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iPhone SE updated with 32GB and 128GB models, same prices

iPhone SE updated with 32GB and 128GB models, same prices

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Apple has updated its popular, entry-level 4-inch iPhone with larger capacities for the same prices.The new iPhone SE models will be available from Friday 24 March priced from £379 when bought SIM-free.They look the same as the existing models - like... >>

Apple introduces new 9.7in iPad, drops the Air moniker

Apple introduces new 9.7in iPad, drops the Air moniker

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Apple has quietly introduced a new iPad model to its online store, alongside a new (Product)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new iPad, simply called iPad, replaces the Air 2 and retains the 9.7-inch screen. Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster,... >>

Turn your Android phone or iPhone into a tablet with the Superscreen

Turn your Android phone or iPhone into a tablet with the Superscreen

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Your iPhone or Android smartphone are essentially small computers with small screens. While screen sizes may be increasing in the smartphone world to just under 6-inches, they're still much smaller than their tablet counterparts.So what if you want to... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 tips and tricks: Master your new Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S7 tips and tricks: Master your new Galaxy

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the hottest smartphones of 2016, along with its Samsung Galaxy S7 edge sibling and winner of Best Smartphones in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016.The SGS7 launched on Android Marshmallow, but has updated to Android Nougat... >>

New Samsung Galaxy S8 press pic leak shows phone from all angles

New Samsung Galaxy S8 press pic leak shows phone from all angles

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the SGS8 Plus, will both be unveiled next Wednesday, 29 March. But that still gives us just over a week for a swarm of new leaks about the phones.This time it's another range of press images, showing what... >>

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. 2016's update is called Android Nougat, following the theme of dessert-inspired names.Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers with a public preview beta programme, meaning early... >>

Apple might add Snapchat-like AR features to next iPhone camera

Apple might add Snapchat-like AR features to next iPhone camera

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Apple has suggested in the past that it is exploring augmented reality, and now a new report has detailed what that might entail.Echoing previous reports, Bloomberg said Apple is working on augmented-reality glasses, but it also said Apple plans to integrate... >>

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

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Instagram began letting users stream live videos last year, but it didn't let them save broadcasts.But the app has now updated, finally allowing users to download broadcasts to their phones once they've concluded. Twitter's Periscope and even Facebook's... >>

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

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Facebook might debut new hardware as early as next month.Business Insider has reported that Building 8, a year-old unit at Facebook, is working on “at least four unannounced consumer hardware products”, and it suggested more details about these hardware... >>

Microsoft Xbox Live users can soon add custom gamerpics, plus more

Microsoft Xbox Live users can soon add custom gamerpics, plus more

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Microsoft has announced a tonne of new Xbox One-related features, including that it will soon allow participants in the Xbox Insider program to choose a custom image for their gamerpic.Previously, you were limited to an avatar or game-related snapshot.... >>

Bang and Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury brand found its success

Bang and Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury brand found its success

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If someone were to ask you to name some high-end speaker brands, chances are Bang & Olufsen would feature somewhere in that list. The Danish audio firm has become synonymous with luxury audio products that may cost a fair few quid, but deliver something... >>

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

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The US Patent & Trademark Office has recently published a series of three patents, filed by Apple that refer to "earbuds with biometric sensing". The three patents are for three different pairs of headphones: an in-ear pair with an ear hook, a conventional... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

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Samsung spared some time at the launch of its Galaxy Tab S3 to tease some details about the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. One such detail was that the new smartphones will come bundled with some in-ear headphones developed by AKG, one of the audio brands... >>

What is Bixby? Everything you need to know about Samsung's assistant

What is Bixby? Everything you need to know about Samsung's assistant

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Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's next Android flagships will sport their own voice assistant: Bixby.Samsung has confirmed that Bixby is alive and real (in virtual terms, of course) and that Bixby isn't just something that's going to be limited... >>

Bixby is Samsung's new artificial intelligence bot, makes debut on Samsung Galaxy S8

Bixby is Samsung's new artificial intelligence bot, makes debut on Samsung Galaxy S8

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Samsung has confirmed that it is launching Bixby and it will be making its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8.Samsung describes Bixby as a solution to a very modern problem, where devices are getting so complicated that users can't operate them. Bixby is... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 image leaks show multiple colours

Samsung Galaxy S8 image leaks show multiple colours

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launch date is right around the corner, next Wednesday 29 March to be exact, but that hasn't stopped rumours and leaks from flooding in before the big day.The latest refers to a number of colour finishes that the two... >>

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

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Sony has announced an entry to mid-range, large-screen smartphone that offers many of the design motifs Xperia handsets are known for but won't break the bank.The Sony Xperia L1 is a 5.5-inch handset with a HD (720p) display.It comes in black, white or... >>

Guess Connect smartwatch gets an Android Wear 2.0 refresh

Guess Connect smartwatch gets an Android Wear 2.0 refresh

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Guess has announced it will be launching an updated version of its Connect smartwatch at Baselworld 2017, which starts on 23 March.The new version will run on Android Wear 2.0 as opposed to Martian on the old model, and will use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon... >>

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

When is Android Wear 2.0 coming to my smartwatch?

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Google is getting ready to roll out Android Wear 2.0 to smartwatches, although getting exact dates on the update has been a real challenge.Google has released three major updates to Android Wear in the past two years. In Android Wear 2.0, you can expect... >>

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

Luxury Swiss watch brand Gc enters Android Wear 2.0 market with Gc Connect

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With the watch trade show Baselworld taking place in Switzerland this week, we fully expect many luxury timepiece brands to announce new smart devices; some for the first time.Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Gc is among those, with an announcement that... >>

Swatch is developing its own smartwatch platform, avoiding the lure of Android Wear

Swatch is developing its own smartwatch platform, avoiding the lure of Android Wear

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Swatch is looking to enter the smartwatch market using its own platform, the company confirmed in an interview on 16 March, choosing not to follow suit and use Google's Android Wear as a number of rivals have done.Company CEO Nick Hayek confirmed the... >>

Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good

Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good

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Remember the movie Clueless?One thing that always stuck out in that movie was Cher's automated closet and nearby computer that would show what each outfit looked like on her and allowed her to mix and match pieces. It'd be a dream come true for anybody... >>

Netflix ditches star ratings: How does the new system change things?

Netflix ditches star ratings: How does the new system change things?

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The star ratings on Netflix are going bye-bye.Starting in April, the company plans to replace stars with thumbs ups and thumbs downs. The new system got way more ratings versus the traditional star-rating system when tested among a small pool of users... >>

Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it

Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it

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Facebook's auto-playing videos in the news feed are tolerable - even enjoyable - because they're muted by default.But that's about to change.Going forward, videos will now automatically play with the sound turned on. Facebook recently announced the change... >>