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Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position... >>

What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?

What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?

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No matter how responsible or communicative your children are, ensuring their online activity is safe and healthy is no easy matter. For parents this is a challenge on many levels. What content is children accessing? Which devices are they using to go... >>

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

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We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... >>

Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 - The Master Trials now available: Here's how to get it

Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 - The Master Trials now available: Here's how to get it

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Nintendo has released the first DLC for Breath of the Wild and it's not shirking on the new content.The DLC Pack 1, entitled "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials", is included as part of the Expansion Pass for Nintendo Switch and... >>

Cyberbullying: How to spot the signs and what steps to take, revealed by Internet Matters GM

Cyberbullying: How to spot the signs and what steps to take, revealed by Internet Matters GM

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Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that helps parents understand the digital world, so they can ensure their children can use the internet and connected devices safely.It has many articles and how-to guides about all manner of digital subjects,... >>

21 of the best office tech pranks of all time

21 of the best office tech pranks of all time

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Office pranks have always been a firm favourite on the internet and, for those cooped up in an air-conditioned office from nine to five for most of the year, they're a great escape from the humdrum. The best office pranks we've seen range from the surprisingly... >>

How to get MacOS High Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

How to get MacOS High Sierra right now and get it working on your Mac

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The next version of MacOS is official.While at WWDC 2017, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system that released last year for Macs. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make... >>

The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

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The Apple iPhone went on sale on 29 June 2007, some 5 months after it was originally announced, making today the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone availability, in the US at least. iDay saw queues outside Apple stores for days, with people selling... >>

Original iPhone vs iPhone 7: What's the difference 10 years on?

Original iPhone vs iPhone 7: What's the difference 10 years on?

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Today, 29 June 2017, is 10 years to the day since the original Apple iPhone hit store shelves in the US. It's arguably the most significant mobile device ever launched, and no device before or since has had such a big impact on the market.Simply put,... >>

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

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Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits.However, it can be a little confusing as to what... >>

Canon EOS 6D Mark II vs 5D Mark IV: What's the difference and which should I buy?

Canon EOS 6D Mark II vs 5D Mark IV: What's the difference and which should I buy?

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When the Canon EOS 5D MkIV burst onto the pro camera scene in 2016, it hit so many tick boxes that, well, few other full-frame cameras seemed to be worth a look-in.Until, that is, looking at the price. The 5D Mark IV is a rather pricey machine - it's... >>

iPhone Photography Awards 2017 - The best photos taken on an iPhone

iPhone Photography Awards 2017 - The best photos taken on an iPhone

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The Apple iPhone always has an incredibly good camera, no matter which version you have. With the very latest iPhone 7 Plus, Apple used a dual-lens camera for the first time to offer greater zoom and effective bokeh effects.Photographers often turn to... >>

What is Tinder and how does it work?

What is Tinder and how does it work?

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Dating isn't what it used to be.Over the past couple decades, online dating has revolutionised the game. You no longer have to hit on people at bars and get rejected face-to-face. You can now carefully construct your virtual profile with coy details and... >>

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

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We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... >>

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

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Apple's foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space comes in the form of CarPlay. CarPlay connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling access and interaction with Apple's ecosystem directly through a car's dashboard touchscreen.First... >>

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

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Have you ever watched a music video on YouTube and wished you could save the song to your computer? Well, you can, with KeepVid Music.We installed the app in order to download MP3s directly from YouTube and over 10,000 other music and video sites, such... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, pre-order details, price, games and more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, pre-order details, price, games and more

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After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo has announced a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES will be available later this... >>

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

Google Home recognises who speaks to it: How to add multiple users

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Google Home can now recognise each person in your household by their voice and smartly switch to their account and preferences.Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. If you've ever said to the speaker... >>

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

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Connectivity is one of the biggest considerations when buying a car these days. We're all used to having everything on demand through our smartphones and the car makers - providers of the biggest gadget you're likely to buy - are constantly trying to... >>

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

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Everyone loves travelling and in a world with high-quality cameras tucked into our pockets in the form of smartphones, it's remarkably quick and easy to take photos of our adventures.You only need to take a quick look at Instagram to see how popular the... >>

Honor 9 vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

Honor 9 vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

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If you're looking for a relatively affordable mid-level phone then Honor's unveiling of the Honor 9 may well have sparked your interest - and not just because of its spangly Sapphire Blue finish. For this £380 phone delivers plenty of bang for your buck.Compared... >>

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5, which will be available from 27 June.There have been several rumours surrounding the new handset over the last few months, but with everything now official, how does it compete against its rivals?Here... >>

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

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OnePlus' next flagship killer has been stealing headlines over the last few weeks with several confirmations from the company itself prior to the launch. Now all the details are official though with the OnePlus 5 arriving seven months after the OnePlus... >>

How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad

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Apple has made the public beta of iOS 11 available to download now.The next major software update for iPhone and iPad will officially release alongside new iPhones, which could for the first time see three models, this autumn. If you'd like to try a version... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft to release the Xbox One X on the build up to Christmas, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice. The PS4 Pro is even winking at you from another... >>

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

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Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now but things have moved on significantly in those years, with more and more manufacturers offering compatibility and not just in premium models either.We've been using it in the 2017 Kia Sportage to give... >>

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

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Disney has always been active on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, with many of its movies available to view as part of a subscription. However, it has also been steadily growing its own, standalone streaming service since launching... >>

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

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Another day, another Snapchat update.There was once a time when people complained about continual UI updates from Facebook, but with apps like Snapchat adding new features on what seems like a weekly basis, we've come to accept - and maybe even appreciate... >>

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

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Far Cry 5 is coming early next year and is set to be the series' most accomplished outing yet - no mean feat considering the excellence of Far Cry 4.It is set in the US for the first time, allows you to fly planes and lets you create your own lead character... >>

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

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With more and more smartphones launching with a dual camera system, or two lenses on the back, we're taking a look at where this has all come from and romp through the history of dual lens smartphones. Dual lens cameras on smartphones aren't new, with... >>

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

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Advancements in technology come in leaps and bounds, meaning it doesn't take long for new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. Several modern technologies, such as mobile phones and computers, offer the ability to do... >>

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 capture a photo... >>

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?

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Amazon has launched a new service: Prime Wardrobe.It follows the Amazon Echo Look, a new type of Alexa-enabled device for those who have an interest in fashion. The device allows you to take a photo of your outfit and then get recommendations on what... >>

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

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E3 2017 is done and dusted now, and there were plenty of amazing games on show, along with an all-new console in the form of the 4K powerhouse Xbox One X. However, while the convention was jam packed with stuff to see, there were also some previously... >>

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

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Twitter is a great medium for sharing nuggets of knowledge, pictures of cats and sage life advice.Over the years it's also been a source of entertainment for the internet, even documenting important events as they happen. We've seen highs and lows, the... >>

OnePlus 5 launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

OnePlus 5 launch: What happened and can I watch it again?

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OnePlus has just announced its latest flagship phone. It offers an experience like that of many of today's flagship smartphones, except - as usual - at a much lower price. The phone was unveiled via YouTube and Facebook Live in a fairly low key, roughly... >>

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

KeepVid Android: Download any song or video from YouTube to your Android

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There's an Android app that will let you download YouTube songs and videos to your Android. It's called KeepVid Android.KeepVid Android is not only a free YouTube downloader, which lets you download directly to your device at not cost, but it also lets... >>

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

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Have you noticed recently that some people can respond to Facebook posts with rainbow flag 'likes'?This new type of 'like' button is actually called the Pride reaction. In June, Facebook launched a set of features to celebrate Pride month, including the... >>

OnePlus 5 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its new "flagship killer" smartphone in the form of the OnePlus 5. The new device will hit shelves on 27 June for under £500, but how does it compare to its competition?We've put the OnePlus 5 up against the LG G6, Galaxy S8 and... >>

OnePlus 5 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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OnePlus revealed its new flagship, the OnePlus 5, on 20 June. The next "flagship killer" has some stiff competition on its hands this year though, perhaps more so than ever, with Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ already out there, as well as LG's G6 and... >>

OnePlus 5: Release date, hardware specs and everything else you need to know

OnePlus 5: Release date, hardware specs and everything else you need to know

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After weeks, even months, of speculation and leaks, the OnePlus 5 is finally officially. It is no doubt the company's most powerful phone so far and continues the trend of offering a flagship phone experience in a device that costs considerably less than... >>

OnePlus 5 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its 2017 flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5. The new device hits shelves on 27 June bringing plenty of power for under £500, but how does it compare to its rivals?We've compared the OnePlus 5 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 in a separate... >>

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported?

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Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... >>

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

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There has never been a better time to buy a television.Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the availability of one of the greatest breakthroughs... >>

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

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After the flop of the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to be on fine form with its Switch console. The home-meets-portable console was introduced in March 2017, along with Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, which might well be game of the year, and the company... >>

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

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You're now the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment in Sony or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

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The big news from E3 2017 was that the extra-powerful Xbox One X console - formerly Project Scorpio - will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. That means true 4K HDR gaming is imminent.But it wasn't just hardware that Microsoft was showing off at its... >>

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

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Giant videogames show E3 2017 is now over, but it was a cracking event and we managed to get our hands on several amazing titles coming up later this year or beyond.As well as a brand new console, the Xbox One X, the show had potentially yielded the... >>