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What is Mobile HDR? Why Samsung's Note 7 screen is a window into high dynamic range's future

What is Mobile HDR? Why Samsung's Note 7 screen is a window into high dynamic range's future

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If you're up to speed with current television technologies, then you'll be aware that HDR - which stands for high dynamic range - is the latest and greatest thing for picture quality, promising the broadest range between the brightest whites and deepest... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Rumour vs reality

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Rumour vs reality

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You may have heard by now that Samsung has finally officially announced its new Note. Yes, officially. No more rumours. Well, at least not when it comes to the Galaxy Note 7. If you're a Note fan and you've been following the leaks over the past few months,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: What's new?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: What's new?

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With the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung added a number of fresh features and updates to its stylus-toting phablet. If you've had a Note before, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade to the new one, especially if your last taste was the Note 4 from... >>

What are the new S-Pen features for the Galaxy Note 7? New Air Command and features explored

What are the new S-Pen features for the Galaxy Note 7? New Air Command and features explored

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If you're already familiar with the Samsung Galaxy Note series then you'll know about the power of the S-Pen (Samsung's fancy name for the included, integrated stylus which comes with the device). The Note 7 is the latest big-screen phone in the series,... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks

Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks

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Four days after the one-year anniversary of Windows 10 on July 29, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. With the update comes features that make the entire operating system much easier and more fluid to use, but some of these changes will... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work?

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The Action Center is a much more important area with the Anniversary Update. You can now edit the way you receive rich notifications, and so you will find yourself checking it more often and not just clearing your notifications. Thanks to upgrades in... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the Start menu changed?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the Start menu changed?

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With the first major update to Windows 10, Microsoft has made a number of changes that will affect the way you use your devices. What has been done to the Start menu will make finding anything on your computer easier and convenient. Before the Windows... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What new things can Cortana do?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What new things can Cortana do?

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After experiencing the updated Cortana in the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it would be difficult to imagine using Windows without her. Cortana now has many features to make daily tasks much easier and almost effortless. Many things can now be done... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the lock screen?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the lock screen?

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Sometimes you want to do something quick on your computer, like play music, but you don’t want to do all of the work. Well, with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that's rolling out now, you don’t even need to unlock your computer to do so. With Cortana’s... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer?

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There are a bunch of small changes in the new Settings app, thanks to the new Anniversary Update to Windows 10 that's rolling out now, but one of the more visually-pleasing changes is the new Dark mode. The Settings app is now more user-friendly and... >>

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

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It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more games in the first couple of years after launch than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue... >>

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

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Have you just got an Xbox One or a new Xbox One S, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place. It's been a busy time for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack... >>

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Xbox team didn't mess around at its E3 2016 press conference last month, opening straight into the announcement of a new model Xbox - the Xbox One S. And now it is available to buy, in its 2TB form. Designed to sit alongside the current Xbox One,... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

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There are a few tweaks in the taskbar, and many of these improvements will make working on your device much easier, as you'll no longer have to dig for anything, with much of what you need being a mouse-click away. Here's what's new in the taskbar, thanks... >>

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

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Facebook recently announced there are more than a billion people using Messenger, so Pocket-lint thought we'd round-up some of the most interesting things you can do with the messaging app that's clearly taken over the world. However, we're not going... >>

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung latest flagship smartphones come in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which were the subject of many rumours in the run up to their official unveiling in March.The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices offer a similar design... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

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The biggest problem facing modern smartphones is battery life. If you're part of the Pokemon Go craze and you keep running out of battery, then a battery case will let you catch more Pokemon. Or you might just work long hours, make a lot of calls and... >>

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

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WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant. Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... >>

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

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Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade. The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of charge. If for whatever reason you don't take this opportunity to get your PC up to date, you'll have to eventually... >>

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

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So you've been playing Pokemon Go for a bit and want to catch a rare one, eh?You're in luck. We at Pocket-lint have played with the game ourselves and scoured the internet for the best tips and tricks out there, so everything you need to know is laid... >>

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

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The king of budget smartphones - the Moto G - has been updated, again. There isn't just one model marking the fourth generation of the handset though, instead Lenovo-owned Motorola announced three - the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto G4 Play. The... >>

Google Play Family Library launches: What is it and how does it work?

Google Play Family Library launches: What is it and how does it work?

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Google is taking a page from Apple's playbook. Apple launched a Family Sharing plan for iTunes and the App Store about two years ago, and now Google is doing the same thing with a new plan option called Google Play Family Library. It basically lets up... >>

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference?

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference?

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched a flurry of smartphones this year, one of which is the new Moto E. It's being called the Moto E3 and it offers some pretty decent specs for its £99.95 price tag. With last year's Moto G now starting at just £129 though,... >>

Pokemon Go Plus explained: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Pokemon Go Plus explained: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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There are few out there who haven't heard about Pokemon Go, on a basic level at least. It's a global phenomenon that has been covered way beyond the confines of games or tech news outlets.However, as the craze settles and the true Pokemon Go gamers settle... >>

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

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Amazon has further extended its Amazon Prime Now one-hour delivery service into a new area: Scotland, or more specifically, Glasgow. Two-hour deliveries are now available in surrounding Glasgow areas too, including Motherwell, Kilmarnock and Cumbernauld.... >>