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91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

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Tired of the old, default launcher or phone interface? Consider using the 91 Launcher Pro app.91 Launcher Pro gives you access to wallpapers, themes, 3D Touch-like enhancements, a comprehensive weather widget, and several other features, including a power-saving... >>

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

Best SIM-only plans available in the UK

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

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Want an app that delivers the latest news, but in a way that you can customise?Look no further than Dr News. After you download and open Dr News, you will be asked to select your edition (US/India/Globe). You will then be able to select categories that... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>

What is Virgin TV? Everything you need to know about Virgin Media's Virgin TV V6 box, TellyTablet and more

What is Virgin TV? Everything you need to know about Virgin Media's Virgin TV V6 box, TellyTablet and more

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After a few teases and much speculation, Virgin Media has finally lifted the lid off its new television set-top-box, the Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled.It... >>

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

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To keep you on Facebook longer or at least using its chat app, Facebook has launched an Instant Games feature for Messenger.The feature lets you instantly play titles within the chat app itself, and like FarmVille and other Facebook games of the past,... >>

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

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Sky has decided to join BT and Virgin Media in offering its own mobile network service alongside TV, landline and broadband.Sky Mobile will be available for general sign-up from January 2017 and offers a few features you might not find anywhere else.That's... >>

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

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Think you know Leica? Think again. The German camera maker has always been synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Its cameras have adorned the necks of famous photographers such as Elliot Erwitt and Henri Cartier Bresson. Even Her Majesty the Queen... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 or Playbar

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 or Playbar

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Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you have opted for Sonos.Unlike some of the newer additions to the... >>

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

Dish Sling TV explained: Does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

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One of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled last year wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top television service from Dish, called Sling TV.It's... >>

Best Cyber Monday 2016 UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more

Best Cyber Monday 2016 UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more

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Black Friday turned into the biggest shopping day of the year and now the biggest retailers have pushed these deals on to Cyber Monday so you can carry on saving yourself a packet in the run-up to Christmas. This Cyber Monday we're expecting fitness... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Apple unveiled several new devices at an event in March 2016, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. Instead, the latest 9.7-incher comes in the form of a smaller iPad Pro. We have put the specs of... >>

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

Which iPad is best for you? iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Pro 12.9

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The first iPad was announced several years ago and tablets have become much more popular since. There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made if you're in the market for one.If... >>

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

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Freeview Play launched in November 2015 as the company's new connected TV service. With it you're able to scroll backwards and forward by seven days to either set recordings for future shows, or catch-up on the ones you've missed. Catch-up apps are baked... >>

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

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Looking for a new TV but don't know what to buy? Then you've come to the right place. 2016 saw the rise of 4K Ultra HD TVs and even introduced a new TV technology, HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Big screen events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics may have been... >>

Best Black Friday UK and Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Best Black Friday UK and Cyber Monday 2016 deals

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Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain.Luckily for those of you who don't like looking, we are here to help and there is no better time for us to lend a hand than Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for a less than it would cost you the rest of the year.If you've been looking at investing in smart lighting or smart... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

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We've had the Black Friday weekend and now Cyber Monday is upon us, so you still have a few hours to snag a games bargain. And not only can you get the best games, you can also get yourself a shiny new console for a song.That's why we've put together... >>

Best Cyber Monday UK and Black Friday phone deals: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel phone deals galore

Best Cyber Monday UK and Black Friday phone deals: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel phone deals galore

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Black Friday hit us on 25 November with a range of deals on smartphones, and as it continued through the weekend to Cyber Monday, you can still swoop in and save yourself a wodge of cash on the latest and greatest phones. We've been keeping track... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

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With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially with Black Friday and now Cyber Monday upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... >>

Best Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

Best Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

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Black Friday has come and gone and has now made way for Cyber Monday. That's right, if one weekend of deals wasn't enough - two weeks in the case of Amazon - then there's another day to buy some huge tech bargains.We've scoured the web to find the absolute... >>

These are the Black Friday deals you should be buying

These are the Black Friday deals you should be buying

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Black Friday is in full swing with loads of offers across a full range of devices. For tech fans, there are a huge range of offers available, but these are the devices you should be snapping up in the sales.Sonos Play:1, £139 - click here to buy the... >>

Best Black Friday 2016 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact and system camera bargains

Best Black Friday 2016 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact and system camera bargains

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Black Friday falls on 25 November 2016 and will offer a great chance to snap - geddit? - some camera deals at a cut of the normal price.So whether you're looking for a compact, compact system or DSLR camera, we'll be updating this page to bring together... >>