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Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

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Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system in order... >>

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

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We covered recently how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order to pay tribute to the great bit of kit that's been around for decades, we've been on the hunt for the... >>

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

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Apple will be launching the full version of iOS 11 from 6pm BST today, 19 September, but will your phone or tablet be able to run it?Well, if you have an iPhone from the iPhone 5s and above you should be okay. In addition, you should be covered if you... >>

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What’s the story on Vive Focus so far?

HTC Vive standalone Daydream headset: What’s the story on Vive Focus so far?

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Google and HTC are making a standalone VR headset together based on the Daydream platform.Google's already made a prototype of the headset, while HTC is readying the consumer version that should be available by the end of the year. In an essay on Medium,... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 longlist announced: See the best products that made the cut

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 longlist announced: See the best products that made the cut

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Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months.The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is now in its 13th year and we're now ready to reveal the products that have caught our eye so much they... >>

Nest Thermostat E vs Nest Thermostat 3.0: What's the difference?

Nest Thermostat E vs Nest Thermostat 3.0: What's the difference?

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Nest announced a new, cheaper version of its learning thermostat at the end of August, designed to be more accessible thanks to its $169 price point.The big question is how does Nest Thermostat E compared to the more expensive, $249 Nest Thermostat... >>

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

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Amazon's Fire tablets continue to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, and with the choices of Android tablets reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with three... >>

Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag

Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag

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Amazon has been enjoying a run of updates on its popular Fire tablets and the next in line is the big one: the Fire HD 10.With a 10.1-inch offering a 1920 x 1200 (Full HD) resolution, this is a tablet that's built around entertainment. Don't confuse... >>

Google app code all but confirms squeezable sides for Pixel 2

Google app code all but confirms squeezable sides for Pixel 2

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Further information regarding the Google Pixel 2's squeezable sides have emerged thanks to 9to5Google. The tech site has carried out an APK breakdown of the latest beta version of the Google app and found some lines of code that refer to Active Edge.... >>

Q Acoustics M2 soundbase delivers room-filling sound at an affordable price

Q Acoustics M2 soundbase delivers room-filling sound at an affordable price

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British audio company Q Acoustics has announced its latest home entertainment product, the M2 soundbase, which is designed to deliver a big sound at a small price.Getting decent sound in your living room or bedroom when watching movies or listening to... >>

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

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Warfare has always lead to the biggest leaps forward in technology, which each Country constantly striving to have the most advanced and capable armaments to protect their interests at home and abroad. Seemingly drawing inspiration from science-fiction,... >>

5 things to look out for when buying a refurbished phone

5 things to look out for when buying a refurbished phone

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So you want a new mobile phone, but you've decided you want a refurbished phone instead. After all, it's less expensive and, assuming it comes from a reputable source it offers a lot of benefits, such as being checked over for any blemishes, tested, cleaned... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only hit shelves a few months ago but that doesn't stop speculation for their successors. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating... >>

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

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With a 16 October launch planned, we've heard plenty about the Huawei Mate 10 recently and are bound to hear much more on the build up.You're unlikely to see a better leaked picture, however, than the press image posted on twitter by @evleaks - himself... >>

You can now disable the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

You can now disable the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

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Samsung has released an update for the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8, that will let users change the function of the side-mounted Bixby button. What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained Up until recently, when Bixby Voice was finally rolled out... >>

Huawei G10 with front and rear dual-lens cameras destined for China

Huawei G10 with front and rear dual-lens cameras destined for China

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Huawei is set to unveil the Mate 10 flagship on 16 October at an event in Munich, but it now seems that's not the only phone the smartphone manufacturer has for 2017. Photos of a G10 smartphone have appeared online via PhoneArena, which also claims the... >>

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

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Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a follow-up augmented reality mobile game and is planning to incorporate audio cues. That means you won't always have to have your phone extended in front of you constantly as you play.Niantic's chief technical... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be a slow-mo superstar with 1,000fps camera

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be a slow-mo superstar with 1,000fps camera

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Rumours surrounding Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, are already churning away. The latest refers to the camera, which according to a report from Korean publication ET News, could feature a 1,000fps image sensor, capable of shooting... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most advanced phone that Samsung has ever made. Not only does it offer all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices, but it debuts the dual camera as well as enhancing the S Pen.For some, the Note 7's early withdrawal... >>

Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch

Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch

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The Apple Watch is already on its third generation.App developers and accessory manufacturers alike have had three to get their hands on Apple Watch, so that means they've had time to scratch their heads and dream up something disruptive that'll add value... >>

What is Apple Pay Cash and how does it work?

What is Apple Pay Cash and how does it work?

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Apple will soon roll out an iOS 11 feature, called Apple Pay Cash, that makes it easier for you to send money or receive money from friends.Apple Pay Cash is technically part of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system, but it lives in Apple's iMessage... >>

Microsoft will show where mixed reality is headed at 3 October event

Microsoft will show where mixed reality is headed at 3 October event

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Microsoft is going all in on "mixed reality", as evident by an event it plans to hold for the technology.The Redmond, Washington-based company has invited the media to a Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco on 3 October, and it promises to discuss... >>

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

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Like Samsung and LG, Huawei also releases more than one flagship smartphone a year. Samsung's comes in the form of the Note series, LG's in the form of the V series and Huawei's in the form of the Mate series.The Mate 10 is therefore the next device... >>

Huawei teases Mate 10's facial recognition features with subtle dig at Apple

Huawei teases Mate 10's facial recognition features with subtle dig at Apple

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Huawei is set to unveil the Mate 10 flagship at an event in Munich on 16 October. The company has kept tight-lipped as to what features and specs it will come with, and rumours in general have been relatively thin on the ground. Huawei Mate 10: What's... >>

How to pre-order the iPhone 8, 8 Plus

How to pre-order the iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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Apple have announced the newest addition to the iPhone family in the forms of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It is now available to pre-order, and you can expect to be able to buy the handset in store from 22 September. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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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.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

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Hackers have found a full game lurking in the code of the Nintendo Switch.Flog - an emulated version of NES classic Golf (hence the backwards name) - has been found in am area of the Switch's system software dedicated, they think, to emulation. It suggests... >>

Nikon confirms it's working on a full-frame mirrorless camera

Nikon confirms it's working on a full-frame mirrorless camera

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Nikon's Research & Development Manager Tetsuro Goto has confirmed the company is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera that will be a truly professional product compared to cameras from its rivals. Best DSLR cameras 2017: The best interchangeable... >>

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

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In a series of photographs called "Flatland", Turkish artist and photo manipulator Aydın Büyüktaş uses a collection of aerial photographs to create these images which give a new perspective to the world. Aydın Büyüktaş says that he got the... >>

Parrot Bebop 2 Power adds advanced manoeuvres and battery boost to make your aerial footage so much better

Parrot Bebop 2 Power adds advanced manoeuvres and battery boost to make your aerial footage so much better

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Parrot has taken its Bebop 2 drone and made it even better with the latest version of this quadcopter, boosting the battery and making a sweeping selection of software changes.The Bebop 2 Power is designed to make the experience of capturing unique video... >>

Apple Face ID works with sunglasses, can be disabled by gripping sides of iPhone X

Apple Face ID works with sunglasses, can be disabled by gripping sides of iPhone X

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Apple announced new details about how Face ID works... via an email.The iPhone X's exclusive facial-recognition feature will work with most sunglasses, according to Apple's software engineering chief, Craig Federighi, who has replied to an email from... >>

Essential is making a high-end audio jack accessory for its PH-1 phone

Essential is making a high-end audio jack accessory for its PH-1 phone

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Essential is developing more modules for its phone.The company has confirmed it is actively developing a high-end audio accessory to support a 3.5mm jack -- something it didn't include on the Essential Phone at launch. The Essential team revealed the... >>

iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds: 98 of the best we've found

iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds: 98 of the best we've found

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One of the most difficult parts about owning a new iPhone is picking out an equally new wallpaper.It has to be crisp, beautiful, breath-taking, inspiring, bold, rich, and preferably all of the above. Thankfully, the internet is chock-full of free-to-download... >>

Best UK contract deals: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Best UK contract deals: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 8, its most powerful and advanced smartphone yet, bringing even more functionality to the S Pen and introducing dual cameras on the rear, to make your photography even better.The new phone will give you a 6.3-inch... >>

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

25 of the most incredibly futuristic electric cars from the last few years

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Concept cars are incredible, especially if and when they eventually become reality. Of course, a lot of them don't and perhaps some are nothing more than a pipe dream or a manufacturer showing that they're not just stuck in their ways and can think "outside... >>

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

Best US 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, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is now available for pre-order and will be available to buy on September 22nd. The iPhone X is due for release... >>

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

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Apple announced the fourth generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 3 in September 2017, three years after the original was announced.The new model replaces the now discontinued Series 2, which was announced in September 2016, the... >>

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

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We all know the power of Photoshop, you'll regularly see the results of its use on magazine covers and in advertising campaigns. But it's much more than just a tool for touching up and beautifying images, it's also a powerful piece of software for creating... >>

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... >>

Bose's next headphones might come with a Google Assistant button

Bose's next headphones might come with a Google Assistant button

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Bose might be Google's next partner.A couple weeks ago, Google announced it partnered with manufacturers, including Panasonic and LG, with the purpose of integrating its Google Assistant AI into their speakers and appliances. Now, we think Bose will be... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... >>

GoPro Hero 6 action camera pictured in leaked retail box with key specs

GoPro Hero 6 action camera pictured in leaked retail box with key specs

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Want to see what GoPro's next camera looks like?In February of earlier this year, action-camera maker GoPro had confirmed that it planned to release a Hero 6 camera by the end of 2017. It is now September, so that means we should see the company announce... >>

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

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Snapchat's latest update completely changes how you use Bitmoji.Last year, Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Snapchat is now leveraging that acquisition in away that reminds us of Pokemon Go. In that AR-based game, you can look through... >>

Nokia 2 budget phone with massive battery appears in leaked image

Nokia 2 budget phone with massive battery appears in leaked image

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HMD Global might release its fifth Nokia-branded phone this year.The device - dubbed the Nokia 2 - is expected to be a budget smartphone that packs a huge 4000,mAh battery, and we know this thanks to a listing on the US FCC site. Nokia 2 also recently... >>

Parrot Mambo FPV brings first person thrills to minidrone racing

Parrot Mambo FPV brings first person thrills to minidrone racing

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When the Parrot Mambo launched in 2016 it did so as a modular beastie. Adding to the appeal is a new camera module and all bundled up into a new package - the Mambo FPV.FPV of course means first person view with the addition of a camera meaning that you... >>

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

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Limited edition and custom controllers have been hugely successful for all the current games consoles, with multiple colours and designs available from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo alike.However, only one of those also allows you to design your own,... >>

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Series 2 vs Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Series 2 vs Series 1 vs Apple Watch (2015): What's the difference?

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Apple announced a new smartwatch at the beginning of September in the form of the Apple Watch Series 3, available in GPS only or GPS and Cellular models. The new smartwatch sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is essentially the same as the... >>

Google will unveil next Pixel on 4 October, says we should 'ask more'

Google will unveil next Pixel on 4 October, says we should 'ask more'

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Google doesn't want you to think about iPhone X anymore.The company has launched a website that suggests we "ask more" and teases, "thinking about changing phones?", followed by an announcement that tells us to "stay tuned for more on 4 October". Google... >>

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

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After its last limited time offer was a great success, Amazon has once again discounted the price of Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled speaker to just £99.99 - that's a mighty £50 off the usual £149.99 cover price.You can snap one up for a staggering £99.99... >>

Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device

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Apple's iPhone X features a lovely design made up of a surgical-grade stainless steel frame coupled with a glass rear and an all-screen glass front. It's the kind of finish you really don't want to cover up with a case but you know if you don't, it's... >>