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Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 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. With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus having both now... >>

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

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Apple's latest iPhones are finally here and they are lovely. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus continue with the all metal body but they see a refinement in their designs. The company has moved the antenna strips on the rear to just the top and bottom... >>

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update is called Android Nougat, following the theme of the dessert-inspired name. Unlike previous updates, Nougat was first released to developers in March and as of 22 August, it began rolling... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see and what's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S8: What we want to see and what's the story so far?

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in March, followed by the Note 7 in August. The former two devices have received huge amounts of praise for their designs, powerful specs and great cameras. No smartphone is perfect though. There will always... >>

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know about the next Nexus

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know about the next Nexus

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Google's Nexus programme has given birth to a pure Android smartphone or two every year. The idea behind the Nexus was always to showcase Android in its purest form, away from the poking and prodding of manufacturer skins. Importantly, Nexus has always... >>

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,... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the rumoured difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google's next Nexus devices are rumoured to be coming on 4 October, only it has been claimed they will be branded as Pixel rather than Nexus.   The two handsets were originally codenamed Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish, but more recent rumours, of which... >>

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the rumoured difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google is rumoured to launch two new smartphones on 4 October that are said to be appearing in place of the 2016 Nexus devices. The two devices were originally codenamed Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish, but recent reports have suggested Pixel XL and... >>

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the rumoured difference?

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the rumoured difference?

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Google is set to launch a couple of new devices on 4 October, both of which are reported to be made by HTC and both of which will be the poster boys for Android Nougat. Traditionally they would have fallen under Nexus branding, but this year it looks... >>

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge
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Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge

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The Fitbit Charge HR was the fitness tracker to beat in 2015. It wasn't only one of the best from the company - which also makes the Surge, Blaze and Alta - but one of the best dedicated trackers with heart-rate monitoring from any manufacturer. And now... >>

GoPro Karma preview: Badass but beautifully simple drone

GoPro Karma preview: Badass but beautifully simple drone

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GoPro announced its entry into the drone market with Karma alongside its new flagship action camera the Hero 5, at its 2016 launch event. Karma has been the subject of rumours for months, but details have finally been revealed and it's pretty damn cool.... >>

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

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Apple's latest software build iOS 10 comes with plenty of great new features, one of which can be found within the overhaul of the Messages app. Messages has been totally revamped bringing a whole host of fun additions, but there is one in particular... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?

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Apple announced two new iPhones to its portfolio in early September in the form of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The two new devices join the one year-old iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, along with the smaller iPhone SE that arrived in March. There... >>

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

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch 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 2. This comes in a standard model, a Nike+ model, Hermès model and an Edition model. The new device sits alongside the Apple Watch Series 1, which is... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are now available to buy following their announcement on 7 September. The two devices were the subject of plenty of rumours in the run up to their launch, some of which were spot on, others of which will... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple announced two new iPhones at an event in September, comprising the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. In previous years, the two iPhones - the standard and the Plus - have been almost identical aside from their physical size and the inclusion... >>

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6: What's the difference?

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Apple announced the next generation of its iPhones at an event in San Francisco on 7 September. Despite some rumours suggesting otherwise, the two new handsets are being called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, following the traditional naming cycle.... >>

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

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Apple made a number of changes in iOS 10, with one of the main overhauls appearing in its Messages app. The app now offers multiple methods of inputting iMessages from handwritten notes to the Apple Watch's Digital Touch feature. Users are also able to... >>

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

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Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems. There are seven microphones within Echo, all of which feature enhanced noise... >>

Tado teams up with Amazon for voice-controlled heating in the UK

Tado teams up with Amazon for voice-controlled heating in the UK

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Smart heating company Tado has announced it is teaming up with Amazon Echo to offer voice-controlled heating to its users in the UK, Germany and Austria.  The collaboration comes after Amazon finally announced that Amazon Echo, and a refreshed Amazon... >>

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola offers both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play in the UK. The two devices can both be used with Moto Mods and they are both customisable through Moto Maker. The Moto Z starts at £499, while the Moto Z Play starts at £370, but how do they differ?... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple announced the second generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 2 in September 2016. It arrives two years after the original was announced, and 17 months after it went on sale. Along with introducing the Series 2, Apple upgraded the original model... >>

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 7 Plus?

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 7 Plus?

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There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the iPhone. So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry,... >>

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

Best smartwatches to look forward to in 2016

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To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches with some exciting announcements having already been made this year and more set to come. In 2015,... >>

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Apple has announced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with Tim Cook and chums taking to the stage in San Francisco to present Apple's latest smartphones. Following the trend of the iPhone 6, there are two new iPhones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.... >>