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Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

Best dieting apps: 9 apps to help you lose weight

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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... >>

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

Best Android Wear smartwatch: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

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Android Wear launched in 2014 with three hero smartwatches - the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. These three watches are now pretty much obsolete, taken over by fancier models that are far more appealing, far better looking... >>

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

New Year, new you: 7 tech resolutions for 2016

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The clock has struck and another year has begun. You have probably made all sorts of resolutions - quit smoking, drink less, go out more, spend less, etc. While some of those are more manageable than others, we have rounded up seven tech resolutions... >>

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016

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New year, new you. Make of that what you will, but if it is getting fit with the help of your trusty smartphone then you've come to the right place. We have rounded up some of the best fitness apps out there, some free and some paid, to help you get moving... >>

Siri vs Cortana: Which is the funniest assistant?

Siri vs Cortana: Which is the funniest assistant?

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You might have heard of Siri and Cortana. They are the lovely personal assistants from Apple and Microsoft, both looking to help their users out whenever they are in need. They aren't just helpful though - they are pretty funny too, depending on what... >>

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

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Sonos has a mission to fill every home with music, as well as to give you the ultimate home music experience. To do this, you not only need to have great speakers, but you also have to have the best possible set-up for them with the best possible objects... >>

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: Make your Apple device last longer

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There are numerous cases available to help protect your Apple iPhone 6S from the official options to ones that are a little more exciting. We have rounded up some of our favourites in our best iPhone 6S cases feature. This feature however, is all about... >>

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

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The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000. Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... >>

How to create a photo collage: Six best apps

How to create a photo collage: Six best apps

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It wasn't until quite recently that Instagram made it much easier to create a photo collage of several images in one. It's now possible to upload one image that combines up to 10 photos in one directly through the Layout app, which is accessible through... >>

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

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Apple's iPad mini is available in two models - the iPad mini 2 and the newest iPad mini 4 that was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 in September. The iPad mini 2 is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet with prices starting... >>

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Treat your Apple tablet

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Treat your Apple tablet

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Apple offers five iPad options with display sizes ranging from 7.9-inches in the mini models to a huge 12.9-inches in the largest iPad Pro. The portfolio starts with the iPad mini 2 and it includes the newer iPad mini 4 followed by the iPad Air 2, the... >>

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

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Christmas tends to be a time of pretty lights and low-lit rooms to take full advantage of those lights, which in turn results in images full of random shadows and colours. To help you out, we have compiled a few tips to give you better photo results when... >>

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun

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You wait 364 days for Christmas Day to come round for it to all be over in 24 hours. Countless days of shopping, hours of cooking, more food and drink than is normal for four people to consume let alone one, and then bang, it's Boxing Day and you're... >>

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

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Christmas can involve months of preparation, from the endless weeks of shopping for gifts, to the pre-ordering of the turkey and stocking up the fridge. The dinner itself can be a mammoth task and although every extra helping hand is useful, there can... >>

Best gadgets 2015: Phones, cameras, games and more, here is the best of the year

Best gadgets 2015: Phones, cameras, games and more, here is the best of the year

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Wow, we've seen a lot of gadgets and games this year, whether that's virtual reality headsets, smartphones, tablets, cameras or simply updates on previously seen greats. And there have been plenty of amazing devices among that lot. The year saw the launch... >>

Microsoft Band 2 review: Function over form
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Microsoft Band 2 review: Function over form

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Microsoft introduced the original Band in October 2014, bringing a device that combined an array of fitness tracking features with a few smartwatch-like functions. Despite being great in terms of functionality, it was heavily criticised for its rigid... >>

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

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Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015. Smart heating and lighting... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

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This year has seen some amazing gadgets and devices make their way through the Pocket-lint offices, from the new Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV with 4K capability to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPad mini 4. Whether you are looking for the... >>

What's Android Wear really like on iPhone?

What's Android Wear really like on iPhone?

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Smartwatches are now a thing. It doesn't matter if you love them or hate them, think they are great or entirely pointless, there are new models launching every month and this is only set to continue. It wasn't all that long ago that options were more... >>

Nodus Access Case 2 and Shell Case: When simplicity equals greatness

Nodus Access Case 2 and Shell Case: When simplicity equals greatness

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Smartphone cases are funny things. A little like Marmite you could say. You either love the idea of protecting your device and making it different from everyone else, or you hate the fact that you essentially have no choice but to put a case on to protect... >>

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Samsung S6 edge Plus: Which is better?

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Samsung S6 edge Plus: Which is better?

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At the top of Sony's Xperia Z5 family is the Z5 Premium. It steals headlines with its 4K display, putting itself forward as part of the new breed, the next generation of super smartphones. It runs headlong into the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung's big-screened... >>

OnePlus 2 Mini: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 2 Mini: What's the story so far?

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OnePlus is either really busy at the moment, or all the rumours pointing towards new smartphones from the Chinese company carry no truth whatsoever. There is not only speculation surrounding the next "flagship killer" from OnePlus, which will presumably... >>

Christmas shopping: Best apps to help you find the perfect gift

Christmas shopping: Best apps to help you find the perfect gift

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Some enjoy the hustle and bustle of the high street as Christmas approaches, while others of us will be turning to our mobile devices to help us find the perfect gift for loved ones this festive season. Last year, mobile commerce firm Weve claimed 88... >>

Apps to help get you home during the party season

Apps to help get you home during the party season

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It's December and with December comes late nights and lots of parties, whether it is meeting friends to swap presents, or Christmas lunches that go on a little later than you intended. Unfortunately trains don't exactly win a gold medal for being great... >>

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

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There are some amazing devices out there for keeping you entertained when you're out and about. Whether you want to work on the go, catch up on your favourite TV show or play a game on your commute every morning, you've come to the right place. We've... >>