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Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage.With the latest update Pokemon Go has a new lease of life and a new influx of players... >>

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

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Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?With every craze comes a backlash and for Pokemon Go, the many of the problems have stemmed from server demands. This was very common when the game first launched in 2016, but with the drop of the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Google Pixel XL: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Google Pixel XL: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung will launch its next Galaxy S flagship smartphones in the next couple of months, with rumours suggesting a launch date of 29 March. There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the two devices though, known as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, giving... >>

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google Home has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday essentials, whether its paper towels or vitamins, and order them from participating... >>

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

Huawei EMUI 5.0 tips and tricks: Take charge of your Mate 9, P9, Honor 8

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Many have been quick to dismiss Huawei's latest mobile operating system, EMUI 5.0, as an less desirable rework of its Android Nougat base. It's because, by default, the system flings a lot of repeat alerts in your general direction in a bid to better... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

Apple WWDC 2017: When is it, where to watch, and what to expect?

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WWDC 2017 is now official and it's confirmed as being held, as always, this June. It has pulled one surprise, however, as it's switched from the usual venue, even the usual city.Each year, Apple puts on a conference in California in order to showcase... >>

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300

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Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... >>

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

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Panasonic has taken the wraps off its new range of audio products, that join the company's All Connected multi-room streaming platform.The new products include a one-box hi-fi micro system, slimline, wall-mountable all-in-one sound system and a new... >>

Dredd 2: Everything you need to know about the Judge Dredd TV show or movie sequel

Dredd 2: Everything you need to know about the Judge Dredd TV show or movie sequel

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We could soon see further games and/or movies based on 2000 AD characters, including Judge Dredd. Perhaps even a much-rumoured TV show to could air on a streaming service, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or HBO.After years of rumours and speculation,... >>

Wireless charging explained: Everything you need to know about powering your phone wire-free

Wireless charging explained: Everything you need to know about powering your phone wire-free

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Wireless charging has been around for a good few years now, but it's fair to say it still hasn't exactly taken off to sky-high heights. As with any new technology, standards need to be set, technology developed and ultimately pushed out to consumers.But... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos of the next Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos of the next Galaxy

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All eyes will be on the Samsung Galaxy S8 when it launches later this year. Everyone is all too aware of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 and the issues it suffered with the battery, so the Galaxy S8 has to do a lot of things right to regain consumer confidence.... >>

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

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Microsoft pulled a bit of a pleasant surprise during E3 2016 last June. As well as announce the Xbox One S, which has since sold in bucket loads, it revealed that an all-new Xbox is in the works; a console it called the "most powerful console yet".Since... >>

How to enable WhatsApp's two-step verification on iPhone and Android

How to enable WhatsApp's two-step verification on iPhone and Android

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WhatsApp recently implemented two-step verification in its popular messaging app for both Android and iOS, and you're going to want to enable it as soon as it's available for your phone. Two-step verification, also often called two-factor verification,... >>

What is Circle and how does it work?

What is Circle and how does it work?

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Ever wish you could instantly send money to your daughter or friend without having to pay ridiculous fees?Well, now you can, thanks to Circle. It not only allows you to make payments to anyone in the world, but it also acts as a wallet of sorts, allowing... >>

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

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Sony is soon to release PlayStation 4 system software 4.50, which will add several new features for all PS4 owners. However, there's one of particular interest to gamers with a PS4 Pro as it can potentially improve all games on your shelf, not just those... >>

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience

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Think you already know all about Netflix? Think again. There are dozens of hidden tips and tricks out there -- everything from Chrome extensions that boost your viewing experience from the laptop by serving up IMDb and Rotten Tomato ratings, to an option that... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup offers tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta).The company makes a cylindrical, internet-connected speaker called Echo, which doubles as a personal, cloud-based assistant, addressed... >>

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

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Who owns an Amazon Tap? Anyone?It's not exactly the most compelling speaker in the Echo lineup, considering it isn't a hands-free and can't respond to the "Alexa" wake word. Instead, to wake Alexa, you have to tap the Tap. The 6.2-inch-tall cylinder... >>

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay. Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service launched in the UK on 18 May 2016, but other... >>

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

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LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... >>

LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

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It would be fair to say that LG has hit Android Wear with some vigour over the past few years: LG G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices, followed by the LG G Watch R. LG Watch Urbane in followed in 2015 and the Watch Urbane 2 was launched,... >>

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

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Android Wear 2.0 has been formally and officially launched, with Google pulling the covers off the new smartwatch software along with two new devices built in partnership with LG - the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. Android Wear 2.0 has been... >>

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

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The 4K movie revolution is well under way.With 4K Ultra-HD Blu-rays readily available and increasing in number all the while, it is becoming easier to watch your favourite movies in the best format possible.With high quality video transfers and high dynamic... >>

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

What is the Virgin TV V6 box? Virgin Media's 4K HDR flagship service explained

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If you're a Virgin Media TV customer you might have been offered a Virgin TV V6 box in the last few weeks.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled. It's also available to existing and new customers... >>

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>