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How to create a photo collage: Six best apps

How to create a photo collage: Six best apps

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It wasn't until quite recently that Instagram made it much easier to create a photo collage of several images in one. It's now possible to upload one image that combines up to 10 photos in one directly through the Layout app, which is accessible through... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 tips and tricks

Samsung Galaxy S6 tips and tricks

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Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6 - and its Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ cousins - have been some of the most exciting handsets of 2015. If you've got your hands on this new phone but feel a little lost, then don't panic, we've got you... >>

How to transfer app and game data between iOS devices

How to transfer app and game data between iOS devices

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Congratulations! You own a new iPhone or iPad. Although you're happy to be an owner of a new iOS device, you're likely losing sleep over whether all your app data and game saves have transferred between your old device and the glorious new one. Well,... >>

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

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Apple's iPad mini is available in two models - the iPad mini 2 and the newest iPad mini 4 that was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 in September. The iPad mini 2 is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet with prices starting... >>

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 games

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It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more games in the first couple of years after launch than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue... >>

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Treat your Apple tablet

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Treat your Apple tablet

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Apple now offers five iPad options with display sizes ranging from 7.9-inches in the mini models to a huge 12.9-inches in the newest iPad Pro. The portfolio starts with the two-year old iPad mini 2 and it includes the new iPad mini 4 followed by the... >>

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

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We're leaving Android. For iOS. More specifically, for the iPhone 6S. We're not platform-prejudice, as we've used everything from the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the Nexus 6P, but lately we've strictly been toting around an Android phone. We're also using a LTE-enabled... >>

64 of the best Christmas movies you can stream right now

64 of the best Christmas movies you can stream right now

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If you're anything like us, you plan to watch as many Christmas films as possible over the holiday season. There are tonnes of films to choose from, after all, including cult classics, cute newbies, and of course the occasional oddballs that you secretly... >>

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children

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Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children.  Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... >>

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

Battle of the smart toy racers: Anki Overdrive vs Scalextric Arc vs Real FX Racing

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Gadget toys can be like buses, nothing new for years then along come three at once. This year has seen the resurgence of slot-car racing, while a new twist on these car-track combos has added AI steering to do away with the slots all together. Anki is... >>

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

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Christmas tends to be a time of pretty lights and low-lit rooms to take full advantage of those lights, which in turn results in images full of random shadows and colours. To help you out, we have compiled a few tips to give you better photo results when... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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It's Christmas Eve and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online. One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while the... >>

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

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You wait 364 days for Christmas Day to come round for it to all be over in 24 hours. Countless days of shopping, hours of cooking, more food and drink than is normal for four people to consume let alone one, and then bang, it's Boxing Day and you're... >>

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

Best drone takedown videos: Eagle attack, shotgun blast, fisherman hook and more

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As drones begin to fill the skies so too do videos of their antics. If shows like You've Been Framed have taught us anything it's that seeing expensive things get destroyed is funny. So seeing pricey drones getting plucked out of the air by not-so-natural... >>

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

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Windows 10 has been out since last summer, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features. If you've already taken advantage... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

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Pocket-lint has already detailed the best media streaming services available in the UK, and now we've done the same for the US. Such services have become increasingly important to the way that we consume our content, and fortunately, there are so many... >>

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

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Christmas can involve months of preparation, from the endless weeks of shopping for gifts, to the pre-ordering of the turkey and stocking up the fridge. The dinner itself can be a mammoth task and although every extra helping hand is useful, there can... >>

How to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video on your Android phone or tablet

How to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video on your Android phone or tablet

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Amazon Prime Instant Video has a great selection of titles, from classics like Mad Men, to new hits like Bosch or The Man in the High Castle. But it's not the simplest service to use. Amazon's Prime Instant Video comes as part of the Prime subscription,... >>

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

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Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015. Smart heating and lighting... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

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This year has seen some amazing gadgets and devices make their way through the Pocket-lint offices, from the new Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV with 4K capability to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPad mini 4. Whether you are looking for the... >>

Canary’s plumage: How form and function should be inseparable for proper smarthome design

Canary’s plumage: How form and function should be inseparable for proper smarthome design

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To describe an object as Apple-like is something of a cliché in the world of technology and most of those objects which attract such description rarely deliver on that high initial praise. Yet there has been something undeniably Cupertino about the way... >>

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

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We've officially reached peak drone... in the US, anyway. Starting now, anyone who wants to fly a drone in the US must register. The FAA has made it mandatory for all drones and their owners to be formally registered - presumably to bring more accountability... >>

Canary: Simple features, complicated technology

Canary: Simple features, complicated technology

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There's no point in a smarthome device unless it makes your life easier. If it can't manage that first and foremost, then all the bells and whistles in the world won't matter. It will be too much trouble to use. That was one of tenets upon which the Canary... >>

Sky Broadband porn filter will be switched on by default for every customer, here's what it does and how to turn it off again

Sky Broadband porn filter will be switched on by default for every customer, here's what it does and how to turn it off again

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After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default. From 2016, new customers who... >>

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Jurassic World and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Jurassic World and more

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When that magical time of year arrives where houses start to become light shows of decorations you'd be forgiven for feeling left out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes. That's one reason why Christmas jumpers are such a great idea. Another is... >>