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New Sonos Play:1 speaker with Amazon Alexa leaks out

New Sonos Play:1 speaker with Amazon Alexa leaks out

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Images of what appear to be a new Sonos speaker have appeared online, courtesy of German blogger Carsten Knobloch. He says an anonymous reader sent him the photos, and they show a speaker that looks essentially the same as the Play:1, but with new controls... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

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Amazon is rolling out an update for its Amazon Music app on both Android and iOS that will see Alexa, the company's voice-controlled smart assistant, added to assist with playing and finding new songs. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?... >>

Lifx goes after Philips by adding HomeKit support to its smart lights

Lifx goes after Philips by adding HomeKit support to its smart lights

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"Siri, turn off my Lifx light."When it comes to smart lighting, you probably think of Philips first, but there are other options, such as Lifx. It makes Wi-Fi enabled smart lights, including ones that change colour. And it has finally added support for... >>

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

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With the launch of Apple's new Mac operating System, MacOS High Sierra, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS.Standing for Apple File System, the new file format offers a much quicker experience that is designed for future growth and brings... >>

GoPro Hero 6 event: When is it, how to watch, and watch to expect

GoPro Hero 6 event: When is it, how to watch, and watch to expect

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GoPro will hold a product unveiling event in a few days.The company hasn't officially said what it will unveil. However, thanks to several leaks, we have a pretty good idea at this point. Continue reading if you'd like to know more about what to expect.... >>

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

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High Sierra is finally official.The latest major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, MacOS High Sierra, is now available as a free upgrade for existing Mac users. It's an over-the-air update you can access from the Mac App Store. You can also... >>

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

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Goodbye, Bing. Hello, Google.Apple no longer uses Bing as the default search engine for Siri web search results in iOS and in Spotlight on the Mac. Instead, it uses Google. Apple even issued a statement on the switch (via TechCrunch): “Switching to... >>

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

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Mankind is always inventing new technologies to make our lives easier, more efficient or more effective. Sometimes though, there appears a rare breed of person who finds new innovative ways to use that gadgetry in a manner that would baffle or astound... >>

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagship will apparently look very similar to the original model, but that doesn't mean it won't have new features.Artem Russakovskii‏, founder of Android Police, posted new details about the Pixel 2 on Twitter. He said the... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're past big summer movie season and heading at pace towards the holidays - yipes. That means the blockbuster hits will come thick and fast for the next few months and throughout 2018.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters,... >>

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

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We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... >>

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

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Apple's latest version of MacOS comes out on 25 September. But can your Mac run it?While at its mostly annual developers conference in San Jose, Apple showed off MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system announced last year.... >>

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets. Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which didn't happen: we were given one Nokia 8 and the rumour cycle was reset. But... >>

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like last year's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android... >>

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

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One of the best received Apple announcements during its launch of Apple TV 4K was that Ultra HD movie prices would be in line with the HD equivalents. And since the release of the new set-top-box, we've some incredible bargains available for the device.In... >>

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

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Apple announced the iPhone X during its September event alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The X device brings with it a more exciting design, alongside a number of hardware differences compared to the more standard 8 and 8 Plus.How does it compare... >>

Daily deals: GoPro HERO for under £140

Daily deals: GoPro HERO for under £140

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Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best deals that are available in the UK today.We will be regularly updating this page, so check back regularly to make sure you don't miss out on some of the best... >>

Best UK SIM-only deals: 20GB data for £16 offer

Best UK SIM-only deals: 20GB data for £16 offer

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

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Nintendo is about to address two of the biggest complaints levelled at Super Mario Run, that it has too few levels and costs too much to unlock the full game.It is releasing a huge update to the game, which will be available from Friday 29 September.... >>

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

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Lenovo is gearing up to launch a 25th Anniversary edition of the classic IBM ThinkPad laptop, according to a leak from Winfuture.de. Lenovo bought the ThinkPad name off IBM in 2005 and has already released several laptops using the brand. Lenovo ThinkPad... >>

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

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When you update your iOS software, Apple always insists you make a backup. You're welcome to ignore this message, but do so at your own peril, as some data can be lost during the migration to the new software.If that happens to you, then fear not, as... >>

Uber plans safety and driver changes to avoid London ban

Uber plans safety and driver changes to avoid London ban

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Last week, regulatory body Transport for London revealed that Uber has been refused a renewed licence to operate in the UK's capital.The app-based taxi firm will not be able to pick up passengers in the city beyond the expiry of its current licence. That... >>

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

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Samsung may be stepping up efforts to produce and release its long-rumoured foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X, after appearing in a filing in its home country of South Korea. Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019 According to SamMobile,... >>

Nokia set to release two more smartphones before the year is out

Nokia set to release two more smartphones before the year is out

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Following the leak of the Nokia 2 entry-level smartphone last week, fresh rumours have surfaced online, via PhoneArena, to suggest it won't be the last Nokia handset to be released in 2017. Nokia 2 budget phone with massive battery appears in leaked image... >>

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

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Microsoft Paint is one of the wonders of the Microsoft operating system and a piece of bundled software that's been around since the very first version of Windows in 1985. More recently, news appeared to spread that Microsoft was killing off MS Paint in... >>

What is Sarahah, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Sarahah, how does it work, and where is it available?

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Kids these days.If they aren't Venmo-ing cash to their friends, they are snapping with Snapchat. Or, they're sending anonymised messages to each other with Sarahah, an app that shot to the top of app charts this past summer. Nearly 20 million people have... >>

How to use iOS 11's new Quick Start set up: It's a kind of magic

How to use iOS 11's new Quick Start set up: It's a kind of magic

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There are plenty of changes in iOS 11 to discover. So much so, we've created a large, extensive tips and tricks guide that detais all the nitty-gritty things you can do. One of the more useful changes is the Quick Start setup option. When you buy a... >>

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

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The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside the iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 at the company's event in September. The two devices succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, bringing improvements in hardware as well as a glass rear over aluminium... >>

EE supports a new 'Enhanced HD Voice' feature, starting with iPhone 8

EE supports a new 'Enhanced HD Voice' feature, starting with iPhone 8

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EE has announced it supports "the next generation of voice service".So, you've probably heard of HD Voice before. If not, it's also called Voice over LTE (VoLTE). And it is designed to enhance phone conversations so that people sound more natural and... >>

48 insanely neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

48 insanely neat photos of cables that belong in a modern art gallery

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There's a certain breed of IT worker who has a deep fetish for all things neat and tidy. The result is a server room with hundreds of cables neatly organised, cable tied and manipulated into perfect angles. Not only is the outcome aesthetically pleasing,... >>

Is HTC working on a U11 Plus phone with a nearly bezel-less screen?

Is HTC working on a U11 Plus phone with a nearly bezel-less screen?

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Google's $1.1 billion deal with HTC made a lot of headlines this past week while another bit of HTC news seemed to fall flat.HTC confirmed that it is "currently working on the next flagship phone, following the successful launch of the HTC U11 earlier... >>

Best accessories for iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Best accessories for iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out today and there is already a plethora of accessories for both smartphones. Here, we roundup all the best accessories that are available for your new iPhone from wireless chargers, battery packs, and cases to protect... >>

Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London

Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London

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Following the news that Transport for London will not renew Uber's license after 30 September, many Londoners will be wondering what other ways there are to get around the capital.There is of course the famous London Black Cab, but many customers want... >>

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

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With Transport for London's refusal to reissue a private hire licence for Uber in London, panicked customers are seeking alternatives already.Uber will continue to operate until at least Friday 13 October, when the its appeal to the licence withdrawal... >>

Netflix HDR and Dolby Vision streaming comes to iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro

Netflix HDR and Dolby Vision streaming comes to iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro

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Netflix has confirmed that Apple's latest smartphones, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X will be able to stream Netflix content in HDR and Dolby Vision. Streaming in HDR has been made possible with the introduction of iOS 11 and the hardware technology... >>

Best UK contract deals: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

Best UK contract deals: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

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We roundup the best Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X contract, upgrade and SIM free deals here.The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available today. iPhone X is due for release at a later date on October 27th. All the major UK networks... >>

What is Venmo, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Venmo, how does it work, and where is it available?

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If you're bummed that Apple Pay Cash didn't launch with iOS 11 in September, consider trying Venmo.Have you heard the phrase "Just Venmo me?" If not, you probably will soon. Venmo is a 7-year-old mobile app that lets people easily transfer money between... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK

Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK

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Asus is making a march back into the UK and Europe, setting the price of £450 against its Zenfone 4 model, launching into Europe at the company's We Love Photo event in Rome.Asus has had a marked absence from a number of smartphone markets, with the... >>

Roku might drop a new 4K HDR streaming stick and remote soon

Roku might drop a new 4K HDR streaming stick and remote soon

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Roku could be preparing a shake up to its lineup.Days after it was revealed Roku might be developing a voice-controlled smart speaker, we're now learning it will finally release a device to compete with Google's Chromecast Ultra. According to Zatz Not... >>

Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event?

Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event?

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Asus is preparing itself for a huge international launch event in Rome. It has dubbed the event "We love photo" and it has been quite clear that this is for the Zenfone 4, its latest smartphone.Asus has something of a chequered history with smartphones.... >>

Apple TV 4K: The full list of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision movies on iTunes

Apple TV 4K: The full list of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision movies on iTunes

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Apple has started to add 4K HDR movies on iTunes, with Dolby Vision where possible. Apple TV 4K will go on sale tomorrow, 22 September, but you can still order your 4K content in advance.If you open iTunes on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, PC or even... >>

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

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Autumn is around the corner, and that means autumn and winter sports are too.If you like soccer, you'll want to make sure you can watch all the popular games and matches this season. Normally, you might subscribe to a sports cable package, but if you're... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? Apple TV 4K vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? Apple TV 4K vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

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A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... >>

You can now get an Nvidia Shield TV for just £179, to directly rival Apple TV 4K

You can now get an Nvidia Shield TV for just £179, to directly rival Apple TV 4K

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With all the hoo-hah surrounding the Apple TV 4K box you'd think it was the first set-top-box to adopt 4K HDR and Dolby Vision video streaming. But it wasn't even close to being the first.Nvidia's Android-powered Shield TV box is in its second generation... >>

Bose introduces QC35 II headphones with built-in Google Assistant

Bose introduces QC35 II headphones with built-in Google Assistant

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Following a leak last week, Bose has now confirmed a second-generation pair of its QuietComfort 35 wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, now with Google Assistant built in. Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion The QC35 II... >>

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

Don't think you can buy a US cellular Apple Watch 3 on the cheap, it won't work in UK

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As soon as Apple releases anything, many in the UK quickly scour the US Apple store site to compare prices. And often, thanks to exchange rates and duties, the kit over there turns out to be less expensive, even after state tax.If you are heading to America... >>

iPhone battery tips and tricks: How to fix iOS 11 battery problems

iPhone battery tips and tricks: How to fix iOS 11 battery problems

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Apple has just released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11. Some iPhone owners have noticed that following the update, battery life has taken a considerable hit. The iPhone's battery gets complaints at the best of times, but some... >>

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

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If, like us, you downloaded iOS 11 as soon as it became available on Tuesday 19 September will most likely have noticed that same as we did a day later; battery life now sucks.As with most new Apple operating system releases, battery life seems to drain... >>

Best VPN services 2017: Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

Best VPN services 2017: Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

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VPNs, or virtual private networks, are becoming more popular as a means to keep internet browsing private and access services that may be region locked, as well as help people hide away from the more malicious parts of the internet.In normal internet... >>