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Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?

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Sony has announced a new Xperia Compact at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, adding to its X Series portfolio. The Xperia X Compact launches alongside the flagship Xperia XZ, bringing Sony's smartphone total to six for 2016 alone. How does the... >>

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

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Apple has introduced a new storage tier for iCloud. While the previous high-end tier capped out at 1TB, the Cupertino, CA-based company has extended how much stuff you can save to its cloud storage service to 2TB. Here's everything you need to know, including... >>

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

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Dropbox has announced that it was hacked in 2012 and that the personal data of nearly 70 millions users was stolen. The breach includes the passwords and email addresses of 68.7 million account holders. Dropbox confirmed the credentials were stolen years... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung has finally lifted the lid on its 2016 smartwatch models and there's two devices, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Samsung Gear S3 Classic. The Samsung Gear S2 will continue in the line-up, but the new watches have all-new features and interesting... >>

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs S3 Classic: What's the difference?

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It was hardly a secret that Samsung was going to unveil the Gear S3 smartwatch at its Berin Unpacked event on 31 August. But two watches? It was rumoured, and now it's official: the Gear S3 will arrive in Frontier and Classic variants. How, then, do they... >>

What time is the Samsung Gear S3 launch and can I watch it online?

What time is the Samsung Gear S3 launch and can I watch it online?

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Samsung launched its new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S3, in Berlin this evening at its annual pre-IFA press event. Pocket-lint was there in force to bring you all the news and hands-ons as they happened, but you can also watch the event again yourself... >>

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

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Amazon Dash Buttons have launched in the UK allowing you to access Amazon's one-click order service if you are a prime customer. Each Dash Button costs £4.99 and comes with £4.99 credit - so are effectively free of charge. Setup is via Wi-Fi through... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know

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When it comes to activity tracking devices, Fitbit is a name many will recognise. The company already offers a huge number of options and they have just announced two more are on their way. There are currently eight devices in the Fitbit line-up comprising... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

Android 7.0 Nougat tips and tricks: Get your teeth into Google’s gooey goodness

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Unlike previous OS upgrades, Android 7.0 Nougat was released before any new Nexus phones this year, and will likely hit the market first with the LG V20, rather than Google's own handsets.  Nougat has also made its way to several Nexus devices already... >>

What’s new for Intel Core 7th Gen? Kaby Lake processors explained, 4K media focus

What’s new for Intel Core 7th Gen? Kaby Lake processors explained, 4K media focus

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Year on year Intel is committed to updating its Intel Core processors, with the latest seventh-generation chip even bearing a "7th Gen" badge its visual marketing and on-shelf positioning. Perhaps that's no surprise when you hear people talking about... >>

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2016: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2016, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?

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Fitbit offers several devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Surge. The company has recently announced another couple of devices to its line-up however, with both a Flex successor... >>

What to expect at Apple’s September 2016 event: iPhone 7 and more

What to expect at Apple’s September 2016 event: iPhone 7 and more

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Apple typically unveils a new iPhone in September. With its next iPhone event just around the corner, we at Pocket-lint thought we'd round up all the rumours and information about what Apple might announce during its keynote. While a new iPhone running... >>

Sony Xperia XZ: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Sony has announced its new flagship at consumer electronics show IFA. It will probably come as no surprise to Sony Mobile fans but the company's new device isn't called the Xperia Z6. No, no, it is in fact going by the name Xperia XZ. Sony announced... >>

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

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We've reviewed the Xbox One S and concluded that this is a great update to the console, making it an attractive option for anyone who hasn't committed yet and wants to join the Xbox family but also as a great media device for those wanting to embrace... >>

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

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There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops. Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... >>

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

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If you own a PlayStation console or PSP, you can now enable two-factor authentication on your PlayStation Network account. Sony has introduced the much-requested layer of protection, saying via Twitter that users can activate it on their accounts. It... >>

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

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A collection of new Ted Baker Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases were announced at the end of July, just in time to coincide with the fashion brand's AW16 collection. There are several options available from Proporta, some of which are plain and... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

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There are a lot of changes coming in Android 7.0 Nougat, which Google has confirmed will be rolling-out from 22 August. Here's a run down of some of the things to get excited about. 1. Revamped quick settings The quick settings have been refreshed, giving... >>

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

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Android 7.0 has carved an unusual path through its pre-release. Often reserved for developers, the big change with the Nougat release is that Google has been very open and sharing about it. Google has confirmed the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat has now... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

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Last week, the games industry met en masse in Cologne for the biggest European videogames show, Gamescom. And that meant there were plenty of new games trailers released online that you wouldn't have seen before. All of the biggest games for the rest... >>

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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There are many that think E3 is the biggest videogames show in the world, but that's because they've never experienced Gamescom. The German games convention is massive. And it's open to the public, which adds an all-new dynamic to the event. E3 is a strictly... >>

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

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There are many ways you can lose data on an iOS device. You can delete it, experience a system crash, forget your password, catch a virus, damage your device, or have your device stolen altogether. Factory resets, iOS updates, jailbreaking/flashing, and... >>

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the latest smartphone to join the company's 2016 flagship portfolio, sitting alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and it is stunning. The new smartphone takes its design cues from the Galaxy S7 edge, bringing a beautiful... >>

Android Nougat preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

Android Nougat preview: Everything you need to know about Android 7.0

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Android has been making some big moves recently, redesigning and adding functionality to the mobile operating system to make it more capable and more competitive. With the advent of Lollipop, Android moved to a state that felt like it was complete. It... >>