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HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9: What's the difference?

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Just a few weeks after launching the flagship HTC One M9, the Taiwanese manufacturer added another handset to its line-up, one with a plus suffix to suggest that it is even better than the current hero phone. The HTC One M9+ has now been officially announced... >>

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

Best Comic-Con 2015 trailers: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, WarCraft, Star Wars and more

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The San Diego Comic-Con might be over for another year but it left us looking forward to some incredible movies and TV shows that are coming up later this year and long into next. During the convention we were treated to more news and revelations about... >>

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

PlayStation Now comes to the UK: What is it, and how can you get it?

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Officially detailed around a year ago, PlayStation Now has been available in the US and Canada under an open beta scheme for all owners of PlayStation consoles and some Sony TVs (Samsung sets joining the fun too). And now it's finally arrived in the... >>

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

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Readers of Pocket-lint will know that we've just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours. You can read all about the experience right here on Pocket-lint, but we thought we'd... >>

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

Google Eddystone explained: It's like iBeacon, but platform-agnostic

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Google is finally going after Apple's iBeacon technology with something called Eddystone. Although it has been a couple years since Apple introduced iBeacon, Google has just decided it was the right time to unveil its own alternative solution for piping... >>

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

Amazon Prime Day: Here are some of the best deals

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Amazon is 20 years old today. To celebrate its birthday, the online retailer has invited all Prime members to a birthday bash. It isn't a party but rather a day-long event filled with mega sales. Amazon announced earlier this month that it would be running... >>

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

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Honeywell is a company with its fingers in several pies, one of which is smart heating. There are several systems available on the market that will make turning your heating on or off and make scheduling it much easier, whether you pick Honeywell, or... >>

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

Apple Pay: How to add your bank cards to it

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Apple Pay has gone live in the UK, giving millions of Brits the chance to pay for stuff in places like Boots and Pret a Manger with their iPhone or Apple Watch.  Apple Pay, which first launched in the US last year, is a contactless payment technology... >>

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

Apple Pay: Here's how it works and where you can use it

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Apple has launched Apple Pay in the UK, meaning you can start using specific Apple devices as digital wallets of sorts in order to pay for goods at stores with contactless payment readers and within apps. The idea is that you'll never need to tote around... >>

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

Comcast debuts its own cable-free streaming service in the US: Here's what to expect

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With HBO Now, Showtime, and other cord-cutter streaming service popping up left and right overseas, it was only a matter of time before Comcast - one of the worst-ranked companies in the US - decided to introduce its own alternative. Called Stream, the... >>

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

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There was a palpable sense of excitement as we packed our gear into the Land Rover Discoverys for the long drive north to Kinlochleven in Scotland. Pocket-lint teamed up with Asus, with support from friends at Land Rover, Berghaus and Under Armour, aiming... >>

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

Disney's Star Wars films: What is going on and how many are being made?

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Let's talk about Star Wars for a minute. The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and announced shortly after the production of a sequel trilogy that includes episodes 7 through 9. More recently, it announced the production of a "few standalone"... >>

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

Apple releases iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas: Here's how to try them

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Apple has launched the first public beta of El Capitan, the next version of OS X. It also released a public beta of iOS 9, making it the first public beta for a major iOS update. Both betas are free to install and test. The company unveiled its operating... >>

Office 16 for Mac is now available: Here's everything you need to know

Office 16 for Mac is now available: Here's everything you need to know

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Office 16 for Mac sees a big step forward for the Microsoft Office suite on Apple's computers, updating the version of the software for the first time since 2011. Version trackers will also note that this sees the Mac getting its updated version of Office... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1500

How to make your home smart for under £1500

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Connected homes are fast becoming the thing to have as more and more devices appear hoping to make your home life easier, simpler and smarter. There is everything from appliances to heating, lighting and other gadgets available, all of which can be remotely... >>

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

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If, like us, you signed up to Apple Music almost as soon as it became available you will have to start to pay for the service from 1 October, which will cost £9.99 a month for a normal individual subscription, £14.99 for a family subscription for up... >>

Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US

Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US

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So you're thinking about ditching cable. Welcome to the cord-cutting world. Similar to how some people have cancelled their traditional phone lines in favour of mobile devices in recent years, the cable TV industry has noticed steep declines in subscriptions... >>

Best fitness trackers: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market has really taken off over the past couple of years leaving behind a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice out there, it's... >>

Showtime launches its HBO Now-like streaming service: Here's what you need to know

Showtime launches its HBO Now-like streaming service: Here's what you need to know

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You can now watch Showtime in the US without a cable subscription. The premium cable network has launched a standalone online streaming service aimed at cord cutters. The service is a lot like HBO Now, a similar cord-cutter streaming service from HBO... >>

Netflix's first wave of original films: What are they and when can you watch?

Netflix's first wave of original films: What are they and when can you watch?

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Netflix is growing up. It's moving on from original series (like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black) to original films, and those films are coming very soon. Netflix has in fact just announced when the first wave will roll out to its streaming... >>

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Asus vs LG vs Motorola vs Samsung vs Sony

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Asus vs LG vs Motorola vs Samsung vs Sony

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Smartwatches are growing in popularity and they have come along way since the original models launched. The smartphone platform you have will dictate the smartwatch models available to you but as you are reading this feature - chances are you have an... >>

The summer gift guide: Active and adventure gadgets

The summer gift guide: Active and adventure gadgets

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You're an on the go type of person, we can tell that, and here are six on the go gadgets that are perfect for the summer. Whether it is giving you access to your music and running stats on a training session or powering your tablet in the car, these gadgets... >>

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

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Just because it's summer doesn't mean you get to stop working. But whether you are travelling for work or pleasure these gadgets will take care of your precious kit.  Griffin Keyboard Wired with Lightning Connector Connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod... >>

The summer gift guide: Power on the go gadgets

The summer gift guide: Power on the go gadgets

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Power, we all need it, even more so when we travel. Here are some of the best portable power chargers or adapters to make the most of your gadgets when you are on the go this summer.  Griffin 2-in-1 USB to MicroUSB/Lightning Retractable Cable Compact,... >>

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

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Music makes any trip or holiday better and what better way to make it more memorable, than with some great tunes? These players, speakers, and headphones will enhance that experience.  Jarre Aeroskull Nano Small, compact, oh and crafted in the shape... >>