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63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

63 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so.To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Apple HomeKit tips and tricks with Apple TV

Apple HomeKit tips and tricks with Apple TV

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Apple's HomeKit ecosystem works really well with just an iOS device like an iPhone or and iPad, but to really make the most of Apple's smart home offering and the hundreds of accessories that go with it, you really should add an Apple TV into the mix.... >>

Apple iPad Pro 2: What's the story so far?

Apple iPad Pro 2: What's the story so far?

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Apple rumours never stop. No sooner has one device hit the shelves than the next is being speculated upon. The latest rocking the mill is a new iPad - or iPads - with a couple of new tablets rumoured.The one that seems to be getting the most attention... >>

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

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Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know what Alexa can do or what services you want to integrate with your device? Buy Amazon Echo  Buy Amazon Echo Dot Read on as... >>

Android 7.1 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

Android 7.1 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

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Unlike previous OS upgrades, Android Nougat was released before Google officially launched its new home-made Pixel phones. But when those Pixels finally came, they shipped with a tweaked version. Android 7.1 came with a fresh design, launcher and features.... >>

How to watch 4K Ultra HD content on TV and online

How to watch 4K Ultra HD content on TV and online

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4K TVs were first announced a few years ago, promising to be the future of home entertainment and "the next big thing". They also arrived with sky high prices that meant many of us couldn't justify buying one.Since then, specifications have been deliberated... >>

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

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Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems.There are seven microphones within Echo, all of which feature enhanced noise... >>

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set it up and solve any issues

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Of all the virtual reality headsets to come out in 2016, the HTC Vive created the most buzz. It is the most expensive consumer offering but also the most technically advanced, offering full spatial tracking.Its rivals, namely the Oculus Rift and PlayStation... >>

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

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Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children. Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... >>

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

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Amazon is currently pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home... >>

Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: 10 of the best on/over-ears for wireless listening

Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: 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... >>

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

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You've got a new iPhone and you need to move everything from your old iPhone to your new one? No problem.Luckily moving from iPhone to iPhone is a piece of cake but we have detailed a step-by-step guide to help you make the process as smooth as possible.Here... >>

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

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The Apple iPad Pro was announced in September 2015 after months and months of rumours and speculation. It is no small device with a display size of 12.9-inches in comparison to the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and its smaller brother, the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4,... >>

How to make Amazon Echo connect to your BT Home Hub: An easy fix

How to make Amazon Echo connect to your BT Home Hub: An easy fix

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Amazon Echo arrived in the UK on 28 September to much excitement. Those who pre-ordered the connected device took delivery and then discovered that it wouldn't work with one of the UK's largest internet services, as it failed to connect to BT's Home Hub.Setting... >>

66 best Christmas movies you can stream in the US right now

66 best Christmas movies you can stream in the US right now

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If you're anything like us, you're trying to watch as many Christmas films as possible over the holiday season.There are tonnes of films to choose from after all, including cult classics, cute newbies, and of course the occasional oddballs that you... >>

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

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We've all been there. Christmas day is done and dusted and along with a pile of fabulous pressies and a turkey and Christmas pudding hangover, you've got a few gifts that are so terrible, you know you'll never use them.Whether it's a pair of novelty socks,... >>

Best Lightning headphones 2017: 'Phones for iPhones

Best Lightning headphones 2017: 'Phones for iPhones

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Apple ditched the 3.5mmm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.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... >>

Super Mario Run tips and tricks: Unlock secrets and beat the bosses

Super Mario Run tips and tricks: Unlock secrets and beat the bosses

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Nintendo finally launched a proper iPhone game, and it features possibly the most well-known hero to ever feature on a gaming console. Super Mario Run takes what's familiar about the old Super Mario 2D platform games and makes it work on a vertical, all... >>

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 2016.The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices offer a similar... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is the pinnacle of console gaming as it stands. It is pricier than its sibling but well worth considering by those with 4K TVs.That's because it has been designed to run the same PlayStation 4 games as the other consoles in the... >>

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

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The Amazon Echo almost needs no introduction, that gateway to a world of connected fun. Posing as a cylindrical speaker, the Amazon Echo is likely to be one of the hottest gadgets of 2016, with Alexa getting in on the action as your new helpful AI assistant.The... >>

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

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Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the beginning of October, revealing the new Android poster boys for all the world to see.The two devices take over from the popular Nexus range and they bring premium designs, flagship specs, and all... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 tips and tricks: Master your new Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S7 tips and tricks: Master your new Galaxy

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the hottest smartphones of 2016, along with its Samsung Galaxy S7 edge sibling. Samsung continues to offer its TouchWiz interface over the top of Android Marshmallow. It takes much of Android's core and adds features... >>

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

Google Chromecast tips: 17 ways to enhance your streaming experience

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You're probably reading this because you own a Chromecast but don't know what to do with it beyond casting YouTube or Netflix videos from your device to a TV. Well, Pocket-lint is here to help.You can use Chromecast to magically turn on your TV, play... >>

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

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Apple's latest iPhones are lovely. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus continue with the all metal body but they see a refinement in their designs.The company has moved the antenna strips on the rear to just the top and bottom of the devices, offering a cleaner... >>