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52 of the best tech life hacks

52 of the best tech life hacks

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You may not know this... but there are several websites and technology-related tips and tricks out there that can totally simplify your daily routine and make your life much easier in general. For instance, Apple's charging cords for iOS devices and... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Flex, Charge HR, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit has been in the activity tracking field a lot longer than many of its competitors and its experience brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format.... >>

49 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

49 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

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Pericope is one of the latest "must-have" app. It's a live-streaming app that allows you to broadcast whatever you're seeing and hearing to whoever happens to follow you. It's like Snapchat's Story feature, but it's in real-time. Twitter bought Periscope... >>

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

Periscope now lets you sketch on live streams, and here's how

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Not to be outdone by Snapchat and now Facebook, Periscope has added a live-sketching feature to its iOS app. With this new feature, which Twitter-owned Periscope began testing in early April and has only recently launched for all users of its iOS app,... >>

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK. The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... >>

Beijing Auto Show in pictures: The best cars from the China show

Beijing Auto Show in pictures: The best cars from the China show

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You might have heard that China is the second biggest car market in the world. But when it comes to Chinese car brands most Westerners are still blissfully unaware of the homegrown Chinese car market. If you do have an impression of such brands, it's... >>

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

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HTC's latest and greatest flagship is finally here. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported by 4GB... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?

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If you're into smartphones, you probably already know that Samsung is lining up to be crowned with the Galaxy S7. The company has already seen success with its newest smartphone, but it has another challenger. HTC is back and this time there's a serious... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Apple officially unveiled several new devices at an event in March, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. The company chose not to succeed the iPad Air 2 during its September 2015 event when it revealed... >>

Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far?

Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far?

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Microsoft has had a tough time finding the perfect smartphone to push its Windows operating system, even after buying Lumia. Now the company is reportedly working on a fresh start to help push Windows 10 onto its ideal smartphone, which is being called... >>

How to shoot #food like a pro: Top tips for food photography

How to shoot #food like a pro: Top tips for food photography

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Taking photos of your food might be a cliché, but it has become almost as popular as taking photos of your own pouting face on social media. Instagram has over 178 million #food photographs and you only have to glance at Twitter in the evening to see... >>

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?

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HTC announced its next flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April, looking to re-find form and take the fight to the likes of Samsung and LG. LG's modular handset, the LG G5, came earlier in the year and it brought a range of innovations,... >>

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

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Apple confirmed the iPhone SE at an event in Cupertino in March, putting to rest all the rumours. The iPhone SE succeeds the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new and improved smaller iPhone to the company's line up. We have put the specs of the iPhone SE... >>

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

Apple Watch 2: What's the story so far?

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The Apple Watch 2 is close to being ready, or at least that's what all the latest reports claim. Apple unveiled its first smartwatch, simply called the Apple Watch, in September 2014, but it didn't begin shipping the wearable until April 2015. Many people... >>

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

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Apple finally announced a new 4-inch iPhone, following months and months of rumours. The iPhone SE was unveiled at an event in Cupertino in March and it replaces the existing iPhone 5S. For those wondering how it compares to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone... >>

Parents guide to games consoles: How to make Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U safe and secure

Parents guide to games consoles: How to make Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U safe and secure

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As entertainment technology offers children more ways to connect, it is important parents understand the risks and how to safely get the most out of these devices in the home. Before even starting or choosing between the different games consoles therefore,... >>

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?

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HTC announced a new flagship, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April. It's a new start for the company's flagship smartphone, dropping both the One name and the M designation. It comes in to right the wrongs of the HTC One M9, a phone that took an awkward... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs HTC 10: Which is the best flagship?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs HTC 10: Which is the best flagship?

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If you're looking for a new smartphone in 2016, you're facing a tough decision, with plenty of competitive devices on offer. Samsung was the first to announce, showing off the new Galaxy S7 models, with the S7 edge attracting rave reviews. HTC let the... >>

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

You can now try Windows Ink, and here's how

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Those of you who love to use a stylus with a touchscreen Windows 10 device will be glad to know you can now try a new experience that'll completely change the way you input - so long as you're fine with beta testing. The new experience is called Windows... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge at Mobile World Congress in March. The two devices have received huge amounts of praise for their designs, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always be a few specs... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple Watch has been on sale since April 2015 and although we have yet to see a second generation of the smartwatch, we have seen several developments in the year it has been available. New models were added in September 2015, new straps in March 2016... >>

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices

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Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September 2015. The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P... >>

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

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The current version of Google's mobile OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and roll-out of the new OS is well underway across devices globally. As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly... >>

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

Game of Thrones season 6: When is it on and how can I watch it?

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Game of Thrones season 6 is now upon us, having been shown in the US and simulcast in the UK at 2am. But for many Brits, they are still to catch it and after months of speculation (and harassment for Kit Harrington) will finally find out if Jon Snow... >>

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

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Microsoft has announced that after 10 years of production it will no longer make Xbox 360 consoles. The machine turned 10 years old last November, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are "starting... >>