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How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

How to get your free Windows 10 upgrade

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Microsoft has started to roll out Windows 10 to PCs today. It will be available on new laptops, desktops and tablets, but also as a free upgrade for a year for any devices currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. That means, from today you will... >>

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Nokia Ozo? Here’s everything you need to know

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Nokia is alive and well after selling its mobile business to Microsoft. It is now almost ready to fully reveal a new product called Ozo. But what is Ozo? At the moment all Nokia is giving away is a launch webpage with a countdown timer, some glimpses... >>

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

9 things about Windows 10 you didn’t know already

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Windows 10 is available to download from today - although, thanks to a staggered rollout, you might have to wait a few days to get it. But while you wait you might want to know about some of the lesser known abilities it will bring to your PC. When you... >>

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

You can now use 'OK Google' to WhatsApp message your friends by voice

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If you use the Google app on Android to text someone, you'll be glad to know the app just got an update that now lets you do the same thing with popular messaging apps like Whatsapp. Just say something like “OK Google, send a Whatsapp message to Taylor."... >>

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 is finally about to roll out to the public, 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 are thinking... >>

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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It's been a big week for smartphones. Motorola has just unveiled its latest Moto X, called the Moto X Play, and OnePlus finally showed off the successor to its immensely-popular OnePlus One flagship. Both devices run Android (well, the OnePlus 2 has Lollipop-based... >>

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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Motorola has been busy - launching not one but three new smartphones at an event in London and New York. It has introduced a new contender to its budget Moto G range, as well as two additions to the Moto X line. Both the Moto G and the Moto X were originally... >>

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

9 things you can do with Microsoft Edge you couldn’t with Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's new browser, Edge, is finally here and ready to make you forget all about Internet Explorer. Even at first glance, Edge seems like a vast improvement over its predecessor: fast browsing, minimal pop­ups (thanks to a built-in pop­up blocker),... >>

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

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Motorola introduced the first Moto G back in 2013 and it was a delightful device, delivering impressive specs for a low price and consequently causing upheaval in the budget handset world. Since that 4.5-inch original (2013, first-gen), we have seen a... >>

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)

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Motorola has launched a second variant of the Moto X Style smartphone in this third generation, the Moto X Play. The Moto X Play is an affordable variant of the Moto X Style that is designed to offer high-end specs for an affordable price. The Moto X... >>

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

10 new features you’ll love in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is now available and the final build is jam packed with a whole range of new and different features that you'll be sure to love. From today, 29 July, you will be able to download the operating system and these are the 10 main things we... >>

Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference?

Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced three new devices at a launch event in London, including two new additions to the Moto X flagship range. The Moto X line was originally introduced in 2013 and it has seen annual updates since, making this the third generation of... >>

Motorola Moto X Style: All the power without the hefty price (hands-on)

Motorola Moto X Style: All the power without the hefty price (hands-on)

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Motorola has revealed its third-generation Moto X smartphone to much excitement. And it's got a new name, the Moto X Style. The latest Moto X Style takes the specs to a new level that should appeal to even more people, while remaining affordable. But... >>

Motorola Moto G 2015 (third-gen) hands-on: A beautiful device, for a beautiful price

Motorola Moto G 2015 (third-gen) hands-on: A beautiful device, for a beautiful price

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Motorola has updated its budget smartphone range - the Moto G - just three months after the last addition to the line. The Moto G originally launched in November 2013, shaking up the sub £150 smartphone market entirely. This little number was an amazing... >>

Cortana in Windows 10: Here's how it works and why it could change PCs forever

Cortana in Windows 10: Here's how it works and why it could change PCs forever

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Windows 10 is available from today, 29 July, and PCs worldwide will start to get the update with the eventual roll out expected to reach everybody in the next week. That means your existing Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 laptop, desktop or tablet device will soon... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing to envy. We've rounded up the best smartphones... >>

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

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Motorola has updated its Moto G smartphone with a new model for 2015. The new Moto G will sport a 5-inch display, be waterproof, promise an all-day battery, and comes with a 13 megapixel camera. Refreshed alongside two new variants of the Moto X, the... >>

Motorola Moto X Play: Big features, affordable £299 price tag

Motorola Moto X Play: Big features, affordable £299 price tag

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Motorola has unveiled not one but two Moto X 2015 smartphones, with the Moto X Play the more affordable model than the also-announced Moto X Style. It's a bit like having twins when you were just expecting the one. The Moto X Play fuses together a 5.5-inch... >>

Moto X Style is the fun and friendly surprise phone from Motorola

Moto X Style is the fun and friendly surprise phone from Motorola

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While Motorola was heavily expected to announce replacements for its Moto X and Moto G handsets, few expected a third device to be unveiled at the company's press event in Sao Paulo. The Moto X Style is a fun and friendly smartphone with several high-end... >>

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

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Amazon has finally brought its own streaming music service to the UK to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Deezer directly. Amazon Prime Music has been available to Prime members in the US for quite a while, but now Brits can get a piece... >>

Watch Motorola live stream for Moto X 2015 unveil right here

Watch Motorola live stream for Moto X 2015 unveil right here

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Motorola's big event has arrived, running in unision at sites across London and New York from the Sao Paulo live presentation. It's all setup as the big reveal of the latest Motorola Moto X flagship smartphone, along with some anticipated Moto Maker personalisation... >>

Top 32 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 32 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

HSBC comes to Apple Pay in the UK, better late than never

HSBC comes to Apple Pay in the UK, better late than never

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HSBC has joined the ranks of UK banks taking part in Apple Pay. Initially HSBC wasn't appearing as a partner of Apple when Apple Pay launched in the UK. Following a lot of bad reactions on Twitter the bank has now announced it will be available on Apple... >>

Mission Impossible: How IMAX built a pop-up cinema from scratch for Rogue Nation premiere

Mission Impossible: How IMAX built a pop-up cinema from scratch for Rogue Nation premiere

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When Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures wanted to host the world premiere of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in the Vienna State Opera house they didn't stop to think about whether it was a suitable venue for showing a film. It looks incredible and... >>

4K Sky TV should arrive in the smart SkyQ box: Here’s what you need to know

4K Sky TV should arrive in the smart SkyQ box: Here’s what you need to know

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Sky appears to be working overtime to get its new SkyQ box released to bring 4K UHD broadcast TV to everyone. At the moment anyone who has splashed out on a 4K television is limited when it comes to content. There's Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video... >>