Archive for Britta O'Boyle

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

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Apple's latest smartphones - the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus - are available all around the world and you can pick up either from multiple retailers. Not much changed in terms of design compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, if you ignore the... >>

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker. You can read all out how... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core. The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other? Read... >>

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

Harmony of the Seas: 17 amazing reasons to go on the world's largest cruise ship

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Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas isn't just another cruise ship, it's the largest cruise ship in the world. It isn't all about size though, despite being a whopping 361-metres long, 66.4-metres wide and 227,000 tonnes in weight, it also has to be... >>

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7: What's the story so far?

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The Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in September 2015 and they have since been followed by the smaller iPhone SE, which replaces the iPhone 5S. Rumours started circulating around the Cupertino company's next bigger smartphones - likely to be called... >>

OnePlus 3: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 3: What's the story so far?

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OnePlus grabbed headlines when it launched its first smartphone in 2014 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the OnePlus One delivered flagship specs for significantly less cash than the devices it was pitched against. Secondly, the Chinese company made... >>

Motorola Moto X (2016): What's the story so far?

Motorola Moto X (2016): What's the story so far?

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Motorola announced a flurry of new smartphones in 2015, including the fifth generation of Moto G and three models of the Moto X. Yes, not one but three, plus a special edition. The Moto X Play and the Moto X Style graced us with their presence at the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 6: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 6: What's the story so far?

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Samsung has already announced two flagship smartphones this year but chances are that won't be the last we hear from the company and its smartphone arm before 2016 is out. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both debuted at Mobile World Congress in March,... >>

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

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Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future. Android Instant Apps will allow users... >>

When is Android 7.0 N coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.0 N coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update is currently known as Android N, although it will eventually get a dessert-inspired name. We don't currently know what Android N's final name will be, but Google is letting Joe Public... >>

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2: What's the rumoured difference?

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2: What's the rumoured difference?

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The OnePlus 3 has been the subject of rumours for several months now, since the end of 2015 in fact. The OnePlus 2 launched in July 2015 but speculation suggests we might see the OnePlus 3 arrive a little earlier. With that in mind, here are the rumoured... >>

Best fitness trackers 2016: The best activity bands to buy today

Best fitness trackers 2016: The best activity bands to buy today

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The wearables market has really taken off over the past couple of years bringing with it a plethora of devices from smartwatches and heart rate measuring headphones to sports watches and activity trackers. There is such a breadth of choice out there,... >>

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?

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Sony Mobile churns out smartphones like they are going out of fashion. There are currently four devices available to buy across its M range and Z range, but the company has another four within the new X range, three of which will launch in the summer.... >>

Android Pay launches in UK: Here's how to get set up

Android Pay launches in UK: Here's how to get set up

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Android Pay has finally arrived in the UK, following its launch in the US last year. The service allows anyone with a compatible bank and an NFC-enabled Android device running KitKat 4.4 or above to pay for items using their phone anywhere that contactless... >>

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G3: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G3: What's the difference?

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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 two - the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. The Moto G has come... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

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It might come as a surprise to Sony Mobile fans, but the company's next flagship isn't going to be called the Xperia Z6. Sony announced a new range of smartphones at MWC 2016 called the X Series, as well as confirming in a statement that the "Z line... >>

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery
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Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery

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Misfit has long understood that an activity tracker doesn't have to look like a wrist-worn rubber band. With some of its products worn in a trainer or sock, plus a partnership with Swarovski, there are a multitude of options on its roster. But if giant... >>

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?

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Apple announced the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September 2015, but despite being an S year, the company claimed it "changed everything about the new iPhones". The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus succeed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, although the two... >>

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

13 iPhone battery tips and tricks

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Smartphones are great dates: they look good and they are patient with you while you take photos, reply to emails, browse the internet and respond to messages. The flaw almost all of them have however, is they don't have the stamina to last all day and... >>

Apple iPhone 6S 3D Touch tips and tricks

Apple iPhone 6S 3D Touch tips and tricks

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology was announced in September 2015 on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, going by the name 3D Touch. Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the latest iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

How to wipe an iPhone and transfer your content to a new iPhone

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So you've bought a new iPhone and you need to move everything from your old iPhone to your new one? No problem. Luckily moving from iPhone to iPhone is a piece of cake but we have detailed a step-by-step guide to help you make the process as smooth as... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, new Play:5 or Playbar

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, new Play:5 or Playbar

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The multi-room speaker market has really picked up over the last couple of years. The options are plentiful to say the least with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you... >>

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

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Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced a desktop app, offering yet another way to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with all your WhatsApp messages throughout the day. The desktop app works in exactly the same way as WhatsApp web,... >>

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

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As of the end of last month, April, roaming fees across Europe have dropped dramatically thanks to an EU directive. In addition, the European Commission will scrap roaming data charges in its 28 member countries entirely from June 2017. Until then though,... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 / Gear IconX: What's the story so far?

Samsung Gear Fit 2 / Gear IconX: What's the story so far?

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The original Samsung Gear Fit launched in 2014 and at the time, it was a lovely device with a good design, beautiful display in the right conditions and a simple and fluid interface. Take a look at the Gear Fit two years on however, and you'll probably... >>