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What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?

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Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.It's super easy to figure out, set up, and use. With it, you can send a YouTube video on your phone to a TV, or you can send a website on your... >>

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

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OnePlus 3T is the latest phone from the original market disruptors, and comes as one of our most highly recommended smartphones of the year. It essentially took what was great about the OnePlus 3 and made it faster, and last longer.Similarly, the iPhone... >>

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

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Mario is finally available on mobile. After announcing that it was coming to iOS (first) during the iPhone 7 launch in September, Nintendo has finally released its first Mario game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.Super Mario Run stars the eponymous plumber... >>

How does Amazon Prime Air work and where is drone delivery available?

How does Amazon Prime Air work and where is drone delivery available?

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Amazon has announced that its Prime Air drone delivery programme is now making deliveries in the UK.It's already delivered to two customers and will expand to more customers soon. But the trial is restricted to rural farmlands and will only deliver small... >>

You can now control Netflix using Google Home - here's how

You can now control Netflix using Google Home - here's how

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Now you can ask Google Home to pause House of Cards on your TV.Google Home could easily beat Amazon Echo - if it offered more integrations and skills. The addition of Netflix support is a major step in the right direction. Google's voice-activated speaker... >>

Done with Evernote for invading your privacy? Try these other note apps

Done with Evernote for invading your privacy? Try these other note apps

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Evernote recently updated its privacy policy to include some alarming changes, and users have threatened to ditch the note-taking service.In a privacy policy release, unveiled on 14 December 2016, Evernote said its employees sometimes review users’... >>

Best compact system cameras 2016: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best compact system cameras 2016: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of naming conventions being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single... >>

Best DSLR cameras 2016: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best DSLR cameras 2016: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

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You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2016. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've seen in reality... >>

Best compact cameras 2016: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

Best compact cameras 2016: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

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If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2016 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online.Compact cameras are plentiful. With new... >>

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... >>

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The Xbox 360 games list and more

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For more than a year now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are over 300 titles currently available. Xbox is also adding to this list regularly... >>

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

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Twitter has updated in a major way: you can now broadcast live video from within the iOS and Android app.In an effort to go after Facebook Live Video and other streaming services that offer broadcasting functionality, which is when you can hit record... >>

Finally! You can now save Instagram posts to revisit later - here's how

Finally! You can now save Instagram posts to revisit later - here's how

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It's the little things in life that make you most happy, right?We don't know about you, but our camera rolls are filled with screenshots of other people's Instagram posts. When scrolling through Instagram, we always see a cute outfit-of-the-day image... >>

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

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It's that magical time of the year and the Christmas lights are a-flashing, so you can be forgiven for feeling like you're missing out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes.But hey, you could always get with the spirit of things and show your wacky... >>

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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At the end of 2015, Sky announced a new premium TV service called Sky Q. It is now celebrating its one-year anniversary, and is now the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV.Existing Sky+ users can also upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, so it's really... >>

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... >>

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

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Google makes operating systems, and Android Things is the latest example.Google's Android OS powers smartphones and tablets. Google's Android Wear powers wearables like smartwatches. Google's ChromeOS powers laptops and desktops. Google's Android TV powers... >>

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

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Nine months after Snapchat overhauled its chat experience, it has launched a new chat feature: Groups.Groups is basically a way for you to chat in groups. Snapchat said it announced the feature just in time for the holidays because it's a "great time... >>

Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas

Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas

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Cancel all your Christmas orders: Niantic Labs is giving the best gift this Christmas with a special edition Santa Hat Pikachu.In case you missed the news, your favourite Pokemon character has had a makeover, now wearing a festive hat for a limited time.... >>

Android Auto app: Bringing connectivity to all cars

Android Auto app: Bringing connectivity to all cars

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Until recently, access to Android Auto was at the whim of car manufacturers or else involved switching out your head unit for a system that would support Google's in-car platform.When Google released the Android Auto app for all phones in all cars in... >>

How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature

How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature

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First leaked in August, the Nearby feature in Pokemon Go will change how you play the game, making your Pokemon time more effective. Rolling out initially in limited regions, the Nearby feature is now available in the UK, so it's much easier to find... >>

Apple single sign-on: What is it and how does it work?

Apple single sign-on: What is it and how does it work?

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Apple has finally launched its long-awaited "single sign-on" feature.But there are a few things you need to know about it before you can jump right in. For instance, it's only available in one country right now, and it only works with a handful of cable... >>

Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV

Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV

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Apple's HomeKit app Home is simple and easy to use, but it also comes with a load of hidden features that you might not, on the surface, realise are available. A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories What you need to get started with HomeKit Five reasons... >>

Swift Playgrounds shows how anyone can learn to code

Swift Playgrounds shows how anyone can learn to code

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In June 2014 at its WWDC event keynote in San Francisco, Apple introduced a new coding language called Swift. The idea was to make coding easier, less frustrating and to offer you a real-time look at what your code actually meant. Swift Playgrounds, launched... >>

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

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The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment for all manner of different tastes.However, there are two that remain the most talked about: Netflix... >>