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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

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There are a few tweaks in the taskbar, and many of these improvements will make working on your device much easier, as you'll no longer have to dig for anything, with much of what you need being a mouse-click away. Here's what's new in the taskbar, thanks... >>

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

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Amazon might be getting into the noise-canceling headphone biz - only its headphones are really smart. The thing about noise-canceling headphones is that they let you block out all the sound surrounding you, letting you focus on the audio coming in from... >>

New Apple TV Remote app lets you control Siri on Apple TV from iPhone

New Apple TV Remote app lets you control Siri on Apple TV from iPhone

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Apple has released a new app, called Apple TV Remote, and it sort of replaces the previous Remote app. Teased at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference last year, the new Apple TV Remote app has been available for developers since June and was released... >>

Apple iOS 10 will add new emoji - like a water gun instead of a pistol

Apple iOS 10 will add new emoji - like a water gun instead of a pistol

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Apple has announced a new feature in its upcoming iOS 10 software, and it could be considered politically correct. The Cupertino, CA-based company on Monday revealed that more than 100 new and redesign emoji characters will be available this autumn, with... >>

OnePlus 3 Soft Gold in pictures: If bling is your thing

OnePlus 3 Soft Gold in pictures: If bling is your thing

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As affordable mid-range phones go there are few better than the OnePlus 3. This £329 beauty comes with a flagship specification but without the flagship price. And now you can buy it in a Soft Gold finish instead of the standard Graphite colour - the... >>

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?

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The fallout of the EU Referendum vote continues as HTC has dramatically raised the price of its virtual reality headset, citing Brexit as the cause. The sharp drop in value of the British pound has seen prices rise for other tech devices, with OnePlus... >>

Pokemon Go update removes major features, adds warnings

Pokemon Go update removes major features, adds warnings

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Niantic pushed an update for Pokemon Go over the weekend that scraps a couple of fairly major features, but ones that didn't work properly anyway. It also adds new, sinister but understandable warnings. The footprint feature has never really worked since... >>

LG V20 is the first confirmed Android 7.0 Nougat phone, coming in September

LG V20 is the first confirmed Android 7.0 Nougat phone, coming in September

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LG has publicly confirmed its intention to announce its next flagship phone, the V20, in September. It will be the company's first device running Android 7.0 "Nougat" and follows up on the V10 with a secondary display running along the top, as well as... >>

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Windows 10 users around the world are gearing up for the launch of the first major update to Windows 10 since its launch in July 2015.  Dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it will be available to download on Tuesday 2 August around the globe and promises... >>

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

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Facebook recently announced there are more than a billion people using Messenger, so Pocket-lint thought we'd round-up some of the most interesting things you can do with the messaging app that's clearly taken over the world. However, we're not going... >>

This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

This is how much space PlayStation VR requires for you to play

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PlayStation VR is still a few months away from release, but new documentation released by Sony has finally revealed how much space its virtual-reality headset requires in order to properly work. It needs an area of about 60-square feet. Also, players... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7 Pro: Will it happen and what's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway. The latest claim isn't for one iPhone to be announced... >>

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

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Samsung latest flagship smartphones come in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which were the subject of many rumours in the run up to their official unveiling in March. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices offer a similar design... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go

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The biggest problem facing modern smartphones is battery life. If you're part of the Pokemon Go craze and you keep running out of battery, then a battery case will let you catch more Pokemon. Or you might just work long hours, make a lot of calls and... >>

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

13 secret WhatsApp tricks

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WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant. Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... >>

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

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The default phone and contact apps on Android are good, but they only get you so far. They don't allow a huge amount of customisation for example, nor do they look to support international business travellers in the way that you might need.  PixelPhone... >>

The future of sound: KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth headset delivers audio to your inner ear

The future of sound: KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth headset delivers audio to your inner ear

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Have you ever listened to music through bone conduction? It sounds like science fiction, but the legendary Beethoven (who was deaf) was known to use this method of listening by biting down on his composer’s wand, which was touching the piano as he played.... >>

Windscribe VPN: Get a lifetime of ad-free, private browsing for 91 per cent off

Windscribe VPN: Get a lifetime of ad-free, private browsing for 91 per cent off

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You’ve undoubtedly seen a range of VPNs on the market, but you’ve never seen one like this. Windscribe VPN is a desktop app and browser extension that guarantees you the safest online experience you could possibly want. Get top security and unlocked... >>

Samsung will likely unveil its Gear S3 smartwatch in September

Samsung will likely unveil its Gear S3 smartwatch in September

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Samsung is close to introducing a successor to the Gear S2. The company unveiled that smartwatch last November, but because we live in a high-tech age of annual product life cycles and never-ending consumerism, Samsung has been diligently working on yet... >>

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

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Apple has brought back a longtime Apple executive to head up its secret car plans - and apparently that includes shifting the project's focus to autonomous driving, according to a new report. Bloomberg said Bob Mansfield, who previously served as senior... >>

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

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Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade. The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of charge. If for whatever reason you don't take this opportunity to get your PC up to date, you'll have to eventually... >>

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

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One year ago, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows OS: Windows 10. Windows 7 and Window 8.1 users were able to grab the upgrade at no cost, but all that's about to change. Microsoft said it would only let users update - free of charge - for... >>

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

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Chinese companies are going after Apple hard. And not just in terms of smartphones. One day after Xiaomi announced a MacBook Air-like laptop called Mi Notebook Air, Lenovo unveiled its own Air-style, Air-branded machine. The Air 13 Pro laptop has almost... >>

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

Pokemon Go: How to find and catch rare Pokemon like Charizard, Blastoise and Alakazam

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So you've been playing Pokemon Go for a bit and want to catch a rare one, eh? You're in luck. We at Pocket-lint have played with the game ourselves and scoured the internet for the best tips and tricks out there, so everything you need to know is laid... >>

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?

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The king of budget smartphones - the Moto G - has been updated, again. There isn't just one model marking the fourth generation of the handset though, instead Lenovo-owned Motorola announced three - the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto G4 Play. The... >>