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Best Apple TV games: What to play first

Best Apple TV games: What to play first

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You've got a new Apple TV (2015) and now you are looking for some games to play on it. It might be able to stream Netflix at 1080p, but app support means it's a somewhat fully-fledged games console, albeit one that isn't as powerful as the Xbox One or... >>

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

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Sonos has a mission to fill every home with music, as well as to give you the ultimate home music experience. To do this, you not only need to have great speakers, but you also have to have the best possible set-up for them with the best possible objects... >>

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

Roku tips and tricks: 14 things you probably didn't know you could do

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So you got the Roku 4 and want to know its hidden features. Or maybe you own an older player, like the Roku 3, and haven't yet used it to its full potential. No worries. It's never too late to dig in and explore what your player can do. To help you get... >>

Apple WatchOS 2 tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

Apple WatchOS 2 tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

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Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it. There's no denying it, the Apple Watch is a complex device that offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore... >>

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

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Windows 10 has been around a few months now, and it's apparent that Microsoft worked hard to take the best features from Windows 7 and 8, while weeding out some of the not-so popular ones to create the latest software build. Unfortunately, as it is with... >>

61 of the best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus wallpapers we've found

61 of the best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus wallpapers we've found

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One of the most difficult parts about owning a new iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus is picking out an equally-new wallpaper. It has to be crisp, beautiful, breath-taking, inspiring, bold, colourful, rich, and preferably all of the above. Thankfully, between... >>

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

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We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist. The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... >>

Best iPhone 6 Plus apps: Best apps for the 5.5-inch monster (and 3D Touch)

Best iPhone 6 Plus apps: Best apps for the 5.5-inch monster (and 3D Touch)

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So, you now own an iPhone 6S Plus and want to know if there are any apps available specifically for your new Apple-made phablet? Why, yes...yes there are quite a few good apps to choose from. Many of them simply take advantage of the phone's 5.5-inch... >>

Pets riding robot vacuums

Pets riding robot vacuums

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Cats and dogs and other pets - for reasons unknown to mere humans - love to hitch rides on the backs of robot vacuums. We had the LG Hom-Bot roaming around our house last year, for instance, and while it did its thing, our red tabby cat, Luther, loved... >>

Best Apple TV apps to try right now

Best Apple TV apps to try right now

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Apple unveiled the new Apple TV in September during its iPhone 6S event, and now that set-top box is widely available to buy online or through Apple's retail stores. That means it's time to start figuring out which Apple TV apps you want to download first.... >>

21 fantastic photo and video apps for capturing family moments

21 fantastic photo and video apps for capturing family moments

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Whether it's Christmastime or your kid's birthday, chances are you'll be ready to capture your next family moment with an iPhone or Android. After all, most people don't own a fancy DSLR, but they do have access to a smartphone. And thanks to photo and... >>

50 best iPad apps and games of 2015

50 best iPad apps and games of 2015

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We are rapidly approaching the end of 2015 so it's time to look back on some of the great things we were treated to in the last 12 months. The iPad, for example, has had one of the biggest additions to its family, both figuratively and literally, in... >>

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

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We've all been there. Christmas day is done and dusted and along with a pile of fabulous pressies and a turkey and Christmas pudding hangover, you've got a few gifts that are so terrible, you know you'll never use them. Whether it's a pair of novelty... >>

20 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

20 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on all sorts of social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine, but Snapchat is the exception. It's not even remotely close to easy. To add Snapchatters on Snapchat, you have... >>

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

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The final build of Windows 10 is jam packed with a whole range of new and different features that you'll be sure to love so if you have just got yourself a new Windows 10 laptop, you've come to the right place. We have rounded up the 10 main things... >>

7 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

7 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 around to show you the ropes. You can take a photo or a video, then add a caption or a doodle, and send it to a friend (or add it to your story to broadcast with select friends). Your friends... >>

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

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It's that time of year when companies announce year-end statistics and name their "best of" award winners, and Google is the latest to join the crowd, with its annual round-up of the best Android apps, games, and more. The company didn't specifically... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

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There are numerous cases available to help protect your Apple iPhone 6S from the official options to ones that are a little more exciting. We have rounded up some of our favourites in our best iPhone 6S cases feature. This feature however, is all about... >>

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Snapchat. It's the popular mobile app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them. Snapchat is also a fun messaging app. You can take a photo or... >>

Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

Boxing Day sales 2015: Best deals and sales in the UK

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Just as the Christmas buying frenzy comes to a close and everyone exchanges gifts it's time to kick-off all over again. Yup, it's one of the most famous sales of the year – the Boxing Day sales. To take the effort out of hunting around the internet,... >>

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

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The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000. Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... >>

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

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Thanks to smartphones, recording video has never been so easy or effortless. Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips, even you - yes, you - can start recording great footage,... >>

Best iPhone selfie apps

Best iPhone selfie apps

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From such humble beginnings, where an arms-length self-shot picture was simply the by product of not having anybody else around, the selfie has become a global sensation. Everybody is doing it. Ellen DeGeneres, James Cordon and Prince, Barack Obama and... >>

Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone

Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone

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If you're holding your shiny new Android smartphone and are wondering how to get the most from it, then you've come to the right place. Whether this is your first smartphone, you've just hopped over from an iPhone, or you've had a number of Android handsets,... >>

50 best iPhone apps and games of 2015

50 best iPhone apps and games of 2015

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Each year Apple reveals which iPhone apps and games were big smashes in the preceding 12 months and this year is no exception. It has been an excellent year for gaming and productivity software, so there were plenty of options when it came to narrowing... >>