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Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

Wi-Fi Calling: What is it and which devices support it?

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Wi-Fi Calling seems to be the new "in" tech-thing of the moment. Apple recently rolled out a software update that expanded support for the feature to Sprint in the US and EE in the UK, and now everybody is talking about what it is, how it works, and how... >>

Why Avengers: Infinity War will be the best IMAX release ever

Why Avengers: Infinity War will be the best IMAX release ever

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Although Age of Ultron just released in cinemas, Marvel isn't slowing down. It is currently trying to get us pumped to see the next Avengers by announcing part one and two will be shot using IMAX and Arri's 2D digital camera. Avengers: Infinity War is... >>

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

Sharp adds Roku to smart TVs: Here are 3 other TVs with built-in Roku

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Roku has announced it added a new smart TV partner: Sharp. Most people know they can access Roku's streaming service through its lineup of set-top boxes and a media streaming stick, but often times, people don't know they could've just bought a smart... >>

Apple TV tips and tricks

Apple TV tips and tricks

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Apple TV is as simple as it gets. It's a little black box with rounded corners that connects to your HDTV and the internet in order to serve up television programming and other video and audio content from Apple's own apps and third-party services, such... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge likely to get RAW photo support and more with Android 5.1.1

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge likely to get RAW photo support and more with Android 5.1.1

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Samsung is about to give its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge flagships a major camera app update, it's claimed. According to both SlashGear and SamMobile, an Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy edge is coming and should include new photo tricks, such... >>

EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar

EU court thinks you'll confuse Skype with Sky, rules name and logo are too similar

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Skype and Sky. Do you know the difference between the two? An EU court apparently didn't see a clear distinction and has ruled that Microsoft’s Skype logo and name are a lot like broadcaster Sky's logo and name, and due to the similarity, the public... >>

Disney Infinity 3.0 with Star Wars characters to launch this autumn, watch trailer here

Disney Infinity 3.0 with Star Wars characters to launch this autumn, watch trailer here

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Disney has confirmed Star Wars will come to Disney Infinity, meaning characters from the space opera will be featured alongside other characters from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel in the latest installment of Disney's video game franchise. A leak from last... >>

Microsoft launches public preview of Office 2016 desktop apps for Windows

Microsoft launches public preview of Office 2016 desktop apps for Windows

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Office 2016 is now available as a preview for all Windows users to try. Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity apps from Microsoft, a company that has a new CEO and is working on the next version of Windows, all while promising it has a "mobile-first,... >>

Steam has a serious rival in GOG Galaxy, sign up now

Steam has a serious rival in GOG Galaxy, sign up now

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GOG Galaxy is now available for anyone to try. GOG, formerly called Good Old Games, is a DRM-free digital platform and distribution service for PC games. It's known for selling older titles, though with the new GOG Galaxy storefront and software delivery... >>

GE to make HomeKit-enabled LED lights that change colours and help you sleep

GE to make HomeKit-enabled LED lights that change colours and help you sleep

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GE has announced it will create smart lighting with support for Apple's HomeKit. The company wants to develop colour-changing LED lightbulbs that'll also include GE's Align technology, which is designed to improve sleep patterns by controlling blue light... >>

Samsung Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge expected to launch soon

Samsung Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge expected to launch soon

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Better late than never: Although the latest Avengers film is already in cinemas across the world, Samsung has confirmed it's planning to eventually release Iron Man-themed versions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. Samsung and Marvel have teamed... >>

Google buys Timeful smart scheduling app, will add tech to Inbox and Calendar

Google buys Timeful smart scheduling app, will add tech to Inbox and Calendar

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Google has just bought a little-known company that'll help make Inbox and Calendar less cumbersome and more useful. If you haven't noticed, Google likes to develop free tools with smart features (examples include Google search, Gmail, Calendar, Docs,... >>

Microsoft might be working on Lumia Windows 10 phones codenamed Cityman and Talkman

Microsoft might be working on Lumia Windows 10 phones codenamed Cityman and Talkman

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Microsoft is reportedly working on two new Lumia smartphones. The phones, which are being described as "high end", are interesting not only because they're from Microsoft and run on Windows 10, but also because their codenames are based on iconic Nokia... >>

Google+ rolls out new Collections feature, with sight set on Pinterest

Google+ rolls out new Collections feature, with sight set on Pinterest

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Google+ just got very (p)interesting. Tech companies often like to replicate successful products and features first put out by rival companies. Facebook made Slingshot as a Snapchat copy-cat app, for instance, while Twitter recently pushed Periscope out... >>

Apple Watch has a secret, hidden port likely for charging accessories

Apple Watch has a secret, hidden port likely for charging accessories

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If you think you know everything about Apple Watch, think again. Despite all the tear-downs and breakdowns and coverage, a hidden hardware feature on Apple's smartwatch has just been uncovered by an accessory maker that plans to capitalise on its discovery.... >>

Top films to look forward to in 2015: Here are all the must-see movie trailers

Top films to look forward to in 2015: Here are all the must-see movie trailers

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A new year means a new selection of summer blockbusters and award-season darlings to look forward to, and with a tonne of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, 2015 looks to be a cracker. From the new Star Wars to... >>

Meerkat live-streaming app arrives on Android, while Periscope is still iOS-only

Meerkat live-streaming app arrives on Android, while Periscope is still iOS-only

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Meerkat is like a tortoise competing with a hare. It has some disadvantages but is still able to win the race. Despite it having less resources and opportunity than Twitter, it has managed to arrive on Google Play for Android devices ahead of Periscope,... >>

3 ways Microsoft Edge might be better than Internet Explorer

3 ways Microsoft Edge might be better than Internet Explorer

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It looks like Microsoft Edge is shaping up to be one heck of a browser. Microsoft's annual Build conference is underway, where the company usually announces new products and developments that'll interest developers. Out of everything revealed yesterday,... >>

Plex Music now lets you create mood playlists, pairs tracks to Vevo videos

Plex Music now lets you create mood playlists, pairs tracks to Vevo videos

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Plex Music just got, like, majorly better. It has just received an update that brings both enhanced and new features. It can now scan all your music and download posters and information, and if something didn't work out, Plex Music has added "rich multi-select,... >>

Leaked box art reveals Disney Infinity might soon add Star Wars characters

Leaked box art reveals Disney Infinity might soon add Star Wars characters

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A new leak has suggested Disney Infinity is about to come with Star Wars characters. A German retailer called Saturn apparently posted a listing for Disney Infinity 3.0's starter set, and it included the characters Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars and... >>

Tattoogate: Apple confirms wrist tattoos can impact Apple Watch performance

Tattoogate: Apple confirms wrist tattoos can impact Apple Watch performance

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It's time for another "gate" scandal involving Apple. What's it about? Apple Watch and tattoos, of course. The new controversy, dubbed Tattoogate by some, is about how certain Apple Watch functions may not work when the smartwatch is worn over tattoos.... >>

Apple and IBM team up to help the elderly in Japan with tailored iPads

Apple and IBM team up to help the elderly in Japan with tailored iPads

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Expanding on its year-old partnership with IBM, Apple has announced it'll once again work with IBM, but this time the two companies are getting ready to launch custom iPads for elderly. Both companies revealed last year they planned to transform the enterprise... >>

Spectre set footage shows off James Bond’s new Aston Martin DB1 in a car chase

Spectre set footage shows off James Bond’s new Aston Martin DB1 in a car chase

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Sony Pictures and MGM have released a new video meant to whet our appetites and get us pumped for Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond film franchise, which is set to premiere this upcoming winter. The video came with two stills - available... >>

Build 2015: New videos show off Microsoft Edge, Continuum for Phones, and more

Build 2015: New videos show off Microsoft Edge, Continuum for Phones, and more

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The first day of Microsoft's annual Build conference has nearly wrapped up, and along with an onslaught of information about Windows 10, the company has published videos that highlight many of its new announcements. The videos, now available on the Windows... >>

What is Microsoft Edge, and when can you get it?

What is Microsoft Edge, and when can you get it?

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Microsoft has been talking for months about its next internet browser, codenamed Project Spartan, but it's only now given the product a name: Microsoft Edge. At the company's annual Build conference held in San Francisco, Microsoft executives not only... >>