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Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

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If you own an iPhone, you now have access to Alexa voice commands.No, that doesn't mean you can replace Siri with Alexa. In order to access Amazon's voice assistant, you have to go inside the company's main shopping app. Here's everything you need to... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

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Samsung unveiled its next iPad-rival during Mobile World Congress 2017 on 26 February. The new tablet will hit shelves on 31 March, with pre-orders starting from 17 March.Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 compares to 2015's Galaxy Tab S2. Samsung... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Samsung didn't use Mobile World Congress to launch its latest flagship smartphones, but that doesn't mean the South Korean tech giant kept quiet at the show.In fact, it did quite the opposite with the announcement of not one, but two new tablets, one... >>

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

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If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... >>

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

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Snapchat has updated to allow users to create shortcuts of their best friends’ Bitmoji and add them to their home screen.These nifty shortcuts appear in a new Snapchat Widget that's rolling out. If you tap a shortcut, it will immediately open a text... >>

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

Tech meets fashion: 6 of the most stylish smartwatches

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The worlds of fashion and tech are becoming more and more entwined. The collaborations that happen during fashion week are just the tip of the iceberg though, with numerous devices taking a fashion spin.It's smartwatches that have seen one of the biggest... >>

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

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TPVision, which releases televisions under the Philips brand, has unveiled its 2017 range of sets and it has a healthy range of 4K HDR options coming to the UK.They will hit British stores from April/May, with some coming in June, mainly because TPVision... >>

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

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If you've been thinking about getting Tile, now's the time.Tile, the company behind the tiny, square-shaped Bluetooth trackers that help you find stuff, has announced it will have a sale on the Slim version of its Tile product. The limited-time offer... >>

Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should

Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should

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Amazon Echo couldn't pair with other speakers until now.Previously, for some people, the Amazon Echo Dot seemed to have an advantage over its taller, full-fledged sibling. But thanks to an update that is quietly rolling out, you can finally connect the... >>

Best LG G6 cases: Protect your new LG phone

Best LG G6 cases: Protect your new LG phone

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LG's latest flagship smartphone, the LG G6, has arrived - and it's totally different than its predecessor.The company has ditched the modular concept it introduced with last year's LG G5, opting for a metal-and-glass sandwich for the LG G6. This, of course,... >>

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

Planet Earth II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR: How to watch it and what to expect

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BBC Worldwide decided that Planet Earth II would be its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release and for good reason. It was originally shot and rendered in 4K so it should look stunning in the native format.In addition, the Ultra HD BD release of the nature... >>

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches. In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third... >>

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

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There's no denying it, the smarthome is a brewing market coming to life, thanks in the most part to the companies seeking to unify all your smart connected products, letting you control them from a single hub. None caught our imagination more over the... >>

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

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Days after Microsoft announced a release date for its Slack competitor, Teams, Google has introduced its own workplace chat offering.Companies are increasingly taking an enterprise focus when it comes to chat services. Facebook, for instance, offers... >>

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

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LG announced its 2017 flagship smartphone on 26 February in the form of the G6. The new device brings several exciting features, including a dual-rear camera, 18:9 ratio display and a premium design.How does it compare to its competition though? This... >>

OnePlus 3T tips and tricks: Master your 2017 flagship killer

OnePlus 3T tips and tricks: Master your 2017 flagship killer

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OnePlus 3T is comfortably the best phone in its class. And while its hardware is admirable for a £400 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,... >>

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

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Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not just one of 2017's most-anticipated games. It's also one of the most complex games ever made.This is thanks primarily to a vast, startlingly realistic map depicting a thoroughly believable near-future Bolivia in... >>

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

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Facebook is trying to make Messenger an app you'll always want to use. Wait, actually, it just wants to copy and replace Snapchat for you.It’s integrated bots so you can use it like an assistant. It’s added games so you can use it for fun. And, of... >>

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2017: Concept cars, supercars and everything in-between

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2017: Concept cars, supercars and everything in-between

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The Geneva Motor Show is the most important in the European calendar. The industry crossroads, the point where everyone (and their entourage) rock up and where we're usually guaranteed the biggest single number of car launches.And 2017 was a bumper show,... >>

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

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Samsung used CES 2017 to introduce a new type of TV technology that could prove to be a major leap forward in picture quality. It's called QLED, which you may think is incredibly similar to OLED. That's no coincidence, as both TV types are battling to... >>

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

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Sony has pushed a major new update for the PlayStation 4 that includes some much-requested features. You should see it appear on your console either automatically or through the System menu.The version 4.50 update (previously codenamed Sasuke) brings... >>

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

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If you were ever hoping to swipe across a celebrity on Tinder, we're sorry to break it to you, but that probably isn't going to happen now.Over the past couple decades, the internet has revolutionised dating. You no longer have to hit on people at bars... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2017: Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, Hatchimals and more

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It might be a while before Christmas is upon us again but the toy industry has revealed its plans already.A series of Toy Fairs around the world have showed off the best gadgets and gizmos for kids that your young ones will be begging Santa Claus for... >>

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

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In yet another effort to take on (or copy) Snapchat, Instagram has launched geostickers.Geostickers, which are kind of like stickers that represent your location, only work in Instagram's ephemeral Stories feature. And they're currently limited to just... >>

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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LG announced its latest flagship smartphone on 26 February 2017 in the form of the G6. The new device brings some exciting features with it, including a huge HDR display in a small premium and waterproof body.It seems to right the wrongs of the G5, at... >>

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo has finally introduced its new, all-singing, all-dancing games machine.The Nintendo Switch is a console comprised of a portable tablet-like device and a docking station for home play. It is different, interesting and we've been playing with... >>

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

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Sonos has announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the PlayBase. The new speaker is designed for TVs that aren't wall-mounted, sliding beneath them, while the PlayBar is primarily for wall-mounted TVs.What are the other differences... >>

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

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Despite a pending sale to Verizon and an investigation into its data breaches, Yahoo had the time to make an assistant.Called Captain, it's one of the cooler services Yahoo has put out in recent years. It's not a voice-activated assistant or anything... >>

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet

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It seems like everyone owns a Fire.Amazon's e-reader tablets are extremely popular because they're affordable and easy to use. It's no wonder that everyone from your kid to your mother has one - heck, you might own one yourself. However, no matter how... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... >>

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

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When the Nintendo Switch was unveiled at a special event in January, the major worry was its pricing. Not of the console itself, but all the extras you need to shell out around it.The console is £280, which is par for the course for a new games machine... >>

What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained

What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained

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The television world is never short of technical terms and abbreviations, and keeping up with them all and understanding what they all do can be a nightmare. The biggest TV trend to come out of the past few years is High Dynamic Range, or HDR. We've already... >>

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

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You've got a shiny new Nintendo Switch but, wait, what's that? Yep, just one game download can easily fill the console's measly 32GB storage.Fortunately the Switch has a microSD card slot for expansion to avoid this being a huge issue.Furthermore cartridge... >>

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

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We've now thoroughly played with the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We've also played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and are awestruck.But there is still one big question we are asked most often: "Should I buy this... >>

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

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Google Assistant is finally here, and it's more integrated on Pixel than any other assistant you've ever used on another device.With the launch of Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, Google unleashed Assistant in full form, now extending that to a wider... >>

Is the Nintendo Switch good for all the family? Parental controls, motion gaming and more explored

Is the Nintendo Switch good for all the family? Parental controls, motion gaming and more explored

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While the internet groans under the weight of umpteen Nintendo Switch reviews, including our own here, here’s an assessment of Nintendo’s new console with a difference - from a family perspective.The Switch, if you have somehow missed the hype thus... >>

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

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Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The two devices add a more premium finish to last year's models, while also improving in several areas.You can read how the Moto G5 Plus compares to the G4 Plus in our separate... >>

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

Best retro phones we'd all like to see come back

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Everyone remembers their first mobile phone.And with Finnish firm HMD Global bringing back Nokia's classic 3310 - one of the most recognisable phones ever made - we can't help but think about all the retro phones we loved way back when and how awesome... >>

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

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Mobile World Congress is the launch pad for many flagship smartphones, and this year is no different.We've see hot releases from the likes of LG, Huawei, Samsung and Sony Mobile, as well as champion manufacturers of yesteryear such as Nokia and BlackBerry.And... >>

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2017, bringing the next generation of its budget smartphones to the market.The two devices feature very similar designs, aside from a few differences here and there, but they are a big... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 saw a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched during its time in Barcelona.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months and we've been... >>

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Huawei has been pushing up the smartphone ranks in recent years. Its more recent devices have delivered premium build quality and great spec for a lower price than many competitors, making them a serious consideration.With the bigger-scale Mate 9 launch... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

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Sony announced four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, one of which is the Xperia XZ Premium, which is the company latest and greatest device with an all new camera and 4K HDR display.It succeeds the Xperia Z5 Premium, which launched... >>

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Sony Mobile has a tendency to launch a new smartphone every six months and it seems it has no intention of slowing down with four more announced at MWC 2017.No sooner has the Xperia XZ arrived on shelves, than the next Sony flagship, or flagships, have... >>

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

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There are few companies, if any, that launch as many smartphones in one year as Sony Mobile. We saw the death of the Z range and the rise of the X series at Mobile World Congress 2016, while at MWC 2017, we have the continuation of the X range with four... >>

Samsung Galaxy MWC 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Samsung Galaxy MWC 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

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Samsung is hosting a press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today and you'll be able to watch it online right here.For those hoping to see a new flagship smartphone, in the guise of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we're sorry to say... >>

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Motorola has changed hands more times than a used car in recent years, skipping over to Google and then to Lenovo where it currently resides. With future phones carrying the Moto branding - and a shake-up in 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, it was unclear... >>

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

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Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Well it's now... >>