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Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola offers both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play in the UK. The two devices can both be used with Moto Mods and they are both customisable through Moto Maker. The Moto Z starts at £499, while the Moto Z Play starts at £370, but how do they differ?... >>

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

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It's Apple Software Day! Okay, that's not an actual day, but it might as well be, as the Cupertino, CA-based company has begun rolling out a tonne of significant software updates, as well as some other interesting bits, for its hardware devices out... >>

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay.  Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service launched in the UK on 18 May 2016, but other... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple announced the second generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 2 in September 2016. It arrives two years after the original was announced, and 17 months after it went on sale. Along with introducing the Series 2, Apple upgraded the original model... >>

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

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Apple is about to release the latest version of the WatchOS operating system, WatchOS 3, to the public. The software, which is meant for Apple Watch, debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It's a significant update that brings new... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound. Last year, Google partnered with Disney on a StarWars-themed... >>

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

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Instagram lets celebrities moderate their comments on photos and videos, and now it's giving everyone else the same filtering tool. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app initially released the ability to hide offensive and inappropriate comments to high-volume... >>

Super Mario Run for iPhone: How to play and when can you get it?

Super Mario Run for iPhone: How to play and when can you get it?

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Forget about the water-resistant, headphone jack-less iPhone 7. One of the most exciting tidbits from Apple's Special Event on 7 September was the announcement that Mario is finally coming to iPhone. While on stage during Apple's main keynote, CEO Tim... >>

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Sony has now revealed its next flagship console, the PS4 Pro, with the added, exciting revelation that it'll be on sale in November. That will put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S, which hit stores in August. With Microsoft's... >>

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 7 Plus?

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 7 Plus?

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There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the iPhone. So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry,... >>

Best Bluetooth headphones 2016: 10 of the best on/over-ears for wireless listening

Best Bluetooth headphones 2016: 10 of the best on/over-ears for wireless listening

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With companies like Apple and Motorola ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket on their latest flagship smartphones, there's never been a better time to cut the cord than now. Sure, you can use Lightning headphones, or whatever gets bundled in the box, but... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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During this year's E3, Microsoft tantalisingly teased Project Scorpio for 2017, a machine Xbox boss Phil Spencer called "the most powerful games console ever". Since that time, Sony has also unveiled a new flagship device, revealing even more details... >>

New PS4 (slim): Release date, specs and everything you need to know

New PS4 (slim): Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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As part of its PlayStation Meeting in New York on Wednesday 7 September, Sony mainly focused on its mid-generation flagship console, the PS4 Pro. However, it also officially announced a newly-styled version of the standard machine too, which is similarly... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

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Apple's iPhone events are becoming more predictable each year, but the company somehow managed to surprise everyone this time around. Unfortunately, thanks to reliable leaks from parts suppliers and noted analysts, the media already knew that the iPhone... >>

Nexus 7 (2016): What's the story so far?

Nexus 7 (2016): What's the story so far?

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The original Nexus 7, released in 2012 and updated in 2013, has always been one of our favourite Nexus devices. It was that convenient smaller tablet, a pure-Android almost pocketable tablet for fun and frivolity. The Nexus programme has flung out a range... >>

Sony PS4 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Although it was codenamed the PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5 all throughout the build-up to an official launch, we now know that the new 4K PlayStation console is called the PS4 Pro. We also know that it's coming sooner than originally thought. So here's... >>

Dual lens smartphone cameras: The history running up to iPhone 7 Plus

Dual lens smartphone cameras: The history running up to iPhone 7 Plus

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With Apple announcing the iPhone 7 Plus with two cameras on the back, it's worth looking at where this has come from and romp through the history of dual lens smartphones.  Dual lens cameras on smartphones aren't new, with a number of models offering... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches with some exciting announcements having already been made this year and more set to come. In 2015,... >>

What headphones does the iPhone 7 come with?

What headphones does the iPhone 7 come with?

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Apple has announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and one of the big changes is that the 3.5mm headphone socket is gone. That's not a huge deal, it just means you'll have to use the Lightning socket to connect headphones instead. There has been some... >>

Here are all of Apple's adverts and videos from the iPhone 7 event

Here are all of Apple's adverts and videos from the iPhone 7 event

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It's been a whirlwind day for both Apple and Apple fanboys. Apple has wrapped up its iPhone 7 event in San Francisco, CA, where it introduced not only two new iPhone models, but also a second-generation Apple Watch, called Series 2, and new types of headphone... >>

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are IP67 water and dust resistant: What does that mean?

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are IP67 water and dust resistant: What does that mean?

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Apple just unveiled the latest generation of iOS-powered smartphones, and for the first time, built-in certified and tested water and dust resistance. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have IP67 rated protection, but what does that really mean?  In a world where... >>

Best Lightning headphones 2016: 'Phones for iPhones

Best Lightning headphones 2016: 'Phones for iPhones

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Apple has ditched the 3.5mmm headphone jack on the new iPhone 7. This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about the pros, and consider the alternatives, including Lightning headphones. Yes. Those are a thing. They're... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera: Dual camera tech explained

Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera: Dual camera tech explained

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Apple just unveiled its “best iPhone yet” (we were waiting for the quote to drop too) and it comes with a more advanced camera proposition than its predecessors. But this time there's a key difference between iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: the latter... >>

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple has announced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with Tim Cook and chums taking to the stage in San Francisco to present Apple's latest smartphones. Following the trend of the iPhone 6, there are two new iPhones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.... >>