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What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. It's likely that the company will use its 4 October event to further highlight how we can expect to use it on a daily basis on our Android phones and other... >>

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

Instagram now lets you save drafts of photos - and here's how

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One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits. Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... >>

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

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Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public. The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... >>

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap

Google's next phones aren't going to be cheap

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Get ready to pay up big time if you want Google's HTC-made 2016 phones. Google is working with HTC on its next two phones, currently known as the Pixel and Pixel XL. They are set to debut this autumn. You can read more about these devices from here. The... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: How to determine if your replacement or new phone is safe

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There are three ways you can tell if a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is safe. You've probably heard that Samsung and the US government officially recalled all sold units of the Galaxy Note 7. Now, let's say you're still interested in the phablet but have... >>

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Hero 5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has announced its next flagship action camera. Actually, there are two: the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. GoPro's new devices have been the subject of rumours for several months. They've both finally been unveiled though, putting all the speculation... >>

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

GoPro Karma: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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GoPro has finally revealed its first drone: Karma. GoPro Karma ditches the idea of strapping an action camera to your helmet, and instead lets you fly high in the sky, with the purpose of giving you a new perspective and really cool shots of your extreme... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

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Samsung has recalled and halted sales of the just-launched Galaxy Note 7 due to concerns over reported battery explosions. Here's what you need to know about the recall, including how to determine if your phone is faulty, with details on how to exchange... >>

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

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Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous feature will get a major update Wednesday. In a tweet on Friday, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, said the automaker planned to roll out the update on 21 September. Musk detailed the upcoming software changes Sunday in a blog... >>

FAA officially bans airline passengers from using Note 7 in flight

FAA officially bans airline passengers from using Note 7 in flight

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The Federal Aviation Administration has officially banned passengers from using their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while on planes. This decision comes one day after the US government issued a formal recall of the device. Samsung with the US Consumer... >>

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

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We can't stop playing with the new iMessage app. When Apple rolled out iOS 10 to the public earlier this week, it also unleashed a new iMessage app with its own mini app store. Pocket-lint has already detailed how the updated messaging app works, as well... >>

This iPhone 7 case gives you a headphone jack again

This iPhone 7 case gives you a headphone jack again

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Some people simply don't want a world where a new iPhone comes without a headphone jack. Unfortunately for those stubborn few, Apple has already made its decision, and there is no going back now. However, not all hope is lost. A Reddit user, who goes... >>

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

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It's official: iOS 10 is awesome. In Pocket-lint's review of the software, which released on 13 September, we said Apple clearly focused on layering the entire experience with even more complexity and depth than ever before. In fact, in our short time... >>

Official US recall of Note 7 fully reveals how many have exploded

Official US recall of Note 7 fully reveals how many have exploded

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a formal recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Thursday. The agency, which is tasked with promoting the safety of consumer products, developing uniform safety standards, and conducting research... >>

This is what GoPro's Karma camera drone looks like

This is what GoPro's Karma camera drone looks like

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GoPro is getting ready to unveil its Karma drone, so of course the company's teasing the heck out of it, including giving us a quick, first glimpse.  GoPro has published a new Karma teaser to both Twitter and YouTube, and in each version of the teaser,... >>

You can't search ‘butt’ in iMessage now because it shows MLP porn

You can't search ‘butt’ in iMessage now because it shows MLP porn

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Porn and My Little Pony should never go together. Like, ever. When Apple released iOS 10 to the public this week, it introduced a new iMessage app with the built-in ability to search GIFs. There were many third-party keyboards available previously that... >>

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

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Sony's really getting into 4K now. The company is officially supporting 4K in a physical format, with the introduction of the UBP-X1000ES. It's Sony's first Blu-ray player capable of Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. It not only brings support for full 4K but... >>

New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will

New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will

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Amid reports that Android Wear partners aren't releasing new hardware this year, it looks like Microsoft won't update its Band line either. According to ZDNet, the Microsoft Band 2 might be the last Band ever released, though the Microsoft Health service... >>

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

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Wearables may not be the next big thing after all. LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't going to release new Android Wear smartwatches in 2016, according to CNET, which seems to imply they are in no hurry to put out new hardware, as consumer demand might not... >>

YouTube HDR: What's the story?

YouTube HDR: What's the story?

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It's been nine months since Google-owned YouTube announced it would soon support HDR content. With HDR-compatible televisions bursting onto the market, and several other media companies (such as Netflix and Amazon) announcing they too would support HDR... >>

Spigen's AirPods Strap ensures you won't lose Apple's new AirPods

Spigen's AirPods Strap ensures you won't lose Apple's new AirPods

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You can soon buy an accessory to make Apple's wireless AirPods not-so wireless. When the AirPods were announced last week, the internet was quick to note rather humorously that the headphones looked like electric toothbrushes when sticking out of one's... >>

Did iOS 10 brick your iPhone? Here's a quick fix

Did iOS 10 brick your iPhone? Here's a quick fix

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If you haven't heard, Apple has released iOS 10, and the update bricked some users' iPhones and iPads. Apple has already fixed the problem, however. It told media outlets that a brief issue with the software update process affected a small number of users... >>

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

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It's Apple Software Day! Okay, that's not an actual day, but it might as well be, as the Cupertino, CA-based company has begun rolling out a tonne of significant software updates, as well as some other interesting bits, for its hardware devices out... >>

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay.  Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service launched in the UK on 18 May 2016, but other... >>

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

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Apple is about to release the latest version of the WatchOS operating system, WatchOS 3, to the public. The software, which is meant for Apple Watch, debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It's a significant update that brings new... >>