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Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9: What's the difference?

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Huawei announced two new smartphones at an event in Munich in the form of the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9, the latter of which will be a "strictly limited edition".The two devices succeeded the Mate 8, which launched at the end of last year and... >>

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Mate 8: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 9 vs Huawei Mate 8: What's the difference?

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Why hello there new big phone. Huawei has announced the Mate 9, its large-scale Android device for 2016, in an era when big phones are increasingly popular.The Mate 8 was well received when released in 2015, albeit tricky to obtain in the UK. Will the... >>

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

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Microsoft is the latest company to go after Slack.A couple weeks after Facebook unveiled its Slack-like messenger service, called Workplace, which allows teams to easily communicate, video call, share files, and stay up to date in one place, Microsoft... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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Earlier this year PayPal celebrated its 10th year in the mobile payments business. It's been around longer as an online financial service, but its mobile talents have come on leaps and bounds in the last decade.Some people think paying for things by phone... >>

Best laptop replacement tablets 2016: The best 2-in-1 devices available to buy now

Best laptop replacement tablets 2016: The best 2-in-1 devices available to buy now

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Looking for a tablet that isn't just great for watching movies and shopping from the sofa, but good for working on the go too? Well, you're in the right place.Tablets have changed significantly over the last few years. Most companies have taken productivity... >>

What is Google Tango?

What is Google Tango?

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Google is well-known for working on highly exploratory products and services. From internet-carrying balloons to cars that drive themselves, and everything in between. One such innovation is Project Tango - now rebranded to just Tango - which is part... >>

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

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With the Pixel and Pixel XL, the company’s first home-made smartphones, Google decided to make part of the usual pains of phone setup disappear. For those switching from an iPhone to a new Pixel phone, it’s easier than ever to take all your contacts,... >>

Google Pixel tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

Google Pixel tips and tricks: Getting to grips with Google's phone

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With the Pixel and the Pixel XL, Google has taken a step away from the Nexus programme. While it's still committed to delivering updates to the previous pure Android devices, and while Android Nougat will have many similar features on the Pixel, there... >>

OnePlus 3 tips and tricks: Master your 2016 flagship killer

OnePlus 3 tips and tricks: Master your 2016 flagship killer

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OnePlus 3 is comfortably the best phone in its class. And while its hardware is admirable for a £330 phone, the software does its bit to ensure the experience of using it is both smooth and unique. While it looks very much like standard Android OS,... >>

What is Black Friday and when is it?

What is Black Friday and when is it?

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It's that time of year again.Autumn is creeping into winter, and Christmas is just around the corner. And it's time to spend all your hard-earned savings on gifts and treats for loved ones. Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also... >>

A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories

A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories

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Elgato's Eve is all about improving your comfort at home. It wants to help you live smarter by giving you the knowledge and insight you need to do this.There are a number of devices available within the Eve range, all of which connect to the Eve app and... >>

Vine is dead: Here’s how to save your Vines (and turn them into GIFs)

Vine is dead: Here’s how to save your Vines (and turn them into GIFs)

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Twitter killed Vine.The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued in the coming months. Even though many Vine creators found viral fame with the... >>

Nintendo Switch: Is this the NX console we'd hoped for?

Nintendo Switch: Is this the NX console we'd hoped for?

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Nintendo has announced that it will hold a dedicated presentation event for its next games console on 13 January next year, ahead of a March release. But we already know what to expect.That's because the gaming giant already revealed the Nintendo Switch in... >>

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 will be taking place for the 13th year at the end of November in association with EE. There are 14 categories this year, with a couple of new ones joining in the form of Best VR Device and Best Car, as well as a split... >>

BlackBerry DTEK60:  Release date, price and everything you need to know

BlackBerry DTEK60: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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Blackberry finally launched its third Android phone last week, without as much as an official announcement. The DTEK60 - formerly referred to as the Argon - is, by the sounds of it, the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device... >>

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

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Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... >>

Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all

Thunderbolt 3 explained: The one port to rule them all

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Let's face it: ports are boring.USB, Firewire, eSATA, etc: they're not sexy, but they're important. They decide what you can do on your device and how quickly you can do it. So, when Apple introduced its latest MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports,... >>

Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce

Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce

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Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update has a few hidden features.While at its 26 October event in New York City, the company announced the Creators Update, an update coming to Windows 10 in early 2017. Microsoft also demoed a bunch of features we can... >>

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

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The gauntlet has been thrown down. Microsoft has updated its top-spec Surface Book, while Apple has updated its MacBook Pro, putting in a new Touch Bar feature.These two laptops square up, both pushing innovative features, trying to pull you to Windows... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

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Apple hasn't officially killed the MacBook Air yet, but it didn't update it during its October event either.Instead, the company announced a third MacBook Pro: the 13-inch base model that doesn't offer the new Touch Bar and is thinner than last year's... >>

Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter

Apple Mac event: All the announcements that matter

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Apple's "Hello Again" event has been and gone, and it treated us to a few new product announcements.The event came 2 months after unveiling the latest iPhone models, and this time focused on the Mac. Here's everything you need to know about the event,... >>

Best Smartwatch 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Smartwatch 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 13th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November, celebrating the best products and devices across 14 categories spanning smartphones and tablets to cars and smartwatches.As usual, we have been running a series of... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple's new MacBook Pro is here, with Touch Bar, hefty price tag, and all.Before you spend all your hard-earned cash, take a moment to compare the new laptop to its predecessor. Yes, the old model doesn't come with that fancy OLED touch strip, but if... >>

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar: What can it do and what apps are supported?

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Apple has announced its new range of MacBook Pros, with a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model available, both sporting a new feature called Touch Bar, along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Replacing the function keys on the keyboard is a Retina multi-touch... >>

Apple MacBook Pro (2016): Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple MacBook Pro (2016): Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple has announced an update to its MacBook Pro, claiming that it's about to change everything again.Taking to the stage at its "Hello Again" event in Cupertino, Tim Cook and chums announced a completely new MacBook Pro, simply called the MacBook Pro. This... >>