Three to find the best deals

Want the cheapest 4G SIM? We compare BT Mobile to EE, O2, Vodafone and Three to find the best deals

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BT has launched its mobile network, called BT Mobile, after completing a £12.5 billion buyout of EE. The new company offering means customers with BT Broadband will now be in line to get some great deals on 4G SIMs.  While EE will still remain, for... >>

Syncing your gadgets: Top tips to get you started

Syncing your gadgets: Top tips to get you started

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Having multiple gadgets is all well and good, but it's even better when they talk to each other. Whether you have a tablet and a smartphone, a smartphone and a desktop computer, a smartphone and a laptop, or all of these gadgets in your house, you'll... >>