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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 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 Air 2 cases: Protect your Apple tablet

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Protect 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... >>

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... >>

Microsoft Band 2 review: Function over form
3.5 stars

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... >>

5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible

5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible

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A few years ago sat-navs were a big thing. Go back another couple of years before those and you'd find physical maps in cars. Fast forward to the here and now however and you'll find apps on smartphones directing people around, more specifically in... >>

OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

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OnePlus introduced two smartphones in 2015 to deliver a now three-strong portfolio. The second "flagship killer" OnePlus 2 launched at the end July, followed by the cheaper and smaller OnePlus X at the end of October.The OnePlus X is brings with it... >>

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

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As Google unleashed Marshmallow on the Android world, it also introduced the Pixel C, a new premium tablet, designed by Google as a shining example of what Android tablets should be.With a perfect partner keyboard, the Pixel C was pitched at productivity,... >>

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

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Google announced the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in September, a pair of new Nexus handsets, the latest in the Android hardware story and debut devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.But faced with making a choice between these two devices where should you turn?... >>

Guess Connect review: Fashion with function
4.0 stars

Guess Connect review: Fashion with function

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Fashion company Guess may be better known for handbags and shoes, but it has been making watches for over 30 years. The Guess Connect is the result of its most successful design - the Guess Rigor - joining the wonderful world of smartwatches.Smartwatches... >>

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas

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Whether you are looking for the best 4K TV on the market, the best speakers to get the party started, or the best devices to make sure you are setup for streaming Christmas movies, you've come to a great place. These are the best home entertainment... >>

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse
5.0 stars

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse

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Apple introduced the world to a 5K-resolution version of the 27-inch iMac last year and, well, it was an absolutely fantastic workhorse that not only looked the part, but performed it too.For 2015, the Cupertino company has not only made the 5,120 x 2,880... >>

Give the gift of personalised presents: 5 best websites

Give the gift of personalised presents: 5 best websites

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Buying gifts for people is always tricky. Even when you think you know them really well, you run the risk of the disappointed face. That risk is perhaps slightly reduced with a personalised gift however, as even those that aren't great at hiding it when... >>

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Tag Heuer Connected vs Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Huawei Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG Watch Urbane vs Sony SmartWatch 3

Which Android Wear smartwatch is best for you? Tag Heuer Connected vs Asus ZenWatch 2 vs Huawei Watch vs Moto 360 vs LG Watch Urbane vs Sony SmartWatch 3

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Smartwatches are growing in popularity and they have come along way since the original models launched. The smartphone platform you have used to limit the smartwatch models available to you but since Android Wear added iOS compatibility, the limitations... >>

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

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Sonos offers a software feature called Trueplay that will make your existing speakers sound better. The software is designed to allow users to place their Sonos speakers wherever they like, even a cupboard, and still achieve good sound quality.Trueplay... >>

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has officially unveiled the Priv. It's the company's first handset to run on the Android platform instead of the BlackBerry OS and it has been doing the rounds for the last few weeks, as well as in the months previous, after pre-orders began.We... >>

Neato Botvac Connected review: Will Dyson get dumped?
4.5 stars

Neato Botvac Connected review: Will Dyson get dumped?

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The Neato Botvac Connected is by no means the first robot vacuum cleaner to grace us with its presence and it isn't likely to be the last, but it does offer something different to many of its competitors: Wi-Fi.The Botvac Connected, once paired to a... >>

Polar Activity Loop 2 review: Function over form
3.5 stars

Polar Activity Loop 2 review: Function over form

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Polar has been on the fitness tracking scene for a while - like 40 years - creating devices for those who take their activity monitoring a little more seriously. The runners and cyclists of this world who want plethora of stats including heart-rate monitoring... >>

Motorola Moto X Force vs Moto X Style vs Moto X Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto X Force vs Moto X Style vs Moto X Play: What's the difference?

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Motorola has very quietly announced the Moto X Force, which brings the 2015 Moto X offering to three models if you ignore the Moto X Style Pure Edition.The Moto X Force brings with it flagship specs and a slightly more expensive price than the Moto X... >>

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb
5.0 stars

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb

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Sonos is far from a new player in the multi-room speaker sector. It's been playing the game and playing it well for the last decade. However, multi-room is a very different market now to when Sonos first appeared - competition has increased significantly... >>

OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X software: 7 features you must check out on OxygenOS

OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X software: 7 features you must check out on OxygenOS

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OnePlus announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone earlier this year and it has since followed it with the new OnePlus X. The OnePlus 2 was described as the "flagship killer" for 2016 and it is available through an invite-only system... >>

OnePlus X vs Nexus 5X, One A9, Moto X Play, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

OnePlus X vs Nexus 5X, One A9, Moto X Play, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has officially announced the OnePlus X, bringing the company's smartphone portfolio to three.The new OnePlus X follows quickly on from the OnePlus 2 "flagship killer", offering OnePlus fans a smaller and more manageable handset, but how does it... >>

Samsung Galaxy View official: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy View official: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy View, taking the crown as the largest Android mobile device on the market. The Galaxy View was first mentioned during consumer electronics show IFA when Samsung used its conference to tease a few images of a... >>

Motorola Moto 360 (2015) review: Pretty but still not perfect
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 (2015) review: Pretty but still not perfect

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The original Moto 360 smartwatch was the poster boy for Android Wear. It was the first round-faced watch to run Google's operating system, making it instantly more appealing than the rectangular alternatives. Sadly, the black-out bar at the bottom of... >>

HTC One A9 vs Apple iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

HTC One A9 vs Apple iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

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HTC has officially added the One A9 to its smartphone line up. The device offers a very premium looking build, which is similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.The One A9 isn't flagship in terms of specs but the design suggests otherwise. It's like the... >>

HTC One A9 vs Nexus 5X, Moto X Play, OnePlus 2, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

HTC One A9 vs Nexus 5X, Moto X Play, OnePlus 2, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?

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HTC has officially announced the much-rumoured One A9 smartphone. It comes with a lovely premium build and some good specs, even if they don't quite hit flagship territory.We have put HTC's new device up against a few of the other mid-range Android smartphones... >>

Check out the stunning Electrolux Design Lab finalists, they could improve your family life

Check out the stunning Electrolux Design Lab finalists, they could improve your family life

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Electrolux holds a global competition called Design Lab every year, which sees design students from all over the world come up with some weird and wonderful, time-relevant concepts for future homes.The competition presents what you could see in a smarthome... >>

Withings Aura Total Sleep System review: Dreams can come true
4.0 stars

Withings Aura Total Sleep System review: Dreams can come true

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Tracking sleep is always something we have been a little sceptical about. Firstly, it's almost impossible to determine how accurate a device is at monitoring your sleep - it's not like being in a lab under observation. Secondly, if you've had a bad night's... >>

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained

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Siri is Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant and she, or he, has been around for a few years now. The assistant first appeared on the iPhone 4S and it was described by Apple as the best thing on the iPhone during the launch presentation. Twice.It's... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus vs Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: What's the difference between the flagships?

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus vs Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P: What's the difference between the flagships?

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It's been a busy few weeks for flagship phones across all platforms - iOS, Android and Windows. Apple announced the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus first, followed closely by Google and the Nexus 5X and 6S devices. Microsoft then completed the flagship platform... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL vs Lumia 930: What's the difference?

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL vs Lumia 930: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has finally announced the heavily rumoured Windows 10 flagships - the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL, succeeding the Lumia 930.The 950 and the 950 XL are very similar when it comes to design and specs, differing in just a few areas such as battery... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL: What's the difference?

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has announced a number of devices during its 6 October event, including the heavily rumoured Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, lower-spec Lumia 550 and the new Surface Pro 4.The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have been speculated upon for... >>

LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference?

LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference?

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LG has announced a new Android superphone going by the name of V10. It is the first of a new line of "V" smartphones, which will set a focus on premium specs and materials.The LG V10 has some interesting features up its sleeve including two displays,... >>

Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference?

Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference?

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Google has announced its new Nexus smartphones, introducing the world to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.The two devices were heavily rumoured in the run up to their unveiling, leaving little to the imagination. We have compared the Nexus 5X to what we consider... >>

Nexus 5X vs Galaxy S6, Xperia Z5, OnePlus 2, Moto G and Moto X Play: What's the difference?

Nexus 5X vs Galaxy S6, Xperia Z5, OnePlus 2, Moto G and Moto X Play: What's the difference?

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Google has announced the much-anticipated Nexus 5X following months of rumours. The new device was unveiled during an event in San Francisco, stepping in to replace the 2-year-old Nexus 5.You can read about how the Nexus 5X compares to the Nexus 5 here,... >>

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5: What's the difference?

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5: What's the difference?

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Google has finally announced the new Nexus handsets following months and months of speculation. The Nexus 5X is set to replace the two-year old Nexus 5, while the Nexus 6P will stand in for the Nexus 6 and we have compared the two devices against... >>

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference?

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference?

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Google has announced two Nexus devices, with a replacement for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 unveiled at an event in San Francisco.The two devices have been heavily leaked over the last couple of months, so there was little left to the imagination but... >>

Apple OS X El Capitan almost ready for download: 10 new features to try

Apple OS X El Capitan almost ready for download: 10 new features to try

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Apple's next operating system, OS X El Capitan, will be available as a free upgrade to its Mac users on the 30 September, and follows on from  the Yosemite release launched last year.OS X El Capitan brings with it several new features, all of which... >>

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

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Sonos has announced a completely redesigned and refreshed Play:5 multi-room speaker, along with a new software feature called Trueplay that will allow you to custom-tune your existing Sonos speakers.  The new Play:5 presents a new direction for the company... >>