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Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

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Yahoo has announced that it was the victim of a "state-sponsored" hack. The hack, which actually occurred two years ago and is thought to be the largest internet theft on record, has resulted in the personal data and account data of at least half a billion... >>

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

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Apple has finally pushed out the MacOS Sierra update we've been waiting for since WWDC back in June and, with it, some useful new features. They can speed up how you work and find things, as well as helping you save space on your precious hard drive.... >>

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

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Nestled off an innocuous roundabout on the A320 lies the McLaren Technology Centre. A bespoke building which, with its sister the McLaren Production Centre, makes up the beating heart of the company most famed for its Formula 1 success. It's barely visible... >>

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

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Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren. According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. It's likely that the company will use its 4 October event to further highlight how we can expect to use it on a daily basis on our Android phones and other... >>

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

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One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits. Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... >>

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

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Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public. The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2016, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016 and some still to come. There has been a buzz around virtual reality (VR) for the past few years. Some of this has come from the lengthy... >>

Photokina 2016: All the best new cameras from the 2016 show

Photokina 2016: All the best new cameras from the 2016 show

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Photokina, the largest dedicated biannual photo show in Europe, has opened its doors and shown off its various camera goodies this year. However, it's been a tumultuous time in the world of cameras, with the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan having a devastating... >>

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference?

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference?

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HTC has pulled the old trick of launching two devices with the same sort of name, but with very different specs. The HTC Desire 10 is the latest addition to HTC's mid-range. One of the distinctive things about the Desire 10 is the design, with gold trim... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

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There are three ways you can tell if a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is safe. You've probably heard that Samsung and the US government officially recalled all sold units of the Galaxy Note 7. Now, let's say you're still interested in the phablet but have... >>

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has announced its next flagship action camera. Actually, there are two: the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. GoPro's new devices have been the subject of rumours for several months. They've both finally been unveiled though, putting all the speculation... >>

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has finally revealed its first drone: Karma. GoPro Karma ditches the idea of strapping an action camera to your helmet, and instead lets you fly high in the sky, with the purpose of giving you a new perspective and really cool shots of your extreme... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

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Samsung has recalled and halted sales of the just-launched Galaxy Note 7 due to concerns over reported battery explosions. Here's what you need to know about the recall, including how to determine if your phone is faulty, with details on how to exchange... >>

HTC Desire 10: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC Desire 10: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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HTC is teasing the launch of its latest handset. Having been rather quiet following the launch of the HTC 10 and focusing on the HTC Vive VR launch, it now seems that there are Desire handsets in the works. The Desire family is HTC's mid-range, with... >>

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

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Apple's latest software build iOS 10 comes with plenty of great new features, one of which can be found within the overhaul of the Messages app. Messages has been totally revamped bringing a whole host of fun additions, but there is one in particular... >>

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

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Anybody who uses their computer for work in an office or at home, or even to make family newsletters and other personal documents, will come across PDF files on a very regular basis. They are an excellent way of formatting pictures and text in one easy-to-read... >>

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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There are some cracking shows coming our way on streaming services soon and through 2017. Star Trek is returning to the small screen and Westworld is imminent, with the TV adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel. However, they're not the only big shows... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

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Apple announced two new iPhones to its portfolio in early September in the form of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The two new devices join the one year-old iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, along with the smaller iPhone SE that arrived in March. There... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple announced a new smartwatch at the beginning of September in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2. This comes in a standard model, a Nike+ model, Hermès model and an Edition model. The new device sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are now available to buy following their announcement on 7 September. The two devices were the subject of plenty of rumours in the run up to their launch, some of which were spot on, others of which will... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple announced two new iPhones at an event in September, comprising the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. In previous years, the two iPhones - the standard and the Plus - have been almost identical aside from their physical size and the inclusion... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

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Apple announced the next generation of its iPhones at an event in San Francisco on 7 September. Despite some rumours suggesting otherwise, the two new handsets are being called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, following the traditional naming cycle.... >>

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

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It's official: iOS 10 is awesome. In Pocket-lint's review of the software, which released on 13 September, we said Apple clearly focused on layering the entire experience with even more complexity and depth than ever before. In fact, in our short time... >>

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

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Apple made a number of changes in iOS 10, with one of the main overhauls appearing in its Messages app. The app now offers multiple methods of inputting iMessages from handwritten notes to the Apple Watch's Digital Touch feature. Users are also able to... >>